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Excellent tour would recommend it to anyone. Interesting parts of harlem I could not have seen on our own. The gospel was outstanding.
Absolutely fantastic morning spent in the company of Sheila E. Harlem was beautiful on this sunny September day and Sheila was very knowledgable. Learned lots about the history of Harlem. The gospel choir was fabulous, uplifting and good for the soul.
The morning tour and lunch were well organised and great. Some aspects of the Church visit struck me as 'tacky' but the music was really good.
This was our only guided tour in NYC. Tour guide was very friendly and grew up in Harlem so knew the area. In the bus you drive around different areas and you stop a few times to take brief walks. There are some very beautiful homes in Harlem. Ends with a one-hour visit to a church where you hear very brief "sermons" and listen to some amazing singers who are all recovering addicts. It was really an emotional experience if you like that kind of stuff. On the way back to the centre you got to pick where you wanted to be dropped off.
Was excellent, great to see people back on the road to recovery doing something that means something for themselves.
well done !!! the italo-american tour guide was absolutely perfect, we enjoyed it very much!!
Excellent guide who lived in Harlem and really knew the area. Her commentary was clear and concise and gave detailed background information on the people and history of Harlem. Church service was great and many members of the tour joined in the singing out front. We stayed for the meal which was very enjoyable. To top off the visit the return bus dropped us off near our hotel saving a long walk. Well worth the money!
Tony and Pat from Sydney, Australia
Tour started late, but tightened transport security was causing that problem city wide. Tour guide was informative and the service was just as we had hoped! Something to experience once in your life:-) Thanks!!
The tour was quite well organised, Harlem was very interesting but the Gospel Choir in the church was what I was looking forward to and they were great. I also had the Harlem meal after the tour and that was at a lovely restaurant and the food was excellent.
Interesting morning in Harlem supported by very friendly Italian speaker that gave us useful suggetions for the following days we spent in NYC. Recomended.
This is not the slickest Gospel choir you will ever see in New York but it is the genuine article and an enjoyable way to spend a morning. The guided tour on the way to the church was very well done.
The bus tour around Harlem was interesting. Got to hear about some history etc which set the scene very nicely. A couple of stops were made one of which was quite useless - outside a house which wanted to charge a further 5 entrance to go inside, but never actually opened the door to let us in! Much more interesting was the 'triple cent' 555 building which once used to house Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald apparently... Also a stop at The Cotton Club would have been great, as opposed to a drive-by. The highlight HAS to be the actual Gospel service. Amazing singing, amazing people, and an incredibly warm welcome. The 90 minute service was very enjoyable and at times, quite thought-provoking. We came out of their extremely enthused, and ready for the 'Soul Food' which sadly only a few of us had opted for. But not a problem, as there was more for the rest of us. You HAVE to go for the food option, which takes you to Slyvia's Restaurant in Harlem for some traditional fayre. Delicious! My only negative comment is that we were rushed out of the restuarant at the end, and had to gulp our desserts down, and leave the coffee which had just arrived because the bus was in a rush to get back. So the timing was a little off, but overall, if you're looking to get a Gospel experience, you'll definately enjoy this one!
The tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Excellent, would recommend it to all.
Definitely worth it, although I think we spent most of the time in the bus, but the guide was very good and the concert as well.
Linda Lowrey P
The guided tour was absolutely lovely, but the visit in the church and the following lunch could have been better.
this was a great tour although i was dissapointed that they ran out of cd's as i would have bought one for my 82 year old mother.
Quite a good tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Harlem. Do not need the tour if you just want to see the choir. You can just go to the church. Be prepared for the push for the sale of the choir's cd.
The Gospel is good a bit expensive my tour guide was wonderful