Brooklyn Bridge Tour
Beginning with the subway to Pier 17, we then walk through the newly refurbished South Street Seaport. It is particularly attractive at night: with its garlands of lights of streetlights and lanterns, and many cafés, eateries and bars, it turns this historic neighborhood into the most romantic part of NYC by night! This area went through many reinventions, much like the rest of the city, but in this former fish district, a local resident and an immigrant himself, Johannes Augustus Roebling dreamed of building a connection between then NYC and city of Brooklyn beyond a meager ferry boat….
All about the Brooklyn Bridge Tour
After relishing the spectacular views of Roebling’s greatest creation, it is time to take a walk across the majestic Brooklyn Bridge! This is a fast pace trek with lots of photo opportunities but also crowds of other visitors and cyclists so make sure to wear comfortable shoes and keep your eyes wide open!
During this four-hour-long tour you will hear the full accounts of the tragedies and triumphs etched within the 14 years of building what would become known as the Eighth Wonder of the [Modern] World. Brooklyn Bridge represents not only the personal strife of a visionary with a great dream, but also the last execution of the Roman engineering, as we know it.
This is a story of perseverance, faith, struggles and sacrifices of a family, The Roeblings, who against all odds redefined the lives of two cities and connected them forever. Brooklyn Bridge today is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and a backdrop of countless memories: from famous movies, poems and paintings to wedding pictures and other milestone events of many New Yorkers and visitors alike.
And on into Brooklyn
We will reunite on the other side, the Brooklyn side, to further explore the beauty of Brooklyn’s two most famous neighborhoods. Brooklyn Heights with its gorgeous brownstones and townhouses lining the streets became America's first suburbs. We will walk the cobblestone streets of DUMBO's artist District and explore its many restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques. Once an Irish neighborhood of Vinegar Hills, commercial and shipyards district of Brooklyn, today is an innovative, forward-looking, rule-bending residential neighborhood with sprawling waterfront parks, hotels and condos.
The tour ends in DUMBO, for further exploration, shopping and a bite to eat (we have many favorites—ask for recommendations!) or we can help you get back to the city.
$375 for 4hr tour, $75/each additional hour, 12 guests, $75 for every additional five (5) guests; max twenty (22) guests per guide