Cost includes transportation, guided tours, snacks, lunch and tips.
Our latest tour of Brooklyn will take us through intriguing Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Sunset Park with its harbor view and stone houses, and Bay Ridge, a one-time haven for actors and Broadway producers. Our step-on guide will narrate the history of these neighborhoods, where some quiet streets have a small-town feel, and where successions of immigrant settlers have made their mark. Wave after wave of new arrivals have each contributed to the unique character of these diverse areas in Brooklyn, which would be the country’s fourth-largest city if it weren’t part of New York City. After our bus-walking tour, we’ll enjoy lunch at a local Italian restaurant. Then we’ll board a trolley for a guided tour at Green-Wood Cemetery, one of the first rural cemeteries in America, which includes 478 acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths. Once the second most popular tourist site in the U.S. after Niagara Falls, it serves as the permanent “home” for more than a half-million people, some of them famous and many well-to-do. Our guide will introduce us to some of its more famous occupants and show highlights of its landscape, now preserved and treasured for its serenity, beauty and also as a habitat for birds and other wildlife.