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Harlem Gospel Tour Wednesday


Product Code: TG3

Adult: from $65

Child (Age 3-11) : from $49

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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.
5/5
Ratings based on 52 Verified Reviews
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
Amazing
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
Hallelujah
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
Awesome
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
Excelente
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.

 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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