High Line & Chelsea Tour

  • New Tour!
Person
$39
Private Tour Guest
$85

This fun walking tour takes you over the High Line and through the Meatpacking and Chelsea neighborhoods to explore history, art, food... and, of course, beautiful views. Leave with an understanding of how the past has shaped the present, and how modern New York has re-purposed this history to create something unique that has transformed the city both for the better and for the worse.

Tour of the High Line Highlights

  • Learn the history of the famous High Line
  • See (and interact with) inspiring al fresco art works and hip Chelsea galleries
  • Taste treats from purveyors in the Chelsea Market
  • Catch views of the Statue of Liberty, the Hudson River, the Empire State Building, and unique NYC buildings

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, and one to two small food tastings.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, entrance fees to local museums, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: Main Entrance of Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 9.00 AM
  • Ending point: 229 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011.
  • Full Itinerary
  • We start your NYC tour with some background information on the High Line before strolling on the historic structure to see history up-close. The aerial park is so much more than a green space. In fact, it was once an elevated railway that delivered goods to the various meatpacking plants and food factories that occupied the area. Along the way, your guide tells you about the various artworks — many of which are interactive — and about what you’re looking at down below. Hint: Have your camera ready, as you get some stunning views of landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.

    We also visit the famed Chelsea Market — once the home of the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) — and maybe grab a quick taste of some of their treats.  We then continue north along the High Line talking about architecture, sustainable design, and the transformation of the neighborhood.

    Once you exit the High Line, your guide takes you through NYC’s Chelsea district to understand how the hip art-focused ‘hood has been transformed by the High Line.

    We pop into galleries and trendy boutiques, and then wrap up the tour in the middle of the neighborhood with more tips and suggestions for those who would like to continue exploring culture in the area.

    *Please note: in the event of heavy snow fall, the High Line may have to close temporarily while the snow is cleared. Please contact our office at 347-878-8444 or email us at [email protected] to find out if your tour is still able to run.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, and one to two small food tastings.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, entrance fees to local museums, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please dress comfortably as this is a walking tour. Casual dress is fine.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of six are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of six. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Dietary Notes

    This tour can be customized to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary needs. You can do so in the ‘Additional request’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected].

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +1 (347) 878-8444
    Email address: [email protected]