New York City

St Patrick's Cathedral Official Audio Tour

New York City, USA
St Patricks Cathedral Official Tour
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Learn about the history of Manhattan landmark St. Patrick’s Cathedral with this official audio tour. Maximize time exploring this 160-year-old building with an audio tour featuring men and women who know the building best including Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Explore this religious site at your leisure and hear stories about the architecture, history, and significance of the cathedral.
  • Explore St. Patrick’s Cathedral at your leisure
  • Learn about the building with an official audio tour
  • See one of New York’s most famous cathedrals
  • Audio tour is available in several languages

What's Included

  • St Patrick's Cathedral Official Audio Tour

    Meeting and Pickup

    Departure Point

    • St. Patrick's Cathedral, 50th Street & 5th Avenue Wheelchair accessibility located off the corner of 51st Street and 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-6863

    What To Expect

    St. Patrick's Cathedral

    Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Operated by Attractions4us LLC

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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    Q:Where is St. Patrick's Cathedral located?

    A:St. Patrick's Cathedral is located on 5th Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets in central Manhattan.

    Sep 2022

    Q:What are the hours for St. Patrick's Cathedral?

    A:The Cathedral is open daily from 6:30am to 8:45pm (hours subject to change.) Please be sure to check with the Cathedral directly to confirm opening hours on your selected date. Audio tours are self-guided and are available any time during opening hours.

    Sep 2022

    Q:Does this tour include a live guide?

    A:As the Cathedral is an active place of worship, with daily mass, so this tour includes an audio guide that you can pick up when you redeem your ticket at the gift shop.

    Sep 2022

    Q:Is the Audio Tour of St. Patrick's Cathedral available in languages other than English?

    A:The audio tour is available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, and Portuguese. There is also a special children's version of the audio tour available for younger guests. You may request your desired language upon arrival at the Cathedral.

    Sep 2022

    Q:What is there to see at St. Patrick's Cathedral?

    A:This Official Tour was created to share the faith, art and history of America's favorite church. The hour long, self-guided audio-visual tour features; 60,000 pieces of stained glass, The sculpted bronze doors, The altar of Elizabeth Ann Seton, The Kennedys, Michelangelo, Our Lady of Guadalupe, The Pieta, The Pulpit, Raphael, James Renwick Jr., The Rose Window, The Sanctuary, Our beloved saints, and much more.

    Sep 2022

    Q:What happens if there is an event in the Cathedral when I visit?

    A:St. Patrick's is an active Catholic church. It is likely that a wedding, mass or event will be taking place during your visit. These services may require portions of the cathedral to be temporarily roped off. Please speak with an usher to find out when those areas will be re-opened for viewing. Guests are welcome to return to complete any incomplete tour.

    Sep 2022

    Q:Can I take public transportation to get to St. Patrick's Cathedral?

    A:The nearest subway stations to St. Patrick's Cathedral are 51 St. (4,6), 5th Ave/53 St (E,M) and 47-50 St Rockefeller Ctr (B,D,F,M). In addition, the 0028 Bus stops directly in front of the Cathedral, and the X27, X28, X37 and X38 Buses stop just up the street.

