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In the heart of Harlem, the Apollo Theater is one of the world’s most famous live music venues. Some of the biggest musical names have played the Apollo, including Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Godfather of Soul James Brown. Hear popular jazz, blues, and R&B artists or catch performances by up-and-comers at its long-running amateur night.

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Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour

Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour

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Harlem is one of New York City’s most culturally rich neighborhoods. Don’t miss out on its beauty just because you don’t know where to go on your own. This Harlem Sunday morning gospel tour, complete with a gospel choir service, takes care of the details for you. See the Apollo Theater and Cotton Club, and explore parts of this neighborhood. Upgrade to include a soul food brunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

Boroughs of NYC: Harlem, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn & Coney Island
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Boroughs of NYC: Harlem, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn & Coney Island

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Take a break from Manhattan’s major tourist zones on a day trip through Harlem, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Coney Island. Avoid the hassle of planning logistics, and enjoy the views as your guide navigates the way through neighborhoods often missed by visitors. Going with a guide also ensures you spot hidden landmarks and leave with an insider’s understanding of New York’s outer boroughs.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour
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Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

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Harlem’s contributions to hip-hop are unmatched, and on this guided walking tour led by a hip-hop historian, you can check out important landmarks like the Apollo Theater, the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Lenox Lounge, and historic Harlem jazz clubs. See popular locations for hip-hop music videos and hear exclusive stories. Admission to the Museum of the City of New York is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.99
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Harlem Civil Rights Multimedia Walking Tour

Harlem Civil Rights Multimedia Walking Tour

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Step back in time, and learn about a key period in Harlem’s history, when you embark on this walking tour of the neighborhood. Meet your guide, a longtime Harlem resident, and set off. You’ll be following in the footsteps of former neighborhood residents like Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and will learn all about Harlem’s role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. Your guide will also share videos, photos, and other multimedia pieces of history as you explore.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Ferry, or Night Tour

NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Ferry, or Night Tour

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Explore New York City at your own pace—without getting footsore or navigating public transportation—by choosing a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much of the city as possible, this flexible tour lets you choose between 1-, 2-, or 3-day tickets, all of which take you to the top NYC attractions and landmarks.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

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Experience the lights of New York City at sunset on this twilight cruise along the Hudson River and into New York Harbor. Book your ticket in advance online to spare any fuss on the night, and set sail to enjoy the illuminated landmarks while learning about the city from a guide’s informative commentary. A great way to end a day of sightseeing or kick off a night on the town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.00
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

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See New York City at your feet with admission to the One World Observatory, a 3-story destination on top of the western hemisphere’s tallest building. Ride to the 102nd floor and watch the virtual city skyline transform across centuries of history. Learn about the construction of the skyscraper, which has sweeping views across the city, enjoying New York from a whole new perspective.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.37
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$41.37

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.10
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$44.10

SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

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Pack highlights of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods—SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown—all into one day with this walking tour. In SoHo, visit the Cast Iron Historic District and learn about 19th-century architecture. In Little Italy, see mob sites and hear about John Gotti, an American mobster. In Chinatown, soak up the sights, smells, and sounds of the neighborhood.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you get boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Visit the grounds of Liberty Island and go inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream. For the comprehensive 4 hour option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the Express 2 hour option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the Essential 30 minute tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour

Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour

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Discover the vibrant history and musical legacy of Harlem on this exclusive insider’s gospel tour. Stroll past beautiful brownstones while learning about Harlem’s famous former residents and take part in an uplifting Wednesday morning service featuring the talented ARC gospel choir, which supports drug addiction recovery programs within the community. Upgrade to include lunch at Sylvia’s, a local eatery renowned for serving up some of the best soul food in New York.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Private Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

Private Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

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Delve into the musical legacy of Harlem with an exclusive insider’s jazz tour plus a live show at one of the neighborhood’s iconic venues. See Harlem landmarks like the Apollo Theater and Savoy Ballroom, and savor a preshow meal of soul food at Sylvia’s restaurant. After dinner, head to one of Harlem’s hottest nightspots for a live show featuring a 1920s swing ensemble or a modern rhythm and blues or jazz act.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$627.00
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$627.00
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Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour

Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour

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New York City’s Harlem neighborhood is a must-see area of the city. Pack in a walking tour, gospel service, and brunch all into one day and save time planning individual activities. Walk through the heart of the Mount Morris Historic District; see the storied historic theater; and then attend a local gospel service to clap and sing along to classic Harlem melodies. Finish your tour with brunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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NYC Bus Tour of Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens: Contrasts, Color and Character
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NYC Bus Tour of Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens: Contrasts, Color and Character

