Brooklyn Bridge Tours

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Extending for 1.3 miles (2 kilometers) across New York City’s East River, this 19th-century bridge sees constant foot, bike, and car traffic thanks to commuters and sightseers alike. After a construction beset by tragedies—at least 20 people died during the building process—this steel-wire suspension bridge, then the world’s largest, finally opened to the public in 1883. Today crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is an essential New York experience. Visitors come in droves to admire the bridge’s dramatic neo-Gothic towers and the stellar views of Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront.
 
The Basics
The storied history of the Brooklyn Bridge and the spectacular views it affords make it a common inclusion on guided walking tours and bike tours of the city. For a whole new perspective on the bridge, take a sightseeing cruise or even a helicopter flight during which you will buzz over the iconic structure as well as other well-known NYC landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • In cooler months, wear an extra layer or two, as it can be colder and windier on the bridge than on street level.
  • The bridge’s pedestrian path is narrow; be careful not to veer into the adjacent bike lane.
  • Crossing the bridge on foot takes around 25 minutes, or longer if you pause for photographs.
 
How to Get There
From Manhattan, you can access the bridge’s walkway from Park Row and Centre Street, opposite City Hall Park. The closest subway stations are Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (4, 5, and 6 trains) and Chambers Street (J and Z). On the Brooklyn side, access the pedestrian walkway from Tillary Street and Adams Street in Brooklyn Heights. Here the nearest subway stations are Jay Street–MetroTech (A, C, and F), Court Street (N and R), and Borough Hall (2, 3, 4, and 5).

When to Get There
Avoid the morning and evening rush hours: The bridge is congested with commuters. It’s quieter early on weekend mornings (before 10am) and at night (after 8pm), when the bridge’s neo-Gothic towers are dramatically illuminated. 
 
The Fascinating History of the Brooklyn Bridge
Though the Brooklyn Bridge was designed by John Roebling in the 1860s, Roebling never got to see his creation realized, having died following an accident in 1869. After his death, his son, Washington Roebling, and his wife, Emily, oversaw the construction. On May 30, 1883, just a few days after its opening, the bridge was the site of a tragic stampede that killed 12 pedestrians. In 1884, in an effort to allay concerns regarding the structural integrity of the bridge, circus owner P.T. Barnum had a troupe of 21 elephants, including the famous Jumbo, cross it.
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Viator VIP: NYC Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise

See New York City from two totally unique perspectives: from the sky and the water. This VIP tour of New York City takes you in a helicopter over some of the city's greatest landmarks: from One World Trade Center to the Chrysler Building to historic Greenwich Village. Hop off the helicopter and get on a boat where you'll have a Mimosa or Champagne toast in front of the Statue of Liberty.
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Manhattan to Brooklyn NYC Walking Tour: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo

Explore the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge on this guided, 2-hour walking tour from Manhattan to the trendy Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the United States, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. Learn about its history, dating back to 1869, from your guide and enjoy a leisurely stroll into Dumbo (aka Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), known for its high-end boutiques, delicious desserts, pizza shops, art galleries and scenic waterfront views.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour

See the best of Lower Manhattan on this Brooklyn Bridge guided bike tour that covers all of the highlights. Navigate the city on two wheels and explore the streets as you make your way from Manhattan's southern tip to City Hall and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. This easy climb leads to incredible views and prime photo ops, so be sure to bring your camera!
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour

See New York City’s iconic attractions and diverse neighborhoods on a guided two-wheeled tour. Cycle past skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty on a tour of Battery Park and Wall Street, and enjoy the urban scenery along the Hudson River path. Bike across the Brooklyn Bridge for a quintessential Big Apple experience, and take in fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Guided Walking Tour of the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO

Uncover the industrial charm of Brooklyn's waterfront DUMBO neighborhood and the East River–spanning Brooklyn Bridge on a private guided walking tour. Learn the history of the bridge and hear the stories behind its 14-year construction as you make your way from Manhattan to Brooklyn, with plenty of opportunities for photos. Once in Brooklyn, tour DUMBO, an up-and-coming area dotted with indie shops and locally owned restaurants at the base of the bridge. End in Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you'll find a handful of brick-and-mortar restaurants with outdoor patios (weather permitting) and the occasional food truck or cart.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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NYC Private Sightseeing Sailing Tour

Get an inspiring new perspective on the Big Apple with a private sailing tour of New York City. Bring along the whole family or a group of up to six friends for this sightseeing cruise along the Hudson River past landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll have the whole boat to yourself during the 2-to-3-hour voyage, making it an ideal way to celebrate special occasions.
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Brooklyn Bridge Photography Tour

Follow a professional photographer across the Brooklyn Bridge, and learn how seasoned photos capture the striking landmark, on a 1.5-hour photo tour. Get pointers on angles, lighting, composition, and other keys to to snapping the perfect image while you learn about the bridge's history and its impact on the city. Perfect for both visitors and locals, this tour will examine the bridge and Manhattan skyline through a different lens before ending at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps with this 5-hour guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat and bus as you swing by Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial, South Street Seaport, Federal Hall and much more. You’ll then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the New York City skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. Finish your day exploring Central Park and landmarks like Lincoln Center.*boat cruise is not included during the off season Jan 1 - April 1
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Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise

