The CityRover Difference:
- Small groups (12 max.), no microphones, no flags
- Engaging local guides, fun stories and interesting facts
- Local snack stops and focus on a non-touristy experience
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.
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.