Who We Are & What We Do

Who we are -  The  family that loves travels

Our family-owned and operated Tour and Travel company was founded in the heart of New York City. We believe that traveling should be tailor-made for each individual. Our dedication is to help our clients with concierge-level services and unique experiences that will bring out the best in their trips. Our second generation is joining the team, bringing with them new perspectives to face today's travel industry challenges.


Founder's  story

Our Journey Timeline from '79 to today

Back when our family first started in 1979 selling bespoke vacations to Venice, Florence and Rome, travel agencies were brick & mortar storefronts where 90% of Americans would go to organize their annual family trip. It's quite staggering to think how the travel industry has changes over the last 3 decades.  As the online travel industry took over the market, many traditional travel agencies have unfortunately closed down. This, we feel, has created a loss of those traditional values mostly associated to old school travel agents – knowledge, expertise, and investment in the client's journey. 

In the late 1990s, when we pioneered our first online booking platform to match the industry's new demands, we made sure to still keep our true travel agency core alive. To us online travel platforms were not meant to completely obliterate the figure of the travel agent, but rather allow guests easier access to our traditional travel agency services. This is why we created and how we run our two websites – NewYorkWelcome and USAWelcome. 


The United States - What We  offer

We are experts in tailoring road trips across the United States, city-cations, local experiences, staycations, and more. We can create travel experiences to meet our clients' goals and budgets. Most of our tours are offered in English, Italian, Spanish and French. On request, we can accommodate German and Portuguese speakers. We work with leisure travelers, corporate groups of all sizes as well as partner with domestic and international travel agencies to provide travel service and local support to their clients.

Our  core Values

- Guide our clients in tailoring their vacations to meet and excel their expectations -

- Create a loving and inclusive traveling family -

- Give back and support our local community -

Our   exclusives  Travel Packages ™

We love creating unique experiences to meet our client's goals and desires. So, you may say our Bread & Butter is all-things-private. We believe the best way to experience a new destination(s) is to immerse yourself in its culture, food, life ... and get the vacation that you wish.


Private Road Trips ™

Bespoke Road Trips across the US from a weekend gateway to multi-weeks vacations.


Private & Personalized Experiences ™

Dedicated experiences and tours to explore most American cities.


New York Vacation Packages ™

Unique vacation packages tailored to your budget and needs to experience NYC.



What else we offer  -  concierge  Services

Over the years, we have carefully selected and partnered with key local suppliers located throughout the United States. We only include suppliers that have been verified and positively reviewed by real customers. We strive to keep our selection of activities updated to meet our standards. Some of the activities we offer through our partners are – private walk, helicopter rides, bay cruises, and more.

We want our guests to be able to create their ultimate vacation experience whether they are staying with us in NYC or traveling across the US. So we offer 360-degree hospitality services that spans from sightseeing to lodging, entertainment, and dining. 


Group Tours & Activities

Budget-friendly activities in major US destinations.


Day Trips & Extended Tours

Visit the surrounding areas of major American cities.


Air & Water Experiences

The best views are 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.



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

We are your local Tour Agency in New York City
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Planning a vacation shouldn't be stressful. We all know plans might change, that is why we offer free cancellation for most of our services and tours. *

*exclusions may apply, please refer to each tour.
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Testimonials & Reviews
"Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change." – TOM PETERS
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Devonnec770 | 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
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
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