Brooklyn Highlights Bike Tour with East River Ferry Ride

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Brooklyn Highlights Bike Tour with East River Ferry Ride information and booking

3 or 5 hours (seasonal)
Departs from
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Returns to
Classic tour is scheduled to end at 3:30pm (winter tour at 1pm) and concludes with the East River Ferry ride (weekdays only) or the original departure point. Delays may occur if the ferry is particularly busy or behind schedule so please plan accordingly and allow an extra 30-45 minutes in the event of these delays.
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Tour description provided by Viator

See New York City through the eyes of a local on this small-group bike tour through the vibrant borough of Brooklyn. Make your way through well-known neighborhoods including Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, and go off the beaten path for an intimate experience of the borough’s dynamic character. Take in fantastic views of Brooklyn and the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farm. After your bike tour, rest your legs on a scenic ferry ride on the East River.

This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Your bike tour begins at 11am at bustling McCarren Park, where you’ll be set up with a lightweight, retro-looking bike designed for city riding and a walkie-talkie and helmet headset so you can stay connected to your local guide throughout the tour. In the winter months, you'll also receive gloves and a poncho.

Enjoy an easy ride through Brooklyn’s best-known enclaves including Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The pace will be easy, and since your group will have no more than eight people, you will get plenty of individual attention from your guide.

There will be stops in each neighborhood so your guide can fill you in on local history and point out the best restaurants, bars and shops. Get an even better taste of local culture at Frank Pinello’s Best Pizza, where you can indulge in Neapolitan-style brick-oven pizza (own expense). In the winter months, you'll stop to warm up with a complimentary cup of coffee at Brooklyn Roasting Company.

Venturing off the beaten track, visit Brooklyn Grange, one of the world’s largest rooftop soil farms. Located on the roof of an 11-story building, it covers a full 1.5 acres (0.6 hectare) and offers phenomenal views of Brooklyn and Manhattan (not open in winter months).

Your Brooklyn bike tour ends with a relaxing, scenic ferry ride on the East River from DUMBO to Williamsburg.

Please note: Due to crowding and unreliability, Saturday tours no longer feature the East River ferry.

What's included

  • Use of bicycle and lock
  • Helmet with headset
  • Guide
  • Entrance to brooklyn grange rooftop farm (not available in winter)
  • East river ferry ticket (weekday tours only)

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off