Product Code: TGA3
Adult: from $115
Child (Age 3-11) : from $89
Join us for an unforgettable tour of Harlem's historic sights and joyful Gospel sounds on a Wednesday morning! Learn about the rich history of this neighborhood and witness its ongoing renaissance. End your Harlem tour with the unique experience of a traditional soul food brunch!
Get on our Harlem tour and see some of Harlem's most famous landmarks including the legendary Apollo Theater, the Morris Jumel Mansion, Sylvan Terrace, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and more! Learn about the many achievements and history of Harlem's people and see the charming enclaves of Sugar Hill where famous musicians like Duke Ellington once lived, and Hamilton Heights and Striver's Row - nostalgic reminders of Harlem's Golden Age.
After the Harlem tour, The group will join the ARC Gospel choir for “Hour of Power” our mid-week service and concert. ARC stands for Addicts Rehabilitation Center, the oldest drug treatment center in New York State. This Gospel choir was formed to finance treatment for people in the the community struggling with addiction. With the current opioid crisis, the center is in the process of expanding its outreach. Experience the ARC choir’s powerful voices singing songs of praise in the traditional beautiful acapella style. The “Hour of Power” is sure to inspire and delight you.
Harlem Spirituals Inc. is deeply committed to the ARC organization. It sponsors charitable events and takes the choir on domestic and international concert tours where proceeds from ticket sales go back to the center. The ARC Gospel Choir has done several recordings, including the famous album “Jesus Walks with Me” in collaboration Kanye West.
End your Harlem tour with a tasty lunch at Sylvia's famous soul food restaurant.
Soul Food is traditional African American cuisine that originated in the rural Southern United States. The cuisine dates back to slavery as African Americans had to make due with whatever meager foods and ingredients were available to them. This evolved into a hearty and delicious comfort food styled cuisine. You will enjoy healthy portions of spicy BBQ ribs, fried fish and chicken, freshly baked corn bread, collard greens, black eye peas, okra, and macaroni and cheese.
After the brunch, guests will escorted back to our offices, located in the Times Square area. They can also choose to remain in Harlem to explore the neighborhood on return their own. Tip* 125th street offer some great shopping options.
If you are not available for a Harlem Tour on Wednesday, come and join us on our Harlem Gospel Tour with Brunch on SUNDAY!
A coach tour of areas of Harlem with a running commentary. Our excellent guide, Damien, kept us enthralled throughout. There is nothing better than a guide who is both knowledgable and enthusiastic for the subject and Damien was both of these. The tour was punctuated by a few stops, one of which was at a Gospel church service and this was all we had hoped it would be - wonderful! The whole morning was rounded of with (optional) brunch - at the Cotton Club no less - with yet more musical entertainment. Worth every penny and something I would recommend to anyone who has an interest in the history of Manhattan island and enjoys good gospel music
Dear Steve, Thank you for choosing Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions sightseeing tours. We truly value your feedback and thank you for posting it on trip advisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed our Harlem Gospel tour and will be sure pass along your wonderful message to our tour guide Damien. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome on some of our other neighborhood tours should return to New York City. Sincerely, Erika Elisabeth Vice President
I totally enjoyed my Harlem Spiritual tour. Our fantastic guide Ellen is a huge asset the company, she was patient, knowledgeable and friendly. The church was in The Bronx but we got to drive straight past the Yankee stadium, so that was a bonus. The before-hand tour of the older part of Harlem was very interesting too. The church service was nice, the locals friendly, it was less formal than what I was expecting. We didn't feel pressured to give an offering. The only part I enjoyed less was the stop on 125th street at the murals, but it was only a quick stop. A very enjoyable morning over all.
Dear Tan_7, We hope this message finds you well. We are glad you enjoyed your morning on our Harlem Gospel tour. We work with congregations that are based in the Bronx and I agree that seeing Yankee Stadium is definitely an added bonus! Ellen is a wonderful guide and we will be sure to share your comments with her. We truly appreciate your taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor. Warm regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice President
What a great little tour this is. A little bit of Harlem heritage including a trip to the Apollo theatre followed by an hour of the gospel singing. Truly worth it - singing is amazing regardless of your spiritual or religious bent. Tour guide was a little annoying but chilled out as the tour progressed. A must for every NYC tourist
Hi Di_Australia 1302 ! You've come a long way and we are honored that you have chosen Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions Sightseeing Tours. Seems like your guide was a bit nervous at the start then pulled it together to give you a proper tour. We're only human…and we thank you for your patience. It is especially nice to read your comment about connecting with the gospel experience regardless of one's religion. Your recommendation and PRAISE means a lot to us ! Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. Sincerely, Erika Elisabeth Vice president
Not knowing what to expect after having heard so many negatives of the area, we thoroughly enjoyed seeing the beautification and peace that was Harlem. I can't praise our guide Sheila more. She was so articulate and informative and went to great lengths to ensure all aboard the bus experienced her Burrough in he best possible way. Then the church experience, again something I'd seen on TV but to see first hand the preaching and worshipping ways was wonderful. A truly great experience, and a real highlight....thank you Shiela, I could've sat on the bus all day to listen to you speak...
