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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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Private Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBOPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO

From a city of 30, 000 people at the time of the Revolution, New York City's population mushroomed to over a million eighty years later. The rise of the Brooklyn Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time, represented the city bursting onto the world stage. After the great bridge rose out of the depths of the river floor to tower over the booming metropolis. Just three short years later the Statue of Liberty would rise in the harbor, and steel frames would allow buildings to reach for the stars, but it all started with the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Private Brooklyn Walking Tour: Brooklyn Bridge DUMBO and Brooklyn HeightsPrivate and Luxury

Private Brooklyn Walking Tour: Brooklyn Bridge DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights

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Get up close and personal with the Brooklyn Bridge, and visit two of Brooklyn’s most distinctive neighborhoods, on this private tour. Meet your guide at a time that’s convenient for you, and pick an itinerary that works best for your schedule. You’ll set off in Lower Manhattan, will cross the 1.1-mile (1.8-kilometer) Brooklyn Bridge, and will learn all about its wealth of history as you go. Once in Brooklyn, explore DUMBO—a formerly industrial area that’s now one of the borough’s trendiest neighborhoods—and historical Brooklyn Heights.
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Battery Park to Brooklyn Bridge Walking TourHistorical Tours

Battery Park to Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

This tour tends to be small groups and features many of the hidden secrets and fun stories about the early days of New York. Plenty of stops for refreshments, photo ops and bathroom stops. Refreshments not included. Private / custom tours available .
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Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Private Walking TourPrivate and Luxury

Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Private Walking Tour

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Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge—and discover two of Brooklyn’s highlight neighborhoods—all without the crowds: a private tour makes for an intimate way to see the sights. At a departure time of your choosing, meet your guide in Lower Manhattan and stroll across the 1.1-mile (1.8-kilometer) Brooklyn Bridge, admiring panoramic views along the way. Once in Brooklyn, discover the waterfront Brooklyn Promenade, see the historical houses in Brooklyn Heights, and finish in the industrial-chic DUMBO neighborhood.
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Brooklyn Bridge Photography Tour with NYC Skyline ViewsPrivate and Luxury

Brooklyn Bridge Photography Tour with NYC Skyline Views

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One of the most photogenic attractions in New York City is the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, which is the star of the show on this Brooklyn photography tour designed for photo fanatics. Get ready to snap great pictures once you meet-up with your group of fellow photo enthusiasts on the Manhattan side of the bridge. As you walk across, capture the bridge's bold design, admire the views of the Manhattan skyline, and even get a few tips on lighting and composition from your guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ultimate Insiders Brooklyn Bridge Walking TourArchitecture Tours

Ultimate Insiders Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

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This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Brooklyn Bridge by learning from the great-great-grandson of the original creators. Join Metro Tours' Kriss Roebling for one of the most unique walking tours in the world! You will be able to see and touch original pieces of the Brooklyn Bridge and learn family stories of how the Brooklyn Bridge came to be one of the most famous bridges in the world. Kriss will also bring family heirlooms on tour, showing notebooks and photos of his unique connection to the world-famous bridge. There is no other tour in New York City that will allow you to get this up-close-and-personal with Kriss and his family history. We guarantee small groups, so you have a chance to interact with Kriss and ask questions. As a result, our tours do sell out. Join Metro Tours and Kriss on this amazing walking tour!
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Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour

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See the best of Lower Manhattan on this Brooklyn Bridge guided bike tour that covers all of the highlights. Navigate the city on two wheels and explore the streets as you make your way from Manhattan's southern tip to City Hall and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. This easy climb leads to incredible views and prime photo ops, so be sure to bring your camera!
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NYC Night Bus Tour, from Times Square to the Brooklyn BridgeBus Tours

NYC Night Bus Tour, from Times Square to the Brooklyn Bridge

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Watch New York City come to life after dark on an evening coach tour by double-decker bus, and follow an exciting route through the heart of Midtown Manhattan’s highlights. See Times Square’s towering lights and capture unforgettable images of the Empire State Building’s bright spire, then continue through the bustling streets to the Manhattan Bridge. Enjoy recorded narration throughout the tour, learn about New York’s colorful history, and hear about life in a city that never sleeps.
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New York City Private Van City TourHalf-day Tours

