Manhattan to DUMBO Tour: Brooklyn Bridge, Pizza & Ferry Rid

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1.5 hours

Max 10

Why take this tour?

On this guided Brooklyn Bridge tour, we’ll take you on a scenic stroll across the bridge and into the classic neighborhood of DUMBO (whose naming is quite the story). Stop by a family-run pizzeria for an authentic New York slice, and learn why this area is one of the most desirable in the city before taking a scenic ferry ride back to Manhattan.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Explore the Brooklyn Bridge with a local guide and hear the fascinating stories behind its conception and construction
  • Created with Sketch.Explore Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, and learn how it became NYC’s most desirable locale
  • Created with Sketch.Stop by an authentic family-run pizzeria for a mouthwatering ‘slice’
  • Created with Sketch.Finish out your day with a scenic ferry ride back to Manhattan

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • We use and offer hand sanitizer before, during, and after all tours
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • Masks will be worn and are available if you do not have one
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

Breeze along the bridge, savor a slice and sail across the bay

Follow a local guide along the length of the Brooklyn Bridge to truly appreciate what a feat of engineering it is and discover how DUMBO got its silly name. On this tour of the Brooklyn Bridge and surrounding area, we’ll explore some of New York’s most intriguing areas and discover some local favorite haunts.

Our tour begins at City Hall where we’ll start by examining the history of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Looking at photos from construction, it’s striking how advanced the techniques used were for the time - not to mention the genius marketing devised to convince New Yorkers to cross it.

Leaving the city behind, we’ll cross the Ea...

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Follow a local guide along the length of the Brooklyn Bridge to truly appreciate what a feat of engineering it is and discover how DUMBO got its silly name. On this tour of the Brooklyn Bridge and surrounding area, we’ll explore some of New York’s most intriguing areas and discover some local favorite haunts.

Our tour begins at City Hall where we’ll start by examining the history of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Looking at photos from construction, it’s striking how advanced the techniques used were for the time - not to mention the genius marketing devised to convince New Yorkers to cross it.

Leaving the city behind, we’ll cross the East River, taking in spectacular views of both Manhattan and Brooklyn as we go. Each stone in the bridge tells its own story and we’ll explore some of the most interesting anecdotes from its 136-year history as we stop in places one would otherwise miss along the way.

On the other side of the bridge, we’ll head into DUMBO - Brooklyn’s most exclusive neighborhood, stopping in for an authentic, mouthwatering slice at one of the neighborhood’s most-loved family-run pizzerias.

Find out how this one-time warehouse district became prime real estate as you stroll through the cobbled streets and lanes made famous by the movie Once Upon a Time in America.

Finally, we’ll part ways at the pier where you can jump aboard a ferry for a short but scenic ride back to Manhattan, or continue your exploration of Brooklyn and pop back via the ferry at a later time - it’s up to you!

  • Sites Visited
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Local pizzeria
  • DUMBO neighborhood
  • Time Out Market (outside)
  • Jane’s Carousel
  • Tour Includes
  • Pizza slice
  • Open one-way ferry ticket to Manhattan (Wall St.)
Lower Manhattan View