Brooklyn
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  • From Manhattan: Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn Bus Tour

    1. From Manhattan: Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn Bus Tour

    After pickup, head north from Manhattan, going through the neighborhood of Harlem and crossing into the Bronx. Visit the Yankee Stadium, home of the legendary NYC baseball team. Enjoy a stop to take pictures and shop for souvenirs. Proceed to the South Bronx to see graffiti and street art masterpieces. Hear the stories behind each of the most famous pieces, snapping photos along the way. Next, head to Queens, the largest and most multicultural borough in New York. Visit Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, where you'll find the Mets' Stadium and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The final stop in Queens will be on Roosevelt Avenue, one of the borough’s main streets. See first hand how immigration has contributed to the vibrant life of this neighborhood, full of multicultural stores and restaurants. The last borough to visit is Brooklyn, where you’ll see the Jewish Quarters i...

  • From Manhattan: Full-Day NYC Boroughs and Coney Island Tour

    2. From Manhattan: Full-Day NYC Boroughs and Coney Island Tour

    Traveling by comfortable motor coach and accompanied by your professional, licensed NYC bilingual tour guide, your day will start in the borough of Manhattan, known as “the city”, with a ride through Harlem in Upper Manhattan. You’ll learn about the development of this diverse neighborhood and see historic sites, such as the world-renowned Apollo Theater, the debut venue for many performers such as Ella Fitzgerland, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye and many others. Next, you’ll travel north, to the borough of the Bronx, where you’ll see the home of one of the most famous baseball teams in the world: The New York Yankees! You’ll also learn about the birth of hip hop and view original street art while walking along the streets.  The tour continues across the East River into the borough of Queens, one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the US, whose residents speak over 100 languages. Y...

    Excelent tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the driver was very good as well. Highly recommended!! Five stars!!!

  • NYC: New York, City of Contrasts Exclusive Spanish Tour

    3. NYC: New York, City of Contrasts Exclusive Spanish Tour

    On an exclusive Spanish-language tour, you'll be picked up at the entrance of one of 3 Midtown hotels: Millennium Broadway, Pennsylvania, or Wellington. Choose which location is most convenient for you. Then, head north in Manhattan, going through the neighborhood of Harlem and crossing into the Bronx. Visit the Yankee Stadium, home of the legendary NYC baseball team, and take a restroom, picture-taking, and shopping break. Continue to Grand Concourse Avenue and enter the famous police Precinct 42. Proceed to the South Bronx to see graffiti and street art masterpieces. Hear the stories behind each of the most famous pieces, snapping photos along the way. Head then to Queens, the largest and most multicultural borough in New York. See the most expensive neighbor out of Manhattan, MALBA. The next stop is Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. There you'll find the Mets' Stadium and the USTA Billie...

    Although I do not speak Spanish, I did have a Spanish-speaking guest, I took the tour with her, I enjoyed it immensely as did she. I am also a New Yorker, I went to places I have not been to in many many years and enjoyed seeing them again and was surprised and all the places I’ve never been to. The guide was kind enough to speak English as well and highlight parts of the tour for me.

  • Manhattan: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

    4. Manhattan: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

    Rediscover the charm of vibrant Manhattan on a private tour with a savvy local host. Replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there, as we all know the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it from a local's perspective. Travel through the best parts of Central Park, where New Yorkers go jogging and cycling. Go for a stroll downtown, stopping along the way at the best cafes loved by real New Yorkers. Or allow your local host to lead you towards the charming, old-style covered market in Greenwich Village, stopping to see the High Line. There are so many possibilities for your customized itinerary. After booking, you will be contacted about your preferences and interests. A like-minded New Yorker who knows the city intimately and shares your interests will be assigned to you as your local host.  Based ...

  • NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

    5. NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

    Experience New York City beyond Manhattan on this contrasts and color themed bus tour that visits Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Learn about the art, history, and culture of the city alongside a NYC expert guide. Start your tour in the heart of Manhattan near Times Square. Meet your guide and board the tour bus to the historic Harlem neighborhood, famous for its African American roots, food, and more. After a stop at the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame, continue to the Bronx, birthplace of hip hop and rap. See Yankees Stadium and learn about baseball in the city. Head off to see graffiti murals unique to this borough. Next, visit Queens, the largest borough and home to NYC’s largest Chinatown. Stop to see Flushing Meadows Corona Park, originally developed to host the 1939 World’s Fair and then the 1946 World’s Fair. See memorable monuments, Citi Field, and other spots at this scenic park. ...

  • New York: 2.5-Hour Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

    6. New York: 2.5-Hour Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

    Follow the Freedom Trail in New York! Learn the exciting history of how a band of brave men and women formed the networks in Brooklyn and Manhattan that became the Underground Railroad.  Visit an archeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans in colonial America. View the former stations, including the former locations of homes and churches, that were on the Underground Railroad. Learn about the riots, revolts and dramatic escapes that occurred during American slavery. Listen to tales of courage and triumph and discover the stories of real New Yorkers who risked life and property to help people escaping American Slavery.

    Stacy was informative, patient and forthright in her presentation. I will definitely recommend this tour to family and friends. Thank you for offering this tour. ❤

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

    7. 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 ...

    Laurie was incredible both in personality and knowledge. We loved every minute! This tour is a must when visiting NYC.

  • Brooklyn: 6-Hour Bike Tour

    8. Brooklyn: 6-Hour Bike 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. St...

    We highly recommend to take the 6 hour tour, (just considere to take drinking water). John was a amazing guide, we were very happy with the places, explanation, and rhythm of the tour. Thank you John.

  • Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO: 2-Hour Walking Tour from Manhattan

    9. Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO: 2-Hour Walking Tour from Manhattan

    Meet outside the Tweed Court House to begin this informative 2-hour to 2.5 hour walking tour. Beginning with the establishment of Brooklyn, once an independent city, then moving on to discuss the borough's diversity and its position as the most populous section of New York City today. Here you'll also have a view of some of the most prominent landmarks of Lower Manhattan. Approaching the Brooklyn Bridge you'll learn about the roots of ferry travel across the East River, the politics behind the building of the bridge, and the trials and tribulations of the Roebling family – the designers of the famed bridge – and their contributions. Listen to riveting facts about the construction of the bridge, its immigrant builders, and how it encouraged commerce between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Along with getting background on other bridges, buildings, and monuments, while crossing the East River you...

    Kevin was fabulous. His knowledge of The bridge and Brooklyn was excellent and add to that a sense of humor too. Would definitely recommend

  • Brooklyn: Private Customized Holiday Tour with Warm Drink

    10. Brooklyn: Private Customized Holiday Tour with Warm Drink

    Just over the Brooklyn Bridge is a winter wonderland waiting to be explored…Experience a real New Yorker’s Christmas as you take part in the local tradition of visiting Dyker Heights to see the most dazzling lights and browsing festive markets, hot chocolate in hand. Join a like-minded local host to explore Brooklyn in all its festive glory and visit the local neighborhoods of Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge, where local residents put on the most spectacular (and extravagant) Christmas light displays in the city. Local residents here take their light displays seriously, so as you stroll through the neighbourhoods you’ll see dazzling lights and festive scenes glittering in front of every house.  If this wasn’t enough to get you in the festive spirit, explore a Christmas market like Brooklyn Makers Holiday Market or the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar, where you can eat, drink and be merry as you p...

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What people are saying about Brooklyn

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 817 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!

The tour was awesome!! I feel it was well worth the money. Our Guide was Antonio and he is amazing at what he do and made sure we all had a great time. I recommend this tour to all new comers to NYC!

Stacy was informative, patient and forthright in her presentation. I will definitely recommend this tour to family and friends. Thank you for offering this tour. ❤

Excellent visit. The guide's speech is easily understandable for non-English speakers.

Liked our guide Maia. Just the three of us for a pretty intimate walk.