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Brooklyn Tour Bus: It's Not Just for Tourists

Hop on the Double Decker Bus & Get a Birdseye View of Brooklyn

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It's Not Just for Tourists

Brooklyn's got a lot to offer — and tourists are coming by the thousands, perhaps tens of thousands to see Brooklyn, eat in Brooklyn, and shop in Brooklyn.

And it turns out, even Brookynites can learn a thing or two on a guided bus tours.

Here's how the tours are pitched: "Brooklyn has played an important part in the history of not only New York City but of the entire nation. It is the home of many firsts, the birthplace of notables in the arts, sports, science and business. Our tour takes you to places connected to those major events in history complete with the sights and sounds of our most populous borough."

Of course, the tour starts with the Brooklyn Bridge, "the stately span that has connected Manhattan and Brooklyn since 1883,"(or you can just walk across the Brooklyn Bridge on your own) "the grandest of triumphal arches (at Grand Army Plaza), the home of one of the world’s greatest Egyptology collections (the Brooklyn Museum)...and "sites connected to major events in the American Revolution and the birth of our nation, plus Prospect Park and more.

So hop on board, New Yorkers. Join the 50 million tourists coming to see the Big Apple. Take a look in the mirror to see how everyone else is seeing Brooklyn.

Details

  • Tour Length: 1.5 hrs
  • Escorted Tour (not Hop-on Hop-off).
  • Departs from Whitehall Street between Bridge & Pearl Streets, stop #14 on the Downtown Tour.
  • Departure daily, every hour from 11 A.M. to 3:00 P.M
  • Prices, booking & more info

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