• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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

sheena.ellis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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!

Steve D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.

Linda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

Peter E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

brilliant tour very informative highly reccomended

joellen.mcphan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Awesome tour with a really knowledgeable tour guide!

Helena S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

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

Nancy USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

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

Teddy O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our guide was great he gave us a great history lesson on how and who was involved in building this awesome bridge. He also knew alot of the history of how DUMBO became such a hot area of Brooklyn. Would highly recommend this trip if your interested in this piece of NY history.

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

As a 70-year old, I was a little hesitant about taking this walking tour, but in the vernacular, it was a piece of cake. What made the trip so valuable and memorable was the amazing tour guide, Matt A. He was so knowledgable and informative about the bridge, and had obviously gone to great lengths to know the history, stories, and current events concerning the bridge and it's place in the New York-Brooklyn connection. The DUMBO tour after the crossing was also amazingly informative and worth ten times the cost of the tour. I can't say enough good about Matt's tour. I would take this tour again, and any tour that Matt was leading. It may have been the most impressive part of my entire 10 days in New York City.

Linda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

I booked this tour for three couples to tour the Brooklyn Bridge for Monday 6/26. To start off we had a magnificent day weather-wise perfect touring weather- We arrived at our meeting place at Tweed Courthouse and met up with Sean our tour guide- Very close to where our hotel was. There were about 30 people in our group. Right from the start Sean was engaging and extremely knowledgeable about all things Brooklyn as he is a native. It was very obvious that he loved his subject matter. The walking tour lasted 2 and 1/2 hours and the time passed too quickly- I wanted to hear more! We all would highly recommend this tour and would love to take any other tour that Sean is involved with.

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