High Line, Greenwich Village Food, and Historical Downtown Tour

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  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 5.5 hr

You'll experience our High Line Walking Tour, Greenwich Village Food Tour, and Historic Downtown Tour to create one amazing experience. This 5.5-hour tour first covers the High Line, an elevated railway line that has been turned into a beautiful park and has helped transform the whole west side of Manhattan. Next onto the food tour! Stroll the brownstone lined streets of Greenwich Village and see why artists, writers, & musicians have continuously flocked to this part of NYC. You will be treated to a variety of foods that are chosen to compliment your NYC experience. From the best pizza to an old-school butcher shop, this is one lunch you will never forget. Walk off all that food on this fascinating tour that takes you past some of NYC's most important institutions. This area is the birthplace of NYC, and your guide will share their immense knowledge of how it emerged from a Dutch fur-trading outpost and colonial stronghold, to a land of towering skyscrapers and glittering lights.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Manhattan Walking Tour

Make your way to the High Line to begin this exciting 3.5-hour walking tour of the park and famous Greenwich Village. Expect to be wowed by the High Line. Once a cargo railway line extending along the west side of Manhattan, it fell into disuse and was eventually abandoned in the 1970s. It sat there unused and unloved for decades until a group of locals, with a few celebrities tossed in for good measure, began a movement to turn it into a park. As you’ll see during your walk, they succeeded. The first of three phases was completed in 2009. In September 2014, the third and final phase opened, completing a park that is 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) long and is enjoyed equally by tourists and locals. Learn about the elevated park's public art, well as the new buildings by famous architects that can be seen from it. Once you’ve reached the end in NYC's Meatpacking District, descend the stairs and delve into Greenwich Village, one of New York’s most historical and eye-pleasing neighborhoods. When New York City developed Manhattan's grid plan in the early 19th century, Greenwich Village already existed, which is why the neighborhood is a charming tangle of curving, confusing streets. Explore the Village in a delicious way, through its food. Try a slice of real Big Apple pizza and discover where to find some of the city's best Italian specialties and chocolate confections—you’ll make up to six stops and sample enough food to make a full lunch of it. But a neighborhood is more than just its food. Hear about the famous people who have lived—and still live—in the neighborhood, and about its underground jazz clubs and cool independent bookstores. The tour concludes in Greenwich Village, leaving you free to continue to explore this vibrant neighborhood. So where do we start Downtown? The best place to start our New York walking tour is at the Dutch West India Company. Yes, that’s correct. The original New Yorkers were Dutch, and Wall Street was, in fact, a wall. If you already knew that, you’ll still want to find out how much of Downtown is landfill and how much is the real, original New York. On the tour, you'll get to experience how the neighborhood has grown since 9/11, the Stone Street Historic District (Manhattan's oldest neighborhood) and Trinity Church, and other landmarks. There’s so much New York history to reveal that you'll open a new page in the history book at every step.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Wall Street

High Line Park, Greenwich Village Food Tour, and Historic Downtown

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Greenwich Village

High Line Park, Greenwich Village Food Tour, and Historic Downtown

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Trinity Church

High Line Park, Greenwich Village Food Tour, and Historic Downtown

Duration: 15 minutes
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