Brooklyn Bridge as seen from Manhattan

Brooklyn Bridge Tour – Cross The Bridge & Explore Brooklyn

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

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.

During our week in NYC we did three tours with CityRover. We did the Brooklyn Bridge Tour, Central Park, and City of Dreams. Each tour was with a different guide and each one was outstanding. Our family ranged from almost 10 years old to almost 80. The kids were engaged the entire time and never complained. The older people had no problem handling the pace.

By the end we decided that we want someone from this tour group to show us around every time we come back to New York. The attention to detail included stops for snacks on every tour and details of places to eat or shop afterwards. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. By the end of the tours they each felt like friends we had known for years.

If you are contemplating a tour, then contemplate no longer. Just do it. Very highly recommended.

Our first CityRover walk and it was great. Our guide, Ryan, was fantastic. He was so friendly, extremely knowledgeable, accommodating--first rate tour guide. We took the Brooklyn Bridge tour--started with many historical details around Woolworth Building and city hall,stopped for a waffle, and then proceeded to walk across the bridge. Stopped several times for views of the harbor, and more interesting facts regarding the bridge. Once we arrived in Brooklyn, we had a bathroom and cookie break and walked around a lovely park with wonderful views of Manhattan. We then went into Brooklyn Heights and toured the neighborhood, with Ryan sharing how the neighborhood has evolved over the years. We have taken many walking tours and this was, by far, one of the best.
Took the Brooklyn Bridge tour (with Ryan) and loved it. Informative, interesting, funny. Well worth the money as I learned a tremendous amount that enhanced my appreciation of the bridge and was introduced to areas (and food!) that I probably would not have found if I'd ventured out on my own.
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:
Our tours are currently offered only in English
Break:
There will be 1 bathroom break
Private Option:
This tour is available for private booking
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.

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 may not be appropriate for young children, as they involve a lot of walking and cover topics geared to adults.  Further, some of our tours reference adult content some parents may deem inappropriate for children.  On this particular tour, references may be made to paralysis and death.   That said, there are 2 “child” tickets available for each public tour for children aged 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.