Duration
4-hour
Type
Private
Language
Mobile Voucher Accepted
yes
Cancellation
Free up to 8 days in advance of the experience

Harlem's Soulful Journey

 

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Embark on an immersive private walking tour through Harlem, a neighborhood rich in history and culture. Discover the beauty of Sugar Hill, the legacy of the Apollo Theater, and the historic significance of New York City's oldest public college. Your journey culminates in a soul-stirring Gospel Choir performance during an authentic Sunday Service.


Discover Harlem's Gospel Heritage

Experience the emotional depth of Gospel music in a local Harlem church, where hymns and songs about faith come to life. Learn about the origins of this powerful musical tradition, rooted in African-American culture, and feel the choir's energy resonate within you.


Explore Harlem's enchanting streets and learn about its pivotal role in African-American history. From the elegant Sugar Hill to the iconic Apollo Theater, each landmark tells a story of resilience and cultural richness. Your private guide will tailor the tour to your interests, ensuring a personalized experience.


HARLEM'S RICH HISTORY


Uncover Harlem's Dutch origins dating back to 1658 and its evolution into a hub of African-American culture. Learn about the neighborhood's role in civil rights movements and visit historical districts like Mount Morris and Sugar Hill, showcasing elegant townhouses and significant landmarks.

Highlights of Harlem with The Gospel Choir

Private 1.5/2-hour Walking Tour With Professional Guide.
Authentic Gospel Choir Experience During Sunday Service
Visit To Apollo Theater and Other Significant Sites In Harlem
Customizable Itinerary Based on Your Interests

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Customizing Your Harlem Experience

Due to Harlem's size and the time spent at the church service, it's impossible to cover everything in one morning. Your guide will suggest key landmarks to visit based on your location and preferences, crafting a unique itinerary that brings Harlem's spirit to life.


RESPECTING THE SANCTITY OF SUNDAY SERVICE


Joining a Harlem Gospel Church service is a privilege that comes with responsibilities. As a place of worship, it's essential to dress appropriately and respect the sanctity of the Mass. The service is a spiritual experience, not a performance, and lasts about 2 hours.

Inclusions

    • Private Walking Tour
    • A Guided Walk around Harlem approx. 1.5 / 2-hour long
    • Sunday Mass Service with Gospel Choir in local Harlem Church
    • Professional Tour Guide

Exclusions

    • Gratuities
    • Public Transportation
    • Church Donation - Suggested Donation $5/$10 per person
    • For Group from 7 people up, mandatory Church Donation of $10 per person

Pricing

Starting Rate: $81.25 per person, based on a group of four participants.

Please Note:
  • This is a private tour experience; prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • The rate per person will vary depending on the final number of participants.

Additional Info & FAQ

  • WEATHER NOTICE: All Walking Tours are performed rain or shine, please check the weather and dress appropriately. It is at the discretion of the operator in case of extreme weather conditions or for reasons of force majeure to decide to cancel the tour or to postpone it to a later date. If the alternative date is not conducive to the customer, the tour will be refunded completely.
  • Please note that all venues included in the tour description, including, but not limited to, restaurants, attractions, and museums may change without prior notice. 

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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How to
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Map & Directions

This is a private walking tour which includes the complimentary meet & greet at your Hotel, if centrally located in Manhattan between Battery Park and 125th Street. The Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel at the selected time, and you will start your tour from there. If you prefer to meet the guide somewhere else, we can accommodate that as well.

All Meet & Greet in Manhattan (from Battery Park to 125th street) are complimentary.

For hotels located north of 125th Street or outside Manhattan, please note there will be an additional $35 fee. Alternatively, the guide can suggest a convenient location (in Manhattan) based on the selected itinerary where you can meet to start the tour. Please contact us if you have any question, and we will be happy to assist you further.  
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Breanna A. | TripAdvisor
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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!

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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 [...]

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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!

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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