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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.

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Manhattan: Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

2. Manhattan: Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Meet outside the Tweed Court House to begin this informative 2-hour to 2.5 hour walking tour. Beginning with the establishment of Brooklyn, once an independent city, then moving on to discuss the borough's diversity and its position as the most populous section of New York City today. Here you'll also have a view of some of the most prominent landmarks of Lower Manhattan. Approaching the Brooklyn Bridge you'll learn about the roots of ferry travel across the East River, the politics behind the building of the bridge, and the trials and tribulations of the Roebling family – the designers of the famed bridge – and their contributions. Listen to riveting facts about the construction of the bridge, its immigrant builders, and how it encouraged commerce between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Along with getting background on other bridges, buildings, and monuments, while crossing the East River you'll have several photo opportunities as you traverse the Brooklyn Bridge and descend into the trendy Dumbo (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood. While in Dumbo, stroll the cobblestone streets still crisscrossed with old Brooklyn trolley-tracks and lined with historical architecture. Once crumbling warehouses now contain condominiums, restaurants, shops, boutiques, and galleries. As the tour comes to a close in Brooklyn Bridge Park, you can take in scenic waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge.

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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.

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Brooklyn: Waterfront Guided Bike Tour

4. Brooklyn: Waterfront Guided Bike Tour

Pedal along the waterfront underneath the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge with stops at Jane's Carousel and Anne's Warehouse. Sometimes the water can splash on you - that’s just how close we are to the shoreline! Head into Brooklyn Heights, the very first historically preserved neighborhood in the United States with stops at the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims and Brookylen Heights promenade with breathtaking views of lower Manhattan from across the East River. This 5 mile, easy ride ends with a ride along Brooklyn Bridge Park with stops at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier Five, Brooklyn Bridge Park Playground and back to Dumbo.

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

5. 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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Brooklyn Heights: Private Walking Tour

6. Brooklyn Heights: Private Walking Tour

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 enjoying your own private trip around Brooklyn, encompassing Brooklyn Heights, the bridge itself, and DUMBO. Start at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge entrance. Learn the fascinating history of the bridge and grab photo opps with Manhattan, Brooklyn and New York Harbor in the background. Hear tales of the origins of the ferry, 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. Enjoy strolling along the tree-lined streets of Brooklyn Heights, the finest of all the residential neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Filled with colorful people and beautiful architecture, explore the myriad streets and alleys of America’s first ‘suburb’, including the Brooklyn Promenade, for absolutely unbeatable views of Manhattan. From the promenade, 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, it is now a destination for artists and creatives alike, boasting many art galleries and high-end boutiques.

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What people are saying about Brooklyn Bridge Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 133 reviews

Informative professionally guided tour with lots of information about the 3 different locations (Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn). Funny guide, highly recommended. Many stops were made to take photos and take a walk.

Our tour guide Jorge and our bus driver Elvis designed and organized the tour to be super, fun and great! We had a very interesting day with lots of information and funny tips! (:

Kevin was fabulous. His knowledge of The bridge and Brooklyn was excellent and add to that a sense of humor too. Would definitely recommend

Excellent visit. The guide's speech is easily understandable for non-English speakers.

Rick was a great tour guide. Very informative and helpful.