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The Delights of Brooklyn
Tour Location
Country:
USA
From:
A few blocks from Union Square, of Manhattan
To:
A few blocks from Union Square, of Manhattan
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
1 day
Level:
Easy
Terrain:
On Road
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 99
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Departure:
Saturdays 10.15am-5pm
Tour Operator:
Bike the Big Apple

The Delights of Brooklyn

Brews, Views, Chocolate, and much more!

1 Days Easy Deal

This special tour starts with a ride through the historic Lower East Side. Once the most densely populated neighborhood in the world(!), it is now a very “in” section with a thriving nightlife, as well as an authentic Soviet era, larger than life, statue of Lenin!

Leaving Manhattan, we dive into the delights offered by the borough of Brooklyn as we pedal over the new Williamsburg Bridge bike path. We enter the "hip," artistic neighborhood of Williamsburg and head to the Big Apple's best micro-brewery, The Brooklyn Brewery. Its 1860's building has been beautifully restored to its bare brick and wood timbers. Here you can sample its top-rated beer, ale, or stout on tap. (While those under 21 are welcome to enter, they and other tea-toddlers have the option of browsing through a vintage, hip clothing store for the latest in worn-only-once very stylish clothing!)

Only a short ride away, yet centuries back in time, we pass a Hassidic "shtetl," like that made famous in Fiddler On The Roof. Here the orthodox Jewish population still tries to live as it did before the Holocaust. On this, the Jewish Sabbath, all the businesses are closed as the synagogue becomes the focal point of existence.

As if travelling through time, we pass by the Brooklyn Navy Yard. With almost 200 years of ship building history, this served as the birthplace place of scores of famous ships, from the Fulton Steam Frigate and USS Maine to the USS Constellation and Missouri!

Just a short pedal later, we complete our return to the 21st century, as we enter the now-posh neighborhood of Fort Greene. In its center, we find the pride and joy of the neighborhood, built upon a crypt, holding the remains of Americans who suffered the atrocities of war. From Fort Greene, we enter Dumbo, another fascinating "in" neighborhood of Brooklyn. Here, you’ll experience a classic "only-in-the-Big-Apple" panorama! (see photo below) We head to Jacques Torres Chocolate Shop, run by a pastry chef extraordinaire. Here you can sample his pithiviers, featured recently in The New York Times- or get high on other chocolate delights.

We finally pedal over the Brooklyn Bridge, also on its own bike path. The high here is not merely provided by the altitude, but also by the incredible views of the New York skyline and harbor.
Inclusions
Bike & helmet
$10 less with your own bike
Exclusions
Food and drink
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