Guided Walking Tour of Harlem & Gospel Mass

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  • The guided tour through the heart of Harlem

  • Discovering African American culture and the origins of gospel music

  • The unique experience of attending a gospel mass in a Harlem church

Essential info*

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  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 4hrs

Tour with Commentary

  • English
  • French

Starting time 7:30 AM, 7:45 AM, 8:00 AM, 8:15 AM

Departure point/location

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Immerse yourself in New York's African American culture: explore Harlem and see an unforgettable gospel mass!

During this tour of Harlem, you will discover African American culture and the landmarks of the neighbourhood such as the Apollo Theater, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Theresa Hotel, etc.

You will learn more about the origins of gospel music, and its influence on jazz, blues and rock'n'roll. You will also trace the history of iconic inhabitants of the neighbourhood, such as Billie Holiday and Malcolm X, a famous figure of the civil rights movement in Harlem.

To end your tour, enjoy a unique experience in New York: watch a famous gospel choir in concert in a church in Harlem! 

Good to know

  • Availability: Sunday
  • Times: 8:00am 
  • Departure point: Harlem 
    - in front of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located at 515 Malcolm X Blvd
  • The churches chosen for this tour are traditional churches and not toursit attractions. By way of of respect for the participants, camcorders and cameras must not be used during the Mass. Smart dress is required; shorts, tank tops and flipflops are not permitted
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

You can cancel or modify your reservation withtout fees, up to 2 days prior to the selected date (excluding specific dates). From 2 days prior and in case of no show, 100% cancellation fees will apply. A booking made on specific dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refundable.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Guided walking tour of Harlem
  • Gospel mass in a Harlem church
  • Services of a tour guide

Not included

  • Subway transport
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras and individual purchases

Customer reviews

10 reviews
  • Sympathique mais quartier encore en souffrance avec beaucoup de toxicomanes
    Jul 25, 2022
  • Visite très intéressante et enrichissante.
    Anthony R.
    Aug 17, 2019
  • Prévoir traduction en français
    sylvain P.
    Jul 21, 2019

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