Greetings from New York City Fred H! We realize that there are many sightseeing tour options and we thank for choosing Harlem Spirituals /New York Visions. We take great pride in the neighborhood tours that we offer throughout New York City so you cannot imagine how thrilled we are to hear from you. We have passed along your lovely comments to our tour guide Sheila. Thank you for taking the time to write about our Harlem Gospel tour on trip advisor. Sincerest regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice president
The tour was well organised w a knowledgeable guide (from Alabama). It was interesting to hear about the different groups of people who have shaped and built NYC. The tour on Wednesdays is for tourists because of demand and interest and I loved it all. The gospel singers at the modest Baptist Church are part of a drug rehabilitation program and this is part of their program. The people at the church engaged the whole audience very quickly in the singing with the final song Hallelujah. Yes they did pass round a basket for donations but I don't think people felt pressured to contribute. I was surprisingly moved by the experience. The singers were really great. Driving around Harlem was interesting and again made me appreciate my home.
Thank you RoXxy105 for sharing your review on TripAdvisor! We are glad you enjoyed our tour of Harlem and your visit at the Church. At Harlem Spirituals, we try to offer authentic, meaningful, and off-the-beaten path experiences to our guests and we are happy you felt moved by the A.R.C. choir. This is a truly unique experience. We hope to see you again next time you visit New York! -Karoll R.
What can I say?! I loved this tour - seeing the Apollo Theatre was really brilliant but the visit to the the Friendly Church in the Bronx was fabulous! Those voices! The musical director/conductor had the most incredible voice - such a great experience and such friendly people. And to those who say it's orchestrated for money, if you go to church there is always a collection so stop moaning - it's normal. I was really disappointed we couldn't stay to the end, although I noticed I was the only one who stood up and rocked. Their loss! If only I had something like that near me! Thank you so much to all concerned - you're amazing! X
Dear Judi M, What can we say? We absolutely loved your post! So many reviewers seem to be surprised by the collection at the church although we mention that they are not required to participate as donations are already made by Harlem Spirituals. This is a normal function of churches that use donations to fund programs like food pantries for thoseless fortunate. Needless to say we are so thrilled that you had such a great time on tour. Thank you for sharing your wonderful insight. Sincerest regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice President
Able to see and learn about Harlem - got off bus in a couple stops and final stop at White Rock Baptist Church who graciously opened their doors for us to be a part of their service. Amazing singing and praising God!
Dear Ms Jackson, We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed our Harlem Gospel Tour. We really appreciate your sharing this post on trip advisor. Best regards, Erika Elisabeth Harlem Spirituals /New York Visions
Excellent tour, really enjoyed it. Well worth doing the brunch also, that was a highlight, the soul food.
Une ballade en car dans Harlem avec un guide français très sympa, toutefois, les arrêts sont un peu courts. Le plus de la ballade, un gospel à l'église avec l'association ARC Gospel : un moment d'émotion formidable
Cher Antonio C, Nous sommes ravis de lire que notre Harlem gospel tour vous ait plu. Nos itinéraires ont été conçus pour permettre aux visiteurs d'avoir un aperçu global des quartiers que l'on visite dans l'espace d'une demi journée. Merci d'avoir partagé vos impressions sur notre tour sur le forum de Trip Advisor. Cordialement, Erika Elisabeth Vice-présidente
Une découverte de Harlem en français, un guide très sympathique. Très gentil accueil lors de la messe gospel photos autorisées. Une ambiance sympathique on a dansé, chanté et beaucoup d'émotions ressenties. A conseiller vivement
Chère Stéphanie P, C'est avec beaucoup de plaisir que nous recevons votre message. Nous vous remercions pour votre recommandation de notre Harlem Gospel tour. Harlem Spirituals / New York visions propose des expériences uniques pour les visiteurs à travers les divers quartiers de New York City. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter pour vos futurs projets de séjour à NY. Cordialement, Erika Elisabeth Vice-présidente
En choisissant ce prestataire, nous avons pu découvrir NYC de façon différente, confortable avec une guide francophone, sympa, dans un bus agréable et visiter des lieux emblématiques de ce quartier de NY. L'Appolo, participer à une messe gospel, apercevoir le yankee Stadium, visiter des endroits atypiques dans un environnement agréable.
