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A Day in Brooklyn Bike Tour

A Day in Brooklyn Bike Tour

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Experience Brooklyn like a local on a cycling tour through the borough’s hippest neighborhoods, including tough-to-reach areas that visitors often miss. Avoid the stress of navigating on your own as you follow a guide to popular landmarks and hidden gems, including breweries and eateries to rest and refuel. Photo stops and complimentary tastings along the way make this a popular choice for active New York visitors.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Food, History & Culture Small Group Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Food, History & Culture Small Group Tour

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The food and drink choices in Brooklyn can be overwhelming, but foodies that explore this bustling borough with a guide can eat and drink the best of the best. With this tour, indulge in some of Brooklyn's best cuisine. You can try New American, Middle Eastern, and Italian food including pastries, cheese, and bread. Listen to commentary on the culinary history of the neighborhood and New York City as you go, and even take home a map so you can continue independently.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Private Harlem Tour in New York with Local Expert Guide

Private Harlem Tour in New York with Local Expert Guide

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Discover Harlem's top attractions during a walking tour. Known as a hub for African-American arts since the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the iconic neighborhood is home to the legendary Apollo Theater, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Studio Museum of Harlem, Sylvia's Soul Food restaurant, and architectural masterpieces such as Striver's Row, Shepard Hall at the City College of New York, and the Hamilton Grange National Memorial.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.00
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$145.00
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From Brownstones to Ballot Boxes: Women's Suffrage in Brooklyn Heights

From Brownstones to Ballot Boxes: Women's Suffrage in Brooklyn Heights

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Discover the feminist history behind the stately facades of Brooklyn Heights’ brownstones on a history-focused walking tour in New York City. Stroll along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to Old Bridge Street Church, and hear about doctors, lawyers, and educators who worked to win the right to vote for women. Also, see the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Academy of Music, and learn about their part in the women’s suffrage movement.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.67
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$37.67

2-Hour Guided Historical Tour of Brooklyn Navy Yard

2-Hour Guided Historical Tour of Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Get a comprehensive overview of one of New York’s most fascinating revitalization projects at the waterfront Brooklyn Navy Yard. Explore the 300-acre (121-hectare) site by bus and on foot with a guide, and learn about its history as a naval shipyard, as well as its transformation into a modern-day hub for technology, design, and manufacturing.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.17
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$31.17

Statue of Liberty Tour with Pedestal Access plus Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty Tour with Pedestal Access plus Ellis Island

Gain greater insight on your journey to two New York City landmarks—the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island—with a guide accompanying you to both islands. Avoid the wait at Battery Park with reserve line ferry access, and enjoy scenic views while you cruise. Your guide will share information and get your oriented at both islands, leaving you to venture up to Lady Liberty’s pedestal, and to explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum independently.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.75
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$50.75
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From Brooklyn to Tribeca

From Brooklyn to Tribeca

You’ll ride through DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Red Hook, an area featuring a mix of tiny eateries, quirky bars and edgy art galleries. You’ll then ride over the Brooklyn Bridge and to TriBeCa. Located in downtown Manhattan, TriBeCa is famous for It’s cobblestone streets, trendy boutiques and restaurants. There will be a break for food/refreshment (not included in pricing). This tour is available during the day or night. Your choice, pricing varies.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.65
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$310.65
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Pizzerias And Breweries Brooklyn Food Experience

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Pizzerias And Breweries Brooklyn Food Experience

Brooklyn is famous for both its pizza and its craft-beer culture—and this private tour offers the perfect chance to taste your way through both. Meet your guide at a time and place that suits you best—as part of your booking experience, you’ll be assigned a like-minded host who will craft an itinerary based on your interests. Discover thriving breweries, venture to historical neighborhoods, visit family-run pizzerias, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.79
$169.74
$33.95 savings
Price varies by group size
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$135.79
$169.74
$33.95 savings
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Jewish Tour | NYC in Chassidic Hassidic Community in Brooklyn NY

Jewish Tour | NYC in Chassidic Hassidic Community in Brooklyn NY

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Walk into Jewish life with a local guide. This exclusive tour will take you into places unavailable to the public. Giving you an inside view of the community. While answering all your questions and providing detailed history about the culture and traditions. The tour will give you in-depth knowledge into the history, philosophy, and culture of the Jewish people and their practice. We will discover what makes someone Jewish and the Jewish view on non-Jews. Through this tour expect myths to be broken, your questions answered, and fascinating insights into what it means to be a Jew.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$59.00
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$59.00

