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From Manhattan: Dyker Heights Holiday Bus Tour

1. From Manhattan: Dyker Heights Holiday Bus Tour

Embark on a holiday bus tour taking you through the residential neighborhoods of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights to see their brilliant Christmas decorations. Hop off your bus to see these homes up close on a guided walking tour. Marvel at tree-lined streets and lit up private residences decorated for the holiday season. Learn about the neighborhoods' long-lasting holiday traditions from your local guide. Learn how it has been a tradition for many years to illuminate these homes with tens of thousands of lights and dazzling holiday scenes. Now, it has become a festive competition amongst the homeowners as to who has the "brightest" holiday cheer in the neighborhood. Then, walk through these neighborhoods on a guided tour, hearing the stories and wonderful lore behind this fun holiday event. You may even meet some of the homeowners and hear about how these neighborhoods come together in such a way to bring such holiday magic to New York City. On your way back to Manhattan, see the spectacular New York City skyline and some of the other festive holiday displays throughout the city. At the end of your tour, be dropped off in Midtown Manhattan.

From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

2. From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

Experience Christmas in New York City on a comfortable bus tour of Dyker Heights, world-known for its luminous light displays. Witness the festive decoration tradition that the residents have kept alive since the 1980s. Drive from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Enjoy this lively Italian-American neighborhood with your tour guide. Due to narrow streets, buses are not allowed in Dyker Heights, so hop off the bus and follow your guide to the two most illuminated streets in the area. See Lucy Spata's house, which started the tradition of Dyker Lights in the '80s. Walk along the most spectacularly decorated houses. Next, stop at the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the view of the Manhattan Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge for about 25 minutes. Return via the Manhattan Bridge. End the experience at Bryant Park, where you can visit its famous winter market on your own.

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The tour was nice and relaxing. The guide was great and she spoke about places along the way. The bus was clean and comfy. There's a clean bathroom on the bus. It was very busy during the walking part of the tour but the guide did an awesome job making sure we were all present. The Brooklyn Bridge was beautiful! We also made another stop on the way for a bathroom break. I can't remember what the name is of the place we stopped at but it was a beautiful building with an awesome light display on the ceiling. Plus, we could see the Statue of Liberty from afar. Make sure you bring cash to leave a tip as it's well deserving. There were also a few vendors selling water and ice cream during the walk about. Overall we had a nice experience and got to see a little bit of NYC that we wouldn't of seen during our trip because of our plans. Just a heads up again that it's very busy. Having a stroller or etc may be a bit of a pain as the sidewalks were loaded with people.

My partner and I absolutely enjoyed ourselves! We went on Xmas day and it was crowded but our tour guide Mike answered my call because we got lost from the group because I just had to buy a tshirt to remember my experience there and Mike was very knowledgeable about the area and extremely friendly! We loved it from beginning to end!

Mike was awesome! He was very informative from the time the tour started to the time it ended. He gave plenty of time to see everything and take pictures. The bus was very comfortable and it had a restroom that was really convenient. I would definitely recommend this tour, it is definitely worth it!

The experience was amazing along with the transport and guides knowledge.

the Host was excellent..had so much Intel and his voice was amazing