Harlem Gospel Tour - Sunday
Join us on a Sunday morning for an authentic experience in Harlem! This tour combines a guided bus tour around Harlem with a Sunday worship service at a local church, where you get to experience a gospel concert that'll move you to your core.
- Enjoy a gospel concert in a local congregation
- Experience Harlem in a secure manner
- See the famous Harlem sights and landmarks
- Learn about the historic Harlem from your guide
Experience the Real Harlem
Harlem is known as the Black Capital of the world as you will learn on this tour. Harlem was originally a rural Dutch community. Many years ago Harlem transformed into a summer retreat for New York's most prominent families.
However, Harlem is most famous for being a mecca for African American writers, jazz musicians, and artists at the turn of the century. Not to mention it's troubled past during the 1960's and 1970's where Harlem played host to many riots. The present day community in Harlem is brimming with pride and reveling in its new renaissance.
Even though Harlem today is a trendy part of New York, it is not always safe to be there as a tourist. This is why this trip is perfect for those who like to see Harlem in a secure and smart way.
Along the way you will see famous sights and landmarks such as St. John the Divine, Columbia University, City College, Morning Side Heights, the Morris Jumel Mansion, Sylvan Terrace, Strivers Row and Sugar Hill, St. Nicholas Avenue, where Duke Ellington lived and the famed 125th street, Harlem USA, the Cotton Club, and the Apollo Theater, the Schomburg Center for research in Black Culture.
And then, last but definitely not least, you get to join a local congregation for the Sunday worship service and experience the soul stirring power of gospel music.
The tour is operated in English.
How do I get my tickets?
Shortly after your booking is complete, you will receive an e-ticket by mail. Please print out your ticket and bring it with you to Gray Line CitySightseeing New York Visitor Center.
How does it work?
Before you go on your Gospel tour to Harlem, you have to collect your tickets at Gray Line CitySightseeing New York Visitor Center.
We advise you to pick up your tickets prior to the date of your tour. To avoid longer lines at the ticket counters we suggest you redeem your tickets in the afternoon, a day or two prior to using them. Lines are usually longer in the mornings.
Where does the tour start?
The tour departs from Harlem Spirituals Tours. Please be there 15 minutes before the tour starts.
Where does the tour end?
The tour ends in the Times Square area.
How long is the tour?
The tour departs at 9:30 AM and ends at 1:30 PM, and lasts about 4 hours.
How long are my tickets valid?
Your tickets are only on the chosen date.
Is there a dress code?
Yes, since you'll be visiting a church you need to be dressed accordingly.Shorts, tank tops or flip flops are not allowed.
Are children's tickets available?
Yes, children's tickets are available for children between 3 and 11 years. Children under age 3 are free if they don't occupy a seat.
- Due to security reasons suitcases, packages and big bags are not allowed on this tour.