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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 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 thousands of students a year on tours and has gathered a team of travel specialists with over 60 years of combined experience. In 2018, his oldest son Anthony became an owner and is looking to accelerate the company’s success while expanding the variety of student trips offered. 

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Frank Petruzzi


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


Anthony Petruzzi


”My goal in my career is to be surrounded by funny people, and to make sure everyone has a good time and works hard.”

-Anthony Petruzzi


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

Sidney Mansueto

Administrative Assistant

“When life gives you lemons, take the lemons. I mean, hey, free lemons.. - Unknown

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Tina Vrionakis

Executive Assistant

"Life is short, and it is to be lived." -Kate Winslet

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