ABOUT US


Our  family Story


Welcome to our world of tailored travel experiences, rooted in the heart of New York City. As a family-owned and operated Luxury Tour and DMC Travel Company, we champion the belief that travel should never conform to a one-size-fits-all approach. Since 1979, our mission has been to elevate your travel experiences with concierge-level services, crafting journeys that are as unique as you are. With the addition of our daughter, Irene, the second generation introduces fresh perspectives to navigate the travel industry's evolving landscapes, all while honoring the traditions that have defined our legacy. 




" STRIVING TO BLEND TRADITIONAL TRAVEL AGENCY VALUES WITH MODERN, INNOVATION IN A DYNAMIC ONLINE INDUSTRY " – Irene, co-founder.






Founder's  story


Our journey began over four decades ago, rooted in the classic charm of travel agencies, the gateways to dream holidays in Venice, Florence, and Rome. As the digital age dawned, we embraced the shift, launching our first online booking platform in the late '90s. Yet, as the online travel market burgeoned, we yearned for more than just another digital storefront; we missed the depth, the personal connection, the expertise. This longing guided us back to our core, to the essence of travel that a screen could never fully capture.

In a bold move, we reimagined our business model, focusing solely on inbound travel and tours across our beloved New York City. Leveraging our deep-rooted knowledge, love for this city, and established partnerships, we've created a blend of the travel industry's rich heritage with the convenience of modern, online booking. Our evolution is a testament to the dynamic nature of travel, reflecting the changing needs and desires of travelers worldwide.



Our Journey Timeline from '79 to Today

 


our Numbers
1979 The start
150+ Experiences
1 Family
875,000 Clients
350K+ Followers


Our  core Values


- Tailoring vacations to exceed expectations -

- Create a loving, inclusive traveling family -

- Supporting our local community and giving back -



What We  offer

Our specialization lies in crafting bespoke New York experiences, from local tours and private events to cross-country road trips. Whether you're seeking a private tour or a fully-customized solution, our offerings are designed to align with your goals and budget. Available regularly in English, Italian, and Spanish, with services extendable to French, German, and Portuguese upon request, we cater to leisure travelers, corporate clients, and groups of all sizes. Our partnership with domestic and international travel agencies further allows us to extend our local support, ensuring every visit is memorable.
 





Let's  meet our EXCLUSIVES ™

Our essence is in the unique, the private, the exclusively yours. We believe immersing yourself in the local culture, cuisine, and lifestyle is the essence of travel. Our dedicated experiences are crafted to fulfill your dreams and desires, showcasing the best of New York and beyond.

 

Private NYC Walking Tours™


Discover the real New York with neighborhood walks and themed tours.

 

Personalized Experiences™


Bespoke tours within and outside the city for the discerning traveler.

 

New York Vacation Packages™


Tailored packages that let you live your New York dream.

 

 


CONCIERGE-Level  travel Services

Our Concierge-Level Travel Services are designed to complement our private offerings with a selection of lodging and ticketing options for top attractions, ensuring a comprehensive hospitality experience. From group tours and activities to day trips, air and water experiences, and exclusive nightlife, we've partnered with key local companies to bring you the best of New York, tailored to every budget and preference.

 

Group Tours & Activities

Budget-friendly activities through NYC.

 

Day Trips & Extended Tours

Visit the surrounding areas.

 

Air & Water Experiences

NYC's best views  from the air & the sea.

 

 

Night Tour & Nightlife

Meet the city that never sleeps.

 

Ticketing Services 

Full Service Box Office.

 

Restaurants & Dining

Reservations & Special Events.

 

 



Building  communities

 

 

We are community-oriented. We engage extensively through our social media channels with both locals and visitors to help promote and share New York City.  Here below, you can find the direct links to our official Social Media profiles. In the last decade, we have grown into a community of over 350K. We share daily updates and fun facts via stories as well as new openings and happenings via photos, videos and reels. We love connecting with new people both in person and "virtually," and we hope to be able to help you experience New York City uniquely and genuinely.


 





 

GET IN TOUCH WITH US


 

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US


 

LET'S WORK TOGETHER


 

 
Tour Company meets luxury dmc in New York City
Tailored Journeys
Trusted Bookings
Top-Rated Escapes
Your vacation, your way!
Flexible Travel
COMPLIMENTARY CANCELLATION OPTIONS

Embrace the freedom of stress-free planning. With our flexible cancellation policy, you can adapt as your plans evolve. Enjoy the liberty to change with most of our services and tours.

*Exclusions apply, see individual tours for details.*
be free!
Testimonials & Reviews
"Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change." – TOM PETERS
4.9
Based on 250 reviews
What They
Say
Breanna A. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

From TripAdvisor - April 2022
DCA1014 | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]

From TripAdvisor - October 2021
Keena B. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!

From TripAdvisor - August 2021
Amber M. | Google
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Our family had a wonderful experience seeing Ellis Island and Liberty Island! Irene was very knowledgeable and engaging for our three children ages 5, 9, and 12. We will definitely book again with her [...]

From Google - November 2022
Giorgia M. | Google
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
We did 2 tours together with our guide Irene in one day, Hoboken and the East side. What can I say, in addition to the wonderful places, she has made everything more magical [...]

From Google - January 2023
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