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New York Catacombs by Candlelight

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Perfect for history lovers, this tour of the historical Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Lower Manhattan invites you into the catacombs, allowing you to see its pipe organ and venture to parts of the building that are normally closed to visitors. Beat the crowds on this tour and enjoy a personal encounter with this New York landmark.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
  • More personal tour experience
  • Learn from your guide about the church’s long history
  • Visit the catacombs and other areas normally off-limits to visitors
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at a central meeting point and set off for the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Not to be confused with St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown, this historical church in Lower Manhattan has been a landmark for more than 200 years, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With a group for company, you learn about the church’s history, as well as the famous names who once frequented it (and who still rest in its catacombs), including the first resident bishop of New York City. The tour includes the rare opportunity to explore the catacombs, as well as other areas of the landmark that are normally barred to visitors. On the tour, discover the church’s pipe organ, tour its two walled cemeteries, explore the choir loft, and more. As you go, your guide will share stories about its place in New York history.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
  • More personal tour experience
  • Learn from your guide about the church’s long history
  • Visit the catacombs and other areas normally off-limits to visitors
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at a central meeting point and set off for the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Not to be confused with St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown, this historical church in Lower Manhattan has been a landmark for more than 200 years, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With a group for company, you learn about the church’s history, as well as the famous names who once frequented it (and who still rest in its catacombs), including the first resident bishop of New York City. The tour includes the rare opportunity to explore the catacombs, as well as other areas of the landmark that are normally barred to visitors. On the tour, discover the church’s pipe organ, tour its two walled cemeteries, explore the choir loft, and more. As you go, your guide will share stories about its place in New York history.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 41393P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guides
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Restrooms not accessable at this time due to COVID-19 Restrictions
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 266 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, USA Check In Address: 266 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012 (corner of Mulberry St. and Jersey St.)jbetween Houston and Prince streets Directions: By Subway B/D/F/M/6 trains to Broadway-Lafayette St/Bleecker St; R/W train to Prince St
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • PLEASE CHECK IN AT 266 MULBERRY STREET (CORNER OF MULBERRY ST. AND JERSEY ST.), WHERE THE TOUR BEGINS. CHECK IN 15 MINUTES BEFORE TOUR PLEASE.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • PLEASE DO NOT GO TO ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL ON FIFTH AVENUE! THIS IS A DIFFERENT ST. PATRICK'S IN MANHATTAN
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Guests requiring wheelchair should contact Tommy's New York in advance to allow us to make proper preparations for your tour
  • PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED BY NYC MANDATE AS OF 9/1/21 NO EXCEPTIONS
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guides
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Restrooms not accessable at this time due to COVID-19 Restrictions
Departure details
  • 266 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, USA Check In Address: 266 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012 (corner of Mulberry St. and Jersey St.)jbetween Houston and Prince streets Directions: By Subway B/D/F/M/6 trains to Broadway-Lafayette St/Bleecker St; R/W train to Prince St
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • PLEASE CHECK IN AT 266 MULBERRY STREET (CORNER OF MULBERRY ST. AND JERSEY ST.), WHERE THE TOUR BEGINS. CHECK IN 15 MINUTES BEFORE TOUR PLEASE.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • PLEASE DO NOT GO TO ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL ON FIFTH AVENUE! THIS IS A DIFFERENT ST. PATRICK'S IN MANHATTAN
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Guests requiring wheelchair should contact Tommy's New York in advance to allow us to make proper preparations for your tour
  • PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED BY NYC MANDATE AS OF 9/1/21 NO EXCEPTIONS
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    266 Mulberry St
    266 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, USA
    Check In Address: 266 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012 (corner of Mulberry St. and Jersey St.)jbetween Houston and Prince streets Directions: By Subway B/D/F/M/6 trains to Broadway-Lafayette St/Bleecker St; R/W train to Prince St
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    St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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Becky M
Phoenix, AZ268 contributions
Great adventure!
Dec. 2021
Our guide was Dan and he is a treasure trove of information about the church's history! He is funny and engaging, a great guide. It's wonderful to learn about how the area has changed over the years. Highly recommend!
Written 7 December 2021
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DZ
1 contribution
Fun knowledge
Dec. 2021 • Family
Dan was out your guide. Offered great information and delivered the knowledge in an engaging way! Glad we added this tour to our NY visit.
Written 6 December 2021
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Janice S
1 contribution
fun and educational
Dec. 2021
Never knew there was so much history in this little building- kept it interesting by adding a few jokes in - was very well worth it my 16 year old daughter loved it too!! so glad we put this on our addenda
Written 6 December 2021
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Rich B
1 contribution
Very fun little adventure
Dec. 2021 • Family
Excellent guide and storyteller! I would definitely recommend this! People old and young will appreciate it...
