St. Patrick's Cathedral

Cathedrals and Commerce Walking Tour

A walk through the neighborhood where spirituality and economics have stood side by side for over 150 years


One Day Only!
April 19, 2008, in conjunction with the visit of Pope Benedict XVI


Advance purchase highly recommended.
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$19 for adults, $12 for children (2-12)

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Tour Details
When the Catholics first arrived in New York City in 1808 they began plans to build a great cathedral - St. Patrick's - out in the middle of nowhere. It was a large patch of unused farmland on what would become 5th Avenue.
In the wake of St. Pat's came other churches, then mansions and then upscale stores. John D. Rockefeller specifically chose his location due to its proximity to St. Pat's, so the church helped to make the neighborhood what it is today.
On this walking tour conducted in honor of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to New York City you'll visit the sites and hear the interesting stories told about the churches, luxury hotels, stores and offices that populate that famous 10 block stretch of 5th Avenue. Although we may not be able to tour the inside of St. Patrick's Cathedral, you will see this amazing landmark and learn about its place in New York City history.
Some of the sites visited on this tour may include:

  • Rockefeller Center
  • Saks 5th Avenue
  • American Girl Place
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Aristotle Onassis Office Building
  • Cartier Mansion
  • Gucci, Versace, Prada
  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church
  • NBA Store
  • World of Disney
  • 5th Avenue Presbyterian Church
  • University Club
  • Metropolitan Club
  • Vanderbilt Mansion
  • Henri Bendel
  • St. Regis Hotel
  • Trump Tower
  • Tiffany
  • Bergdorf Goodman
  • FAO Schwarz
  • Apple Store
  • CBS Studios
  • Pulitzer Fountain
  • Plaza Hotel
  • Central Park South
  • Ritz Carlton Hotel
  • Pierre Hotel
  • Astor Mansion

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Tour Schedule
The Cathedrals and Commerce Walking Tour will be conducted on Saturday, April 19 at 2pm.
The tour will last approximately 3 hours

The tour departs from 51st and Broadway in front of Cosi's Restaurant. All tours end in Lower Manhattan. Tours operate rain or shiBook This Tourne.

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The tour operates rain or shine. The order and exact itinerary is dependant upon weather conditions and other factors and may change. No refunds are issued for no-shows. Tour guide gratuity is not included.
New York City Vacation Packages is not responsible for delays, non-operation of tour or accessibility to sites mentioned in the itinerary. Itinerary may be altered if required due to weather, traffic, and/or any other condition beyond the control of NYCVP, the tour guides and/or vendors. Tours may be cancelled in advance due to insufficient participation. NYCVP is not responsible for anyone unable to keep up with a normal and reasonable walking tour pace, or anyone getting lost. Liability is expressly limited to th
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