Fantastic scenery, sights, and history! Visit the Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights. Experience Brooklyn's revolutionary social, cultural and technological history and the men and women at the forefront. * We'll start in Manhattan with a walk over the monumental Brooklyn Bridge and take in breathtaking vistas of the Manhattan skyline * Visit the stunning, recently built Brooklyn Bridge Park on the picturesque waterfront near the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges * Visit the Jacques Torres Chocolate shop, most famous chocolatier in New York City * See a fully-restored sensational 1922 carousel on the river * Explore DUMBO, a former factory and warehouse district, now transformed into a scenic commercial and residential neighborhood * Walk through the elegant and quiet tree-lined streets of Brooklyn Heights with hundreds of beautiful townhouses from the 1800s * …plus other surprises. You will discover the epic story of the Brooklyn Bridge, the great engineering achievement of the 19th Century, and learn about the family that helped create it. Discover the charismatic preacher and abolitionist who invited Abraham Lincoln to Brooklyn in 1860. See the mansion where Truman Capote, author of "Breakfast at Tiffany's," lived, visit locations where movies such as "Moonstruck," with Cher and Nicholas Cage, were filmed...and more!
Born in New York City, I've been a licensed NYC tour guide and urban historian for over 20 years, educating and entertaining people from all over including NYC. This tour is about discoveries and surprises, of seeing Brooklyn in a way that you could not do on your own. It's about EXPERIENCING the Brooklyn Bridge as the great monument of its time (and ours) as we walk over it and learn its history. It's about breath-taking views on the East River from above and below. It's about visiting the serene Brooklyn Heights with 1800's houses and movie shoots; and the wonder of DUMBO, a former commercial slum that is now a vibrant commercial and residential community. OTHER EXPERIENCES ON AIRBNB: Hamilton & Washington in NY: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/371834 Secret Places of Central Park: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/392248
Discover Brooklyn's cultural and historical greatness! Our journey begins with a stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge...then to DUMBO where you’ll discover an old commercial district transformed into a modern-day wonder...then to the stunning new Brooklyn Bridge Park with awe-inspiring views of the waterfront and Manhattan...then we'll walk through elegant Brooklyn Heights and see the church Abe Lincoln visited in 1860, and where Truman Capote lived.
comfortable shoes for walking APPROXIMATELY THREE MILES
The tour is conducted in the rain, snow, and shine. There are no refunds or rescheduling if it rains or snows on the day of the tour. PLEASE arrive 10 minutes early to check in.
The BEST of Brooklyn! Walking Tour