Duration
4-Hour
Type
Private
Language
Mobile Voucher Accepted
yes
Cancellation
Free up to 10 days in advance of the experience

Discover Harlem's Cultural Richness

 

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Embark on a journey to the heart of Harlem, a neighborhood steeped in rich cultural history. This tour offers an intimate look at Harlem's landmarks, including the legendary Apollo Theater and the historic Striver's Row. Your experience is elevated by the soulful rhythms of Gospel music, as you attend a live service in a local church.


A Spiritual and Cultural Exploration

Harlem's vibrant community is bound by its deep-rooted history and the captivating power of Gospel music. Experience the emotional depth and communal spirit of a Gospel choir during a Sunday service, an essential element of Harlem's heritage. This tour not only takes you through Harlem's iconic streets but also immerses you in the emotional resonance of Gospel music.


As this tour is completely bespoke, featuring a chauffeured vehicle and a personal guide, you have the flexibility to select highlights that interest you. Whether it's exploring the extensive Harlem neighborhood from West to East or delving into the cultural heritage of adjacent areas like Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights, the tour is customized to your preferences.


WHY CHOOSE THIS PRIVATE HARLEM EXPERIENCE?


Ideal for both small, intimate groups and larger parties, this tour offers a personalized glimpse into one of New York City's most iconic neighborhoods. After booking, our expert guides will work with you to tailor the itinerary, ensuring a unique and memorable Harlem experience. Our chauffeured vehicle allows for a comprehensive exploration, covering everything from the heart of Harlem to the scenic views in Upper Manhattan.

HIGHLIGHTS

Experience An Authentic Journey
Historical Landmarks And Vibrant Neighborhoods
Attend A Live Gospel Service
Customizable Itinerary, Tailored To Your Interests

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Explore Harlem's Diversity By Car

We do also offer a Harlem & Gospel Private Walking Tour on Sundays. However, while our walking tour offers an immersive experience, this chauffeured tour elevates your journey to new heights. With the luxury of a private vehicle, you're not only comfortable but also able to cover more ground and visit a wider range of sights. This option is ideal for those who wish to experience Harlem's diversity more comprehensively, visiting far-flung areas that are beyond the scope of a walking tour. Enjoy the seamless blend of convenience, comfort, and expansive exploration that only our chauffeured tour can provide.


From the serene beauty of Fort Tryon and The Cloisters to the historic charm of Sugar Hill's townhouses, this tour covers a broad spectrum of Harlem's attractions. Witness the architectural diversity in Striver's Row, the academic aura around Columbia University, and the historic synagogues turned churches in the Mount Morris Historic District. Each site on this bespoke tour reflects a facet of Harlem's rich tapestry.


HARLEM TOP-SIGHTS

  1. Inwood and Fort Tryon Park: Start at Inwood, home to Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters, offering panoramic views of the Palisades and Hudson Valley. This area is a testament to New York's rich medieval art history and stunning natural landscapes.
  2. Washington Heights: Explore Washington Heights, where the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan's oldest house, stands as a symbol of pre-revolutionary America, offering a glimpse into the nation's early history.
  3. Sugar Hill (Hamilton Heights): Stroll through Sugar Hill, renowned for its majestic townhouses. Visit the City College of New York and The Hamilton Grange National Memorial, celebrating the legacy of Alexander Hamilton.
  4. Striver's Row: Admire the unique architectural diversity in Striver's Row, where varying styles reflect Harlem's dynamic cultural evolution.
  5. Central Harlem: Immerse yourself in the vibrant heart of Harlem. Visit the Apollo Theater, a beacon of African-American culture, explore the bustling 125th Street, and learn about the historical significance of the former Theresa Hotel.
  6. West Harlem: West Harlem features prestigious Columbia University, the solemn General Grant National Memorial, and the architecturally magnificent Riverside Church.
  7. Mount Morris Historic District: Conclude in the Mount Morris Historic District, famous for its transformed synagogues-turned-churches, picturesque tree-lined streets, and the unique Astor Row, showcasing a blend of historical and cultural richness.

Each of these locations within Harlem tells a story, contributing to the neighborhood's rich tapestry of history, culture, and architecture. This bespoke tour ensures you experience the essence of Harlem, tailored to your specific interests.

Inclusions

    • Harlem & Gospel Private Tour
    • Professional Tour Guide
    • Private Chauffeured Vehicle
    • Live Service with Gospel Songs/Choir

Exclusions

    • Food and Beverages
    • Gratuities for the Guide & for the Driver
    • Church Donation: please consider $10 per person

Pricing

Price: starting from $195.00 per person (price based on 4 participants)

Please note this is a bespoke experience and prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Additional Info & FAQ

  • The Tour is escorted by a professional Tour Guide.
  • Chauffeured vehicle included.
  • Proper attire required for Church.
  • The use of cameras and video-cameras is forbidden inside the church.
  • Church Donation NOT included
  • GRATUITY TO DRIVER AND TO GUIDE IS NOT INCLUDED

Policy & Disclaimers

Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Booking Fees: Please note all reservations are subject to a 2.5% booking fee - This 2.5% Booking Fee is applied to all sales and is never refundable.
Cancellation Policy: Please carefully review our Cancellation Policy
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Map & Directions

This is a private tour which includes the complimentary pick up at your Hotel, if centrally located in Manhattan from Battery Park to 125th Street. If you are scheduling a private tour in the afternoon and/or simply would like a different departure point instead of your hotel, our office will be able to assist you with that after you have completed your reservation.

All pick-ups in Manhattan (from Battery Park to 125th street) are complimentary. For all other areas including north of 125th Street and outside of Manhattan, there might be an additional fee. Please contact us and will be happy to assist you further. 
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Giuseppe M. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
Excellent guide, excellent organisation, Irene always ready to respond, available in every topic with competence, you can feel the passion for her work. Her voice accompanied our tour, we will miss you!

From Google - January 2024
Antonella G. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
I am the owner of a Travel Agency. We are Italian in Erba, Eolo travel, I brought a small group and I entrusted myself to Tony. We received great service from start to finish. Punctuality and excellent guides.Thank you for the wonderful experience!!!

From Google - May 2024
Breanna A. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

From TripAdvisor - April 2022
DCA1014 | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]

From TripAdvisor - October 2021
Carmine S. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
An extraordinary experience: I had the pleasure of having Irene as my guide for two days and thanks to the passion she puts into guiding you through the streets of NYC, the anecdotes, the trivia she lets you discover, and the facets she shows during the tour you can't help but fall even more in love with this wonderful city.

From Google - February 2024
Erica F. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
[...] unique, very professional, courteous, friendly we can only write positive adjectives, you made us feel at home and have the desire to return. Super recommended. Erica, Marco, Annalisa and Giuseppe.

From Google - December 2023
Keena B. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!

From TripAdvisor - August 2021
Amber M. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
Our family had a wonderful experience seeing Ellis Island and Liberty Island! Irene was very knowledgeable and engaging for our three children ages 5, 9, and 12. We will definitely book again with her [...]

From Google - November 2022
Giorgia M. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
We did 2 tours together with our guide Irene in one day, Hoboken and the East side. What can I say, in addition to the wonderful places, she has made everything more magical [...]

From Google - January 2023
Pierangelo G. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Irene? as I have already said elsewhere, she truly deserves all the compliments that are paid to her. Available, friendly, prepared, in short, if you need an Italian speaking guide in New York, she is the right person. You deserve 5 stars and more!

From TripAdvisor - April 2024
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