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HARLEM GOSPEL TOUR

If you are looking for authentic Gospel in New York, Harlem is the right place. No other neighborhood is better known for its roots in traditional and soulful Gospel services. Especially Baptist Churches celebrate their worship with unique Gospel Chants and sermons - that’s why their religious community is steadily growing.

Be part of the tradition with our memorable Harlem Gospel Tour! You can either attend a religious service in a Baptist Church on a Sunday or a Wednesday. No matter what day you are preferring, you'll definitely get to listen to great Gospel music! Plus: Our native speaking tour guides are Gospel experts! They will not only show you the best local churches of this neighborhood, but also share background information about the history of the culture and chants.

You will discover an unknown Harlem, a neighborhood of great contrasts that is still the capital of the Afro-American culture.


Details of our Harlem Gospel Tour on Sunday

Departure point: 690 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036 (Map)

Departure time: 9:30 AM

Duration: 4 hours

Availability: Sundays

Commentary: English tour guide

Including: Guided tour through Harlem in English | Gospel service in Harlem or the Bronx (Baptist Church)

Price: $65 per person


Details of our Harlem Gospel Tour on Wednesday

Departure point: 690 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036 (Map)

Departure time: 9 AM

Duration: 4 hours

Availability: Wednesdays

Commentary: English tour guide

Including: Guided tour through Harlem in English | Gospel Choir rehearsal in Harlem (Baptist Church)

Price: $65 per person


How to attend a Gospel service in Harlem

Please bear in mind: Attending a service in a Baptist Church means that you are worshiping with the members of the congregation. As a tourist and visitor, these members welcome you as a guest in their church and expect you to respect the tradition and rules of the house.

Most importantly, appropriate attire is required. Upon entering the church, your shoulders should be covered; tank tops, flip-flops, shorts, etc. are not allowed. Instead, you should wear a nice blouse/dress, buttoned shirt or suit. Furthermore, backpacks, audio/video/photo recordings are not permitted. Last but not least, you are expected to remain in the church until the worship service has finished.

Questions about our Harlem Gospel Tour?

If you have any questions regarding our Harlem Gospel Tour or in general, don't hesitate to call us at +1 212-557-1654, drop us an email or try our FAQ. Our friendly and knowledgeable multilingual customer care team will be happy to help you.



Details of our Harlem Gospel Tour on Sunday

Departure point/Punto di partenza/Punto de partida: TBC after booking from a VOLATOUR representative

Departure time/Orario di partenza/Hora de salida: English Tour: 9:30 AM | Italian, Spanish Tour 9 AM - Meeting time is 15 minutes prior departure (9:15 AM / 8:45 AM)

Duration/Durata/Duración: 4 H

Availability/Disponibilità/Disponibilidad: Sundays

Commentary/Guida/Comentario: English, Italian, Spanish



Details of our Harlem Gospel Tour on Wednesday

Departure point/Punto di partenza/Punto de partida: TBC after booking from a VOLATOUR representative

Departure time/Orario di partenza/Hora de salida: English Tour: 9 AM | Italian, Spanish Tour 8:45 AM - Meeting time is 15 minutes prior departure (8:45 AM / 8:30 AM)

Duration/Durata/Duración: 4 H

Availability/Disponibilità/Disponibilidad: Wednesdays

Commentary/Guida/Comentario: English, Italian, Spanish



Terms and Conditions

Sunday Tour

Blackout Date(s)/Date chiuse/Fechas de cierre: Special price on December 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019.

Voucher Regulation(s)/Regolazione(i) voucher/Regulaciones de cupones: 1. Voucher must be addressed to VOLATOUR Inc. 33 West 46th Street - New York, NY 10036. 2. Voucher must state that proper attire is required (no shorts or tank tops) and that no cameras and recording devices are going to be admitted in the church.

Other/Altre/Otro: This product is available in FREE SELL except December 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019.


Wednesday Tour

Blackout Date(s)/Date chiuse/Fechas de cierre: Special price on December 20, 2018 and January 4, 2019.

Voucher Regulation(s)/Regolazione(i) voucher/Regulaciones de cupones: 1. Voucher must be exchanged at least 30 minutes before departure, at the office of HARLEM SPIRITUALS, 390 8th Avenue. 2. Voucher must be addressed to HARLEM SPIRITUALS 390 8th Avenue - New York, NY 10036 and must be booked via VOLATOUR Inc. 33 West 46th Street - New York, NY 10036. 3. Voucher must state that proper attire is required (no shorts or tank tops) and that no cameras and recording devices are going to be admitted in the church.

Other/Altre/Otro: This product is available in FREE SELL except December 20, 2018 and January 4, 2019.

Only children under 2 years of age are free of charge.

We never quantify an exact amount and we discourage our tour guides from asking you for a specific amount at the end of the tour. However, if you enjoyed the tour, it is custom to tip your guide and driver with a few dollars each.

Yes, there is a slight difference. On Wednesdays you are going to experience a choir rehearsal and on Sundays you will see the choir performing during a mass. Please find all information on the tour specific page here.

We don't have a precise itinerary, as our tour guide will coordinate this trip depending on traffic. However, you can be ensured to experience the full Harlem vibe.

We can't say upfront which church we are going to visit. However, we are cooperating with a number of Baptist Churches in Harlem and depending on their own schedule we will arrange a visit with an available church.

Usually the mass with the gospel choir lasts for about 35 - 45 minutes.

Yes. Tank tops, shorts and flip-flops are not allowed. Furthermore, no backpacks are permitted.

Unfortunately neither taking pictures, nor audio/video recordings are allowed.