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New York: Secrets Of High Line Park Walking Tour

Product ID: 177666
Explore New York's former rail line turned "Park-in-the-Sky"; a must-see destination. Learn it's history & secrets on a fun tour which explores the rail's fascinating past plus surrounding neighborhoods, iconic buildings and cutting-edge architecture.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on a 2-hour professionally guided walking tour of the entire High Line Park
  • Learn insider "Secrets" of the High Line and its surrounding neighboorhoods
  • Visit Chelsea Market, former home of Nabisco and birthplace of the Oreo Cookie
  • Enjoy a relaxed, fun tour with an informative and entertaining guide
  • Take advantage of great photo opportunities atop one of the city's most popular attractions
Full description
Your leisurely-paced 2-hour walking tour which spans the entire 1.45 mile (2.33 kilometer) High Line begins with a walk through the treasured Chelsea Market, located in the heart of the fashionable Meatpacking District. This fabulous culinary and shopping marketplace was once the home of Nabisco, world’s largest bakery and creator of the Oreo Cookie. Whilst here your guide will share the story of the former bakery, as well as other neighborhood buildings.

You’ll learn how the Meatpacking District, once a flurry of industry, ultimately fell into ruin becoming a dilapidated, drug-ridden, urban wasteland. Your guide will share the area's remarkable history and transformation from a once seedy area to the chic and glamorous hot-spot that it is today. The High Line itself is a linear 1.45-mile aerial greenway which rests upon the former historic freight rail line of the New York Central Railroad. The transformation of the disused rail elevated above the busy streets of Manhattan's West Side was inspired by Paris' Promenade Plantee. Today, High Line Park, a "Park-in-the-Sky", has become one of NYC's most cherished and visited destinations.

Throughout your fun and comprehensive tour, your professional, licensed Guide will share their extensive knowledge of the High Line and the neighborhoods it traverses, citing its fascinating history to its intriguing future, embraced on all sides by new, cutting-edge architecture created by renowned architects Bring a smile, a cheerful attitude and your camera and get ready to explore and fall in love the magnificent High Line park; surely 6 million visitors annually can't be wrong!
Includes
  • Professional and licensed NYC Guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour at a leisurely pace
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages and snacks
  • Optional guide gratuity (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

NW corner of 75 9th Avenue, Manhattan, NYC, OUTSIDE of the Chelsea Market at 75 9th Avenue, in front of the white "Anthropologie" store's banner wrapped around the NW corner of the building. Precise address.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Activity level is moderate with approximately 1.5 miles of walking
Not recommended for participants with heart or serious medical conditions, walking difficulties or any other physical limitations that might prevent them from enjoying or completing the tour
Tour operates in all weather conditions unless otherwise indicated by the Tour Provider
In the rare instance that the tour must be cancelled due to extremely unfavorable and/or potentially hazardous weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date.
Tours are currently conducted in the English language only
Unfortunately, use of a translator's assistance during the tour is not permitted due to the distraction it creates for other paying guests
Beverages and snacks are permitted during tour, however, any purchase of these items must be made prior to the tour's start time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
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very informative, very nice, very entertaining

Debbie made the tour very interesting, entertaining and informative. She was well prepared and vividly described how the High Line developed from then to now, starting with the Chelsea Market, which in my opinion is also a MUST on a walking tour in the area. Highly recommended.

May 31, 2019

very informative, very nice, very entertaining

Debbie made the tour very interesting, entertaining and informative. She was well prepared and vividly described how the High Line developed from then to now, starting with the Chelsea Market, which in my opinion is also a MUST on a walking tour in the area. Highly recommended.

May 31, 2019

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Product ID: 177666