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New York High Line Park Walking Tour

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New York, United States

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Overview

Escape from the hustle of Times Square to the scenic greenway of High Line Park during this walking tour. High Line Park is a revitalized piece of NYC’s past, a public park built on a freight rail line elevated above the streets of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Hear the story behind New York City’s “park in the sky” from a guide who offers an insider’s perspective on its history, design, and landscape.
  • Go on a walking tour of High Line Park
  • Explore Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood and Meatpacking District
  • A guide knows the best details about High Line Park and its surrounding area
  • A morning start time makes it easy to fit this tour in before lunch

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Walk across the full length of High Line Park with a chance to visit Pier 51.
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Departure Point

44 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
The High Line, aka High Line Park, is a 1.45-mile-long (2.33-km) New York City park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of old New York Central Railroad called the West Side Line. The High Line has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway and rails-to-trails park.

This walking tour runs the full length of the park, from the Tiffany and Co. Foundation Overlook—with a view eastward to the Meatpacking District and westward to the Whitney Museum of American Art—to the CSX Transportation Gate.

In between, there are sundecks and more overlooks to see. There’s also a two-block-long pathway that winds through a miniature forest of dogwoods, bottlebrush buckeye, hollies, roses, and other dense shrubs and trees, plus a grove of bigleaf magnolia, sassafras, and serviceberry trees. There’s even some of the wild landscape that grew up on the High Line before it was a park, like crabapple trees, asters, sedges, goldenrods, and alumroot.

On this tour, there will also be a chance to visit Pier 54, where the survivors of the Titanic arrived, and the old Nabisco factory at Chelsea Market, where the original Oreo Cookie was invented.
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Uncle Sam's New York Walking Tours
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.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The High Line
New York High Line Park Walking Tour
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The High Line Park
New York High Line Park Walking Tour
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Meatpacking District
New York High Line Park Walking Tour
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York High Line Park Walking Tour
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Chelsea Market
New York High Line Park Walking Tour
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants may come on tour in stroller
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Uncle Sam's New York

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during New York High Line Park Walking Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Guide failed to show up
JudyB9390
, Apr 2019
I did get a refund but no explanation. Waited around and tried to cal. Got through after about 15 minutes and get a polite refund. Pre virus experience with Viator good so disappointing
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Excellent guide, Bill was...
Peter M
, Sep 2017
Excellent guide, Bill was informative and good company. Very much felt this was part of the 'real' New York, not the usual tourist trail!
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The tour was great. Fred, our guide...
Gary G
, Dec 2016
The tour was great. Fred, our guide, was excellent and went out of his way to answer all sorts of questions and gave us good context of the geography and economic changes along the river and throughout lower Manhattan.
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Despite the rain we had a very...
Elizabeth G
, Oct 2016
Despite the rain we had a very enjoyable trip. The local guide Annie was great, lots of information and knowledgeable about the area. Don't bother having breakfast you can pick up some great food as the trip starts with a stroll through Chelsea market . We would recommend this as an excellent way to experience the High Line.
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We met our guide on a very wet...
Karen O
, Oct 2016
We met our guide on a very wet blustery sunday morning. The tour was very interesting and our guide sorry I can't remember her name was very enthusiastic about everything she showed us. A very lovely lady
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Met Anni in Chelsea and had the most...
Jennifer M
, Jun 2016
Met Anni in Chelsea and had the most amazing and informative walk, she told us things and pointed out so many things that we would have missed if she hadn't been with us, she was worth every ...and as for the tip on where to go for our last night...brilliant , we had the greatest time and went out with a bang or was it a hangover?anyway it was a fantastic end to our trip...thanks..Jenni an Leahx
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We loved our High Line Tour. Annie...
Heather A
, Feb 2016
We loved our High Line Tour. Annie was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Highly recommended - it was worthwhile to go with someone who can give you a bit of the history and some of the things to look out for along the way.
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Very interesting tour, learnt so...
Narelle H
, Jan 2016
Very interesting tour, learnt so much. was only a small group during Decmeber, enjoyed the history with this tour
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Arrangements for meeting guide were...
Ian S
, Nov 2015
Arrangements for meeting guide were terrible. We went to the High Line but we were supposed to go to a cafe to meet up. Nearly missed the whole thing which would have been an enormous waste of money and very disappointing. Guide was interesting and informed but not sure that it was really worth what we paid
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Ann was friendly, outgoing...
JoanandJohno
, Nov 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.
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