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 130-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.

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 suburb, 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 two local treats along the way, one of which involves chocolate
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.
You could see New York City as the average tourist does, walking around with a map in your hand, lost, asking for directions, only to leave a few days later with fading memories and photos. Or you could see NYC in the hands of a incredibly knowledgeable New Yorker (Max) who will enrich your trip with local knowledge going back hundreds of years. You'll gain a deep understanding of the city with stories that you will share with family and friends, and maybe even locals who didn't even know what goes on around them day to day in this great city. And you will remember your trip forever. I went on the village sampler tour 3 years ago and it changed my perception of city walking tours. I came back today to do the Brooklyn bridge tour and it was just as superb - rich in story with a guide who genuinely loves what he does. Just book it. It'll be the best part of your trip to NYC. Period.
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
Private Option:
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 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 couple of small snacks along the way.  A meal prior to the tour is recommended.

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