4.5 star rating: Recommended 103 Reviews

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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Wonderful, weould definitely recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

An amazing way to see Harlem and try some soul food!! Fabulous trip if you like blues you will love this

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

What a great experience! The bus tour, food and music bar were all very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014


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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Incredible fun and great entertainment. Took my 30 year old son on the tour and we all had such a great time.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

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!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

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'

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

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.

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