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Art, History & Waterfront Views in DUMBO

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Brooklyn, US
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Discover the vibrant art, history, and breathtaking waterfront views of DUMBO, one of the most iconic and beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Led by local art expert and community builder, Alexandra Harper, this tour immerses you in the unique sights, sounds, and tastes that make DUMBO a rich and amazing destination. Explore the best visual art both indoors and out, with an exclusive private studio visit with a local artist. Indulge in savory snacks and sweet treats from female-owned and run businesses. Along the way, enjoy the stunning waterfront views of Manhattan and delve into the fascinating history of this neighborhood. This is your chance to truly experience the beauty and charm of DUMBO, make new friends, and learn about its captivating history. Uncover the hidden gems of this neighborhood while soaking up the art and culture that make it truly special.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours - 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-4 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Art, food, and waterfront views in DUMBO
  • Discover the best visual art in the city
  • Exclusive private studio visit with a local artist
  • Sample unique savory snacks and sweet treats
  • Learn about the history and development of DUMBO
  • Snacks

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Introduction

Discover the vibrant neighborhood of DUMBO, where art, history, and waterfront views collide. Join local art expert and community builder, Alexandra Harper, on this immersive tour that will take you through one of the most beautiful and iconic parts of the city. From stunning visual art to female-owned and run businesses, this experience captures the essence of DUMBO's rich culture and unique charm.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can anticipate a total duration of 120 to 180 minutes filled with exploration, learning, and delightful treats. Start by meeting Alexandra inside a cozy café where you can easily spot her tall, blonde figure. From there, enjoy a leisurely walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park, absorbing the breathtaking waterfront views of Manhattan and discovering the fascinating history behind this iconic landmark. Make a stop at the famous Manhattan Bridge overpass, immersing yourself in the essence of the neighborhood's namesake. The tour also includes a visit to the renowned Brooklyn flea market, where you can browse unique offerings and enjoy rooftop vistas. To top it all off, you'll have the opportunity to capture the most iconic and photographic viewpoint in the city.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for anyone with a passion for art, history, and culture. Whether you're a local New Yorker looking to explore a different neighborhood or a traveler eager to uncover the hidden gems of the city, this experience is a perfect fit. Alexandra's expertise and passion for community-building create an inclusive and engaging environment suitable for all ages and backgrounds. Join this tour to meet like-minded individuals, learn about DUMBO's history, and support female-owned businesses along the way.

Why book this?

This captivating tour offers a unique perspective on DUMBO, providing an insider's view of the neighborhood's art scene, history, and stunning waterfront views. Led by Alexandra Harper, an experienced traveler and art expert, this experience goes beyond the typical tourist attractions and takes you deep into the heart of this vibrant community. You'll have the opportunity to explore both indoor and outdoor art installations, mingle with local artists, and sample savory snacks and sweet treats from female-owned businesses. With Alexandra's guidance, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the neighborhood's growth and transformation over time. This tour is a perfect blend of cultural immersion, visual delights, and a chance to make new friends along the way.

Good to know

Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a leisurely walk through the neighborhood. The meeting point is inside a cozy café, but if it's too crowded, Alexandra suggests meeting just outside. The tour concludes near the East River ferry, providing the option to enjoy a scenic ferry ride back to Manhattan (not included in the trip price). Prepare to be captivated by DUMBO's beauty, rich history, and diverse art scene on this exceptional tour.

Reviews

Reviews from previous participants highlight the tour's immersive experience, with individuals praising Alexandra's knowledge and enthusiasm for sharing the neighborhood's cultural treasures. Travelers rave about the beautiful waterfront views, the visit to the Brooklyn flea market, and the chance to explore unique art spaces. Overall, reviewers express their satisfaction with this captivating tour and highly recommend it to anyone looking to discover a different side of New York City.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Brooklyn Bridge Park

We will walk through the start of the Brooklyn Bridge Park, admiring beautiful waterfront views of Manhattan, and learn about its history and development.

Manhattan Bridge

We will stop at the famous Manhattan bridge overpass, for which the neighborhood was named.

Brooklyn Flea

We will take a walk through the famous Brooklyn flea market - said to be one of the best of its kind!

Time Out Market New York

We will walk through the market, check out the rooftop views and stop at a few favorite purveyors.

Dumbo Manhattan Bridge View

We will stop for the most iconic (and photographic) viewpoint in the city!

Reviews

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5 (4)

Travel308263

Alex was wonderful and so nice! Her knowledge of the area & personal experiences made for a great tour! Her relationships with local art galleries helped us get a in to hear all about the current and upcoming exhibits. She even recommended a great place to grab a drink overlooking the Brooklyn bridge after the tour!! Epic! Would fully recommend this tour!

Ally_S

Alex was wonderful! Her knowledge of the area and experiences made for a wonderful and informative tour! Her relationships with local art galleries helped us get a in to hear all about the local exhibits! She even recommended a great place to grab a drink overlooking the Brooklyn bridge after the tour!! Epic! Would fully recommend this tour!

ninalV5811YC

We had a lovely time on this tour! It was a surprise for my mother's 60th birthday, and she loved it! Alex was incredibly informative and sweet and did a great job answering our questions. We loved getting to meet some local artists and see their work in the neighborhood! Such a great experience overall. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about the rich history of an artistic and eclectic neighborhood in Brooklyn!

446brigidm

Takes you into the studios of fascinating women artists and hosted by someone who really knows the neighborhoods and history. The people I met along the way and in Alex's group were fascinating.
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