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New York City: Sunday Harlem Gospel Tour

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Enjoy an historical guided tour through Harlem and join a local congregation for an uplifting service of gospel music on Sunday morning. See where Duke Ellington lived, explore the birth of urban black culture and more.
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English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

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  • Experience the charm of Harlem's neighborhoods with a local guide
  • See the famous sights of 125th Street
  • Discover legendary venues such as the Apollo Theater and Cotton Club
  • Get uplifted at an authentic gospel service
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Take an inspiring Sunday tour of Harlem to learn the history of the neighborhood, from its origins as a rural Dutch farming community to its transformation into a summer retreat for New York's most prominent families.

Hear how public transportation and real estate made Harlem a fashionable district for those fleeing congested Lower Manhattan. Learn about the arrival of African Americans from the southern states during the Great Migration, and how they formed communities to collectively address economic, political and social issues. 

Pass landmarks such as Columbia University, the Cotton Club and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, to name just a few. Discover where Duke Ellington lived on 125th Street, and then join a local congregation for their Sunday service and experience the uplifting power of gospel music.
  • Sightseeing tour of Harlem
  • Transportation
  • Gospel service in a local church
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Gratuities for the guide

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Meeting point

Meet at 690, 8th Avenue (2nd floor) between 43rd and 44th Streets.

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• Wear appropriate clothes. Shorts, tank tops and flip flops are not permitted
• Filming and photography during the service is not permitted
• Guides are available in 5 different languages
• The English tour departs at 09:30 AM. The French, German, Spanish and Italian tours depart at 09:00 AM

From £48.63 per person

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