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Harlem on Sunday with Brunch Tour

Tour historic Harlem by bus and witness the current Renaissance. Stroll through historic brownstone districts before attending a church service to experience Gospel music. Then top your morning with a lively "Gospel brunch" at a local restaurant.
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Child age: 5-11 years. Under 5 free if not occupying a seat
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Enjoy a guided bus tour of historic Harlem and witness the current Renaissance.


  • Columbia University and City College
  • Morning Side Heights, Sylvan Terrace, Strivers Row and Sugar Hill
  • Abyssinian Baptist Church and St. John the Divine
  • St. Nicholas Avenue, where Duke Ellington lived and the famed 125th street
  • The Cotton Club and Apollo Theater
  • Schomburg Center for research in Black Culture and Harlem USA
There have been many changes and transformations that Harlem has experienced over the years.

Founded by Dutch colonists in the 17th century, it evolved into a summer retreat for New York's most prominent families around the turn of the century. Harlem became the "Mecca For Black culture in the 1920s" especially for African American writers and artists, and a center for social activism in the 1960s. The 80's brought a great renovation and rejuvenation to Harlem. The buildings were saved from the landlords who had abandoned them in the 70's and new life was brought back into Harlem. Visitors from around the world come to Harlem to experience this repository of Black culture and achievement.

Today Harlem is a community brimming with pride and reveling in its new renaissance.

The Harlem on Sunday with Brunch includes a guided bus tour of the various neighborhoods, and a stroll through one or more of the residential or commercial areas. This tour focuses on the history and development of the areas visited as well as life in Harlem today. The Gospel Tours cover the origins of Gospel as well as the Black Church in America explaining aspects of the traditional Sunday Service, which is a cornerstone in this culture.

After attending the service, end your tour with a unique brunch experience. No Sunday in Harlem is complete without some of tasting the best Soul Food around. Soul Food is traditional African American cuisine that originated in the South in the United States. Today it has become a highly sought after cuisine. It consists of spicy ribs, collard greens, fried fish and chicken, freshly cooked corn bread, and a few side dishes like black eye peas, okra, or macaroni and cheese to mention a few.

For a "Soul" experience to be remembered, make a reservation to join the Harlem on Sunday with Brunch tour!

Operating Times

Sundays from 9:30am to 2:30pm; Meeting Time: 9:15am (English)
French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese depart at 9:00am; Meeting time: 8:45am (all other languages)
Closed for all major Holidays if they fall on a Sunday.

Reservation Notes

Reservations are required. E-Ticket will contain complete details regarding this tour.


5 hours

Booth Location

690 Eighth Ave, New York, NY 10036 (between 43rd St. and 44th St.)

Nearest Intersection

Eighth Ave and 43rd Street


There is a parking garage in Times Square, just 2 blks from tour departure point.

Age Requirements

Child Ticket: 5-11 years. Children under 5 are free if not occupying a seat.


Reservations Are Necessary and must be made at least 2 days prior to desired tour date. Proper dress is required to attend the church service: no shorts or tank tops will be accepted. Improper dress will not be allowed to tour and no refunds given. With advance knowledge, wheelchair bound customers can be seated in the front row of the tour bus. Please inform customer service of your needs when reconfirming your reservation. A confirmation for the services booked must be printed and brought with you to exchange for a boarding ticket. Please call 48 hours in advance if you need to cancel. Call Customer Service for more information (details on eTicket). Guarantee Note: Due to the limited reserved seating and factors beyond the control of the operator, this product does not fall under the Trusted Tours and Attractions Guarantee program.