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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...

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

    2. 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

    3. 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 ...

  • Brooklyn: 3.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    4. Brooklyn: 3.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Pedal off from the famous Dumbo area under the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge, and get sweeping views of Lower Manhattan across the East River. Continue to the redeveloped Brooklyn Navy Yard, and then head into the southern part of bohemian Williamsburg. Cycle to Fort Green Park and pass the preserved government buildings. Get stunning views of the Soldiers and Sailors Arch and Brooklyn Public Library from Grand Army Plaza. Then, experience the cycling paradise of Prospect Park before you ride into Red Hook for a quick snack and drink.  Hear how the area went from being the busiest port in the world to a place of crime, before artists moved in to the brick warehouses and brownstone houses. See local landmarks such as Steve's Key Lime Pies and Widow Jane Distillery, and grab some snacks along the way. End with a visit to affluent Brooklyn Heights, the first preserved historic neighborhoo...

    Brian is a nice guide explaining many things about Brooklyn. Great bicicles, high quality. Tour had a few too many traffic light stops for me.

  • Brooklyn: 6-Hour Bike Tour

    5. 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: 2-Hour Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges Bike Tour

    6. Brooklyn: 2-Hour Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges Bike Tour

    This 2-hour tour starts on the waterfront in Dumbo, Brooklyn and takes you through 10 miles of New York City’s most interesting sights. You will head across the Manhattan Bridge to see sweeping views of Midtown Manhattan’s East Side, Williamsburg and Wallabout Bay before heading into Chinatown. You will travel under the FDR on the East River Esplanade on a protected bike path before continuing on to see views of the Freedom Tower and One World Trade. You will then make your way to City Hall Park, which boasts views of The Woolworth Building, The Tweed Courthouse, The Municiple Building and Park Row. Next up, head across the Brooklyn Bridge to see grand views of downtown Manhattan and The Statue of Liberty. You will then see Brooklyn’s Court Houses and make your way to the first historically preserved neighborhood in the US, Brooklyn Heights. You will end your tour back in Dumbo, wher...

    One of the best bike tours I have done. Brooklyn is beautiful and the tour was perfect.

  • Brooklyn: Private Customized Holiday Tour with Warm Drink

    7. 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...

  • Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Small-Group Food Tour

    8. Lonely Planet Experiences: Brooklyn Small-Group Food Tour

    Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience. Stroll around the brownstone buildings of Brooklyn on a 3-hour neighborhood food tour, and discover the delicious mom-and-pop shops and restaurants of New York. Discover first-hand how food is the engine of the local ecosystem. Focused on Smith and Court Streets and the surrounding neighbourhoods, the tour uncovers a vibrant mix of locally-owned, artisanal food stores that are unlike almost any other neighborhood in America. You will visit old school haunts and new culinary entrepreneurs to experience traditional flavors and daring dishes. Pop into Italian and Middle Eastern shops that have long been the staple of the neighborhood, and explore the growing scene of cafés and restaurants specializing in New American cuisine. Learn about the neighborhood's rich ...

    Fantastic! Our guide Alex was really interesting and showed us an insight into the real America. Great history, artisan Brooklyn producers and delicious food samples! Thank you for a great time!

  • Brooklyn: 3-Hour Williamsburg Bites Food Tour

    9. Brooklyn: 3-Hour Williamsburg Bites Food Tour

    Come hungry and ready to feast on delicious, gourmet foods at some of the top eateries in Williamsburg. Taste your way through this popular neighborhood and learn about its history on a 3-hour afternoon stroll. Williamsburg’s ultra-trendy charm is irresistible. You’ll discover the street art, cute boutiques, and lively bar scene, and experience some stellar bites. Knowing the local hangouts is crucial, and your guide will show you the favorites. Rest assured: there is more than enough food for lunch. You will feast on delicious foods from local favorites in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Learn the history of the neighborhood, enjoy some incredible large-scale street art, and snap some choice photos out on a waterfront pier of the best view of the NYC skyline. What a perfect way to spend an afternoon. The local experts have prepared a fun afternoon filled with incredible food, and you can be s...

    We loved this tour! Lots of history, diverse food and a really great walk for a crisp Saturday afternoon.

  • Private and Fully Customized Tour of New York

    10. Private and Fully Customized Tour of New York

    Want to customize the itinerary for your own private tour of New York? Staff and guides will help you pick and choose the sites, attractions, and neighborhoods to visit, recommending some that you may not be aware of. Choose a tour duration of 4, 6, or 8 hours on this special program priced for a group of up to 10 participants. After you make your booking, a tour specialist will contact you to create a unique itinerary for your tour, ensuring you see the sights and attractions that you want to see, not what the guide decides. An experienced guide will lead you through the Big Apple and provide colorful commentary, as well as some history and little know facts. Public transportation is the recommended way to experience the city like a true New Yorker. However, if you prefer traveling in a vehicle, that can be set that up when your individual itinerary is created. A foreign language gui...

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What people are saying about Brooklyn

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 108 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!

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.

Our tour guide Sergio made this trip an absolute delight as he was so professional and nice. It was a great insight into how different other areas of NYC are to just Manhattan. Movie locations were pointed out to us and there was plenty of opportunities to take excellent photographs. The service provided by the guide and his driver was first class.

One of the best bike tours I have done. Brooklyn is beautiful and the tour was perfect.

Extraordinary guide (Ceci) very friendly, very clear all the explanation and flexible.