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Brooklyn Bridge Tours

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Brooklyn Bridge
Extending for 1.3 miles (2 kilometers) across New York City’s East River, this 19th-century bridge sees constant foot, bike, and car traffic thanks to commuters and sightseers alike. After a construction beset by tragedies—at least 20 people died during the building process—this steel-wire suspension bridge, then the world’s largest, finally opened to the public in 1883. Today crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is an essential New York experience. Visitors come in droves to admire the bridge’s dramatic neo-Gothic towers and the stellar views of Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront.
 
The Basics
The storied history of the Brooklyn Bridge and the spectacular views it affords make it a common inclusion on guided walking tours and bike tours of the city. For a whole new perspective on the bridge, take a sightseeing cruise or even a helicopter flight during which you will buzz over the iconic structure as well as other well-known NYC landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • In cooler months, wear an extra layer or two, as it can be colder and windier on the bridge than on street level.
  • The bridge’s pedestrian path is narrow; be careful not to veer into the adjacent bike lane.
  • Crossing the bridge on foot takes around 25 minutes, or longer if you pause for photographs.
 
How to Get There
From Manhattan, you can access the bridge’s walkway from Park Row and Centre Street, opposite City Hall Park. The closest subway stations are Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (4, 5, and 6 trains) and Chambers Street (J and Z). On the Brooklyn side, access the pedestrian walkway from Tillary Street and Adams Street in Brooklyn Heights. Here the nearest subway stations are Jay Street–MetroTech (A, C, and F), Court Street (N and R), and Borough Hall (2, 3, 4, and 5).

When to Get There
Avoid the morning and evening rush hours: The bridge is congested with commuters. It’s quieter early on weekend mornings (before 10am) and at night (after 8pm), when the bridge’s neo-Gothic towers are dramatically illuminated. 
 
The Fascinating History of the Brooklyn Bridge
Though the Brooklyn Bridge was designed by John Roebling in the 1860s, Roebling never got to see his creation realized, having died following an accident in 1869. After his death, his son, Washington Roebling, and his wife, Emily, oversaw the construction. On May 30, 1883, just a few days after its opening, the bridge was the site of a tragic stampede that killed 12 pedestrians. In 1884, in an effort to allay concerns regarding the structural integrity of the bridge, circus owner P.T. Barnum had a troupe of 21 elephants, including the famous Jumbo, cross it.
Address: FDR Drive, 10038, USA
Hours: 24 hours a day
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2 Bridges NYC Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

2 Bridges NYC Bike Tour

Cycling across the Brooklyn bridge has long been a must-do for visitors to New York, and for good reason. There is hardly a better way to see this iconic bridge and admire the vast Manhattan skyline than while cruising along on a bike and feeling the breeze in your hair. Now, however, you can experience even more with Bike Rent NYC’s new Double Bridge Tour. This tour gives customers the opportunity not only to cycle this historic bridge, but also to explore the Brooklyn and DUMBO areas before returning to Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge. On this loop you will get to experience both bridges, Brooklyn’s beautiful new waterfront cycle path and the vibrancy of DUMBO. Expect stunning views, flashes of colorful street art and of course a thrilling bike ride.
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New York City Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Half-Day Private TourHalf-day Tours

New York City Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Half-Day Private Tour

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Tour Manhattan with your own private guide once your cruise docks at its New York City port. Your native New Yorker guide can fill you in on local history while leading you to top sights and attractions. Discover neighborhoods like Chinatown and SoHo and drive across the Brooklyn Bridge for stunning Manhattan views. Once your excursion is through, your driver will drop you at your hotel or area airport of choice.
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Private New York City Walking TourBus Tours

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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Brooklyn Bridge Walking TourSelf-guided Tours & Rentals

Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

Walk your way over the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge and into the fastest growing part of the city on a unique tour filled with sightseeing and information from the city's best tour guides. Your guide will be able to give you great recommendations for cuisine, lodging, and other activities while you're here in New York! Join us and we'll show you why Brooklyn is becoming the place to be! Tours can be given in any language upon customer request with advance notice. Contact us for more information!
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Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront Guided Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

