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Harlem Gospel Tour Wednesday

Product Code: TG3

Adult: from $65

Child (Age 3-11) : from $49


Join us for an unforgettable bus tour of Harlem's historic sights with a knowledgeable tour guide. Experience Harlem's joyous Gospel sounds, brought to you by the incredible ARC Gospel choir! With its lively cultural tapestry and rich history, Harlem has a fascinating story to tell at every turn.

Star Highlights

  • Take a guided bus tour of historic Harlem with a live tour guide
  • See famous landmarks such as the Apollo Theater and the Cotton Club
  • Attend one hour of powerful Gospel music with the ARC choir

More Details

This tour is identical in content to our Sunday Gospel Tours.
We offer the Wednesday Gospel Tour for those who are unable to join us on Sunday. This particular version (*) however is very close to our hearts and visitors will find this experience quite moving.

Our Harlem tour will take you past some of Harlem's most famous landmarks - nostalgic reminders of Harlem's Golden Age. Our guided bus tour will take you through Harlem's charming tree-lined streets and historic districts in the safety of a comfortable motor coach and introduce you to one of New York’s most picturesque and notable neighborhoods.

After the Harlem tour, The group will join the ARC Gospel choir for the “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.

Calendar Schedule

  • Tour runs every Wednesday.
  • Tours in all languages: departure at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tour duration: about 4 hours.
  • Tour duration may vary depending on the length of the church service.
  • Departure point: 690 Eighth Avenue.
  • Return point: Times Square area.
  • Please come and exchange your voucher 24 hours before the tour* at our boutique and be at departure point at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • *If you can't come to our office 24 hours in advance, you can also exhange get your tickets the morning of the tour.

Info Information

  • Tour available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese based on the number of participants for each language.
  • Tours can be run in two languages.
  • Child fare is for children between the ages of 3 and 11.
  • Out of respect for congregants, we ask you not to wear shorts, tank tops and flip flops.
  • Cameras and camrecorders are not allowed inside the church.
  • For wheelchair accessibility, please contact us at least 1 month in advance.
  • Tour price does not include meals and beverages, optional gratuities, or hotel pick-up and drop-off.
Ratings based on 62 Verified Reviews
by Cristina P.
from Ryde , Australia

Posted 2019-09-28

We’re international visitors who had previously visited New York and on this visit, we wanted to experience New York beyond the regular tourist attractions. The Harlem Gospel Tour gave us this opportunity with a great insight into Harlem. We couldn’t do the Sunday tour (we were keen to experience the church service) so the Wednesday tour was a great alternative. Our guide was a wealth of information. We had a great morning exploring the neighbourhood, learning about its history and enjoying the music by the ARC Gospel Choir. Thank you to all the Harlem Spirituals staff who made this an unforgettable experience for us. I’d highly recommend this tour – it’s a ‘must do’ when visiting New York City!

by denise v.
from bologna , Italy

Posted 2019-09-25

Our guide tour was wonderful. I would be happy may have a copy of the many interesting things she told us. Why do not you create a section on your site?

by Francisco D.
from RESTON , United States
Harlem Gospel Tour Wednesday
Posted 2019-09-18

The Gospel show was very good and the guide was excellent We enjoyed it very much

by Joanne H.
from Sheffield , United States
Sharing the Gospel in Harlem
Posted 2019-09-04

Absolutely amazing tour. Loved learning all about Harlem's history especially as we were staying there. The ARC choir was truly moving and we loved joining in at the end.

by Pascale V.

Posted 2019-08-28

by Alessandra B.
from New York , United States

Posted 2019-06-27

by Marguerite B.
from GRADIGNAN , France
Belle visite de Harlem
Posted 2019-06-12

Belle visite de Harlem, bonne organisation et moment émouvant lors du Gospel.

by Cécile J.
from Claye souilly , France

Posted 2019-05-12

Je recommande cette formule. Nous avons pu découvrir le quartier d'Harlem dans de bonnes conditions. Notre guide était très intéressant et sympathique. Dès notre départ en bus à l'agence, il nous a expliqué l'histoire de chaque quartier que nous traversions pour atteindre Harlem. Excellente formule. Le Gospel était correct mais déception au niveau de la sono qui n'était pas de qualité. Néanmoins l'ambiance était présente. L'église superbe.

by Ribas Merino A.
from L'Hospitalet de Llobregat , Spain
Tour per Harlem molt recomanable!
Posted 2019-05-05

Tour molt interessant per Harlem, de mig matí que inclou concert Gospel que val molt la pena! Nosaltres vam agafar el del dimecres i ens va agradar molt. El guia Ulrich molt bo i professional. Moltes gràcies!

by Rune S.
from Hamar , Norway
A nice day out
Posted 2019-04-14

First of all the gospel was a great experience. I am not religious but I can appreciate how gospel music is powerful and rewarding in many ways to anyone religious or not. Some of the voices were really good. Would have loved to stay longer and sit down with them listening to their stories after. Not as a part of the tour, it could have ended there. As to the tour of Harlem it was OK. Some good stops and facts but not so much to remember after. Not interested in personal views on different topics or where guide lives and what she pays. Facts and stories from the area is more interesting. Same with food and culture, tips on what to experience and where to go for these things too. Also did not really get the pictures being sent through the bus. I was there to experience Harlem outside of the bus. Not to look at old pictures. The tour guide said she knew Luther King jr and was babysitter for their oldest kid. That would be a great starting point of some stories about him and how things were back then. However she moved on to something else. I left the bus just after the gospel as I didn’t get the feeling I would miss anything on the way back. Would rather walk around a bit myself before heading to the Bronx. All in all a nice day out though and I have no problem recommending others to go. At least for the gospel anyways.

by Craig N.
from Drummoyne , Australia
A truly moving experience
Posted 2019-03-22

A friend of mine recommended this tour and I was wowed with the gospel service. No preaching, no sermons, no discussion about the evils of man or being a sinner. This was a service that simply spoke to joy, love, community and the blessings that the Lord has bestowed on each of us. The singing was sublime and moving. The sound and meaning resonated and echoed within your body. I am not religious at all but this was exceptional and I wonder if this is what most churches have failed to see. A simple message of hope will attract people back to the church. I highly recommend this tour.

by Simon B.
from Kenilworth , United Kingdom
Posted 2019-02-20

What a great experience, highly recommended

by Rolf H.
from Oberwil , Switzerland
Harlem at its besz
Posted 2019-01-02

Our familiy really enjoyed the Harlem Tour. Our tourguide Glenn made a great job with interesting facts and sories about Harlem and the mass at the church with the beautiful Gospel music war just amazing.

by Sonja E.
from Frechen , Germany

Posted 2018-11-16

by Joyce B.
from Courtland , United States

Posted 2018-11-14

by Joan W.
from Baton Rouge , United States

Posted 2018-10-25

It was a good tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, and the bus was comfortable and clean. I would recommend this tour to others, and I'd consider booking other tours with Harlem Spirituals.

by Sophie D.
from Villeneuve saint georges , France

Posted 2018-09-12

by Edi B.
from ny , United States

Posted 2018-08-29

by Richard B.
from Willetton , Australia
Posted 2018-08-15

Was great to hear the Lord praised with strong voices. Also great to learn that the people in the choir are in recovery.

by Peggy S.
from West FARGO , United States
Posted 2018-06-27

Anthony was a fantastic tour guide. We highly recommend his tour. We only wish it would have been our first day in NYC rather than the last day since we learned so much.

 Guests say it best

Thank you Harlem Spirituals! You made of our stay in New York one of our best travel experiences.

by Thomas W. from The Netherlands

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