New York City Private Van City Tour

Enjoy traveling around New York City with ease on this private tour, including transportation in a private van. You and your party of up to nine people can choose your itinerary, visiting sights such as Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, Times Square, and others. Listen to in-depth commentary from your guide on the history and culture of New York, asking questions as you travel.
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  • 4 hours
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NYC Guided Full-Day Bike Tour, plus Cross the Brooklyn BridgeDay Trips

NYC Guided Full-Day Bike Tour, plus Cross the Brooklyn Bridge

Enjoy a new perspective on the city when you explore on two wheels—and visit two different boroughs—all in one immersive bike tour. Meet your guide in the morning in Greenwich Village, grab your bikes and helmets, and set off with a small group for company. Glide past the Stonewall Inn and down towards Wall Street before crossing the Brooklyn Bridge to tony Brooklyn Heights. Return to Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge, and immerse yourself in Chinatown’s ambiance, before the tour's end.
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Private Tour of Brooklyn Neighborhoods by Chauffeured EscaladeDay Trips

Private Tour of Brooklyn Neighborhoods by Chauffeured Escalade

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If you don't want a typical, cookie-cutter tour of Brooklyn, your best bet for a personalized experience is with a private, chauffeured excursion. During this private tour, explore New York's favorite borough to see what you want, when you want to. Visit top sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge and diverse neighborhoods, including old Italian areas like Carroll Gardens, as well as artsy areas like Bushwick.
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Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of New York CityDay Trips

Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of New York City

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New York is a city that has so much to offer, it can be difficult finding the time to fit everything in. This full-day sightseeing tour combines a bus tour with a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, so you can see more of New York City in less time with a guide who knows the quickest ways around and the best places to catch sight of top attractions.
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Brooklyn Delights Full-Day Bike TourDay Trips

Brooklyn Delights Full-Day Bike Tour

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Hop on your bike in Manhattan's Lower East Side and head over to bohemian Brooklyn for a full-day cycling tour. Skip the tour bus and travel like a local, stopping in top locations for time to explore and listen to guided commentary. Highlights include the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a historic Hasidic shtetl as well as the Williamsburg and DUMBO neighborhoods.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Brooklyn 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour, with Private Driver-GuideDay Trips

Brooklyn 6-Hour Sightseeing Tour, with Private Driver-Guide

No trip to New York City is complete without a visit to Brooklyn, and though run-of-the-mill tours will show you the highlights, a private outing is the best way to see more in less time. Enjoy a complete Brooklyn tour with this full-day adventure, with your own guide to whisk you around in a private minivan. With hassle-free hotel pickup, views of the NYC skyline, and stops at top attractions like the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Coney Island, this tour truly covers it all.
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Private Tour of Queens, Harlem & BrooklynDay Trips

Private Tour of Queens, Harlem & Brooklyn

Take a break from central Manhattan to explore the outer limits of New York City, from Harlem to Brooklyn. Throughout the day you enjoy a private guide and chauffeur service in an air-conditioned vehicle, which eliminates the hassle of taking public transit or navigating on your own. See landmarks and points of interest often missed by visitors, including the oldest bar in Queens and a crafts market in Williamsburg.
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Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx Private Tour with a Driver-GuideDay Trips

Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx Private Tour with a Driver-Guide

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See the parts of New York City most travelers miss with this private tour to Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. With your personal guide, you can explore historic neighborhoods and vibrant communities in a comfortable minivan that accommodates up to six passengers. Visit the cultural hub of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, stop to see the Manhattan skyline from Dumbo, and head to the Bronx to visit Yankee Stadium, Little Italy, and more. With private transportation and hotel pickup included, this tour might be the best way for a local's view of NYC.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Tour of Brooklyn (Half Day)Half-day Tours

Private Tour of Brooklyn (Half Day)

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Explore New York City’s largest and oldest borough on this half-day guided tour of Brooklyn. Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup, craft a custom itinerary to suit your interests, and get an insider’s view of this fascinating and diverse city within a city. Feast on delicious food from far flung cultures, admire two-century-old Brownstones, and check out colorful street art on one convenient tour.
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  • 4 hours
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New York Premium Tour: Must See Sights, Private Double Decker, Cruise, WalkingHalf-day Tours

