We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Gospel Tour”
Review of Harlem Spirituals

Harlem Spirituals
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour
More Info
and up
Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour
More Info
and up
Uptown and Harlem Food Tour
Ranked #164 of 636 Tours in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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!
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We decided that the Harlem Gospel tour would be interesting, bought our tickets at the hotel concierge and thought we should be good to go. Went to the address on Sunday only to have to wait in a huge line with our ticket voucher to exchange that for actual tickets. Ridiculous! This process took so long that now our guide is telling us that our tour has to be shorter because we lost time. We were being driven around in a bus by a driver that did not know his way.....the guide was never really sure on the information he was giving us....possibly because he was always distracted by having to tell the driver where to turn, etc. The church we attended was very small, this was obviously a fund raiser for them, it was not even close to was I had expected. Sadly a waste of money and time. Perhaps check another company....maybe someone would provide a better tour.

Thank Janice009
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (231)
There are newer reviews for Harlem Spirituals
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

79 - 83 of 231 reviews

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!

Thank JBoothHalifax_UK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

1  Thank Karon C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

1  Thank Len_FLC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Harlem Spirituals also viewed


Been to Harlem Spirituals? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing