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.
- 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
Recent Photos of this Tour
GospelPhoto by: Marcel DNetherlands, 04 2008
EntertainmentPhoto by: Janet O01 2013
Singing Oh Happy DaysPhoto by: Inge B06 2012
P1140620Photo by: Susan HUnited Kingdom, 09 2010
P1140624Photo by: Susan HUnited Kingdom, 09 2010
Harlem Sunday-Morning Gospel ...Photo by: Beverley PUnited Kingdom, 04 2010
South Bronx ChapelPhoto by: Ana SPortugal, 07 2009
HarlemPhoto by: Marcel DNetherlands, 04 2008
GuidePhoto by: Marcel DNetherlands, 04 2008
Cotton ClubPhoto by: Marcel DNetherlands, 04 2008
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.
Reviewed by LORNA M, April 2013
Absolutely fantastic; and actually so much more to the tour than just the gospel choir. Tour guide Sheila was fantastic. I took this tour on recommendation and if anthing it surpassed my expectations.
Reviewed by Els D, April 2013
This tour really captured the essence of what's Harlem about! Very kind people in the church and we were happy that we booked the nice 'Soul Food' lunch in the Cotton Club as well!