New York City: Sunday Harlem Gospel Tour

New York City: Sunday Harlem Gospel Tour

From $69 per person

Enjoy an historical guided tour through Harlem and join a local congregation for an uplifting service of gospel music on Sunday morning. See where Duke Ellington lived, explore the birth of urban black culture and more.

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Duration 4 hours
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English, German, French, Spanish, Italian


  • Experience the charm of Harlem's neighborhoods with a local guide
  • See the famous sights of 125th Street
  • Discover legendary venues such as the Apollo Theater and Cotton Club
  • Get uplifted at an authentic gospel service
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Take an inspiring Sunday tour of Harlem to learn the history of the neighborhood, from its origins as a rural Dutch farming community to its transformation into a summer retreat for New York's most prominent families. Hear how public transportation and real estate made Harlem a fashionable district for those fleeing congested Lower Manhattan. Learn about the arrival of African Americans from the southern states during the Great Migration, and how they formed communities to collectively address economic, political and social issues.  Pass landmarks such as Columbia University, the Cotton Club and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, to name just a few. Discover where Duke Ellington lived on 125th Street, and then join a local congregation for their Sunday service and experience the uplifting power of gospel music.
  • Sightseeing tour of Harlem
  • Transportation
  • Gospel service in a local church
  • Meals
  • Gratuities for the guide

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    Meeting point

    Meet at 690, 8th Avenue (2nd floor) between 43rd and 44th Streets.

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    • Wear appropriate clothes. Shorts, tank tops and flip flops are not permitted
    • Filming and photography during the service is not permitted
    • Guides are available in 5 different languages
    • The English tour departs at 09:30 AM. The French, German, Spanish and Italian tours depart at 09:00 AM
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    4.3 /5

    based on 115 reviews

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    A rich and warm welcome from Harlem

    I wish to thank the Guides and the Greater Highway Deliverance Temple for such a wonderful warm welcome to the Harlem neighbourhood. The congregation members were so welcoming of us as a group of tourists and really made us feel a part fo things. Our guide went out of this way to interrupt the stereotypes of Harlem that abound, and demonstrate its rich culture, its compassion and its heart. My favourite quote of the morning was that "the currency of Harlem is respect". He was also very informative and took time on the bus to answer brand questions about New York and share some great simple information (like navigating subways and the restaurant health ratings). We visited a couple of other tourist spots in Harlem.

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    October 17, 2019

    Very impressive trip

    Sunday morning with Glen was very nice and impressive. Our guide, Glen himself came from Harlem and was able to give us a lot of interesting facts. Also, he led us to a real worship that we could attend, a very moving endeavor. The organization was great too. We were greeted in a friendly manner at the door of the office. Everything went great. Thank you for the nice day

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    October 7, 2019

    Good tour, but not very organized

    The Cult was very good, althought - I bought a Spanish guided tour, and at the time, It was only in French/English I got pretty lucky, because my son is fluent in English, otherwise would be impossible. You guys should be more attempted to this. Both driver and guide were very kind

    January 7, 2019

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