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Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour

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Spend Sunday morning in Harlem, the ethnically diverse borough of New York. You'll join a local church congregation and experience the soul-stirring power of gospel music on this special visit to one of New York City's most vital neighborhoods.
  • Explore Harlem by coach bus and on foot in this Sunday morning gospel tour
  • Go to a traditional Sunday gospel service—complete with a choir
  • Choose to upgrade and add a soul-food brunch to your day
  • Convenient meeting spot near Times Square
What to Expect
Meet for this Harlem tour near Times Square on Seventh Avenue. Once you greet your guide, hop aboard your comfortable coach bus and head north toward Harlem.
From the bus, pass important attractions, such as the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club, and the former home of Duke Ellington. When you arrive in the neighborhoods, your guide parks, so you can get out and walk around. Your guide fills you in on details about the history and culture of these Harlem neighborhoods.
Next, it’s off to enjoy a traditional Sunday gospel service, complete with a soulful choir. Afterward, if you’ve upgraded, a Sunday brunch at a local restaurant is on the agenda.
Your Harlem gospel tour ends back at the original starting point near Times Square.
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Reviewed 16 July 2019

Previously visited Harlem but this tour opened it up much more with extra information and explanation. Found church service disappointing - loud +++ , so much so that could not understand a word said or sung, which made it difficult to enter in. However, the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

Dear Wimmerfield, It's wonderful to hear that our tour content gave you much more insight into the history of the Harlem neighborhood; and that the live music brunch at the Cotton Club completed your experience. We will be sure to inform the church of your...More

Reviewed 16 June 2019 via mobile

It was really beautiful and so familiar. Excellent for the hole family. You can feel the spirit of Harlem. I love it

Date of experience: June 2019
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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2019

Dear Cristina Adrian, Thank you for taking the time to share these kind words about your experience on our Harlem Gospel Tour. We love your review! Sincerely, Erika Elisabeth vice president Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions Maven American Journeys

Reviewed 15 April 2019

A warm welcome, a genious guide Alvin who lifted the trip from start to end with great view of NYC and areas we visited. The Gospel in the Bronx ended as "icing on the cake" as we may have had big expectations. Not that WOW,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2019

Hello Stay49594, We hope this message finds you well. We know there are tons of activities to pick from in New York City and we are honored that you chose Our Harlem Gospel Tour. We will make sure to pass on your feedback to Alvin....More

Reviewed 22 March 2019

We really enjoyed this tour. We arrived early via Uber and were warmly welcomed at the door of the meeting place. The tour bus was a high end coach with comfortable seating and large windows. The tour guide started his tour as soon as we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2019

Dear JillmyersE, Thank you for your wonderful recommendation of our Harlem Gospel tour. Your kind words are so uplifting. We are honored that you chose to discover Harlem for the first time with Harlem Spirituals Gospel and Jazz tours. Sincerest regards, Erika Elisabeth Harlem Spirituals...More

Reviewed 12 March 2019

Visited on a very wet Sunday morning. A very informative tour particularly of the area north of Central Park, Harlem and the Bronx, our visit took in a Bronx church which included some very passionate and emotional gospel singing. What an experience! The best part...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2019

Dear Gwynshees, We hope this email finds you well. Thank you for sharing your experience on our Harlem Gospel tour this past Sunday. You made our day! We will be sure to pass along your lovely comments to Alvin. Sincerely, Erika Elisabeth Vice president Harlem...More

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Response from 392billym | Reviewed this property |
The tour starts at 9am and lasts until about 1pm, I found the tour around Harlem and west Central Park very interesting the church service its self I was disappointed in, I wanted to hear a good gospel choir but the church... More
4 December 2018|
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Response from 561junek | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how active you two year old is, it may or may not be an enjoyable experience, meaning the whole trip. If the child is very active I'd question whether everyone in yourfamily would have a good time as the is a... More
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