Gain insight into America’s colonial history on this small-group walking tour of Philadelphia, founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for persecuted Quakers. Visit Powel House, which entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin; St Peter’s Church, where the Founding Fathers worshipped; and Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell. Your guide will tell you about the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress.
Get a taste for Philadelphia’s local craft brewery culture on this small-group walking tour during happy hour! Soak up the lively atmosphere as you walk to three bars tailored to the group’s vibe. Sample a full-sized beer at each place, enjoy a delicious snack and learn all about the local bar scene from your friendly guide.
Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this small-group tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take a photo of the Liberty Bell, visit where past presidents like George Washington lived, and learn about William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder. You’ll discover the lively neighborhood culture of Old City as you pass art galleries and cafes, and top off your outing with a refreshing beverage at a local establishment. Numbers are limited to 12 for a personalized experience with an informative guide.
Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Philadelphia’s University City, home to the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and Drexel University. Experience dynamic campus life as you follow your local guide to the universities’ prettiest and most historical buildings. Admire Victorian architecture in surrounding neighborhoods, explore a city park, pass a cemetery and enjoy tasty bites from street food vendors. End your tour with a trolley ride!
Soak up the festive energy that infuses Philadelphia’s city streets, shopping districts and parks during the holiday season. You’ll revel in the celebratory atmosphere on this 3-hour walking tour of downtown, aka Center City. Listen to a performance by one of the largest organs in the world, explore vibrant Reading Terminal Market and Rittenhouse Square, see a holiday show via a skyscraper’s LED-screen, and enjoy free time at Love Park’s annual outdoor Christmas village. Numbers are limited to 12 for a small-group experience with an informative guide.
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Grab your friends or that special someone and get ready for three hours of fun on the waters of Philadelphia! This dinner cruise includes amazing DJ entertainment and views of the magnificent skyline. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner as you gaze upon a beautiful view of Philadelphia's twinkling lights.
The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia takes you on a walking journey through America's Most Historic Area - the birthplace of America's nation. Step back in time to see where The Declaration of Independence and The United States Constitution were created. This 75-minute walking adventure includes more than 20 historic sites in the Independence National Historical Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
We will visit a number of notable properties during the Discovering Colonial Philadelphia to now Walking Tour. We will see buildings that go back almost to the founding of the city in 1682, up to buildings currently under construction. Georgian, Federal, and many Revival styles will be seen along the way.
This Walking Tour will also take you by and into some of Philadelphia's most prominent buildings. The buildings in this area are mostly from the mid-1800's through the present. Styles range from Beaux Arts, to Chicago and International style.
Starting at Independence Hall, we will discuss the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. We will visit the President's House, the portrait gallery in the Second Bank of the United States, Franklin Court, where Hamilton and Maria Reynolds lived, the First Bank of the United States, Dolly Madison's house, and Christ Church.
Discover the birthplace of American democracy selecting on this guided, 90-minute walking tour around Philadelphia, the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Learn interesting facts about the history of Philadelphia and America while visiting historic landmarks like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Betsy Ross House, to name a few. You may choose to add on a 90 minute city tour. This option uses public transit or your vehicle.
OFF SEASON SPECIAL PRICING This tour will walk in the path of the original settlers of Philadelphia. Early Philadelphia looked very different from today's metropolis. This illustrated tour will feature rare images of the waterfront. Learn the history of the waterfront.
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Enjoy a birds eye view of the sites of Chester, Montgomery, and Berks Counties! You will be blessed with tree covered rolling hills, views of the Schuylkill River and its tributaries, the Philadelphia skyline, and the little towns and villages that make up the backdrop of Southeastern Pennsylvania countryside.
This 3-combination tour includes a full-day ticket on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, admission to the Eastern State Penitentiary, and a 75-minute Franklin Footsteps historic walking tour. Discover one of the most historic cities in the U.S on an open-top double-decker bus. Visit any of the 27 attractions, learn about the once most famous and expensive prison in the world, and retrace Benjamin Franklin's life and impact on American history.
Board a double-decker bus for a guided, 2-hour night tour of historic Philadelphia. This evening sightseeing tour around the 'City of Brotherly Love' departs at 8pm every night. It's a great way to discover many of the city's popular attractions and landmarks, like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Penn's Landing, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and much more. Soak up the history, heritage, and beauty of one of America's oldest and most beloved cities.
Follow in the footsteps of a nation's forefathers on this guided horse-drawn carriage tour through the cobblestone streets of historic old Philadelphia. Enjoy up-close, scenic views of the many attractions and landmarks. Hear a plethora of stories and commentary on the historical significance of each key site while traveling through Philly's busy streets. See the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and much more.
Join an experienced, costumed guide for an engaging and informative walk through the streets of Old City, the same streets where Ben Franklin and other founding fathers walked when Philadelphia was the birthplace of the country. The tour passes by Franklin's Grave, Christ Church, Elfreth's Alley, the site of Franklin's House, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell.
See the classic city sites of Philadelphia on this 3.5-hour bike tour. Popular attractions include the Rocky Steps, Liberty Bell, the Italian Market, and Rittenhouse Park. Ride through some hidden gems in the city along the way.
