Guided tour

Manhattan: Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Inside Out Tours

Manhattan: Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Inside Out Tours
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From US$ 35 per person

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Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and learn the amazing and dramatic story of this famous landmark while enjoying gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy fabulous views of the Manhattan skyline, while learning the fascinating history of the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Explore the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood known as Dumbo
  • Make use of several fantastic photo opportunities
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Licensed New York tour guide
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional tastings
  • Tips or gratuities for your guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The meeting place is in front of the Tweed Court House, 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007 (between Broadway and Centre Street)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes for the Brooklyn Bridge crossing, and exploring the streets of the Dumbo neighborhood.
  • Please note the tour can take any duration between 2 and 2.5 hours. Please prepare your day accordingly.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 114 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Kevin is extremely knowledgeable and informative. Tour had many stops with key information provided at each stop. I was amazed how Kevin kept track of all the participants and their country of origin. Gave us lots of other tips re where to eat in Dumbo (including options), transportation, and other interesting facts in the region. Thank you!!!

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August 30, 2022

Sean was a great guide!! He was super knowledgeable and we learned a lot. The tour took us through all the parts I had hoped to see, plus more. His food recommendations were great as well. My 13 year old son and I had a blast!! I would highly recommend this tour!

June 23, 2022

Cold cloudy day. Nevertheless excellent tour. Sean was a great guide. Tho the group was large. despite hearing problems I never hsd problems hearing him. He articulately gave pertinent information in a matter of fact way and was eager to answer questions and give additional information. I would highly recommend this tour especially with Sean as guide.

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December 17, 2019

Product ID: 21767