• Location: New York, New York
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 35.00 View price calendar

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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 small-group catacombs tour. Meet your guide at a convenient location in Lower Manhattan, and follow them into the church’s catacombs. As you explore, you’ll learn all about the landmark’s place in New York history, will see its organ and other key features, and discover the final resting place of famous New Yorkers past.


  • A small-group tour makes for a personal way to explore the landmark
  • Learn all about the history of the church from your guide
  • Explore the catacombs and other areas that most visitors miss
  • Choose from a number of convenient departure times

What You Can Expect

Small Group Tour of Catacombs by Candelight in New York

The Catacombs photo by Gina Brake

Customer Reviews

Ashley C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Tour guide Dan was knowledgeable and entertaining. Tour was interesting for myself and my 11 year old

Kenneth C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

I need to advise that you need NOT to take children ( under 13 years old ) because the catacombs tour is not appropriate.

tracy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our guide, Dan, was very knowledgeable. He told us stories of the people who were buried at the cathedral, along with great history lessons. It was really interesting! I'm so glad we took the tour!

Jason C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Nothing violent or frightening even though it's about death I went on a catacombs tour in another big city and that one was intense/creepy. This is a New York history tour with a Catholic focus, especially this cathedral and the Catholics who are buried there. I recommend it if you're interested in NY history, Catholicism, and/or cemeteries.

Michael S B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Absolutely fantastic. Tommy, the guide, is wonderful. Beyond the scope of NYC history, is the history of the cathedral and the parish. What you will see and the places you will go is amazing.

Joyce L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Very professional tour. Visiting St. Patrick's Basillica was amazing. The tour takes you through the cemetery while learning about all the famous people who are buried there. Inside the church every section of the building has so much history and you learn about all of it. Going up the stairs to see the famous organ is amaziing. Not only do you learn of its history but you get to view the workings of this magnificient instrument. Great tour that covers so much within an hour and a half.

Libby R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was great fun for an afternoon. Jocelyn, the tour guide did a great job of providing good insight and lively conversation.

Elena Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Very informative, great tour guide. Only recommendation is children should not be allowed on this tour, as they disrupt the process

Jeralyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Tommy, our guide, was great! Really knew the history of New York and absolutely loved the subject. The Catacombs were interesting, since they dealt with so much history.

Mark N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Tommy is very knowledgeable. We had a great time. I would recommend.We wanted something different and we got it. Thank you

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