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.

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 colorful murals, do a bridge walk or wander a new neighborhood. Best of all, unlimited professional photos of your group are included with every tour.

Check out the tour descriptions & booking form below!


Custom Photo Safari Tours

I lead photo safaris through some of the city’s most scenic areas, with itineraries customized to your interests. When booking, let me know any must-see attractions or passions you have, and I’ll create a route just for you. Along the way, I’ll tell you about the sites while capturing over 100 special moments. Best of all, these professional photos are yours to keep and included in the tour price!

Price: Prices start at $120 per hour, per group.

Order: To book or make an inquiry, please click here or email

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 three 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: $75 per person. The tour needs a minimum of two people to run. Price includes Instagram tips, professional photos of the group and 5+ local food and drink tastings.

When: Select Saturdays.

Order: To book or make an inquiry, please click here to head over to my NYC Tours & Photo Safaris website or email


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