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Rita DeCassia
GANYC Certified Guide

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I was born in Rio de Janeiro, and moved to New York City as a young woman, but I can say that I truly grew up here.

Because of my fluency in many languages, friends encouraged me to become a tourist guide. Which opened an ongoing life of discoveries. And I love to share the complexities of our great metropolis with visitors from all over the country and all over the world. 

Below are the tours (only*) I conduct in English, Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish. *Transportation costs - private or public not included.

Manhattan Sightseeing with *private transportation , and some walking: Uptown Tour including Harlem,  Uptown Harlem Gospel tour,  Downtown (with option to extend to Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO). 

Sightseeing or Walking Tour of midtown Manhattan may be adjusted and combined with a ride on the famous *Roosevelt Island Tram (Metrocard), to visit (depending on time and priorities) its art galleries, to see the bold architecture of Cornell Technion’s first phase, and Louis Khan’s posthumously realized project, FDR Four Freedoms Park. Transportation costs additional.   Walking Tours (up to 15 ppl) can be combined with use of *public transportation:  Financial District with 9/11 Memorial |Midtown - From 59th St. to Bryant Park & Grand Central Central Park from 59th St. to Strawberry Fields or Alice in Wonderland | Grand Central Terminal | The Village - Meat Packing District with High Line | SoHo - Little Italy - Chinatown | Roosevelt Island | Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO.   Please note:

> Infrequent walking tours (see below) need to be booked 2 weeks ahead of time for necessary review and refreshing of material and sites.

.The Village - Meat Packing District with High Line  .  SoHo - Little Italy – Chinatown .Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO . Grand Central Terminal  .  Roosevelt Island  

Tours & Services Offered

Services Offered: 
Airport/Pier Meet & Greet,
Convention Staff,
Corporate Meeting Staff,
Hospitality Desk & Staff,
Tour Guide
Tours Offered: 
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
Greenwich Village
Private Tours
Step-On Guides
Student Tours
Walking Tours

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