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Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour in Williamsburg

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Kings County, United States
Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour in Williamsburg

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Overview

This walking tour through Brooklyn's trendy Williamsburg neighborhood offers a brief look at Brooklyn history and its influence on contemporary culture, with an insider guide leading the way. Meet-up just steps from the subway, and begin your adventure uncovering trends and traditions—from the urban street art scene to hip local businesses. Venture past historical buildings, chic boutiques, and neighborhood cafés reflecting the area's laid-back vibe. Then be sure to capture the iconic Manhattan skyline from the scenic Brooklyn waterfront.
  • Explore the best of trendy Williamsburg on this Brooklyn walking tour
  • Uncover the neighborhood's culture, from artsy influences to hip eateries
  • Visit the waterfront to admire the views of the NYC skyline across the river
  • Meet in the heart of Williamsburg, with easy access to L train subway stop

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Most Brooklyn tours focus on Downtown, DUMBO, and Brooklyn Heights, but this one is all about Williamsburg.
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Gratuities
548 Driggs Ave , 548 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA

Meet in front of Black Star Bakery

3:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Join your guide on the streets of Williamsburg and get ready to explore one of Brooklyn’s most popular neighborhoods. Check out innovative boutiques, colorful street art as you dive into the local scene.

Learn how the borough started as a hub for immigration and later became known for its highly-skilled factory workers. Gain a deeper understanding of Brooklyn’s transformation in recent years and get the scoop on the Mysterious Staring Artist and the Billion Dollar Sugar Scheme. 

