Top of the High Line and Hudson Yards Tour

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Top of The Highline and Vessel Tour
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    This attraction requires advanced booking.

What you'll do

Hudson Yards, once a largely vacant industrial district, has been transformed into a glimmering new precinct for shopping, dining, and luxury living. 

Enjoy free entry to Top of the High Line and Hudson Yards Tour with The New York Pass®

  • Pay nothing at the door - simply show your pass.
  • Tour the Vessel, spanning over 150ft across 154 interconnecting staircases.
  • Take a 1.5-hour Top of the Highline and The Vessel around the most expensive real-estate development in US history.

No trip to Hudson Yards is complete without visiting the Vessel. NYC's sky-scraping centerpiece. Coated in bronze, this honeycomb structure is situated in the center of a thriving neighborhood and embodies the cities industrial heritage.

About the Top of the High Line and Hudson Yards Tour

Hudson Yards is New York's latest reinvigorated neighborhood, a hub of high-class shopping, exquisite high-rises, and amazing restaurants. On this tour, you'll learn all about Hudson Yards' previous history as a bustling industrial district, and how it became a huge vacant lot before its current reimagining began. 

The tour is accentuated by a visit to Hudson Yards 'The High Line'; a lush public park built upon a striking elevated railroad, and The Hudson Yards Vessel; huge, bronze sets of interlaced staircases featuring 2,500 steps that rise into the heavens. Learn about the history and characters that shaped the area and their fascinating tale with the eye-catching art installations that give visitors priceless views of the city. The ultimate picture-op for any budding photographer.

Top of the High Line and Hudson Yards Tour facts

  • The Hudson Yards Vessel cost $200 million to build, and tops out at 150ft!

  • The Vessel is comprised of 154 interconnecting flights of stairs and was created by English designer Thomas Heatherwick. 
  • The freight rail line the High Line is built upon was saved from demolition by residents of the neighborhood, before being reopened in 2009. 

Make the most of your New York Pass and Enjoy the High Line over Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards is a mecca for all things culture and shopping. When the tour is over, why not sit down for a meal at one of the amazing local restaurants, or loosen the purse strings in the inviting shopping complex?  

The Highline over Hudson Yards is an iconic destination for all looking to experience the wonder of NYC. Don't forget to book your tour in advance with The New York Pass, where you get access to this tour as well as 100+ other popular NYC attractions.


Here's What the High Line Has to Offer


Know before you go

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Booking required

This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting in: just show your pass at the start of the tour. Look out for your tour guide who will be carrying an orange flag.

Tour tips

  • Make sure you dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour starts on time. Unfortunately, you will not be able to catch up to the tour if late.
  • Gratuities are not expected but are appreciated by the guides.
  • Large groups over 10 need to contact ExperienceFirst directly prior to the tour.
  • Please note that the Vessel is currently closed to climb, but you may view it from the outside.

The Vessel is currently closed to the public


Q. What are the main highlights of the Top of the High Line and Hudson Yards Tour?
A. The tour includes exploring the High Line, an elevated park built on a historic freight rail line, with its unique art installations, landscaping, and architecture. At Hudson Yards, visitors will experience the Vessel, a stunning interactive artwork, and visit the Shed, a cultural center for innovative arts and performances.

Q. How long does the Top of the High Line and Hudson Yards Tour typically last?
A. The tour usually takes around 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on the pace of the group and the amount of time spent at each location. The tour guide will ensure that all main attractions are covered during the tour.

Q. Are there any specific days when the tour is not available?
A. The Top of the High Line and Hudson Yards Tour is available daily, weather permitting. However, there may be occasional closures due to special events or maintenance. It's recommended to check the tour's website or contact them directly for the most up-to-date information on availability.

Q. Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
A. Yes, the tour is wheelchair accessible. Both the High Line and Hudson Yards have ramps and elevators for wheelchair users. However, it's advised to inform the tour operators in advance if you require any special assistance, so they can make the necessary arrangements.

Q. Are there any age restrictions for the Top of the High Line and Hudson Yards Tour?
A. There are no specific age restrictions for the tour, and it is suitable for all ages. However, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, and it's important to consider the tour's duration and walking distance when bringing young children.

Q. Can I bring my pet on the Top of the High Line and Hudson Yards Tour?
A. Pets are allowed on the High Line but must be kept on a leash at all times. However, pets are not permitted inside the Vessel or the Shed at Hudson Yards. Service animals are allowed in all areas, as per the applicable laws and regulations. It's recommended to check with the tour operators in advance if you plan to bring your pet along.

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