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 discover what was once the largest biscuit factory in the world (now Chelsea Market), walk on the High Line (an abandoned rail line converted to the first elevated park in America), explore the now-chic Meatpacking District, and wind our way through the quaint 19th century streets of Greenwich Village en route to Washington Square. Along the way, we’ll stop for yummy mini doughnuts and a tasty slice of pizza to keep you sated.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Chelsea Market, the popular indoor food and flea market, where the Oreo cookie was born more than a century ago
  • Tour the High Line, America’s first elevated park and a beautiful transformation story
  • Learn about the industrial West Side and the evolution of the Meatpacking District
  • Wind your way through the narrow streets of Greenwich Village and stop for an authentic slice of pizza
  • Enjoy the views and people-watching 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.
Lenght:
About 3.5 hours; 3 miles on foot (5 kilometers)
Cost:
$45 for adults, $25 for kids 12 and under
Schedule:
Thursday and Sunday at 10am
Size:
Maximum group size is 12 adults
Language:
Our tours are currently offered only in English
Break:
There will be at least 1 bathroom break
Private Option:
This tour is also available for private booking
Location:
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 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).

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 in 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.