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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:2-2.5 hours

Manhattan to Brooklyn NYC Walking Tour: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo

This unique walking tour of New York City will take you from Manhattan over the famous Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn. Admire the stunning city skyline as you make your way across the bridge, and learn about its history and cultural significance from your guide. When you arrive in Brooklyn, the most populous New York City borough, get a taste of the city’s cultural influences with visits to art galleries and chocolate shops in the neighborhood known as Dumbo. Then finish in Brooklyn Bridge Park!


  • Guided walking tour from Manhattan to Brooklyn
  • Walk with your guide over the Brooklyn Bridge and learn about its architecture, history and construction
  • Admire views of Manhattan landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Williamsburg Bridge and Empire State Building
  • Visit Brooklyn art galleries and see different styles of contemporary art in Dumbo
  • Stop at a chocolate shop where you can purchase desserts

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Manhattan to Brooklyn NYC Walking Tour: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo

View of the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood

Begin your one-of-a-kind New York walking tour in Manhattan, in front of the Tweed Courthouse, where your guide will tell you all about the borough of Brooklyn, including its diversity, its position as the most populous borough in New York City and the little-known fact that it was once an independent city. As you walk toward the Brooklyn Bridge, pass Lower Manhattan sites like City Hall, the Tweed Courthouse and the Municipal Building.

While you walk, your guide will tell you about the architecture and history of the Brooklyn Bridge. Learn about the family that constructed the famous bridge and the great losses they suffered during the process. Take in incredible views of the NYC skyline and stop for plenty of photo opportunities. You'll catch views of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower and the Chrysler Building.

Once you reach Brooklyn, descend into the neighborhood ‘Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass,’ known as Dumbo. Here, visit a complex of art galleries dedicated to different styles of contemporary Brooklyn art (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). Enjoy the culture of the neighborhood as you visit the Jacques Torres Chocolate Factory and a hot chocolate shop. Purchase any yummy desserts that catch your eye (you did walk all the way across the Brooklyn Bridge, after all – you deserve a treat).

End your tour in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the largest development in Brooklyn since the creation of Prospect Park. Here you can enjoy scenic waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great we loved this experience of a life time our guide knew her stuff and gave her all!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What an awesome way to visit NYC and feel the city. Our guide was very personable and informative. The bridge is a little intimidating with all the people and cyclists, so I was glad to have a guide. I have never been to Brooklyn and would have missed some interesting sights without the guide. I felt like the price was reasonable and we all learned some interesting facts from our guide. Great tour!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour, the guide was informative and entertaining. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I loved the tour, our tour guide Ludie was a great ambassador for New York - welcoming, informative and passionate.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic! Our tour guide, Ludie, was very knowledgeable, witty, down to earth, and fun!
We had a wonderful time on the Brooklyn Bridge and afterwards at the chocolate shoppe in Dumbo.
Ludie even provided lunch spot tips and how to reach our next destinations! Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our guide was very personable and friendly. We were so glad we took the tour instead of just walking over the bridge. She gave us a lot of information on the history of the bridge which gave more meaning to our experience. Even on this rainy cold day we had a memorable experience - thanks to our awesome guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was a great tour! We learned the history of the Brooklyn Bridge and some information about DUMBO. We both thought this was one of our favorite tours we did out of 7 on our recent trip. The guide was very enthusiastic! The tour does talk about art galleries in DUMBO. We did not see these as it mentions so not sure what that was about. A must do. Ask your guide how to get to Brooklyn Heights and spend 30 minutes walking there and back to DUMBO so you can see an incredible neighborhood. Also, this tour ends in Brooklyn Bridge Park. You will either need to walk back across the bridge or look up public transportation from the park to wherever you are staying.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Great guide, great weather, interesting information and history lesson. Enjoyed the experience very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

It was wonderfully fun, informative and entertaining. Included beautiful views and spectacular panoramic photo opps. My tour guide Ryan couldn't have been better!! He was quite simply superb. Very personable, friendly, humorous, knowledgable and quite hilarious in conveying his wide knowledge of the Bridge, the area, the history all around us. He made it lots of fun to get our "history lesson" about the Brooklyn Bridge. I would recommend it to anyone!! Very happy tourist....The art gallery stop and chocolate shop stop were just lovely bonuses. Keep up the good work in providing great tours :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Marcus, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and uniquely capable of communicating with the tour group.

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