A Tour Grows in Brooklyn Walking Tour

A Tour Grows in Brooklyn

Zerve Seller: BrooklynTour
Activity #1116
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Leave touristy Times Square behind, and experience the real New York on a journey with us into the heart of brownstone Brooklyn.
  • Walk along Brooklyn's historic 5th Avenue, where trendy boutiques line the streets.
  • Learn the history of the borough's tallest building, the Williamsburg Bank.
  • See the childhood home of the infamous Scarface, Al Capone.
  • Explore Bathhouse No. 7, a historic early bathhouse from the 1900s.
  • Admire the famous Arch of Grand Army Plaza.
  • Stroll through Prospect Park and visit the longest meadow in America.
  • See many of the over 200 species of birds that reside in Prospect Park.
  • Eat at a real old fashioned Brooklyn pizzeria.
  • Visit the Old Stone House where President George Washington's troops fought the British in 1776.
You'll laugh, learn, eat and be amazed at all Brooklyn has to offer on this guided three hour tour of one of America's most beautiful cities.

What Is Not Included?

A bottle of water will be provided at the start of the tour, and a slice of pizza at a real old fashioned Brooklyn pizzeria is included with your tour. Any other food and beverages can be purchased at various vendors along the way.

Meeting Location

Union St. and 4th Avenue, Park Slope (Brooklyn, NY) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)