Brooklyn Heights audio tour: From the Promenade to Truman Capote's house

Brooklyn Heights audio tour: From the Promenade to Truman Capote's house

Brooklyn Heights first took shape when Robert Fulton's steamship started ferrying passengers across the East River. Today, it’s a well preserved residential neighbourhood with Greek Revival and Italianate Row House architecture, a beautiful promenade and breathtaking views of Manhattan. Let's explore it together. On this self guided audio tour, I’ll tell you about its first residents, and I’ll guide you through its charming streets. We’ll walk on the Promenade where you can take as many pictures of Manhattan's skyline as you like because there’s no rush to finish the tour. I’ll also recommend some spots to grab a bite along the way. Some of the landmarks you’ll see include: • The Brooklyn Heights Promenade • Manhattan's skyline • A glimpse of the Statue of Liberty • Trump Capote's former house • Brooklyn Historical Society Building
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
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$6.99
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$6.99

Private Custom Brooklyn Tour by SUV

Private Custom Brooklyn Tour by SUV

Take a bite out of New York City’s hippest borough on this half-day Brooklyn food and culture tour. From traditional ethnic eateries to culinary hotspots that spark national dining trends, your guide will show you where to eat like a local. Snack on kielbasa and pierogis in the Polish enclave of Greenpoint, satisfy your sweet tooth in DUMBO, and get a taste of farm-to-fork freshness in trendy Williamsburg. Vegetarians can be accommodated. Ride walk, and taste your way through Brooklyn on a food and culture tour Explore four Brooklyn neighborhoods, and enjoy the views of the NYC skyline
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$337.50
Price varies by group size
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$337.50
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Brooklyn Navy Yard World War II History Tour

Brooklyn Navy Yard World War II History Tour

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Once the world’s busiest shipyard, the Brooklyn Navy Yard played a pivotal role in World War II. History enthusiasts get to know the stories behind this important New York landmark, and discover what it’s like today, on this small-group history tour. In the company of your guide, visit some of the Navy Yard’s key sights, including the Naval Film Exchange, Naval Hospital, and the Dry Dock 1. To help bring the wartime stories to life, your guide will also play audio recordings from the men and women who worked on-site.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.17
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$31.17

Walk with a Hasid - Hasidic Insider Walking Tour - Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Walk with a Hasid - Hasidic Insider Walking Tour - Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

I Grew up in the Hasidic community in Brooklyn and lived here all my life. I'm very familiar with the customs and traditions in the community. I offer different historical tours that let's you experience what it's like to be part of these  communities. You will get to experience the history, people and some of the best traditional jewish food.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.66
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$66.66

Brooklyn Food, History and Culture Tour with Local Expert

Brooklyn Food, History and Culture Tour with Local Expert

NYC has many exciting and special places to visit, but one of the most expected is food tours. The variety of food in New York is unbelievable, here you can find every food traditions and culture of any nation starting with Chinese and finishing with Russian food restaurants. Nevertheless, the highly recommended food tour place by frequent travellers is Brooklyn. The three-hour trip will take you to the world where the food is the central aspect and you will neighbourhood where your enthusiastic food guide will lead you to some of Brooklyn’s greatest food thrills. During the walking or driving tour, you will try the best Brooklyn cuisine such as New American, Italian and Middle Eastern including pastries, cheese, bread as well as old favourite American burgers. While you are challenging the abilities of your stomach by trying all the food around, the food guide will uncover many Brooklyn historical culinary scenes in areas of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble, Hill and Carroll Gardens.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$137.00
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$137.00
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Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn

Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn

This tour will highlight the development that has recreated downtown Brooklyn as a result of the Downtown Brooklyn Rezoning of 2004. We will also go into political conversations around the use of the 421a subsidy to build new affordable housing and the use of eminent domain at Atlantic Yards in the construction of the Barclays Center. Sites Covered: MetroTech Promenade, 227 Abolitionist Place (Underground Railroad stop), Myrtle Avalon Plaza, The Giovanni (formerly Associated Site), City Point (formerly Albee Square Mall), BAM Cultural District, Barclays Center & Atlantic Yards
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.59
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$15.59

