Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour

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Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour
from AUD $108.24
Spend Sunday morning in Harlem, the ethnically diverse borough of New York. You'll join a local church congregation and experience the soul-stirring power of gospel music on this special visit to one of New York City's most vital neighborhoods.
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In Brief

New York, United States
United States
4 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The symbol of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the Apollo is still the place to perform in Harlem.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Ter Washington Heights, New York City, NY 10032-5360

Manhattan's oldest house, somewhat of an aberration in the modern neighborhood of Washington Heights, served as a command post for George Washington.

Pass By: Strivers' Row, W. 138th and W. 139th Sts. between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Frederick Douglass Blvds. Harlem, New York City, NY

W. 138th and W. 139th Sts. between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Frederick Douglass Blvds., Harlem, New York City, NY

Pass By: Cotton Club, 656 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-2302

World famous nightclub and restaurant

Pass By: Sylvan Terrace Next To Morris Jumel Mansion, New York City, NY 10032

Aquaint and unexpected cobblestone street of 19th century wooden rowhouses.


  • Harlem tour
  • Walking tour of residential sections
  • Gospel service


  • Gratuities
  • Meals (unless brunch option is selected)

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
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • Church services may be held in the Bronx, however the tour will still cover the Harlem itinerary
  • Shorts and tank tops are not allowed to be worn on this tour. Harlem Spirituals Inc. reserves the right to refuse clients improperly dressed and will not refund the service
  • What is "Soul Food"
  • Soul Food is traditional African American cuisine that originated in the South in the United States. Today it has become a highly sought after cuisine. It consists of spicy ribs, collard greens, fried fish and chicken, freshly cooked corn bread, and a few side dishes like black eye peas, okra, or macaroni and cheese to mention a few.
  • Do the tours include walking?
  • Guests are invited to take walks through the neighborhoods visited. The average walk is about 15 minutes.
  • Are the tours wheelchair friendly?
  • With advance notice, wheelchair bound customers with some mobility can be accommodated in the front rows of the tour bus with their wheelchairs folded away in the luggage compartment. It is mandatory that someone accompany customers with special needs to assist them onto the coach.
  • For passengers with no mobility or a non foldable wheelchairs we recommend giving at least 3 weeks notice so that we can secure a coach with a wheelchair lift.
  • Wheelchair lifts are 49" X 28" and can carry a maximum weight limit of 700lbs. We kindly ask that you submit the dimensions and model of the chair as our lift may not be able to accommodate scooters and other large sized electric chairs. A maximum of one person in a wheelchair can be accommodated per bus.
  • Private tours are available with accessible ramp transportation.
  • Many of the churches that we visit have steps. In order to accommodate their wheelchair bound congregation members churches use portable mobility ramps.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate

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

What a fantastic way to spend Sunday morning. It was a big tour 57 on our bus, it was also bilingual English and Italian. Our guide Anthony, was great managing both effortlessly. His knowledge and stories about New York were great, showing us different parts of Harlem before heading to the church. The "hour of power"was lovely, great singing, all of the soloist were outstanding and we were welcomed with open arms and hearts. Very enjoyable!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
The tour was amazing. It was well organized and our guide, Damien, was knowledgeable, patient and appeared to enjoy his job. He had great interaction with the group. He is definitely an A+ guide. The church congregation was friendly and welcoming, and the choir was outstanding. The luncheon after the service at the iconic Cotton Club was only rivalled by the music trio and the guest singer. We learned about the history or Harlem and the surrounding districts. We highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Sheila was very knowledgeable, I learned a lot about Harlem. The visit to the church service was a wonderful experience, very emotional. Lunch at the Cotton Club was very nice...plenty of fried chicken and some good entertainment. I will definitely go back to explore Harlem and I would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
Very excellent tour...not to missed...our tour guide Alvin was the best, brunch at the Cotton Club was scrumptious.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
Wow, what a day. Mega mega thanks to the congregation of the Greater Highway Deliverance Temple in Harlem New York for welcoming us into their church. This is how everybody should be in church, what a celebration of God and Jesus. A must for everyone. Very kind and passionate people. The singing,dancing and the sermon, very inspirational. Thanks again.
• Submitted 04 Dec 2018
Did not know what to expect. Pleasantly surprised. Perfect day weather wise the church we went to was so welcoming. It was so great to witness how another faith celebrates their religion. Our guide was very informative about the various sites and history attached to the area. Worth the ticket!!
• Submitted 16 Nov 2018
We had a great time. excellent tour, also around Harlem and the Bronx. The guide was great too. Highlight was of course in the church. great musicians and singers. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2018
Loved it
• Submitted 13 Jun 2018
Did this some time ago but still have great memories. A must to sample the real New York.
• Submitted 22 Feb 2018
inoubliable tour avec guide française, fumeuse comme un pompier mais avec pleins d'anecdotes racontées. echanger le voucher avant la date du tour. point de rencontre, transport impeccables....surtout qu'il faisait -8...
• Submitted 25 Jan 2018
Loved the church we went to and our guide was really nice and told us all kind of stuff about Harlem and New York. Loved the experience!
• Submitted 20 Jan 2018
Excellent tour. The walking tour was interesting and the church service inspiring! Thoroughly recommend.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2018
The singing and the service was not very professional, but the sincerity of the people made up for it. Totally enjoyed the service and being with such beautiful people that were so sincere in their faith.
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
Well prepared, informational history lesson of Harlem, plus an inspirational church visit. We loved it!
• Submitted 31 Dec 2017
Great tour - I thought it was just a church service but was pleasantly surprised to get an informative funny quirky tour of New York and an incredible 1 hour spectacular- the pastor , the congregation and the choir was straight out of “COMING TO AMERICA “ - you have got to see it to believe it.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2017
This tour was very interesting and the church service was very enjoyable and a lot of fun! Tour guide and driver let us get off the bus at Yankee Stadium on our way back which was very kind and saved us making another trip out. We had a lovely time on this tour!
• Submitted 18 Jan 2017
I really enjoyed the tour. The Gospel Service was very warm, energetic and welcoming! A very special experience. The guides from Harlem Spirituals were very knowledgeable. The also helped me to catch a taxi after the tour, as I wanted to see the Brooklyn bridge afterwards and still catch my flight on the same day. Many thanks! E.Latella
• Submitted 13 Jan 2017
This was a great tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and added some interesting facts to make this tour a wonderful experience.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2016
Just a wonderful experience, very good knowledge guide and commentary.
• Submitted 07 Nov 2016
What a wonderful tour the guide went above and beyond
• Submitted 06 Nov 2016
Amazing experience, what a privilege to attend this beautiful community church. I think the tour directors need to make it very clear this is a real church service and remind people NOT to take photos. I was slightly embarrassed to see people taking photos. There are signs asking people not to take photos. Relax and enjoy the service it was a wonderful experience, well worth it.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2016
Wonderful experience full of feith and joy. I recomend ir.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2016
Really well organised tour. Staff were friendly and professional. A wonderful experience
• Submitted 11 Oct 2016
This was a great tour and well worth the money. We drove round Harlem, met The Great Franco artist who sells his work and paints all Harlem's shop fronts whilst stopping at the Apollo and also did some walking. The highlight, however, was the church visit. It was like being in Sister Act! Quite a surreal experience and the congregation were welcoming. Ellen, our host, was fabulous and very knowledgeable. I would urge anyone to do this tour.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2016

In Brief

New York, United States
United States
4 hours

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