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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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What a great little tour this is. A little bit of Harlem heritage including a trip to the Apollo theatre followed by an hour of the gospel singing. Truly worth it - singing is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little tour this is. A little bit of Harlem heritage including a trip to the Apollo theatre followed by an hour of the gospel singing. Truly worth it - singing is amazing regardless of your spiritual or religious bent. Tour guide was a little annoying but chilled out as the tour progressed. A must for every NYC... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Hi Di_Australia 1302 ! You've come a long way and we are honored that you have chosen Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions Sightseeing Tours. Seems like your guide was a bit nervous at the start then pulled it together to give you a proper tour. We're only human…and we thank you for your patience. It is especially nice to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The tour was great. The guide was a bit annoying constantly starting to talk about something and then saying...."but that's another tour". When we went into the church it was a real service and was moving. We went to the Cotton Club after for brunch (a paid option) and this was wonderful with a great soul food meal and entertainment... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Halmoni48, Thank you for taking the time to write in about our Harlem Gospel tour. It seems like our tour guide was trying to say a lot in a short period of time and we thank you for your patience. We rely on your feedback to help us improve on the visitor experience and we will definitely share your... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Ever since I saw the movie "Sister Act", I had been wanting to attend a Sunday Mass in Harlem. But how? It was sheer luck I came upon an add for Harlem Spirituals with browsing on the internet while staying in New York, last october 2015. Travelling as a "3 generations team" - with both my mother (75) and my... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Anne_PS, Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you and your family enjoyed our tour. Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions offers unique sightseeing experiences for visitors in the different neighborhoods of NY. Our tours let your explore the diversity and history in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Please contact us to arrange your next... More 

Lincoln, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We wanted to spend Easter Sunday in a memorable way and was looking forward to a worship experience as well. The tour guide was in a hurry as it was Easter and wanted us to get to church on time. Unfortunately we didn't get much history of the gospel movement and the Harlem culture as it pertained to gospel/ We... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear when1963, We really appreciate your feedback on our Sunday Harlem Gospel tour. Our Harlem gospel tour is not meant to be solely viewed as a religious or spiritual excursion. Our tour is structured to give visitors an overview of the Harlem neighborhood; it's history, culture, people including the opportunity to attend part of a worship service. New Yorkers love... More 

Coronado California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We had guide Alvin and Glenn our bus driver. Excellent, informative bus tour of Harlem. In spite of race in city during the tour it started on time and avoided traffic. Saw and went outside at Apollo theater and saw other sites- City College, St John's the Divine ( Episcopal church) where John Lennon lived, Bill Clinton's offices. Alvin gave... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Sunshinevalues, You have made our day! Thank you for writing about your experience with Harlem Spirituals and New York Visions Sightseeing Tours. We truly appreciate your kind words and patience during our boarding process yesterday. Street closures in Manhattan for major events can be quite difficult to navigate. Our team really worked hard to ensure that everyone had a... More 

Greater Perth, Australia
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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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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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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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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 

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