Explore the Real Brooklyn

Brooklyn, United States

Experience hosted by Dani

  1. 4.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and German
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.

What you'll do

Experience the real Brooklyn with me! Many people want to visit Brooklyn but just don't know where to start. I am here to change that: I will show you five completely different faces of Brooklyn, in five different neighborhoods.

You will get an overview of New York City's most populous borough, and I will introduce you to Brooklyn's history, culture and people.

Covering five different neighborhoods, this is the most comprehensive Brooklyn tour available. You'll get to see how diverse Brooklyn truly is when I show you classic Brooklyn brownstone architecture as well as the 'hipster' side of Brooklyn, street art and vintage shops, hidden bars, amazing Manhattan views, an Orthodox Jewish community and grand historic homes.

To be able to show you as much of this giant borough as possible, we are using the subway three times on the tour, but this will give you time to sit down and take a break in between exploring the various neighborhoods on foot.

See "Where we'll be" for the neighborhoods we're visiting on the tour.

Other things to note

-Bring a valid MTA subway ticket (ideally a weekly card with unlimited rides) and wear comfortable shoes. The tour includes three subway rides but most people also arrive by subway.
Experience the real Brooklyn with me! Many people want to visit Brooklyn but just don't know where to start. I am here to change that: I will show you five completely different faces of Brooklyn, in five different neighborhoods.

You will get an overview of New York City's most populous borough, and I will introduce you to Brooklyn's history, culture and people.

Covering five different neighborhoods, this is the most compre…

Meet your host, Dani

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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***Please contact me for additional dates and for customized Brooklyn tours***

I am Dani, a travel writer, originally from Germany. Since 2017, I have been introducing visitors from all over the world to Brooklyn.

I fell in love with Brooklyn during my first visit to New York City over a decade ago, and after traveling the world for seven years, I settled down in NYC. As a travel writer, I am exploring constantly, which is why I know Brooklyn better than most of its residents.

Over the years, I have lived in 9 different Brooklyn neighborhoods and I will show you this diverse borough from my very own perspective while sharing facts about history, culture, architecture, socio-economic issues and a lot more.

Accolades:
In 2019, I won the Airbnb award “Host with the most five-star reviews in New York City
***Please contact me for additional dates and for customized Brooklyn tours***

I am Dani, a travel writer, originally from Germany. Since 2017, I have been introducing visitors from all over the world to Brooklyn.

I fell in love with Brooklyn during my first visit to New York City over a decade ago, and after traveling the world for seven years, I settled down in NYC. As a travel writer, I am exploring constantly, which is why I know Brooklyn better than most of its reside…
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Where you'll be

We will explore some of Brooklyn's greatest and most fascinating neighborhoods. We will start in hipster Williamsburg, head to artsy Bushwick from there, pay a visit to a Jewish Orthodox community in South Williamsburg and end the tour with a stroll through historic Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights near the Brooklyn Bridge. You'll get to see five very different Brooklyn neighborhoods in one day!

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 1,168 reviews.

Viktoria
October 2021
Great tour! I can totally recommend it for everyone who wants to get a taste of Brooklyn. Dani was super nice! I really enjoyed every second of the tour!
Michelle
October 2021
Dani is amazing! She has a great sense of humor and makes you feel comfortable right away. This tour felt so personal and she knew so much about the neighborhoods and history. I recommend to EVERYONE to book with her, you will not regret it!
Kate
October 2021
This was one of the best walking tours I’ve been on anywhere. Dani was so thoughtful about the neighborhoods and communities she took us to. She’s truly one-of-a-kind. Don’t hesitate to book, even in the rain.
Rutvik
September 2021
A perfect insight to Brooklyn. The beautiful narration by Dani about each and every place we visited during the tour and the way the tour was structured made me fall in love with Brooklyn. Suggestion: Do have the desserts at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory at the end of the tour.
Mandy
September 2021
As first timers we were amazed how massive the borough is with +70 neighborhoods. Tour goes thru top 5/6 neighborhoods. Great having Dani’s local knowledge to visit places we would’ve absolutely overlooked on our own. The views were beautiful & Dani offered to take our group picture several times and not just ‘A’ photo but several getting that perfect IG shot. Solo Traveler friendly. A solo traveler from India was apart of the tour & we all became friends sharing dinner afterwards. 1) wear sunscreen 2) bring a water bottle 3) comfortable shoes are a must 4) buy your subway metro card ahead of time. We purchased 7day unlimited 5) subway platforms are warm in Sept, I’d bring a very small handheld fan next time 6)bring a small book bag we shopped at a vintage store & bakery. 6) bring cash or Venmo for tip …no Dani doesn’t even mention this. However, great service = tip
Odette
September 2021
This Is a MUST DO expirience if you are ever in Brooklyn. Dani Is a great host and shows you arround places you wouldn't get to see. You get to meet parts of Brooklyn that are awesome and unique. I really encourage everyone to do this experience.

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  • Sat, 30 Oct
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $55 per person
  • Sat, 6 Nov
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $55 per person
  • Fri, 12 Nov
    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $55 per person
  • Sun, 21 Nov
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    $55 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

MTA Card
Camera
Umbrella (depending on the weather forecast)
Comfortable shoes

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the Experience starts for a full refund.