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NYC Harlem and Gospel Tour by Bus

New York, United States

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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.
  • Discover the culture and history of Harlem during a sightseeing bus tour
  • Check out Harlem institutions like the Apollo Theater and Sylvia's soul food restaurant
  • Visit the Malcolm X Mosque and discover graffiti celebrating African-American culture
  • Great introduction to the many attractions of Harlem
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Departure Point

324 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet up with your guide at a central departure point in the morning. You’ll spend the next several hours getting an in-depth look at the history, culture, and religious practices of New York’s Harlem neighborhood.

During the course of your visit, you’ll get the chance to attend a stirring Gospel religious mass at a church popular with locals. Complement your soul-stirring experience by checking out St. John the Divine, one of Harlem’s most famous neo gothic-style churches.

Continue the trip by visiting some of Harlem’s unique local businesses and cultural institutions. Visit the Apollo Theater, the performance venue where Michael Jackson got his first big break, and smell the good cooking wafting out of Sylvia’s, one of Harlem’s much-loved soul-food eateries. Finish your trip by checking out the Malcolm X Mosque and by viewing some of the area’s range of eye-catching graffiti celebrating African American culture.

End the trip at your original departure point.
Stop At:  
General Grant National Memorial
General Grant Memorial
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Apollo Theater
External of Apollo Theater.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Columbia University
External of Columbia University
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The New York Nightlife

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during NYC Harlem and Gospel Tour by Bus?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

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  • "Our reservation said 9-11 am but was actually 9-1:00 from pick up to return, check if time is an issue." See review


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Harlem in the rain.
, Dec 2019
We had a wonderful time. Our guide was well-informed and pleasant. It was raining a lot so some of the walking tour was skipped and instead we took the bus. Maybe that is why we missed out on seeing Malcolm X mosque, which we were really looking forward to seeing and hearing about. The Gospel service was amazing, and we were so happy that we got to participate in the singing.
NYC visit
, Oct 2019
Was expecting a choir, but enjoyed the church singers anyway. Our reservation said 9-11 am but was actually 9-1:00 from pick up to return, check if time is an issue.
, Jun 2019
The Harlem and Gospel tour was a complete disappointment. I was expecting a tour which will describe the strong ties as well as atmosphere and harsh reality that nourished the development of the Gospel music .Instead we were led through Colombia University,the riverside and general Grant mausoleum . Then came a short stop at the Apolo theater front and finally a stop at a church where a choir performed a Gospel show for us. The show did not feel genuine and we were truely disappointed as we expected to join a black community on its true Sunday services. The guidance was quite annoying as the assembled group consisted 3 languages speaking people : A large group of Italians who got their guidance in the bus by means of a loudspeaker and two smaller french and english speaking people who had to make big efforts to hear the guide. For us it was a lost day of a short first visit to NYC. We have later found out that the company that organized this tour is Italian and it looks like a cynical approach to complete the empty spots of an Italian group By different languages speaking people for economical reasons rather than for the quality and adequate reward that this people deserve .
, Jun 2019
Well worth doing,and the stops on the way were also excellent (Columbia University,Riverside Church & General Grant Memorial).
Very professional guide. Gospel chorus...
, Aug 2018
Very professional guide. Gospel chorus was AMAZING!!!
Visite Harlem & messe Gospel
, Nov 2019
Il s'agissait de mon 3ème séjour à New York, avec chaque fois visite de Harlem & messe Gospel. Cette fois-ci, j'étais accompagné de me fille & de ma petite fille. Si la visite de Harlem était plus complète que les fois précédentes, nous avons été très déçus de la messe Gospel que je qualifierais d'attrape-touristes : présence quasi-exclusive de touristes, absence de tenues "Gospel", photos autorisées & ainsi de suite. Nous nous attendions à tout autre chose, notamment en voyant la photo de présentation.
Non potevo perdermi uno dei pezzi...
, Feb 2018
Non potevo perdermi uno dei pezzi forti di NY. Questo è il tour che tutti devono fare perché harlem è un quartiere che molti snobbano ma che rappresenta la vera anima newyorkese. Bellissimo il tour, organizzato bene ... e che dire del Gospel? Un sogno, come nei film che abbiamo sempre visto. Esperienza da ripetere
Fantastic experience.... un tour...
, Feb 2018
Fantastic experience.... un tour mozzafiato alla scoperta della vera NY. Harlem e la magia del gospel sono cose imperdibili di NY

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