New York High Line Park Walking Tour - New York City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    44 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This New York walking tour of High Line Park will inform and excite you as you take in the rich history of the neighborhood, which dates back to 1847. You will learn about New York's urban cowboys and High line Park's history, walk through the historic Meatpacking District and Chelsea Market, and even see where the Oreo Cookie was invented. This walking tour of New york city is truly a unique and educational addition to your itinerary.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

High line Park was once The high line, an elevated freight railroad track that connected trains directly to factories and warehouses. In 1847 street-level railroads allowed freight trains to utilize Manhattan's West Side as their main thoroughfare. New York's "West Side Cowboys" assisted in managing the traffic, however because so many accidents occurred, the city and state of New York and the New York Central Railroad constructed The high line as part of the Manhattan west Side Improvement Project. After the High line was no longer used, it was commissioned into High line Park.

This two-hour walking tour of High line Park takes you through the trendy Meatpacking District and into the Collier Publishing building, then along the 1.45 mile (2.33-kilometer) length of the park, which was once this elevated rail track. Your professional, knowledgeable guide will take you from the beginning of the Manhattan's West Side history through to the inception of The high line, while identifying the unique plant life now inhabiting the former railroad tracks.

This region has been developed with public art, and the native greenery has been incorporated with the long forgotten tracks to Create a spectacular, dynamic park. You will see magnificent views of the New york city skyline as well as the Hudson river. You will also have the opportunity to visit the White Star Pier, where the survivors of Titanic disembarked, as well as the old Nabisco factory, where the Oreo Cookie was invented.

Inclusions

Guided walking tour

Professional guide

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Infants may come on tour in stroller

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Sep-2017

    Excellent guide, Bill was informative and good company. Very much felt this was part of the 'real' New York, not the usual tourist trail!

  • 12-Dec-2016

    The tour was great. Fred, our guide, was excellent and went out of his way to answer all sorts of questions and gave us good context of the geography and economic changes along the river and throughout lower Manhattan.

  • 30-Oct-2016

    Despite the rain we had a very enjoyable trip. The local guide Annie was great, lots of information and knowledgeable about the area. Don't bother having breakfast you can pick up some great food as the trip starts with a stroll through Chelsea market . We would recommend this as an excellent way to experience the High Line.

  • 17-Oct-2016

    We met our guide on a very wet blustery sunday morning. The tour was very interesting and our guide sorry I can't remember her name was very enthusiastic about everything she showed us. A very lovely lady

  • 03-Jun-2016

    Met Anni in Chelsea and had the most amazing and informative walk, she told us things and pointed out so many things that we would have missed if she hadn't been with us, she was worth every ...and as for the tip on where to go for our last night...brilliant , we had the greatest time and went out with a bang or was it a hangover?anyway it was a fantastic end to our trip...thanks..Jenni an Leahx

  • 16-Feb-2016

    We loved our High Line Tour. Annie was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Highly recommended - it was worthwhile to go with someone who can give you a bit of the history and some of the things to look out for along the way.

  • 19-Jan-2016

    Very interesting tour, learnt so much. was only a small group during Decmeber, enjoyed the history with this tour

  • 10-Dec-2015

    Great and informative tour.

  • 15-Nov-2015

    Arrangements for meeting guide were terrible. We went to the High Line but we were supposed to go to a cafe to meet up. Nearly missed the whole thing which would have been an enormous waste of money and very disappointing.

    Guide was interesting and informed but not sure that it was really worth what we paid

  • 09-Nov-2015

    Ann was friendly, outgoing, informative, managed an unexpected delay and had a good sense of humour. She helped make it a very enjoyable day.

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