For those hoping to take pictures, avoid visiting during mass times as photography is not allowed. Currently, a $175 million restoration is being planned for St. Patrick’s Cathedral and is set to be completed in about three years.
Free tours of St. Patrick’s Cathedral are offered. Call Roberta Shea at 212.355.2749 ext. 829 to learn about upcoming tours or schedule one of your own. To get to the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, take the B, D, F or V subway to the Rockefeller Center stop. Saint Patrick’s is open daily from 6:30am to 8:45pm.
I'm normally not in that kind of tourism, but it was the best way to see all New York for the few first day to know where I would like to go back and also use it as a nice transportation between attractions! A great deal to really recommend!
Review by Leonard K, May 2013
Doing what: Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial
If you are looking to do a New York City tour and see A LOT in a short time, this tour is a VERY good value! Our local tour guide was Jim, a life-long New Yorker who was extremely knowledgeable and fun. I would highly suggest this tour for anyone who wants to go to the top of the Empire State Builiding, see the USS Intrepid and Space Shuttle Enterprise, have a NY Water Taxi tour of the Hudson and Statue of Liberty, get a walking tour of lower Manhattan and Battery Park, and finish with time at the 9/11 Memorial. Give yourself 6-7 hours and bring your walking shoes!
Loved it! This is one of the best ways to see a lot of sights and the Viator employees were so kind and helpful. I was on a one day trip and was surprised just how many sights I was able to see in such a short time. I highly suggest using this service and will use them again. They took the stress out of my visit when I did not know the area!