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BQE Tours: The Brooklyn Queens Experience

285 5th Ave, Suite #409, Brooklyn, NY 11215-2578
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Diversity in Queens!

I contacted John at BQE Tours this summer when my family of 6 decided to travel to NYC. My husband... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
marnieutz
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Birmingham, Alabama
Learning with out guide

A great way to learn about a part of the history and development in this neighborhood. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Hilary S
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Plainview, New York
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BQE Tours: The Brooklyn Queens Experience offers "anti-tourist," small-group walking tours of vibrant Brooklyn & Queens neighborhoods. Experiential by design, guests not only learn local history and see the sights, but engage in cultural connectivity via encounters with local artists, "makers" & entrepreneurs, and stops to sample neighborhood food & drink. Don't just visit NYC, connect with it!
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“local artists” (6 reviews)
“private tour” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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285 5th Ave, Suite #409, Brooklyn, NY 11215-2578
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

I contacted John at BQE Tours this summer when my family of 6 decided to travel to NYC. My husband and I told John that we wanted to give the kids (ages 10, 15, 15, 18) an amazing and different experience than the one they...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A great way to learn about a part of the history and development in this neighborhood. Interesting pieces of history and how this came to be

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We booked a private tour with BQE tours and loved it. When we met John for the first time there allready was a connection, what a nice guy he is ! Altough the weater was cold, he took the time to show us some gems...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This has been one of the most amazing parts of our recent visit to New York. John our tour guide, has grown up in the area and told us all about the history of the neighborhood, how it has developed over the past decades and...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We have experienced Midtown Manhattan many times but wanted to learn about other neighborhoods. We had one day on our schedule to learn about Brooklyn and the weather wasn't ideal. However, we still had a terrific time with John. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and a...More

Thank 360LuLu
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the private tour we took around Brooklyn. John was a great guide and customized it to exactly what we were looking for. He knew the history and great spots throughout the neighborhoods we visited. I would definitely recommend him and will be...More

Thank Michze
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

John couldn't have been more knowledgeable, interesting and full of love for the neighborhoods we toured. Highly recommend!

Thank HunterMU
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

We recently visited New York and booked a tour with BQE Tours. All I can say "Wow" Johns knowledge of the Brooklyn area and history was outstanding and we all said we wished we could have done another day with him. Highly recommended.

Thank Keith A
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

John is a superior professional and will meet all the specified needs of any group or individuals! OR he will give you an overview that will only make you want to come back for more! Ours was a customized 3hr tour of L.I. City; John...More

Thank Gloria K
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

As part of a client incentive tour, we worked with John to develop a programme that allowed our group to explore the "real NYC" including a number of locations off the tourist trail and utilizing local knowledge to deliver an engaging and insightful experience. John...More

Thank Glenn H
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