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New York Catacombs by Candlelight

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Go behind-the-scenes at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, and see parts of the church that are otherwise off-limits to visitors, during this catacombs tour. Meet your guide at a convenient location in Lower Manhattan, and follow them into the church. As you explore, learn all about the landmark’s place in New York history and discover the final resting place of famous New Yorkers past.
  • A tour offers a more personal way to explore the landmark
  • Explore the catacombs and other areas that most visitors miss
  • Learn all about the history of the church from your guide
  • Choose from a number of convenient departure times
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Restrooms not accessable at this time due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 travelers 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 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tommys New York
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New York Catacombs by Candlelight?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by New York Catacombs by Candlelight.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New York Catacombs by Candlelight?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by New York Catacombs by Candlelight.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New York Catacombs by Candlelight?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by New York Catacombs by Candlelight.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New York Catacombs by Candlelight?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by New York Catacombs by Candlelight.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Most of the time is indoors, some steps but quite manageable." See review
  • "If you want something off the beaten path, take this tour." See review
  • "I would recommend this tour for anyone interested in the history of the church and surrounding areas!" See review

Reviews

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1,346 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-4
Great tour and our guide, Dan, is the man.
Inaki_R
, Nov 2021
Dan was a great tour guide. Very informative and engaging. The tour itself gives you the history behind the church, neighborhood and catcombs. PS they still have space if you want to make permanent reservations!
star-4
Interesting Information
Jessica_E
, Nov 2021
It was a pretty good tour. Some of the family members were more into it than others. Liked the lighting and how we could explore on our own.
star-5
Catacombs by Candlelight is a must!
Betty_C
, Nov 2021
This tour was SO fun, and our tour guide, Dan (pictured here!) was so knowledgable, engaging, funny and a really great story-teller! Highly recommend this tour!
star-3
Great guide, need more inside time to explore church and catacombs
Shannon_J
, Nov 2021
Great tour guide. Perfect mix of history and comic relief. Most of our tour was outside, had less than 5 minutes in the actual church and less than 10 minutes in the catacombs.
star-1
Do not go
mayami_s
, Nov 2021
Absolutely awful! Don’t waste bnb your money going there! Not what I expected- based on their description!
star-5
History below the surface
Alan_F
, Nov 2021
A very enlightening tour by Dan, revealing a great deal of information about not only the cathedral and the catacombs, but also the evolving ethnic history of lower Manhattan.
star-5
Dan is the man!
Joseph_D
, Nov 2021
Dan was great! Gave lots of background and history in a way that was easy to understand. Could answer all questions. Great sense of humor, too.
star-5
This was an interesting...
Jennifer_S
, Nov 2021
This was an interesting and mellow tour. The tour guide was informative and skilled. I recommend it.
star-5
Beautiful experience and amazing tour guide
Sara_R
, Nov 2021
Leo was our tour guide and he was amazing. He allowed the group to take our time and answered every question.
star-5
Leo was a great guide!...
LIsa_C
, Nov 2021
Leo was a great guide! Really interesting facts that I wasn’t aware of. Definitely would recommend to others.

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