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Harlem
This uptown New York City neighborhood caught the public’s attention in the 1920s with the Harlem Renaissance—an explosion of African-American art, literature, and music. Though it has been subject to gentrification, the district remains a cultural powerhouse with jazz clubs, theaters, and soul food restaurants tucked away among old brownstones. 
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Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour

Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour

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Discover the vibrant history and musical legacy of Harlem on this exclusive insider’s gospel tour. Stroll past beautiful brownstones while learning about Harlem’s famous former residents and take part in an uplifting Wednesday morning service featuring the talented ARC gospel choir, which supports drug addiction recovery programs within the community. Upgrade to include lunch at Sylvia’s, a local eatery renowned for serving up some of the best soul food in New York.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Evening Harlem Jazz Tour

Evening Harlem Jazz Tour

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Watch Harlem come alive after dark with a 3.5-hour evening tour to historic churches, landmarks and one of the neighborhood’s best jazz spots. Walk with your guide along vibrant Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, and learn about the cultural heritage of Harlem’s night clubs and gospel churches. Spot some of New York City’s distinctive brownstone architecture as you walk, then finish your evening at a live jazz club, where some of today’s best artists play tunes by Harlem’s music greats.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.32
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$65.32
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Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

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Delve into the musical legacy of Harlem with an exclusive insider’s jazz tour plus a live show at one of the neighborhood’s iconic venues. See Harlem landmarks like the Apollo Theater and Savoy Ballroom, and savor a preshow meal of soul food at Sylvia’s restaurant. After dinner, head to one of Harlem’s hottest nightspots for a live show featuring a 1920s swing ensemble or a modern rhythm and blues or jazz act.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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$175.00

Boroughs Tour: Harlem, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Coney Island

Boroughs Tour: Harlem, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Coney Island

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Take a break from Manhattan’s major tourist zones on a day trip through Harlem, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Coney Island. Avoid the hassle of planning logistics, and enjoy the views as your guide navigates the way through neighborhoods often missed by visitors. Going with a guide also ensures you spot hidden landmarks and leave with an insider’s understanding of New York’s outer boroughs.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

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Harlem’s contributions to hip-hop are unmatched, and on this guided walking tour led by a hip-hop historian, you can check out important landmarks like the Apollo Theater, the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Lenox Lounge, and historic Harlem jazz clubs. See popular locations for hip-hop music videos and hear exclusive stories. Admission to the Museum of the City of New York is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.99
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$39.99

Harlem Gospel Sunday Tour

Harlem Gospel Sunday Tour

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Experience the rich cultural legacy of Harlem and the soul-stilling rhythms of gospel on an immersive Sunday morning tour. Travel through the northern Manhattan neighborhood with a guide while learning about the history of the area and its landmarks like the Apollo Theater, Sugar Hill and Columbia University. Then, join a local Baptist congregation for a Sunday service featuring the exuberant vocals of a live gospel choir. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Harlem Walking Tour: Mount Morris Park Historic District w/ Lunch

Harlem Walking Tour: Mount Morris Park Historic District w/ Lunch

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Explore Harlem’s most vibrant neighborhoods with this insider's walking tour of 125th street and the Mount Morris Historic District. Follow your guide through Harlem’s elegant architecture as you learn the story of the intellectuals and artists that ignited the Harlem Renaissance. See ‘Doctor’s Row,’ where preserved brownstone homes evoke New York City’s gilded age, hear the echoes of groundbreaking performances at the Apollo Theater, then finish your tour with lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 3 hours
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$69.68
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$69.68

Harlem Civil Rights Multimedia Walking Tour

Harlem Civil Rights Multimedia Walking Tour

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Step back in time, and learn about a key period in Harlem’s history, when you embark on this walking tour of the neighborhood. Meet your guide, a longtime Harlem resident, and set off. You’ll be following in the footsteps of former neighborhood residents like Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and will learn all about Harlem’s role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. Your guide will also share videos, photos, and other multimedia pieces of history as you explore.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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$26.67

