Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour - New York City

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    690 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Pay a visit to Harlem, the ethnically diverse borough of New York, on a Wednesday-morning guided tour. On your tour through one of New york city's most vital neighborhoods, you'll hear stories from Harlem's fascinating history and see its famous sights.


  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly

Know More about this tour

Once New York's most fashionable neighborhood, Harlem is home to the elegant enclave of Sugar Hill, a lovely area where famous musicians like Duke Ellington once lived. You'll drive along Strivers Row and Sylvan Terrace, see the legendary Apollo Theater and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

The beautiful acapella sounds of the ARC Gospel choir during our mid-week hour of power are sure to inspire and delight you. Hear their powerful voices singing songs of praise and share their experience. ARC stands for Addicts Rehabilitation Center, the oldest drug-free treatment program center in New York State. This Gospel choir was formed to finance treatment for the people in the community in order to help them recover from drug addictions.


Gospel service

Stop at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Walking tour of residential sections of Harlem

Entry/Admission - Harlem Spirituals



Food and drinks (unless lunch option is selected)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for child aged 4 and under

Church services may be held in the Bronx, however the tour will still cover the Harlem itinerary

Shorts and tank tops are not allowed to be worn on this tour. Harlem Spirituals Inc. reserves the right to refuse clients improperly dressed and will not refund the service

What is "Soul Food"

Soul Food is traditional African American cuisine that originated in the South in the United States. Today it has become a highly sought after cuisine. It consists of spicy ribs, collard greens, fried fish and chicken, freshly cooked corn bread, and a few side dishes like black eye peas, okra, or macaroni and cheese to mention a few.

Do the tours include walking?

Guests are invited to take walks through the neighborhoods visited. The average walk is about 15 minutes.

Are the tours wheelchair friendly?

With advance notice, wheelchair bound customers with some mobility can be accommodated in the front rows of the tour bus with their wheelchairs folded away in the luggage compartment. It is mandatory that someone accompany customers with special needs to assist them onto the coach.

For passengers with no mobility or a non foldable wheelchairs we recommend giving at least 3 weeks notice so that we can secure a coach with a wheelchair lift.

Wheelchair lifts are 49" X 28" and can carry a maximum weight limit of 700lbs. We kindly ask that you submit the dimensions and model of the chair as our lift may not be able to accommodate scooters and other large sized electric chairs. A maximum of one person in a wheelchair can be accommodated per bus.

Private tours are available with accessible ramp transportation.

Many of the churches that we visit have steps. In order to accommodate their wheelchair bound congregation members churches use portable mobility ramps.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Sep-2019

    Our guide-Peggy Taylor was amazing. She had outstanding knowledge and history of the area. That combined with her personal involvement with Harlem made this a memorable tour. Our bus driver-Michael-was excellent also.

  • 09-Sep-2019

    I would recommend this tour to anybody wanting an informed view of Harlem and its history. Great experience!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Enjoyable, loved the choir. food was very good. As is the problem with most tours you had to find your own way.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The guide was great, he taught us all about Harlem. The church service, it is more like for sight seeing visitors service, that was not as good as I expected. I wouldn't recommend this to my friends.

  • 01-Feb-2018

    Tour guide was great. But we were there on the Wednesday after new year and I don’t think they had the whole singing group there. They didn’t do what the guide said they were going to do at the end. It al ended rather suddenly. A bit disappointing.

  • 31-Jan-2018

    Interesting tour. Enjoyable but being translated so many times was annoying. Otherwise the tour guide was very helpful.

  • 09-Dec-2017

    Fabulous, fabulous, didn't like the food at Silvia's though, blood in the chicken , could not eat it,

  • 29-Nov-2017

    A good experience but I felt it was a bit orchestrated and therefore didn't feel real to me. The choir was very good. I also went to the lunch but as I was the only English speaker in the group at my lunch table because several coach loads had been combined for the lunch I felt quite unwelcome which was uncomfortable.

  • 21-May-2017

    Only giving 4 stars for gospel tour as I found actual tour uninteresting could have been unenthusiastic guide ,as the Gospel singing was brilliant and worth the trip

  • 20-May-2017

    What a fun and learning tour. Tour Harlem and seeing the change in that part of Manhatten. The Gospel singers are amazing, you learn music, cultural differences and how people overcome adversity. I took the optional Sylvia's restaurant and glad I did. The food was fabulous...it was like eating at my Southern Grandmother's home! Great down home cooking. Highly recommend this tour.

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