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.
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.
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!
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?
The Gospel show was very good and the guide was excellent We enjoyed it very much
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.
Belle visite de Harlem, bonne organisation et moment émouvant lors du Gospel.
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.
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!
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.
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.
What a great experience, highly recommended
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.
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.
Was great to hear the Lord praised with strong voices. Also great to learn that the people in the choir are in recovery.
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.
Thank you Harlem Spirituals! You made of our stay in New York one of our best travel experiences.
by Thomas W. from The Netherlands