The tour of the catacombs was really well done. Tours like this are always as good as the tour guide and the difference is one who clearly knows and has an interest in what they're talking about. It's not just about spewing facts...it's about creating an experience, and Mike is a master at it. I was expecting something spookier, and different than what I got, but I was just as happy with it. I came away learning something about the history of the Catholic church in New York, and it was fun and entertaining. I brought my sister, a trained historian, and Mike could handle any obscure reference and question she could ask. We both enjoyed the tour immensely. I would highly recommend it.
We have recommended this tour to a number of our friends. We found it extremely interesting and the guide was wonderful. He was extremely well-versed in the history of the cathedral, the area and the catacombs. Fascinating tour!
Exciting, fun Christmas Eve tour of the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Catacombs. Was truly a great experience most notably because Tommy was such a great, knowledgeable tour guide. Would definitely recommend!
Had the pleasure of joining Mike's tour and learned quite a bit about the history of the Catholic Church in NYC and the waves of immigrants that left their mark in the area. Mike was very friendly and informative and ran a great 90 minute tour. Most of the time is indoors, some steps but quite manageable. Even as a NY resident I enjoyed learning more about the city's rich history--I will walk by now with a very different appreciation of the history behind the locked doors and brick walls.
This is a must. The catacombs are amazing. Their history is steeped in the beginning of US history. The tour includes the inside of the church and the pipe organ. Our guide, Brandon, was a blast. There is ALOT of history that was put across very well. This church is a must see. As Brandon said "This church has been all but forgotten".