We included it in our free self-guided tour of the top 10 attractions in New York City. But the story behind the bridge is so dramatic that you won’t fully appreciate its magnificence without a professional guide.
Date & Time: This tour is available for private booking 7 days a week year-round upon request.
Suggested Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
Cost for 3 hours (for the group, not per person):
Cost for optional 4th hour: +$70 (total for groups of 10 or fewer)
The Brooklyn Bridge is the main star of this walking tour. And we devote about 1 hour to this iconic span. But since the tour lasts 3 hours, we also spend some quality time in Downtown Manhattan and devote a couple of hours to the great borough of Brooklyn.
If you’ve covered some of top attractions and famous places in New York City and want to do some further exploration more focused on neighborhoods and local snack stops, you’ve come to the right place! Because of our small group sizes and focused itineraries, we can visit some of the best local establishments for snacks and refreshments.
How strenuous is this walk? This walk covers about 3 miles on foot in about 3 hours. The terrain is mostly flat, though there is a mild incline walking over the Brooklyn Bridge and a short hill to get up to Brooklyn Heights. You’ll be on your feet most of the time, but one of the advantages of a private tour is that the pace and distance covered can be tailored to your group’s needs (as well as local snack/refreshment stops).
What About Kids? Another benefit of a private tour, if you’re traveling with kids, is that we can personalize it to keep both adults and kids engaged, informed, and entertained.
Meeting Point: The tour typically starts near Saint Paul’s Chapel and ends in Brooklyn Heights. However, we can pick you up from your hotel, if you’d prefer that option, and end the tour at a place that’s most convenient for you.
Weather: Our tours take place rain or shine, barring a severe storm in the forecast, in which case we would email or call you and offer options to reschedule. If severe weather prevents us from leading this tour and you/we are unable to reschedule, then we would issue you a refund for the tour in question.
Are gratuities included? Guide gratuities are not included in the tour price, so if you enjoy your tour, tips are very much appreciated, though certainly not required or expected.