4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
This New York walking tour of High Line Park will inform and excite you as you take in the rich history of the neighborhood, which dates back to 1847. You will learn about New York's urban cowboys and High Line Park's history, walk through the historic Meatpacking District and Chelsea Market, and even see where the Oreo Cookie was invented. This walking tour of New York City is truly a unique and educational addition to your itinerary.

Highlights

  • 2-hour walking tour of High Line Park
  • Tour Manhattan's trendy West Side neighborhoods of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District
  • Learn about the rich history of High Line Park and the long forgotten High Line, an elevated railroad track
  • See the White Star Pier, the old Nabisco factory and the Collier Publishing building
  • Led by an informative local guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Go beyond the typical tourist attractions with a laid-back stroll in this cool, elevated park that's popular with locals. Awesome views!

What You Can Expect

New York High Line Park Walking Tour

High Line Park, New York City

High Line Park was once the High Line, an elevated freight railroad track that connected trains directly to factories and warehouses. In 1847 street-level railroads allowed freight trains to utilize Manhattan's West Side as their main thoroughfare. New York's "West Side Cowboys" assisted in managing the traffic, however because so many accidents occurred, the city and state of New York and the New York Central Railroad constructed the High Line as part of the Manhattan West Side Improvement Project. After the High Line was no longer used, it was commissioned into High Line Park.

This two-hour walking tour of High Line Park takes you through the trendy Meatpacking District and into the Collier Publishing building, then along the 1.45 mile (2.33-kilometer) length of the park, which was once this elevated rail track. Your professional, knowledgeable guide will take you from the beginning of the Manhattan's West Side history through to the inception of the High Line, while identifying the unique plant life now inhabiting the former railroad tracks.

This region has been developed with public art, and the native greenery has been incorporated with the long forgotten tracks to create a spectacular, dynamic park. You will see magnificent views of the New York City skyline as well as the Hudson River. You will also have the opportunity to visit the White Star Pier, where the survivors of Titanic disembarked, as well as the old Nabisco factory, where the Oreo Cookie was invented.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a great tour with Bill. He provided a lot of interesting facts about the area how the High Line Park came to be. It really is an oasis of calm and beauty when walking n Manhattan and we loved it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved the tour and Annie was a wonderful guide!! There is so much more info we wouldn't have known if we'd just strolled it by ourselves.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Debra was fabulous! It was a highlight of our NYC weekend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We had a great time with the fabulous Annie - highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Annie was great! The Highline far surpassed our expectations-a very close second to Central Park. So well done. NYC has so many reasons to be proud of their city. I will definitely visit the Highline on my next trip to NYC.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

What an interesting and fun way to spend a morning in NYC! A whole lot of people cared enough to work tirelessly for years to raise the money and do whatever was necessary to preserve and repurpose this piece of history. Our guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. The High Line is a NYC jewel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Very good - went to Chelsea market first which was brilliant. Our tour guide Annie was very informative and gave us some great tips for our stay in New York. Park was very busy but plenty of places to stop and rest and to have a drink. Look forward to new part opening and visiting on next trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

Our guide, Annie, was great - a real New Yorker. Loved the tour of Chelsea Market that she gave us before the High Line Park tour as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Excellent tour! Since it was a cold, windy day, we had Annie D., the Guide, all to ourselves. She was outstanding and had a great knowledge of the early history of NYC. We could also pace the tour to a speed with which we were comfortable. We would recommend this tour to everyone and recommend Annie as a Tour Guide for every tour. This was a wonderful, enlightening and memorable day for us!

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