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Brooklyn Bridge Tours

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Brooklyn Bridge
Extending for 1.3 miles (2 kilometers) across New York City’s East River, this 19th-century bridge sees constant foot, bike, and car traffic thanks to commuters and sightseers alike. After a construction beset by tragedies—at least 20 people died during the building process—this steel-wire suspension bridge, then the world’s largest, finally opened to the public in 1883. Today crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is an essential New York experience. Visitors come in droves to admire the bridge’s dramatic neo-Gothic towers and the stellar views of Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront.
 
The Basics
The storied history of the Brooklyn Bridge and the spectacular views it affords make it a common inclusion on guided walking tours and bike tours of the city. For a whole new perspective on the bridge, take a sightseeing cruise or even a helicopter flight during which you will buzz over the iconic structure as well as other well-known NYC landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • In cooler months, wear an extra layer or two, as it can be colder and windier on the bridge than on street level.
  • The bridge’s pedestrian path is narrow; be careful not to veer into the adjacent bike lane.
  • Crossing the bridge on foot takes around 25 minutes, or longer if you pause for photographs.
 
How to Get There
From Manhattan, you can access the bridge’s walkway from Park Row and Centre Street, opposite City Hall Park. The closest subway stations are Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (4, 5, and 6 trains) and Chambers Street (J and Z). On the Brooklyn side, access the pedestrian walkway from Tillary Street and Adams Street in Brooklyn Heights. Here the nearest subway stations are Jay Street–MetroTech (A, C, and F), Court Street (N and R), and Borough Hall (2, 3, 4, and 5).

When to Get There
Avoid the morning and evening rush hours: The bridge is congested with commuters. It’s quieter early on weekend mornings (before 10am) and at night (after 8pm), when the bridge’s neo-Gothic towers are dramatically illuminated. 
 
The Fascinating History of the Brooklyn Bridge
Though the Brooklyn Bridge was designed by John Roebling in the 1860s, Roebling never got to see his creation realized, having died following an accident in 1869. After his death, his son, Washington Roebling, and his wife, Emily, oversaw the construction. On May 30, 1883, just a few days after its opening, the bridge was the site of a tragic stampede that killed 12 pedestrians. In 1884, in an effort to allay concerns regarding the structural integrity of the bridge, circus owner P.T. Barnum had a troupe of 21 elephants, including the famous Jumbo, cross it.
Address: FDR Drive, 10038, USA
Hours: 24 hours a day
Admission: Free
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New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)

New York City: Brooklyn Bridge & Waterfront Bike Tour (2 Hours)

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See New York City’s iconic attractions and diverse neighborhoods on a guided 2-wheeled tour. Cycle past skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty on a tour of Battery Park and Wall Street, and enjoy the urban scenery along the Hudson River path. Bike across the Brooklyn Bridge for a quintessential Big Apple experience, and take in fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan Highlights Walking Tour

Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan Highlights Walking Tour

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The Brooklyn Bridge is one of Manhattan’s most recognizable structures, but discovering it and neighboring Lower Manhattan independently may mean only scratching the surface of the sights. With this walking tour, explore Lower Manhattan and the bridge with a guide for a fully rounded, informed experience. Absorb the panoramas from its walkway, discover downtown historical sights, and hear tales of the bridge and the area you'd likely miss otherwise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Guided Walking Tour of the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO

Private Guided Walking Tour of the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO

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Uncover the industrial charm of Brooklyn's waterfront DUMBO neighborhood and the East River–spanning Brooklyn Bridge on a private guided walking tour. Learn the history of the bridge and hear the stories behind its 14-year construction as you make your way from Manhattan to Brooklyn, with plenty of opportunities for photos. Once in Brooklyn, tour DUMBO, an up-and-coming area dotted with indie shops and locally owned restaurants at the base of the bridge. End in Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you'll find a handful of brick-and-mortar restaurants with outdoor patios (weather permitting) and the occasional food truck or cart.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$170.00
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 17 to 20 minutes
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Private Brooklyn Walking Tour with Personal Photographer: Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights

Private Brooklyn Walking Tour with Personal Photographer: Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights

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Strike a pose as you explore New York City with your private photographer-guide on this exclusive walking tour. Enjoy an informal photo shoot of your party as you start in SoHo and take the subway to the Brooklyn Bridge and then stroll around DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights for great photo ops. Includes a zip file with your photos delivered by email within 48 hours—an unforgettable souvenir of your visit.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Lights Tour

Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Lights Tour

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Christmas in New York City is a magical time, and some of the best festive spots in the Big Apple are Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge in Brooklyn. With this tour, head to the neighborhoods where Christmas decorations are taken to a whole new level to see the most dazzling displays; on the way back, you can enjoy views of the lit-up Manhattan skyline.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour

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Brooklyn is packed with pizzerias, but knowing where to go for a quality slice can be a challenge. On this sightseeing and pizza bus tour from Manhattan, explore one of New York City's trendiest boroughs from end-to-end, seeing Dumbo, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, and Coney Island. Along the way, stop at two of Brooklyn's best pizzerias to sink your teeth into Neapolitan- and Sicilian-style slices.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Tour at Brooklyn Bridge with Yelling

Tour at Brooklyn Bridge with Yelling

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HEY, DON'T BUY TICKETS FROM ME! Sorry, this copy looks weird and unprofessional, but as a company I'm trying to get off TripAdvisor in favor of other ticketing agencies just because they're less of a headache for me. I'm honoring my final bookings which goes all the way to March then I'm closing this page, so this is up for now or until I figure out how to close my page while keeping the people I booked. If you're looking for a good company, I'd suggest using Custom Tours because that guy's really good and talented, or finding my company on AirBnB under the same name.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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New York City at Night Bus Tour

