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Address: 690 8th Avenue 2nd floor, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: 1212 391 0900
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For over 25 years, Harlem Spirituals - New York Visions has offered unique...

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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Harlem Sunday-Morning Gospel Tour
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"Alleluia!!.. and you don't even have to be Christian to enjoy this great tour.."

We joined the mixed French/English tour this morning and from the time the coach left 690 8th Avenue.. Peggy, our guide had us fully informed ALL the way with her excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Gary F
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Greater Perth, Australia

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Greater Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We joined the mixed French/English tour this morning and from the time the coach left 690 8th Avenue.. Peggy, our guide had us fully informed ALL the way with her excellent knowledge of the areas we passed through, complete with history, personalities, dates and even useful anecdotes. Heading uptown through the streets of NYC to downtown Harlem via the various... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Gary F, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience on our Harlem Gospel tour. We are delighted that you enjoyed our program and were able to learn about about the Harlem neighborhood and its rich history. We will be sure to pass along your wonderful comments to our tour guide Peggy. She is an amazing... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I totally enjoyed my Harlem Spiritual tour. Our fantastic guide Ellen is a huge asset the company, she was patient, knowledgeable and friendly. The church was in The Bronx but we got to drive straight past the Yankee stadium, so that was a bonus. The before-hand tour of the older part of Harlem was very interesting too. The church service... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Tan_7, We hope this message finds you well. We are glad you enjoyed your morning on our Harlem Gospel tour. We work with congregations that are based in the Bronx and I agree that seeing Yankee Stadium is definitely an added bonus! Ellen is a wonderful guide and we will be sure to share your comments with her. We... More 

melbourne
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I had booked before I arrived in New York, for a Soul food and jazz escorted tour for Nov.2nd, which was cancelled by Harlem spirituals.They offered me another night, but this didn't work with my dates. After arriving home and contacting them, I have still not received a refund, after many emails. They assure me a check is on its... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear RedoneMelbourne, I hope this email finds you well. We are truly sorry that our Soul food and Jazz tour was cancelled. Your tour was booked through a third party website and we immediately advised them at the moment of cancellation that a refund was due to you. Being that you did not purchase the tour through us at Harlem... More 

perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We expected to be a part of morning service with voices a blazing. We had a coach tour of areas of Harlem. Knowledgable guide. Before entering the church we were informed our tickets included a offering. Yes there was music plus welcoming words. But as soon as two collections were gathered ,we were thanked and shown the way out. We... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Perth Aunty, Thank you for sharing your experience on our Harlem Gospel tour. We are sorry that this experience did not meet your expectations. Our tour of Harlem includes a historic visit through the neighborhood followed by a stop at a local church for the first portion of the service called song a praise. We do not attend the... More 

Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

When you book a Gospel spirituals tour and you spend less than 45' out of a 4 hours tour in the church ... What a disapointment ! Do not go with such mass tourism organisation, go on your own, it is so unique to take part of a Gospel spirituals in Harlem.

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Gerard L, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of our Harlem Gospel tour. We are sorry that our tour was not what you expected however our literature does not mention that we attend and entire church service. We describe the Harlem Gospel tour experience as consisting of a historic visit through the neighborhood with some... More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A coach tour of areas of Harlem with a running commentary. Our excellent guide, Damien, kept us enthralled throughout. There is nothing better than a guide who is both knowledgable and enthusiastic for the subject and Damien was both of these. The tour was punctuated by a few stops, one of which was at a Gospel church service and this... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you for choosing Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions sightseeing tours. We truly value your feedback and thank you for posting it on trip advisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed our Harlem Gospel tour and will be sure pass along your wonderful message to our tour guide Damien. We hope to have the opportunity to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our guide was larger than life with so much information. We drove around part of Harlem then walked to some parts. The culmination of the tour was the Gospel service where a choir of reformed drug addicts sang gospel songs without accompaniment. Fabulous harmony. Something different to experience in New York.

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

Hi Goodi, We really appreciate your post about your experience on our Harlem tour. Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions believes in giving back to the Harlem community. For the past twenty years we have worked with the A.R.C. (Addicts Rehabilitation Center). In addition to their special Hour of Power service on Wednesdays, we sponsor the choir on performing tours... More 

Glossodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Not knowing what to expect after having heard so many negatives of the area, we thoroughly enjoyed seeing the beautification and peace that was Harlem. I can't praise our guide Sheila more. She was so articulate and informative and went to great lengths to ensure all aboard the bus experienced her Burrough in he best possible way. Then the church... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Greetings from New York City Fred H! We realize that there are many sightseeing tour options and we thank for choosing Harlem Spirituals /New York Visions. We take great pride in the neighborhood tours that we offer throughout New York City so you cannot imagine how thrilled we are to hear from you. We have passed along your lovely comments... More 

Sunshine Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Like many people, I had been brought up reading horrendous reports and seeing TV/movies portraying the poverty and violence in Harlem and The Bronx. Our tour guide Glen, was very informative and at great pains to re-educate us about the changes in these districts in recent years. We enjoyed out tour this morning with a bit of history and were... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Beetrootears, Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions tour began its journey with the purpose of showcasing the wealth history and culture through the diverse New York City communities. We are thrilled that you choose this journey with us and we thank you for sharing your story with the online community. Sincerely, Erika Elisabeth Vice president More 

Duluth, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was really looking forward to learning the history of Harlem and its Gospel music. Tour guide was very average ... mainly reeled off a list of names at each sight, but not a lot of good info. The gospel church visit felt awkward. We were ushered upstairs to a bolcony area and we had a partial view of the... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your feedback of our Harlem Gospel. We are sorry to learn that the tour was not what you expected. We take your comments on the content of our tours seriously and would like to speak to you more about your experience that day so that we can make it up to you. Please feel free... More 

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