New York is the birthplace of hip hop and this tour allows hip hop enthusiasts of all ages to learn about the Big Apple’s rich musical and political history by way of the sites that inspired and nurtured hip hop culture.
Your 2-hour guided, narrated adventure through Harlem includes:
• Viewing a multimedia 3-screen production that tells you the history of New York and how it grew into one of the world’s greatest urban centers EXCLUDING MONDAYS
• Checking out Dip Set, Harlem’s oldest record shop
• Photo Ops of the legendary Apollo Theater
• Taking a look at numerous Harlem clubs
• Listening to Hip Hop historian tour guides
• Admission to Museum of the City of New York
• Exclusive photo ops and autograph opportunities with your celebrity guides
• And EXTRAS you must see to believe!
Join us, share your thoughts about life in the Big City, and Walk it Out!
What Is Not Included?
- Why should I take the Hush Tour?
- Hush Tours is the only comprehensive hip-hop tour of its kind that focuses on how hip-hop began 30 years ago, using ‘live’ celebrity talent as tour guides. Hush Tours gives a totally comprehensive overview of the most important elements of hip-hop that were born in New York City: the DJ, the MC, the B-Boy, and Graffiti Artists.
- If the tour is sold out, is there a waiting list?
- No. Hush Tours' activities are available on a first come, first serve basis. Tours usually do sell out; therefore we encourage you to purchase tickets well in advance and plan the itinerary of your trip accordingly.
- What ethnic, gender and/or age audience is Hush Tours for?
- Hush Tours is truly family friendly and great for people of any age group or cultural background who has an appreciation of old school AND new school hip-hop music. Hush Tours has provided Reward & Recognition trips to grade-school students and their parents, and custom tours for local youth organizations and international visitors (Japan, Germany, and Canada have been the highest in attendance.)
- Do I really get to meet celebrities on Hush Tours?
- Yes. The Grand Masters of Hip Hop narrate each tour. Grand Master Caz of The Cold Crush Brothers, Rahiem from Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five, Kool Herc, The Father Of Hip Hop, DJ Red Alert, Power 105 are just some of the celebrities. Each tour is led by a different Hip Hop pioneers, which may include those listed above or others.
- Can I take the trip if the weather is going to be bad?
- Tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. In the event of inclement weather, the seller may need to cancel the tour. While tour cancellations are rare, in the event it occurs, the seller will make best efforts to reschedule your tour to another day and/or time. If you are unable to reschedule, you will receive a full refund
- Are there any other tours like Hush Tours in the New York City area?
- No. Hush Tours is truly a one-of-a-kind experience with a perspective and focus as only capable of being told by the Grand Masters themselves. While there ARE other tours that go to Harlem and do the jazz clubs NO OTHER TOUR provides the perspective, and insight on the total hip-hop world born and bred in New York City that Hush Tours does.
- Is there ever a circumstance where things are omitted from the tour?
- Although it is extremely rare, we do sometimes need to modify the tour and skip certain locations. Sometimes construction, or other occurrences impact the tour route. Hush Tours assumes no liability or responsibility for access to sites, activities, events, and other circumstances beyond our control.
- Do you offer gift certificates?
- Yes! To purchase a gift certificate please click on the "Gift Certificates: Purchase" link in the box above.
- Can I book a private/customized tour?
- Yes. We offer private/customized tours for groups of 5 or more. If you are interested in booking a private tour contact Hush Tours by clicking on the "Contact hiphoplook" link.
- Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
- Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.
- Tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
- In the event of inclement weather, the seller may need to cancel the tour. While tour cancellations are rare, in the event it occurs, the seller will make best efforts to reschedule your tour to another day and/or time. If you are unable to reschedule, you will receive a full refund.
- Lunch Stop
- It is recommended that you bring cash, many restaurants do not accept credit cards.
- Winter Months
- Please email email@example.com or call 212 714-3527 24 hours prior to tour date during the months of December - March to reconfirm and receive up to date tour information as the weather patterns fluctuate.
Our vision is to preserve the roots of hip hop culture while offering our guests an opportunity to revisit present day history. This fact finding tour allows visitors to meet, greet and be guided by hip hop legends like Grandmaster Caz, Kurtis Blow, Raheim, Reggie Reg and an assortment of others. Customers are taught the true essence of hip hop culture in an educational and entertaining format.
Hush Tours is an active member of NYC & Company, The Bronx Tourism Council and the East Harlem Tourism Board.