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Harlem Gospel Tour with Brunch Sunday


Product Code: TGA1

Adult: from $115

Child (Age 3-11) : from $89

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Join us for an unforgettable guided bus tour of Harlem's historic sights and sounds and enjoy live Gospel music in a Harlem church! End your tour with a unique brunch experience because a Sunday in Harlem is not complete without some of the best soul food in New York City!

Star Highlights

  • Take a guided bus tour of historic Harlem with a live tour guide
  • See famous landmarks like the Apollo Theater and the Cotton Club
  • Attend a Sunday morning Gospel service
  • Enjoy some of the best soul food for brunch in Harlem

More Details

Learn about Harlem from its start as a rural Dutch community to its transformation into a summer retreat for New York's most prominent families. Journey into the past and see the African-American Mecca for writers and artists at the turn of the century. Hear about Harlem's troubled past during the 1960's and 1970's and view its present day community beam with pride as it revels in the new renaissance.

See famous sights and landmarks such as St. John the Divine, Columbia University, City College, Morningside Heights, the Morris Jumel Mansion, Sylvan Terrace, Strivers Row, the Cotton Club, the Apollo Theater, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the famous 125th street and Sugar Hill - where Duke Ellington lived! Join a local congregation for the Sunday worship mass service* and experience the soul-stirring power of Gospel music. After, enjoy a soul food brunch at one of Harlem's local restaurants.

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 and return their own. Tip* 125th street offer some great shopping options.

If you are not available for our Harlem Tour on Sunday, come and join us on our Harlem Gospel Tour with Lunch on WEDNESDAY!

*For many years we have developed relations with churches in Harlem and followed their congregations and choirs. For this reason, church stops may now take place in the north of Harlem or in the Bronx. This will in no case affect the content or the schedule of the tour.

Calendar Schedule

  • Tour runs every Sunday, weather permitting.
  • Tours in English: departure time at 9:30 a.m.
  • Tours in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese: departure time at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tour duration: about 6 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.

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 one month in advance.
  • Tour price does not include beverages, optional gratuities, or hotel pick-up and drop-off.
5/5
Ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews
by Mellise A.
from Kamerunga , Australia
Sunday spent well
Posted 2019-10-27

The whole experience was wonderful and exceeded expectations. The tour guide was clearly passionate about Harlem and New York more broadly, the Gospel Service powerful and uplifting, and brunch was tasty and filling. I would recommend the Harlem Gospel Tour with Brunch to all.

by Gerard D.
from TETEGHEM , France

Posted 2019-07-28

Bonjour, Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la prestation de notre guide, véritable passionné de Harlem et d'une manière plus générale de New York. Cependant nous n'avons pas trouvé la même sensation dans l'église que celle ressenti lors d'une même expérience avec vous il y a quelques années. Cela sentait trop le fabriqué pour les touristes. Par contre le repas au Coton Club était parfait grâce à l'orchestre et plus spécialement la chanteuse qui vivait vraiment sa musique. Ce fut un très bon moment et l'un de nos meilleurs souvenirs de notre voyage à New York..

by Lesley L.
from Cheltenham , United Kingdom
Don’t miss the Cotton Club!
Posted 2019-07-16

Previously visited Harlem but this tour opened it up much more with extra information and explanation. Found church service disappointing - loud +++ , so much so that could not understand a word said or sung, which made it difficult to enter in. However, the three piece band and the most wonderful jazz singer at the Cotton Club more than made up with great renditions of well known gospel and secular songs, incorporating the gospel message in both. Had we not booked this addition to the tour we would certainly have missed out - thank you.

by Arlene H.
from Normal , United States

Posted 2019-06-16

Two excellent tour guides & wonderful staff

by Hélène V.
from HENIN-BEAUMONT , France
Magnifique expérience
Posted 2019-05-12

Nous avons passé un excellent moment. Notre guide Michel, était très sympa et intéressant. Je recommande vivement

by Thomas S.
from Baltimore , United States
Fantastic opportunity to see NYC and Harlem
Posted 2019-02-17

Our guides were stellar at making us feel comfortable. We learned a lot about NYC in general, and especially about Harlem. Bishop Gaylord and the congregation made us feel welcomed, and just another part of the church service. The gospel singing was inspirational. The brunch and jazz trio at the Cotton Club was a fitting end to the day. We highly recommend this tour for people who want to know more about the African-American experience in NYC and the US.

by MANZANO H.
from VALLADOLID , Spain
Great experience
Posted 2019-01-21

it was a very nice sunday morning, I would like spent more time at religious service but its ok. and the brunch was good with the live music. all ok.

