Guided tour

Brooklyn: 2-Hour Best of Brooklyn Williamsburg Walking Tour

4.2 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: Brooklyn Unplugged Tours

Brooklyn: 2-Hour Best of Brooklyn Williamsburg Walking Tour

Activity provider: Brooklyn Unplugged Tours

From US$ 32 per person

Discover the charm of Brooklyn and its booming popularity on a walking tour of Williamsburg. Stroll through its laid-back waterfront district, hear about the area’s culture and history, and experience its cutting-edge appeal, its street art, and more.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy a stroll through the hippest neighborhood in Brooklyn
  • Learn about the borough’s historic role as a capital of manufacturing and beer brewing
  • Hear about the gentrification of Williamsburg and the controversial impact
  • See underground graffiti and vibrant street art
Full description
This small-group walking tour takes you through Williamsburg, the hippest neighborhood in Brooklyn. Discover its cutting-edge culture, fascinating history, and creative street art during a 2-hour neighborhood stroll. Your guide will take you through into laid-back area that features loads of boutique shops, restaurants, and restored lofts. Experience a scene that's setting global trends! See innovative small businesses, creative architecture, and vibrant street art. You’ll also be treated to one-of-a-kind view of New York City's waterfront and the Manhattan skyline. Learn about Brooklyn's heritage as a capital of immigration, manufacturing, and beer brewing. Hear about its recent gentrification, and how its culture, identity, and future are being shaped.
  • Guided walk
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food or beverages (although there will be ample opportunities to purchase snacks and drinks)
  • Gratuities (never required, but appreciated if you enjoyed the tour)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Black Star Bakery. It's a white storefront between North 7th Street and North 8th Street.

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  • This tour operates rain or shine
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for the day's weather
  • Please note that the purpose of this tour is to give you an overview, not a highly detailed history
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4.2 /5

based on 64 reviews

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We just took the Williamsburg tour with John today, and it was fabulous! He has a deep knowledge of the history of Brooklyn (was able to answer any question that popped into our heads) and showed us so much interesting stuff, both old and new. This was a really worthwhile tour.

September 12, 2022

A good alternative to meet williamsburg in no time

Taking a day to meet Brooklin is essential for visiting NYC. The visit took place in the afternoon so it was interesting to walk the bridge, to Dumbo and the promenade with stunning views. Then take a shuttle to Williamsburg in time for the guided tour. In the end we still had time for shopping at the vintage shops and a glass at the local bars. The return was made in the regular career of boats.

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September 11, 2019

Very good! Authentic insight into the life of Williamsburg!

A very personal tour, you felt like part of Williamsburg! Get to know Williamsburg from the inside, feel its vibe! You actually get to experience the Williamsburg lifestyle, its culture, street art, cuisine, bars, parks, young life, the many ethnic and cultural influences and of course the incredible view of Manhattan from the banks of the East River! I highly recommend Guide Derrick Edwards to everyone. I also booked a tour of Harlem with him because I found his tour of Williamsburg to be so extraordinary, interesting and refreshing! :) No 08/15 - tourist tour, but a real New York lifestyle.

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May 31, 2018

Product ID: 43804