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Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour in English

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You'll start at
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037, USAMeet in front of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located at 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
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    Apollo Theater
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Stop: 4 hours -
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You'll end at
Harlem, New York, NY, USAWe end at one of our partnered churches.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037, USA
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Harlem, New York, NY, USA
    • Professional guide
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Dress code is smart casual. Part of this tour will take place inside a church. Out of respect for the congregation hosting us, please dress appropriately and refrain from wearing flip-flops, tank tops and shorts
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Highly recommended authentic experience with a local, knowledgeable guide! The service seemed almost like a concert, there was so much music. The churchgoers were also very welcoming.
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    Actually before, I used to think Harlem just as a dangerous city. But after harlem gospel tour with Katherine, I could learn little by little, what the gospel means to people in harlem, the reason why they suffered a lot,,,etc. and most of all experience in harlem church made
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    Great information and tour by Russell. A little disappointed in the gospel choir part, I guess I was expecting more of a gospel “concert” instead it was the Sunday mass with some singing, it was good just not what I had expected. Learning about Harlem was great and the tour was
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    This was a great tour! Russell was a great guide - he's a Harlem local so clearly not just reading off a script. Really friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
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    We were hoping to find a great tour through Harlem with authentic church mess with singing and clapping gospel music, but we were very disappointed. During the walking tour I haven't received any new or specific information about Harlem itself, the tour guide was rather focused
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    Response from InsideOutTours, Guest Relations Manager at Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour in English
    Responded 8 Jan 2020
    Thank you for your feedback. Our Harlem Gospel tour includes a historical neighborhood tour including both residential areas like Striver's row, the Schomburg, and iconic sites like Apollo. Following the historical tour, we include history of gospel music, viewing several churches, and attend a gospel music performance with an ensemble of singers at an authentic Harlem Church. As for your expectation on what gospel is, the guides communicate it is not what media and film has presented as Gospel. We provided you an opportunity to see gospel and engage an intercultural experience. We do apologize if you felt the guide was rushing. As gospel in Harlem is highly requested, we want to make sure we arrive on time to ensure entry. We indicate the tour can take up to 4 hours, which appears is how long it took based on your review.
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    By: Inside Out Tours
    Mitchell W
    Not worth it, sorry
    My wife and I purchased a 4 attraction NYC explorer pass through Costco for $99. We learned that this tour
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    Emily D
    Essex, United Kingdom
    Thank you Rori for an informative, fun and friendly tour. The photo opportunities were incredible and we were left
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    Mo B
    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
    Great walking tour of Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo!
    We lucked out in February with this tour. It was a nice sunny day and 45 degrees. If it would have been cold,
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    NYC Slavery Tour
    This was time and money well spent. Purchased these tix for my husband who is always researching our history and
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    UNderstanding Slavery
    Or tour guide Sean was amazing, his passion and knowledge was incredibl. We learned so much from this tour and now
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    Richard N
    Interesting and informative
    Our guide was really informative and helpful to pointed out other areas if interest along the way. Really good
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    Fantastic walk over the Brooklyn Bridge!
    Blue skies, crisp cold air, stunning architecture, spectacular bridge walk & a most engaging guide made for a
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    The guide of the tour was amazing! And had a really beautiful voice! Very professional and fun! I'd definitely
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    The Witty Professor
    Kevin was very knowledgeable, witty and funny! We didn’t have the best weather, so Kevin made sure we took breaks
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    Javier N
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Great Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO tour
    I enjoyed very much the "Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Neighborhood Walking Tour". I did it with my girlfriend using
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    • Duration: 4h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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