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

4.9 / 5

39 reviews

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

From US$ 139 per person

See the real Brooklyn, get a better understanding of its multi-cultural diversity, and enjoy sampling its tasty food. This half-day guided walking tour, with many stops to get off and walk around, reveals the highlights of this popular destination.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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  • Experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of NYC's coolest borough
  • Eat pierogies and kielbasa in the Polish enclave of Greenpoint
  • Learn about the history and the evolution of culinary culture in Brooklyn
  • Travel in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle
Full description
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.
  • Native New Yorker tour guide
  • Food tasting
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Meeting point

You'll find the meeting point at corner of Carmine Street and 6th Avenue.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note, tours operate rain or shine. Much of this tour takes place on a comfortable temperature-controlled bus. While there is walking in each of the neighborhoods, this tour is comfortable even during the colder months
  • Vegetarian options are available upon request
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Please bring child seats for all children under 6 years. These will not be supplied on the tour
  • Please note that all tickets are sold at the full adult price, and all people attending will need to purchase a ticket - this includes children and infants
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 39 reviews

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This was one of the most memorable experiences we had during our NYC visit! Laurie, our guide, was wonderful and she was so knowledgeable, fun, and kind. I can’t say enough about how she made us all feel, calling us by our first names and by the end of the tour, we felt like we were saying goodbye to friends, people we would love to meet up with again. She was so gracious that she offered to take my sister and I with her and our first subway ride and then used her metro-card! Again, we can’t express our thanks enough for such a wonderful outing and would encourage anyone to take this tour with Laurie for an experience that will stay with you for a long time. Loved it!!!

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October 28, 2019

It was a great tour. Very well organized. Tour guide was personable and knowledgeable. My one complaint is that he stood in the front of the small bus we were on blocking most of the view out of the front of the bus. I wanted to be able to see the areas we were driving through!

January 14, 2019

Great food and right amount of history!

Our tour guide Rick was excellent! Our driver Jerome was great as well, didn’t miss a turn. They were both very friendly and accommodating. The food on the tour was deliscious and the history Rick told us about between stops was great. Loved the tour so much we went back to Brooklyn the next day on our own:

December 4, 2018

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