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Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront Guided Bike Tour

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COVID-19: Still providing tours, but only private, only your group. Masks and other precautions observed. We'll see Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the DUMBO warehouse district. After a quick tour of City Hall area, we roll over the Brooklyn Bridge with stops for the perfect photo ops of the gorgeous Wall Street skyline. While there, I'll share historical insights into the twin icons of New York City's East River: the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. We'll continue on to the charming brownstone streets of Brooklyn. After a stop at the beautiful Promenade, we'll zip through NYC's newest, most innovative and beautiful 85-acre waterfront playground, the Brooklyn Bridge Park (just opened in 2010). There will be stops and photo ops galore in the shabby-chic shipping and warehouse districts of DUMBO, Vinegar Hill and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. You’ll get a peek into the history of Brooklyn’s shipping industry that once thrived on these docks and cobblestone streets.
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten IslandPrivate and Luxury

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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue to see Brooklyn, Staten Island and more. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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New York Helicopter Flight: Grand IslandAudio Guides

New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island

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Get an aerial view of New York City on this comprehensive helicopter ride. The sightseeing flight reveals all the top landmarks—from Central Park and Times Square to the Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. This enables you to see more in minutes than you could in a day of exploring on foot, making the tour ideal for first-time visitors who want to get acquainted with the city.
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Private Brooklyn Walking Tour with Photographer: 3 Locations, 50 Edited Shots.Private and Luxury

Private Brooklyn Walking Tour with Photographer: 3 Locations, 50 Edited Shots.

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Don't run the risk of leaving New York with only sub-par photos to remember it by. This tour, led by a professional photographer, will create invaluable memories by taking you to the Brooklyn Bridge, Dumbo, and Brooklyn Heights areas where you will pose for a series of photographs you'll receive just a few days later.
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Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens Coach Tour from ManhattanHalf-day Tours

Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens Coach Tour from Manhattan

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There’s more to the Big Apple than just Times Square and Central Park. Explore the rest of New York City on this exciting multi-borough guided tour. See Spanish Harlem. Explore the Bronx, home of the Yankees. Cruise around vibrant Queens. Feel like a hipster in Brooklyn. And, finally, cross back into Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge. Learn about the history and culture of the boroughs. This service is a complement to the traditional city tour of Manhattan, and represents the authentic “melting pot” of the real New York.
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan SightseeingPrivate and Luxury

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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx Contrast Tour in Spanish or EnglishDay Trips

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New York City has many sides. So many that most visitors and even some locals don’t see them all. This guided tour takes you to some hidden enclaves in the Big Apple: visiting Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. Stop in multicultural neighborhoods to learn about local culture, sample the food, and see landmarks from famous films.
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New York "Must See" Small-Group Half-Day Tour

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Experience the best of the Big Apple during this half-day tour of Manhattan with a group limited to 15 guests. Rather than trying to do it all yourself, let an experienced guide lead you through the vibrant streets, colorful neighborhoods, and historic landmarks on foot, subway, and ferry. Get the full New York City experience and see iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, and Wall Street.
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Deluxe Private SUV Tour: Best of NYCHalf-day Tours

Deluxe Private SUV Tour: Best of NYC

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Skip the hassle of getting around in New York City with a local guide and a private SUV. This tour of Lower Manhattan shows you the best of the borough, including historic Greenwich Village, SoHo, TriBeCa, Chinatown, and Little Italy, among other neighborhoods and sites. Learn about the history of each place and hop out to take photos as often as you like. Upgrade to a half-day tour to explore Upper and Mid-Manhattan too.
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan HighlightsPrivate and Luxury

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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building and Central Park, plus the Statue of Liberty. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor CruiseDay Cruises

New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise

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See New York City’s highlights on a 5-hour tour by luxury bus and harbor cruise, and experience the Big Apple in style and comfort. Cruise through Wall Street’s soaring concrete canyons, capture moving images of the 9/11 memorial, then continue to the elegant avenues that line Central Park. Pause to explore Grand Central Terminal and the Met, and board a sightseeing cruise across the New York Harbor. Enjoy sweeping views of the city from the water, where the Statue of Liberty gazes across to the unforgettable Manhattan skyline.
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New York Times Journeys: Brooklyn Dumbo Walking Tour with Beer and Food TastingHalf-day Tours

