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NYC Tours & Photo Safaris

See New York City. Have fun. Get some great photos.

Jessie on a Journey editor Jessica Festa is a certified New York City tour guide and professional photographer. Born and raised in New York, she loves showing visitors what makes her home so special through local bites, historical facts, cultural tidbits and lesser-known sites.

Along with offering custom NYC tours — you can read more about her experience becoming a certified tour guide by clicking here — she is currently leading photo safaris through some of the city’s most scenic areas, whether you want to explore the parks, do a bridge walk or wander a neighborhood. Along the way, she’ll offer ideas for scenes and sites to shoot as well as advice on how to capture the best possible photo and navigate your camera’s settings. Check out the tour descriptions & booking form below!
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Custom NYC Tours

Born and raised in New York, I love showing visitors what makes my home so special through local bites, historical facts, cultural tidbits and lesser-known sites — with high resolution photos of your group always included. I offer custom NYC tours based on your interests and trip goals. If you’ve never been to NYC I can show you highlights like Rockefeller Center, Times Square and the historical Grand Central Station, or maybe you want to explore a particular neighborhood, getting to know about its unique heritage. We can also make the nearby journey into Brooklyn — my home borough — to explore art, culture and history across the bridge.

It’s all up to you.

For some humor, make sure to read about Jessie’s experience becoming a certified NYC tour guide.

Price: $80 per hour, per group of up to three people (not per person). To add more people to your booking is a flat fee of $50/person. Beautiful high resolution photography of your group is always included.

Minimum Hours: There is a minimum requirement of three hours for this experience.

Order: To book or make an inquiry, please use the form below, or email jessieonajourney (at) gmail (dot) com.

NYC Photo Safaris

Along with offering custom NYC tours, I lead photo safaris through some of the city’s most scenic areas, whether you want to explore the parks, do a bridge walk or wander a neighborhood. Along the way, I’ll offer ideas for scenes and sites to shoot, advice on how to capture the best possible photo and navigate your camera’s settings, and some interesting history of the places we’re visiting. Both experienced and beginner photographers (including iPhoneographers!) welcome on this fun and educational trip.

Price: $80 per hour, per group of up to three people (not per person). To add more people to your booking is a flat fee of $50/person.Beautiful high resolution photography of your group is always included (yes, I’ll be taking photos of you taking photos).

Minimum Hours: There is a minimum requirement of three hours for this experience.

Order: To book or make an inquiry, please use the form below, or email jessieonajourney (at) gmail (dot) com.

NYC Photo Follow

Do you ever wish you had a professional photographer following you around for the day with a camera capturing every moment of your trip? Now you can. This package is less of a tour — although I’m happy to make suggestions of fun things to do — and more about me following you around with my DSLR (professional-grade camera), capturing shots of your group as you explore the city. You choose the locations and activities, and I capture them on film.

At the end of the tour I’ll make you a private folder containing hundreds of photos — often over 1,000, depending on the length of the photo follow — so that you can download or print your trip memories to keep forever.

Price: $60 per hour, per group of up to three people (not per person). To add more people to your booking is a flat fee of $50/person.Beautiful high resolution photography of your group is always included.

Minimum Hours: There is a minimum requirement of three hours for this experience.

Order: To book or make an inquiry, please use the form below, or email jessieonajourney (at) gmail (dot) com.

Bushwick Street Art Instagram Walk

Bushwick is NYC’s most up-and-coming neighborhood — not to mention it’s where I’ve lived for the past 2.5 years — and a hub for experimental design, creative concepts, street art, and artisan food and drink. We’ll spend 90 minutes-two hours wandering the colorful streets, gritty yet inspiring blocks full of character, architecture, artwork and history filling up your camera roll. Along with local knowledge, you’ll get tips on upping your Instagram game and mobile photography. The tour ends with a craft beer (included), apt as this neighborhood has a rich German brewery heritage.

Price: $65 per person, minimum 2 people. For 1 person the price is $100. Price includes a cappuccino-making demonstration, meat and beer pairing, and raw chocolate tasting.

Order: To book or make an inquiry, please use the form below, or email jessieonajourney (at) gmail (dot) com.

Testimonials

Check out what others are saying about Jessie on a Journey’s Custom NYC Tours & Photo Safaris.

Book Your NYC Tour, Photo Safari or Photo Follow

Interested in booking a private tour, photo safari or photo follow? Make a booking using the calendar below (you will be charged $50 to hold the reservation, with the remainder due the day of the tour) or email Jessica to arrange your perfect day in New York City. It’s guaranteed to be an experience like no other, and one you’ll never forget.

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