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Delve into the history, heart, and soul of Harlem on this guided bus tour of one of New York’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Discover turn-of-the-century landmarks where the Harlem Renaissance took root, see the famed Apollo Theater and listen to the soul-stirring melodies of a live gospel choir.

Meet your guide in midtown and head north into Harlem, passing by major sights like the sprawling urban campus of Columbia University. Listen as your guide shares facts and information about the neighborhood, from its era as a summer retreat for affluent Manhattan families, as a mecca for African American writers and artists, and as a community in transition in the 60s and 70s.

The tour takes on a decidedly musical tune as you cruise past Duke Ellington’s apartment, down 125th Street, and pass by the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater—a National Register of Historic Places site where jazz greats, swing stars, and rock ‘n’ roll heroes like Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and Jimi Hendrix graced the stage through the decades.

The grand finale of your tour is a chance to sway and clap along with a rousing gospel performance at one of several venues in Harlem or the Bronx. On Sundays, join a local congregation at a church service to see a live gospel choir sing during worship. On Wednesdays, attend a powerful hour-long performance by the ARC (Addicts Rehabilitation Center) Gospel Choir, listening to songs of praise before your ride back to Times Square, where your tour concludes.

Delve into the history, heart, and soul of Harlem on this guided bus tour of one of New York’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Discover turn-of-the-century landmarks where the Harlem Renaissance took root, see the famed Apollo Theater and listen to the soul-stirring melodies of a live gospel choir.

Meet your guide in midtown and head north into Harlem, passing by major sights like the sprawling urban campus of Columbia University. Listen as your guide shares facts and information about the neighborhood, from its era as a summer retreat for affluent Manhattan families, as a mecca for African American writers and artists, and as a community in transition in the 60s and 70s.

The tour takes on a decidedly musical tune as you cruise past Duke Ellington’s apartment, down 125th Street, and pass by the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater—a National Register of Historic Places site where jazz greats, swing stars, and rock ‘n’ roll heroes like Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and Jimi Hendrix graced the stage through the decades.

The grand finale of your tour is a chance to sway and clap along with a rousing gospel performance at one of several venues in Harlem or the Bronx. On Sundays, join a local congregation at a church service to see a live gospel choir sing during worship. On Wednesdays, attend a powerful hour-long performance by the ARC (Addicts Rehabilitation Center) Gospel Choir, listening to songs of praise before your ride back to Times Square, where your tour concludes.

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9 AM Sunday Tour with Multiple Language Commentary

Duration 4h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Select this option for live commentary in French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese. Tours may be conducted in multiple languages depending on the size of the group. Includes gospel performance at a Sunday church service.
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9 AM Wednesday Tour with Multiple Language Commentary

Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Select this option for live commentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese. Tours may be conducted in multiple languages depending on the size of the group. Includes gospel performance by the ARC Gospel Choir.
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9:30 AM Sunday Tour with English Commentary

Duration 4h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Select this option for live commentary in English. Includes gospel performance at a Sunday church service.
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Harlem Gospel Tour

Activity/Location

Harlem

New York

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • 690 8th Avenue

    New York 10036


Description

Delve into the history, heart, and soul of Harlem on this guided bus tour of one of New York’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Discover turn-of-the-century landmarks where the Harlem Renaissance took root, see the famed Apollo Theater and listen to the soul-stirring melodies of a live gospel choir.

Meet your guide in midtown and head north into Harlem, passing by major sights like the sprawling urban campus of Columbia University. Listen as your guide shares facts and information about the neighborhood, from its era as a summer retreat for affluent Manhattan families, as a mecca for African American writers and artists, and as a community in transition in the 60s and 70s.

The tour takes on a decidedly musical tune as you cruise past Duke Ellington’s apartment, down 125th Street, and pass by the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater—a National Register of Historic Places site where jazz greats, swing stars, and rock ‘n’ roll heroes like Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and Jimi Hendrix graced the stage through the decades.

The grand finale of your tour is a chance to sway and clap along with a rousing gospel performance at one of several venues in Harlem or the Bronx. On Sundays, join a local congregation at a church service to see a live gospel choir sing during worship. On Wednesdays, attend a powerful hour-long performance by the ARC (Addicts Rehabilitation Center) Gospel Choir, listening to songs of praise before your ride back to Times Square, where your tour concludes.


Highlights

  • Harlem's historic landmarks & vibrant gospel music scene

  • Sights include the famous Apollo Theater & the Cotton Club

  • Soul-stirring live performance by a talented gospel choir

  • Facts & stories about turn-of-the-century Harlem Renaissance

  • Informative tour guide provides live commentary


Inclusions

  • Guided bus tour of Harlem

  • Admission to gospel choir performance


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult provided they do not occupy an additional seat.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Harlem, New York, NY United States