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Brooklyn Bridge Tour – Cross the Bridge & Explore Brooklyn

View of Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tour Highlights

  • Walk over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge (only 1-mile long) and learn about this marvel of engineering and the incredible story of the Roebling family
  • Learn about famous Downtown Manhattan landmarks including the Woolworth Building, City Hall, and Manhattan Municipal Building
  • Discover DUMBO, Brooklyn’s industrial-turned-trendy neighborhood
  • Explore the new Brooklyn Bridge Park and learn about Brooklyn’s evolution
  • Wind your way through beautiful Brooklyn Heights, NY’s first “suburb”
  • Get your camera out for fantastic photo opportunities on the Brooklyn Bridge, at the Fulton Ferry Landing, and on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.  You’ll enjoy unrivaled views of the NY Harbor, Statue of Liberty, and Manhattan’s skyline
  • Sample a local treat as we take a break at a popular Brooklyn cafe

The CityRover Difference:

More than 50 million tourists visit NYC each year. Yet the majority never get off the island of Manhattan. Joining our small group tour will provide you the perfect opportunity to see Manhattan’s famous skyline from a comfortable distance, while learning a lot about its famous neighbor across the East River — Brooklyn. Of course, to get there, we’ll walk over the 132-year-old Brooklyn Bridge, with its own incredible history.

Tour details:

Lenght:
About 3.5 hours; 3 miles on foot (5 kilometers)
Cost:
$45 for adults, $25 for kids 12 and under
Schedule:
Tuesday and Friday at either 10am or 3pm
Size:
Maximum group size is 12 adults
Language:
English
Break:
Short break at a popular cafe in Brooklyn
Location:
Starts near City Hall Park (exact meeting point will be emailed after booking) and ends in Brooklyn Heights near restaurants, bars, and several subway lines and ferry service back to Manhattan.
My boyfriend and I aren't usually ones for tours, but on the insistance of my parents who did the tour last summer, we went on the Brooklyn Bridge tour and are really happy we listened to them. Definitely one of the highlights of our time in the city. Ryan was an incredible guide who knew all the answers to our many questions about New York and was a lot of fun to hang out with. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
We had only one day to spend in NYC and weren't sure what to do! This can be a little daunting and intimidating for a family that is very unfamiliar with the city. Friends of ours recommended we book a tour with CityRover as they had a fabulous experience with them on a trip a couple months back. We booked the Brooklyn Bridge walking tour and were NOT disappointed! The owner, Max even helped us out with personalized directions before the day of our visit to help us navigate the subways and answer a few questions we had. Our guide was Ryan and he was the BEST! We learned so much history and he presented it in a storytelling way that was completely engaging for us as adults and our children (ages 10 and 12). As a result of the tour we really have a better understanding of the history of the bridge, the layout of the city and the skyline, of some neighborhoods in Brooklyn and knowledge about the city in general. Ryan answered all of our questions, showed us artwork and photo spots even treated us to cookies at a shop in Brooklyn! There were only a total of 5 people on this tour and so it was easy to hear him and to stay together as a group. Our tour lasted 3 hours and our (very active) boys were never bored for a single second. Ryan was also able to recommend a great family friendly place to eat dinner (The Custom House) after our tour when a huge storm rolled in so we were able to end our evening with a nice meal and then a fantastic sunset after the rain cleared before we had to catch our bus back to Baltimore. On our way home my son said he wants to have Ryan as a teacher next school year. We can't recommend CityRover enough and look forward to taking another tour wih them some day when we return to New York! It was such a memorable day!
My wife and I just completed our third tour with CityRover. This was our first tour without Max as our guide. The great news is that our guide Ryan every was highly entertaining, energetic and informative and we enjoyed the tour every bit as much as our two previous jaunts with CityRover.
Max and team have a great formula for providing a nice mix of history, entertainment and sightseeing. The small group size continues to be a plus.
We continue to highly recommend CityRover to anyone visiting the city - whether your first visit or your hundredth.

Additional Tour Info

How strenuous is this walk? This walk covers about 3 miles on foot in about 3.5 hours.  The terrain is mostly flat and the pace is moderate, though there is a bit of an incline to get across the Brooklyn Bridge and to get up to Brooklyn Heights.  If you can walk up a flight of stairs without losing your breath, then you have nothing to worry about.  If you feel that this may be too strenuous for your age, level of fitness, or state of health, then please consider joining another CityRover tour or contacting us for a private tour.

What About Kids? Our public tours are not ideal for young children, as they involve a lot of walking and cover topics geared to adults.  If you would like to tour with us and have children ages 10 and younger, please contact us about a private tour.   That said, there are 2 “child” tickets ($25 each) available for each public tour for children ages 12 and under.

Meeting Point: Detailed meeting point instructions will be emailed to you once your reservation has been processed.  The tour starts in Manhattan’s Downtown near City Hall Park.  It ends 3.5 hours later in Brooklyn Heights near the A, C, 2, 3, and 4, 5 subway lines, as well as restaurants and bars in the area.

Stops: There will be a restroom break during our walk.  Each participant will also be offered a complimentary bottle of water on the walk and a small snack along the way.  A meal prior to the tour is highly recommended.

Are gratuities included? Guide gratuities are not included in the tour price, so if you enjoy your tour, tips are very much appreciated.