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Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour

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New York, United States

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

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.
  • Explore Harlem on the day of the week when it’s most alive—Sunday
  • Watch a Sunday morning gospel service with a choir
  • A guide knows the best ways around to see more in less time
  • Upgrade to enjoy a soul food brunch at a local-favorite restaurant
Harlem has an incredibly rich musical history and played an instrumental role in the evolution of jazz, blues, and gospel. Begin your tour in Times Square, where you meet your guide and board a comfortable coach for the drive north to Harlem.

Pass iconic music venues like the Apollo Theater and the Cotton Club, plus other cultural landmarks including the former home of Duke Ellington and the stately residences of Sugar Hill and Hamilton Heights. Disembark to explore parts of the neighborhood by foot. Along the way, your guide shares pieces of Harlem’s history as an important enclave for African American writers, artists, and musicians throughout the decades.

Make your way to a local church and join the congregation for a traditional Sunday morning service. Listen to a rousing sermon and admire the soulful vocals of a live gospel choir.

If you selected the brunch option during booking, you are also treated to Sunday brunch at a local Harlem restaurant. Savor southern-inspired soul food including fried chicken and spicy ribs, served with sides like buttery cornbread, collard greens, and macaroni and cheese.

At the end of your tour, return back to the departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Apollo Theater
The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Morris-Jumel Mansion
Manhattan's oldest house, somewhat of an aberration in the modern neighborhood of Washington Heights, served as a command post for George Washington.
Pass By:  
Strivers' Row
W. 138th and W. 139th Sts. between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Frederick Douglass Blvds., Harlem, New York City, NY
Pass By:  
Cotton Club
World famous nightclub and restaurant
Pass By:  
Sylvan Terrace
Aquaint and unexpected cobblestone street of 19th century wooden rowhouses.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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Bad Experience
Cruiser405847
, Jan 2020
First we experienced a rude guide. When we got to the church in the Bronx, not Harlem, there were no place to seat. Nothing like the picture, no choir with gowns, nothing like advertised. Too expensive for what they provide..bad experience!!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for your message. We are really surprised by your feedback following this particular tour. Our entire group was seated comfortably at the church. Can you please give us more specifics on your experience with your guide? kindly reach out to us at info@harlemspirituals.com
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Gospel. Tour
NorthStar37948574704
, Nov 2019
Brilliant time way over are expectations would do this tour again thank you again so much will recommend to all our friends
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear NorthStar37948574704, Thank you for your kind words. We are incredibly thrilled to read that our Harlem Gospel tour exceeded your expectations. Thank you for the excellent vote and recommendation of our tour program. Warm regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice president Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions
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Harlem Gospel Tour
Marie_LaureV403
, Nov 2019
I booked a french Harlem Gospel Tour excursion via Viator for October 2019. I had done this excursion about 15 years ago with another company. We had a french guide named Michele. She was my concern for this evaluation. Michele, even though se seemed nice and willing to share, was very unclear, messy and disrespectful. She was talking about 5 différents subjects at the same time, not finishing on explaination. Really hard to follow and understand. While showing a building or a part of Harlem, she hardly said where to look (right or left), often finished her explaination with a … oh, too late, we've passed already. Even when I loudly ask to know where to look,she hardly changed her way to present the tour. She choose who she wanted to speak to, and did not treat everyone the same way. Every time we could leave the bus, we had no explanation about when to come back, where would the bus be. We almost missed the bus once because of that. Also during the Gospel, we saw some people leaving the Church without knowing we were concerned too. I was a lot of stress for me and my daughter and because of Michele and the way she lloked after the group, we could not really enjoy the tour.
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Sunday morning service
NorthStar37948574704
, Nov 2019
The best Sunday morning ever thank you for the service I hope I will be able to come back and visit you for the whole day love to you all GOD BLESS
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Church on Sunday
janmareebaxter
, Oct 2019
What a fantastic way to spend Sunday morning. It was a big tour 57 on our bus, it was also bilingual English and Italian. Our guide Anthony, was great managing both effortlessly. His knowledge and stories about New York were great, showing us different parts of Harlem before heading to the church. The "hour of power"was lovely, great singing, all of the soloist were outstanding and we were welcomed with open arms and hearts. Very enjoyable!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello, Thank you for your fantastic feedback on our Sunday Harlem Gospel tour. We are so happy that you enjoyed the content of the tour and the tour guide's presentation. regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice president
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Amazing Grace tour
natalkat2018
, Sep 2019
The tour was amazing. It was well organized and our guide, Damien, was knowledgeable, patient and appeared to enjoy his job. He had great interaction with the group. He is definitely an A+ guide. The church congregation was friendly and welcoming, and the choir was outstanding. The luncheon after the service at the iconic Cotton Club was only rivalled by the music trio and the guest singer. We learned about the history or Harlem and the surrounding districts. We highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Natalkat, Thank you for posting such an amazing review of our Harlem Gospel tour. We really appreciate your recommendation and A+ grade on Damien, who is really passionate and dedicated to his work. Sincerest regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice President Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions
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A Great Tour!
vikingliner
, Sep 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Sheila was very knowledgeable, I learned a lot about Harlem. The visit to the church service was a wonderful experience, very emotional. Lunch at the Cotton Club was very nice...plenty of fried chicken & some good entertainment. I will definitely go back to explore Harlem & I would recommend this tour.
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Par Excellence
Navigator553437
, Aug 2019
Very excellent tour...not to missed...our tour guide Alvin was the best, brunch at the Cotton Club was scrumptious.
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Cotton Club
pennyannte
, Aug 2019
Spiritual experience in the church The Apollo and the Cotton Club were spiritual in their own right! Excellent brunch and tour
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A dream cone true
susivonsoler
, Jun 2019
I just love the tour, Antony is a box of information, after years visiting New York, I can finally have the opportunity to enjoy a religious service in Harlem and don't feel myself like a tourist. we visit the Apollo, and some secretes treasures.

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