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“Don't miss this uplifting tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harlem Spirituals

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 #240 of 634 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!
Halifax, UK
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“Don't miss this uplifting tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

So the trip involves getting a coach at Times Square - and the guide was great, pointing stuff out we'd not seen before. It did take quite a while to get there but when we did we had a blast. Were were all welcomed into the congregation - wowsers, the gospel singing was what we'd come for and we weren't disappointed. Everyone came out of that church smiling after an hour!

Visited September 2012
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“Harlem Gospel Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

An excellent morning spent in the company of tour guide Sheila E who was very knowledgable. Learned a great deal about the history of Harlem. The ARC gospel choir were fabulous and while it is for tourists in the main it was still uplifting and good for the soul. An enjoyable distraction from the usual Manhattan sightseeing.

Visited September 2012
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“Brooklyn & Coney Island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We did the Tuesday Brooklyn and Coney Island tours and we found it really interesting. It was good to see another side to New York City. The tour we did was bilingual (French and English) but once we got use to it the guide proved to be very knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic about the area. It was fascinating going through the different enclaves, seeing the historic brownstones first hand and learning about the decline of Coney Island. Coney Island was a little sad. They have a nice beach and a beuatiful boardwalk, it just needs some revitalisation. Though as a tip don't go walking barefoot on Coney Beach as there was quite a bit of broken glass in the sand. Overall this tour was fascinating and one of the only ones that offer a trip to Coney Island. It is a little overpriced in my opinion but if you are looking for history and something a little different, do this tour.

Visited September 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“Uplifting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The harlem gospel tour was well worth the money. We had an excellent tour guide who was very knowledgable. The church service we attended was very uplifting and we were pleased to have been able to be a part of it.

Visited August 2012
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Ladysmith, Canada
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“Harlem Gospel Tour”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We took the Tour and Church Service which cost $59. The tour of Harlem was good, but we were really more interested in the church service. The service was obviously set up for the tourists as it was a ragtag choir with people coming and going all the time, no great music, no service to speak of, but when it came time to pass the collection plate, then the minister was asking everyone for a donation of $5 each. Very few "locals", so it was obvious that the service was just for the tour. I would not recommend this tour.

Visited June 2012
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