Sustainability Policy

NYC Tours & Photo Safaris is a walking tour company committed to environmental leadership and responsibility within our community and business. We are driven by our ethical standards and value for our city and the world. We strive to operate under responsible conditions that protect the health and safety of our employees and clients and benefit our community and the diverse people we serve.

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NYC Tours & Photo Safaris

We tailor tours to your interests, showing you the well-known sites as well as giving attention to places like Brooklyn and Queens, and independent business owners. A perfect example, our Bushwick Beer Bites & Street Art #InstaWalk supports local businesses through funding and social media promotion.

From The Founder

Hi! I’m Jessica Festa, and I’m the founder of NYC Tours & Photo Safaris. I’m a native New Yorker, and I’ve always been fascinated by my city – from popular sites like Rockefeller Center and the Statue of Liberty (my grandparents immigrated through Ellis Island from Italy before settling in Queens) to lesser-known gems and the outer boroughs.

I’ve noticed that very few visitors feel confident exploring lesser-known places, or know how to find them. Moreover, not many tour companies offered these experiences. I knew I had to bridge this gap, so I decided show the rest of the world the real New York City – the way only a local can – and do it in an environmentally responsible, collaborative, and community-friendly way.

Jessica Festa is the founder and editor of the online responsible tourism and culture magazine Epicure & Culture, co-founder of the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, and a co-founder of the Travel+SocialGood Media Network.