Guided tour

4-hour Harlem Gospel Tour in New York City

Activity provider: Opentours
Guided tour

4-hour Harlem Gospel Tour in New York City

Activity provider: Opentours
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From US$ 74 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the thrills of gospel singing in the heart of Harlem. See Morningside Heights, Columbia University and the Apollo Theater before joining a gospel choir for Mass.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, German
Small group available


  • Enjoy a guided tour through the historic neighborhood of Harlem
  • Attend Baptist Mass with a Gospel Choir
  • See the Apollo Theater, Sugar Hill, Morningside Heights and Columbia University
  • Enjoy a unique tour off the tourist track
Full description

Experience an alternative tour of New York in this 4-hour tour of Harlem and the Upper West Side. Meet at the Sheraton New York Hotel at 08:30 AM. From here, be transported by your local guide to the church where the service is held.

On the way, pass major landmarks, such as Saint John the Divine Cathedral, Columbia University, Sugar Hill, Morning side Heights, and Hamilton Terrace. Enjoy inspirational and uplifting gospel music.

Characterized by its repletion, group participation, strong harmonies, and vibrant energy, the sound of a gospel choir can't fail to put you in a delightful mood.

This is a unique chance to glimpse a community service and take part in an extraordinary form of celebration. After mass you will be driven back to Sheraton, where your tour will end. Continue your New York sightseeing filled with joy!

  • Tour of Upper West Side and Harlem
  • Gospel Mass
  • Meals
  • Beverages

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Tours are usually offered in one language. However, occasionally they may be multilingual if the minimum number of participants is not reached
  • The tour itinerary is subject to traffic conditions, it can be modified during special events such as parades and the New York City Marathon and can be offered in vans or buses depending on the number of passengers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 475 reviews

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All in all a nice tour. The tour guide in particular did a really great job. Very nice, friendly and with a lot of knowledge about New York. You could clearly see the passion with which she does these tours and her love for New York. However, we had hoped for more at the gospel performance. At first it seemed to us that this was a purely commercial performance since there were hardly any church members and the number of tourists clearly outweighed it. The gospel choir with only 3 singers was rather semi. We had really hoped for more.

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November 28, 2022

I really want to do this review because it was really beautiful and very well organized. Our guide Andrea, who is exceptional, very well prepared on all of New York and life in the States. He never stopped telling us very interesting anecdotes about all of New York and Harlem. He never stopped explaining us step by step for 4 hours. Very cultured in perfect Italian. Then the gem is the Gospel mass in this very suggestive and very engaging church in Harlem. The pastor welcomed us warmly as well as the owner Igor of the organizing agency. Super recommended for Italians 5 stars are very few Thanks so much for the nice experience Francesca and Leonardo

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June 27, 2022

Interesting tour, harlem and Washington House have an ancient history and known loco. Very good and nice guide. The gospel choir is a bit disturbing, a small room used as a "church" with 4 or 5 amateur singers in civilian clothes who squirmed, plus an hour long, nothing that has to do with real gospel choirs with real singers with all the same clothes and undisputed professional skills.

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June 27, 2022

Product ID: 19445