This was truly special. Kriss is a living piece of human history who walked & talked us across The Brooklyn Bridge. He offered such unexpected insights that only his family could know of. And Kriss brings unheard of detail and knowledge, things I’d never heard anywhere before, almost completing the mysteries around this historic achievement. I felt lucky to have stumbled upon this rare tour. You must catch Kriss, a living heir of The Brooklyn Bridge for so long as he is generously sharing such family secrets with us.
Ultimate Insiders Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour
Tour the Brooklyn Bridge with the great-great grandson of its builders
See & touch original Brooklyn Bridge artifacts
Small groups guaranteed
Join Metro Tours’ Kriss Roebling, the great-great-grandson of the Brooklyn Bridge builders, for one of the most unique walking tours in the world! You will be able to see and hold construction-related artifacts from the Brooklyn Bridge and learn family stories of how the Brooklyn Bridge came to be one of the most famous bridges in the world.
Kriss will also bring family heirlooms and documents which underscore his connection to the bridge, showing notebooks and photos of his unique history with the world-famous bridge. There is no other tour in New York City that will allow you to get this up-close-and-personal with Kriss and his family history.
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Never before seen artifacts from the Bridge’s builders
Explore the Bridge and learn little known family secrets from the great-great-grandson of the builders
Our small group tours will allow you to interact with Kriss and ask questions
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$49 per adult
Children under 10 years old go free!
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52 Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038, USA
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Gratuities & purchases made along the way
To take this tour, you must be able to walk/stand for 2.5 hours.
What to bring
Please wear comfortable shoes and check the weather prior to the tour.
About your Guide
Kriss Roebling, the great-great grandson of the Brooklyn Bridge builders, leads all Ultimate Insiders Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tours!
Good to Know
Keep in mind that the weather on the Brooklyn Bridge is typically windier than normal, so please check weather forecasts and dress appropriately.
Wow, what an experience!! Kriss’s tour is wildly entertaining. He isn’t just a true insider when it comes to the Brooklyn Bridge, he’s a great story teller as well. His knowledge of the Roeblings and the bridge they built is unparalleled. I learned things that I couldn’t have learned anywhere else. A whole new spin on this wonder of the world. Kriss was welcoming and very funny. I had an amazing time, and would recommend this tour to anyone.
Wow, what an amazing way to learn about the Brooklyn Bridge and the family that built it! Kriss treated us like old friends and shared so many amazing family relics. Thanks Kriss for a wonderful two hours.
OVERVIEW OF YOUR TOUR
The tour starts at the Manhattan Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge. During this 2.5-hour tour, Kriss will walk you through the history of the Bridge and show you never-before-seen artifacts from his family’s unique connection to the bridge. You’ll walk across the bridge and into the DUMBO neighborhood. Along the way, enjoy the incredible opportunity to see and touch Brooklyn Bridge artifacts, as well as ask Kriss questions. This is truly a walking tour unlike any other in the world!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I take this tour as a private option?
Absolutely. If you’d like our local tour guide to show you the sites on a private tour, please get in touch via our form provided below.
How difficult is the walking aspect of the tour?
Physical excursion on this tour is minimal. However, we recommend you are at a moderate fitness level and feel comfortable walking/standing for 2.5 hours.
Is the tour suitable for children?
Yes! In fact, children under 12 go free.
Who is my tour guide?
You will be accompanied by Kriss Roebling, the great-great grandson of the Brooklyn Bridge builders. Kriss leads all Ultimate Insiders Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tours, and even brings family heirlooms on the tours! You’ll love enjoying this special experience with him.
Can I tip my tour guide?
While it’s never expected, if you enjoyed your tour and want to give a tip to your tour guide, please do!
What happens if I’m the only person on the tour?
Our tours require a minimum of two people to run. If you’re the only person on the tour, we will do our best to move you to a different time. Alternatively, we can offer a refund.
What if the weather is bad?
We at Metro Tours love what we do, and for that reason, we don’t want you to miss a thing! Our tours run year-round and (mostly) rain or shine. If the weather becomes too inclement, we will alert you via phone/email/text within two hours of the starting time. If a tour is canceled due to difficult weather conditions, we will issue you a full refund.