Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Food and Wine, City
Kid Friendly: Yes. BUT, it really depends on the kid. I love sharing the city with children, but the question is, will your children love taking the tour?! Sweets and treats might keep them interested but the rest of the tour perhaps not so much... I leave it to your discretion, though I'd probably recommend that they be the intellectually curious and patient type! : )
Wheelchairs are welcome but TAXIS rather than the subway would be the necessary means of transportation and please note that this will likely shorten our sightseeing time together. Also, only 4 people are permitted in a yellow taxi so more than 3 people in your group would require a second taxi.
Maximum travelers: 7
English (fluent), Italian (advanced)
A private tour of NYC's most sacred places of the culinary and prayerful variety!
We'll begin the day at a classic Hungarian pastry shop for a sweet little treat before entering the world's largest Gothic Cathedral right across the street, St John the Divine! Expect to experience a "Grand Canyon" moment as the sheer size & beauty of this mammoth Cathedral take your breath away.
Next we'll hit the subway and make our way to Midtown where we'll indulge our palates in the Big Apple's lunch scene. I'll make the recommendations, you make the choice!
Then two more architectural gems will welcome us off the busy streets and into a different world right in the heart of 5th Ave. St Thomas's Church and St. Patrick's Cathedral will illuminate us with their own take on midtown spirituality.
Finally, a cupcake is in order at the famous Magnolia bakery! We will EAT, we will PRAY (figuratively speaking), and we will LOVE NYC on this tour!
Eat: Pastry & Coffee
Pray: St. John the Divine Cathedral
Love: Subway ride!
Eat: Early Lunch!
Pray: St Patrick's Cathedral & St. Thomas Church
** Please note: This tour has no relation to the book & movie of similar name, other than a similar name. . .
** Please also note: The word pray is being used in a. . . figurative kind of way : ) You need not pray on this tour, though men must take their baseball caps off!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel or any other Manhattan location
End location: The same location where we began our tour, OR in the Rockefeller Center, Times Square area, your choice : )
Duration: 5 hours
Pastry, coffee, cupcake, tips, St. John the Divine donation, and 5 hours of enthusiastic commentary!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 dollars - Lunch, transportation, optional Church donations
lunch, subway, optional Church donations