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Itinerary
Join your guide on the streets of Williamsburg and get ready to explore one of Brooklyn’s most popular neighborhoods. Check out innovative boutiques, colorful street art as you dive into the local scene.
Learn how the borough started as a hub for immigration and later became known for its highly skilled factory workers. Gain a deeper understanding of Brooklyn’s transformation in recent years and get the scoop on the Mysterious Staring Artist and the Billion Dollar Sugar Scheme. 
You’ll get an inside look at the iconic architecture, restored artists lofts, massive murals and one-of-a-kind boutiques, while getting tips on the neighborhood’s best restaurants and bars. Finish with spectacular city views of the Manhattan Skyline from across the East River before heading back to the starting point of the tour.
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Manhattan Skyline
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Overview
This 2-hour walking tour through one of New York’s trendiest neighborhoods showcases Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s history, as well as its influence on contemporary culture. Please note: this provides an overview of basic history - it is not a detailed historical tour. An insider guide helps travelers uncover the borough’s trends and traditions—from hip local businesses to the urban street art scene. Venture past historical buildings, trendy boutiques and quiet cafes on a tour of this popular neighborhood with a seriously laid-back vibe. Then be sure to capture the iconic Manhattan skyline from the scenic Brooklyn waterfront.
Highlights
  • 2-hour walking tour of Williamsburg in Brooklyn
  • Explore the hippest neighborhood in New York City with an in-the-know guide
  • Enjoy the heritage atmosphere of this historic immigration capital
  • Check out local artwork and interesting shops
  • Admire a fabulous view of the Manhattan skyline
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Reviewed 4 July 2018
Interesting Brooklyn tour from a native

A friend booked this Brooklyn tour for me, and we enjoyed our walk around this historic waterfront neighborhood. Our guide was a Brooklyn native himself, and helped us understand the history and evolution of an industrial area that's become a super trendy neighborhood. Pace was...More

2  Thank cassieglove85
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile
Enjoyable

Really enjoyed the tour. We got to find out about the architecture, street art and development of Brooklyn. And try chocolate! Jeff was informative and knowledgeable. Plenty of great photo opportunities too.

1  Thank Jon D
Reviewed 19 January 2018
Interesting and fun tour

We had a great time during the walking tour of Williamsburg. Our Guide, Derek had great knowledge about the area. He was super nice and had a lot of cool stories and took us to awesome sites. I think we went a little past the...More

1  Thank Simonski515
Jeff S, Owner at Brooklyn Unplugged Tours & Graffiti Art, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you so much!!!

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Great experience

Knowledgeable guide (Jeff), interesting facts, stop as nice local point. We went on a freezing day and the guide well adjusted the tour to the weather by taking more indoor stops

1  Thank Keren M
Jeff S, Owner at Brooklyn Unplugged Tours & Graffiti Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

We are glad that you enjoyed!

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile
Not for everyone

We didn't enjoy the tour , it was not very informative , lacked clear agenda . We visited several places , and without a clear context were provided anecdotal info on it . The guide was very knowledgeable about the street art work and places...More

2  Thank Itay P
Jeff S, Owner at Brooklyn Unplugged Tours & Graffiti Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thank you very much for this feedback. Sincerely, Jeff

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