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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 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 43 Verified Reviews
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.

by Gonzalez M.
from San Fernando , Argentina
Amazing experience
Posted 2018-06-06

The voices are incredible, they just open their mouses and the sound that comes out is amazing!! Althought the performance was great I made a mistake booking the tour for a Wensday because I went previously on Sunday to other church and it was better with all the people singing and enjoying the celebration

by JEAN C.
from Valeille , France

Posted 2018-05-16

Une merveilleuse expérience avec un guide extrêmement sympathique et une culture exceptionnelle. Une très belle découverte et des grands frissons lors du gospel. Je recommande à 100% !

by Janelle N
from USA

Posted 2018-01-01

Excellent tour. The walking tour was interesting and the church service inspiring! Thoroughly recommend.

by Ann G. Kalmthout
from USA
A must when visiting NY!
Posted 2017-06-30

Even though I'm not a religious person, I really got swept away during that amazing Gospel service. It's a true celebration of faith and hope, something I hadn't experienced before...our guide was equally amazing!

by Partegaga
from USA

Posted 2017-09-28

My group loved the Harlem Spiritual Tour we did in New York City. Everything was first class....the office staff, the tour guide, the coach and the church! When an unforseen traffic problem occurred, the guide and driver handled it very professionally by finding another church for us to visit. A great experience!

by Roar B.
from USA

Posted 2017-10-24

We received the best service when were unfortunate to book wrong date for our tour. We were told to sit in line for possible openings on the buses and luckily there were. The guide on the bus was a god singer and storyteller. The gospel concert was amazing and the soul food was ok. We had lunch with a nice man from the office who we had interesting talks with and could ask questions about NY and more. We were very grateful and glad we got this experience :)

by Izete S @Tripadvisor
from Joao Pessoa , Brasil
Posted 2014-05-15

O Harlem é um bairro muito interessante de Nova York. As missas são estilo gospel e são interessantes e imperdíveis.

Dear Izete, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it means a lot to us to read that you enjoyed your tour. Gospel music is indeed very moving! If you come back to New York, there is much more that we'd like to show you about Harlem, and New York City in general! Best, Mathilde

by Marlene W

Posted 2016-07-01

Fabulous time, better than expected. Duane was our leader and he was just delightful. Also, BTW one of my friends knew someone who went on a different Gospel tour, and they spent 4 hours in the church.... This tour with Duane was perfect, we toured around Harlem and NYC and then had a fabulous ONE hour at the church. The church members made everyone feel so welcome, I am thinking of becoming a Baptist!

by José S @Tripadvisor
from Joao Pessoa , Brasil
Um passeio diferente
Posted 2013-10-15

Adorei conhecer um bairro muito lindo e limpo. O passeio vale a pena e inclui a ida em uma igreja batista onde há um culto ou ensaio em que tem um coral maravilhoso cantando música Gospel. O passeio sai às quartas e domingos. Tem coleta de oferta em dinheiro para a igreja para quem desejar. Também vendem o CD do coral. Achei bastante emocionente

by CFSouza @Tripadvisor
Muito bon
Posted 2014-05-13

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.

by José S @Tripadvisor
from Joao Pessoa , Brasil
Posted 2014-05-15

O bairro Harlem é diferente da parte mais turística da ilha de manhattan, mas é muito legal. As igrejas apresentam cultos estilo gospel, muito interessantes.

Thank you for your review José! We are happy to read that you liked Harlem, and that you discovered more of the Big Apple with us. We hope to see you again! Mathilde

by giovanbattista z @Tripadvisor
from Roma , Italia
Il fascino del gospel vero
Posted 2013-07-01

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.

by kikakri @Tripadvisor
from Grosseto , Italia
La guida que fa la differenza
Posted 2014-06-09

Siamo un po' contrari ai tour organizzati ma io e il mio fidanzato abbiamo deciso di acquistarne uno per visitare Harlem e partecipare a una messa gospel. La nostra guida, Antony, ci ha portato con il pullman attraverso il quartiere di Harlem e alle porte del Bronx dove si trovata la "nostra" chiesa. La messa è stata molto interessante e siamo stati accolti con il cuore ma ciò che più mi ha conquistata sono state le illustrazioni, i racconti e i suggerimenti che ci ha dato Antony, che è poi rimasto a disposizione di noi turisti anche alla fine del tour per eventuali info sulla città. Nel complesso, considerato che non abbiamo pranzato ma semplicemente preso parte al tour e alla messa che dovrebbe essere gratuita, forse il prezzo di 59 dollari a persona lo trovo un po' esoso, ma ne è valsa la pena per il giro in pullman accompagnato dalla esperta guida di Antony! Nel complesso consigliato!

Dear kikakri, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad that you liked your tour and we will forward your kind words to Antony. At Harlem Spirituals, we thrive to provide great service and an amazing cultural experience, off the beaten path. Next time that you are in the city, we would love to show you other places that we are sure that you'll love - and as usual, with one of our excellent italian-speaking guides! Ciao, Mathilde M.

by thkotz @Tripadvisor
from Velden am Woerthersee , Österreich
Posted 2013-09-21

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

by giovanbattista z @Tripadvisor
from Roma , Italia
Assolutamente consigliabile; soldi ben spesi
Posted 2016-01-20

Davvero un'ottima organizzazione per i tours di Harlem. Puntuale e precisa nell'offerta e nei contatti, soddisfa le aspettative ad un prezzo assolutamente accettabile. Io e mia moglie abbiamo scelto un tour di 4 ore, senza pranzo, comprendente la visita di Harlem ed, a finire, di una chiesa per assistervi a canti "gospel". Harlem, il quartiere storicamente più famoso dello stato, vede i primi insediamenti dei neri nel paese e transitarvi i migliori sviluppi della etnia "afroamericana" che in definitiva ha costruito lo stato americano caratterizzandone i tratti più essenziali della cultura e del costume quali la musica (il jazz, il blues ecc), la stessa fede religiosa esasperata negli spirituals con il fascino dei cori "Gospel, le superstizioni, l'arte, la cucina, lo sport e tanto altro ancora. Da questa fetta di mondo, quindi dall'inizio del nuovo mondo, sono stati sfornati i più grossi calibri di artisti nella storia e nella cultura continuata nei nostri tempi. La visita è guidata, nella lingua prescelta. Nel nostro caso si è svolta accorpando un gruppo misto di italiani e spagnoli con illustrazioni contemporanee, da parte della guida, nei due idiomi senza che la cosa abbia disturbato, anzi. Assolutamente consigliabile; soldi ben spesi

Gentile Signore Giovanbattista z, La ringraziamo per aver scelto i servizi di Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions per il vostro soggiorno a New York. Siamo molto felici di leggere i vostri bellissimi commenti e soprattutto di sapere che il nostro tour di Harlem con gospel vi è piaciuto. Cordiali Saluti, Erika Elisabeth Vice President

by matiasav @Tripadvisor
from Buenos Aires , Argentina
Imprescindible asistir a una misa gospel
Posted 2011-12-14

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.

by vincent226 @Tripadvisor
from Merignac , France
Très Pro
Posted 2015-12-21

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

by matiasav @Tripadvisor
from Buenos Aires , Argentina
Me gustó mucho
Posted 2015-10-13

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

by Jonathan D @Tripadvisor
Harlem Spirituals
Posted 2016-05-25

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

 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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