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Harlem Spirituals

690 8th Avenue 2nd floor, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
1212 391 0900
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Ranked #323 of 856 Attractions in New York City
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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... more » 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! « less
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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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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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21 helpful votes 21 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

After arriving at the booking office and told you have to wait until 9 which was fine but actually didn't leave until after 930. Also be aware they say you are having brunch at world famous sylvies restaurant but told no actually going to a different restaurant which was very average. Our guide who was very knowledgable about New York... More

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Windsor, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We wanted a tour of Harlem that included real gospel music, so imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon this site on-line. Not knowing what to expect, I took my chances and booked a tour sight unseen. The store front doesn't look like much, but don't be deceived! The office is polite and very efficient. Our reservation was waiting for... More

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

Dear Kathleen, Thank you so much for sharing your experience and the great pictures you took on our tour! It's wonderful to hear that you had such a good time, and we will make sure to forward your kind words to our team members. We appreciate your trust in allowing us to show you a different side of New York... More

Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

WE did this tour as a family of 4 and we all loved it.. George our tour leader was without doubt the best tour guide we have ever had, excellent, very informative and a passion for NY that was inspiring. The chapel/church we went to was excellent the atmosphere was electric, the singing and dancing was better than expected. We... More

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed the Harlem Gospel Tour. Our aim is to inspire customers by showcasing the wealth of history and charm of the Harlem community. We sincerely hope to see you again during your next trip to New York City! Best regards, Harlem Spirituals Management More

Ottawa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We recently were in Manhatten for Christmas celebrations. One of the Tours that we had booked in advance (using Viator) was the Harem Soul Food and Jazz Tour. I am a cancer patient and fell ill the night we were to go ... And Harlem Spiritual Tours gave us a full refund- even though they were under absolutely no obligation... More

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for sharing these very kind words about Harlem Spirituals /New York Visions. Should your return to New York City it will be our great pleasure to assist you in planning your stay. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2014, Harlem Spirituals Management More

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