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Address: 690 8th Ave Fl 2, New York City, NY 10036-7109
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For over 25 years, Harlem Spirituals - New York Visions has offered unique...

For over 25 years, Harlem Spirituals - New York Visions has offered unique sightseeing tours of cultural value that capture the excitement and flavor of New York City. Our Harlem Gospel tours and Harlem Soul Food and Jazz tours guarantee to make you a part of an unique experience. Discover the rich history of this legendary New York City neighborhood and enjoy the soul-stirring power of live gospel and jazz music. Complete your tour experience with a delicious meal at some of Harlem's most fashionable restaurants. Beyond Harlem, our New York sightseeing guided tours take you off the beaten path to soak in the local flavor and really experience the diversity of New York and its fascinating neighborhoods of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. All of our NYC tours are offered year round in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese on board deluxe motor coaches. Harlem Spirituals - New York Visions also offers services and packages with hotel accommodation, airport and city transfers, cruises, city passes, attractions and Broadway shows. Whether you are traveling with a group or individually, let us plan your next New York vacation from start to finish!

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Harlem Soul Food & Jazz Evening Tour

Splurged on this tour for my birthday with my husband and friend on 12/05/16. Started out at the tour office (Harlem Spirituals), where we took a shuttle to Harlem. Was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
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Van Nuys, California
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A very informative history tour of Harlem and beautiful gospel service. The team here right from checking in to the tour guide were all so incredible welcoming. Our tour guide Alvin was a lovely man.. a walking knowledge book.!!

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Krystle555, Thank you for your kind words! We are happy that you enjoyed our Harlem Gospel tour. We hope that you will join us again to discover more of New York City's fantastic neighborhoods. Best regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice President Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions Maven American Journeys More 

Van Nuys, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Splurged on this tour for my birthday with my husband and friend on 12/05/16. Started out at the tour office (Harlem Spirituals), where we took a shuttle to Harlem. Was very impressed by our tour guide Peggy and her fluency in English, Italian, and French (we had a few Italian couples and French as well). The ride to Harlem was... More 

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Florianopolis, SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We purchased the tour with portuguese translations, but ince we were there, we were told there would not be a portuguese tour (???). We took the english tour, which is not a problem to me, I just translated some of the tour to my wife. The tour guide knows a lot about NY and the Harlem, and was very detailed... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Rodrigo R, Thank you very much for your honest feedback about your experience on our Harlem gospel tour. We are sorry that the Portuguese language was not available and are glad that you were able to follow the English tour. Harlem Spirituals has developed relationships with over 20 churches in Harlem as well as in the Bronx. Worship services... More 

Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Never had experienced a true gospel celebration, neither the feeling of the Harlem area. The event was 100% up to my expectations. Good information on the neighborhood by our guide Sheila, and a very 'interactive' celebration in church with the choir. (singing Happy Days all together in the front- wow!). Recommended!

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Peter D, Thank you for your feedback and kind words. We are glad that our Harlem Gospel Tour was exactly the experience that you were looking for. We are 100% happy and grateful for your recommendation. Sincerest regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice president Harlem Spirituals / NY Visions Maven American Journeys More 

Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I really enjoyed this tour. I had been to Harlem 40 years ago and you did not wander around. Anthony showed us Harlem as it is today, demonstrating a great amount of knowledge. Beautiful buildings, including from colonial times and famous spots like the Apollo Theatre. And then going to church where we were so welcomed was the culmination of... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Houstontravelgoddess, We are happy that you enjoyed our Harlem Gospel tour last sunday. Your feedback and vote on trip advisor are very important to us and we thank you for taking the time to submit your post. We hope that you will join us in the future on our neighborhood tours through the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Best regards,... More 

ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This truly was a great experience our tour guide Alvan was really fantastic and gave us so much in-depth information and history about Harlem the tour took about three hours and we stopped in Harlem for coffee and a break about an hour into the tour we then went to the church and experienced the singing of the choir it... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Katie 8484, Thank you for making Harlem Spirituals a part of your trip to New York City. We are so glad that you enjoyed the content of our Harlem Gospel tour. We appreciate the time that you took to write about your experience and will be sure to pass along your lovely comments to our guide Alvin. Best regards,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This tour was excellent due to the knowledgable tour guide Alvin. Alvin had such interesting snippets of history about all the areas we visited around Harlem before and after attending the church service. The service was authentic and the people were very warm and friendly, accepting us into their place of worship.

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Marleneries, Thank you for posting such lovely feedback on our Harlem Gospel tour. We are happy that you enjoyed the experience and will share your comments with our tour guide. We hope that you will join us again on our New York City neighborhoods tours through Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Best regards, Erika Elisabeth Vice president Harlem Spirituals... More 

Bentleigh East, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting an insight into Harlem and experience a real life gospel service. Alvin our tour guide was brilliant - his knowledge of the historical points of interest was fantastic without being over the top. A great morning was had and I'll remember this tour forever. Thank you Alvin, you are an asset to... More 

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear Tanya K, You made our day! Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words about our Harlem gospel tour. Your feedback means the world to us and we along with Alvin are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the experience. Sincerely, Erika Elisabeth Vice president Harlem Spirituals / New York Visions Maven American Journeys More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We booked through Viator for the Gospel tour and brunch at the Cotton club. Our guide Alvin was great and gave us a very interesting tour of NYC and Harlem.I had read that there was a chance we would end up in the Bronx for the Gospel church and in our case we did.We therefore had extra travel time to... More 

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Jasper, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had an excellent guide, giving us a very good insight into the life and history of Harlem. The commentary was excellent, and the visit to the church and singing a definite highlight. A truly unique experience. The only parts which were over looked were the cotton club and Apollo theatre, which were spoken about but not visited.

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hsnyv_tours, Manager at Harlem Spirituals, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for your kind words. I hope this message finds you in great spirits. There is certainly lot's of ground to cover on our Harlem Gospel tour but not enough time to tour the inside of the Apollo Theater. We can only speak of the original Cotton Club a central point in Harlem's musical history as it... More 

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