Guided tour

4-hour Harlem Gospel Tour in New York City

Activity provider: Opentours

4-hour Harlem Gospel Tour in New York City

Activity provider: Opentours
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 74 per person

Experience the thrills of gospel singing in the heart of Harlem. This is a 4-hour tour of a historic neighborhood in New York City. 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


  • 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 you will be transported by your local guide to the church where the service is held. On the way you will 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
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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

4.6 /5

based on 428 reviews

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Hello, we had Erika as a tour guide---very, very good. In addition to the lots of information about Harlem, she also had a lot of other interesting information about New York through her long stay in America. And the service--although it's really different--was great! The friendliness of the people, this joy...simply very good...and don't be afraid to gossip!

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February 10, 2020

Interesting tour where you also get to know other parts of NYC (Harlem, South Bronx) that you would most likely not visit on your own (for fear of crime; they are not the hotspots of Manhattan and are therefore not mentioned in the usual travel guides ). The tour guide also gave us a lot of interesting information about the origin of New York City and today's life in this big city. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting New York who wants to learn about black culture. It was a pity that they left the church relatively early, even though the gospel mass wasn't over yet. But possibly that is also the wish of the parish. Unfortunately, there was no microphone in the coach either, or it was defective. This made it difficult to understand everything in the back of the car. Therefore only 4 stars.

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January 5, 2020

The best word to describe this trip is: OMG I LOVED IT! We got more then our expectations would ever dream of! And our guide, Deborah - WE LOVED HER! A truly amazing woman who knows her history and keeps the “life” up in the tour group. We loved the church and the community and they were so welcoming to us. A true gospel service with “hallelujah” and singing and music. Worth every dollar!

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September 15, 2019

Product ID: 19445