A walk over the Brooklyn Bridge should be on every visitor’s list of “things to do in New York”.
We included it in our free self-guided tour of the top 10 attractions in New York City. But the story behind the bridge is so dramatic that you won’t fully appreciate its magnificence without a professional guide.
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The Brooklyn Bridge is the main star of this walking tour. And we devote about 1 hour to this iconic span. But since the tour lasts close to 3.5 hours, we also spend some quality time in Downtown Manhattan and devote a couple of hours to the great borough of Brooklyn.
If you’ve covered some of top attractions and famous places in New York City and want to do some further exploration more focused on neighborhoods and local snack stops, you’ve come to the right place! Because of our small group sizes and focused itineraries, we can visit some of the best local establishments for snacks and refreshments.
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.
Weather: Our public tours take place rain or shine, barring a severe storm in the forecast, in which case we would email or call you and offer options to switch to another tour or reschedule. If severe weather prevents us from leading this tour and you are unable to switch or reschedule to another, then we would issue you a refund for the tour in question.
Are gratuities included? Guide gratuities are not included in the tour price, so if you enjoy your tour, tips are very much appreciated.