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Brooklyn Bridge Tour – Cross The Bridge & Explore Brooklyn

More than 50 million tourists visit NYC each year. Yet the majority never get off the island of Manhattan. Joining this 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.

 

Once in Brooklyn, we’ll explore industrial-turned-chic Dumbo, the brand-new Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the 19th century streets of Brooklyn Heights — NY’s first suburb.  We’ll take a quick break at a popular local cafe as well.

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, all while admiring the spectacular views
  • Discover DUMBO, Brooklyn’s industrial-turned-trendy waterfront neighborhood
  • Explore the brand-new Brooklyn Bridge Park and learn about the transformation of the abandoned shipping piers, as well as the 19th-century Tobacco and Coffee warehouses
  • Wind your way through Brooklyn Heights, NY’s first historic district, and get your camera out for fantastic photo opportunities on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, which overlooks the Harbor, Statue of Liberty, and Manhattan’s skyline
  • Sample a local treat as we take a break at a popular Brooklyn cafe
There were no Brooklyn Bridge Tour in the schedule for late December, when I checked, so I emailed Max. He was very prompt to reply and scheduled a tour in which we booked immediately.
Our guide was Ryan, he was fantastic; knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. It was a fantastic way not only see a bit of Brooklyn, but the view of Manhattan from Brooklyn was memorable.
We wanted to do a few more tours with City Rover but ran out of time. Max is very accommodating (he tried his best to schedule a few tours to meet with our timetable, but sadly, we couldn't do them) and I would certainly recommend everyone try to fit in at least one tour with CityRover.
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.