United States New York New York City New York City Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Itineraries Events Getaways All New York City Top Tours of Brooklyn Written by Ellen Freudenheim Facebook Twitter Ellen Freudenheim is the author of four guidebooks to Brooklyn, where she has lived for more than 20 years. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Ellen Freudenheim Updated 06/26/19 Share Pin Email Christian Kober / robertharding/Getty Images There's a lot to see and do in Brooklyn, year-round. Here's a partial list of tours, some self-guided and others run by commercial companies, that explore different neighborhoods, historical periods and yes, even food themes, in New York's much beloved "outer borough." Top Brooklyn Tours If you have time for only one Brooklyn tour, make sure you do one (or all) of these: Walk the Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Navy Yard Brooklyn Brewery Green-Wood Cemetery Self Guided Walking Tours One of the most wonderful things about New York City is that so many vibrant neighborhoods exist side-by-side. Take yourself on a little walking tour of a Brooklyn neighborhood. Most of the following tours are brief, requiring only about an hour. (More itineraries to come.) Victorian Neighborhood: Prospect Park South Brief Walking Tour of Victorian Brooklyn Heights (DIY) Sunset Park History Walk A Walk Through DUMBO's Front Street Special Tours of Brooklyn September 11 Memorials Commercial Guides: Walking Tours Why is it that New Yorkers don't visit the Empire State Building, and Parisians don't visit the Eiffel Tower? It's great fun for New Yorkers to learn about Brooklyn and a guided tour is an excellent way for visitors to get a sense of Brooklyn in just a few hours. 14 Best Guided Walking Tours of Brooklyn Summer Tours of Brooklyn (Self Guided) Summer in the city is filled with interesting things to do, not the least of which is to explore Brooklyn. Take a few hours for a beer tour in Williamsburg, or a walking tour of Revolutionary War sites that played a key role in the historic Battle of Brooklyn. Great Summer Tours of Brooklyn Half-Day Flea Market Tour August: Battle of Brooklyn Revolutionary War Tour Autumn/Winter Tours Halloween, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah dominate the autumn calendar in New York City. Still, you can take self-guided and commercial tours of Brooklyn. And, don't miss a few very special off-season tour opportunities! October: Open House NY Tours Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Visiting Brooklyn? Everything You Need to Know Guide The Best Things To Do in Brooklyn in the Winter The 5 Best NYC Food Tours of 2021 Guide to Christmas in Brooklyn: Activities, Events and Shopping The Best Time to Visit New York City Brooklyn Bridge Park, A Visitors Guide The Top 20 Things to Do in Brooklyn Outings and Activities for Teenage Girls in Brooklyn Top Summer Things to Do in Brooklyn The Best Shopping in Brooklyn Best Things to Do in New York City on New Year's Day Brooklyn's Best New Year's Eve Parties List of Neighborhoods in Brooklyn Where to See Brooklyn's Amazing Dyker Heights Christmas Lights How to Visit Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery Where Can You Find Brooklyn's Best Coffee Shops?