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Head out with BQE Tours: The Brooklyn Queens Experience for the ultimate anti-tourist tours of NYC's burgeoning boroughs. Experience the cultural and historical character of vibrant neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens in the company of a NYC native guide, who weaves together historical and contemporary insights with personal perspectives.

Small-group walking tours cover carefully curated, slice-of-life itineraries in DUMBO, Williamsburg, or Long Island City. Experiential by design, guests not only see the sights, but engage in cultural connectivity via encounters with local artists, "makers," and entrepreneurs, and stops to sample neighborhood food and drink.

Don't just visit NYC, connect with it—let BQE Tours show you the way!




    Small Groups
    With just 12 participants max, our tours ensure an intimate, highly personalized experience, and easy rapport between guide and guests.


    Meet Locals
    You'll meet all sorts of locals, both spontaneously and by design—interact and engage with neighborhood artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs.

    and Drink

    Food and Drink
    Brooklyn and Queens offer particular culinary delights, with artisanal fare and quality libations—you'll sample several satisfying selections of signature food and drink.

    Cultural Immersion

    Cultural Immersion
    This isn't your average point-and-talk tour! Mingle with artists in their studios, meet local "makers," discover neighborhood haunts far removed from the guidebooks, and much more.

    Interesting Stories

    Interesting Stories

    Beyond the requisite facts and headlines, our guide shares engaging stories, reflecting on personal connections to local streets and communities, and recounting curated tales of only-in-NYC characters and events.


    Native Guides
    Be led through Brooklyn and Queens by a native guide offering unique local perspective and insight, as a lifelong witness to the city's rapidly changing face.

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