New York City

Who We Are

Richmond Tours, established in 1980,  is a family-owned and operated student travel company that was created in New York City by the owner, Frank Petruzzi. Frank's wanderlust started when he was hired as a tour escort for a travel agency during college. Even after graduating from college with an accounting degree, he found that travel was his pull and made it his life’s work.


Today, Richmond Tours sends over 20,000 students a year on trips and has gathered a team of travel specialists with over 60 years of combined experience. Recently, his oldest son Anthony has joined the team and is looking to accelerate the company’s success while expanding the variety of student trips offered. 

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Frank Petruzzi

President and Owner

”I've figured out that life in general is a team effort; it's a team game.” -Joe Namath


Anthony Petruzzi

Vice President

”That’s my only goal.  Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone has a good time and works hard.” -Joe Rogan.


Michaelangelo Petruzzi


”No such thing as a life that’s better than yours, no such thing – no such thing…”- J. Cole


Brenda Avallone

Senior Manager

”People will come and go in life, but the person in the mirror will be there forever: So be good to yourself.” -Unknown


Mike Pacheco

Public Relations Specialist/Trip Escort

”Laughter is the best pacifier.” - Mike Pacheco


Vanessa Light

Senior Sales Representative

”Dance like there’s nobody watching. Love like you’ll never be hurt. Sing like there’s nobody listening. Live like it's heaven on earth.” -William Purkey


Vicky Degidio

Executive Assistant

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” - Dolly Parton


Gilda Fico

Administrative Assistant

”Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible” -Francis of Assisi