One Day in Brooklyn Tour

Explore the Origins of NYC’s Most Populous Borough

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.


  • $ 74 ($64 for children 4-12 y/o)

  • 9:30am
    Daily

  • 5 - 6 Hours



  • Brooklyn Public Library Front entrance at Grand Army Plaza Click Here For Map

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Accompany us on a 5-6 hour walking tour and…

  • Explore the origins of NYC’s most populous borough with one of our expert guides
  • Stroll through beautiful Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s answer to Central Park
  • Walk the Promenade, the best view of Manhattan in the city
  • Cap your day with a guided crossing of the Brooklyn Bridge



How much walking is there on this tour?

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.

What happens if I am late and miss the group?

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.

Does the tour happen during the rain or snow?

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.

What is your cancellation, rescheduling, refund policy?

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.

What is the tipping or gratuities policy?

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.

Is this tour included with the New York Pass?

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.

Important Restrictions

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour starts on time. You will not be able to catch up to the tour if late.
  • Just tell the guide your name. No need to print out the ticket or confirmation email.
  • ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE: The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability) or offered a refund.
  • ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE OUTDOORS: Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • NY Pass is accepted for this tour.

Rescheduling Policy

  • We understand that your plans sometimes change. That is why we try to be as flexible and accommodating as possible with our Flexible Reschedule Policy.
  • Free Rescheduling Anytime: Reschedule your tour anytime without penalty even if you missed the tour.
  • Refund after rescheduling: Once you have been rescheduled, there can be no refunds if you decide not to take the tour.
  • NY Pass: For NY Pass holders, you can always reschedule as long as your NY Pass is valid for the day of the tour. If your NY Pass is no longer valid on your rescheduled tour date, you’ll be charged for the full amount of the tour.

Meeting Location: Brooklyn Public Library at 10 Grand Army Plaza

By Subway:

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

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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.

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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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