Catacombs by Candlelight Tour

We were honored to be featured on the front page of the Weekend Arts I section of the New York Times on Friday April 19th, 2019.  Click here to read this very in depth story about our Catacombs by Candlelight Walking Tour.

The Secrets of a Sacred Underground

A New York Times Article by Helene Stapinski, photos by Devin Yalkin

What Our Visitors Say

Tarah W
Tarah W
2020-10-25
Very Interesting Tour The tour was excellent and very interesting. Lots of history and Leo, who was my tour guide was very good!
Robert K
Robert K
2020-10-25
Don't miss this tour, Dan is awesome What a super cool way to experience New York's colorful and unusual history! We loved it! Dan was amazing and he really took you back in time to a pivotal era in New York's incredible story. I had no idea 1,000+ armed Irish immigrants defended the church from native gangs and that a Bishop actually threatened the mayor that he would burn down 100 Protestant churches if his was destroyed by the mob!! Best of all were the colorful stories of the people and families buried under this incredible church. I appreciate Dan's knowledge of history and how he threaded it through entertaining stories. SO fun to walk around the beautiful neighborhood after the tour now knowing all its history - I can never look at it the same again. If you want to learn about this great city, start with Dan's tour!
Emily L. Mercado
Emily L. Mercado
2020-10-24
Wonderful Experience and Very Informative I LOVED my tour today!! I thought it was absolutely fascinating, and Leo (my tour guide) was spectacular! His knowledge about the history of the church, the grounds, NYC history, and the people inside the catacombs was really great, and I even learned (more than) a few new things, even about the Catholic Church itself! You should be proud to have Leo on staff as a tour guide. It is clear to me that he has done his homework, and the enthusiasm he showed came through magnificently! I can't recommend this tour enough, and I will be posting it on my travel agency's Facebook and Instagram pages as something my clients should consider doing while staying in New York City! Thanks again for a wonderful afternoon- it was one I will surely be talking and thinking about a lot!
Lorraine L
Lorraine L
2020-10-24
Great tour! The tour was so much more informative than I was expecting. I envisioned being underground looking a burial sites. We went through the cemetery and learned historical facts that I for one was unaware of. We got to tour the old St Pats church and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I would recommend to anyone.
Marc N
Marc N
2020-10-20
Our Guide Dan was awesome & full of information. I really didn't know what to expect from the Catacombs tour but within 5 minutes of starting & listening to Dan's stories it was so interesting I didn't want it to end. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone!!!!!
Samantha C
Samantha C
2020-10-14
Interesting, entertaining, and cool. I did this with a group of 8. Dan the guide was exceptional. You can tell he loves his job. The tour was informative, interesting, and entertaining. The church is stunning. You get some history, culture, and humor all wrapped into one tour. The catacombs were not creepy like you expect in the movies. The history behind the families and the structure was very cool. I recommend this for students and adults. I dont think kids would appreciate this.
Luluguid
Luluguid
2020-09-21
What a great experience, thank you! We had a great time on the tour. Dan was very knowledgeable about the things on the tour as well as the history surrounding the area. Great information for native New Yorkers and out of towners. He was also engaging and animated. It was all very interesting and I highly recommend it