New York Premium Tour: Must See Sights, Private Double Decker, Cruise, Walking

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Whether it's sightseeing on a double-decker bus, cruising to the Statue of Liberty, or exploring the Financial District, there are a few essential New York experiences that no traveler should miss. You can do all this and more with this top value combo tour experience, including over a dozen must-do New York attractions. With just one ticket, you can see more of the Big Apple, enjoy skyline views, and take advantage of the hassle-free included transportation.
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  • 5 hours
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Personal Photography Tour in New York - Brooklyn & DUMBOPrivate and Luxury

Personal Photography Tour in New York - Brooklyn & DUMBO

Avoid snapping away on your smartphone incessantly and ensure you get great shots by hiring a professional photographer in NYC. Together with your photographer, you’ll pick from a choice of shooting locations in the city, from Dumbo to Central Park. Download the professionally edited images via an online gallery.
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Convertible Manhattan Tour(Brooklyn, Financial Districts, and Time square)Private and Luxury

Convertible Manhattan Tour(Brooklyn, Financial Districts, and Time square)

Traveler can ride a Convertible Tour in NEW YORK CITY. FAST AND TO THE POINT. YOU CAN SEE THE MUST-SEE PLACES IN NEW YORK, including Time Square, Brooklyn Bridge, and Financial Districts with Convertible ride. All rides are with the New Yorker, which can give you a special experience.
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Brooklyn Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour, from Lower ManhattanBus Tours

Brooklyn Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour, from Lower Manhattan

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See the best of New York's trendiest borough on a double-decker bus tour of Brooklyn, starting at a convenient meeting point in Lower Manhattan. Get amazing views of the Brooklyn Bridge, and learn about the area’s history and distinctive culture through pre-recorded audio as you drive to landmarks like Grand Army Plaza, the Botanical Gardens, and the New York Transit Museum. This tour offers a hassle-free way to get outside Manhattan even if you have only a few hours to spare.
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Christmas Lights Tour - Dyker Heights in BrooklynChristmas

Christmas Lights Tour - Dyker Heights in Brooklyn

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Winter is the most wonderful time of the year! One neighborhood in New York is particular – Dyker Heights in Brooklyn. There, the residents take Christmas decorations to a new level - houses decorated with thousands of lights, toy soldiers, Santa Clauses and even motorized Christmas displays. If you want an easy, fun way to experience Christmas join this Dyker Heights Christmas lights Tour. Total duration is 4 hours • Luxury SUV or Stretch Limousine • Get a breathtaking view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge • See the famous Christmas lights of Dyker Heights in Brooklyn • A final stop at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
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The Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour: Half-day Tours

The Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour: "The Brooklyn Revolution!"

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The historic borough of Brooklyn is packed with iconic sights, and it can be easy to overlook highlights when exploring on your own. With this guided walking tour, be sure to see headliners like the Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, and Brooklyn Bridge Park, as well as the quiet tree-lined streets and 19th-century homes of Brooklyn Heights. Along the way, learn about Brooklyn’s fascinating history dating back to the Revolutionary War from your historian guide.
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The Weekender City Running Tour PackageOvernight Tours

The Weekender City Running Tour Package

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Join City Running Tours on two days of guided running tours throughout New York City's most well known landmarks. Day 1 will take you on an 4 mile adventure through the world's most well know green space, Central Park. It's hard to imagine that everything you see while running through park was put there by design, but that's exactly what you'll experience on this running tour. The lower portion of the park features the most ambitious landscape architecture ever implemented in the United States and magically escorts the viewer out of the city and into a peaceful park surrounding. Day 2 brings you on a 4 mile tour over the most iconic landmark in all of New York, the Brooklyn Bridge. At any time of day the bridge provides great views of Manhattan and Brooklyn and offers a look back at the origins of modern day New York City, when Manhattan and Brooklyn were still separate cities. Run with us and check off your bucket list as these will be two days that you will always remember!
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