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Brooklyn Bridge Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

1. NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

Experience New York City beyond Manhattan on this contrasts and color themed bus tour that visits Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Learn about the art, history, and culture of the city alongside a NYC expert guide. Start your tour in the heart of Manhattan near Times Square. Meet your guide and board the tour bus to the historic Harlem neighborhood, famous for its African American roots, food, and more. After a stop at the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame, continue to the Bronx, birthplace of hip hop and rap. See Yankees Stadium and learn about baseball in the city. Head off to see graffiti murals unique to this borough. Next, visit Queens, the largest borough and home to NYC’s largest Chinatown. Stop to see Flushing Meadows Corona Park, originally developed to host the 1939 World’s Fair and then the 1946 World’s Fair. See memorable monuments, Citi Field, and other spots at this scenic park. Leaving Queens, travel to Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn, currently NYC’s most prolific neighborhood for street art and graffiti murals. It’s a foodie destination, too, so take a break and grab some food if you’re hungry. In Brooklyn, see the distinct shops, fashion, and eateries of the Hasidic Jewish community that is currently thriving in Williamsburg. Get a chance to appreciate their unique culture. Moving on, from the Dumbo neighborhood and Brooklyn Bridge Park, see the picturesque Brooklyn Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time it was built. Enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline. End your tour in Little Italy. Enjoy this lively cultural district while exploring on your own. Grab dinner, go shopping, or find something else to do to your liking.

NYC: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo District Walking Tour

2. NYC: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo District Walking Tour

Hear captivating stories about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge as you cross this incredible landmark on a Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo neighborhood walking tour. Start your tour by enjoying unparalleled views of the famous and beautiful New York City skyline from Brooklyn Bridge – a photo opportunity you can’t miss while in New York. Then, explore the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Dumbo, known for its galleries, shops, and scenic waterfront views, with your expert tour guide.

From Manhattan: Half-Day Brooklyn Food and Culture Bus Tour

3. From Manhattan: Half-Day Brooklyn Food and Culture Bus Tour

So many people visit New York City and never get to see Brooklyn. It's been said that a trip to Brooklyn is like a trip around the world. Find out for yourself on a unique 4.5-hour tour. Explore the ethnic diversity of New York City on a guided tour that’s both a history and a gastronomy lesson. Take a trip back in time in this New York borough that you probably haven’t heard all that much about. New Williamsburg is a neighborhood that’s home to many ethnic groups and a thriving art community. Enjoy a slice of delectable authentic Neapolitan brick-oven thin-crust pizza and a freshly prepared cannoli for dessert. Drive through the ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish area where time seems to stand still. Greenpoint features one of largest Polish populations in the United States. Visit a favorite neighborhood eatery that offers up the best kielbasa sausage and pierogies. In the DUMBO area you’ll stop for a sample of delicious chocolate at the Jacques Torres chocolate factory. Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park for a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline.

NYC: Brooklyn Sightseeing Sailboat Cruise

4. NYC: Brooklyn Sightseeing Sailboat Cruise

Experience the magic of NYC from the water on this sailing cruise from Brooklyn. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks. Capture pictures of iconic sights like the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.  Meet your captain and begin your sailing adventure. Get up close to sights like Governors Island and the towering Statue of Liberty. View the immense Brooklyn Bridge from the water. See a piece of history as you pass by Ellis Island. Take in views of the World Trade Center.  Celebrate a birthday or anniversary, make a memorable proposal, build a tighter work team, or make a regular day special with an NYC cruise. Return to your meeting point at the end of your cruise. 

New York Best Kept Secrets

5. New York Best Kept Secrets

Stroll past the iconic sites, to off the beaten path hidden gems by foot and by subway the way real New Yorkers do every day. This tour will lead you past some of New York's most famous sites: the NY Stock Exchange, the Brooklyn Bridge, the 9/11 memorial and more. Explore some of the city's oldest neighborhoods, like the financial district (including Wall Street), East Village, Little Italy, Chinatown, and Midtown Manhattan. Revel in the rooftop views of New York's famous landmarks. See world-famous works of art. Stroll through a miniature rain forest inside an office building. Learn where the largest concentration of gold in the world is hidden. Visit a hidden tennis court inside a subway terminal. There's more but it's a secret. This is the perfect tour for people who like to walk, be outdoors, and want a ‘local’s look’ of the city.

NYC: 2-Hour Private Brooklyn & SoHo Tour with Photographer

6. NYC: 2-Hour Private Brooklyn & SoHo Tour with Photographer

A walking tour of New York’s most historic and picturesque neighborhoods. Starting in SoHo and traveling via the New York City Subway system, walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and explore infamous Brooklyn neighborhoods.  Take a unique opportunity to be photographed, on a private walking tour in historic lower Manahattan, with the iconic New York City skyline as a backdrop. Explore SoHo, The Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Capture photos with unmistakable backdrops of New York City. During the tour, take one subway ride, captured in photos of course. Learn how the subway works, so you are comfortable doing so for the duration of your stay, no doubt saving you time and money.

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What people are saying about Brooklyn Bridge Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 234 reviews

Andrew was a great captain! It was a very relaxed and peaceful tour. Much better than any other water tour I’ve been on in NYC. No crowds to deal with or constant maneuvering around people just to get a good photo. I highly recommend booking this tour and already have plans to return with my girlfriends. The best for the best! Do yourself a favor, book with Brooklyn Sail. Keep up the good work Ian and Andrew!

Our tour guide, Laurie, was superb. Knowledgeable, engaging and lots of fun. This is such a great way to explore other parts of New York and we were so happy we chose this tour. The food was all excellent and it was great to try foods we hadn’t considered before. I have to recommend a glass of the Brooklyn Lager to go with the pizza! Perfect combo.

Sean is an AMAZING Guide. His love for History and love of his native Brooklyn is evident. He spoke loud enough and walked at a patient pace. He really made the trip memorable. Ask for Sean Robin McDonough ( former NY resident)

Enjoyed the variety of tastes we experienced as well as the historic backgrounds of the neighborhoods we visited.

Julia was very knowledgeable and in horrible wet windy conditions she did very well