by Sarah W.
from Madison , United States
This was life-changing!
Posted 2019-01-20

I am a writer, working on a book about Glory Foods, the first food company to target the African-American consumer with soul food made convenient outside the south. As a white woman, I have my work to do to understand the soulful culture I am writing about. That was my motivation for signing up for the Harlem Gospel Tour and Brunch. But I got so much more! The worship experience was absolutely transformative. I was moved to tears by the awesome power of the congregation's faith and beautiful voices. I am so appreciative of the church's willingness to host us tourists. The Soul Food Brunch delivered so much more than I expected, too! Not just good soul food and a good jazz trio, but a vocalist who brought to the Cotton Club the same soulful spirit that lifted the congregation at Thessalonia Baptist Church. She had us dancing and testifying and feeling her love--and God's.

by Giulia B.
from Grantorto , Italy

Posted 2019-01-06

Very nice and interesting tour.

by ROSSETTO M.
from VEGGIANO , Italy

Posted 2018-12-02

by Vincent V.
from CHOUILLY , France
Un dimanche sympa à New York
Posted 2018-11-04

Accompagné d'un guide français qui vous explique les différents quartiers et les monuments pendant le cheminement vers une église de Harlem. Le début de la messe est agrémentée de champs Gospel et de sermon..... Mais le brunch au Coton's Club est très sympa avec une chanteuse et des musiciens excellents.

by Linda M.
from SELKIRK , Canada
a must see
Posted 2018-10-14

Loved the tour -church experience is a must for all! Guid was very informative and entertaining. Only part we didnt enjoy was the restaurant choice Cotton Club - it was very hot and cramped and entertainment a fair . We left early to wait outside for the bus. Linda

by Stefani A.
from genova , Italy

Posted 2018-07-04

by Robert L.
from Laurel , United States

Posted 2018-05-16

Terrific. Our guide Damon was very well versed and arriculate. I was impressed with the popularity of the tour drawing many international tourist. St paul's Baptist Church was very welcoming. The music was inspirational with a great jazz accomament. The brunch at the Cotton was delicious served with a generous helping of jazz. A well spent six hours Thank you.

by Jane F.

Posted 2016-07-01

Excellent tour, really enjoyed it. Well worth doing the brunch also, that was a highlight, the soul food.

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 kikakri @Tripadvisor
from Grosseto , Italia
La messa presso la comunità di Harlem con coro Gospel
Posted 2013-05-31

Domenica scorsa ho assistito alla Messa presso la chiesa di Harlem. Insieme ad altri turisti ci siamo seduti in silenzio negli ultimi banchi mentre la comunità tutta cantava, suonava e partecipava alla messa. Mi sono emozionata moltissimo quando tutti i presenti si sono alzati dal loro posto e sono venuti negli ultimi banchi ( dove eravamo noi ) per stringerci la mano e darci la loro benedizione. Ho apprezzato molto questo gesto , pieno di religiosità e simbolo di unione tra i popoli . Ho stretto tante mani ,anche quelle dei bimbi che, timidamente , imitavano gli adulti. Momento molto sentito e partecipato.

by thkotz @Tripadvisor
from Velden am Woerthersee , Österreich
Unico
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
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 upail @Tripadvisor
from Graz , Österreich
Ein Stadtteil der überrascht
Posted 2015-07-09

Wir haben eine Bustour durch Harlem mit anschließendem Gospel Kirchenbesuch unternommen. Harlem überrascht mit großen Boulevards, Parks, Kirchen und viel Ruhe. Es ist sehr hügelig. In der Kirche wurden wir sehr freundlich aufgenommen. Es war eine normale Sonntagsmesse, die viele Stunden dauern kann. Wir waren 1 Stunde zu Gast und wurden von der Musik und den Besuchern mitgerissen. So viel Fröhlichkeit und Ausgelassenheit lässt niemanden kalt. Harlem sollte unbedingt auch zu Fuß erkundet werden. Nur so kann man wirklich eintauchen. Unser Guide war aus Harlem und so erhielten wir tiefe Einblicke. Viele Vorurteile wurden widerlegt.


Hello Upail, Thank you for your review of our Harlem Gospel tour. Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions tours strive to present New York City's neighborhoods from a historical, cultural and social perspective. We are glad that you choose our company and most importantly that our tour dispelled some of the notions that you may have had about the neighborhood. There is nothing else like travel; It broadens our horizons and brings us closer together. Wishing you a wonderful summer! Regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice president

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