Harlem-Bronx Small Group Bike Tour

Harlem-Bronx Small Group Bike Tour

Experience some of New York City’s less touristy corners with this two-wheeled excursion in Harlem and the Bronx. Embark on a 25 mile journey from 129th Street and enjoy activities that include exploring Manhattan’s historic black neighborhood, cruising by the Bronx Zoo, marveling at Alexander Hamilton’s home, capturing memorable photos of the Apollo Theater, and checking out the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.54
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$136.54

New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

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See as much as you can in fast-moving New York on this comprehensive 5-hour coach sightseeing tour of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Listen to live commentary as you tackle NYC from top to bottom, starting with Uptown highlights like Harlem and the Dakota (once home to John Lennon) before heading towards downtown. After admiring the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings, catch a glimpse of Greenwich Village and Soho and beholding the Brooklyn Bridge. Make sure to watch for the new World Trade Center as you head back to Herald Square.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

Private Sightseeing Tour in New York City with SUV

Private Sightseeing Tour in New York City with SUV

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Skip the crowded tourist buses and avoid the hassle of group tours. This private tour, exclusively for your party, takes you around New York City in an SUV, just like a local. You'll see top sights and learn all about the places of this diverse and fascinating city.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$266.14
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$266.14
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Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour

Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour

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New York City’s Harlem neighborhood is a must-see area of the city. Pack in a walking tour, gospel service, and brunch all into one day and save time planning individual activities. Walk through the heart of the Mount Morris Historic District; see the storied historic theater; and then attend a local gospel service to clap and sing along to classic Harlem melodies. Finish your tour with brunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.71
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$98.71
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Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour with Lunch

Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour with Lunch

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Explore the landmarks of the Harlem renaissance on a 3-hour walking tour with lunch at a local restaurant. Follow in the footsteps of Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, and Zora Neale Hurston as you stroll through Jungle Alley and history-infused 135th Street, and hear stories about the New York City intellectuals and artists that put Harlem on the world stage. Stop to visit scenic highlights and monuments, then finish your tour with lunch in the heart of the neighborhood. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.68
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$69.68
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Harlem Gospel Multimedia Walking Tour

Harlem Gospel Multimedia Walking Tour

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New York City's Harlem neighborhood is booming with history, but if you’re exploring on your own, you might miss out on some key details of the area. This Harlem gospel multimedia walking tour takes you to a gospel-accompanied church service and shows you around Harlem with a guide who’s lived in the neighborhood their whole life. Plus, you’ll start with a light breakfast and watch a video before you set out.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.60
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$41.60

Harlem Afternoon Jazz Walking Tour

Harlem Afternoon Jazz Walking Tour

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Go straight to the heart of Harlem’s history, culture, and jazz heritage in way tricky to do on your own on this afternoon walking tour. Skip the research involved in DIY sightseeing, and let a guide show you the neighborhood's best bits. See landmarks, admire 19th-century brownstones, and visit a church for a live jazz concert celebrating Harlem’s greatest performers—an event difficult to find without a guide’s local knowledge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$65.32
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Harlem on Sunday Tour with Church Visit and Gospel Choir Performance

Harlem on Sunday Tour with Church Visit and Gospel Choir Performance

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Harlem is one of New York's liveliest neighborhoods and a hub of African American history, culture, cuisine, and traditions. On this tour, discover Harlem landmarks such as Sugar Hill, Striver's Row and the Abyssinian Baptist Church; learn about the Harlem Renaissance; and see the homes of famous black writers, politicians and historical figures. Plus attend a Sunday service at a local church and hear one of Harlem's famous gospel choirs perform live.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Harlem Renaissance Multimedia Walking Tour

Harlem Renaissance Multimedia Walking Tour

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Step back in time, and follow in the footsteps of some of Harlem’s most celebrated former residents, when you embark on a small-group walking tour. As you explore, you’ll learn all about the Harlem Renaissance: the explosive period of artistic and intellectual development that forever changed the neighborhood. Listen to music from the 1920s as you go, and hear stories about figures the likes of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Langston Hughes. You’ll also visit key neighborhood sights, including the Apollo Theater.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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Harlem Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Harlem Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Explore the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem on a leisurely bike tour with a guide who introduces you to area's historical and cultural sights. Cycle up to Croton Aqueduct Gate House, toward Striver's Row, past the Schomburg Center, and more. Gain insight into the rich and diverse history of the region from your guide as you pedal around.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.99
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$48.99
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Gospel, Grits, and Harlem Walking Tour

