4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Duration:  3 or 5 hours (seasonal)

See New York City through the eyes of a local on this small-group bike tour through the vibrant borough of Brooklyn. Make your way through well-known neighborhoods including Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, and go off the beaten path for an intimate experience of the borough’s dynamic character. Take in fantastic views of Brooklyn and the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farm. After your bike tour, rest your legs on a scenic ferry ride on the East River.


This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Easy bike tour of Brooklyn, a must-see New York City borough
  • Explore vibrant neighborhoods including Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Williamsburg
  • Enjoy views of Brooklyn and Manhattan from Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farm overlooking the East River
  • Visit popular spots in each neighborhood to learn some local history and indulge in famous New York pizza (own expense)
  • Relax on a scenic East River ferry ride after your bike ride (weekday tours only)
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Brooklyn Highlights Bike Tour with East River Ferry Ride

Enjoy a Scenic Ferry Ride Across the East River

Your bike tour begins at 11am at bustling McCarren Park, where you’ll be set up with a lightweight, retro-looking bike designed for city riding and a walkie-talkie and helmet headset so you can stay connected to your local guide throughout the tour. In the winter months, you'll also receive gloves and a poncho.


Enjoy an easy ride through Brooklyn’s best-known enclaves including Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The pace will be easy, and since your group will have no more than eight people, you will get plenty of individual attention from your guide.


There will be stops in each neighborhood so your guide can fill you in on local history and point out the best restaurants, bars and shops. Get an even better taste of local culture at Frank Pinello’s Best Pizza, where you can indulge in Neapolitan-style brick-oven pizza (own expense). In the winter months, you'll stop to warm up with a complimentary cup of coffee at Brooklyn Roasting Company.


Venturing off the beaten track, visit Brooklyn Grange, one of the world’s largest rooftop soil farms. Located on the roof of an 11-story building, it covers a full 1.5 acres (0.6 hectare) and offers phenomenal views of Brooklyn and Manhattan (not open in winter months).


Your Brooklyn bike tour ends with a relaxing, scenic ferry ride on the East River from DUMBO to Williamsburg.


Please note: Due to crowding and unreliability, Saturday tours no longer feature the East River ferry.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We loved it. Catalina our guide was amazingly passionate about Brooklyn, and very knowledgeable. Her personality and humour shone, we had the best time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Fun! Good way to see the city and you don't have to be great on a bike! Tour guide Lisa was fabulous!

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Tour code: 5943BROOKLYN

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