Dumbo and the Waterfront at Brooklyn Bridge Park



Brooklyn, New York, United States
30 mins

About the tour

The NYC neighborhood known as Dumbo sits under two bridges and has been re-inventing itself for centuries (how’d it get that name anyhow? It’s gone through many). Beginning as a modest maritime community, population and manufacturing steadily climbed here through the industrial revolution, especially after completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, then known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” When factories eventually emptied in the mid-20th century, the artists started to trickle in and now Dumbo is once of the most sought after and expensive areas in NYC. Still home to many modern-day industries, it also offers world-class art, dining, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park with stunning views of Manhattan. Have you ever used a cardboard box? Well, you have a Dumbo inventor to thank.

Meet your local guide

Aaron Y.

Aaron was born and raised in Anchorage, AK and left the “Last Frontier” for the “Big Apple” to pursue an acting career. A life in the theatre has afforded him many terrific opportunities to travel the world and find exciting adventures along the way. 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 in a true juxtaposition, the magic of Alaska in the wintertime. Thanks for coming along!

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 30 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

Debra W.

22 January 2021

I can't really review because my WIFI wouldn't work. thanks

Susie W.

21 January 2021

It was an interesting tour and I enjoyed it. But the rapid camera movement can make it difficult to follow. And very difficult to take postcards. A sensitivity to the visual aspects would be helpful for the viewers.

Sheryl A.

21 January 2021

It was nice to spend part of the day in the United States on the day where the first female biracial Vice President and President Joe Biden was sworn in. Beautiful scenery. Aaron gave a sense of what it would be like to live there.

Nancie G.

21 January 2021

Aaron and the tour were great

Aubrey Ivor S.

21 January 2021

I thought the walk would go on to the bridge.

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