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Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour

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Visitors of New York City shouldn’t miss Harlem’s Sunday morning gospel culture. However, if you’re not from the area, chances are you don’t know where to go to get the full experience. This guided tour takes you in a comfortable coach bus through Harlem to see top attractions, such as the Apollo Theater, and then lets you get out to stroll the neighborhoods. Plus, go to a traditional Sunday gospel service.
You'll start at
690 8th Ave
690 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USABetween 43 and 44th streets on 8th avenue
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    Apollo Theater
    Stop: 20 minutes -
    The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.
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You'll end at
690 8th Ave
690 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USABetween 43 and 44th streets on 8th avenue
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  • Explore Harlem by coach bus and on foot in this Sunday morning gospel tour
  • Go to a traditional Sunday gospel service—complete with a choir
  • Choose to upgrade and add a soul-food brunch to your day
  • Convenient meeting spot near Times Square
What to Expect
Meet for this Harlem tour near Times Square Once you greet your guide, hop aboard your comfortable coach bus and head north toward Harlem. From the bus, pass important attractions, such as the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club, and the former home of Duke Ellington. When you arrive in the neighborhoods, your guide parks, so you can get out and walk around. Your guide fills you in on details about the history and culture of these Harlem neighborhoods. Next, it’s off to enjoy a traditional Sunday gospel service, complete with a soulful choir. Afterward, if you’ve upgraded, a Sunday brunch at a local restaurant is on the agenda. Your Harlem gospel tour ends back at the original starting point near Times Square.
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Important Information
Departure Point
690 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Harlem tour
  • Walking tour of residential sections
  • Gospel service
  • Gratuities
  • Meals (unless brunch option is selected)
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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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Harlem Spirituals
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Mary Mac o
Gospel and Brunch- I believe!
This was amazing. The church service at The Greater Highway Deliverance Church was outstanding. The energy,
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Fascinating Insight to the real NYC
This was a great way to see the real Harlem and an authentic Harlem Church Service. The tour leaves from just
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Tony B
Authentic Experience
Alvin is a warm, enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide and focuses on African American luminaries and their
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Ellie Vee
Complete waste of money and time and itinerary not followed as promised.
This tour is a complete waste of money and time! We stopped for way too log at some memorial. No explanation. Just
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I gave 1 star because you cannot leave none this was horrible
This was $175 a PERSON ( $350 a couple) , and we were told that we would be taken by a bus from the meeting place
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Robbyna S
Auckland, New Zealand
Shouting not singing and way too loud
The bus tour to Harlem with Anthony's guiding and excellent information was very well received. He knew a lot and
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olivia l
Brisbane, Australia
Interesting tour
We enjoyed the tour and Anthony, our guide gave us enough information about Harlem to keep us interested
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Gospel tour NYC
Wonderful experience. The choir and the church members could not have been more gracious and welcome. Each member
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Comox, Canada
It was uplifting.
I highly recommend this tour we loved it. The staff we bought our tickets from were so friendly and happy to
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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