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High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour

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High Line and Chelsea Walking Tour

From USD 39.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Visit inside Chelsea Market
  • Visit High Line park
  • Guided Tour in the Chelsea and Meatpacking District
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

Start time

09:30 am

End point

  • 42 9th Ave
    42 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014, USA

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

What To Expect

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.

Chelsea Market

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The High Line

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Meatpacking District

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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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

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Traveller Tips

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


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Highly recommend
ClaraSophia_K, Sept 2023
We loved the entire tour. Especially the stories about the meatpacking district were fascinating. Great mixture of History, current facts and humour.
A great tour
Jane_P, Aug 2023
Maki was so great and fun. He was so animated and explained so much about the neighborhoods and the history of the area. I had a smile on my face the whole 2 hours. We really enjoyed the Meatpacking district and how it has developed into such a lovely area. Thanks Maki for making this tour so memorable !
Fun and informative
MichaelFeldman, Aug 2023
Weaving the history of the neighborhoods into today. Guide made the High Line come alive. I have been to NYC many times but these tours always teach me new things.
What a great introduction...
Renae_R, Aug 2023
What a great introduction to this beautiful area! Ben, our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and its history! Need to come back to explore more sites!
Excellent Highline/Meatpacking/Chelsea Market tour!
Meena_M, Aug 2023
My husband and I had a wonderful time with Rob in August 2023 on the Highline, Meatpacking and Chelsea Market tour. He was funny, super informative and very easy to understand. He had lots of fun facts to share with the group and did a great job keeping the group together and on time. Thank you Rob!
People power
philip_a, July 2023
Peter our guide gave an interesting account of the history of the railway, which we found fascinating.
Highland expert
MaryAlice_B, July 2023
Our guide Issabella( Izzie) was fabulous. She was so enthusiastic, eloquent and full of informative interesting stories.
Chelsea Charm
Christina_J, June 2023
Loved our guide, Kendra. Very knowledgeable about the site and made it very interesting! I would definitely recommend to others looking for something different than the usual.
A must do when visiting New York!
Nelly_G, June 2023
The tour was fantastic! Out guide, Isa did amazing! A lot of great bits of information and interesting facts. Loves the experience and the views.
Fantastic views and knowledgeable guide
Keith_K, May 2023
Views of mid-town Manhattan from the High Line. Ben was very knowledgeable. Guides like him are the reasons I take guided tours.
Maki was a fantastic...
Maren_S, May 2023
Maki was a fantastic guide!! Wonderful Tour and Stories to enjoy and remember! Highly recommended for a grasp arpund Meatpacking and HL.
Average tour, nothing too exciting but informative. I just expected a little bit more!
Kenny_A, May 2023
The tour felt average. It was nice to hear the back stories to the High Line but for some reason, I expected a bit more from the tour although, I can not point to what I expected. It just felt a bit shallow and I felt I could have walked the high line and Chelsea market myself. But it was a decent experience and can not explain.
Lots of great information...
Becky_S, May 2023
Lots of great information and Maki went the extra mile to learn tidbits to add in his remarks. He was very upbeat. I could hear him very well. Learned a lot about Chelsea and the meatpacking district.
Very interesting tour and great guide - Ben
Fiona_H, Apr 2023
The tour guide, Ben , was very informative and interesting. I learned so much about the history if the meat packing district and the politics and financing behind the development of the High-line. leaned The tour started on time and was well worth the cost. I would definitely recommend. .
Awesome experience
Paul_L, Apr 2023
Brought our Japanese friend to NYC and this tour was a great way to experience the High Line and surrounding neighborhoods. Our tour guide Maki was awesome!
Fascinating walk and Ben was an excellent guide
Linda_B, Mar 2023
Fascinating history about the creation of the rail line and about the creation of the walking track. Ben was an excellent guide, and I learnt a lot about New York and the area. Thank you.
Well paced High Line & Market experience
Pat_H, Jan 2023
A great guided tour from Ray. Have walked the High Line before but on our own but this was informative, friendly & fun. Delivered at a good pace with local area knowledge and subjects ranged from Chelsea Market, Oreo biscuits to Titanic, architecture, and the state of the nation.
Upper East Siders touring their own city with Robert.
David_Z, Jan 2023
Rob was an excellent guide. He brought the history of the area to life for us. We enjoyed every minute of it. Would highly recommend this tour and Robert as the guide.
Maki + Highline Tour = A great timr
Jannelle_G, Jan 2023
Maki was a fabulous tour guide. He bright the stories to life with great enthusiasm and humour. He’s the best your guide I’ve had in the two months I’ve been travelling
Wonderful Chelsea and High Line
annepratka3, Dec 2022
Wonderful history of this part in NYC that I have never been to before. Nabisco plant, Chelsea Market to the highlight of the tour the HighLine. Rob our guide shared history as well as insights into this area and kept our attention. Highly recommend!

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