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First and only New York City skyline walking tour to cross the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges in one day, while exploring the neighborhoods that surround them. Ready?
This five-hour hike begins in the multicultural hipsterville neighborhood of Willamsburg, stopping at one of the best coffee roasters there. We also take the opportunity to pass through Domino Park, named after the now defunct Domino Sugar Refinery, for a brief stroll through the waterfront area.
Cross the Williamsburg Bridge and meet the faces behind the produce at New York’s Essex Market, the flagship of public indoor food markets in the city. This vibrant historic landmark has been at the heart and soul of New York for more than a century, offering everything from fresh grocery items, to prepared meals, to flowers and gifts, with stalls passed down for generations.
Enjoy lunch at a taco restaurant, located on the cellar level of The Market Line, an industrial-chic underground market. Then it’s off to Chinatown where we visit the Mahayana Buddhist Temple containing NYC’s largest Buddha sculpture, before trekking across the Manhattan Bridge to DUMBO, known for its galleries, shops and unique views of the Empire State Building and the East River.
The last challenge is to hike the 1.1-mile-long wooden walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge for a close-up view of its most distinctive features, the 276-foot-tall masonry towers that hold up the suspension bridge.
Conclude the tour with a glass of wine and a delicious dinner in one of the city’s oldest skyscrapers.
The perfect tour for couples and small groups who like to walk, be outdoors, and want to take their time to really connect with New York City, its people, and their passions with this ‘local’s look’ of the city.
- Walk across the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges, in one day
- Tour through four of the city’s fascinating neighborhoods: Willamsburg, Chinatown,
Lower East Side and DUMBO
- Revel in rooftop views of New York’s famous landmarks, including the World Trade
Center and Pier 17 (NYC’s premier open-air venue)
- Stroll through waterfront parks lining the iconic East River
- Lunch at an underground taco restaurant serving authentic Mexican cuisine with fresh tortillas
- Discover where the latest and greatest restaurants and bars are hidden; these are often
found in side streets or on city rooftops
- Visit NYC’s largest Buddhist temple, located at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge,
containing the city’s largest statue of Buddha
- A look inside the famed Gleason’s Gym where Mohammad Ali trained, and several
movies, including “Rocky” and “Million Dollar Baby,” were filmed
- Complete your tour at one of New York’s dining hotspots
- Morning coffee, tea or Aromatica (Colombian fruit drink)
- Lunch of mouthwatering carnitas, bean or rajas tacos, with a beverage (Mexican coke,
Jarritos, or Agua fresca), and a side order of guacamole
- Sampling of drinks at one of Brooklyn’s hotspots
- A 3-course dinner, from a menu developed by Chef Tom Colicchio (of Top Chef
fame), with choice of wine or a cocktail
- Expert commentary from your local guide