Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO Walking Tour

Explore Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO During this Two Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

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About This Experience

General Information hide

Take a trip across the East River and explore two of the Big Apple’s trendiest neighborhoods: Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO.

This New York City adventure begins in Brooklyn when you meet your friendly, local Guide who will escort you and the rest of the group on a two hour journey through 200 years of history. Throughout the tour you will have the chance to learn about America’s first suburb as you stroll through tree-lined streets filled with outstanding architecture. Highlights along the way include the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Love Lane and the iconic Brownstones.

Next, it’s time to head Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, a.k.a. DUMBO. Located between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, this uber trendy area features cobblestone streets lined with boutiques, galleries and cafes housed in re-purposed warehouses and factories. From the Brooklyn Bridge Park to the Fulton Ferry, you will have a chance to discover all that this neighborhood has to offer.

So whether you’re looking to discover the real New York, for a fun day out in the Big Apple or for the perfect unique gift, this Brooklyn Tour is the ticket!

Where It's Located hide

  • Brooklyn, New York

Who Is Included hide

Participants
The Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO Walking Tour Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless additional are added onto the certificate. There will be up to twenty five participants on the tour.

Guests
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests or spectators.

When It Is Offered hide

The Brooklyn Heights Tours are offered on Fridays and Saturdays year-round, subject to availability. Tours typically begin at 9:30 AM.

How Long Is It hide

The Brooklyn Tours have a tour length of 2 hours and a total duration of approximately 2¼ hours.

Weather hide

The Brooklyn Walking Tours take place in all weather conditions.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably. Flat rubber-soled walking shoes are recommended for this Big Apple adventure.

Additional Information hide

These guided tours cover approximately 1.5 miles of walking. Although food is not included in the tour, there are places to purchase items along the way. Participants are also welcome to bring their own snacks on the tour.

There are no specific age restrictions for the tour, however the recommended minimum age for participants is 12, as mature topics may be referenced.

Gratuities for your tour guide are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event.

ITEM/SKU NUMBER: XD-1990-001

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All changes to reservations for the Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO Walking Tour Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


There’s only one way to go sightseeing in New York; and that’s with Brooklyn Unplugged Tours. The boutique tour company knows everything there is to know about Brooklyn and the tour guides provide you with a personal, informative and jam-packed experience visiting the hot spots of the famous town and its surrounding areas. From visiting Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s trendiest district, to checking out some urban graffiti in Bushwick, you can explore it all with Jeff, founder of Brooklyn Unplugged Tours.


Q: Hi Jeff! First of all, could you tell us what inspired you to start running Brooklyn Unplugged Tours?


A: I love Brooklyn! …Its diversity, culture, history, neighborhoods, architecture, etc.


Brooklyn Unplugged Tours began as a semester project at Brooklyn College – I was inspired by my instructor, Ted Leibowitz, an alumnus who came back to the school after a successful entrepreneurial career, to teach about creating your own business.



Q: That’s cool! What can customers expect when they take part in one of your tours?


A: Customers can expect to be introduced to the best Brooklyn has to offer. They will get a feel for the top neighborhoods, check out the coolest shops, discover fascinating history and tidbits, and find out why Brooklyn has become so popular and talked about!


Q: So who are your Brooklyn tours best suited to?


A:  Our tours attract all types of people. We get many tourists from around the world, as well as locals who live in and around NYC. The tours are best suited for folks who want to experience the phenomenon of Brooklyn for themselves, and/or enjoy culture, history, architecture and urban lore.



Q: What can people expect to find out on your tours?


A: Many people find the following questions fascinating:


– Do you know why a Brooklyn factory installed the world’s first air conditioner?

– Do you know which common household product, invented in Brooklyn, has sweetened the lives of countless of people; but has been a source of frustration to many others?


…but if you want to know the answers, you’ll have to come along on one of our tours to find out!


Q: Any funny/interesting anecdotes you can share with us?


A: I think the most profound experiences on the tour have happened with people who lived in Brooklyn many years ago and are returning for the first time – some haven’t been back in 50 years! It can get emotional, as old stories are remembered and guests are able to share their childhood neighborhoods with their young grand-kids.



Thanks Jeff for answering our questions! We think Brooklyn Unplugged Tours sound awesome…so if you’re in the area, why not try one of the experiences for yourself?


Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Walking Tour


Brooklyn Graffiti Art Walking Tour


Williamsburg Walking Tour of Brooklyn


Long Island City Walking Tour of Queens


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