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Overview

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.
  • 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
Begin this walking tour by meeting the guide in front of the Tweed Courthouse in Manhattan. Learn about the history of Brooklyn en route to the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge. Pass Lower Manhattan sites like City Hall and the Municipal Building along the way.

Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and learn about its history and architecture. The hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge is one of the oldest in the United States, dating back to 1869, when construction started. It spans 1,595 feet and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge ever constructed. Take in the incredible view of New York City landmarks from here, like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower and the Chrysler Building, to name a few.

In Brooklyn, head to the neighborhood of Dumbo, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. This area has become one of New York City’s premier arts districts, with venues like the Klompching Gallery, known for contemporary fine art photography; St Ann’s Warehouse, a performing arts institution; and the A.I.R. Gallery, the first all-female cooperative gallery in the United States. (Note: These galleries are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.)

Visit Jacques Torres Chocolate, a popular shop featuring handmade artisan chocolates, for a truffle or cookie — or anything else that’s chocolate, of course.

Finally, wind up the tour at the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River. Be sure to bring a camera, because the waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge are stunning.

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B
, Jul 2018

This was a good way to see the bridge, the city, the surrounding bridges, learn about the history, and find out about the present. Thumbs up!

L
, Apr 2018

Must do in NYC. Great views on the way, great stories.

s
, Apr 2018

Great tour, fantastic guide Sean was a wealth of information about the history of the bridge and the surrounding areas. He was one of the most informative and professional guides ever and made this one of our best experiences in NY!

B
, Mar 2018

Tour was great but really did need a guide to do this.

S
, Dec 2017

Great tour!! Kevin Lawerence was fabulous, very knowledgeable and personable.
Rained the whole time but he was upbeat and took us thru the whole tour.

L
, Nov 2017

I walked the bridge as my husband was ill. It was amazing construction and interesting history. The day was very cold and rainy, but the tour went on . Our guide was very interesting and knowledgeable with the bridge and Dumbo.
I suggest this tour in better weather so you can spend more time in the Dumbo area afterwards.

P
, Nov 2017

brilliant tour very informative highly reccomended

j
, Nov 2017

Awesome tour with a really knowledgeable tour guide!

H
, Nov 2017

Loved this tour. Great tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.

N
, Oct 2017

Very informative tour and had a great first experience with visiting Brooklyn.


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