Pay a visit to Harlem, the ethnically diverse borough of New York, on a Wednesday-morning guided tour. On your tour through one of New York City's most vital neighborhoods, you'll hear stories from Harlem's fascinating history and see its famous sights.
- Four-hour Wednesday-morning guided tour of Harlem
- Stop at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
- Walking tour of residential sections
- ARC gospel choir
- Additional soul food lunch (if option selected)
- Entertaining and informative guide
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What You Can Expect
Once New York's most fashionable neighborhood, Harlem is home to the elegant enclave of Sugar Hill, a lovely area where famous musicians like Duke Ellington once lived. You'll drive along Strivers Row and Sylvan Terrace, see the legendary Apollo Theater and stop at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
You'll then hear the beautiful a cappella voices of the ARC gospel choir as they sing songs of praise and share their experiences. ARC stands for Addicts Rehabilitation Center, the oldest drug-free treatment program center in New York State. The ARC gospel choir was formed to help finance drug-recovery treatments for people in the community.
You also have the option of enjoying a deliciously authentic soul food lunch at the end of the tour.
Absolutely fabulous tour - I would highly recommend it along with the 'soul food' lunch option!!
This tour was amazing!
Brilliant - couldn't be better!
This was a great day--we loved every moment of it. It was great to get out of"downtown' and into an ara with real people. It was great to see the work being done by people like Magic Johnson to put pride into the community. The church service and choir were uplifting and we felt privileged to be a part of it. Lunch at Sylvias's was fabulous and a must-do at the end of the trip.
The Harlem Gospel Tour was excellent. The vibe inspiring, buzzing and lots of fun. I really appreciated the fact that the purpose of the choir was for drug rehabilitation and that the members were voluntary. It was truly an uplifting experience and the soul food at Sylivia's was definitely worth the extra money. I even bought her Soul food cookbook! Thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
It was fantastic. Informative, interesting and inspiring. Thanks so much for a great time.
Excellent guide and tour.
my tour was all that i expected and more the tour guide was the most knowledgeable guide that I have every had on a tour, the tour itself was great, didn't see all of the stuff that was advertised but the tour i would recommend to anyone,
This tour was amazing our guide (Glenn) was so knowledgeable as he grew up in Harlem and we walked around the neighbourhood and then attended a service. The Service was amazing and they included you all of us in it. It was fantastic, such amazing voices, we left on a high and enjoyed the lunch at Sivlia's for some soul fold. Would highly recommend.
I paid for the lunch option as well. It was expensive but the waiters were happy to bring more food if you wanted it. The singing was excellent. Hard to imagine that they are not professional singers. This gospel tour is different to the Sunday one. The session is specifically for tourists whereas the Sunday one is an actual Sunday service. I have been to both. My preference was the Sunday tour but this one was worth doing too.