Cher Vincent226, Nous vous remercions d'avoir partagé votre avis sur notre tour de Harlem avec messe Gospel sur trip advisor. Nos tours ont été conçus pour sortir hors des sentiers battus et vous faire découvrir le vrai New York. Nous sommes reconnaissants du faite que vous avez choisi les excursions d'Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions pour agrémenter votre séjour à New York. Cordialement, Erika Elisabeth Vice-présidente
deux tours magnifiques qui nous ont permis de découvrir une partie de NY et me donne l'envie d'y revenir Toute la famille a beaucoup aimé les anecdotes et explications d'HELEN et de SERGE
Bonjour Christine, Nous vous remercions d'avoir partagé votre avis sur nos excursions de Manhattan et Harlem avec messe Gospel sur trip advisor. Nous tacherons surtout de transmettre votre message à nos guides! Il existe une vaste sélection de produits touristiques à New York City et nous sommes reconnaissants du faite que vous avez choisi les tours d'Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions pour agrémenter votre séjour. Nous serons ravis de vous faire découvrir d'autre quartiers de New York si vous revenez. Bien à vous, Erika Elisabeth Vice-présidente
Un super tour avec un super guide. Nous nous attendions à avoir une simple visite d'une messe en gospel, et au final c'est tout un tour guidé avec un super guide auquel nous avons droit. Ce fut un des moments forts de notre voyage à New York
Bonjour Emmanuel, Merci pour votre message. Nous sommes honorés que notre Harlem Gospel tour fasse partie des temps forts de votre séjour à New York. Cordialement, Erika Elisabeth Vice-présidente
Bonjour nous avons visiter New York via Harlem Spirituals et je vous le dis franchement je vous le recommande, nous avons vu le Gospel, également fait la visite de New York en car et pleins d'autres choses et cela n'a été à aucun moment ennuyant mais au contraire on en voulait plus !!! Vraiment rien à dire sur eux de bon guide et de super explication et l'idéale ils parlent tous français donc cela est un peu plus facile pour ceux qui ne parlent pas anglais. Bon voyage et n'hésiter pas à les appeler pour avoir des informations.
Bonjour Jonathan, Un grand merci pour votre recommandation de nos services. Nous sommes ravis que vous avez sélectionné Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions pour découvrir New York City et nous vous remercions d' avoir partagé vos impressions sur nos excursions sur ce forum. Cordialement, Erika Elisabeth
Contraté ésta excursión que incluía además un recorrido por Harlem. Y no me arrepiento. Antes de entrar a la Iglesia pasamos por el Teatro Apollo y recorrimos algunos barrios del Harlem. Además de conocer la Morris- Jumel Mansión y un hermoso parque detrás, ése recorrido lo hicimos caminando y fue muy interesante. El coro me encantó, es muy estridente y entusiasta. El guía hablaba español e italiano, e hizo la excursión muy amena.
Dear Matiasav, Thank you for selecting Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions tours. We appreciate your kind words and are happy that you enjoyed our Harlem Gospel tour. Best wishes, Erika Elisabeth Vice president
Sorprendente por su hospitalidad, y por como viven la religión, asistir a una misa gospel en cualquiera de las diferentes iglesias de Harlem será una experiencia inolvidable.
Hicimos un tour por harlem, fantástico y sobre todo la guia, persona que va más allà del simple tour.
Girare per Harlem ti fa sentire parte di un sogno, di migliaia di film e telefilm, ti sentì parte di un mondo forse difficile ma di un fascino unico. Sono capitato in diverse chiese secondarie rispetto alla più nota, ma vi assicuro che ho sentito i brividi per tutta la messa e la partecipazione dei fedeli principalmente di colore... Suoni e movimenti che solo loro sanno fare e per questo impossibile da non vedere.
Dopo aver girato per circa due ore ad Harlem,( mi sentivo una comparsa in uno dei tanti film girati in questo magnifico posto)sono entrato in una chiesa,sedendomi tra gli ultimi banchi insieme ad altra gente. Una sensazione fantastica e piena di calore umano,cosa che nelle nostre chiese non avviene. Bellissimo ed emozionante
O bairro do Harlem é diferente do lado bem turista da cidade. ë um passeio diferente e que vale a pena. Os cultos religiosos são lindos, estilo gospel. Fiquei encantada.
Dear CFSouza, Thank you for sharing your impressions about our tour on TripAdvisor. We are very glad that you enjoyed discovering Harlem with us. It is a neighborhood that we love and we are happy to have had the chance to share our passion with you. We hope to see you again if you come back to New York so we can show you more of the City! Warm regards, Karoll R.