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Rafaela Travesier
GANYC Certified Guide

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Energetic, Fun, Personable, Mature, Knowledgeable- NATIVE NEW YORKER! Born, raised, educated and lived in NYC whole life! 

Former NYC High School Teacher. Worked 20 years in Corporate America (Madison Avenue), as a Broadcast Advertising Account Executive for NBC-Telemundo and CBS Inc.


Traveled and toured the USA, the Americas, and Europe before choosing to become a Licensed Sightseeing “Lecturer”, 20 years ago. Currently an International Relocation Consultant for a major Real-Estate firm, when not “Formally” working as a Tour Guide. Tour Clients include: Major Corporations, School Groups, Government Agencies, Celebrities, as well as Families, and Small Groups of Friends. A Real New Yorker, who has lived in the Bronx, Brooklyn and now shares a Manhattan, apartment with Doggy TC.  Knows where to go, find, buy and enjoy all the “Best STUFF" in New York City. No Tour is the same. Each excursion is researched and tailored according to client’s wishes. “I LOVE NEW YORK and LOVE showing and sharing this enthralling city with as many people as possible. New York is about the sites. But New York is also about the people. To See New York through a REAL NATIVE’S Eyes is Unique and Special. It will allow you to better appreciate why NEW YORK is NEW YORK….” I hope you choose to allow me to show you this mesmerizing city. It would truly be my pleasure.

Tours & Services Offered

Services Offered: 
Airport/Pier Meet & Greet,
Tour Consultant,
Tour Guide,
Tour Manager
Tours Offered: 
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
Double-Decker Bus Tours
Grand Central Terminal
Movie & TV Tours
Private Bus Tours
SoHo & NoLita
Step-On Guides
Student Tours
Times Square
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Walking Tours

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