Brooklyn Heights Historic District

(60 reviews)
Brooklyn Heights, New York, United States
40 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Brooklyn Heights is one of “America’s Most Beautiful Neighborhoods”(Travel and Leisure magazine) and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the first NYC district to be given this distinction. The many preserved pre-Civil War era townhomes and churches offer a glimpse into the thoughtful architectural styles of the past. On this tour, you’ll enjoy learning about the neighborhood’s significance in the American Revolutionary War and later the Abolishment movement, visiting the former homes of literary greats like Arthur Miller and Truman Capote, and taking in the unmatched views of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.


Meet your local guide

Aaron Y.

Aaron's life has been nothing short of an adventure. Originally from Alaska, he crossed the continent to chase his big-city dreams of a career in theatre. "My greatest honor and achievement was appearing on Broadway in the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof. I’m constantly learning new, interesting things about NYC, but I’m keenest on the historical stories," he chips in. And New York City has popped up with unforgettable memories for Aaron, including singing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on National TV! Aaron's always loved travel and learning about my surroundings, wherever he is. "I’d also describe myself as a people-person, I love a good chat. All that considered, being a tour guide is an ideal job that feels like no work at all! " he laughs. His colleagues have often nicknamed him “Frommer” (of the travel guides) or “cruise director” due to his wanderlust and enthusiasm for sharing travel experiences with others. His favorite memories to date include a 4-month concert tour of Japan with the Tokyo Philharmonic, and a single day on Easter Island while performing on a cruise ship. Aaron is eager to share with you the rich history of Brooklyn, NY where he currently resides, and the magic of Alaska during winter. If you're lucky, you might just catch him singing a show tune on his tours!

Aaron Y. has been guiding since Sep 2020


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to New York with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from New York. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Cathy Y.

15 February 2021

Wonderful

David M.

13 February 2021

Very informative.

Rita W.

12 February 2021

Enjoyed this tour very much with so many points of interest along the way. Thank you

Natalie J.

12 February 2021

Considering it was Aaron's first time with this your I think he done very well. I would definitely do another your with Aaron as he gave very good knowledge and history of the area as well as answered and interacted with the chat. People need to remember to 'Be Kind' and realise this whole situation is new to people so please give them a chance 🙏💜 Well done Aaron 👍

Jo C.

12 February 2021

Loved the tour


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