Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

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Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour
from AUD $296.55
Take a walking tour of Harlem — a center of jazz and bebop music — then dine on soul food and see a jazz show at a famous venue like the Cotton Club. After exploring the historical neighborhood with a professional guide, feast on mouthwatering cuisine such as crispy fried chicken, spicy ribs and cornbread at Sylvia’s restaurant. You’ll relive the high-stepping nights of the 1920s with a jam session at one of Harlem’s hottest clubs. There’s no better way to explore the full range of Harlem's diverse history, music and food!
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In Brief

New York, United States
United States
5 hours
Monday and Thursday 7pm
Important InfoInfo
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Stop At: Harlem Spirituals, 690 8th Ave Fl 2, New York City, NY 10036-7109

See the site of the original Cotton Club, where Duke Ellington and Lena Horne spent hours wowing crowds from around the world. Drive past the site of the Savoy Ballroom where Benny Goodman and Chick Webb fought it out during their "Battle of the Bands," and where the Charleston, "Lindy Hop" and the "Big Apple" dances were firmly cemented into American culture.

Visit the world-famous Apollo Theater, where Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald won the popular "Amateur Night." Pass by Minton's Playhouse, where bebop was born and where Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk started the tradition of musical jam sessions.

Discover one of Harlem's hottest clubs, where jam sessions and musical collaborations go on into the wee hours of the morning.

Dinner* is at Sylvia's legendary restaurant - "The Queen of Soul Food" (Family style dining).

On Mondays, swing dance the night away to the beat of a terrific, twelve-piece band. Free dance lesson included! We pick up the tab for your first two drinks at the Jazz club.

On Thursdays, experience the essence of Harlem and enjoy the convivial atmosphere as you mingle freely with the locals, while enjoying the sounds of a jazz or rythm & blues band. We also pick up the tab for your first two drinks at the Jazz club.
*What is "Soul Food?"

Soul Food is the traditional African American cuisine that originated in the South of the United States. It consists of spicy ribs, collard greens, freshly cooked corn bread, black eye peas, and not to mention the best crispy fried chicken!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Harlem, 110th to 150th streets, New York City, NY

Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-4408

Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

Duration: 15 minutes


  • Harlem tour
  • Jazz show
  • Family style soul food dinner
  • Two complimentary drinks at the club
  • Entry/Admission - Harlem Spirituals
  • Entry/Admission - Harlem


  • Gratuities
  • Drinks (during dinner)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Departure Point

690 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

An unforgettable evening! Much thanks to our excellent tour guide Duane(?). Full of positive energy he guided us thru American history all the way to Harlem and Silvias soul food, yummie, and then to Sams Paris Blues and Jazz jam.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
It was fun! Duane was great!
• Submitted 17 Nov 2017
Awesome tour guide and experience!
• Submitted 05 Nov 2017
This tour was one of the highlights of my holiday, what a wonderful night and great tour guide. The food was fabulous and the jazz club, well I never thought that with my 2 left feet that I would ever get up and dance, but so glad I did it was so much fun it still brings a smile to my face whenever I think about it.
• Submitted 19 Oct 2017
I would do this tour again when in NYC! Our tour leader, Sylvia's soul food restaurant and the music, show and dancers at the Cotton Club were all amazing!
• Submitted 09 Oct 2017
This was with out doubt the highlight of our trip to New York . We made our way to pickup point we're we did a ride to Harlem looking at the area. Quite nice ,some interesting places to see .Then we went for original soul food at a restaurant which was yummy.everyone enjoyed the meal . Then on to the Cotton Club we're we had a fabulous time .great entertainment dancing and singing all night . The gentlemen got everyone involved ,we loved it .There were single ladies on the tour too and they were up dancing all night. Can,t praise it enough .If you like a good evening singing and being entertained it,s the tour for you .
• Submitted 08 Oct 2017
• Submitted 22 Aug 2017
Guided bustrip from Midtown to Harlem with a great guide imforming us what is to know in the area we passed by. Stop at at Sylvia's in Harlem serving great soul food- chicken - ribs - fish and a delicious banana dessert. Stop at Apollo Theatre and finishing off in Cotton Club to listen to great jazz music and watchng a fantastic tap dance show. Highly recommended trip- good value!
• Submitted 20 Jul 2017
One of the best nights I've had in NewYork. My friends were reluctant but so glad they did this. They did not want to leave when our bus was boarding
• Submitted 10 Mar 2017
Excellent evening! Great host great food and even better jazz! Excellent night out!
• Submitted 11 Jan 2017
Exelent Good music,Good Food,Great Peggy!
• Submitted 20 Oct 2015
One of the best tours I have ever gone on.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2015
Another great evening hosted by a very personable guide. Good food at Sylvia's and a great little jazz quartet in the pub across the road. Pick up and drop off by the bus was spot on.
• Submitted 16 Jun 2015
Fantastic experience! The food was excellent and the tour guide. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience Harlem.
• Submitted 01 Jun 2015
Loved every second!!!! Particularly loved our guide Peggy and the Cotton Club, magic night:)
• Submitted 31 Jan 2015
Wonderful, weould definitely recommend!
• Submitted 03 Dec 2014
This was the most fun evening we spent in New York. The guide was a delight, very knowledgeable and efficient in making things run smoothly. Harlem is fascinating, I hope they don't ruin it by gentrifying too much. We could have heard more jazz, one set wasn't enough. Next time we will do the gospel tour.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2014
An amazing way to see Harlem and try some soul food!! Fabulous trip if you like blues you will love this
• Submitted 06 Oct 2014
My wife and I enjoyed this tour. The food at Sylvia's was good and our tour guide gave us a lot of historical info throughout the tour. After dinner, we enjoyed listening to jazz at the Cotton Club. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 01 Sep 2014
What a great experience! The bus tour, food and music bar were all very enjoyable.
• Submitted 06 Aug 2014
This was a great night and Peggy our guide was excellent. The music at the Cotton Club was so good and the star performer was the up and coming Solomon Hicks. Getting dropped of at the hotel afterwards was a bonus.
• Submitted 27 Jul 2014
Loved this tour! Peggy was our guide and she was funny and so informative. Anyone visiting NYC should do this tour - it combines some fascinating history on Harlem and jazz, delicious mouth watering soul food, amazing music, singing and entertainment. I would do this tour again and recommend it to anyone. You don't need to frequent jazz clubs or have any jazz records to get 100% enjoyment out of this evening.
• Submitted 19 May 2014
This was really fun. Dinner was very generous and good. Seeing the sites of Harlem was very enlightening and informative. Also, the Cotton Club was a surprise. I was expecting "heavy" jazz, but was delighted that it was a softer, more bluesy show. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
• Submitted 28 Apr 2014
TOO CLASSY BY HALF ! HUGELY wanted to do this as well as the Gospel Tour, but was unable to do so. I am a cancer patient recently out of hospital, and simply tried to do too much . They tried very hard to accommodate me - and the they REFUNDED MY MONEY ! Note that they were under no obligation to do so - I did not have travel insurance. Having been burned far too often by fly-by-nite tour operators, I have only one thing to say : HOW CLASSY ! Still determined to return to the Big Apple and do this.
• Submitted 08 Jan 2014

In Brief

New York, United States
United States
5 hours
Monday and Thursday 7pm

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