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Top of The Highline and Vessel Tour

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

The New York Pass Free tour tickets to Top of The Highline and The Vessel Normally $35.00 - Free with New York Pass

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.

Enjoy free entry to Top of the Highline and Vessel 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.

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About Top of the Highline and Vessel Tour

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About the Highline and Vessel 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 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.

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Top of the Highline and Vessel 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. 

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Know before you go

  • Meeting Point: Your tour guide will be standing directly between the Vessel and The Shops at Hudson Yards holding an orange flag or paddle. Hudson Yards is located between 10th and 12th Avenues from West 30th to West 34th Streets.
  • 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.

  • Just tell the guide your name. No need to print out the ticket or confirmation email.

  • The activity runs regardless of weather conditions.

  • The activity takes place outdoors - dress appropriately for the weather.

  • There is no rescheduling for this tour.

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Make the most of your New York Pass

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?  

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Getting in

Reservations required

To make a reservation you will need to click the Book Now button on the EXP1 ExperienceFirst website. You will then need to select that you are booking with a pass from the drop-down menu.

The system will ask you for contact details and a credit card number. The card is not charged as long as you show up for the tour and the passes are valid.

You can also call the contact number listed on the site to make a reservation over the phone. You will still need to provide a credit card number. 

For more information, please visit the official attraction page.

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How to get there

Train: 34th Street-Hudson Yards Subway Station (line 7).

During inclement weather, meet inside the main entrance of the Shops of Hudson Yards.



Easy and convenient - I was able to purchase my London Pass online, with a discount before arriving into the city. It was convientent to pick up at a central location as well. I purchased the 7 day pass, which enabled me to see much around the city!
Trina Partida from UK


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Visiting Top of The Highline and Vessel Tour

Visiting Top of The Highline and Vessel Tour

  • Reservation required
  • Top of The Highline and Vessel Tour Hudson Yards New York, NY 10001 United States
  • Closest Subway 哈德逊广场地铁站:34 街(7号线)
  • Closest Bus Stop
  • Big Bus hop on hop off Tour Stops

Opening Times

 Tours run daily at 2.30PM.

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