New York City

Semi-Private Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and High Line Walking Tour

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Meatpacking District Chelsea Market The Highline Walking Tour

From USD 47.00

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


Discover NYC’s edgy Meatpacking District on this small-group walking tour with the benefit of a guide to steer you to the area’s sights and drawcards. As you walk and talk, learn how this one-time industrial district is now frequented by artists, foodies, and fashionistas—hearing history and insider tips most travelers never get. Highlights include snacks (own cost) at Chelsea Market and time at the High Line, the elevated railway-turned-park.
  • Delve into the Meatpacking District on a small-group walking tour
  • No getting lost or guesswork: enjoy the navigation and insight of a guide
  • Stroll this boho area to visit Chelsea Market, eateries, and the High Line
  • Learn tales of the district’s history and evolution that you’d miss if alone

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • The chance to try local cuisine (at own expense)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Audio guide (translates the tour)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Chelsea
    Chelsea, New York, NY, USA

    The tour meets on the corner of 15th Street and 9th Avenue by Chelsea Market. Our guide will be there to greet you 15 minutes before the tour, which begins promptly at 10:00am.

Start time

10:00 am

End point

  • Gansevoort Liberty Market
    101 Liberty St, New York, NY 10007, USA

    Tour ends at Gaansevort Market in Chelsea

What To Expect

Your tour of the Meatpacking District kicks off at the Chelsea Market, which is known for its diverse food shops selling savory and sweet treats. You'll hear the history of this popular attraction that was once a Nabisco factory and sample baked goods while you enjoy some shopping.

Next, you'll head up to the High Line—a 1.45-mile (2.33 kilometer) park built on an elevated train line that's no longer in use. Learn about the controversy surrounding its development, and take in fantastic views of the West Side of Manhattan. 

After a stroll through this popular park, you'll head into the heart of the Meatpacking District. See the Gansevoort Hotel and stunning Whitney Museum of American Art before walking past several high-fashion flagship stores and some trendy bars.

Meatpacking District

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Chelsea Market

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The High Line

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Whitney Museum of American Art (Pass By)

10th Avenue

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Diane von Furstenberg (Pass By)

Gansevoort Liberty Market (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There is no need to confirm the reservation
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's designated start time. The tour departs promptly and no refunds will be given for guests who miss the tour due to being late
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If canceled because of dangerous weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
  • Access to the High Line is determined by weather conditions. The park is closed during potentially dangerous conditions
  • There is a decent amount of walking, please wear appropriate shoes
  • There is no guarantee that food vendors will be operating
  • Tour operator reserves the right to deviate from the route of the tour in the event of marches, parades, and circumstances beyond our control.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Once the tour begins, if you make the decision to not follow the guide or their instructions, we cannot guarantee we can reunite you with the group.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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 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.

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Traveller Tips

It is a really good activity for anyone with zero knowledge of this part of NYC.


