New York City

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

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Brooklyn Revolution
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Take a deep dive into the highlights and history of Brooklyn
  • Skyline views from the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Heights Promenade
  • A historian guide to explain the borough's role in the Revolutionary War
  • Fun facts and historic anecdotes about Brooklyn's most famous residents

What's Included

  • Licensed New York City Tour Guide
  • Small group - Limited to 15 people.
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007, USA

    PLEASE BE ON TIME. Please arrive 10 minutes early and please give yourself enough time to get to the starting point as there are many public transportation delays and traffic. If you are late it is nearly impossible to meet up with the group once it leaves the starting point.

End point

  • Cadman Plaza West
    Cadman Plz W, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

    Close to the A and C trains and the 2 and 3 trains are nearby

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tours go out in rain, snow and shine. There are no cancellations or rescheduling for rain or snow within 24 hours of the start of the tour.
  • PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES EARLY TO CHECK IN.. Once the tour leaves it is very difficult to find the group on the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Service animals allowed
  • The TOUR BEGINS IN MANHATTAN at 52 Chambers Street near the Brooklyn Bridge and the TOUR ENDS IN BROOKLYN.
  • The closest subway to the end of the tour is the A, C High Street station. The 2, 3 Clark Street station is within walking distance. Please check the MTA.info website for subway closures and service restrictions.
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour meets in Manhattan at the Tweed Courthouse at 52 Chambers Street.
  • The tour is approximately 3 miles and takes about 3 hours. The walk is of moderate difficulty as there are inclined walkways/sidewalks on the Brooklyn Bridge and along the tour.
  • As the tour is outdoors, check the weather forecast for appropriate clothing.
  • There are no food or drinks included on the tour.
  • Tour is non-refundable or exchangeable after the standard cancellation policy.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • DO NOT BE LATE. It is near impossible to find the group once it leaves the meeting point.
  • Give yourself more time than you think you need given delays in subways, buses and traffic.
  • Visit RevolutionaryToursNYC .com site for more info.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Reviews

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Love history and architecture? This tour is for you!
jamie_i, Mar 2024
Fantastic walking tour through Brooklyn! Bruce is one of the BEST tour leaders that I've ever encountered! I look forward to signing up for one of his other walking tours on my next visit!
Bruce is the Best!!!
RAMON_M, Nov 2023
Bruce is the Best, Great knowledge and will fill the time wonderfully, my daughters (11,15) have a wonderful time...
A new way to look at Brooklyn.
jay_w, Sep 2023
What a great tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable as a full fledged New Yorker. He had great insights and shared many fun tidbits of information.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
The Brooklyn tour is a pleasure to do, especially with guests like you! Thank you for taking the tour. I hope to see you on another one. Bruce
Outstanding guide for a fantastic extended tour
Walter_B, Apr 2023
Outstanding guide for a great tour. Bruce was engaged and well informed. His addition of the DUMBO Brooklyn tour including a great chocolatier, Jane’s carousel and a Brooklyn Heights mansion history & tour rounded this out beautifully 😉
Great tour!!
Wanda_V, Apr 2023
It was all great. The guide (Bruce) was excellent at his job. As a person, he’s courteous, pleasant and absolutely loves his job.
Enjoyed Thoroughly! Excellent Guide!
Mark_F, Nov 2022
The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and we got everything in with a couple of special treats!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so much for your review of the Best of Brooklyn tour. I hope to see you again on another tour. Bruce
A great tour of Brooklyn
BALJIT_N, Sep 2022
The enthusiasm of Bruce the guide was remarkable. He related historical details about the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn relating it to famous movies and programs, too.
Brooklyn, the undiscovered gem.
Carrollanne_L, Nov 2021
This was a wonderful tour. I cannot recommend seeing Brooklyn with Bruce too highly. He made the area fascinating, his history knowledge is superb and he really makes the entire area come alive. He’s also very tolerant; he let me stop for a lobster roll! Will also show you the best chocolate shop in Brooklyn.. Find out about the amazing Emily Rowbling , a real role model for our times.
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