This 4-hour authentic Harlem gospel and brunch walking tour starts with a leisure stroll along 125th Street and the Mount Morris Historic District taking in the sights of New York’s finest 19th and 20th-century architecture. Attend a local church to hear and enjoy the sights and sounds of Harlem at its best. Toe-clapping, foot-stomping, and the soulful rhythms of gospel music fill the air. Conclude this experience with brunch at one of Harlem’s excellent restaurants.
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  • Min price: $92.50
  • Recommended duration of visit: 4 hours
  • Departure Point: Harlem, New York

Departure Times:

  • Good for:
    • Family friendly
    • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
    • Lunch included
    • Informative, friendly and professional guide
    • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Operates: Sunday
  • Inclusions:
    • Brunch
    • Professional guide
    • Live entertainment
    • Walking tour
  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Proper dress is required to attend the church service: no shorts or tank tops will be accepted
  • Cancellation Policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviews

  • 5
    - 27 July 2017 -

    This tour was amazing!!! I learned so many little known facts about Harlem and the tour guide was very informative!

  • Lori S

    5
    - 27 July 2017 -

    This tour was amazing!!! I learned so many little known facts about Harlem and the tour guide was very informative!

  • 2
    - 08 January 2017 -

    Disappointing, it was so contrived. The 'choir' had clearly not practiced their songs which were mostly carols, not gospel songs. Then they asked 'the bus people ' to leave... about 4 groups filed out I presume so that they could have their service alone. We were then taken to a taco restaurant which was not exactly was expected as it was offered as a local meal in Harlem.

  • Sandra E G

    2
    - 08 January 2017 -

    Disappointing, it was so contrived. The 'choir' had clearly not practiced their songs which were mostly carols, not gospel songs. Then they asked 'the bus people ' to leave... about 4 groups filed out I presume so that they could have their service alone. We were then taken to a taco restaurant which was not exactly was expected as it was offered as a local meal in Harlem.

  • 5
    - 07 November 2016 -

    On a sunny Sunday morning we joined our delightful and engaging tour guide Carolyn for a leisurely walking tour of Harlem. Being a local and living in the area she was able to give us an interesting insight into the rich history and recent development of Harlem and expertly pointed out the architectural features of significant buildings as well as wave and chat to her friends and neighbours along the way. We passed the famous Apollo theatre, strolled through beautiful tree lined streets flanked by the traditional Harlem Brownstone houses and we were warmly welcomed by the congregation of a local Baptist church where we were able to join in the uplifting and very moving singing of the gospel choir. The tour concluded with Carolyn hosting a delicious brunch in a local restaurant where she continued to entertain us with stories of Harlem past and present. A most enjoyable small group tour highly recommended for all.

  • Donal M

    5
    - 07 November 2016 -

    On a sunny Sunday morning we joined our delightful and engaging tour guide Carolyn for a leisurely walking tour of Harlem. Being a local and living in the area she was able to give us an interesting insight into the rich history and recent development of Harlem and expertly pointed out the architectural features of significant buildings as well as wave and chat to her friends and neighbours along the way. We passed the famous Apollo theatre, strolled through beautiful tree lined streets flanked by the traditional Harlem Brownstone houses and we were warmly welcomed by the congregation of a local Baptist church where we were able to join in the uplifting and very moving singing of the gospel choir. The tour concluded with Carolyn hosting a delicious brunch in a local restaurant where she continued to entertain us with stories of Harlem past and present. A most enjoyable small group tour highly recommended for all.

  • 5
    - 05 November 2016 -

    We had a wonderful experience with Carolyn D. Johnson of Welcome to Harlem for a walking tour around Harlem and visiting the Memorial Baptist Church, and listening to the choir and prayer. The history of Harlem was so interesting and unforgettable. Also lunch at the Sexy Taco Dirty Cash Café on Malcolm X Street , then guided to the local bus stop to get back into New York. Thank you Carolyn.

  • Diana L

    5
    - 05 November 2016 -

    We had a wonderful experience with Carolyn D. Johnson of Welcome to Harlem for a walking tour around Harlem and visiting the Memorial Baptist Church, and listening to the choir and prayer. The history of Harlem was so interesting and unforgettable. Also lunch at the Sexy Taco Dirty Cash Café on Malcolm X Street , then guided to the local bus stop to get back into New York. Thank you Carolyn.

  • 5
    - 17 October 2016 -

    The best tour of the City. We had a lovely tour guide, who was very knowledgeable and friendly. The church service was awesome! Had the biggest pancake forvbrunch. I would do this tour again definitely.

  • Mokgadi R

    5
    - 17 October 2016 -

    The best tour of the City. We had a lovely tour guide, who was very knowledgeable and friendly. The church service was awesome! Had the biggest pancake forvbrunch. I would do this tour again definitely.

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