From the first few forgotten villages to today’s towering skyscrapers, Brooklyn has always been a city onto itself. The East River is the least of what separates this borough from Manhattan, with its distinct history, culture, and people. Many of the residents take pride in these differences, and note that Brooklyn itself was once the fourth largest city in the country.
Accompany us on a 5-6 hour walking tour and…
There is about 4 miles of walking at a moderate pace. If mobility is an issue please arrange for a private tour. Please dress appropriately for long distance walking and for the weather.
It is important to arrive at the tour starting location at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time, as we do start the tour promptly. It would be unfair for the others if we need to wait for those that are late. We cannot guarantee you’ll be able to find your tour group if you are late.
We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please do check the weather report and be prepared for the weather.
You can cancel a tour up to 48 hours prior to your tour date without penalty and receive a full refund. Also prior to 48 hours of your tour date, you can reschedule your tour without penalty. Tour spots are limited.
Tips are always appreciated by our guides, but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done.
Yes, this tour is included with your New York Pass. You’ll need to make a reservation with your credit card. No charges will apply IF you show up with a valid New York Pass. You can cancel 48 hours prior to your tour without penalty. You can always reschedule your tour. This allows us to better manage our group size and make the tour experience better for you.
Eastern Parkway/ Brooklyn Museum. Walk west along Prospect Park towards the Brooklyn Library at Grand Army Plaza.
By Car: Click here to view a map of nearby paid parking spaces. Not recommended due to unpredictable traffic which may cause you to miss the tour.
Tour Bus Loading/ Unloading and Parking: Click here for a list of DOT’s authorized bus layover locations.
Tour Ends: in Manhattan, after the walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
Come with us as we spend the day exploring this quirky borough. We’ll begin the day at Grand Army Plaza and the Brooklyn Central Library, an Art Deco palace. Stroll through Prospect Park, and learn why the landscape architects preferred it to their other project in Manhattan
Spend a few minutes walking the gas-lit streets of Park Slope, before stopping in one of the quaint coffee shops on Seventh for a quick snack. Wrap up central Brooklyn with a visit to the Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets, and learn how modern stadiums can embrace green technology. Stroll through the storied streets of Brooklyn Heights, heart of the former City of Brooklyn and now home to many of New York City’s celebrity class. Then it’s time for lunch at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. Sample some of the last coal-fired pizza in the city from Juliana’s or Grimaldi’s and listen to the tale of the great rivalry between the two.
"The Brooklyn tour was a newly curated tour and I must say it was quite well done."
After lunch, we’ll walk the Promenade, taking in some of the best views of the city, second only to our final stop on the tour. We’ll finish our exploration with a walk across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, crossing over the East River into Manhattan. Your guide will reveal the Bridge’s incredible story; from early tragedies to the inspiring triumphs of a crossing that finally linked New York City’s greatest boroughs.
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