New York Times Journeys: Brooklyn Dumbo Walking Tour with Beer and Food Tasting

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Inspired by "The New York Times"' 36 Hours travel column, this Brooklyn walking tour introduces you to one of the borough's most popular and interesting districts: Dumbo. Following tips from "Times" writers, visit quirky sights and historic landmarks, sample artisan foods and drinks; and immerse yourself in local life. This is a great way to see more of New York City with an insider perspective.
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New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide OptionDay Trips

New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

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Explore New York City at your own pace on a private tour that lets you customize your itinerary. Your personal guide helps you to craft your dream journey around NYC, making this trip a rewarding adventure for everyone from first-time visitors to NYC regulars. Plus, while many tours have one driver/guide, on this trip you can choose a separate guide and driver so you can ensure your guide’s full attention.
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Taste of NYC Helicopter TourPrivate and Luxury

Taste of NYC Helicopter Tour

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There’s no better way to see New York than from the air and helicopter tours don’t have to cost the earth. Feel the history as you soar above Ellis Island, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and more on this short but perfectly tailored flight that brings you eye to eye with the iconic Statue of Liberty. Choose between multiple departures throughout the day, with a maximum of six travelers per flight.
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New York City Sightseeing Tour by CoachHalf-day Tours

New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

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See as much as you can in fast-moving New York on this comprehensive 5-hour coach sightseeing tour of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Listen to live commentary as you tackle NYC from top to bottom, starting with Uptown highlights like Harlem and the Dakota (once home to John Lennon) before heading towards downtown. After admiring the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings, catch a glimpse of Greenwich Village and Soho and beholding the Brooklyn Bridge. Make sure to watch for the new World Trade Center as you head back to Herald Square.
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat CruiseDay Cruises

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Boat Cruise

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Secure your ticket in advance for this New York Harbor sightseeing cruise: prebooking will spare you the fuss of ticket-buying in Manhattan. Settle indoors or out on the 3-level Lady Liberty paddleboat and pass under the Brooklyn Bridge for views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Manhattan’s skyline, including One World Trade Center. Choose a departure to suit you and upgrade to add access to Liberty Island’s grounds.
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New York Tour by Subway and Bus with Private GuideHalf-day Tours

New York Tour by Subway and Bus with Private Guide

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Avoid group excursions packed with tourists and instead discover New York City like a local on a private tour by subway and bus. While the city can be intimidating to explore on your own, on this tour a personal guide leads the way to top attractions and historic landmarks. That way, you don’t have to worry about navigating the public transportation systems and hectic streets.
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Statue of Liberty and New York City Skyline Sightseeing CruiseDay Cruises

Statue of Liberty and New York City Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

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Many of New York City's most memorable landmarks can be seen from the water and this cruise lets you see the sights without the crowds. Hop aboard a 1920s-style yacht and set sail around New York Harbor, Liberty Island, and the Hudson River. While on-board, sip an included drink as you admire views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty from the solarium or open-air deck.
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Guided Private Underground New York Subway TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour

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Learn the secrets of New York’s subway on a 2.5-hour underground tour with a private guide. Hear stories about the engineering, technology and people behind the subway’s construction. Discover legends and secrets about abandoned levels, hidden stations and fake houses that disguise escape routes around the city. See official and unofficial art as you follow the 1904 line from Bowling Green to Grand Central Terminal, and get a surprising look at places that every New Yorker sees—but few notice.
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New York City Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan Day Cruises

New York City Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

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Admire a perspective on New York City that many visitors miss during this sunset cruise. Sail down the Hudson River aboard a 1920s replica yacht, and enjoy a drink of your choice. Accompanied by your captain’s light narration, you can take in Ellis Island and Lady Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Battery Park, and watch as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline. Both indoor and outdoor observation areas are available.
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