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Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour

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    What to Expect
    Spend a morning immersed in the rich and eclectic culture of Harlem. Meet your guide near Times Square in the morning and board a comfortable coach for the drive north to Harlem. Admire the stately homes and historic buildings of Strivers Row and Sylvan Terrace, and cruise by musical landmarks like the Apollo Theater, which has hosted some of the hottest names in jazz and R&B throughout the decades.

    Continue on to a local church to take part in an inspiring morning service featuring the soul-stirring vocals of the ARC gospel choir. This community choir helps support the drug treatment services of the Addicts Rehabilitation Center, New York State’s oldest drug-free recovery program.

    If you select the lunch upgrade, enjoy a delicious meal after the gospel service at Sylvia’s restaurant. Founded by the ‘queen of soul food,’ this Harlem institution dishes up beloved southern-inspired specialties like fried chicken, spicy ribs, collard greens and cornbread. 

    At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off back at the original departure point in the afternoon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    690 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Gospel service
    • Stop at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    • Walking tour of residential sections of Harlem
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks (unless lunch option is selected)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
    • Church services may be held in the Bronx, however the tour will still cover the Harlem itinerary
    • Shorts and tank tops are not allowed to be worn on this tour. Harlem Spirituals Inc. reserves the right to refuse clients improperly dressed and will not refund the service
    • What is "Soul Food"
    • Soul Food is traditional African American cuisine that originated in the South in the United States. Today it has become a highly sought after cuisine. It consists of spicy ribs, collard greens, fried fish and chicken, freshly cooked corn bread, and a few side dishes like black eye peas, okra, or macaroni and cheese to mention a few.
    • Do the tours include walking?
    • Guests are invited to take walks through the neighborhoods visited. The average walk is about 15 minutes.
    • Are the tours wheelchair friendly?
    • With advance notice, wheelchair bound customers with some mobility can be accommodated in the front rows of the tour bus with their wheelchairs folded away in the luggage compartment. It is mandatory that someone accompany customers with special needs to assist them onto the coach.
    • For passengers with no mobility or a non foldable wheelchairs we recommend giving at least 3 weeks notice so that we can secure a coach with a wheelchair lift.
    • Wheelchair lifts are 49" X 28" and can carry a maximum weight limit of 700lbs. We kindly ask that you submit the dimensions and model of the chair as our lift may not be able to accommodate scooters and other large sized electric chairs. A maximum of one person in a wheelchair can be accommodated per bus.
    • Private tours are available with accessible ramp transportation.
    • Many of the churches that we visit have steps. In order to accommodate their wheelchair bound congregation members churches use portable mobility ramps.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Wonderful experience. The choir and the church members could not have been more gracious and welcome. Each member of the choir is extremely talented and passionate about the music. A highlight of my visit and I have been to NYC many times. Our guide Anthony was a life time New
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    Response from hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour
    Responded 6 days ago
    Dear CCseaSwim, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience on our Harlem Gospel tour. Your feedback and recommendation mean a lot to us. As a frequent visitor to our city, we realize that you have many activities to choose from and we honored that you chose our Harlem tour. To learn that it was the highlight of your trip is the icing on the cake for us. Warm regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice president Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions
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    This is a must for anyone visiting New York . Our guide was so engaging and lives and breathes this vibrant and beautiful part of the city. I am not a religious person myself but you don’t need to be to be moved and to understand the depth of feeling within this close community.
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    Response from hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Jagraham57, Thank you for such an amazing review of our Harlem Gospel tour. We truly appreciate your kind words and thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Best regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice president Harlem Spirituals /New York Visions
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    This tour provides a great insight into Harlem. The online booking process was efficient as was the ticket collection on the day of our tour at Harlem Spirituals’ office in Times Square, which is the tour’s start and finish point. The office staff were friendly and welcoming.
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    Response from hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour
    Responded 6 Oct. 2019
    Dear Gottatravelalways, Thank you for posting such an awesome review of our Harlem Gospel tour. It really means a lot to us that you chose our tour among the many other sightseeing options to visit New York City. More importantly, we are thrilled to read that our tour of the Harlem neighborhood had a positive impact on you. We truly appreciate your thorough review and recommendation of our program. Sincerely, Erika Elisabeth Vice president Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions
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    An inspirational morning tour of Harlem culminating in a performance of the ARC gospel choir. The tour guide was entertaining, knew Harlem as he grew up there and could provide us a with a myriad of facts about changes over the years. The gospel choir was amazing and we loved
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    Response from hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour
    Responded 6 Oct. 2019
    Dear Joanne H, Thank you for sharing your feedback on our Harlem Gospel tour. Your recommendation means a lot to us. We are so glad to read that you and your children had an unforgettable experience in Harlem. Warm regards, Erika Elisabeth Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions
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    A well managed tour. Following my booking in the UK I collected my ticket from the office the day before the tour. This was very efficiently handled by a friendly lady. Anthony, our tour guide was both informative and amusing, and as a Harlem native, was able to give us some
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    Response from hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour
    Responded 15 Jul. 2019
    Dear Dekerekharris2017, We hope this email finds you well. We realize that there are many tours and activities to choose from in New York City and we are honored that you opted to join our Harlem on a Wednesday Gospel tour. Thank you for sharing your experience and joining in on the signing with the choir! We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour and are truly grateful for your wonderful recommendation. Sincerest regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice president Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions Maven Ameican Journeys
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