Harlem Sunday-Morning Gospel Tour
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.
- Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
- Led by a local guide
- Family friendly
During your visit to legendary Harlem, you'll learn about the area's early days as a rural Dutch community. You'll hear how Harlem became home for African American writers and artists at the turn of the 20th century. You'll also learn of the suburb's troubled past during the 1960s and 70s, and of today's community brimming with pride and reveling in its new renaissance.
Harlem has an amazing story to tell at every turn! On your tour of the neighborhood you will see famous sights and landmarks such as City College, Morning Side Heights, the Morris Jumel Mansion, Sylvan terrace, Strivers Row, the Abyssinian Baptist church, Duke Ellington's home on St. Nicholas Avenue, famed 125th Street, Harlem USA, the Cotton Club, and the Apollo Theater. You'll visit the charming residential enclaves of Sugar Hill and Hamilton Heights with their elegant apartment buildings.
If you choose the gospel tour with brunch, you'll enjoy a soul food brunch at one of Harlem's local restaurants.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is "Soul Food"?
A: 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.
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Tour only option:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 1:30pm
Tour & brunch option:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 2:30pm
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Harlem Gospel Tour
Harlem Gospel tour only departing at 9:30am
Harlem Gospel Tour & Brunch
Harlem Gospel tour including soul food brunch departing at 9:30am
Harlem Gospel Tour
- Harlem tour
- Walking tour of residential sections
- Gospel service
- Gratuities (optional)
- Meals (unless brunch option is selected)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Shorts and tank tops are not allowed to be worn on this tour
- Church services may be held in the Bronx, however the tour will still cover the Harlem itinerary
Reviewed by: Michelle R, October 2014
This was the highlight of my recent trip to NYC! The tour guide was very informative about all areas that we travelled through. The church that we were privilidged to visit, was wonderful. They welcomed us at a certain point in the service. The energy from the congregation was infectious. From the older members down to the youngest of the young their involvement in the service was absolute! I would definitely want to go back to this church on my own to enjoy the warmth of the congregation.
Reviewed by: Ruth B, October 2014
WONDERFUL tour guide, Duane! Gave so much great info on not only Harlem but Manhattan and Bronx, too. The church was most welcoming and a very enjoyable hour. Architectural highlights in Harlem were wonderful. Excellent tour, would recommend to a city visitor.