Brooklyn / Coney Island Pizza Tour
Escape the tourist trail of Manhattan and uncover locals’ hideouts on this part culinary, part historical pizza tour. Your Brooklyn-bred tour guide will educate you on the history of pizza, from Italy to Brooklyn, from Neapolitan style to Sicilian. Your first stop is Grimaldi’s, located under the Brooklyn Bridge and a favorite of Frank Sinatra and, more recently, First Lady Michelle Obama. Grimaldi’s always attracts a queue of people, but on arrival you will skip the lengthy lines and head to your pre-booked table to enjoy two slices of classic, thin crust Neapolitan-style pizza. Your second stop will be at L&B Spumoni Gardens, a Brooklyn institution that has baked authentic Italian pizza for over 70 years. Here you will receive two thick, square slices of Sicilian-style pizza.
On this tour by luxury minivan, you will learn about the history of the scenic Brooklyn and Verrazano-Narrows Bridges, and visit Brooklyn Bridge Park for the most spectacular view of the bridge. Your tour also includes clips from movies filmed in Brooklyn and a drive through unique neighborhoods such as Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Coney Island and Brighton Beach. At Coney Island you have the chance to take in some sea air and stroll on the famous boardwalk, before heading back to Manhattan after a flavorsome and enriching half-day tour.