Get an inside look at the iconic architecture, restored artists lofts, massive murals, and one-of-a-kind boutiques, while getting tips on the neighborhood’s best restaurants and bars. Finish with spectacular city views of the Manhattan Skyline from across the East River before heading back to the starting point of the tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Williamsburg
This is a trendy neighborhood that you can explore.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Manhattan Skyline
Stop at the waterfront to enjoy a lovely NYC skyline view.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Williamsburg Bridge
You will see a lovely view of this historic bridge
Stop At:  
East River State Park
We will stop into this park for a view of the NYC skyline
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Brooklyn Brewery
We will pass by this brewery. You can return afterwards on your own.
Stop At:  
Brooklyn
This tour is an overview of Brooklyn
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Artists & Fleas
We will pass by this wonderful flea market. Saturdays & Sundays only.
Pass By:  
Williamsburg Smorgasburg
We will point out this food flea market. Saturday only.
Pass By:  
Brooklyn Bowl
See this popular nightlife & performance venue.
Pass By:  
National Sawdust
Cool live music venue
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for children aged 11 and under, as mature information is covered; this is at your discretion as a parent or guardian
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Brooklyn Unplugged Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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star-5
Nick was our tour guide...
Ellen_G
, Jul 2022
Nick was our tour guide in Williamsburg and we were lucky enough to have him to ourselves! He was just great. Personable, informed and fun. We had to leave a bit early because I wasn't feeling well and we were sorry to leave him early. He was the best.
star-5
Brooklyn
Karen_U
, Jun 2022
Tour of seeing how diverse Brooklyn is and great views along the way! Stopped at a real cute coffee shop and got some fresh Cumbrian coffee! Great tour!
star-2
Adequate
Marlene_O
, May 2022
Art work and history on sidewalk very specific to Brooklyn’s history. Tour guide had difficulty identifying the group and when to move on.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much for your feedback
star-4
I enjoyed seeing new...
Sharon_S
, Mar 2022
I enjoyed seeing new neighborhoods. There is a nice playground in area and you get wonderful views by the river
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you very much for coming!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Cool engaging Brooklyn tour
Kevin_E
, Oct 2021
Great tour of this one of many cool parts of Brooklyn by an easy-going and experienced tour guide. Highly recommend for newcomers and Brooklyn regulars.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Williamsburg on foot
Karen_B
, Oct 2021
Wall art/graffiti with stories; history of companies that closed-bad times, crime-then repurposed buildings to renew Williamsburg. Meeting local bar and store owners, tastings
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Thank you Derrick for being a great tour guide. Next to time, I'll book the correct tour (EATING). HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR
Luz_D
, Jun 2021
Thank you Derrick for being a great tour guide. Next to time, I'll book the correct tour (EATING). HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR YOU, I WOULD'VE CUT IT SHORT.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
You were seeking a food tour, but you reserved this tour instead. This tour does not provide food. We are glad that you enjoyed the tour anyway.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour and guide
Gloria_L
, Jun 2021
Derrick is a knowledgeable and great tour guide. I loved seeing the new Williamsburg that is so different from the area I knew growing up in the nineties in Brooklyn. Highly recommend the tour to anyone who wants to see the new Brooklyn!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Horrible
JoseHernandez
, May 2021
Very disappointed , the tour guy leave us behind . We text him and call him and never answer . We follow the instructions to catch up with him ata the place he told us in case running late and wait for an 1 hour and never pass up.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
This customer arrived more than 10 minutes late. Our policy is that we do not guarantee that latecomers can catch up. Although we usually try to help them catch up.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Williamsburg walking tour
Anne_J
, Feb 2020
It was great. Our guide, Jeff, gave a well balanced, engaging tour. The historical, commercial, artistic and cultural aspects of the neighbourhood were all explained. Recommended.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A walk about W’burg
Carole_C
, Oct 2019
Very enjoyable and informative for newbies to Brooklyn. Guide well versed and fun. Would certainly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Didn't cover the old Brooklyn and short...
David B
, Oct 2017
Didn't cover the old Brooklyn and short on anecdotes
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
This is a good overview of...
Fiona M
, Sep 2017
This is a good overview of Williamsburg and the changes it's undergone in the past few years. I would say it's a light tour not a great deal of depth but certainly worth doing if, like me, you have little to no knowledge of the area. For 25 it's worth it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
My wife and I were pleasantly...
Phil
, Aug 2017
My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by this tour for several reasons. We were both born in Brooklyn but have been away for many years. The tour guide did a good job of showing how the Williamsburg area has changed again and again over the years. Amazed to see a church that has become an upscale apartment building while maintaining the exterior church appearance. Delighted by the fantastic artwork on some of the buildings. And the Manhattan view from the Brooklyn side of the river never fails to amaze.
star-1
Don't do it! Worst tour I have ever...
Patricia B
, May 2017
Don't do it! Worst tour I have ever taken. Don't typically write reviews, but felt it was necessary. Tour guide Jeff? delivered information as if he was reading it out of a badly written script. First stop was a 'junk store'. Did he have an interesting fact to tell us about it? No, apparently thought we'd be thrilled to see a storefront of a junk store! Stopped at what looked like a church. His interesting fact? They are now condos! Next stop was a mural painted by an art student. His interesting fact about it was that the store owner didn't allow the artist to include any words because of city ordinances. One of the women in our group asked if she could go take a picture, he told her yes then got impatient as we were standing there awkwardly and we left without her her husband stayed behind as he could see where we were headed. After a stop at a shopping center and hearing him explain that the owner who bought the property in the 80's wouldn't sell it regardless of the profit he could make humanity vs 'greedy' capitalism, my two adult daughters and I decided to cut our losses and told the guide we were leaving. That was after just 20 minutes, we honestly could not bear the thought of spending two hours doing this. We are normally polite people and if it had been in the least bit interesting we would have stuck it out. We were told by several people about the rigorous testing a person must go thru in order to be a registered guide in NYC, but there should be a personality test to determine if the person is in the right field slightly tongue-in-cheek comment.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Tour guide was very informative and...
John K
, Aug 2016
Tour guide was very informative and engaging. Learned a lot.
star-4
Very informative tour. Jeff was...
Else M
, Jun 2016
Very informative tour. Jeff was extremely knowledgeable on everything from history, architecture, arts, and local politics. As I was the only person on this tour, I really enjoyed being able to interact with my guide and ask a lot questions which I would refrain from doing in a bigger group.

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