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High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

An instant classic with locals and tourists since the day it opened in 2009, the High Line is a former railway line on the west side of Manhattan that has been converted into a dynamic park. This guided tour walks you through the High Line as well as the cosmopolitan neighborhood it runs through, Chelsea, and reveals amazing architecture and art you might not have noticed on your own.
  • A guided walking tour of the High Line and Chelsea
  • Learn from a guide the secrets of the High Line, facts few locals know
  • Stroll around Chelsea, and visit the Meatpacking District
  • An early morning start time allows you to be done before noon
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Professional guide
Visit inside Chelsea Market
Visit High Line park
Guided Tour in the Chelsea and Meatpacking District
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Face mask available for a $1 fee.
401 W 15th St , 401 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011, USA

The tour meets on the corner of 15th Street & 9th Avenue next to the Chelsea Market. The guide will be there 15 minutes before the tour begins and will be wearing an orange hat and/or a blue shirt.

9:30 AM
42 9th Ave , 42 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014, USA

Tour ends near the corner of 14th Street & 9th Avenue.

Chelsea Market is your meeting spot for this action-packed and information-frenzied guided stroll through the High Line, trendy Chelsea, and even trendier Meatpacking District.

After greeting the guide, ascend to the High Line Park, one of two elevated parks on the planet (the other is in Paris). After the railway was abandoned in the 1970s, the elevated structure sat unused and unloved for decades until a movement began to turn it into a park. Finally, in 2009, phase 1 opened and it has been a huge hit ever since.

Meet your guide at Chelsea Market to begin this exciting and information-packed guided walk through the elevated park known as the High Line as well as Chelsea and the trendy Meatpacking District. As of 2014, all three phases have been completed. Walk a portion of the High Line as the guide points out cutting edge architecture and art projects along the way.

Descend the park and begin to stroll the streets of Chelsea, a neighborhood crammed with art galleries, cool restaurants, and chilled-out cafes. Learn about the history of the area before making your way to the Meatpacking District, popular with trendy Europeans (and the people who love them). The cobblestone street-laden neighborhood was once a center for meat production: today it's all about eating meat and drinking trendy cocktails.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chelsea
Stroll around Chelsea, a fashionable neighborhood filled with art galleries and restaurants
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chelsea Market
Sample the world-renowned flavors of Chelsea Market
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The High Line
Walk a segment of the High Line, an elevated, mile-long park
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Meatpacking District
Visit the formerly industrial, now sophisticated Meatpacking District
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately. If canceled due to extreme weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How much walking will we be doing on the High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour?
A:There’s 2-3 miles of walking at a moderate pace. If you’re traveling with a stroller or wheelchair, the High Line also has elevator access instead of stairs, but we can’t guarantee the elevator will be working.
Feb 2021
Q:
What if it rains during my High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour?
A:Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour.

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  • "Good to do on a Sunday if you like people watching although it did mean some of the recommended eating stops were busy." See review
  • "Touring the High line and meatpackimg district is a must do in NYC, our guide Evan was amazing - so informative and professional and spirited!" See review

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star-5
Highline was high and meat market doesn’t stink (anymore!)
Chip_K
, Jul 2022
Sadie was wonderful! Tons of local knowledge and accommodated all questions with a smile. We would use again.
star-5
A must do
Aimee_S
, Jul 2022
Learning about everything and how it came about. Maki who did the tour was absolutely wonderful and what a great personality!! He’s a keeper😊
star-5
Gorgeous spot, fun tour
Heather_B
, Jul 2022
Our guide Sadie was so entertaining and really kept an eye on all the group members. Highly recommend.
star-5
High line tour
Erika_N
, Jul 2022
Great experience for our group of 9, kids of varying ages as well, ages 11-19. Our guide was very knowledgeable:)
star-5
Memorable history tour
Robin_G
, Jun 2022
History of the Highline and the city. Peter was knowledgeable and told interesting stories abou New York City life from the last century.
star-5
Informative and Entertaining
AmyK
, May 2022
Maki is a wonderful and entertaining tour guide. He provided the right amount of information without overwhelming us with details. For people with mobility issues, there are opportunities to sit along the way. The walking is not intense. Stairs may be an issue. There are elevators to the High Line, but the elevators at the beginning and of the tour were not working. Thus, the ability to walk up 3 flights of stairs is necessary.
star-5
Highly recommended
Shana_S
, May 2022
We had a wonderful morning with Mika. He was very animated and funny and made the experience very enjoyable. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting New York. Beautiful sites and great recommendations made by Mika. If you have time definitely do this
star-5
Maki is the best guide....
Pamela_J
, May 2022
Maki is the best guide. He speaks loudly and clearly. The tour was educational and fun. We enjoyed the tour and all of his recommendations for more places to see.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for leaving a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Maki. He is a great asset to the team and we will be sure to pass along your kind words to him.
star-5
Best tour in NYC with Maki
Christina_G
, May 2022
This was our favorite tour in NYC. Maki is a high-energy, fun and very gifted guide! He packed a ton of historical, cultural, contemporary etc. information into the tour and gave us great tips of what to do in the area. Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed Maki! He is a treasure. We will be sure to pass along your kind words. Thank you for taking the tour and for leaving this great review.
star-5
High line highlight
Joy_N
, May 2022
Fillip was an engaging and generous guide - thoroughly enjoyed Highline and Chelsea tour and would highly recommend it to for NY views and NY stories.
star-5
Outstanding
Joanna_S
, May 2022
Maki is superb! Funny, engaging, full of interesting facts & such a talented orator! We loved him & these districts which he brought to life for us. Highly recommended.
star-5
Great tour with amazing guide
Lauren_O
, May 2022
Our guide Maki was amazing and really engaged us in the history of the high line . The tour moved at a good pace and he stopped and gave us interesting tidbits about buildings along the wAy
star-5
HighLine/Chelsea in the Rain
Michael_C
, May 2022
Absolute pouring rain but our guide Rob was unflappable and did an absolutely superb job. Would highly recommend the tour and Rob as your guide if you can - very knowledgeable, funny and friendly.
star-4
An excellent tour with a great guide
Vivienne_C
, May 2022
Rob our guide was very engaging and knowledgable. We really enjoyed the tour and luckily had a great sunny day for it as well! We would definitely recommend.
star-5
Entertaining with contagious enthusiasm
Philippa_B
, May 2022
Walking the high line, Reliving the history of Chelsea and the Meatpacking district of NYC brought to life by Mackie -someone shld put Mackie on the stage!
star-5
Tour guide Maki was the best!
Dianna_E
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide Maki had an extremely fun personality that made this tour so enjoyable!!! He explained all the information in full detail in a way that could be understood so easily. He was really helpful in giving directions and ideas of things to do after the tour. We hope to see Maki on another tour sometime soon.
star-5
Time very well spent
JM_B
, Apr 2022
I loved the combination of history, sociology and architecture. Kevin L was extremely knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. What more could you ask for in a tour?
star-5
Chelsea Market and High Line secrets
Mary_Z
, Apr 2022
Miko was a great tour guide and enjoyed all the stories of Chelsea Market and the High Line. After finishing he recommended great places in the market and to walk the whole length of the High Line which we did.
star-5
Short walk with views and info
Whitney_B
, Apr 2022
Rob was great and it was a nice tour! We got to see the high line and hear some insider information. If you're looking for a short walk and to learn about this part of the city then I recommend it.
star-5
Excellent tour
John_G
, Apr 2022
Maki was very knowledgeable and his stories helped us understand the context of how the neighborhood evolved, he is a fantastic guide!

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