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NYC: Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO Self-Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

NYC: Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO Self-Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 8 per person

Discover New York City’s historic borough of Brooklyn. Explore a neighborhood that has become a haven for artists, musicians, and the city’s most cutting-edge culture.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Valid 365 days
from first activation
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights, the historic and cultural hotspots of a unique borough
  • See landmarks both old and new, from the venerable Brooklyn Bridge to the latest Instagram-worthy restaurants
  • Uncover Brooklyn’s fascinating history and its many different ethnic groups
  • Take in stunning views of Manhattan’s skyline
Full description
Embark on a self-guided audio and GPS tour which begins in the center of Brooklyn’s popular DUMBO neighborhood and continues toward the waterfront. Get some picture-perfect views of the Manhattan Bridge and pick up some interesting historical facts along the way. Get your first look at the famous East River at Main Street Park and enjoy the gorgeous, uninterrupted views of Manhattan’s skyline. Admire the urban vistas, hear the history behind New York’s race to the sky with these towering structures. Continue along the river, and get an insight into the notable figures of Brooklyn’s early coffee industry and the bitter rivalries that followed. Take in the full span of the Brooklyn Bridge and hear about a panic that prevented New Yorkers from crossing it — as well as the unorthodox solution the mayor came up with to reassure everyone. Walk toward the picturesque arches of Saint Ann’s Warehouse, hear the true story of a conman who claimed he owned the Brooklyn Bridge — and made tons of money selling it multiple times. Visit Brooklyn Heights, where author Norman Mailer wrote his most famous works. Stop by the iconic Saint George Hotel, where a famous scene from The Godfather was filmed. Finally, head to Cadman Park Plaza and hear about one New York mayor’s Herculean struggle against corruption in the city. The walking tour will conclude here, not far from where it began.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour through the Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Prospect St & Adams St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map.
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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After some initial technical challenges (all related to my mobile data roaming settings - tip: download a city map as well as the tour before leaving an area with decent WiFi!), the tour itself was excellent- informative, interesting and very well thought out. The structure of the tour allowed plenty of time to explore specific areas or to stop for much-needed refreshments and complete each stop at our own pace. It was great value for money and encouraged us to explore others offered in the app. Thoroughly recommend!

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September 22, 2022

Product ID: 404742