A View from Brooklyn Heights (Private Tour)


  • Step across the glorious Brooklyn Bridge 

  • Enjoy the Brooklyn Heights

  • See DUMBO in urban form

  • Listen to the stories of engineering and military defeats

  • Take center stage with your guide


Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, enjoy gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline, and explore trendy Brooklyn

Tour info

3 hours -
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Meeting Point

Brooklyn Heights Promenade, 5-1 Remsen St, Brooklyn , New York, 11201, US

123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217

123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Connecting Long Island and Manhattan since 1883, Brooklyn Bridge has become a globally recognized symbol of New York. Cross it in the company of your personal guide before a private trip around Brooklyn. 
* Step across the glorious **Brooklyn Bridge** 
* Enjoy the illustrious past and colorful present of **Brooklyn Heights** 
* See **DUMBO** in urban form
**Majestic Brooklyn Bridge**
Your tour begins at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge entrance. Here you will cross the world famous landmark, during which there will be ample time to discuss the fascinating history of the bridge and to photograph Manhattan, Brooklyn and New York Harbor. Accompanied by your expert local guide, you will hear about the origins of the ferry, travel across the East River, learn about the politics behind the building of the bridge, the complications around its construction, as well as the stories of designers and immigrant builders who made the project happen. 
**Trendy Brooklyn Heights**
You will then have the pleasure of strolling along the tree-lined streets of Brooklyn Heights, known as the finest of all the residential neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Filled with colorful people and beautiful architecture, you will explore the myriad streets and alleys of America’s first ‘suburb’. While you walk, you will learn about George Washington’s stand against British General Howe, listen to the plentiful stories of engineering and military defeats, as well as the history of the anti-slavery preachers and remarkable authors of the area. You will also pay a visit to the Brooklyn Promenade, for absolutely unbeatable views of Manhattan.
From the promenade, you will walk down to the ferry landing area and explore a small part of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Formerly a manufacturing and industrial district, the area suffered from economic decline and eventually fell into disrepair. Fortunately, due to a renewed appreciation for the architecture of the area and sizable investment, the once vacant factory lofts have now become very attractive destinations for artists and creatives alike. DUMBO has been transformed into a lively Brooklyn neighborhood, boasting many art galleries and high-end boutiques, pizzerias, a scenic waterfront and characterful cobblestone streets lined with historical architecture.

What’s included?

  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group

  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places

  • Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, enjoy gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline, and explore Brooklyn

  • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way

  • Hotel pick up as we do recommend a centrally located start point

Things to know

Before you book

  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes

  • Kids under 4 are free

Before you go

  • Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time

  • Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains

  • In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water.

Covid Policy

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

About operator:

Travel Curious, based in Shoreditch/London, researches, creates and owns immersive, cultural tours and experiences in cities throughout the world. We provide our tours and experiences as a service to the travel industry and are privileged to name some of the biggest global brands as our partners