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New York Hip-Hop Tour

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Overview

Hip-hop music began in New York City, and there's no better way to explore this iconic music genre than this insider’s tour led by one of rap's Grandmasters. This exclusive experience takes you on an interactive musical journey through Manhattan, Harlem, and the Bronx to uncover the origins and evolution of hip-hop and rap music.
  • Explore midtown Manhattan, Harlem, and the Bronx through the lens of hip-hop
  • Gain insight into the origins of the music from your Grandmaster guide
  • Discover the sites of historic battles and music video locations
  • See the Graffiti Wall of Fame and the Apollo Theater in Harlem
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4-hour guided tour (3 hours on Saturdays May-November)
Transport by luxury coach
Live entertainment
Celebrity guide
Autographs
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Souvenirs
Gratuities

Departure Point

109 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022, USA

Return Details

1235 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA
Board the comfortable coach and get ready to be schooled (and entertained) by this four-hour tour that focuses on the origins and history of hip-hop, a genre of music that began in New York City.

With your Grandmaster guide, trace the history and influences of the genre, from the early pioneers such as Grandmaster Caz and DJ Red Alert to the Sugarhill Gang, Public Enemy, and Jay-Z.

Visit rap-related sites such as the Graffiti Wall of Fame, the legendary Apollo Theater, Rucker Park and much more. Stop into a soul food restaurant for lunch (at own expense), and partake in the 'Show Your Skills' segment of the tour to get dressed up in bling.

This tour is essential for hip-hop enthusiasts and those who love them. Fun for the whole family!
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hush Hip Hop Tours
The original Hip-Hop sightseeing experience
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Harlem
Neighborhood covering the north section of Manhattan Island.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Apollo Theater
The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bronx
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour operates rain or shine
  • Lunch is not included but available for purchase. Vendors accept cash only so please plan accordingly
  • Saturday tours do NOT include a lunch stop
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • During the months of January through March reconfirmation is required due to uncertainty of New York City's weather conditions.
  • OPERATED BY Hush Tours, Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during New York Hip-Hop Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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A fun few hours.
spascoe28
, Feb 2020
If you know your hip hop then you’ll enjoy this tour. Grandmaster Caz is a great guide, enthusiastic and lots of great stories to tell. You’ll see lots of parts of New York you probably wouldn’t see otherwise.
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The best tour ever!
dirk30
, Jan 2020
Never did a tour like that! Grandmaster CAZ was amazing and we so much fun! You must do that tour!!!
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Awesome Tour
rtilos
, Aug 2019
Highly recommend this tour! Guides were legit, one a current rapper and the other was a pioneer. Both were enthusiastic and genuinely loved telling the hip hop story. Starting off to pay tribute to a few no longer with us like Aaliyah and Biggie to partying on the bus listening to NY's finest. Every aspect of hip hop covered.
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Hip-Hop history
Fabiola E
, Apr 2019
Awesome opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the music I love, hip hop. Seeing the sights of its Genesis was awe inspiring. Graffiti, breakdancing, emceeing and DJing all in unison was definitely something to behold. Having it curated by one of the greatest MCS who ever lived, Grandmaster Caz, made it that much more special. Highly recommended, and it was great for kids as well.
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Fun, upbeat, informative, tour
FrequentFlier58884
, Mar 2019
Took my 20 year old son on this tour. We both loved the tour. The guides were Hip Hop artists themselves, which made the tour all the more special. Don't miss this tour. We plan on taking their Brooklyn tour on our next visit.
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History and places
julainea123
, Dec 2018
Was fun and unusual Grand master Caz is the real deal probably the worst thing is that he never stops telling you about himself You get to go to Harlem and the Bronx and learn the history of hip hop as well as get some good soul food.The cafe at the meeting point at the start is good, well worth eating there first - except for the coffee but hey that’s America
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I've been all around the world...and this was the BEST
AmberACECleveland
, Aug 2018
True, I may be completely biased by my background as a Hip Hop promoter/manager/educator. But this was one of the BEST tours I have ever been on. Grandmaster Caz is what sold me to take this tour, and he was completely worth every penny. The points are interesting, the tour is highly engaging and for a true Hip Hop head it was like traveling to a time and space the exists with each of us. I also brought along my 69 year old mother, and she said the tour was so interesting and informative. I will warn you there is a lot of getting gone and off the bus, and the bathroom break doesn't come into nearly the end of the 4 hours (so plan accordingly). But the bus was really comfortable. I don't know what else I can say to convince you to take this tour...but everyone should do it (btw, it seems really family friendly as on our tour there were kids to folks my mother's age).
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It was not as fun as I thought it...
Luke M
, Apr 2018
It was not as fun as I thought it would be. First off the bus was not a luxury coach as it states on the description of the tour. It was a small bus that did have cloth seats but in no way a luxury coach. There were equipment problems with the microphone and the TV. It was definitely not worth the money. I was really disappointed as were my 2 kids. The tour guide did a good job but he talked about himself and his career too much. I also thought that he was too old school. I think they need someone a little younger that could relate better to the younger generation on the bus. My 2 teenagers didn't know half of the people he spoke about. The best part was going to the NY museum and seeing the break dancer perform, he was very engaging in the group and alot of fun. Unfortunately this is not something I would do again or recommend to anyone. Way overpriced for what we got.
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If you love Hip Hop, then this is...
Mikey
, Apr 2018
If you love Hip Hop, then this is the tour for you! Right in the heart of Hip Hop NYC! Loved it!
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Brilliant tour! Entertaining and...
Andrea M
, Dec 2017
Brilliant tour! Entertaining and informative. Great host!. Highly recommend it... ..
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