Written 6 December 2021
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penelope g
7 contributions
Wonderful tour!
Dec. 2021
Oh my goodness - this was a fabulous experience - Dan was our tour guide and made this tour wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and was an absolutely wonderful guide. This was a last minute add on to our trip and it became a favorite - we are so very glad we took this tour.
Written 6 December 2021
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Philip D
Phoenix, AZ4 contributions
Catacombs tour.
Dec. 2021 • Couples
Excellent tour! Or code, I believe his name was Don, was magnificent. Very informative and entertaining as well. We would highly recommend this your and guide.
Written 6 December 2021
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bansheecrzy
Eugene, OR27 contributions
Knowledgeable and interesting tour, outside and in!
Nov. 2021
I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this tour but I was pleasantly surprised. Dan, our guide, was very knowledgeable, spoke clearly and even threw in some humor and pop culture references (Scorsese anyone?). The tour starts outside, you walk around the brick walls of the cemetery and spend a bit of time out front and in the side yard before going around again and underground. I love old architecture and this did not disappoint (even if the Old St Patrick's facade isn't as impressive as the new one). Before entering the catacombs, you sit for a bit more as the guide speaks more to the history. Then we each got an individual luminary battery-operated tealight candle to walk into the catacombs with. I was surprised how ... bright the catacombs were, in my mind I was thinking dark and dank. But these were clean and beautiful. It has a very interesting history, and unfortunate about the fire!
Written 3 December 2021
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James M
2 contributions
Great Experience
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and interesting - soaked up a ton of info about the history of NYC - great experience!
Written 1 December 2021
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Michelle C
Las Vegas, NV3 contributions
Leo was great!
Nov. 2021
Leo was a great tour guide! The history was fun to learn. Catacombs were just okay but I definitely enjoyed the tour.
Written 30 November 2021
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Jeremy W
1 contribution
Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Nov. 2021 • Family
Leo was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A great tour all around. My 11 year old enjoyed seeing the catacombs but he does like history, architecture, art and art history so it may not be for every kid that age.
Written 29 November 2021
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reginaldlees
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Catacombs by Candlelight was More than Expected
I wasn't sure what to expect, really thinking it was just looking at the true catacombs of the church. However, thi
johnpsieber
johnpsieber
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Great tour for anyone even locals !!
I loved this tour! I am not very religious but I am a sucker for history, NYC stories, and a beautiful location wit
Theresadlor
Theresadlor
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Dan is the man
Throughly enjoyed this experience. It was like a best history class ever.Not only was it educational it was highly
Kikirun81
Kikirun81
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Great tour!
if you are in NYC this is a must! The tour of the St. Patricks Cathedral catacombs was amazing! We had an in cred
allibecker369
allibecker369
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Catacombs
Leo was a fantastic tour guide of Old St Patrick’s Cathedral. We had a great time and learned a lot! He provided th
Tiktok78
Tiktok78
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Great tour.
Great tour. Funny and knowledgeable guide. It didn’t disappoint. Nice and spaced out during Covid-19.
352laurettap
352laurettap
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EXCELLENT
I went on this tour and it exceeded my expectations! It was really cool, informative and beautiful to see the churc
VistaCayResortbyORR
VistaCayResortbyORR
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Super Interesting and Dan was Awesome!
We loved every minute of this tour even though we're Floridians and it was freezing! Dan made the experience super
WBloom
WBloom
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An Unexpected Delight!
We heard about the catacombs of St. Pat's Cathedral recently and couldn't understand where they were located within
CharlotteM179
CharlotteM179
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Chilly afternoon activity
Great tour. Really interesting history and sociology of the area. Ronnie did a great job. Toured cemetery, pipe
Randy D
Randy D
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Interesting bit of history
Mike was a great guide! Highly recommend the tour. Lots of history on the early church in NYC, 19th century gangs
karenhJ9232CS
karenhJ9232CS
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Amazing and highly recommend!
Three of us went last Sunday and had Leo as our tour leader. The tour was fascinating and Leo was entertaining, sup
kaitlinn98
kaitlinn98
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Catacombs by Candlelight Tour
Had a fantastic time doing this tour. Great hearing about the history of the catacombs, as well as the Cathedral a
Jonas4321
Jonas4321
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Catacombs Were Great, Tour Guide Needs Improvement
Four of us took the 3pm Black Friday 2019 Catacombs Tour. The catacombs, cemetery and cathedral were outstanding, i
Penacolada103
Penacolada103
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Little Italy Tour
We loved this tour! It was very informational and super interesting. Just the right amount of time and the perfect
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