New York City

High Line and Chelsea Small Group Tour

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High Line and Chelsea Walking Tour
  • 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, 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, 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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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734 reviews
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History and nature tour
Christine_C, Apr 2024
The history of the building and the development of the highline was very interesting. The weather was cold and rainy but we learned a lot from Ben.
Great tour with alot of history
Shawn_G, Mar 2024
Ben was a great tour guide. Super knowledgeable of the history of the area. The Chelsea Market and High Line Park are some of the nicest and cleanest areas of NewYork. Lots of good places to eat and shop after the tour.
Excellent tour and guide
campbelladam74, Jan 2024
Maki was a excellent guide with heaps of interesting information. Discovered parts of NY we would have otherwise missed.
Excellent tour guide
Avery_F, Dec 2023
Maki was an excellent tour guide. He was full of interesting history, funny tid bits, and insights into living in NY. I highly recommend getting a tour with Maki!
Great history!
Kristen_B, Dec 2023
What a fantastic time! Maki was so knowledgeable and entertaining as well. It's crazy how an area can go from total slums to a high desired area in such a short time. I definitely recommend this tour!
The history of this part...
Jane_M, Dec 2023
The history of this part of town was so very interesting. I’m sure it was especially fun because of our guide Maki. Great tour. Thank you.
Will was a excellent tour...
Nancy_D, Nov 2023
Will was a excellent tour guide/ leader. Great knowledge of the area. 5 stars. Looking forward to going on my next tour with Will.
Maki is excellent,
Raynald_D, Nov 2023
Despite severe weather the day the tour took place Maki, our tour guide, made it worth while and saved the day. Informative and exciting! Definitely recommend this tour about the emergence of this vibrant NewYork area.
Fantastic tour!
Rob_C, Nov 2023
Maki made the experience top notch. I’ve done plenty of tours through visitor and Maki is one of the best tour guides. He made information that could be mundane come alive with his use of anecdotes and humor.
Fantastic tour with Ben
Laura_P, Oct 2023
Ben did such an amazing job on the High line and Chelsea Market tour. He was super knowledgeable, kind, and spoke clearly! It never felt rushed yet the two hours flew by. Highly recommend Ben and this fun tour.
You should do it!!
Lorinda_C, Oct 2023
Jon was an awesome guide!! We learned so many fun facts about this vibrant neighborhood!! Lived the simplicity of finding the meeting place
Fun tour, excellent tour guide!
Angelila_B, Oct 2023
Maki is an excellent guide, I learned so much about Chelsea, the Highline and the Meatpacking District. He gave us information in a fun and funny way, we got history of the areas, as well as pop culture trivia. The tour was well worth the money and the time!
Maki is the best tour guide ever!
Brook_C, Oct 2023
Maki was the best tour guide we ever had. Even my teenagers loved it. He had us rolling with laughter while learning. Thanks, Maki, for bringing this special place to life!
Informative, interesting, fun
Bazilia_d, Oct 2023
Kendra made it really interesting by including economic and architectural info to the history and culture of the era and the present.
Enjoyable Short Walk
Jean_K, Oct 2023
We were fortunate to have a beautiful tour day following the rains. Peter was entertaining and very knowledgeable. Enjoyed that it was a small group and went smoothly.
Good time and glad we did tour
Lynn_H, Oct 2023
Maki was very good and knowledgeable! I recommend him to anyone!! The tour is the right length of time.
Highly recommend
ClaraSophia_K, Sep 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!

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