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The superb Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour takes you the length of this diverse borough. On the way you’ll see famous monuments, landmarks and a wealth of movie locations from films such as Saturday Night Fever, Goodfellas, The French Connection and more!
You’ll skip the legendary lines at Grimaldi’s famous restaurant. Watch the mouth-watering Neapolitan pizzas emerge hot and bubbling from the brick oven and make your choice. As you take a bite, imagine yourself in sunny Naples.
Move on to L&B Spumoni Gardens to sample authentic Sicilian pizza with its thicker dough and tangy sauce. You’ll love it!
Try to decide whether you prefer Neapolitan or Sicilian. It’s a tough call!
01 Jan - 30 Sep: Fridays - MondaysDuration
4.5 hoursStart time
Start time: 11:00am
Duration: 4.5 hours
The tour starts in front of the Blimpie's sandwich shop on the corner of East 13th Street and Fourth Avenue in the Union Square area of Manhattan. It can be reached by taking the L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5 or 6 trains to the ‘14th Street - Union Square’ station. From there it's just a short walk over to the meeting location.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at starting point
Meet your expert guide at in front of the Blimpie's sandwich shop on the corner of East 13th Street and Fourth Avenue for your Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour.
This is a small group tour. You will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle with your English-speaking driver/ guide to sample some of the best pizza in New York. Italian immigrants to Brooklyn brought the iconic pizza with them and it became one of the world’s favorite foods.
As well as sampling mouth-watering pizzas, you’ll also enjoy a multimedia sightseeing tour of Brooklyn's neighborhoods, parks, landmarks and famous movie locations. As you drive up to the movie locations you’ll be able to watch the relevant film clips on TV monitors in your vehicle. Your entertaining local guide will also give you the inside track on Brooklyn-born celebrities past and present.
First stop is at Grimaldi’s at around 12 noon, an extremely popular restaurant specializing in Neapolitan pizzas. The queues here are legendary but you’ll be able to ‘skip the line’! Grimaldi’s pizzas are made in a brick oven and have a thin, crisp (usually round) crust. Take a bite and you’ll know you are in ‘pizza heaven’! You can enjoy a soft drink with your choice of pizza.
Your next gourmet experience will be at L&B Spumoni Gardens restaurant, and you will arrive here at about 1.30pm. This famous pizzeria specializes in authentic Sicilian pizzas.
Sicilian pizzas in New York are usually square, with dough over an inch thick. They are often served on an aluminum baking sheet.
L&B Spumoni Gardens opened in 1939 when Ludovico Barbati emigrated from Naples, the home of the pizza. Before opening the pizzeria, Barbati used to travel around Brooklyn selling his homemade water ice and spumoni (rich layers of pistachio and chocolate) from a horse-drawn carriage. His restaurant’s acclaimed pizzas have cheese on the bottom and a tangy tomato sauce on top. Again you can enjoy a complimentary soft drink with your delicious slices of pizza.
Other highlights on your Brooklyn tour include the following:
• Brooklyn Bridge Park for the most spectacular view of the Brooklyn Bridge!
• Coney Island's landmark amusement park and boardwalk
• Keyspan Park, site of baseball's return to Brooklyn and home of the Cyclones
• The scenic Brooklyn and Verrazano-Narrows Bridges
• The Brooklyn Army Terminal where Elvis shipped off to Germany in 1958
• Million dollar homes along scenic Shore Road in Bay Ridge, including the famous ‘Gingerbread House’
• Locations from movies filmed in Brooklyn such as Saturday Night Fever, Goodfellas, The French Connection, Scent of a Woman, Annie Hall and many more
• Brighton Beach – the Russian section of Brooklyn known as ‘Little Odessa’
At the end of your enjoyable tour you will dropped back at the start point.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details