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Brooklyn Bridge Tour – Cross the Bridge & Explore Brooklyn
The CityRover Difference:
- Small groups (12 max.), no microphones, no flags
- Engaging local guides, fun stories and interesting facts
- Local snack stops and focus on a non-touristy experience
- Satisfaction Guarantee
- 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.
We had a delightful afternoon with our guide Ryan touring the Brooklyn Bridge and neighborhoods of Brooklyn. He was knowledgable, entertaining and enthusiastic. Even our 16year olds enjoyed it! The pace was comfortable and the conversation engaging. Well worth it!
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.
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.
About 3.5 hours; 3 miles on foot (5 kilometers)
$45 for adults, $25 for kids 12 and under
Tuesday and Friday at either 10am or 3pm
Maximum group size is 12 adults
Our tours are currently offered only in English
There will be 1 bathroom break
This tour is available for private booking
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 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.