The tour of Harlem begins between 8:30 am to 9:30 am (check the exact time with your tour operator).
What It Is
This entertaining and informative half-day excursion is a tour of the "Black Capital of the World."
The trip reveals some iconic places of interest and landmarks of Harlem and Upper West Side.
Among them are the Apollo Theatre, where Michael Jackson became a celebrity, the Malcolm X Mosque, famous for its Afro-American graffiti, and St. Nicholas Avenue, known as the residential area of Duke Ellington.
It is also a lesson on how the neighbourhood became the intellectual centre of Afro-American artists and writers around the beginning of the 20th century.
Learn about the turbulent times of the 1960s and 1970s and the events which took place in Harlem.
Above all, attend the delightful and uplifting Gospel Mass in the greatest neo-Gothic church in the world.
Your Experience With Harlem Gospel Tour in New York City
You will enjoy a thrill and positive energy that flows through your body during the harmonious Gospel Mass in the neo-Gothic Saint John the Divine Church in Harlem.
Also, you will tour top attractions of the "Black Capital of the World", such as the Apollo Theatre, Sugar Hill, the Hamilton Terrace and Morning Side Heights.
After the morning tour, you can choose to return to the Church of St. John the Divine for the Gospel Mass service in Harlem.
What Harlem Gospel Tour in New York City Includes?
The guided tour of Harlem and Upper West Side.
Attendance of the Gospel Mass in the Saint John the Divine Church.
Taxes and fees.
Things Before Go
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
There is no discount available for children, students or seniors.
You should not take photos or films during the gospel masses.
Don't be yourself surprised if a local participant next to you gives you a hug during the event.
Albeit Gospel masses take place in churches throughout the Big Apple, they are most authentic in Harlem.
Is It Suitable for Me?
The Gospel Tour of Harlem reveals one of the most uplifting events in the Big Apple therefore it is ideal for anyone.
The tour is also historical and cultural and interesting for people who want to learn about the past and present neighbourhood of Harlem.
The overall rating for this tour on Get Your Guide is 4.7 out of 5.
It has a fantastic 5 out of 5 score on Viator.
People who have joined the Harlem Tour previously have left very complimentary comments about their experience.
A number of reviews points out that the activity is ideal as an introductory tour of the places you can visit while in New York.
Most of travellers enjoyed the Gospel Mass and describe it as a "unique experience."
Best Times to Visit
This tour is available on Sundays and occasionally on Wednesdays).
St. John the Dinine Church
Morning Side Heights
Malcolm X Mosque
Address / Pick up Location
Meeting Point: information will be in your booking confirmation.
The tour should be suitable for wheelchair users but you should advise you tour operator in advance.
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