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Harlem Spirituals

Address: 690 8th Avenue 2nd floor, New York City, NY 10036 (Midtown)
Phone Number: 1212 391 0900
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Owner description: For over 25 years, Harlem Spirituals - New York Visions has offered...
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Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I went on the soul food and jazz evening with Harlem Spirituals and I would say it was definitely the highlight of my time in New York, Peggy our guide was fantastic- informative and welcoming and as a solo traveler she made me feel completely as ease. The dinner at Sylvia's was divine but it was the music and dancing... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Daisygirl, We are so glad that you enjoyed our soul food and Jazz tour. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We hope that we will have the opportunity to showcase some of our other neighborhood tours of New York City on your next trip. Sincerest regards, Erika Elisabeth Harlem Spirituals Inc. More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We did the Sunday morning Gospel Tour with brunch. The start seemed disorganized with the staff not knowing which buses were for which groups and we were sitting in the bus well past the advertised departure time. Payment could only be made by cash, which was a surprise and inconvenience given the amount of money involved. The bus tour up... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear BMComo, Thank you for choosing Harlem Spirituals sightseeing tours. We appreciate your honest review and your patience with our team. We apologize for the delay in getting the bus to pick you up from the restaurant. Unfortunately it was caught up in some holiday traffic. As Murphy's Law has it, the coach turned up moments after you left the... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I bought this experience for my daughter and I as a highlight to our holiday and it was the worst experience in NYC. The tour guide decided to broadcast over the PA that she couldn't possibly continue the trip with myself and daughter talking (and this wasn't when she was speaking). She proceeded to tell us (and everyone on the... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Michelle G, Following your feedback posted on Trip Advisor, we are aware of your exchange with our tour guide and we truly wish the situation ended on a different note. While our tour guide was conducting the tour, some of our other guests motioned to her that your conversation was quite disruptive. We understand that you paid for a... More 

Brooklyn, New York, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our Driver gave us a very smooth ride and our Guide Alvin took such a pleasure in sharing all his history and knowledge. It was a great tour thru history and points of interest. The service at a small church in the Bronx was filled with wonderful singing and music (the music was a bit loud but well done). Thank... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Edith B, We truly appreciate you taking the time to write in about your experience . All of Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions Sightseeing tours aim to showcase the wealth of history and diverse landscape of New York City. We are so happy that you enjoyed our Harlem gospel tour! Best wishes, Erika Elisabeth Vice President More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My partner, 18 yo daughter and myself had a fabulous time today on the tour. Am excellent and informative bus tour of Harlem and The Bronx before a two hour Gospel Service at the Green Pastures Baptist Church. Alvin our guide was fantastic, and the gospel service was very uplifting. Well done.

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

Dear 39JaneB67, We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed our Harlem Gospel tour. Thank you very much for posting your feedback! Regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice President More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Kathclarinet, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on our Harlem Gospel tour. We are so glad that you enjoyed it! Best regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice President More 

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Judi M, What can we say? We absolutely loved your post! So many reviewers seem to be surprised by the collection at the church although we mention that they are not required to participate as donations are already made by Harlem Spirituals. This is a normal function of churches that use donations to fund programs like food pantries for... More 

Voorhees, New Jersey
1 review
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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25 helpful votes 25 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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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 

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