Environmental Justice in Gowanus

Environmental Justice in Gowanus

Gowanus is an intensely contaminated community that is simultaneously undergoing multiple processes of environmental remediation and gentrification. The tour will explore these dynamics and the challenges and opportunities posed by the Gowanus Canal Superfund Clean Up, the rapid disappearance of commercial establishments and services that are affordable to low and moderate-income households and the recently announced housing authority plan to build market-rate apartments at Wyckoff Gardens. You will also learn about the Turning the Tide initiative, a multi-neighborhood effort that focuses on building social and environmental resiliency in five Brooklyn public housing developments in the face of climate change. 10% of ticket sales will be donated to Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.59
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$15.59

Brooklyn Literary Pub Crawl

Brooklyn Literary Pub Crawl

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Explore the literary side of Brooklyn on a 3 hour walking tour with an informative guide. Visit Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill, stopping at bars that were favorite watering holes for renowned writers. Purchase a drink to sip while hearing passages of the writers' work read aloud and learning about the history of the the bars, the neighborhoods and New York City as a whole. You'll gain insight into the urban planning of Robert Moses, and check out architectural and historical points of interest on this fun and fascinating tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Private New York City Walking Tour

Private New York City Walking Tour

Our tours visit the well known sites of New York City as well as the many gems in between them that the average tourist never spots!
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  • 4 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$480.00
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$480.00
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Walking Tour Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn With A Private Guide

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Walking Tour Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn With A Private Guide

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Get to know one of the hippest parts of New York City outside Manhattan with this walking tour of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Join a host that is personally matched according to your interests, and head out to explore the neighborhood’s street art, galleries, music venues, and record stores. Experience Williamsburg’s vibrant food scene with a stop to sample craft beer, street food, or a classic deli—at your own expense—and even request custom stops so you can do what's most interesting to you.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.74
$97.18
$19.44 savings
Price varies by group size
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$77.74
$97.18
$19.44 savings
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East Village Walking Tour with Food Tasting

East Village Walking Tour with Food Tasting

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New York’s East Village is a cultural melting pot of the classic and the contemporary. Enhance your experience of the Big Apple’s hippest neighborhood during this walking tour with a guide who knows all the cultural and culinary hotspots. See St. Mark’s Street and McSorely’s, the oldest Irish pub in East Village. Pleasure your palate with five food samples and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.50
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$37.50

Prospect Park Walking Tour in Brooklyn

Prospect Park Walking Tour in Brooklyn

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Escape the tourist crowds and venture into Brooklyn to discover one of New York’s most scenic green spaces. Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux—the same team who created Central Park—and is considered a masterpiece of landscape architecture. On this small-group tour, visit Grand Army Plaza, go people-watching in the Long Meadow, spot the Prospect Park Boathouse, and more. As you go, learn more about the landmark’s history from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Victorian Flatbush , Brooklyn Walking Tour

Victorian Flatbush , Brooklyn Walking Tour

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The Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn is a picturesque area renowned for its magnificent Victorian mansion houses. With this walking tour, get to know the historic district, admire its striking 19th-century architecture, and see landmarks such as the Kings Theatre, Ditmas Park, and the Flatbush Reformed Church.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Brooklyn Street Art Bike Tour

Brooklyn Street Art Bike Tour

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Art enthusiasts that want a taste of New York's underground art world can skip the museums and opt for this artsy bike tour, where you explore Brooklyn by bicycle. From Bushwick to Fort Greene, Williamsburg to DUMBO, you can follow your guide across Brooklyn to enjoy street art and waterfront vistas. Highlights include the Bushwick Collective murals, Brooklyn Navy Yard exhibitions, and the towering edifice of the old Domino Sugar Factory.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00

Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour in Williamsburg

Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour in Williamsburg

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This walking tour through Brooklyn's trendy Williamsburg neighborhood offers a brief look at Brooklyn history and its influence on contemporary culture, with an insider guide leading the way. Meet-up just steps from the subway, and begin your adventure uncovering trends and traditions—from the urban street art scene to hip local businesses. Venture past historical buildings, chic boutiques, and neighborhood cafés reflecting the area's laid-back vibe. Then be sure to capture the iconic Manhattan skyline from the scenic Brooklyn waterfront.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.00
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$32.00
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