Depart your hotel and head over to the Brooklyn Bridge. Opened in 1883 after thirteen years of construction, the Brooklyn Bridge was built across the East River to connect Manhattan with the then-rural city of Brooklyn. From the beginning, the bridge’s designer, John A. Roebling, planned not just a structure of convenience, but a great work of art that would stand the test of time. The Brooklyn Bridge is a fully accessible bridge, with a center lane above traffic open to bicycle and pedestrian traffic. During your fully guided tour, you’ll join commuters and tourist on a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge, seeing the architectural work of art up close and personal.
After your stroll across the bridge, your tour guide will bring you to check out Brooklyn Heights, one of the best kept secrets in New York. The beautiful district was one of the first suburbs in the United States. In 1964, Brooklyn Heights was the first area designated as a New York City Historic District due to the Federal style homes built from the 1820s. During your tour, you’ll explore the brick and brownstone homes from the 1830s and 1840s, along with the two Italianate mansions that overlook Pierrepont Street. The unique neighborhood radiates a hometown atmosphere even though it is situated right next door to one of the most recognizable cityscapes in the world.
A stop for lunch will be added during your excursions in Brooklyn.
- The tour also includes an exploration around City Hall Park and the DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn
- A ride on Jane’s Carousel can be added
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