New York Catacombs by Candlelight

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New York Catacombs by Candlelight
from AUD $58.66
Enjoy this fascinating 90 minute small-group tour that introduces you to all the secrets of the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. Enter off limits areas like the Henry Erban Organ, the cemeteries and an exclusive experience in the CATACOMBS beneath the Old Cathedral and to add dimension, you will experience it all by candlelight. For over 200 years, the CATACOMBS of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral has served as the final resting place for the departed. This unique and historic place has been a silent witness to the many struggles and accomplishments of prominent New York Catholics. It is where bishops rest beside noteworthy New Yorkers who have played defining roles in Catholic, New York and American history.
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In Brief

New York, United States
United States
1 hour 30 minutes
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Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10012-3375

New York Catacombs by Candelight Small-Group Tour

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: SoHo, South of Houston Street, New York City, NY 10022

New York Catacombs by Candelight Small-Group Tour

Duration: 30 minutes


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Departure Point

32 Prince St, New York, NY 10012, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great fun! Not only learned about the history of St. Peter’s but also about NY during the 1800’s and the effects immigration had on the city. Have visited NY often and was looking for something off the beaten path. Our tour guide Dan was upbeat and knowledgeable. Thanks for a great time!
• Submitted 21 Jan 2020
We’ve been living in this area for 20 years and had never done this tour. It was amazing! We didn’t know so much rich history could be condensed in such a small place. Our tour guide, Rony, was the best: extremely knowledgeable and fun! Even our 17 y/o loved it. Don’t miss it!
• Submitted 13 Jan 2020
I suppose a lot of people don't know about the catacombs beneath St. Peter, so it was a surprise. While not as exhaustive as catacombs in Europe, this was still enjoyable. We also enjoyed the tour of the church and the old organ, which was very cool. I think the tour did a great job showing the history and interesting things, while being respectful, along with the church and its history. All in all it was worth it and quite an enjoyable evening.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2020
This was such a an informative and nice experience. I recommend it highly. The guides were knowledgeable and clever. The site was beautiful. Overall it was well worth it.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2020
Excellent Tour of old St Patricks. So much interesting history in NYC. Tour guide was extremely knowledgable and gave a lot history not of only the catacombs and church but history of the surrounding area and the turmoil that existed during the early 1800s.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2020
The tour is not too long and gives you a thorough look at the catacombs and the basilica. The guide was entertaining and had a good sense of humor. Definitely recommended.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2020
ronny, our tour guide was very informative. He was not only knowledgeable, but very entertaining as well. Highly recommend
• Submitted 30 Dec 2019
This tour was excellent. Our tour guide, Kyle told us from the beginning that this would be a history lesson, and it was. Although we are from NY, we were unaware of Old St. Pat’s. It is a treasure. We walked through the church, the graveyard and into the catacombs and were enlightened about who was where and when as well as the history of the church and efforts to protect it. This is a must see tour.
• Submitted 20 Dec 2019
Had such a great time on the tour. It was so interesting and our guide Ronny was so nice and we learned so much. I will definitely look for more tours from this company
• Submitted 16 Dec 2019
Brittany was a fabulous guide! Enjoyed learning about the area surrounding St Patrick's as well as the history for those buried under the beautiful cathedral. Definitely recommend for those who love history, or for those just curious about New York and the SoHo area.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2019
Loved the whole tour....the history, the catacombs, and inside the church! Our guide did a great job tying it all together.
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
I basically agreed to go on this tour because someone else in the wanted to do it. This really was a great little tour. Kyle, our guide, was extremely good (get him if you can). He made the tour for me. He was very entertaining and knowledgeable. This would be a great tour for or groups. The tour covers everything from the magnificent organ to the catacombs. This really was well worth the money. I really wish it had lasted longer.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2019
My friend and I took the New York Catacombs by Candlelight tour with Tommys New York and both of us really enjoyed it. Dan our guide was brilliant, his knowledge about the catacombs, as well as New York history was amazing. He was very enthusiastic and really made the tour fun. I highly recommend this tour and if you get Dan as your guide you won't be disappointed!
• Submitted 19 Nov 2019
The tour is a great way to spend an easy couple of hours in NYC. Our tour guide was Kyle, he was terrific!
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
St Patrick's catacomb candlelight tour was very interesting and informative historically Dan was great!
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
Mike was AWESOME! Loved this tour. If you are looking for a "ghost tour"...this is not it. This is a history tour that was fascinating! Thanks bunches Mike!
• Submitted 06 Nov 2019
This was a brilliant tour with the tour guide very informative. It was filled with historical facts but done in a very unusual and interesting way. I would highly recommend this.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019
We enjoyed the tour, the tour guides, and the convenience of the opportunity. We were in NY visiting only for the weekend. It was informative and entertaining.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
History, religion, the poor and wealthy folks all rest in these catacombs. Very informative experience.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Loved the unique history of this place. Enjoyed our tour, lead by Leo! He was very informative and cleaver in the way he presented the facts. If you want something off the beaten path, take this tour.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
Our guide Brandon hosted this pleasurable tour! We got to see the Old St. Patricks Cathedral from the inside, got to see the pipe organ, walked through the cemetery and ended up in the catacombs. Let's be real here, it won't be an old Indiana Jones-style catacomb with skeletons lying around, being explored with a small torchlight. There rather were well layed out, clean halls with plaques everywhere and Brandon told us about the people who are buried in there and what it would take to join them in their crypts. Overall it was worth it!
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
This tour was so interesting. It was a glimpse back in time as to how the very rich were able to honor their deceased relatives and kept the remains safe from grave robbers. It wasn't spooky at all
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
This was a terrific tour. Our guide Ronny was so informative. The history was very interesting and the church is lovely. Definitely a must do while in the Big Apple!
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
My dad and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience! The guide was very knowledgeable, and went into great detail the history of the church and catacombs. I would recommend this for anyone who like learning about history.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019

In Brief

New York, United States
United States
1 hour 30 minutes
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