New York City at Night Bus Tour

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Experience New York, the ‘city that never sleeps,’ magically lit up after dark during this guided evening tour of the city by bus. Begin with a short nighttime stroll along the city’s famous High Line Park, then hop on a bus for a ride past illuminated landmarks like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the neighborhoods of SoHo and Chinatown, and take a short walk through Grand Central Terminal.
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  • 4 hours
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Full-Day New York

Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour + One World Observatory Ticket

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Take in all the highlights of New York City on this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind tour. Explore the Big Apple like a New Yorker, as you walk, ride the subway and take the Staten Island ferry. Visit Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and much more. Entrance to the One World Observatory is also included.
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  • 7 hours
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue to see Brooklyn, Staten Island and more. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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Avoid the mobs of people sightseeing on land, and opt for this Manhattan architecture yacht cruise instead. From the teak deck of the boat, learn about New York City's architectural landmarks as you circumnavigate the island and listen to the 'Around Manhattan' narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). One beer or glass of wine is provided, as well as soda.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour

Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour

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See the best of Lower Manhattan on this Brooklyn Bridge guided bike tour that covers all of the highlights. Navigate the city on two wheels and explore the streets as you make your way from Manhattan's southern tip to City Hall and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. This easy climb leads to incredible views and prime photo ops, so be sure to bring your camera!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour with Manhattan Skyline Views

Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour with Manhattan Skyline Views

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Get a new perspective of the Manhattan skyline with this bike tour over the Brooklyn Bridge. Just pick up your bike, and follow your guide across this historic piece of New York City infrastructure. Once your reach Brooklyn, you can snap photos at Brooklyn Bridge Park, cycle through charming neighborhoods including Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, and head back across the East River via the Manhattan Bridge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

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Group tours of New York City can sometimes pass sights too fast, or not even stop at attractions you’re most interested in. This private New York City tour with a professional photographer lets you customize the tour stops to suit your interests. Select from any number of popular locations, like Times Square and the Theatre District, Central Park, Midtown Manhattan, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 2 hours
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Brooklyn Bridge Photography Tour with NYC Skyline Views

Brooklyn Bridge Photography Tour with NYC Skyline Views

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One of the most photogenic attractions in New York City is the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, which is the star of the show on this Brooklyn photography tour designed for photo fanatics. Get ready to snap great pictures once you meet-up with your group of fellow photo enthusiasts on the Manhattan side of the bridge. As you walk across, capture the bridge's bold design, admire the views of the Manhattan skyline, and even get a few tips on lighting and composition from your guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$100.00
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Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront Guided Bike Tour

Brooklyn Bridge Waterfront Guided Bike Tour

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COVID-19: Still providing tours, but only private, only your group. Masks and other precautions observed. We'll see Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the DUMBO warehouse district. After a quick tour of City Hall area, we roll over the Brooklyn Bridge with stops for the perfect photo ops of the gorgeous Wall Street skyline. While there, I'll share historical insights into the twin icons of New York City's East River: the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. We'll continue on to the charming brownstone streets of Brooklyn. After a stop at the beautiful Promenade, we'll zip through NYC's newest, most innovative and beautiful 85-acre waterfront playground, the Brooklyn Bridge Park (just opened in 2010). There will be stops and photo ops galore in the shabby-chic shipping and warehouse districts of DUMBO, Vinegar Hill and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. You’ll get a peek into the history of Brooklyn’s shipping industry that once thrived on these docks and cobblestone streets.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building and Central Park, plus the Statue of Liberty. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
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Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental

Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental

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Avoid the confines of a group tour and explore Manhattan and Brooklyn at your own pace with this customizable bike rental. Traveling by bike lets you fit in more attractions than you could on foot and enjoy highlights such as skyline views from the Brooklyn Bridge. Plus, a variety of rental options lets you plan a trip that suits your schedule and interests.
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  • 4 hours
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NYC Night Bus Tour, from Times Square to the Brooklyn Bridge

NYC Night Bus Tour, from Times Square to the Brooklyn Bridge

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Watch New York City come to life after dark on an evening coach tour by double-decker bus, and follow an exciting route through the heart of Midtown Manhattan’s highlights. See Times Square’s towering lights and capture unforgettable images of the Empire State Building’s bright spire, then continue through the bustling streets to the Manhattan Bridge. Enjoy recorded narration throughout the tour, learn about New York’s colorful history, and hear about life in a city that never sleeps.
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  • 2 hours
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Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx Contrast Tour in Spanish or English

Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx Contrast Tour in Spanish or English

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New York City has many sides. So many that most visitors and even some locals don’t see them all. This guided tour takes you to some hidden enclaves in the Big Apple: visiting Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. Stop in multicultural neighborhoods to learn about local culture, sample the food, and see landmarks from famous films.
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  • 5 hours
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Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens Coach Tour from Manhattan

Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens Coach Tour from Manhattan

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There’s more to the Big Apple than just Times Square and Central Park. Explore the rest of New York City on this exciting multi-borough guided tour. See Spanish Harlem. Explore the Bronx, home of the Yankees. Cruise around vibrant Queens. Feel like a hipster in Brooklyn. And, finally, cross back into Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge. Learn about the history and culture of the boroughs. This service is a complement to the traditional city tour of Manhattan, and represents the authentic “melting pot” of the real New York.
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What are Brooklyn Bridge hours of operation?
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Brooklyn Bridge hours of operation: 24 hours a day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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