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Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour provided by Welcome to Harlem

Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour

Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    30
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This 4-hour authentic Sunday Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour first starts at the Apollo Theater, explores the 125th Street area, and then carries through to Mount Morris Park Historic District area. Here, you will find a multitude of churches rich with history amongst where our prominent individuals made their homes. Some of the most well-known musicians and entertainers started their journeys here, and much of the music that began here is now immortalized in American pop culture for future generations to enjoy. Heading through uptown on a Sunday morning, you will hear and enjoy the sights and sounds of Harlem at its best. Hand-clapping, foot-stomping, and the soulful rhythms of black gospel music fill the air. Participate in sermons and homilies given by Harlem's most prominent. Now that you have the feeling of the spiritual energy flowing through you, what about topping off your day with some of the area's best-kept secrets? We’re talking fine dining at one of our local restaurants
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7605P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Brunch
  • Professional guide
  • Live entertainment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
  • Harlem, New York, NY, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Proper dress is required to attend the church service: no shorts or tank tops will be accepted
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Brunch
  • Professional guide
  • Live entertainment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
  • Harlem, New York, NY, USA
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Harlem, New York, NY, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Proper dress is required to attend the church service: no shorts or tank tops will be accepted
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 7, 2021
A note from Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour
All customers are required to provide proof of vaccination.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Apollo Theater
    253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Harlem
    See details
  • 2
    Apollo Theater
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Hotel Theresa
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    The Studio Museum in Harlem
  • 5
    Marcus Garvey Memorial Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Mount Morris Fire Watchtower
  • 6
    2 E 120th St
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Harlem
    Harlem, New York, NY, USA
    See address & details
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Hannes P
Leonding, Austria18 contributions
Dec 2021
Highly recommended and informative tour of Harlem. Carolyn and Jonathan are wonderful people and we had a great last day in New York with them. Attending a Gospel church during this tour was definitely a highlight of our trip. Thank you Carolyn and Jonathan 😉
Written December 9, 2021
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Sallye B
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
This tour was excellent. Carolyn was so knowledgeable and fun. I didn't realize how little I knew about Harlem. Church service was inspirational and the local restaurant we went to was so good. This experience should not be missed...the highlight of my New York trip.
Written July 15, 2021
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Lolo
Jersey City, NJ1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Friends
Carolyn was a great and very knowledgeable guide. It’s clear by the level of detail she provided that she is a born & bred local who takes pride in Harlem. I enjoyed the whole experience, but the church service/gospel was definitely the highlight for me. It was beyond powerful and the performance of the musicians was awesome!
Written June 30, 2021
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Mona1975
West Midlands53 contributions
Feb 2020
We did the tour on Sunday Feb 2nd with Carolyn. We were just a small group which was great.
Carolyn was amazing, she was friendly and her knowledge was outstanding, we learnt so much and it was so interesting. We met Franco the Great who has transformed Harlem’s streets with his amazing artwork. The Apollo Theatre was awesome, it’s a shame we couldn’t go inside (this would be worth paying for). The Gospel choir were great but we would have preferred more singing than seeing the ‘information’ parts of the service. We were waiting for 2 people at the start of the tour so maybe if they had turned up we would have made it to the church earlier to see more of the gospel.
The brunch was good at a Mediterranean restaurant, not really the ‘soul food’ we were expecting however it was really good.
There are cheaper tours of Harlem but I would definitely 100% recommend this one with Carolyn as you get what you pay for and the smaller groups make it much more enjoyable. Thank you Carolyn.
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mswalker429
Hollywood, FL2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We recently did the Harlem Gospel and Brunch tour. It was a small group of six, which allowed for a more personal tour experience. The tour was very educational and informative. Carolyn, our tour guide, also made it fun. We attended a gospel church service, which was uplifting and energetic. The brunch was at a Middle Eastern restaurant and the food was very good.
Written February 6, 2020
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Terry B
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We loved this activity. Our tour guide, a Harlem resident, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about the multi ethnic population of Harlem both past and present. The brunch was in a well chosen and delicious restaurant; the group was congenial. We definitely recommend this.
Written December 31, 2019
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Aug 2019 • Solo
Disappointing because I wanted to learn about the African-American history and experience in Harlem. Guide avoided engaging in any discussion of racism in US or answering questions about how African Americans generally feel about Harlem being developed by big corporations,for instance. The church she took us to on our Sunday tour was packed with tourists yet only had one singer, backed by three others, not a gospel choir. For our Harlem “brunch” we were taken to an Asian all-you can-eat restaurant, hardly representative of Harlem food. Nothing
Written August 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Welcome to Harlem
75obies
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Harlem is much more than the Apollo.
Carolyn helps you understand the rich history of Harlem. We were familiar with the Harlem Renaissance, but we learn
Adrienne M
Adrienne M
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The most enlightening experience of Harlem that is worth more than time or money
OUTSTANDING! For my sister and I, we were thoroughly impressed and we can truly appreciate the hard work of researc
hapagirl24
hapagirl24
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Take this wonderful tour, you won’t regret it!
Carolyn is a great tour guide. She is very knowledgeable and down to earth. We walked for 5 miles but it didn’t see
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marthawU641UF
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Good experience
Music was great. Did not like the atmosphere. Church was in bad shape. Original songs could have been played mor
francosmuzzillo
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Harlem Jazz Series
Amazing show! I do not know much about Jazz but i had a really great time at Harlem Jazz Series. It was a 2 hour sh
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annettebT4545TF
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DELIGHTFUL
Carolyn was AWESOME & SO KNOWLEDGEABLE WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF OUR EXPERIENCE. we personally feel she
gandresc92
gandresc92
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Amazing walk & lunch
I loved all the history and culture points brought by our Touring Guide. She made us walk through iconic places in
KGE1000
KGE1000
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Fun times with my family in Harlem!
The tour guide Carolyn was awesome! This was my second tour with her company and I look forward to doing a Jazz tou
MeshaArmoni
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Amazing !
Amazing experience . Carolyn was very knowledgeable and kept us interested. We had fun ! The lunch was delicious !
tgc5823
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Harlem Brand New
Carolyn was an engaging and knowledgeable tour guide. My friends and I learned so much about the history of Harlem
Jean1475
Jean1475
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Another Great Tour!
A group of us went on our second tour of Harlem with Carolyn. What a day we had seeing Astor Place, Stivers' Row, a
754tamekab
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Spring in Harlem
Great experience! Our tour guide Debi was very knowledgeable. Beautiful day out and learned so much!
lyndal974
lyndal974
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never disappointed with the Harlem Jazz Series
Last week I had the extreme pleasure of experiencing Carla Cook at the Series. As always, the evening was filled w
Joy_R_Nor
Joy_R_Nor
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Harlem Tour is a must!
I had an incredible time with Carolyn learning about the beautiful and unique history about Harlem! I got a persona
francine c
francine c
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So enjoyed learning about Harlem with Debi
what a wonderful day with Debi! She was so informative in a friendly, fun and interesting way. i was so glad my fri
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