Escape from the hustle of Times Square on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour around New York City. Visit the scenic, aerial greenway of the popular High Line, plus the trendy Meatpacking District and Chelsea'neighborhood in Manhattan. Soak up the atmosphere and learn about the history and culture of this area of the Big Apple ' one of the most drastically changed areas in New York City today.
Discover'an area of New York City most tourists don't know about, let alone visit.
Begin the tour in front of the world-famous Chelsea Market (also known as the former Nabisco Factory). After learning about the history of the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, enjoy some free time inside the market to sample baked goods, snacks, and even do a little shopping.
After heading out of the Market, learn about the infamous 'Death Avenue' before heading up to the High Line, a 1.45-mile-long linear park built on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. Hear about the controversy and impact the construction of the park had on local residents. While on the High Line, enjoy a fantastic view of Chelsea Piers and see where the ill-fated Titanic was meant to dock in 1912. Also, see the Standard Hotel, an 18-story luxury boutique hotel, plus other local architecture.
After leaving the High Line, head into the heart of the Meatpacking District. Visit the Gansevoort Hotel before walking past several high-fashion flagship stores and some trendy bars where the tour concludes.