68 reviews
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Well worth the price.
Brendan_R, May 2023
A really good experience overall. Great tour guide. Interesting stories about the Liberty Hotel. Guide certainly knew her stuff.
Story telling
Marc_C, Aug 2022
The guide did a great job in story telling, but it was not worth the value of $47 per person, taking into account we were a group of 7 - one family. Unacceptable expensive and worth to take action Viator!
Very interesting tour of Chelsea
Tanja_K, May 2022
We actually wanted to book a tour for the highline which was not running on this day of the week. Alternatively, we decided for this tour which was a piece of luck! We especially liked Chelsea market and the detailed stories about the meatpacking district. Only thing to gripe about is the price for only two hrs. The day before, we did a small group tour with New York City Highlights at the same prize which took us 6 hrs. And it was at least as good as this one.
Very well done
John_S, Apr 2022
Very well done tour, well organized, perfect length. Great size, very small group. The weather was perfect.
Fabulous walking tour, very informative
Laura_A, Mar 2022
We had a great guide and ended up being the only 2 on the tour. We learned a lot about the areas we explored - what they used to be and what they are now. Highly recommend this tour group and wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
Perfect little tour!
CANDYCE_W, Jan 2022
Christine really knew her stuff… all of the historical context really brought things to life! The tour ended at Little Island which is a gem! Fantastic views and just a wonderful oasis .
New discoveries in Chelsea area.
Donald_W, Nov 2021
Christine was very pleasant and personable. We had a small group so it was easy to hear and questions could be addressed. It was our first introduction to the Highline which we had heard of and the Chelsea Market was an interesting experience to visit. We also walked to see where and what the "Little Island" (park)was.
‘Twas Good
Lorraine_S, Oct 2021
Very pleasant and fun tour guide! She was patient, knowledgeable and informative! We had a great time!
Great way to see Highline and meatpscking district
Jenna_A, June 2021
Christine was a great tour guide! She has so much interesting things to share and made the tour delightful! Would definitely recommend this tour!
Chelsea Market
Andrea_B, June 2021
This was a fabulous tour of places in the city that maybe a little less recognized. We truly enjoyed the tour.
Chelsea Tour
Anne_M, Mar 2020
We really enjoyed our tour with Alyssa. She was very knowledgeable, and made the tour a lot of fun. It was windy and cold on the day of our tour, and it was mostly outside, so we were a bit frozen when we finished. But, Alyssa managed to get us inside and let us warm up when she could. This is an area of the city that we had not previously been to, and we were really glad that we made time for it.
A Great 2+ Hours !
ray q, Sept 2019
This tour was very informative. Amelia did a great job with her knowledge and insight of the area ...specifically the Chelsea Market and the Highline itself. She was very congenial and integrated everyone on the tour resulting in a great experience. It is a really good activity for anyone with zero knowledge of this part of NYC.
Highline tour
John R, Aug 2019
The Highline Walking Tour we took on Sunday August 11th was great. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We would recommend it .
Great day!
Sheila R, June 2019
This tour was a great way to explore Chelsea Market and the highline for the first time. The tour was fun, informative and introduced us to lots of things to see and do in the area. Our guide Amelia was friendly and well prepared. She knew exactly where to go and the interesting landmarks to point out. At the end of the tour we had time to return to a few places on our own and enjoy a great lunch. We loved it!
Meatpackers Tour
Lyn_H, May 2019
This was both enjoyable and informative. Ched, our guide was helpful and insightful. We would recommend this tour and the tour company.
Nice small group!
Suzanne Y, Apr 2019
We only have 4 of us in the group which made it a nice intimate tour. Not a struggle to hear for sure! Fun area. I'd have liked to have walked a lot further on the Highline itself and heard a bit more about specific buildings.
Fun and Informative
Pamela C, July 2018
We spent a lovely morning walking thru Chelsea seeing the exciting Market and the High Line and Meatpacking District. Rory was knowledgeable and brought the area back to its beginnings which was a treat for a couple of history buffs. Learned a lot, visited a new part of the city for us and the pace was just right. Two hours flew by.
We learned a lot about the history...
Edward L, Feb 2018
We learned a lot about the history of NYC from our guide on this tour. She was charming and informative. The tour itself was amazing. The Highline Park was well-worth seeing. Congratulations to those who had the foresight to build it. on top of the old rail system. We sent back to Chelsea Market to explore in detail after the tour.
Great tour! Loved the Highline walk...
Wendy B, Dec 2017
Great tour! Loved the Highline walk. Our guide Patrick was knowledgeable and fun and we were very spoilt as we were the only two on the tour so it was virtually ‘private’ - appreciate that they never cancelled which many companies may have.
Enjoyed learning about this part of...
Donna_L, Oct 2017
Enjoyed learning about this part of the city that we had never visited before, but would have liked to see more of the highline. Great tour guide, Jordan, who was very interactive and informative.

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