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Welcome to Harlem, New York City

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Nightlife · Literary / Art / Music Tour
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Known for its walking, jazz, gospel, and brunch tours, Welcome to Harlem shares its intimate knowledge of the neighborhood through distinctive bespoke itineraries. You'll have a chance to discover an area filled with history, culture, commerce, and fine dining options. Tours are led by the locals who grew up or live in Harlem, so you know your experience will be personal and authentic. Look for details about each offered tour on the website, or contact the operator directly for information about a custom excursion that will work perfectly with your schedule and interests. To visit Welcome to Harlem and other attractions in New York City, use our New York City day trip planning app.
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  • A group of us went on our second tour of Harlem with Carolyn. What a day we had seeing Astor Place, Stivers' Row, and so many more sights. We even got to visit a fantastic pre-school complete with... 
    A group of us went on our second tour of Harlem with Carolyn. What a day we had seeing Astor Place, Stivers' Row, and so many more sights. We even got to visit a fantastic pre-school complete with...  more »
  • what a wonderful day with Debi! She was so informative in a friendly, fun and interesting way. i was so glad my friend discovered this fabulous walking tour online and booked it for us as it wouldn't....  more
    what a wonderful day with Debi! She was so informative in a friendly, fun and interesting way. i was so glad my friend discovered this fabulous walking tour online and booked it for us as it wouldn't....  more »
  • The show was incredible amazing. Every visitor in New York City should come to see and enjoy this jazz show. 
    The show was incredible amazing. Every visitor in New York City should come to see and enjoy this jazz show.  more »
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  • We had an amazing time and are so appreciative that you waited for us! Our group was small and super kind, and Debi, well she was fabulous and shared some amazing historical facts. We also were able to see and meet a couple of Harlem stars, Dapper Dan’s assistant and Mr. Mitchell at the Apollo. We had two folks in our group that had just watched the Dapper Dan documentary and another one that had just watched the documentary on the Apollo. Man, what a blessing! Thank you again for your willingness to transfer some Harlem goodness with us, we are grateful. And our lunch, let’s just say was the icing on the red velvet cake from Tropical Grill Restaurant. Yum!
  • What a wonderful tour of Harlem! Our tour guide Carolyn was great to work with from start to finish. She has a true passion for Harlem and a wealth of knowledge of its rich history. She customized the tour based entirely on our needs and warmly welcomed our group of 22 around Harlem through 90+ degree temperatures and even a sudden downpour. She answered our many questions and ensured we walked away from the tour both enlightened and inspired. I highly recommend Welcome to Harlem for your tour needs.
  • Our walking tour of the historic Mount Morris Park area of Harlem was thoroughly informative, with details only a native Harlem resident, like our tour guide, could offer. Surrounded by the architecture of beautiful brownstones, we listened to Carolyn share the rich history of Harlem, from politics to music, including historical facts and events that one will not receive on any other New York tour. Also, our parting meal, down the street from the Apollo, was a great treat! It was a fantastic day!
  • We had a great experience with Carolyn. We planned a private walking tour of Harlem as with a corporate group of 10. Carolyn is not only knowledgeable of the history of Harlem but she is very engaging. It made for a truly enjoyable experience. I'd recommend this tour for anyone and I plan to return with my family to experience it again.
  • Absolutely loved this experience. Carolyn is a fantastic tour guide. She brings Harlem’s history to life in a way that makes you want to keep exploring and learning. And lunch was delicious too. I highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in Harlem or anyone who loves immersive experiences filled with fantastic stories.

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