Private Walking Tour of Chelsea Market and Meat Packing DistrictsPrivate Tour

Explore the sights, smells, and sounds of Chelsea, and enjoy panoramic views over New York and the Hudson River.
Adults: 4 Children: 0

Things to know


2 hrs 30 mins

Suitable for:

Culture Vulture, Family, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.


No tickets required

Other inclusions:

Gratuities optional
Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: Outside the main entrance of the Hotel Chelsea on W 23rd

What makes this tour special

Set on an old freight line, the High Line is a much-appreciated addition to New York. Created to beautify the line after disuse had led to decay, and now a symbol of sustainable hope for the area, it stretches above the bustle of Chelsea to offer a place of retreat for New Yorkers looking to relax. 

This neighborhood is booming!  Chelsea with its famous hotel, its artists, writers and musicians that called it home and often considered tangential to the “norm.”  Stroll along the tree-lined sidewalks with stops at the first Gay Men’s Health Crisis Center and the majestic General Theological Society.   Learn of the urban cowboys who corralled the herds of cattle through cow tunnels and eventually led them to the slaughterhouses.  View the former warehouses that have been replaced with upscale shops and trendy restaurants.  Take a walk along the HighLine and see how it changed into an elevated urban park.  Last stop on the adventure is the former NABISCO warehouse, now the Chelsea Market, for an experience worth remembering.

Up the Ramp and through Girders

Entering the line on 34th Street at the only place it hits street level, your guide will take you along the ramp to the main line. On the way you will go through a garden aiming to show the type of plants that had grown up along the tracks when renovation first took place. With some excellent views of the Hudson River and New Jersey, your guide will also point out places in the city, such as Penn Station. Once on the High Line itself, you can see the original framework of the supporting structure when the concrete goes to show the steel beams and girders. With a silicon floor between you and the ground below, the metal criss-crosses the pathway leaving a number of sunken spaces. 

Looking Below

After a stop to see down West 25th Street, you will have the choice to go on the Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover. This pathway, stretching for three blocks detaches from the main route and lets you see above the canopy of the High Line’s trees. The path then goes through the Chelsea Thicket, a 2-block long stretch where you can walk along the original train tracks that are now embedded in the pathway. Stopping above 10th Avenue for some superb views, you can also cross that thoroughfare to the Merchants Refrigerated Warehouse. 

To the End of the Line

Passing through the Chelsea Market Passage, where a small market takes place during summer, you will be able to dip your toes in the Diller-Von Furstenberg Water Feature. The next stop will be the 14th Street Passage. This enclosed area often has a small exhibition and also shows High Line Channel 14, an alternating video series devoted to the walkway. Finally you will come to the overlook above Gansevoort Street. While the line used to go further, it was demolished in the 1990s to leave a part hanging over the street. With the Whitney Museum of American Art only next door, it is an excellent place to go down to ground level by the elevator nearby. 

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