Guided tour

New York City: High Line and Hudson Yards Walking Tour

New York City: High Line and Hudson Yards Walking Tour

From £21.79 per person

Take a journey from New York's past to its future. On this guided tour of the West Side, you will journey from the historic Meatpacking District up to the growing Hudson Yards neighborhood via the popular High Line Park.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

The experience
  • Have a local guide explain to you the history and highlights of the High Line
  • See amazing buildings from some of the most famous modern architects
  • Get a tour of the new Hudson Yards area whilst learning its history
Full description
Your guided small-group walking tour will began in Manhattan's historic Meatpacking District, which has been a corridor of food production for over a century. See how the area has been preserved while also evolving into a trendy neighborhood of boutique shops and restaurants. It is there that you will enter the High Line Park, before beginning your beautiful journey uptown. Throughout your walk along the High Line, your guide will discuss the history of this former freight rail line and how it evolved, with historical photos for reference. Your guide will also show you the hidden secrets of the park, including how the rail tracks are used today, its old loading docks now hidden in plain sight, and more. This park is a lush greenway with amazing views. Its plant life consists of hundreds of species and is designed to thrive in all times of year. You will also see the ever-changing art displays along this line.   As you make your way north, you will see fascinating historic architecture, as well as new developments by Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Bjarke Ingels, and many more. Finally, the Hudson Yards will quickly come into view. The largest private development project in NYC history, this project is literally birthing an entire new neighborhood on top of the Hudson rail-yards. Your guide will explain the history of this project, which has continued to grow in ambition even after its first phase opened. You will see numerous new skyscrapers rising up, including the western hemisphere’s tallest outdoor observation deck, as well as new parks and public art destinations. You'll also see the Vessel, the Shed performing arts center, and much more.
Includes
  • Vessel tickets
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Please meet guide outside the Apple Store.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • All tours start on time, the tour cannot accommodate late arrivals
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It’s much more interesting to visit a city with someone as knowledgeable as Bob our guide. He was very passionate about the resurrection of the area and the new buildings there.

25 June 2021

Jeremy was a fantastic guide. We really enjoyed our tour.

26 October 2021

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