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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.
  • 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
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.


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, Dec 2018

Wow, what a day. Mega mega thanks to the congregation of the Greater Highway Deliverance Temple in Harlem New York for welcoming us into their church. This is how everybody should be in church, what a celebration of God and Jesus. A must for everyone. Very kind and passionate people. The singing,dancing and the sermon, very inspirational. Thanks again.

, Dec 2018

A great tour. Very interesting. A lot of history. The church service was amazing (just think 'Blue Brothers'). We had a soul-food brunch afterwards at the Cotton Club. The food was not cordon-bleu, but very tasty, and the entertainment was brilliant. Please note that these tours are in several languages, so you will have to listen to the tour in 2 languages.

, Nov 2018

Did not know what to expect. Pleasantly surprised. Perfect day weather wise the church we went to was so welcoming. It was so great to witness how another faith celebrates their religion. Our guide was very informative about the various sites and history attached to the area. Worth the ticket!!

, Aug 2018

We had a great time. excellent tour, also around Harlem and the Bronx.
The guide was great too.
Highlight was of course in the church. great musicians and singers.

I highly recommend this tour.

, Jun 2018

Loved it

, Mar 2018

I was disappointed: Our guide was unwell and although we hopped off the coach to take pics 10 Mins St. Patrick's, Apollo etc I would not decribe the experience as a walking tour. Tour returned half hour earlier than expected. Service was good but it was a pity that another guide could not have been found.

, Feb 2018

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

, Jan 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...

, Jan 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!

, Jan 2018

The tour was okay but I think I would not book it again. We only ride the bus to the Gospel Church with a really really short stop at the Apollo Theatre. There was NO walking tour of residential sections as told!
Also I expected a Gospel Choir but I think that was my fault. At the gospel church of course were gospel singers but the instruments have been so loud that the charme of the gospel singers got lost - but I think I had a wrong imagination

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