• Location: New York, New York
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 65.00 View price calendar

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Discover New York City’s gospel heritage on this spirited tour of Harlem, complete with a Sunday morning gospel choir service. See musical landmarks like the Apollo Theater and Cotton Club on a coach tour, and explore parts of this vibrant neighborhood on foot. Visit a local congregation to take part in a traditional Sunday gospel service featuring the soulful stylings of the choir. Upgrade to include a hearty soul food brunch at a favorite local restaurant.

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

What You Can Expect

Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour

The Apollo Theater, Harlem

Harlem has an incredibly rich musical history and played an instrumental role in the evolution of jazz, blues, and gospel. Begin your tour in Times Square, where you’ll meet your guide and board a comfortable coach for the drive north to Harlem.

Pass iconic music venues like the Apollo Theater and the Cotton Club, plus other cultural landmarks including the former home of Duke Ellington and the stately residences of Sugar Hill and Hamilton Heights. Disembark to explore parts of the neighborhood by foot. Along the way, your guide will share pieces of Harlem’s history as an important enclave for African American writers, artists, and musicians throughout the decades.

Make your way to a local church and join the congregation for a traditional Sunday morning service. Listen to a rousing sermon and admire the soulful vocals of a live gospel choir.

If you selected the brunch option during booking, you’ll also be treated to Sunday brunch at a local Harlem restaurant. Savor southern-inspired soul food including fried chicken and spicy ribs, served with sides like buttery cornbread, collard greens, and macaroni and cheese.

At the end of your tour, you’ll be returned back to the departure point near Times Square in the afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Bernadette M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Loved it

Raymond W United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Did this some time ago but still have great memories. A must to sample the real New York.

DIEU THANH TRUC D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

inoubliable tour avec guide française, fumeuse comme un pompier mais avec pleins d'anecdotes racontées. echanger le voucher avant la date du tour. point de rencontre, transport impeccables....surtout qu'il faisait -8...

Mirella R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Loved the church we went to and our guide was really nice and told us all kind of stuff about Harlem and New York. Loved the experience!

Janelle N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent tour. The walking tour was interesting and the church service inspiring! Thoroughly recommend.

Jeralyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The singing and the service was not very professional, but the sincerity of the people made up for it. Totally enjoyed the service and being with such beautiful people that were so sincere in their faith.

Alan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Well prepared, informational history lesson of Harlem, plus an inspirational church visit. We loved it!

Carol P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour - I thought it was just a church service but was pleasantly surprised to get an informative funny quirky tour of New York and an incredible 1 hour spectacular- the pastor , the congregation and the choir was straight out of “COMING TO AMERICA “ - you have got to see it to believe it.

kbertrand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was very interesting and the church service was very enjoyable and a lot of fun! Tour guide and driver let us get off the bus at Yankee Stadium on our way back which was very kind and saved us making another trip out. We had a lovely time on this tour!

ekaterina.latella

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I really enjoyed the tour. The Gospel Service was very warm, energetic and welcoming! A very special experience. The guides from Harlem Spirituals were very knowledgeable. The also helped me to catch a taxi after the tour, as I wanted to see the Brooklyn bridge afterwards and still catch my flight on the same day. Many thanks!

E.Latella

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