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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

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What You Can Expect

Manhattan to Brooklyn NYC Walking Tour: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo

View of the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood

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.

Customer Reviews

Diana O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Lovely! the tour guide Katherine was amazing, she shared a lot of information and makes you love the bridge.

Deana V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fantastic trip. Ludie was a fantastic guide. Tour was fascinating. Would highly recommend this tour company, Inside Out, and Ludie!

Claire R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Could not fault this tour. Dahlia our Guide was fantastic. Very informative and interesting. Dahlia took us to a great photo point also and helped take photos for the group. Brilliant. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a great tour guide , knowledgeable and lots of fun.. The story of the bridge is one of the best. Definitely a must when in NY

kim l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Totally amazing way to view Manhattan - very easy walk. Marcos was our guide was as well as being delightful he was knowledgable and easily answered all the questions. Recommend the tour highly and Marcos as well! Couldn't figure out how to upload our pix to the review, but all fit for framing!

Joseph M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was very informative about both the Brooklyn Bridge and the DUMBO area. Our guide, Ludi, was very enthusiastic and helpful.

Beverly N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I had no idea when I booked this tour that it was going to be a 98 degree day in New York.It didn't matter.I so enjoyed this walk that I never thought about the temperature.Matt was our tour guide and he took his time wialking with everyone and explained so much The views of Brooklyn and Manhattan were spectacular from the middle of the bridge.And I learned so much about Brooklyn that I never knew.I hope if anyone reading this recap will be lucky enough to have Matt as their guide

denise w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour guide was knowledgeable, entertaining and terrific. Great tour and will recommend to others!!

Diana D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Ludie was AMAZING. She was not only entertaining but the way she presented the facts about the Brooklyn Bridge brought the story to life. She answered all questions, took pictures of anyone that wanted their photo with the Manhattan skyline in the background at the end of the tour. Plus gave us some great Brooklyn pizza eateries. Best tour of the trip.

Steven H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

excellent tour, Sean, was very informative and passionate about the history of not only the history of the bridge but of his beloved Brooklyn and the Dumbo district.Thanks Sean, great afternoon. Chris and Steve H .

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