About Brooklyn Tour
Skyline Sightseeing, one of New York's premier double-decker tour companies, has crossed the Brooklyn Bridge with a fascinating tour of the borough. Enjoy seeing the creative enclave with a rich history behind it from the comfort of a bus. Tours leave from Downtown Manhattan and travel across the historic Brooklyn Bridge, an experience in itself. The view of the Manhattan skyline from the "other side" is not one to be missed, especially from the top of a double-decker bus.
The first stop is in Brooklyn Heights, known as America's first suburb. Bucolic brownstones line the street all the way up to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, where the bus stops for incredible views of Lower Manhattan. From there the tour takes you through Downtown Brooklyn and to the Barclays Center, Brooklyn's newest -- and only -- sports and music arena. Then it's on to Grand Army Plaza, a bustling hub at the foot of Prospect Park. From Grand Army Plaza you can see the entrance to Brooklyn's best park, the imposing Brooklyn Public Library, and the grand Soldiers and Sailors Arch. From there the tour cruises down Eastern Parkway, past the Brooklyn Museum, a 560,000-square-foot Beaux-Arts building, and the bucolic Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. The final stop is in Fort Greene, one of Brooklyn's most photogenic neighborhoods. Beautiful and historic brownstones dot the tree-lined streets. The neighborhood centers around Fort Greene Park, a stop included on the tour. Then it's one final trip across the bridge before you're back in Manhattan.
Skyline Sightseeing offers all its tours in open-topped double-decker buses with state-of-the-art technology. Buses have air conditioning on the lower level and floorboard heat on the upper level. Busses are also equipped with the latest multilingual audio technology. It's a most comfortable way to cover lots of ground in New York City. Buses for the tour depart daily at 10am from Battery Park.
Approximately one-and-a-half to two hours long
Did you know?
The Dutch settled in Brooklyn in the 17th century and named the land "Breuckelen." It grew into its own city through the 19th century until it was consolidated with the rest of New York City in 1898.
Brooklyn's population dramatically grew after the city completed the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883. At the time it was the longest suspension bridge in the world and the first ever steel-wire suspension bridge.
New Yorkers and visitors to New York City who want to explore outside of Manhattan and who are interested in learning about the history of New York's hippest borough will appreciate this bus tour. It's a fantastic, convenient way to get a crash course in all things Brooklyn.
Good for kids?
This tour is good for kids, and youngsters will especially love crossing the Brooklyn Bridge on the top of a double-decker bus.
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Begins: Battery Park (Battery Pl., State St., and Whitehall St.)
Ends: Battery Park (Battery Pl., State St., and Whitehall St.)
N, R to Whitehall Street; 4, 5 to Bowling Green