On the High Line by the Standard Hotel

The Village Sampler – High Line to Washington Square

On this unique 3.5hr walking tour, we will learn about Chelsea Market, which was once the largest biscuit factory in the world, walk on the High Line (an abandoned rail line converted to the first elevated park in America), explore the trendy Meatpacking District and take a break at a recently opened food market, then leave Manhattan’s rigid grid plan behind to get “lost” in the charming streets of Greenwich Village.  We’ll stop for a tasty slice of pizza to keep you sated along the way and wrap up in beautiful and bustling Washington Square.

Tour Highlights

  • Tour the High Line, America’s first elevated park and a beautiful transformation story
  • Learn about Chelsea Market, the popular indoor food and flea market, where the Oreo cookie was born more than a century ago (we will not stroll through it)
  • Discover the recently opened Gansevoort Market in the trendy Meatpacking District and learn about the area’s evolution
  • Disconnect from Manhattan’s grid and wind your way through the narrow streets of Greenwich Village and stop for an authentic slice of pizza
  • Enjoy the views and photo opportunities in Washington Square; learn about the famous Arch, Millionaires’ Row, the murder of Stanford White, and the park’s creepy past
Everyone else has already said how truly wonderful, terrific, informative, fun, educational (and delicious) the tours are. So I will simply agree. We took part in the Village Sampler tour with Danielle and a private tour of Central Park, Grand Central and NY Library with Rodney. Both tour guides are fantastic, seem to enjoy their jobs, are full of interesting stories and historical facts and will kindly answer any questions. We are already planning our next trip to NY, this time with the kids, and we will be booking another tour with CityRover Walks. Exceptional service from start to finish. Thanks to Max, Danielle and Rodney.
Danielle filled my trip to NYC with entertaining, rich memories of history. She was funny, and passionate while unfolding the story of the Chelsea Market, HighLine Park, Meat Packing District and Greenwich Village. She fed us, watered us and gave us rest stops along the way. I am looking forward to going back and sharing this tour/guide with my family. Thanks, Danielle!!!
We did the Village Sampler tour with Max and the City of Dreams tour with Danielle. Both tours were great - really informative and entertaining. We highly recommend CityRover Walks as an excellent way to enhance a visit to New York. You will learn fascinating facts about the city which you would not get from a guide book. We are looking forward to booking more tours in the future.
Up to 3.5 hours; 3 miles on foot (5 kilometers)
$45 for adults, $25 for kids 12 and under
Thursday and Sunday at 10am
Maximum group size is 12 adults
Our tours are currently offered only in English
There will be at least 1 bathroom break
Private Option:
This tour is also available for private booking
Start near Chelsea Market and end in Washington Square (exact meeting point will be emailed after booking)

Additional Tour Info

How strenuous is this walk? This walk covers about 3.5 miles on foot in about 3.5 hours.  There will be a couple of breaks along the way.  The terrain is flat except for some stairs to get up and down the High Line (if the elevators are not working).  However, we try to maintain a steady walking pace to cover all the areas of interest.  So if you think you might find it difficult to keep up at a moderate walking speed with the rest of the group, please consider a private tour with us, which can be tailored to suit your pace and fitness level.

What About Kids? Our public tours may not be appropriate for young children, as they involve a lot of walking and cover topics geared to adults.  Further, some of our tours reference adult content some parents may deem inappropriate for children.  On this particular tour, references may be made to prostitution, crime, and drugs.   That said, there are 2 “child” tickets available for each public tour for children aged 12 and under.

Meeting Point: Detailed meeting point instructions will be emailed to you once your reservation has been processed.  The tour starts near Chelsea Market and usually ends near Washington Square.

Stops: There will be at least 1 restroom break during our walk.  Each participant will also be offered a complimentary bottle of water on the walk and a couple of snacks along the way.  A meal prior to the tour is recommended.

Are gratuities included? Guide gratuities are not included in the tour price, so if you enjoy your tour, tips are very much appreciated.