Williamsburg Walking Tour: History, Culture And Art Scene - Brooklyn

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Overview

Get to know Brooklyn’s history and modern-day culture on this informative 2-hour walking tour through one of New York City's trendiest neighborhoods, Williamsburg. With an insider guide, you'll discover the borough's rich heritage, hip businesses and contemporary street art scene. While you explore this laid-back neighborhood, you'll see historical buildings, pass by boutiques and cafes, and stop for a photo op of the Manhattan skyline from the waterfront.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Led by a local guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

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Meet your guide in Williamsburg and dive into your walking tour of Brooklyn, which is currently enjoying a phenomenal turn as the king of global trendiness, from innovative small businesses to colorful street art.

As you walk the streets with your guide, hear anecdotes about Brooklyn's compelling heritage, including its start as a former capital of immigration and how it became known for its skilled merchants, mechanics and manufacturers. Learn how the borough has been culturally transformed in recent years, and listen to insider info about current events like the Billion Dollar Sugar Scheme and the Mysterious Staring Artist.

You'll see creative architecture, restored lofts, murals and other street art, and chic boutiques. Get tips about the area's best restaurants from your guide, and finish with a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline across the East River. Your tour then ends back at the starting point.

Inclusions for Williamsburg Walking Tour: History, Culture And Art Scene

  • Local guide

Exclusions for Williamsburg Walking Tour: History, Culture And Art Scene

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for children 11 and under as mature information is covered; however this is at your discretion as a parent/guardian

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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9 reviews by the users

  • Didn't cover the old Brooklyn and short on anecdotes

  • This is a good overview of Williamsburg and the changes it's undergone in the past few years. I would say it's a light tour not a great deal of depth but certainly worth doing if, like me, you have little to no knowledge of the area. For 25 it's worth it.

  • My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by this tour for several reasons. We were both born in Brooklyn but have been away for many years. The tour guide did a good job of showing how the Williamsburg area has changed again and again over the years. Amazed to see a church that has become an upscale apartment building while maintaining the exterior church appearance. Delighted by the fantastic artwork on some of the buildings. And the Manhattan view from the Brooklyn side of the river never fails to amaze.

  • Great operation overall!

  • Mwah.

  • Don't do it! Worst tour I have ever taken. Don't typically write reviews, but felt it was necessary. Tour guide Jeff? delivered information as if he was reading it out of a badly written script. First stop was a 'junk store'. Did he have an interesting fact to tell us about it? No, apparently thought we'd be thrilled to see a storefront of a junk store! Stopped at what looked like a church. His interesting fact? They are now condos! Next stop was a mural painted by an art student. His interesting fact about it was that the store owner didn't allow the artist to include any words because of city ordinances. One of the women in our group asked if she could go take a picture, he told her yes then got impatient as we were standing there awkwardly and we left without her her husband stayed behind as he could see where we were headed. After a stop at a shopping center and hearing him explain that the owner who bought the property in the 80's wouldn't sell it regardless of the profit he could make humanity vs 'greedy' capitalism, my two adult daughters and I decided to cut our losses and told the guide we were leaving. That was after just 20 minutes, we honestly could not bear the thought of spending two hours doing this. We are normally polite people and if it had been in the least bit interesting we would have stuck it out. We were told by several people about the rigorous testing a person must go thru in order to be a registered guide in NYC, but there should be a personality test to determine if the person is in the right field slightly tongue-in-cheek comment.

  • Tour guide was very informative and engaging. Learned a lot.

  • Very informative tour. Jeff was extremely knowledgeable on everything from history, architecture, arts, and local politics.

    As I was the only person on this tour, I really enjoyed being able to interact with my guide and ask a lot questions which I would refrain from doing in a bigger group.

  • Great Tour

USD 26.31