New York City

A Comparison of Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tours

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published April 23, 2024

Discover the Brooklyn Bridge, one of NYC’s most iconic landmarks, with an experienced guide. Here’s a comparison of Brooklyn Bridge walking tours. 


Brooklyn Bridge is not just a feat of engineering, it is an iconic New York City landmark. Spanning the East River and built between 1869 and 1883, this incredible suspension bridge has been designated a National Historic Landmark and for many is a must-see on any visit to the city. The bridge is also part of everyday life for locals, with roughly 30,000 pedestrians and 3,000 cyclists traveling over it each day. Make sure the Brooklyn Bridge is on your to-do list next time you visit NYC and take a tour to find out the history and stories that surround it. Here is a comparison of Brooklyn Bridge walking tours.

NYC: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo District Walking Tour

This 2.5 hours tour is an engaging and fun way to see the Brooklyn Bridge and the Dumbo district. A licensed New York tour guide takes you on a journey from the start of construction of the bridge right to the modern day, with plenty of photo opportunities along the way. The views are incredible from the bridge with the New York skyline stretching out in front of you. With the Victorian history of the bridge complete it’s time to check out the contemporary side of the area with a walk through the trendy Dumbo area, famous for its galleries, shops, and scenic waterfront views, with your tour guide explaining everything you need to know. From €45.22.

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Best of Brooklyn: The Bridge, DUMBO & Brooklyn Heights

The emphasis of this tour is on the history of the Brooklyn Bridge and the surrounding area. What makes it fairly unique is the licensed NYC guide, who is a historian with a Master’s Degree in American History, as well as over 20 years’ experience. This means that you hear the epic story of the Brooklyn Bridge in unrivaled detail, learning about the family who helped to create it and those who built it. It’s a fascinating experience with stories that really bring the history to life as you walk across this famous landmark. At three hours long it’s pretty good value too. From €41.48.

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Walking tour in Manhattan Brooklyn Bridge and Waterfront

This tour is excellent value. A 30-year resident of Brooklyn takes you on a three-hour, three-mile stroll of the borough with picturesque photo ops and secret corners that only a local would know. Along the way there is a 30-minute visit to the Brooklyn Bridge where you’ll find out all of its history, before heading to Dumbo. The guide also fills you in on some TV and film locations in the area and gives the lowdown on stars and celebs living in the area. There’s also an opportunity to grab some lunch and browse Brooklyn Flea for a bespoke, vintage souvenir. From €18.76.

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