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New York City (May 17, 2023) – Washington DC and New York-based tour operator – USA Guided Tours’ New York City guided day tour experience came in third on TripAdvisor’s list of most-booked experiences for the Spring of 2023, along with making the illustrious list of the Viator Experience Awards 2023: Top 20 for the USA! What an honor!

Viator Experience Awards 2023: Top 20 for the USA

The New York City sightseeing experience is a unique combination of a fully guided bus, ferry, and walking excursion aimed to provide a comprehensive view of iconic New York City, covering well-known landmarks such as Rockefeller Center, South Street Seaport, the 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, Madison Square Park, and Central Park. The ferry ride also offers stunning views of the Statue of Liberty.

USA Guided Tours, established in Washington DC in 2013 and expanded to New York City in 2014, has consistently received accolades from TripAdvisor. In 2020, its Washington DC at Dusk Tour was named seventh on the list of the best travel experiences in the US, and in 2018, the Discover NY Tour came third, securing the Travelers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor for the 2020 and 2022 travel seasons. This award recognizes businesses that consistently receive high ratings and positive reviews, reflecting the company’s dedication to providing exceptional sightseeing experiences.

Founded by Rauf Shakir, Anthony Givens, Jose Chavarria, and Claudio Herrera in 2013, USA Guided Tours was designed to provide the most engaging and customer-friendly tour experiences in the US. Shakir states, “Our tour guides don’t use scripts. Instead, they lead unique, tailor-made tours, ensuring a unique experience for each group. Our aim is not only to provide fun and accurate information but also to inspire a deep appreciation and love for Washington DC and New York City. We want our guests to return frequently and soon! Our tour guides and drivers work together to make each tour memorable. Guides accompany guests at every stop, taking photos and sharing their passion for the city.

USA Guided Tours is looking forward to expanding its operations to beautiful Boston and Philadelphia soon. The company plays a significant role in boosting Washington DC’s and NYC’s tourism economy and is proud to be a Minority-Owned Business.

About USA Guided Tours

At USA Guided Tours™, we believe that the most exceptional way to experience the wonders of a city is through a personalized approach, partnering only with the most expert and knowledgeable local tour guides to ensure our visitors receive the ultimate fully guided sightseeing experience – on and off the bus!

Our climate-controlled luxury buses provide heightened comfort and enhance the overall sightseeing experience! Visitors can tour in various vehicle sizes and styles – from SUVs to our luxurious coaches, along with our one-of-a-kind open-top or glass-top sprinter vans!

Our year-round sightseeing experiences include guided bus, walking, and private tours, along with reliable transportation and shuttle services for groups.