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Rating: 4
slice of Brooklyn
Thu, Aug 2, 12  10:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Leader was affable and knowledgeable. I got a real feel for the area. Would recommend it.
Rating: 5
Best tour ever!
Wed, Jul 11, 12  10:00 AM Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Wonderful tour! Rick was not only well informed on architecture and the history of the neighborhood, his personal stories made for a delightful afternoon. I highly recommend it
Rating: 4
Informative tour of Brooklyn by enthusiastic local
Thu, Jun 28, 12  10:00 AM Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Individual
Our tour leader shared his passion of Brroklyn and its history with us in an entertaining and thoughtful manner.
Rating: 4
Extremely informaiton
Thu, Jun 28, 12  10:00 AM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Rick is a hoot. He knows absolutely everything about his Brooklyn neighborhood. Really good tour.
Rating: 5
Informative and fun
Wed, Jun 13, 12  10:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The walking tour met my expectations. Our guide was knowledgeable. Having grown up in the community, he brought a lot of fun personal experience to the tour.
Rating: 4
Learned a lot about Brooklyn!
Tue, Jun 12, 12  10:00 AM Female 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
Rick was a awesome tour guide. He is friendly, personable and extremely knowledgable. I always wondered where Prospect Park was.
Rating: 5
Forget about other tours of Brooklyn...THIS IS IT!
Mon, Jun 11, 12  10:00 AM Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
I have always wanted to visit Brooklyn having read and seen so much about it over the years and I am so glad we discovered Rick and his walking tour. Rick's passion and enthusiasm is infectious. He grew up in the area and can tell you some fascinating and hilarious stories of his younger years and what it was like living in Brooklyn during this time. Rick also has an amazing knowledge of the history and architecture of the place and can give you a first hand account of how Brooklyn has changed and is still developing today. We took several tours during our stay in New York and this was by far best. Don't even consider booking another tour of Brooklyn...this is the one!
Rating: 4
Informational tour of Brooklyn
Thu, Jun 7, 12  10:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This is the second tour we have taken, the first being a walking/food tour of Greenwich Village and this Brooklyn tour. Our tour guide, Rick, was full of information. We enjoyed his stories of when he was a kid in Brooklyn. We would have enjoyed a bit more of a food tasting of Brooklyn shops, which may have given us a short time to sit every now and then. All in all, the tour was good and we were happy that we spent the time in Brooklyn.
Rating: 5
Brooklyn, "How Sweet It Is" and so is Rick!
Thu, May 31, 12  10:00 AM Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
He is also knowledgeable and fun. Bottom line , if you want a heart felt, organized tour of Brooklyn , this is the ONLY ONE to take!
Rating: 5
Rick is the real deal! Authentic enthusiast!
Tue, May 29, 12  10:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Rick is a fourth generation Brooklynite. He not only knows the history .... He LOVES his neighborhood. And you will, too! You will see things and hear information only a resident and buff would know. For example: As we were walking the Park Slope area, he spotted one of his friends on his front stoop. The home is on the historical home tour. Rick said "hi, can we look?". And we did. Nuance upon nuance in addition to all the sights you would expect on this type of tour. The man is a great personality ... Always making sure his customers are moving at their desired pace, getting the information they need, and seeing what was expected ...always throwing in a bit of the unexpected. The walk is pleasant. I was using a cane at the time due to an injury but I had no trouble negotiating the path. I LOVED IT!!! We finished the day with pizza at a local favorite of his. At the end of the tour, I asked Rick the best route to take to visit the historical cemetery. He instantly said, "don't worry about it. I'll get you there.". And he did. He delayed his social appointment to not only take me to the cemetery but he threw in a 10-minute orientation to the place and made sure I knew where the subway station home was. All because he's that kind of guy. And of course, on the ride to the cemetery we must have passed 4 of his friends. Rick is a one of a kind person sharing a one of a kind tour of the Brooklyn he knows and loves. TREAT YOURSELF AND TAKE THIS TOUR!!!
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How much walking will we be doing on the tour?
We will cover approximately 2 miles with many stops along the way, where you will hear descriptions and explanations of each stop. Make sure to wear sneakers or comfortable shoes.
Will lunch be provided?
You will have one slice of pizza in a pizzeria as part of the tour. If this is not enough food for you, make sure to either bring your own or bring money to purchase food along the way! You will also be provided a bottle of water at the start of the tour.
Is there shopping on the tour?
Although this is NOT a shopping tour, a small window of time will be allotted to browse the trendy boutiques along the way.
What happens if it rains?
The tour will take place rain or shine.
Are tours only given in English?
Tours will only be offered in English, with a fun twist of Brooklynese!
How far from Manhattan is tour?
The meeting spot for the tour is either 2 or 4 train stops into Brooklyn depending on which subway train you take.
Will there be restroom stops along the way?
There will be restrooms available at the pizzeria where we will eat lunch. If you need a restroom at any other moment during the trip, just tell your tour guide and accommodations will be made.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Cash is not accepted.
Is there an age limit for the tour?
There is no age limit for the tour; everyone is welcome!
How long is the tour?
The tour will take about three hours.
Should I tip the guide?
Tips are not required, but if you had a great time on the tour, they are much appreciated!
Where does the tour end?
The tour ends exactly at the same place it begins.
Is the tour only for tourists?
Not at all! The tour is very informative and can teach just as much to a native New Yorker as to a tourist who has never been to New York before.
What is the maximum number of people on each tour?
The tour is limited to 16 people in order to keep it an intimate experience.
Can I bring my dog on the tour?
We do not recommend that you bring any pets, but if you need to bring your dog, you will be required to leave it tied up when we are inside the pizzeria.
If the tour is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?
Unfortunately there is no waiting list for our tours. Check out another available time!
Are gift certificates available?
Gift certificates may be coming soon. Please click “Contact BrooklynTour” for more information.
Can I schedule a private tour?
Please click “Contact BrooklynTour” to the left of the page for more information on private tours.


A Tour Grows in Brooklyn

Company founder and guide Rick was born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY and has marveled in the rich culture of his native home for 45 years.

An expert on the history of New York, Rick founded a Tour Grows in Brooklyn to share with others the interesting historical , architectural and cultural aspects of this borough.

Whether you live in New York or are just visiting, this will be a new and unique experience for everyone!

As Rick loves to say, no visit to New York is complete without experiencing Brooklyn!
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