Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO Tour

This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn

 

 


TOUR DESCRIPTION

The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb.  The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.


Brooklyn Bridge 

The tour begins at the fountain inside City Hall Park in Manhattan. It’s a full mile (1.6 km) across the bridge.

 

Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan Tower

 

But, we will be making plenty of stops to talk about the history and design of the bridge and to have the opportunity to capture scenic photographs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New York Harbor.  

Check out our self-guided Brooklyn Bridge walk (also available as a GPS-led audio tour) to get a better idea of what you will experience.


Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn BrownstonesThe bridge lets out in on or Brooklyn’s finest residential neighborhoods, filled with interesting people and architecture.

Nicknamed America’s first suburb, Brooklyn Heights will certainly amaze.

Learn about George Washington’s doomed stand against British marines and walk past the homes of Truman Capote, Arthur Miller, and Norman Mailer. 

Last but not least, we will visit the promenade for arguably the best views of Manhattan and New York harbor.  

Learn more about this neighborhood with our self-guided tour of Brooklyn Heights (also available as a GPS-led audio tour).


DUMBO

From the promenade, we will walk down to the ferry landing area and explore a small part of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).  

 

Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO Tour

 

Once a manufacturing and industrial district, economic change sapped the area of its economic strength, leaving large and vacant factory lofts as attractive destinations for artists starving for large and affordable living space.  

The neighborhood’s unique urban landscape is partially the result of being below two bridges, an interesting sight to see.

Learn more about this neighborhood with our self-guided tour of DUMBO (also available as a GPS-led audio tour).

This tour finishes near the Fulton Ferry Landing in DUMBO, where you could take the East River Ferry to Lower Manhattan.

 


TOUR INFORMATION

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 5 or more traveling together should visit our groups’ page.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours. Tour distance is approximately 2.5 miles (4 km).New York in One Day Meeting Point

BOOKING NOTES:

  • You will not have time to do this 3 hour morning tour and an afternoon tour at 1pm.
  • You will have very limited time to do this 3 hour morning tour and an afternoon tour at 2pm – it will require no sit down lunch and immediate travel from one tour to the other.
  • This tour route uses stairs. Please notify your guide if you cannot use stairs so the guide can plan a reroute to accommodate your needs.
  • This tour covers Brooklyn Heights so you do not need to book that tour as well!

Start point: Tour begins from the fountain in the center of City Hall Park (map).

Endpoint: Tour ends near the Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn. 

When: Current schedule through Nov 3, 2019: @9:30am daily and@10am Thurs through Sun. 

Current schedule Nov 4, 2019, through Jan 5, 2020: @9:30am daily, @10am Fri through Sun. Additional tours @10am will be added as needed. View Our Full Calendar.

*See additional planning section below for future potential seasonal scheduling.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

Languages: Public tour is in English or Spanish only (see our Spanish tour page for calendar). Private tours for individual groups are also available in both languages upon request.

Save even more money with a tourist discount pass as well as with our tips on busboat and food tours. We also have a free app where you could download several GPS audio versions of our tours.

Additional planning information: You will NOT have time to do this 3 hour morning tour and an afternoon tour at 1 pm. You will have very limited time to take this 3 hour morning tour and an afternoon tour at 2 pm.

It will require no sit-down lunch and immediate travel from one tour to the other.

Tours go out rain, snow or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather. 

*Future schedules to help guests plan ahead (scheduling subject to change):
Spring (mid-Mar through mid-Jun): @9:30am daily
Summer (mid-Jun through Aug): @9:30am daily, @10am Thurs-Sun
Fall (Sept-Nov): @9:30am daily, @10am Fri-Sun
Holiday Season (Dec): @9:30am daily, @10am Fri-Sun
Winter (Jan-Feb): @9:30am Sun, Tues & Fri

 


GPS-LED AUDIO TOUR

Take this tour in our GPS-led audio tour app. It’s actually 3 separate tours. Listen to the samples.

Sample of our Brooklyn Bridge Tour

Sample of our Brooklyn Heights Tour

Sample of our DUMBO Tour.

You’ll need to download our free audio tour app. Downloads are only $1.99. Some tours are free.


Here is how it works:

  1. Download our free NYC walking tour app on (iTunes) or (Android).
  2. Download any audio tour(s).
  3. Enjoy the tour(s).

Even if you don’t download any tours, you will still have access to valuable information on sightseeing, eating and playing in the Big Apple.


Available Tours:

  • Central Park
  • Lower Manhattan
  • 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center
  • The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Greenwich Village
  • Food Tour of Greenwich Village
  • SoHo
  • The Brooklyn Bridge (in English, Spanish, and German)
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • DUMBO
  • The High Line
  • Midtown Manhattan
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • Harlem

Available Without Audio (full text): 

  • Times Square

Check out our audio tours in all our cities:

New York | Boston | Washington DC | Charleston | New Orleans | San Francisco | Chicago | Nashville | London  | Paris

 


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