New York City High Line & Hudson Yards Walking Tour

Overview

Go for an urban hike at upscale west Manhattan's High Line and Hudson Yards! The High Line is an elevated green oasis, while Hudson Yards is currently (as of 2022) the most expensive development in New York City's history.

Highlights

  • Admire the uniquely photogenic architecture at Hudson Yards
  • Let the greenery soothe you as you walk down the High Line
  • See the larger-than-life art installation "Vessel" — after the tour, climb it, if you dare!
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Hudson River and NYC skyline — look out for iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building
  • Multilingual guides on hand — this tour can be conducted in English or Spanish

Key Information

Important Information

• This tour is available in English and Spanish • Please note that this is a walking tour, so please dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather and season • Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult • Infants aged 0–2 may join this tour for free • Generally, this tour operates rain or shine. However, this tour may be canceled in case of inclement weather; in this case, you will be contacted for a full refund or to reschedule • We reserve the right to cancel this tour if we deem that there are not enough travelers to push through; in this case, you will be contacted to refund or reschedule. The maximum group size is 12 people • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts • If you will be late, please call us (we will provide our number upon confirmation of booking). We will wait for you for up to 10 minutes; out of courtesy to other guests, the tour may depart without you any later than that

Description

Prepare for an urban hike away from New York City's bustling streets! Head to Manhattan's west side for an approximately two-hour walking tour of two upscale development projects: the High Line and Hudson Yards. Your tour starts at Equinox Hudson Yards. From there, you'll head to the larger-than-life "Vessel," a climbable, honeycomb-like public art installation that towers at 45.7 meters high and consists of 2,500 interconnecting steps. This is an iconic landmark of the area, so don't miss the chance to take photos of it! Afterward, you'll continue touring this affluent area — currently New York City's most expensive urban development project. Then, you'll head for the High Line, a 2.4-km-long elevated park and pathway that serves as one of New York City's pockets of greenery. It offers amazing views of the city and the Hudson River along the way. Check out sculptures, artworks, and murals, and occasionally, slow down and check out the various plant species that were specifically chosen for the High Line. As you stroll down this pathway, your guide will share the High Line's captivating history to you — learn how abandoned train tracks eventually became this green oasis in the midst of concrete giants. Here are some of the landmarks that you'll pass by, stop in front of, and/or see from above during this tour: • The Zaha Hadid Building (520 West 28th Street) • The HL 23 Building • London Terrace Gardens • Empire State Building • The 10th Avenue Square & Overlook • Statue of Liberty • Chelsea Market • Pier 54, where survivors of the Titanic landed • Hudson River Park • Whitney Museum of American Art What are you waiting for? Pick up your walking shoes and join us!

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