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

1. 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.

Brooklyn: Half-Day Cycling Tour

2. Brooklyn: Half-Day Cycling Tour

Start your tour in Dumbo on the beautiful waterfront with sweeping views across the East River. Visit the historic and newly redeveloped Brooklyn Navy Yard and head into southern Williamsburg, a neighborhood of artists, graffiti, and some of New York City's best bars. Stop for breakfast before exploring the neighborhood. Ride into Greenpoint and Bushwick. Head to Fort Greene Park to see the Martyred Prisoners' Monument. Pass by the Barclay's Center and Historically Preserved Government Buildings. Stop at the Grand Army Plaza to see the Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch and the Public Library. Ride through Prospect Park, a cycling paradise. Head through Park Slope, Gowanus and Carroll Gardens, and perhaps stop at Other Half Brewing Company. Ride into Red Hook peninsula for a quick snack and drink along the waterfront.  Visit Steve's Key Lime Pies and take pictures of the Statue of Liberty. Stop at Widow Jane Distillery, and perhaps enjoy a quick chocolate tasting at Raaka Virgin Chocolate. Explore Cobble Hill's brownstone-lined streets and small restaurants. Head into Cadman Plaza and Brooklyn Heights to see the diverse architecture in tranquility at the first historically preserved neighborhood in the United States. Carry on back through Dumbo.

NYC: Guided Walking Tour of Brooklyn's Donut Scene

3. NYC: Guided Walking Tour of Brooklyn's Donut Scene

Take a donut tour of Brooklyn, and discover their famous donut scene. Taste a curated sampling of donuts from this fashionable borough. Follow your guide to donut venues like Doughnut Plant and Peter Pan. Stop at two more secret locations on the tour. Gather your friends, family, and co-workers for a special food tour through Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and the Greenpoint neighborhoods.  Meet other like-minded donut enthusiasts while enjoying a walk through historic parts of the city. Smell the sweet mix of coffee and donuts as you enter each location. Savor classic donut styles like glazed and cream-filled. Use this tour as a special way to celebrate bachelor parties, bridal showers, birthdays, weekend getaways, or even corporate events.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Super trip with plenty of background information. Our guide always had the best spots in mind regarding coffee, lunch or a very much deserved ice ccremeclose to the end of our about 30-35 miles and 6 hours trip. Bikes are good. Give them a proper ride on the yard before the tour actually starts to check the shift gear, tire pressure,... as you will ride all day long and you want to be comfortable. No need to bring water bottles, as there is always a chance during the trip to get one in the neighborhoods. Don't forget sunscreen! Will come back for another trip!

We had such an amazing tour in the glorious sunshine. Our guide John was totally flexible and responded to our questions and requests. We had a break in a brewery with delicious burger and sandwich. We definitely recommend this tour. You get a unique impression and information about Brooklyn.

We thoroughly enjoyed our Brooklyn food tour. It was a great trip with history and delicious food. Rick was very knowledgeable and equally entertaining. Definitely worth the money for the quality food and history. Time and money well spent!!

Wonderful personalized tour with our guide Seth. Amazing views of Manhattan from several vantage points.

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