Explore the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge on this guided, 2.5-hour walking tour from Manhattan to the trendy DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in the United States, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. Learn about it's history, dating back to 1869, from a local guide, and enjoy a leisurely stroll into DUMBO (aka Down Under the Manhattan Overpass), known for its high-end boutiques, delicious desserts, pizza shops, art galleries, and scenic waterfront views.
The Brooklyn Bridge was built by two great cities with the purpose of linking together without the forces of nature posing any sort of obstacle. As the 'Eighth Wonder of the World,' the bridge is the pinnacle of late-19th century engineering and design. The story behind the effort to build this bridge is one of the greatest stories of perseverance and sacrifice ever to come out of New York.
Meet in front of Manhattan's Municipal Building, located at 1 Centre Street, at the intersection of Chambers Street and Centre Street. 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 DUMBO neighborhood, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Overpass, for a local tour. Then end at the Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn Bridge Park. There are several food choices as well as spectacular views of the bridge and Lower Manhattan. From here, the guide can provide directions to nearby subway lines, if desired.