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Catacombs by Candlelight

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Explore the secret catacombs of Manhattan on this Day Tour, featuring: an exclusive guided tour of Old St. Patrick’s and a narrated trolley tour through Green-Wood.

Itinerary

Day 1 - New York City

Head off to New York City for an experience like no other!

Join our local tour guide for a guided historic tour of Old St. Patrick’s. This tour will take you under the basilica to the catacombs. Beneath the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral are the only catacombs in Manhattan and one of only a handful that exist in the entire United States. It is by far one of the most significant collection of tombs in the country historically. Underneath the nave of this 200 year old church are the crypts that have been a silent witness to the many struggles and accomplishments of prominent New York Catholics. This tour will also bring you to the forbidden, off-limits, and hidden areas of the church.

For lunch (on your own), enjoy some free-time at Dekalb Market Hall which is truly a food heaven. Showcasing 40 vendors who reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the borough, DeKalb Market Hall is raising Brooklyn’s profile as a hub of innovative cooking and dining experiences.

Also today, partake in a narrated trolley tour through Green-Wood which is internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful historic cemeteries in the world. Established in 1838, it is one of the only of a handful of America’s cemeteries that have been granted National Historic Landmark status.  This tour will bring you to the Far-Side of Green-Wood. Travel the perimeter roads and visit all four glacial ponds; gangster Johnny Torrio (Al Capone’s boss); the father of baseball, Henry Chadwick; the monument to a bride who died on her wedding day; Charles Feltman, the inventor of the hot dog; the Solon Borglum’s magnificent sculpture of Azrael, the Angel of Death; the legend of the Mafia Bride; the world-famous courtesan Lola Montez; the theater impresario William Niblo who picnicked by his mausoleum while still alive; the magnificent Valentine Angel; Samuel Chester Reid, designer of the American Flag; Frank Morgan, the actor who played The Wizard of Oz, and much more.


Tour Details

Transportation

Motor-coach

Meals

Dekalb Market

Trip Highlights

Guided Historic Tour of Old St. Patrick's
Exclusive Catacombs Tour
Narrated Green-Wood Trolley Tour


Upcoming Departures

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