    Sep 2022

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    Reviews

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    Definitely worth the money
    Kelly_L, Jan 2024
    Although the audio recording did not go in a very fluid manner, it provided very interesting facts. And it was just the right length.
    waste of time and money
    Gina_R, Dec 2023
    very Disappointed. My family and i paid for a tour for 5 people, we get there at 10:30 Sunday morning and the tour desk was closed bc mass was going on so that’s as far as we got. We couldn’t hang around bc we had reservations for another tour. It was a waste of good money for us!!! If mass is going on you should not sell tickets for that time bc you can’t do it!!
    Save your money
    Mike_P, Mar 2023
    Audio tour not very audible. There was a service going. Between the sermon and the singing I could barely hear the app. Church beautiful and lots of informative plaques to guide you. Don’t need audio.
    Its a must!
    Barbara_B, Feb 2023
    Had a great time, the tablet interface was simple to use and so many languages were available which is perfect to anyone! All the staff were so helpfull and its a stunning cathedral to visit!
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    We thank you for joining us and taking the time to write this review. We hope to see you again.
    The Holiness of St. Patrick’s Cathedral
    Kim_W, Oct 2022
    What a breathtaking experience! The cathedral is beautiful! The audio brought scenes and windows to life with the historic perspective.
    Informative; lots of...
    John_G, Oct 2022
    Informative; lots of history. Not sure why there is a one hundred word minimum. Vvvb bbb bbb. Iiiiioiki
    Guide a no show
    Vicki_B, May 2022
    I’m disappointed as we had a positive experience with Viator the day before. Our guide didn’t show up and I was unable to contact a live person. I emailed Viator later that day and it’s now two days later and still no response. We toured cathedral on our own without the guided tour. Hopefully we get our tour money. It doesn’t cost anything to go into cathedral so you can experience it without the audio guide.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    This is NOT a guided tour. It is the Official Audio tour and you are to check in at the tour desk which is at the entrance.
    Nice audio tour, would...
    victoriaa_l, Apr 2022
    Nice audio tour, would have liked a little more history of the building, perhaps a little longer - or option for a more in-depth tour.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we hope to see you again.
    AWFUL
    Paul_L, Nov 2021
    The tour guide never showed up. And when trying to get refunded they lied and said they where there.
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    This is an audio tour and there is NO tour guide. You are to go to the gift store and check in. The instructions are on the tickets. They say please go to the gift store and check in to receive your tablet and audio guide. You waited on 5th ave for a tour guide. Nowhere do we describe a live tour guide. You are welcome to use the ticket during your stay. Again we never said there was a tour guide, we said that you need to go to the gift store to check in.
    Don’t make a reservation if you want to use a purchased City pass attractions package.
    Mark_B, Oct 2021
    The church its self is very impressive. One of a kind! Iam glad we took the tour. BUT it you have any passes! [Go City/]. Don’t make a reservation. We had purchased a 10 attraction pass of New York. Most requiring reservations and using credit card to hold spot. Worked great. Show your pass upon enter and CC not charged..Not in this case. They refused to credit back our CC. So paid twice.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    We are happy you enjoyed the Cathedral.
    worst experience
    chuck_g, Sep 2021
    Tour was cancelled with out notification.Want my money back.Nobody from Viator showed up!Never schedule another event thru Viator again.
    Response from Host, Sep 2021
    This tour was operating on September 11 and many passenger came and checked in at the gift store as voucher instructions. We do not have a record that you ever went and checked in at the gift store. We check and you reported a tour guide was a no show. This is a self guided audio tour and the description is clear that there is no guide that will meet you. This is an active cathedral where mass is held daily and we only allow the official audio tour and it will not disturb our patrons.
    Disappointing
    Steve_B, Jun 2021
    Absolutely horrible & a complete waste of money!There was no actual tour. The people at the gift shop where we checked in had no information for us & did nothing but give us lanyard badges & said we could walk thru the church just like all the other people and that the tickets didn't give us any other added benefits. And the tour info desk inside the church was closed I guess to due Covid although we weren't informed of that. As it turned out we didn't take a "tour" & in no way needed to purchase tickets in the 1st place since there was no actual guided tour as we understood when we purchased the tickets. We didn't even need to have lanyard badges or more importantly we should have been told by your company that we didn't need to purchase tickets at all since we we able to walk thru the church like the hundreds of other tourists who went into the church to walk & look around. There were no other visitors who displayed lanyards other than my family of 7 & even the security officer at the church entrance told me there was no actual tour due to Covid & said we didn't need to have wasted our $ by purchasing the tickets since we could nothing more than the hundreds of tourists coming in & out. I should have been advised by your company at the time I purchased our tickets of the situation & that no tickets were actually needed for the 10-15 minutes we walked thru the church, As such we are extremely disappointed & feel very much cheated by your company & request a full refund from either you or the venue tour operators who took our money for no reason! We spent almost $2,000 on all of our tours with you & had also had one of the tour (911 Museum) closed without our knowledge when we got there which cause us to have to be on the phone with a representative from your company for almost an hour moving several of our remaining tours around to allow us to see the 911 Museum on a totally different day. That day was a disaster, waste of a trip on the subway, and a waste of one our vacation days altogether. My family was helping celebrating my wife & my 40th wedding anniversary in New York City so all in all we had a very horrible experience with your company & again expect no less than a total refund from you for the St. Patrick's Cathedral your which wasn't an actual tour & which we were deceived when buying our tickets. Steve Barba
    was so nice and informative, thanks
    MPOY_M, Jun 2021
    was a great experience about all information about the church,sure I will recommend to other persons and family.
    Magnifique cathédrale mais tarif trop cher
    DELPHINE_L, Oct 2023
    La cathédrale est magnifique et doit être visitée absolument mais le tarif proposé est très cher (pour obtenir l'audio guide) sachant que l'on peut visiter la cathédrale gratuitement (sauf la partie derrière le coeur). Du coup l'impression d'avoir payé pour les autres, dommage 😩
    experiencia muy...
    GISELA_A, Sep 2023
    experiencia muy satisfactoria, muy recomendable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! El audioguia te permite hacer una visita a tu aire.

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