Private tour

Brooklyn Heights: Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: Travel Curious

Brooklyn Heights: Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: Travel Curious

From US$ 127 per person

Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, enjoy gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline, and explore trendy Brooklyn.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Step across the glorious Brooklyn Bridge
  • Enjoy the illustrious past and colourful present of Brooklyn Heights
  • See DUMBO in urban form
Full description
Connecting Long Island and Manhattan since 1883, Brooklyn Bridge has become a globally recognised symbol of New York. Cross it in the company of your personal guide before a private trip around Brooklyn. Your tour begins at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge entrance. Here you will cross the world famous landmark, during which there will be ample time to discuss the fascinating history of the bridge and to photograph Manhattan, Brooklyn and New York Harbour. Accompanied by your expert local guide, you will hear about the origins of the ferry, travel across the East River, learn about the politics behind the building of the bridge, the complications around its construction, as well as the stories of designers and immigrant builders who made the project happen. You will then have the pleasure of strolling along the tree-lined streets of Brooklyn Heights, known as the finest of all the residential neighbourhoods of Brooklyn. Filled with colourful people and beautiful architecture, you will explore the myriad streets and alleys of America’s first ‘suburb’. While you walk, you will learn about George Washington’s stand against British General Howe, listen to the plentiful stories of engineering and military defeats, as well as the history of the anti-slavery preachers and remarkable authors of the area. You will also pay a visit to the Brooklyn Promenade, for absolutely unbeatable views of Manhattan. From the promenade, you will walk down to the ferry landing area and explore a small part of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Formerly a manufacturing and industrial district, the area suffered from economic decline and eventually fell into disrepair. Fortunately, due to a renewed appreciation for the architecture of the area and sizeable investment, the once vacant factory lofts have now become very attractive destinations for artists and creatives alike. DUMBO has been transformed into a lively Brooklyn neighbourhood, boasting many art galleries and high-end boutiques, pizzerias, a scenic waterfront and characterful cobblestone streets lined with historical architecture.
Includes
  • A professional, local tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
  • Hotel pickup/drop off
  • Transportation throughout experience
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Entrance to Brooklyn Heights Promenade, 5-1 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This is a walking tour, no transportation costs are included
  • This tour will take place rain or shine

Product ID: 399174