Spirituals Sightseeing Tours
Harlem Spirituals offers tours of cultural
value that expose thousands of visitors to Harlem and the many
neighborhoods of New York. The Harlem Spirituals Gospel tours take
visitors inside a number of well-known vibrant churches to experience
the reality of gospel music in a traditional setting.
Harlem Gospel Tours Visit historic
Harlem and witness the current Renaissance. Stroll through charming
tree-lined streets in historic districts before attending a worship
service in a local church to experience the soul stirring power
Gospel music. You may choose to top your morning with a lively
"Gospel brunch" at a local restaurant. Gospel Tours operate
Wednesday and Sunday mornings.
Gospel Tours: Join us
on a Sunday morning in the Black capital of the world and learn
about Harlem, itís start as a rural Dutch community, itís
transformation into a summer retreat for New Yorkís most prominent
families, how it then became a Mecca for African American writers
and artists at the turn of the century, to itís troubled past during
the 1960ís and 1970ís and itís present day community brimming with
pride and reveling in itís new renaissance. Along the way you will
see famous sights and landmarks such as the St. John the Divine,
Columbia University, City College, Morning Side Heights, the Morris
Jumel Mansion, Sylvan Terrace, Strivers Row and The Abyssinian
Baptist Church, Sugar Hill, St. Nicholas Avenue, where Duke
Ellington lived and the famed 125th street, Harlem USA, the Cotton
Club, and the Apollo Theater, the Schomburg Center
for research in Black Culture. Then, join a local congregation for
the Sunday worship service and experience the soul stirring power of
Gospel music. This tour operates in English, French, Italian,
Spanish, German and Portuguese.
Add Special Option: Soul Food Gospel
Brunch - End your
tour with a unique brunch experience: No Sunday in Harlem is
complete without some of the best Soul Food and a "Live" Gospel
Gospel Tours: Once New
York's most fashionable neighborhood, Harlem has a fascinating story
to tell. Stroll through the lovely and elegant enclave, Sugar Hill,
where famous musicians like Duke Ellington once lived. See the legendary
Apollo Theater and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black
Culture. Witness the beautiful acapella sounds of the ARC Gospel
choir during our mid-week hour of power and hear their powerful
voices singing songs of praise and share their experience. This tour
operates in English, French,
Italian, Spanish, German and Portuguese.
ARC stands for Addicts
Rehabilitation Center, the oldest drug-free treatment program center
in New York State. The ARC Gospel choir was formed to help finance treatments
for the people in the community to recover from drugs.
Add Special Option: Soul Food
End the morning
with a delicious Soul Food lunch.
Hours of Operation:
(subject to change)
HARLEM GOSPEL TOURS:
Tours operate as follows:
Wednesday 9am until 12:45pm
Sunday 9:30am until 1:30pm. (Languages other than
English depart at 9am).
Wednesday with Lunch 9am
Sunday with Brunch 9:30am
Narration is in English.
Does not operate Christmas and New Years Day. Reservations are necessary.
Reservation phone number will be provided on the tour voucher.
Location and Directions to
Tours begin at Harlem Spirituals Terminal,
690 8th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets in midtown
Office is open 7 days a
week: 8am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and 8am to 3pm on Sundays
Tickets and vouchers are sent to you via
standard US postal service to valid US addresses. You may opt to have
your purchase shipped to you by an expedited service, such as Federal
Express or DHL, to an address in the continental US for an additional
fee. If you purchase several options the same day you will only pay
once for expedited shipping. Orders will be sent the same day for
transactions made by 3pm Eastern US time Monday through Friday. Orders
received after 3pm, or on Saturday, Sunday or holidays, will be sent
the following business day.
you expect to receive in less than 2 weeks will require expedited
2-3 Business Day or Next Business Day service.
Standard US Mail -- allow 7-10 days.
2-3 Business Day Delivery -- shipped via
Federal Express or DHL (at our discretion). Not valid for PO Box
Next Business Day Delivery -- shipped
via Federal Express or DHL (at our discretion). Not valid for PO Box
Orders placed outside of the United
States will be delivered by courier service to a Manhattan hotel.
Orders cannot be delivered by any other method. There is an
additional charge for this service.
Please note we cannot be responsible for
inaccurate or incomplete addresses. Signature may be required for
Federal Express or DHL deliveries.
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unless specifically mentioned.
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courtesy and is subject to change by the suppliers of service. Prices
shown may include service fees and shipping/handling fees. Prices are
valid for internet purchases only. Telephone orders are not accepted.
Tickets and admissions are sent via email or US Mail
to valid addresses in the United States (or via private delivery
service for an additional charge). Allow 7-10 days for US Mail delivery.
All ticket and admission purchases are strictly non-refundable. Statue
of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry tickets do not include visits inside the
Statue; admission to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum is free. "Big
Apple Bites" restaurants have pre-set menus.
reserves the right to refuse any purchase if it causes NYCVP
to violate any terms of its contractual relationships with its suppliers
and/or vendors. Certain purchases may not be valid for large groups. NYCVP
is not responsible for non-delivery due to inaccurate or incomplete