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NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

1. NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

Experience New York City beyond Manhattan on this contrasts and color themed bus tour that visits Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Learn about the art, history, and culture of the city alongside a NYC expert guide. Start your tour in the heart of Manhattan near Times Square. Meet your guide and board the tour bus to the historic Harlem neighborhood, famous for its African American roots, food, and more. After a stop at the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame, continue to the Bronx, birthplace of hip hop and rap. See Yankees Stadium and learn about baseball in the city. Head off to see graffiti murals unique to this borough. Next, visit Queens, the largest borough and home to NYC’s largest Chinatown. Stop to see Flushing Meadows Corona Park, originally developed to host the 1939 World’s Fair and then the 1946 World’s Fair. See memorable monuments, Citi Field, and other spots at this scenic park. Leaving Queens, travel to Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn, currently NYC’s most prolific neighborhood for street art and graffiti murals. It’s a foodie destination, too, so take a break and grab some food if you’re hungry. In Brooklyn, see the distinct shops, fashion, and eateries of the Hasidic Jewish community that is currently thriving in Williamsburg. Get a chance to appreciate their unique culture. Moving on, from the Dumbo neighborhood and Brooklyn Bridge Park, see the picturesque Brooklyn Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time it was built. Enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline. End your tour in Little Italy. Enjoy this lively cultural district while exploring on your own. Grab dinner, go shopping, or find something else to do to your liking.

Manhattan: Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

2. Manhattan: Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Meet outside the Tweed Court House to begin this informative 2-hour to 2.5 hour walking tour. Beginning with the establishment of Brooklyn, once an independent city, then moving on to discuss the borough's diversity and its position as the most populous section of New York City today. Here you'll also have a view of some of the most prominent landmarks of Lower Manhattan. Approaching the Brooklyn Bridge you'll learn about the roots of ferry travel across the East River, the politics behind the building of the bridge, and the trials and tribulations of the Roebling family – the designers of the famed bridge – and their contributions. Listen to riveting facts about the construction of the bridge, its immigrant builders, and how it encouraged commerce between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Along with getting background on other bridges, buildings, and monuments, while crossing the East River you'll have several photo opportunities as you traverse the Brooklyn Bridge and descend into the trendy Dumbo (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood. While in Dumbo, stroll the cobblestone streets still crisscrossed with old Brooklyn trolley-tracks and lined with historical architecture. Once crumbling warehouses now contain condominiums, restaurants, shops, boutiques, and galleries. As the tour comes to a close in Brooklyn Bridge Park, you can take in scenic waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge.

From Manhattan: Half-Day Brooklyn Food and Culture Bus Tour

3. From Manhattan: Half-Day Brooklyn Food and Culture Bus Tour

So many people visit New York City and never get to see Brooklyn. It's been said that a trip to Brooklyn is like a trip around the world. Find out for yourself on a unique 4.5-hour tour. Explore the ethnic diversity of New York City on a guided tour that’s both a history and a gastronomy lesson. Take a trip back in time in this New York borough that you probably haven’t heard all that much about. New Williamsburg is a neighborhood that’s home to many ethnic groups and a thriving art community. Enjoy a slice of delectable authentic Neapolitan brick-oven thin-crust pizza and a freshly prepared cannoli for dessert. Drive through the ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish area where time seems to stand still. Greenpoint features one of largest Polish populations in the United States. Visit a favorite neighborhood eatery that offers up the best kielbasa sausage and pierogies. In the DUMBO area you’ll stop for a sample of delicious chocolate at the Jacques Torres chocolate factory. Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park for a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline.

Sailing Tour New York with Brooklyn Sail

4. Sailing Tour New York with Brooklyn Sail

Experience the magic of NYC from the water on this sailing cruise from Brooklyn. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks. Capture pictures of iconic sights like the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.  Meet your captain and begin your sailing adventure. Get up close to sights like Governors Island and the towering Statue of Liberty. View the immense Brooklyn Bridge from the water. See a piece of history as you pass by Ellis Island. Take in views of the World Trade Center.  Celebrate a birthday or anniversary, make a memorable proposal, build a tighter work team, or make a regular day special with an NYC cruise. Return to your meeting point at the end of your cruise. 

