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  1. United States
  2. New York (State)
  3. New York City
  4. Meatpacking District

Private Chelsea Highline and Meatpacking District Tour

Product ID: 72493
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From an industrial district that fed millions to the pinnacle of the New York art, leisure, foodie and fashion scene, visit one of the most fascinating ever changing historic areas of New York City.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn from a private guide for a more personal experience
  • Visit the world famous Chelsea Market
  • See the Highline a unique elevated public park
  • Hear about the history of NYC’s Meatpacking District
Full description
Visit an area of New York that most tourists don't know about, let alone visit. Start the tour in front of the world famous Chelsea Market (the former Nabisco Factory). After learning about the history of the Chelsea area, enjoy some free time inside the market where you can sample baked goods, snacks, and even do a little shopping. 

After heading out of the market, hear about the infamous "Death Avenue" before heading up to The Highline, a 1.45-mile-long (2.33 km) linear park built on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. Hear about the controversy and impact that the building of the park had on local residents. While on The Highline enjoy a fantastic view of Chelsea Piers and see where the ill-fated Titanic was meant to dock in 1912. See The Standard Hotel, an 18-story luxury boutique hotel and other local architecture. 

After leaving The Highline, you'll head into the heart of the Meatpacking District. See the Gansevoort Hotel before walking past several high fashion flagship stores and some trendy bars.
Includes
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Corner of 15th Street and 9th Avenue by Chelsea Market

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
• The Highline access is determined by weather conditions. The park is closed during potentially dangerous conditions
• As the weather is warmer this time of year, we recommend bringing water or other cold beverages to stay cool
• There is a decent amount of walking, please wear appropriate shoes
• There is no guarantee food vendors will be operating
Customer reviews
Overall rating
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Review summary
Service
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Organization
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Value for money
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Safety
5.0/5

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Product ID: 72493