Forget trying to snag a hard-to-get reservation at New York's hottest restaurants du jour. Instead, indulge in a delicious three-course dinner during the cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty and other famed sites. As a live pianist plays relaxing music for you, take in the immense view of one of the world's great cities and enjoy a delicious pre-set dinner by the on-board executive chef. Upgrade to enjoy a romantic or first class VIP experience including a private table and French sparkling wine!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this 17-20 minute helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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Hudson's by World Yacht New York Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a New York dinner cruise on Hudson’s brought to you by the team behind World Yacht at Pier 81. As you sail around Manhattan and past Lady Liberty, take in 360-degree views from any of the vessel's three levels. After arriving at 6:00pm, enjoy a 1-hour Champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception. Your four-course dinner cruise departs at 7:00pm. Upgrade options are available to enhance your experience including an open bar or opt for the Exclusive VIP package which includes an open bar and guaranteed window seating, only available here.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

A hop-on hop-off New York bus tour allows you to see the city at your own pace and provides easy transportation to top sights. Entertaining tour guides keep you informed when you’re on board, and you can hop off and on the distinctive double-decker tour buses when you wish to check out attractions like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. There are several options and combos to choose from with access to the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop and Night Tour, or upgrade to add attractions to your tour!
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New York City FreeStyle Pass

Weave through the best of the Big Apple with this 72-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Take in the sites and learn about the history of the city from the running commentary, and then when something strikes your fancy, hop off the bus to explore further. When you're done, get back on the next bus and continue. Stop by Greenwich Village, SoHo, Times Square, the Empire State Building, Lincoln Center, Central Park and much more. Your Pass also includes admission to the top attractions of your choice! Just select a 3-attraction pass, 5-attraction pass or 7-attraction pass and choose from the list of the city’s most popular attractions.
  • Duration: 3 days
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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

Experience the beauty of New York City as the sun sets and the city lights up on this two hour twilight cruise along the Hudson River. Learn about the city with informative commentary from a tour guide. It’s a great way to end a long day of sightseeing or kick off a night on the town.
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New York City New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise with Lobster Dinner

Celebrate New Year's Eve NYC style with this dinner and fireworks cruise. Hop on the luxury yacht, grab a drink, and get ready to dance to tunes spun by a DJ as the clock ticks toward midnight and the boat cruises around New York Harbor. Sit down for an extravagant buffet lobster dinner, sip Champagne, and enjoy the views. As the clock hits midnight, you'll have one of the best seats in the city to watch the annual New Year's fireworks extravaganza.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island

Get a bird's eye view of New York City wit this comprehensive 25-30-minute Grand Island helicopter ride around the City that Never Sleeps. See some of the world's most famous landmarks from the sky, offering a fresh and exciting perspective: Central Park, Times Square, the Empire State  Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and Yankee Stadium are all sites to behold. It will be grand indeed!
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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New York Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise

Soak up the Big Apple with brunch, bottomless mimosas, and live jazz on this 2-hour boat cruise. Sail around the island of Manhattan and New York Harbor, passing highlights such as the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more. While you sightsee, help yourself to drinks and a delicious afternoon brunch on board.
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Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of New York City

Combine a sightseeing tour by bus with a scenic cruise on the Staten Island Ferry during this full-day tour of New York City. Go to top attractions such as Greenwich Village, Central Park, Times Square, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and hop off the bus with your guide for short walks around sites such as the Rockefeller Center. Hear live commentary about the city's history from your guide, and travel in comfort in a climate-controlled bus as you take in the best of the Big Apple.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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NYC Private Holiday Lights Tour by Limo

Get into the Christmas spirit with this private Christmas lights tour through New York City in a comfortable limousine. Your limo is stocked with a bottle of Champagne and soft drinks for the ride, and your guide takes you to some of the most holiday-themed areas of the city. Begin in Manhattan, and go to see Brooklyn's Dyker Heights displays as well as other neighborhoods decked out in holiday cheer. Plus, pass by famous sights such as Rockefeller Center and its giant Christmas tree.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

See the best of New York City on this guided, 2.5-hour cruise around Manhattan Island. Learn about the history of the island with live commentary from a tour guide. Food, beverages, and souvenirs are available for purchase on board.
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Full-Day NYC Small-Group Tour

Experience the ultimate New York City tour on this guided, full-day outing. This comprehensive, one-of-a-kind, small-group experience is a walking, subway and ferry tour of the Big Apple. The authentic trip features famous landmark locations and sites, like Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and much more.  Approximately 5 miles of walking.  Please do not book this tour if you cannot walk 5 miles over 7 hours.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV

Enjoy a private, customized tour of New York City in a luxury SUV. Choose between a 4-, 5- or 6-hour tour and select from any number of popular locations, like Times Square and the Theatre District, Central Park, Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. Focus on one area or see it all. A wide variety of departure times, from morning to evening, are available. New York City hotel pickup and drop-off included. The price shown is per vehicle, for up to six guests.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Circle Line: Statue of Liberty Express Cruise

See New York City from the water on this 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Get an incredible view of the Manhattan and New Jersey skylines, One World Trade Center and more, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Learn about New York’s history with commentary from a guide. Now sailing on iconic Circle Line Sightseeing boats!
  • Duration: 1 hour
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New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

See New York City shine in all its glory on this illuminating, 1.5-hour night tour. From aboard an open-top double-decker bus, see the lights and evening activity of Times Square, Greenwich Village, SoHo, the Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and more. You'll savor incredible panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline at night.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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