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Hudson Yards and Vessel Walking Tour

Secrets of NYC's new visionary neighborhood and the High Line
  • When 2:30 PM daily
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Meeting Point Between Vessel and The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards

$35 per adult

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$35 per adult

$35 per adult

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  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Stroll the scenic High Line, a park built on an abandoned railroad above the city.
  • Get to know the history, heroes, and wacky characters of the West Side.
  • Climb Vessel, a $200 million art installation, based on availability.
  • Follow your guide to hidden landmarks and little-known stories of this corner of Manhattan.
  • Admire the beautiful landscaped grounds and gardens surrounding Hudson Yards, NYC’s unique real estate venture.
  • Finish the tour at The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, NYC’s newest upscale mall for some of the city’s best shopping and dining.

Itinerary

  • The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards

    More than 100 stores on seven levels, plus art and creative dining

  • Hudson Yards

    A $25 billion neighborhood, the priciest private real estate development in American history

  • High Line

    Manhattan’s scenic elevated greenway, filled with flowers, views, and art

  • Vessel

    A 150-foot climbable art installation of interconnecting stairs offering new viewpoints of the city

Make this tour private

Book this tour for just your group, starting from $250.

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Plan your trip

Vessel tickets

Your guide will plan to get free tickets for you to climb Vessel after your tour, but tickets are subject to availability determined by the attraction.

Winter tours

This tour doesn’t run in January or February. If you’re visiting then and want to see the High Line, we suggest our Meatpacking District tour.

Tour ending point

The tour ends at the starting point, outside Vessel.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Reviews

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Great guide, awesome tour!
I really loved this tour. Was full of information that I wanted to know, sweet spots for great picture and an pleasant guide that was full of surprises. Thanks Benoit for this wonderful time!

— Jonatan

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Vessel is a ‘must see’ in NYC
We both loved this very informative tour by Benoit. Vessel was one of the highlights of our visit to NYC.

— JB

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Great tour
The tour guide Sara was excellent very prepared with interesting facts about the area. the tour started on time everything was great. I would definitely recommend to a friend.

— Daniela

Meeting point

Where to meet your guide
Meet in front of the Vessel structure located in Hudson Yards. The closest subway stop is 34th Street-Hudson Yards Subway Station on the 7 subway line. During inclement weather, we will meet inside the main entrance of the Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, across from Vessel. Vessel is located between 30th and 34th streets and between 10th and 11th avenues.

Between Vessel and The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards

FAQs

How much walking is there?

There’s 1-2 miles of walking at a moderate pace. If you’re traveling with a stroller or wheelchair, the High Line and Vessel also have elevator access instead of stairs, but we can’t guarantee the elevators will be working. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. We also offer rescheduling to another date the tour is running at no extra cost if you’re unable to make this tour. Please keep in mind there are no refunds available if you have already rescheduled your tour.

What if it rains?

This tour runs rain or shine March through December, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.

What about gratuities?

Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.

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