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Manhattan: Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

83 reviews

Manhattan: Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

From £26.24 per person

Take an informative walking tour of the Brooklyn Bridge and its dramatic history. Stroll through the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood known as Dumbo with its art galleries, high-end boutiques, pizzerias, delicious desserts, and scenic waterfront views.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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English

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

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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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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 83 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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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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17 December 2019

Rori was VERY good. She expertly managed the group and accommodated everyone's needs as best she could. She was respectful and courteous to not only members of her group but also other groups on the street and businesses we visited along the way. We appreciated her insight and knowledge and would most definitely use her again.

14 December 2019

Wonderful tour given by our lovely tour guide, Aleccia, who was originally from Italy. She knew so much information, was pleasant, and knew where all the shady spots were! She stops so you can get pictures. The Brooklyn Bridge history is fascinating, and was built by a woman!! Dumbo, Brooklyn was very cool - she will tell you why it is called Dumbo. . .

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31 August 2019

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