New York City

Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO Neighborhood Tour - from Manhattan to Brooklyn

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Manhattan to Brooklyn NYC Walking Tour Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo

From $49.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Combine an introduction to Manhattan with a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in just a few hours, saving time with a guide who knows the best ways around the city to see more in less time. Walk from Manhattan to the trendy Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, and cross the Brooklyn Bridge. Your guide tells you NYC history and fun city facts as you stroll.
  • Walk with your guide over the Brooklyn Bridge and learn about its history
  • Admire views of Manhattan landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building
  • Visit Brooklyn art galleries and see different styles of contemporary art in Dumbo
  • A meeting spot near public transport makes for a stress-free start

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Meet in front of the Tweed Courthouse, located between Broadway and Centre Streets

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

  • 2 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

    Brooklyn Bridge Park

What To Expect

Begin this walking tour by meeting the guide in front of the Tweed Courthouse in Manhattan. Learn about the history of Brooklyn en route to the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge. Pass Lower Manhattan sites like City Hall and the Municipal Building along the way.

Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and learn about its history and architecture. The hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge is one of the oldest in the United States, dating back to 1869, when construction started. It spans 1,595 feet and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge ever constructed. Take in the incredible view of New York City landmarks from here, like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower and the Chrysler Building, to name a few.

In Brooklyn, head to the neighborhood of Dumbo, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. This area has become one of New York City’s premier arts districts, with venues like the Klompching Gallery, known for contemporary fine art photography; St Ann’s Warehouse, a performing arts institution; and the A.I.R. Gallery, the first all-female cooperative gallery in the United States. (Note: These galleries are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.)

Visit Jacques Torres Chocolate, a popular shop featuring handmade artisan chocolates, for a truffle or cookie — or anything else that’s chocolate, of course.

Finally, wind up the tour at the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River. Be sure to bring a camera, because the waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge are stunning.

Tweed Courthouse

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The Municipal Building

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Brooklyn Bridge

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Dumbo

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Brooklyn Bridge Park

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Operated by Inside Out Tours LLC

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 a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Reviews

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Great information, but just a lot of standing around waiting.
Kristen_B, Dec 2023
The information given was good. However, this tour dragged on forever. There was a lot of people in our group (25) and there were a lot of people on the bridge. We started the tour with information, then would meet up at a spot on the bridge to continue with information. This happened a few times. We would end up just standing there in a spot waiting for all the members to get there and gather around. Then near the end of the tour, we took a bathroom break because there was a public restroom. This was at least 20 minutes of just standing around. Make the groups smaller, move along faster, eliminate the bathroom break, and this would have been much more enjoyable.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you found the tour enjoyable in some way. We make every effort to accommodate individuals with different abilities and we need to be sensitive specially to seniors and families to accommodate their need like bathroom break. We wanted every group to be intact and not leaving anyone behind in the tour. Again, we thank you for your feedback.
Fantastic tour
Morten_H, Oct 2023
The guide Sean was very informative and had great knowledge of the area both historically and local and could recommend different restaurants etc. so it was a great way to experience the area before and after the Brooklyn Bridge.
Well worth the time and...
Katherine_S, Aug 2023
Well worth the time and money. Interesting history, fantastic lunch options. Excellent family activity if everyone is fit enough to walk a few hours.
Awesome Tour of Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo
Gaye_K, Jul 2023
This was a great tour. The tour guide Ludie, did an awesome job telling the story of building the Brooklyn Bridge, The walk across is easy. It was great to learn about the Dumbo area of Brooklyn too. We stayed in Dumbo after the tour and had lunch. It was a very enjoyable experience!!!
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
Donna_G, Jul 2023
Our tour guide, gave us time to take pictures and gave us thorough history about the bridge. She even gave us recommendations on where to have lunch! She was perfect.
Enjoyed the tour
Makarand_D, May 2023
Great Experience! Shawn (tour guide) was very good. Group size was adequate. Nice sunny weather was icing on the cake😀
Bridge history
Marilyn_F, May 2023
Tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the bridge history which made it very enjoyable for the group
Definitely worth doing this fascinating tour of an iconic part of New York
Denice_T, May 2023
A wonderful and informative tour, at exactly the right pace by a knowledgeable tour guide. Kevin is obviously very passionate about history and it was a well constructed and enjoyable experience that I would recommend to anyone visiting New York, whether a first timer or a more regular visitor as myself.
Good tour!
Alison_V, May 2023
Great experience! Charles was knowledgeable and the tour was very informative. Would recommend booking with Inside Out Tours.
Great walk
Paul_P, Apr 2023
Great way to see parts of the city we didn't know and get a history of the area. My only concern was that the group size (24) was a little bit big. Half that number would have been better, but overall very good
Fun time
Tim_G, Apr 2023
The views, the great information provided by the tour guide, the locations visited. Great experience.
Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo
Steven_H, Apr 2023
Great guide, knowledgable and very personable. Great tour with lots of facts and stories. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.
Excellent
Robert_D, Jun 2022
Marcos.. What can i say.. Well first time on a tour and it was brilliant.. We enjoyed it thoroughly and the jokes were good too.. 😂.. Knows his history of the area second to none.. Well done Marcos for giving me and jenni a relaxing and very informative tour.. People if you get chance to do this with this guy you won't be dissapointed.. 😊
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for your great review. We shall definitely pass on your comments to Marcos. Hope you attend another tour with Inside Out Tours.
Russell is BRILLANT
Phoebe_W, Mar 2022
Russel the tour guide was brilliant, had such good knowledge about the areas he was showing us and also had some extra stories/knowledge to tell us :)
Nice tour! Sean is a...
Noa_M, Sep 2021
Nice tour! Sean is a great tour guide whose makes everything very clear and interesting! Thank you!!
Sean was really good
Jeff_B, Jul 2021
The last couple of stops in Brooklyn were unnecessary. We waited for parties that then left the group anyway.
Highly recommend
Paul_W, Mar 2020
Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided just the right amount of detail. The walk was just the right length, especially on a chilly day.
Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour
suzvdv, Dec 2019
Our guide Kevin was outstanding. He knew his facts, was pleasant, didn't lose any of us. We had beautiful weather. I'm very happy with the tour. It was a present for my daughter and son-in-law for Christmas.
Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour
nagelaccs, Jul 2019
We had a fantastic knowledgeable guide. This is the only way to learn about the history of the Bridge and the Dumbo (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) area. Would highly recommend.
Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo
Beverly B, Jun 2018
Great way to see and hear about the area! We got some interesting background information that we never would have known. In addition to a stellar view of the city, there are also amazing food choices at the end of the tour!!! My kind of day.
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