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The Williamsburg Hotel Launches New And Exclusive Hyperlocal Neighborhood Tours In Brooklyn

April 13, 2018 Hotel News No Comments Email Email
Brooklyn hotspot The Williamsburg Hotel has today announced its newest hyperlocal amenity: nine bookable tours and experiences taking place throughout the borough.

These walking, biking and motorcycle tours offer an insider’s perspective on Williamsburg and its neighbors, with specific emphasis on food, local history, street art, and iconic skyline views. Guests can book these experiences directly through the hotel, making The Williamsburg the first hotel in Brooklyn to offer this option to guests. Through partnerships with local experts, The Williamsburg Hotel now provides each guest with a curated and authentic way to explore the world-renowned Brooklyn borough.
The new hyperlocal tours by The Williamsburg Hotel include:
  • Literary Pub Crawl – This lively walking and drinking tour features guides who recite literary tales at various pubs across Brooklyn while guests sip on popular local brews. The tour hits three neighborhoods and covers some of the last sections of historically protected Brooklyn. Through the stunning and varying architecture, winding streets, and historic pubs, guests will wander back in time while learning of the great literary and artistic tradition that each neighborhood fostered. The tour will visit Brooklyn’s oldest bar, follow some of the routes of the Underground Railroad, and learn how Brooklyn became the most famous borough in the world. 
  • Jewish Cultural Tour – This immersive cultural tour of Jewish Williamsburg combines history with food, and gives guests a true insider’s perspective of an iconic Brooklyn neighborhood. Visitors are led through the community’s shops, eateries, synagogues, schools and historical sites, learning about the faith and value system of contemporary Hasidism, as well as its history. Along the way, guests stop for food at a bakery and deli to taste some of the most authentic traditional recipes.
  • Sunday Funday – Featuring an afternoon of beer, BBQ, and booze in Brooklyn, this experience also includes fascinating history, large-scale street art, amazing views of the NYC skyline and some “Made in Brooklyn” artisanal shopping. With a local leading the way, the itinerary covers New Yorker-approved destinations and skips the rest, so attendees can absorb this eclectic neighborhood’s charm and energy without missing a beat. Tour stops include the old industrial buildings of historical Brewer’s Row, Artists & Fleas, a unique guided hot sauce tasting, and waterfront views.
    • Cruise Around Brooklyn – This expansive and unique motorcycle ride (with a sidecar) takes participants through Brooklyn with a local. Tour stops include hidden gems around Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo, with plenty of colorful stories and surprises along the way.
    • Ride the Bridges – The Ride the Bridges tour offers the best views of Brooklyn and Manhattan as riders bike across the city’s most iconic bridges. The tour starts in Dumbo, on the waterfront and heads across the Manhattan Bridge with sweeping views of Midtown Manhattan’s east side and Brooklyn. Riders travel under the FDR on a protected bike path and stop for a group photo with the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridges in the backdrop. The tour heads into the historic South Street Seaport, down Fulton Street with views of One World Trade Center, then across the Brooklyn Bridge with grand views of downtown Manhattan and The Statue of Liberty.
    • Brooklyn Bites – During this walking experience guests will discover the best cultural delights and delectable bites of Brooklyn, guided by local food experts. Participants will soak up the neighborhood’s unique vibe and visit iconic institutions to sample tasty treats. Stops include pierogis and pastries at a traditional Polish bakery, bagel bombs and cereal milk ice cream at Momofuku Milk Bar, and artisanal Brooklyn chocolate factory treats. All guides on this tour are working actors, which means every tour includes some history through fun storytelling and lots of personality.
      • Brooklyn Bridge & Dumbo Neighborhood Tour – This history-driven walking tour features captivating stories about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge while walking across the incredible landmark. Participants will enjoy unparalleled views of the New York City skyline from Brooklyn. Once across the bridge, guests will explore the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Dumbo, known for its galleries, shops and scenic waterfront views. The tour ends at a long-standing chocolate factory in Brooklyn, where participants will discover why it is a local favorite.
      • Street Art in Bushwick – This art-driven walking tour of Bushwick features fascinating artwork — including murals large and small, while exploring streets pulsating with creative energy. Participants will discover why the district is a world-renowned center for street art. Guests will learn about the top contemporary artists and quirky personalities who are shaping the world of contemporary art.
      • Brooklyn Bicycle Tour – Led by Brooklyn neighborhood experts, cycle around Dumbo, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Cobble Hill, and Red Hook in this comprehensive 15-mile tour. The ride starts under the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges on the beautiful waterfront with sweeping views of downtown Manhattan. Tour participants will pedal on comfortable and adjustable, lightweight, hybrid bicycles. Helmets will be provided.
      The Williamsburg Hotel’s new tours range from two to three hours and are led by seasoned, licensed guides. Activities are available to be booked immediately and take place throughout the week as well as on weekends. Prices start at $30 per person; guests can choose to embark on a group tour or book one privately.

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