248 reviews of Harlem Sunday-Morning Gospel Tour
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Reviewed by Jasmin B, October 2011
This was, without a doubt.. one of the BEST things, if not THE best thing, i have ever experienced in my life. Wether you are religous, or not, or even slightly interested in gospel.. this will just blow your mind, i was mesmerized!!! Cant wait to go back to the states, i will be spending more time in Harlem, it was just awesome. Everyone must experience this, its a great moment.
Reviewed by Llewelyn P, October 2011
Excellent experience. A real surprise to have lunch and a show at the Cotton Club
Reviewed by Tan, October 2011
Our tour guide was so knowledgable, this was a perfect way to start the day. He filled us up with so much information and history on the bus and then we arrived at the church. This is a total other world for me, it was inspirational to actually be able to be apart of this, thoroughly recommended.
Reviewed by Barbara M, October 2011
The tour was great and since the tour guide was a native New Yorker he was able to answer absolutely all questions. We went to a local church service so it was totally authentic versus a contrived staging of a Sunday morning service. The congregation was sincerely happy to have us as guests. We were pleased to see the option of taking the tour in another language (e.g., French, Spanish, German). It meant that we did not spend time on the English tour having everything translated into another language. The only minor challenge was when we arrived at the Harlem Spirtual office - there was no line-up so everyone was blocking the entrance and it was quite chaotic trying to pick up the tickets. The organizers might consider monitoring the line and having a more 'civilized' process.
Reviewed by JANICE S, Australia, October 2011
This was better than expected not only including the Church Service but a very comprehensive tour of Harlem. The church was packed with regulars and the tourists just mixed in, singing, chanting and really being a part of the congregation's regular Sunday Service. My only complaint was the organising company did not tell the guide I had booked the Soul Food Brunch so I missed that which was VERY disappointing. The tour office were quite rude when I went back to enquire about missing out on the meal. Don't miss this though even that didn't really spoil the day.
Reviewed by Mireille H, Canada, October 2011
sadly, the night before this tour, i got food poisoning and could not get up to go!!! BUT i heard it was lots of fun!!!
Reviewed by Paul M, October 2011
A great insight into another culture and to see what Harlem is really like after the injection of cash to improve it.
Reviewed by Karen Marie S, August 2011
Roger, our guide was a brilliant guide, giving us all the background info on Harlem. Loved the gospel-service, and enjoyed the brunch at the Cotton Club even more. An allround good experience that I will recommend to others.
Reviewed by Arnold V, August 2011
This was a really good tour. The guide was a well informed native of Harlem. The lunch at the Cotton Club was fantastic. The food was excellent and the gospel band that played during that time was great as well.
Reviewed by FREDERICK H, August 2011
we were very happy, the guide was grat, enjoyed it so much
Reviewed by Sarah-Isabelle M, August 2011
So much fun! I love gospel music and loved how we could join in.
Also loved the performances the church put on for us as well.
Reviewed by Tony Y S, June 2011
Great tour with a sensational guide Ellen. Fantasic Church that welcomed our group with open arms. Harlem and New York tour while travelling was alse excellent. A moving and enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend to all NY tourists
Reviewed by sally anne d, June 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip....the tour guide was fantastic, really informative and the gospel church that we visited was such a beautiful experience. Totally worth the trip.
Reviewed by Robert J, USA, May 2011
I've lived in New York City for 35 years and learned things on this tour I never knew about Harlem. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by jacnik, May 2011
Fantastic experience-just like in the films- but very uplifting!! Def recommend. Guide was brill.