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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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Underground Tour of the NYC SubwayArchitecture Tours

Underground Tour of the NYC Subway

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Thousands ride the New York City subway every day, but not many know the secrets and stories hidden behind the transit system. This underground tour of the NYC subway showcases the history of the subway with a native New Yorker as your guide. Ride through gilded ghost stations—complete with Jazz Age chandeliers—to one of the most modern stations: the Oculus at the World Trade Center station.
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New York City Central Park Bicycle RentalBike Rentals

New York City Central Park Bicycle Rental

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Rent a bike and cruise along shady paths, picturesque lakes, and quiet lanes in New York's Central Park. Take in the highlights of the sprawling park on two wheels, and enjoy the full flexibility to ride where you want for as long as you want. Get tips on the best places to visit inside the park, or follow city streets to nearby museums and Times Square.
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NYC Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Helicopter TourPrivate and Luxury

NYC Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Helicopter Tour

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There's no better view of the Statue of Liberty than from the air, peering out the side of a helicopter. On this quick flyover tour, take in unparalleled views of Ellis Island, Governor's Island, and the must-see Statue of Liberty. As you fly, check out the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, and get a bird's eye view of Wall Street, the world's financial hub.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
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Private Custom NYC Photo Tour with Personal PhotographerHalf-day Tours

Private Custom NYC Photo Tour with Personal Photographer

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Take away the pressure of capturing great vacation photos and let a professional do it for you on this photographer-led tour of New York City. Customize this private tour so you can visit and pose at photogenic New York locations, such as Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, and Battery Park. The high-resolution results are delivered digitally within 72 hours.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tour in New York City with SUVDay Trips

Private Sightseeing Tour in New York City with SUV

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Skip the crowded tourist buses and avoid the hassle of group tours. This private tour, exclusively for your party, takes you around New York City in an SUV, just like a local. You'll see top sights and learn all about the places of this diverse and fascinating city.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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New York City 1-Day or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing TourBus Tours

New York City 1-Day or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy a full day of New York City sightseeing with this 24-hour hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tour. Cruise the city with three neighborhood loops—including uptown, downtown, and Brooklyn—and hop off to explore top attractions like Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Empire State Building. Whether you pack it all into a 1-day adventure, or upgrade for the multi-day pass that includes a cruise, night tour, access to all three loops, and entrance to one of two museums you can be sure to see more and do more with this citywide tour.
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Pizza over The Brooklyn BridgePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Pizza over The Brooklyn Bridge

This tour ends with you sitting down, not standing! You are either sitting in a pizzeria, or in a park with your fresh pizza. I know of no other tour that combines a Brooklyn Bridge walking tour with a pizzeria. The tour is only offered mornings. It avoids the afternoon, when the bridge is more crowded.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Statue of Liberty Sunset Sightseeing Cruise & New York City Sky Line Pier 36Day Cruises

Statue of Liberty Sunset Sightseeing Cruise & New York City Sky Line Pier 36

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Enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor, and Statue of Liberty when you book this sunset cruise. Make your own way to Pier 36, hop aboard your vessel, and take to the water just as the sun starts to set. During your excursion, you’ll glide past Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges—and will enjoy marvelous views of the skyline as the lights start to come on.
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Couple's Private NYC Helicopter Sightseeing Experience with Champagne ToastPrivate and Luxury

Couple's Private NYC Helicopter Sightseeing Experience with Champagne Toast

Take in stunning aerial views of world famous New York City landmarks while cozying up to your significant other in your private helicopter. All flights are personally narrated by friendly and experienced pilots. Couple's private flights conveniently depart from Midtown Manhattan heliports and fly directly over major New York landmarks between the Statue of Liberty and Yankee Stadium (outside game times), including Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Central Park, George Washington Bridge, Hudson River, East River, Madison Square Garden, Freedom Tower, Financial District, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
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THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDEBus Tours

THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE

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See Downtown Manhattan from a rare perspective on a bus tour that includes state–of–the–art virtual reality technology. As you cruise past top landmarks, your goggles take you back in time to important historical moments, from George Washington’s inauguration to Black Tuesday. When you’re not immersed in the VR scenes, your guide provides little–known facts about points of interest on the itinerary, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, and One World Trade.
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Best NYC VIP Luxury Photography Sightseeing Leisure Tour ( Up to 4 People )Day Trips

Best NYC VIP Luxury Photography Sightseeing Leisure Tour ( Up to 4 People )

Enjoy a leisurely spin through Central Park with a 1-hour, small-group bicycle tour that explores one of New York City’s most iconic places. Find a bike that’s right for you, then follow your guide along a route that takes in scenic highlights and hidden gems. Pause to take in the Central Park Carousel and enjoy sweeping views of the lake from Cherry Hill. Ride past the Children’s Zoo and Heckscher Playground, and experience Central Park like a local, with all equipment and maps provided. 
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Private Full-Day New York City Tour with Friendly Local GuideDay Trips

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Private Full-Day New York City Tour with Friendly Local Guide

Explore New York City's top attractions on a private tour that features top attractions and the chance to taste classics like New York-style pizza and high-quality coffee (own expense). Visit Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, the Broadway theater district, and the 9/11 Memorial, and get photo ops of the Brooklyn Bridge. Finish your tour at the One World Observatory observation deck, which offers a bird's-eye perspective over the Big Apple. Entrance fees are not included on this tour.
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  • 7 hours
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Cruise around Statue of Liberty & Manhattan Skyline Pier 36 Day Cruises

