Shortly after Manhattan opened Central Park, Brooklyn answered with its’ own jewel known as Prospect Park. Home to Brooklyn’s own museum, botanical gardens and only lake, this land was historically significant as the site of the Battle of Brooklyn, the first battle fought in the Revolutionary War after the U.S. declared it’s independence in 1776. Points of interest will include The Grand Army Plaza, the Italianate mansion known as Litchfield Villa, the Concert Grove sculpture garden, and a secluded Quaker cemetery kept intact since before the park was built in 1867.
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
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 an 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.
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.
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.
24 November 2020
V.enjoyable. Nice to see another part of NY!
23 November 2020
Aaron's tour was fun and informative! I had so much fun 🙂
23 November 2020
Unfortunately, my internet crashed half way through the tour, but, loved every minute Aaron was excellent, and hopefully join another tour - he actually was multi tasking! and looking at the questions we had written at the sametime as doing a tour guide . Id give him 6 stars !
23 November 2020
Nice to be out and about in the park. It seemed to come as a surprise the Litchfield Villa was shut today (Sunday). More disappointingly the internet signal was unreliable and kept cutting out throughout the tour.
Reply from Virtualtrips
Thank you for your feedback Jeanette. We’re sorry the tour didn’t go as plan and technical difficulties impacted your experience with us. Although we work hard behind the scene to make sure this doesn’t happen, issues with the signal are sometimes out of our control. We hope you can join us on another tour sometime soon!
22 November 2020
Very interesting, look forward to coming to future tours.
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