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Your tour of the Meatpacking District kicks off int he Chelsea Market, which is known for its diverse food shops filled with savory and sweet treats. You'll hear the history of this popular attraction that was once a Nabisco factory and sample baked goods while you do some shopping.

Next, you'll head up to the Highline--a 1.45-mile (2.33 km) park that was built on an elevated train line that's no longer in use. You'll hear about the controversy surrounding its development and take in fantastic views of the West Side on Manhattan. 

After a stroll through this popular park, you'll head into the heart of the Meatpacking District. See the Gansevoort Hotel before walking past several high fashion flagship stores and some trendy bars.
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Meatpacking District
Chelsea Market
The High Line
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Learn how this once industrial district transformed into a destination for artists, club goers and foodies on this fascinating tour of the Meatpacking District. You'll explore the streets with your expert guide and get an insider's look into the fashion and fun that define this popular neighborhood.
  • Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market and The Highline Walking Tour
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Learn about the history of this fast-changing neighborhood from your guide
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Mother daughter trip to NYC

Liz was very informative and friendly! She took her time walking and explaining the area. I personally liked the notebook filled with some off beaten pics and facts. Also liked her discussion about what might come next for the gentrification of Chelsea area. Made you...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile
Entertaining Elizabeth

This was a very interesting and informative tour, courtesy of our guide Elizabeth. Beautiful to see how an area was revitalized and thriving from the beginnings of a Meatpacking district. The Highline is fascinating to see, how rail lines were converted to parkland. This is...More

Thank Janice D
TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Hi Janice, Thank you so much for your review of your tour with Liz. We also believe that she is very entertaining. Also, it is a very good idea to keep an eye on the Standard. We hope you enjoyed your time here in the...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018
fun and good food

We toured with our teen granddaughter. Darrell did an exceptional job of engaging interested participants. His knowledge of the area and vendors added to the experience. This tour gave us an appreciation for the history of the area and knowledge of "behind the scene" facts....More

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TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for your review! Safe travels! -The Team at TopDogTours

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Meatpacking/Chelsea & Highline Tour

Thoroughly enjoyed this Tour. Our young guide Rory was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant and funny. We've ambled round this district a few times but you really need somebody to literally put "meat on the bones" with information that you don't find in guide books. it was...More

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TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hello Anthony, Thank you for your lovely review of your tour with Rory! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay here in NYC and wish you safe travels! -The Team at TopDogTours

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Private tour

We ended up being the only people on the tour which was fantastic. Patrick was very personable and knowledgeable. We would recommend this tour to anyone looking to get a pleasant and insightful taste of the Meatpacking/Chelsea/Highline area.More

Thank Kenneth J
TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Hello Kenneth, It's lovely to hear that you you were pleased to be lucky enough to be the only people on your small group tour. We hope you you enjoyed your time here in the city and had a safe trip home. The Team at...More

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17 June 2018|
Response from Janice D |
The tour is a couple hours. We started at the Chelsea market and had approximately 15 minutes to browse, grab some breakfast, etc before the full tour started. This was before a lot of the shops had opened. The tour ended... More
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