Gospel, Grits, and Harlem Walking Tour

Harlem has such a rich history in New York City and our country. Harlem has played an important part in our culture and the diverse fabric of our people. The music, tastes, and history all come together today as you delve into this unique and fun experience. On this walking tour you will be introduced to 3 important aspects of life in Harlem: Gospel Music — Soul Food — Architecture Your tour guides, Steve and Susan will take you to a Gospel service at Canaan Baptist Church. After the service, together we will will sample Soul Food at Amy Ruth’s Home Style Southern Cuisine Restaurant, known for generations as one of the best venues for Southern Comfort food. Next, Steve will take you on a tour of Harlem’s historic district that includes Malcolm Shabazz Mosque, Marcus Garvey Park and the Apollo Theater. $75 cost includes tour and lunch at Amy Ruth’s. Contact us for any food restrictions or lunch alternatives.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

First African Food Tour in Harlem

First African Food Tour in Harlem

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Join Linda, a food biologist and teacher turned food entrepreneur, born and raised in Congo on this one-of-a-kind tour. Taste staple dishes from East to West African countries, and learn about the differences in spices, styles, and ingredients for each region. Little Senegal is home to locally owned restaurants serving various traditional African cuisines. Hear the story of how this cultural hub found its place in the heart of Harlem. Experience highlights: •2-3 hour tour with 5 unique stops •Sample bites from different African cuisines •Recommended: comfortable walking shoes & a bottle of water "Stops": •Ghana •Senegal •Somalia •Ivory Coast •Contemporary Pan-African EatWith is the world’s leading community for authentic food experiences with locals, in 130+ countries. Through dinner parties, supper clubs, cooking classes, and food tours in private homes and special venues, EatWith connects hand-selected local hosts with travelers seeking unique, immersive food experiences.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.98
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$80.98

Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour

Harlem Sightseeing and Apollo Theater Multimedia Walking Tour

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Explore Harlem on foot as you absorb the history of its music, legendary entertainers, and the heyday of the Apollo Theater on a 3-hour walking tour. In addition to discovering the neighborhood and its history, you'll get a chance to stand on the same stage as musical geniuses such as James Brown and Ella Fitzgerald, and go backstage for a mock 'Amateur Night at the Apollo' performance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.34
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Uptown NYC and Harlem Food Tour with Included Tastings

Uptown NYC and Harlem Food Tour with Included Tastings

Foodies that want an insider's tour of New York's most interesting uptown neighborhoods shouldn't miss this culinary outing to sample some of the best cuisine around Harlem. Start your adventure with meet-up at the Harlem Spiritual Terminal, and hop into a tour vehicle to admire the neighborhood. Learn about the history and culture of this hot spot for African-American writers and artists as you walk and eat, with several stops in the itinerary for included food tastings.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

Harlem Movie and TV Multimedia Walking Tour

Harlem Movie and TV Multimedia Walking Tour

Get to know Harlem’s cinematic side when you embark on a small-group walking tour of the neighborhood’s filming locations. Follow in the footsteps of celebrities and directors, and see where Luke Cage, Law & Order, American Gangster, and other films and television shows were shot. Your guide will screen clips at each stop you make. As you go, you’ll also see some of Harlem’s key landmarks and will learn more about its history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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Serengeti Tea Tasting in Harlem

Serengeti Tea Tasting in Harlem

It's tea time in Harlem! With over 12 tea collections we'll explore the holistic healing teas.  What's most important is to not only taste the tea, but learn about its special remedies. The finest teas will be served to you by a tea master. Together we'll explore three different teas and as a holistic health counselor, I'll show you the health benefits of these amazing teas.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

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