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.