Brooklyn: 6-Hour Guided Bike Tour with Food and Ferry Ticket

5. Brooklyn: 6-Hour Guided Bike Tour with Food and Ferry Ticket

Start your guided bike tour in the scenic neighborhood of Dumbo, Brooklyn, which lies along the East River right underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. From there, head through the Fort Greene Park area and admire the classic NYC brownstones while hearing about the neighborhood's key position during the American Revolutionary War. The ride continues on to Prospect Park, Brooklyn's largest park, which contains the borough's only lake. Nearby is the famous Green-Wood Cemetery. Ride by to check out its impressive gates, now designated a National Historic Landmark, and hear about its status as Brooklyn's first public park. Cycle on to reach the Ocean Parkway Bike Path. Built in 1894, it stands as the oldest bike path in the U.S. Ride all the way to Coney Island and enjoy a classic hot dog at Nathan's Famous. Continue on Ocean Parkway to Bay Ridge where you'll catch a ferry to Red Hook and reward yourself after a long ride with a meal at Hometown Bar-B-Que.  A ride back to Dumbo through Brooklyn Bridge Park with impressive views of Lower Manhattan complete the day.

Brooklyn Heights: Private Walking Tour

6. Brooklyn Heights: Private Walking Tour

Connecting Long Island and Manhattan since 1883, Brooklyn Bridge has become a globally recognised symbol of New York. Cross it in the company of your personal guide before a private trip around Brooklyn. Your tour begins at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge entrance. Here you will cross the world famous landmark, during which there will be ample time to discuss the fascinating history of the bridge and to photograph Manhattan, Brooklyn and New York Harbour. Accompanied by your expert local guide, you will hear about the origins of the ferry, travel across the East River, learn about the politics behind the building of the bridge, the complications around its construction, as well as the stories of designers and immigrant builders who made the project happen. You will then have the pleasure of strolling along the tree-lined streets of Brooklyn Heights, known as the finest of all the residential neighbourhoods of Brooklyn. Filled with colourful people and beautiful architecture, you will explore the myriad streets and alleys of America’s first ‘suburb’. While you walk, you will learn about George Washington’s stand against British General Howe, listen to the plentiful stories of engineering and military defeats, as well as the history of the anti-slavery preachers and remarkable authors of the area. You will also pay a visit to the Brooklyn Promenade, for absolutely unbeatable views of Manhattan. From the promenade, you will walk down to the ferry landing area and explore a small part of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Formerly a manufacturing and industrial district, the area suffered from economic decline and eventually fell into disrepair. Fortunately, due to a renewed appreciation for the architecture of the area and sizeable investment, the once vacant factory lofts have now become very attractive destinations for artists and creatives alike. DUMBO has been transformed into a lively Brooklyn neighbourhood, boasting many art galleries and high-end boutiques, pizzerias, a scenic waterfront and characterful cobblestone streets lined with historical architecture.

NYC: 2-Hour Private Brooklyn & SoHo Tour with Photographer

7. NYC: 2-Hour Private Brooklyn & SoHo Tour with Photographer

A walking tour of New York’s most historic and picturesque neighborhoods. Starting in SoHo and traveling via the New York City Subway system, walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and explore infamous Brooklyn neighborhoods.  Take a unique opportunity to be photographed, on a private walking tour in historic lower Manahattan, with the iconic New York City skyline as a backdrop. Explore SoHo, The Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Capture photos with unmistakable backdrops of New York City. During the tour, take one subway ride, captured in photos of course. Learn how the subway works, so you are comfortable doing so for the duration of your stay, no doubt saving you time and money.

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What people are saying about Brooklyn Bridge Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 148 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our Brooklyn food tour. It was a great trip with history and delicious food. Rick was very knowledgeable and equally entertaining. Definitely worth the money for the quality food and history. Time and money well spent!!

Very helpful for a first overview of New York, especially outside of Manhattan. Otherwise we would not have gotten to many places due to lack of time. Very enthusiastic and lovely guide (Jorge) - we highly recommend the tour!

Our tour guide Steve ( not sure if I should be mentioning names) was very knowledgeable with facts. I had a vague knowledge but he enhanced facts. Thanks Steve and keep it up. Will surely use Getyourguide the next trip.

Laurie was a fantastic guide, and Walter a friendly and talented driver. The tour was great, all stops delicious and interesting. Really nice variety.

The tour is excellent The guide is extremely knowledgeable I loved it