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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

New York High Line Park Walking Tour

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.


  • 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 November 2015

Ann was friendly, outgoing, informative, managed an unexpected delay and had a good sense of humour. She helped make it a very enjoyable day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Recently spent the morning with Annie our guide on the New York on the High Line Park Walking Tour.
Annie was very well informed, interesting and fun and highlighted many points of interest around the Meat Packing District, Chelsea Markets and the High Line.
The High Line now extends to 34th Street which was an added bonus. I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Anne was charming and she knew her stuff! I loved all the extra treatment she gave and extra advice. I would book again from your company. I will recommend your company also.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

While we could have walked this ourselves what a treat to be guided by someone as knowledgeable as Annie was. She was great! We wound up being in a small group of 4 and it was well worth the cost.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved it! Tour Guide, Anne, was great.. We had her all to ourselves..just my and my husband.
So nice to get an inside view from a real New York City resident. We like to take tours for that reason! It was a beautiful day and really fun!

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

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