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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 #302 of 846 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. Wether 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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vancouver
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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

Preston, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We've recently had 5 day trip to NYC and wanted to go on this tour which we expected to be really uplifting. The tour was taken by Gray Line bus company and had an English speaking guide...other buses had different language guides. Overall the tour took about 3/4 hrs leaving Times Square and going around the city and beyond. The... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The Gospel mass was a little too long, but the Harlem and the Apollo Theater tours were beyond awesome!

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The authentic, loving and lyrical ARC choir should definitely be a must-see if you want to experience great black gospel music. But watch out for this tour company - our guide knew very little about Harlem, civil rights, gospel or jazz. What she did know a lot about was her own life and opinions, which she dispensed endlessly and at... More

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Austen, We are deeply sorry that your experience on our tour was disappointing. We Thank you for bringing it to our attention as we were surprised by your feedback. We take pride in showcasing the history, culture and current events of the neighborhood. When a tour manager decides to alter the content of the tour, we take this... More

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Firstly I would tell anyone if you take this tour add the option for the soul food lunch. They pick you up on a nice bus near Time Square and then drive around Harlem to get an idea of the neighbourhood and hear about it's history. Then it was off to church, the people at the Greater Highway Temple where... More

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