Meatpacking and High Line: The Happy Poppy Bagel Tour

Tasting
Local Food
Activity
City Tasting, Food Tour, Walking Tour
Included
Tour guide
Languages
English
Theme
City, Cultural, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
21
$
55
/ Person
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Activity Overview
The meatpacking district was once an industrial neighborhood, now turned hip commercial area full of fashionable places such as high-end designer clothing stores. As you wind your way through some of these chic and upscale areas, you can pick up a fresh poppy bagel as you marvel at how industrial spaces can be transformed into upmarket real-estate. Better yet, the fresh bagels can perhaps be your appetizer, for when you visit the fine eateries and taste some of the imported gourmets in this landmark location, considering the oreo cookie originated from here.

High Line, as the name suggests, is a highly elevated pathway which has been ingeniously transformed into a park, the only one of its kind in New York. Built on the former New York Central Railroad which was abandoned for years, it now a one-mile long sightseeing adventure. One thing about exploring nature trails or going on a sight-seeing walk is that you might get hungry but luckily, there are hotels and restaurants that line this area. Additionally, the elevation factor creates a breathtaking view of the Hudson River and the street life below. Simply, put, this is a bagel tour within a sight-seeing tour where you can experience the tastes and sounds of a unique area.

Bagel Tour Tidbits
  • Did you know? Chelsea market, which is within the Meatpacking district, is a destination for baked goods, fresh bagels, and fresh food altogether while it was initially a wholesale meat market.
  • Did you know? The High line was built in the 1930s to eliminate traffic congestion which is why it is elevated above the roads.
 
Included
  • Narrated history of The High Line and Meatpacking District
  • A complimentary New York Fresh Poppy Bagel
  • Plenty of photo opportunities and insightful information
  • And so much more!
Not Included
  • Gratuity is not included, but always appreciated if you had a good time
Group-size:
Max. 25 People
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
55
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Sunday2:00 PM
Duration
1,5 H
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Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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55
/ Person
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Duration:
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Bagel Tour Tidbits

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Bagel Tour Tidbits

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55
/ Person
New York, New York, United States
Duration:
2,5 H
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Bagel Tour Tidbits

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