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Brooklyn: Private Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Walking Tour

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Brooklyn: Private Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Walking Tour

From US$ 200 per group up to 14

Explore the history of Brooklyn Bridge on a private walking tour of the bridge and Brooklyn neighborhoods. Learn about its construction, as well as the civic history of Brooklyn's waterfront. See the famous Fulton Ferry and visit the DUMBO.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Walk the legendary Brooklyn Bridge and the neighborhoods on the surrounding waterfront
  • Visit the hip DUMBO district, packed with galleries and cafés
  • See the Fulton Ferry, featuring impressive views and Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Customize your tour to include the National Historic Landmark of Brooklyn Heights
Full description
Learn about the history of the Brooklyn Bridge on a customizable 2 or 3-hour Brooklyn Bridge architecture and waterfront district tour, and discover the challenges of its construction. Each tour is expertly guided by New York's first family of tour guides, featuring 4th generation New Yorkers who are eager to share their knowledge to make your Brooklyn experience completely unique. They will tell you about the civic history of Brooklyn's waterfront neighborhoods, such as Fulton Ferry and DUMBO. And you can extend your tour with an optional visit to Brooklyn Heights, one of New York's most historic neighborhoods. The 2-hour walking tour highlights the Brooklyn Bridge as a marvel of engineering. Learn about the city's politics and the notable citizens who took part in the bridge's construction. Hear stories about the family tragedies and civic triumphs on a 45-minute walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Then, stroll through the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) district. In the 1970s, the area was named DUMBO by locals who wanted to deter real estate developers. Nevertheless, the area has become the industrial-chic and premier artsy neighborhood that it is today. Continue to the historic Fulton Ferry Landing, with jaw-dropping views of Manhattan and beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park. Select the 3-hour tour option to include a visit to Brooklyn Heights, the first neighborhood in New York City to be named a National Historic Landmark, and widely noted for its variety of 19th and 20th-century architecture.
  • Customizable 2 or 3-hour private guided tour
  • Subway tolls
  • Professional tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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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  • Please wear comfortable shoes, fashionable socks, and don't forget to bring a sense of humor
  • With sufficient notice Levy's Unique New York can rent bicycles for a bike tour of the Bridge and Brooklyn neighborhoods (additional costs apply)
  • Tour guides are available in French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, Mandarin, or Cantonese, for an additional fee of USD 150
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Great intellectual walk across the Brooklyn Bridge with Mr Mark Levy

March 8, 2021

Mark was such a knowledgeable tour guide and we thoroughly enjoyed everything about the Brooklyn tour. I would highly recommend this tour company!

December 5, 2019

October 28, 2019

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