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Loved every second!!!! Particularly loved our guide Peggy and the Cotton Club, magic night:)
This was the most fun evening we spent in New York. The guide was a delight, very knowledgeable and efficient in making things run smoothly. Harlem is fascinating, I hope they don't ruin it by gentrifying too much. We could have heard more jazz, one set wasn't enough. Next time we will do the gospel tour.
An amazing way to see Harlem and try some soul food!! Fabulous trip if you like blues you will love this
My wife and I enjoyed this tour. The food at Sylvia's was good and our tour guide gave us a lot of historical info throughout the tour. After dinner, we enjoyed listening to jazz at the Cotton Club. Highly recommend!
What a great experience! The bus tour, food and music bar were all very enjoyable.
This was a great night and Peggy our guide was excellent. The music at the Cotton Club was so good and the star performer was the up and coming Solomon Hicks. Getting dropped of at the hotel afterwards was a bonus.
Loved this tour! Peggy was our guide and she was funny and so informative. Anyone visiting NYC should do this tour - it combines some fascinating history on Harlem and jazz, delicious mouth watering soul food, amazing music, singing and entertainment. I would do this tour again and recommend it to anyone. You don't need to frequent jazz clubs or have any jazz records to get 100% enjoyment out of this evening.
This was really fun. Dinner was very generous and good. Seeing the sites of Harlem was very enlightening and informative. Also, the Cotton Club was a surprise. I was expecting "heavy" jazz, but was delighted that it was a softer, more bluesy show. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
TOO CLASSY BY HALF !
HUGELY wanted to do this as well as the Gospel Tour, but was unable to do so.
I am a cancer patient recently out of hospital, and simply tried to do too much .
They tried very hard to accommodate me - and the they REFUNDED MY MONEY !
Note that they were under no obligation to do so - I did not have travel insurance.
Having been burned far too often by fly-by-nite tour operators, I have only one thing to say : HOW CLASSY !
Still determined to return to the Big Apple and do this.
Incredible fun and great entertainment. Took my 30 year old son on the tour and we all had such a great time.
This tour was one of the highlights of our stay in NYC! Our tour guide Ulrich and driver Marco were entertaining, informative and so accommodating! The experience itself was truly memorable, from the taste of home-style cooking at Sylvia’s to the delights of the Cotton Club and all it had to offer (souls singers, big band, tap artists, dancing girls and a fabulous old school decor - amazing) We had so much fun! A massive thank you to all involved!!
This trip was brill. It's the first time I have been to a typical New York Jazz Club. The food beforehand at Sylvia's was superb and the venue for the jazz night, Red Rooster, was everything you can expect from a night venue. My only criticism is the artiste ' a jazz harpist'. Yes, a female playing a harp!! Her band consisting of a bass, drums and saxaphone were just as expected and were great. It was not what I expected tho which spoilt it but it was still an excellent trip and would certainly recommend it, especially to a 'jazz novice'
Loved this. The dinner was superb at Sybil. Our host was very good. We really enjoyed the cotton club for its big band. Tap dancers and singers. A great night.
This was a fascinating trip. forget about your preconceptions of Harlem and enjoy the truth about this interesting place. Enjoy the wonderful food at Sylvia's and then relax to excellent jazz with good company. The guide on this tour was excellent.
Good fun. Good food. Enjoyed the music and the dancing. Well done Viator.
A fun night although the band at the Cotton Club looked disinterested. Peggy was great, the food at Sylvia's was great, and we enjoyed watching the dancers.
An amazing night. Dinner at Sylvia's was great and the music at The Cotton Club was lovely although was a little conservative for our jazz expectations.
Very nice trip- would have never gone there w/o a tour. Guide was very informative and it was small group. Chicken was great at Sylvia's and the jazz club was fun. We actually got off the bus at the Apollo and was able to walk in.
This is a tour you should not miss. The tour of Harlem was very interesting, the Guide very well informed, full of personality and throughout the whole evening made sure we were all well looked after. We dined at Sylvia's Soul Food Restaurant, lovely friendly atmosphere, the food was great and so much of it! The Jazz Club, Showmans, was a real old fashioned Club, quite small but lots of atmoshphere. (possibly the tiniest toilets I have ever visited). We had two complimentary champagne cocktails which were great, then enjoyed a fab selection of reasonably priced cocktails from the menu. The music was excellent, the band were clearly loving every minute of it, we also enjoyed an impromptu performance from an elderly gentleman which was wonderful. At the end of a really enjoyable evening our Driver (Carlos I think) dropped us back at our hotel to save us getting a taxi from the pick up point, and kept us entertained with a hilarious 'guided tour' of his own... we laughed till we cried. What a great end to a fabulous evening. Will repeat this tour again on our next visit. Thank You.
WE HAD THE TIME OF OUR LIVE (ME AND MY SON 15) PEGGY THE GUIDE IS ENORMOUS SHE INFORMED US IN A FUNNY WAY A LOT OF INTERESTING THINGS.
RESTAURANT WAS PERFECT AND WE LAUGHED A LOT ALL TOGETHER.
JAZZ AND COCKTAILS WERE ALSO DELICIOUS. IN ONE WORD GREAT!!!
PETRA and DENZEL
A great evening in New Yoork. The tour was very special - the tour guide was just perfect and the jazz and food delightful.
Tour guide Peggy was a wealth of information. The dining at Sylvia's was fun and the musical performances at the Cotton Club were fantastic. Worth very penny!
This tour was fantastic. Sylvias for dinner and genuine soul food was out of this world and to then go on to the Cotton Club and experience the hospitality, entertainment and atmosphere via a night tour around Harlem was a must do and enjoyed tremendously by all of us. Peggy was devine.