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In the heart of Harlem, the Apollo Theater is one of the world’s most famous live music venues. Some of the biggest musical names have played the Apollo, including Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Godfather of Soul James Brown. Hear popular jazz, blues, and R&B artists or catch performances by up-and-comers at its long-running amateur night.

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Boroughs of NYC: Harlem, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn & Coney Island
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Boroughs of NYC: Harlem, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn & 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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.00
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$103.00

Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour
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Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour

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Harlem is one of New York City’s most culturally rich neighborhoods. Don’t miss out on its beauty just because you don’t know where to go on your own. This Harlem Sunday morning gospel tour, complete with a gospel choir service, takes care of the details for you. See the Apollo Theater and Cotton Club, and explore parts of this neighborhood. Upgrade to include a soul food brunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Ferry, or Night Tour
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NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Ferry, or Night Tour

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Explore New York City at your own pace—without getting footsore or navigating public transportation—by choosing a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much of the city as possible, this flexible tour lets you choose between 1-, 2-, or 3-day tickets, all of which take you to the top NYC attractions and landmarks.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

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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$50.00
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$50.00

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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Central Harlem African-American Culture Walking Tour

Central Harlem African-American Culture Walking Tour

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Harlem has long been an important center of African-American culture and history, as well as the heart of New York's Jazz scene. On this walking tour, dive into Harlem's rich heritage as you explore the area with a local guide. Admire the district's elegant brownstones, visit a local market in Little Senegal, and see landmarks such as Apollo Theater, Speaker’s Corner, and Hotel Theresa.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.00
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NYC Bus Tour of Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens: Contrasts, Color and Character
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NYC Bus Tour of Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens: Contrasts, Color and Character

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Explore four of New York City’s boroughs with this all-day guided bus tour. Ride around comfortably and learn about Harlem’s African-American history at the Apollo Theater, see the graffiti murals and colorful street art in the Bronx and Brooklyn, immerse yourself in downtown Flushing’s Chinatown, and experience the culture and traditions of Brooklyn’s Hasidic Jewish community.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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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 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.45
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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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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Harlem Wednesday-Morning Gospel Tour
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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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$75.00
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Half-Day Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour
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Half-Day Harlem Gospel Experience Walking Tour

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Harlem is an important center of African-American culture and the district's gospel choirs are legendary. On this walking tour, explore the New York City neighborhood like a local; follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X; and stop at the famous Apollo Theater, where some of America’s most iconic artists ignited the Harlem renaissance. End the morning attending a traditional gospel choir performance at a local church.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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Harlem Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Harlem Highlights Guided Bike Tour

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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
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$48.99
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Private Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour

Private 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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$627.00
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Private Harlem Tour in New York with Local Expert Guide

Private Harlem Tour in New York with Local Expert Guide

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Discover Harlem's top attractions during a walking tour. Known as a hub for African-American arts since the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the iconic neighborhood is home to the legendary Apollo Theater, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Studio Museum of Harlem, Sylvia's Soul Food restaurant, and architectural masterpieces such as Striver's Row, Shepard Hall at the City College of New York, and the Hamilton Grange National Memorial.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Harlem Heritage Holiday Tour

Harlem Heritage Holiday Tour

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Wander along the historic streets of New York City’s Harlem neighborhood during the holiday season on this guided afternoon tour. Experience the sights and sounds of the season as you learn about the history of Harlem. The tour ends with a live Christmas concert hosted by local R&B and gospel performers.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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New York City Harlem Bike Rental

New York City Harlem Bike Rental

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Explore Harlem in New York City by bike for an up-close look at the architecture, history, and culture of this famous neighborhood. See landmarks like Malcolm Shabazz Mosque, Columbia University, and Central Park while you pedal around. Choose your rental duration for up to 24 hours to suit your budget and schedule.
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  • 1 day
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$17.58
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Self-Guided Cocktail Tour includes taxi voucher

Self-Guided Cocktail Tour includes taxi voucher

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A huge part of the travel experience is getting to know local traditions, history and culture. Happily, you can get in touch with all three aspects of a city's identity just by having a drink! Be adventurous and explore beyond cities into the fringes and suburbia, where places specializing in particular cocktails and cuisines can often be found. If you want an immersive experience, particularly if you’re on a budget, you’ll love that drinking with the locals can be both tasty and adventurous. Find out about our local approach to the global appeal of cocktails & travel.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Uptown

New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Uptown

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Explore the best of Uptown New York City on this narrated, hop-on hop-off, double-decker bus tour. Visit many of Upper Manhattan’s top attractions and locations — like the historic neighborhood of Harlem, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Columbia University and the Apollo Theater, just to name a few. Select the day pass, then board at any of the stops and get to know the sights and sounds of Uptown Manhattan in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor.
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  • 2 hours
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$69.00
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Small-Group Harlem's Best History Tour by Bike

Small-Group Harlem's Best History Tour by Bike

This is a fun tour offering fresh air and exercise and incomparable history for African American people. The birthplace of the Harlem Renaissance kicked off an unprecedented era of creativity, growth and triumph for black Americans.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line See the Best of NYC: Small-Group Guided Tour Ticket
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Skip the Line See the Best of NYC: Small-Group Guided Tour Ticket

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The perfect introduction for new visitors, this in-depth bus tour covers top New York City landmarks in both Midtown and Uptown neighborhoods. Listen to entertaining live onboard commentary, plus enjoy personalized attention from your personal group guide at each designated stop, from Grand Central to Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater. Tours also include skip-the-line admission tickets to the Empire State Building.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.99
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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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$650.00
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