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Harlem Spirituals

690 8th Avenue 2nd floor, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
1212 391 0900
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$59*
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Ranked #232 of 629 Attractions in New York City
Type: Tours, Cultural
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Owner description: For over 25 years, Harlem Spirituals - New York Visions has offered unique sightseeing tours of cultural value that capture the excitement and flavor of New York City. Our Harlem Gospel tours and Harlem Soul Food and Jazz tours guarantee to make you a part of an unique experience. Discover the rich history of this legendary New York City neighborhood and enjoy the soul-stirring power of live gospel and jazz music. Complete your tour experience with a delicious meal at some of Harlem's most fashionable restaurants. Beyond Harlem, our New York sightseeing guided tours take you off the beaten path to soak in the local flavor and really experience the diversity of New York and its fascinating neighborhoods of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. All of our NYC tours are offered year round in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese on board deluxe motor coaches. Harlem Spirituals - New York Visions also offers services and packages with hotel accommodation, airport and city transfers, cruises, city passes, attractions and Broadway shows. Whether you are traveling with a group or individually, let us plan your next New York vacation from start to finish!
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Amazing music. Great tour guide who spoke in French and English. Pointed out all the interesting things that we passed on the tour. Soul food was good and the band, singers and dancers were amazing.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What can I say?! I loved this tour - seeing the Apollo Theatre was really brilliant but the visit to the the Friendly Church in the Bronx was fabulous! Those voices! The musical director/conductor had the most incredible voice - such a great experience and such friendly people. And to those who say it's orchestrated for money, if you go... More

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The tour for informative and the guide was amazing but we ended up in a small church in the Bronx (Green Pastures) where we could not hear the gospel singers (drowned by the organ and drum). We elt our only reason for this visit was to give money to the church.

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Perth, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The tour was well organised w a knowledgeable guide (from Alabama). It was interesting to hear about the different groups of people who have shaped and built NYC. The tour on Wednesdays is for tourists because of demand and interest and I loved it all. The gospel singers at the modest Baptist Church are part of a drug rehabilitation program... More

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hsnyv_tours, Public Relations Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Thank you RoXxy105 for sharing your review on TripAdvisor! We are glad you enjoyed our tour of Harlem and your visit at the Church. At Harlem Spirituals, we try to offer authentic, meaningful, and off-the-beaten path experiences to our guests and we are happy you felt moved by the A.R.C. choir. This is a truly unique experience. We hope to... More

Peoria, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Able to see and learn about Harlem - got off bus in a couple stops and final stop at White Rock Baptist Church who graciously opened their doors for us to be a part of their service. Amazing singing and praising God!

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Ms Jackson, We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed our Harlem Gospel Tour. We really appreciate your sharing this post on trip advisor. Best regards, Erika Elisabeth Harlem Spirituals /New York Visions More

Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
133 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Friendly knowledgeable guide who commented in French and English for our tour. After around 30 minutes driving around the southern end of Harlem we had dinner at Sylvia's which was tasty and filling, stopped briefly at the Apollo Theatre and then spent about 90 minutes at the latest incarnation of the Cotton Club. The 12 piece band for the most... More

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hsnyv_tours, General Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Goeff, Thank you for your review of our soul food and Jazz tour. Our tour is offered on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturday evenings with private tours that can take place on any day of the week. While the Cotton Club takes a traditional approach to Jazz music with a big band and dancers reminiscent of the 1920-40's era, we... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

They advertise for a gospel trip to Harlem, but drive you to the Bronx. The tour guide was knowledgeable about new York and gave a good tour but the church session was a gigantic tourist trap. They collected money for a broken roof in the church (old synagogue) and forced us up from our seats to donate money. It wasn't... More

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perth
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour, guide was very good, gospel singing in church was a nice experience ,lunch and live music was good.

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hsnyv_tours, General Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Chefcruiser, Thank for taking the time to post a review on our Harlem Gospel Tour with Brunch. It means a great deal to us and we are glad that you enjoyed your experience. Our tours aim to showcase the history and cultural diversity of New York City. We hope that on your next visit you will join us to... More

vancouver
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

How can you ruin a tour? Have a failed actor who " knew " James earl jones and attended famous people' funerals. Whether he was chastising clients for talking or blabbing on about how horrible the gentrification of south Harlem is,this guy deserved a Tony award for self absorption. My favourite part was when he went on regarding what TIP... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We booked the Sunday morning gospel tour through Viator as my son was very interested in seeing Harlem and attending a gospel service. When we arrived at the tour meeting location, I showed my electronic voucher to a staff member, and he told me to go upstairs in the building to get our tickets. When we got up there, an... More

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