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Cruise around Statue of Liberty & Manhattan Skyline Pier 36

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Even travelers with limited time can enjoy some of the best views in NYC with this quick Big Apple sightseeing cruise. Meet up at Pier 36 to set sail in the East River, where you can expect standout skyline views from the ship's deck. Relax and enjoy views of top area sights—like the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges—and make your way to see the iconic Statue of Liberty.
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  • 1 hour
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Valentine's Day Weekend 2020 Sunset SailDay Cruises

Valentine's Day Weekend 2020 Sunset Sail

Celebrate Valentine's Day and Weekend with your loved ones aboard Our yacht departing from pier 36 right under the famous Brooklyn Bridge. Enjoy a beautiful sunset sail on the New York Harbor with someone close to your heart. Cozy up as you take in the New York's most iconic sights - the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge and the NYC Skyline - all while sipping on a glass of wine or hot coco from our cash bar.
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From Dumbo to DowntownPrivate and Luxury

From Dumbo to Downtown

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Your ride begins at the world famous Water Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn. You’ll then be taken through the streets of Brooklyn with stops in Dumbo, Vinegar Hill and Brooklyn Heights, a posh residential area known for its tree-lined promenade along the East River. You’ll take in breathtaking views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty before your ride across the Brooklyn Bridge all while traveling in the most awesome way of transport via sidecar motorcycle to see our great city. This tour is a no-nonsense experience to see as much of this awesome city in the shortest time possible. You will get a taster for the sweet allure of riding by sidecar and want to reach out and touch the city as it whips by you. ( But, uh, please don’t try and touch literally!)
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60 min Sightseeing Cruise on a Yacht to View The Statue of LibertyDay Cruises

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60 min Sightseeing Cruise on a Yacht to View The Statue of Liberty

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Discover the Statue of Liberty from the water’s edge—and enjoy a comfortable alternative to crowded ferry transit—when you book this yacht tour of New York Harbor. Perfect for time-pressed travelers, this tour via well-appointed yacht departs multiple times daily from Pier 36. Once you hop aboard, pick from indoor and outdoor viewing areas, listen to live narration, and get within just 100 feet (30 meters) of Lady Liberty.
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New York: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Sunset CruiseDay Cruises

New York: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Sunset Cruise

Sail around the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge on a sunset cruise. Enjoy views of New York City's skyline and watch as the city lights come to life.
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Lower Manhattan Secrets And History Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Lower Manhattan Secrets And History Walking Tour

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Lower Manhattan has a rich history going back more than 400 years. From Battery Park to Wall Street, you can take a deep dive into the past on this walking tour. Stop by landmarks like the Charging Bull statue, see Federal Hall, and pass by Trinity Church where Alexander Hamilton is buried. Refuel with a slice of classic New York pizza, included in the tour.
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Guided Bicycle Tour of The Brooklyn BridgeMountain Bike Tours

Guided Bicycle Tour of The Brooklyn Bridge

Ride a bike across the Brooklyn Bridge on a leisurely, 2-hour bike tour with an experienced guide, and get the perfect introduction to NYC’s most iconic neighborhoods. Trace a 5-mile route through lower Manhattan and Brooklyn for get perfect views of NYC across the water. Enjoy the flexibility of a small-group New York City bike tour that reflect each group’s abilities.
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Brooklyn Bridge Tour, With YellingCultural Tours

Brooklyn Bridge Tour, With Yelling

So, uh, here's a question for you - why does New York build "really, really big things?" We tend to do that a lot. This is a fast-paced & funny walking essay that explores the answers to that question through the story of the Brooklyn Bridge. And to do so, we have to look the historical stories of immigration, engineering and political machines. With this tour, we use the bridge and it's bloody, weird history to get a deeper understanding of what is not only New York City, but what makes any city a city.
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One Day NYC Highlights Walking Tour with optional Empire State Building TicketsHalf-day Tours

One Day NYC Highlights Walking Tour with optional Empire State Building Tickets

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If you're only in New York for a short time, tick off multiple Big Apple highlights in a matter of hours on a small-group walking tour. Venture to Wall Street, visit the 9/11 Memorial, and ascend the world-famous Empire State Building. Continue to Chinatown and Little Italy, hop the subway to Greenwich Village (own expense), journey up to Grand Central Terminal, see the Chrysler Building, and Times Square.
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Brooklyn Bridge Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour

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he world's first steel-wire suspension bridge, New York’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge hangs at a height of 276 feet (85 meters) above the skyscraper-studded East River, connecting the colorful borough of Brooklyn with downtown Manhattan island. Pedal across the bridge’s 1,595 foot span (486 meters) on this engaging, family-friendly cycle tour along the celebrated West Side Greenway, to enjoy epic views of the New York skyline and experience Brooklyn up-close.
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  • 3 hours
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Brooklyn Bridge Running TourCultural Tours

Brooklyn Bridge Running Tour

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Experience the beauty of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge during a running tour that showcases the best of this New York City landmark. While it can be hard to make time for exercise when you’re on vacation, by joining a running tour you can combining exercise with sightseeing. Plus, running with a guide makes it easy to focus on the sights rather than navigating the city streets.
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Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Bike RentalMountain Bike Tours

Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental

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Avoid the confines of a group tour and explore Manhattan and Brooklyn at your own pace with this customizable bike rental. Traveling by bike lets you fit in more attractions than you could on foot and enjoy highlights such as skyline views from the Brooklyn Bridge. Plus, a variety of rental options lets you plan a trip that suits your schedule and interests.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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