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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Spend Sunday morning in Harlem, the ethnically diverse borough of New York. You'll join a local church congregation and experience the soul-stirring power of gospel music on this special visit to one of New York City's most vital neighborhoods.

Highlights

  • Guided morning sightseeing tour of Harlem
  • Gospel service with choir
  • Walking tour of residential sections
  • Famous Apollo Theater and Cotton Club
  • Soul food brunch (if option selected)
  • Entertaining and informative guide

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What You Can Expect

Harlem Sunday-Morning Gospel Tour

The Apollo Theater, Harlem

During your visit to legendary Harlem, you'll learn about the area's early days as a rural Dutch community. You'll hear how Harlem became home for African American writers and artists at the turn of the 20th century. You'll also learn of the suburb's troubled past during the 1960s and 70s, and of today's community brimming with pride and reveling in its new renaissance.

Harlem has an amazing story to tell at every turn! On your tour of the neighborhood you will see famous sights and landmarks such as City College, Morning Side Heights, the Morris Jumel Mansion, Sylvan terrace, Strivers Row, the Abyssinian Baptist church, Duke Ellington's home on St. Nicholas Avenue, famed 125th Street, Harlem USA, the Cotton Club, and the Apollo Theater. You'll visit the charming residential enclaves of Sugar Hill and Hamilton Heights with their elegant apartment buildings.

If you choose the gospel tour with brunch, you'll enjoy a soul food brunch at one of Harlem's local restaurants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is "Soul Food"?

A: Soul Food is traditional African American cuisine that originated in the South in the United States. Today it has become a highly sought after cuisine. It consists of spicy ribs, collard greens, fried fish and chicken, freshly cooked corn bread, and a few side dishes like black eye peas, okra, or macaroni and cheese to mention a few.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Wonderful food great experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Loved this tour. It was amazing. Harlem was not anything like I expected but the church and gospel service were wonderful. Loved the atmosphere and welcome from the congregation. An experience I will always remember. Shame was we were called out of the church and back on the bus much too quickly. Would have liked to stay longer.

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