Itinerary: Subject to change due to local conditions, unforeseen events, or more interesting as yet unplanned awesome experiences that become available
Catacombs by Candlelight Tour:
October is the perfect time for a spooky, candlelit underground tour of hidden catacombs! Join us for this unusual and exciting Catacombs by Candlelight walking tour of the The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Not to be confused with St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown, this historical church in lower Manhattan has been a landmark for more than 200 years and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to explore the only active catacombs in New York City with access to sacred sites and hidden areas of the Basilica grounds that are normally barred to visitors. Our entertaining guide will provide us with a history of the church, who once frequented it, and who still resides in its catacombs.
Lunch in Little Italy:
After our tour, you’ll have the choice to ride or enjoy a leisurely stroll down Mulberry Street into the heart of Little Italy, where we enjoy an included lunch along with time to shop and sightsee.
City Hall Park & Brooklyn Bridge:
Now we take a short drive to a place that once bordered a several thousand-year-old Native American trail (now Broadway!) and was used as a pasture, a prison, a parade ground, and even a public execution site.
Today, City Hall is housed here, an architectural delight with an entryway so beautiful and ornate, it’s been used by dozens of filmmakers. After an orientation walk, free time is provided to sightsee and even take a stroll on the nearby pedestrian portion of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Pricing & Departures:
Wednesday, October 20:
Departs from Brookdale Service Plaza South, Bloomfield at 8:15 AM and returns at approximately 5:30 PM. Enter from Overlook Terrace off Broad St and park on left near trees.
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Avenue & Northern Parkway) at 8:45 AM and returns at approximately 5:00 PM.
Thursday, October 21:
Departs from Morris Plains Community Center, 51 Jim Fear Drive at 7:30 AM and returns at approximately 6:15 PM.
Departs from The Chatham Middle School at 480 Main Street at 8:00 AM and returns at approximately 5:45 PM.
Departs from South Plainfield High School, at the end of Lane Ave. at 8:45 AM and returns at approximately 5:00 PM
Cars may be parked at all locations at your own risk.
No reservations accepted without a payment of $185 per person. Make checks payable to “Group Tours & Travel”, and mail to the above address. A full refund will be granted if cancelled prior to September 15, 2021. No refund will be granted on a cancellation after September 15, 2021. Group Tours is not responsible for any delays, cancellations, or circumstances beyond its control and reserves the right to change this itinerary. All trip components are subject to change in accordance with Government, State, and Local guidelines and/or mandates. This tour will run rain or shine.
Group Tours & Travel
1710 E. Lancaster Ave. #319 Paoli, PA 19301