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Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour provided by Untapped New York

Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 26697P13
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided walking tour led by a native New Yorker
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 43 Park Row, New York, NY 10038, USA The tour meets on the north side of the Jacob Mould Fountain, facing City Hall. The fountain is inside City Hall Park, located at 43 Park Row, New York, NY 10038.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Guided walking tour led by a native New Yorker
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 43 Park Row, New York, NY 10038, USA The tour meets on the north side of the Jacob Mould Fountain, facing City Hall. The fountain is inside City Hall Park, located at 43 Park Row, New York, NY 10038.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA This tour ends at the Fruit Street Sitting Area, which is located at the corner of Orange Street and Columbia Heights.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    43 Park Row
    43 Park Row, New York, NY 10038, USA
    The tour meets on the north side of the Jacob Mould Fountain, facing City Hall. The fountain is inside City Hall Park, located at 43 Park Row, New York, NY 10038.
    See address & details
  • 1
    City Hall Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Brooklyn Heights Promenade
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Brooklyn Heights Promenade
    Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    This tour ends at the Fruit Street Sitting Area, which is located at the corner of Orange Street and Columbia Heights.
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

4.5
8 reviews
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Jo in London
2 contributions
No spoilers here, but there were some unexpected moments on this tour. And guide Mandy was engaging, knowledgeable and fun to be around. I learned more about when and how the Bridge was built – and the characters involved, including an elephant or two! Don't miss it.

I also did Untapped's brand new Gilded Age tour – a fascinating stroll down history lane while walking up 5th Avenue. Our unforgettable guide Justin provided an afternoon jam-packed with facts, intriguing stories and inside information. Catch this if you can.

Full disclosure: I'm already an Untapped fan as an 'Insider' but up to now have mostly only been able to 'attend' virtual events. Those are usually pretty cracking too.
Written March 24, 2022
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justinrivers
Jo, you are always a joy yourself. So happy to have you as an Insider and back in person on tours. You are always an amazing part of our Untapped NY community. See you in May!
Written March 25, 2022
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Sarah M
1 contribution
Such a lovely experience!! Our tour guide, Mandy, was wonderful and had so many interesting facts (and images (and an artifact!!) to share!!
Written September 16, 2019
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Thank you very much!
Written September 17, 2019
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Chris M
Boston, MA62 contributions
Friends
I love the Untapped Cities newsletter--full of fascinating history and, indeed, secrets about New York. Since I grew up in New York but no longer live their, it's particularly fun for me.

Consequently, when planning activities for me, my wife, and a couple of friends visiting from Australia, an Untapped Cities tour appealed. Though most fascinated by the idea of the subway tour, I chose the Brooklyn Bridge because it would be outdoors.

The experience was great--it would be great doing it unguided, but our guide was informative, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and personable, and added a great deal of value.

I had hoped for a little more "secret" content, but I have read David McCollough's terrific book "The Great Bridge," so perhaps that's unfair.

I'd definitely recommend this tour.
Written September 17, 2018
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Thank you for recommending this tour!
Written October 1, 2018
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Jo-Ann D
Astoria, NY11 contributions
Friends
Mandy, our guide, was informative and enthusiastic as she described to us the vast undertaking of building the bridge. The bridge was packed with pedestrians and some bikers which sort of gave us the feel of old New York, a walking city. Our group was all female, We were delighted with the recognition of the pivot role of Emily Roebling in leading the bridge project.I would recommend this tour as a veteran tour guide. If I ever do the BB tour myself, I hope I can convey the facts and wacky details in such an entertaining way.
Written May 21, 2018
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Thank you so much!
Written May 22, 2018
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michellesK4713ML
Lambertville, NJ3 contributions
Couples
We spent a very interesting afternoon with Mandy walking the Brooklyn Bridge and being entertained by a guide who's passion in infectious. If you have any interest in the history of NYC, I highly suggest you consider this tour. And the tour encompassed NYC history beyond just the bridge. Mandy is a terrific tour guide ~ bring your comfy walking shoes and enjoy!
Written May 13, 2018
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Thank you very much! Mandy is terrific indeed and we are very happy she is part of our team!
Written May 14, 2018
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Tassass
Greater London, UK3 contributions
Research before your visits and walk at your speed and look at your choices. We did and had a much better experience.
Written April 30, 2018
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Hmm... I am sorry you didn't think this tour deserves 5 stars. If you could further explain your thoughts about how we can make this experience even better, please email us at tours@untappedcities.com. Thank you!
Written August 1, 2019
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Bill F
11 contributions
Couples
The great adventure of the Roebling famiily's pursuit of building a magnificent bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn comes to life on this excellent walking tour. Lead by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, Mandy Edgecomb, this tour featured a bottom to top look at the building of the bridge in the late 1800', and some if it's unique features and human interest stories. If you are a fan of the bridge and early NYC history - this is a must do tour!
Written April 24, 2018
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Thank you so much! Mandy is indeed really great and her passion for NYC comes through very clearly on her tours! Thank you again and we hope to see you soon on more Untapped Cities Tours
Written April 25, 2018
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Michelle A
Rocky Point, NY11 contributions
Couples
Justin was full of fun and fascinating information. He seemed like he was enjoying the tour as much as we were! He kept everything moving along and enjoyable. It was a very quick 2 1/2 hours that I will do again. Thank you Justin!
Written January 30, 2018
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Thank you very much for your review!
Written February 1, 2018
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Entertaining and surprising, and totally true!
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A Good use of time
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Native New Yorker wowed by this excursion
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Sweet spot
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So interesting
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Not worth the time and money spent especially in the summer!
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Totally worth it!
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Great walking tour through history
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Interesting look at the past
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Great tour, highly recommend!
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A must-do for history lovers
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Great Tour - very interesting.
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