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Explore four of NYC’s boroughs from the comfort of your bus with an entertaining, expert guide. See the city’s two baseball stadiums, home to the Yankees and the Mets. Learn about Harlem’s African-American history at the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame. Contrast the evocative graffiti murals of the Bronx with Brooklyn's colorful street art. Be immersed in NYC’s largest Chinatown in downtown Flushing, Queens. Travel back in time to the World’s Fairs of 1939 and 1964 and marvel at the surviving Unisphere. Discover the culture and traditions of Brooklyn’s Hasidic Jewish community. Enjoy waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Harlem Renaissance Multimedia Walking Tour

Harlem Renaissance Multimedia Walking Tour

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Step back in time, and follow in the footsteps of some of Harlem’s most celebrated former residents, when you embark on a small-group walking tour. As you explore, you’ll learn all about the Harlem Renaissance: the explosive period of artistic and intellectual development that forever changed the neighborhood. Listen to music from the 1920s as you go, and hear stories about figures the likes of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Langston Hughes. You’ll also visit key neighborhood sights, including the Apollo Theater.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Harlem Gospel Multimedia Walking Tour

Harlem Gospel Multimedia Walking Tour

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New York City's Harlem neighborhood is booming with history, but if you’re exploring on your own, you might miss out on some key details of the area. This Harlem gospel multimedia walking tour takes you to a gospel-accompanied church service and shows you around Harlem with a guide who’s lived in the neighborhood their whole life. Plus, you’ll start with a light breakfast and watch a video before you set out.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Central Harlem African-American Culture Walking Tour

Central Harlem African-American Culture Walking Tour

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Harlem has long been an important center of African-American culture and history, as well as the heart of New York's Jazz scene. On this walking tour, dive into Harlem's rich heritage as you explore the area with a local guide. Admire the district's elegant brownstones, visit a local market in Little Senegal, and see landmarks such as Apollo Theater, Speaker’s Corner, and Hotel Theresa.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Harlem Walking Tour: Mount Morris Park Historic District w/ Lunch

Harlem Walking Tour: Mount Morris Park Historic District w/ Lunch

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Explore Harlem’s most vibrant neighborhoods with this insider's walking tour of 125th street and the Mount Morris Historic District. Follow your guide through Harlem’s elegant architecture as you learn the story of the intellectuals and artists that ignited the Harlem Renaissance. See ‘Doctor’s Row,’ where preserved brownstone homes evoke New York City’s gilded age, hear the echoes of groundbreaking performances at the Apollo Theater, then finish your tour with lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.68
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Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour

Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour

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Explore Harlem on foot as you absorb the history of its music, legendary entertainers, and the heyday of the Apollo Theater on a 3-hour walking tour. In addition to discovering the neighborhood and its history, you'll get a chance to stand on the same stage as musical geniuses such as James Brown and Ella Fitzgerald, and go backstage for a mock 'Amateur Night at the Apollo' performance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.34
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New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Uptown

New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Uptown

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Explore the best of Uptown New York City on this narrated, hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit many of Upper Manhattan’s top attractions and locations — like the historic neighborhood of Harlem, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Columbia University and the Apollo Theater, just to name a few. Select the day pass, then board at any of the stops and get to know the sights and sounds of Uptown Manhattan in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor.
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  • 2 hours
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Harlem Gospel Sunday Tour

Harlem Gospel Sunday Tour

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Experience the rich cultural legacy of Harlem and the soul-stilling rhythms of gospel on an immersive Sunday morning tour. Travel through the northern Manhattan neighborhood with a guide while learning about the history of the area and its landmarks like the Apollo Theater, Sugar Hill and Columbia University. Then, join a local Baptist congregation for a Sunday service featuring the exuberant vocals of a live gospel choir. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$650.00
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NYC Harlem and Gospel Tour by Bus

NYC Harlem and Gospel Tour by Bus

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Get an in-depth look at the thriving culture of Harlem during this 4-hour sightseeing excursion including the chance to attend a Gospel mass at a local church. Learn about Harlem’s religious side by attending a Gospel mass and touring the famous St. John the Divine church. You’ll also explore Harlem landmarks like the Apollo Theater, Sylvia’s restaurant, and much more.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Harlem Tour in New York with Local Expert Guide

Private Harlem Tour in New York with Local Expert Guide

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Discover Harlem's top attractions during a walking tour. Known as a hub for African-American arts since the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the iconic neighborhood is home to the legendary Apollo Theater, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Studio Museum of Harlem, Sylvia's Soul Food restaurant, and architectural masterpieces such as Striver's Row, Shepard Hall at the City College of New York, and the Hamilton Grange National Memorial.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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Should I book Apollo Theater tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Apollo Theater can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Apollo Theater 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Apollo Theater costs USD 17.58. Guided Apollo Theater tours start around USD 17.58 per person.
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