Explore the birthplace of American democracy on this guided, 75-minute tour through the streets of historic Philadelphia. Discover the popular historical attractions and landmarks in the 'City of Brotherly Love,' places like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and many more. Walk in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers, see where they lived and worked, and learn from a passionate teacher/guide about the history of this great city.
See the historic landmarks of Philadelphia with a beer in hand on this 2-hour trolley tour. Stop and hop off to walk around City Hall and the famous Love Statue. Careful to not spill your beer as you run up the Rocky Steps and visit Rocky's statue as well as the famed Boat House Row. Cheers to a great time and this fun tour of Philadelphia!
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Trace the footsteps of the Founding Fathers through the streets of historic Old City on this 1.5-hour walking tour. See the famous landmarks of Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, Carpenter's Hall, the Ben Franklin Post Office and Christ Church. Hear the incredible history of Philadelphia brought to life!
See where the Founding Fathers planned a revolution on this 2-hour walking tour. Visit important landmarks of Philadelphia, such as Independence Hall, Ben Franklin's grave, and the Betsy Ross House. Enjoy numerous taverns along the way to stay hydrated for this exciting tour of the City of Brotherly Love.
Board our BYOB trolley and enjoy live music as you're transported to some of the best beer gardens and breweries that Philadelphia has to offer. Local artists, local beers, and a percentage of profits goes to a local nonprofit, Rock 2 the Future, which gives free music lessons to inner-city youth. What's not to love?
Learn about Philadelphia’s thriving brewpub scene and taste up to 15 types of beer on this guided, morning brewery tour with lunch. See how beer is made and chat with brewery owners about their operations. Visit some of Philly's most popular brewpubs, including the Philadelphia Brewing Company and the Dock Street Brewery, to name a couple possibilities. Round-trip transportation by bus in downtown Philadelphia is included.
Learn about Philadelphia’s thriving brewery and distillery scene, tasting up to 12 beers or local spirits on this guided tour. See how beer is made and chat with brewery owners about their operations. Visit some of Philly's most popular breweries and distilleries, including the Philadelphia Brewing Company and the Dock Street Brewery, to name a couple possibilities. Round-trip transportation by passenger van is included.
Fifteen clues, two hours, one city - this is a self-led scavenger race that sends groups capering around town to solve clues. Unlike other city-wide excursions, this one unshackles racers from the tyranny of official start times and concrete dates. Players simply click on a launch code, head to the starting line, and begin the scavenger hunt whenever they've got a spare two hours. During the process, players will hear fun stories and insights about historical sites while discovering hidden gems along the way.
Grab the family, your group of friends, or colleagues and experience the city in a new way aboard a Spirit Lunch Cruise! Enjoy delicious food, fun deck games, a narrated tour, and unbeatable skyline views from Spirit’s rooftop lounge.
Dive Into Chinese Culture and Cuisine on the Five-Spice Tour of Philly’s Chinatown and Dim Sum Tasting. Tickets start at $25 for children and $39 for adults, making the tour a budget-friendly way to explore city of Philadelphia. Your guide will lead you through Chinatown, giving some history between stops. You'll get the chance to explore a Chinese herbal medicine shop and even swing by a Chinese bakery and enjoy some fresh treats with bubble tea. At the end of the tour, you will taste dim sum at a local traditional Chinese dim sum house! There's much more on the agenda, so if you want to learn more about Chinese culture and cuisine, don't miss this unique tour.
Savor the flavors of Philadelphia’s Garden District on this private tasting tour of Chestnut Hill. Named one of the Top Ten Great Neighborhoods by the American Planning Commission, Chestnut Hill is Philadelphia’s urban enclave, home to artisanal fresh food stands, world-class restaurants, and chic boutiques. You will begin the walking tour at 10:30am with your personal tour guide, a professional chef and Philly native. There’s truly something for every appetite on this private walking tasting tour. Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options available.
This elevated, international culinary experience designed by Chef Jacquie will introduce you to the hidden gems of South Philly’s Restaurant Row on a PRIVATE, VIP dinner tour. Enjoy global appetizers, a seasonal dinner, and delightful dessert at some of Philadelphia's finest culinary institutions on Restaurant Row, and enjoy VIP perks along the way!
Gather your friends and treat yourselves to time together lunching on one of the “10 Best Foodie Streets in America” on Philadelphia’s Restaurant Row. Savor the company of just your friends and/or family and some of the best food Philly has to offer on this private, fun, exciting, and of course, mouthwatering lunch-time walking tour of East Passyunk Avenue.
Craving a real culinary adventure in South Philadelphia? The Italian Market is where it’s at. Fragrant with spices, artisan cheeses and freshly ground coffee, buzzing with the bustle of shop owners, locals and produce sellers, the Market is full of the hidden gems of the food scene in Philadelphia.
Your guide is a South Philadelphia native, born and raised just two blocks from the Italian Market, and a professional chef who grew up with most of the shop owners on 9th Street.
Craving a SWEET culinary adventure in South Philadelphia? The Italian Market is where it’s at. Fragrant with spices, artisanal cheese and freshly ground coffee, buzzing with the bustle of shop owners, locals and produce sellers, the Market is full of the hidden gems of the food scene in Philadelphia.
Stroll for two hours with an informative guide through the labyrinth of food stalls at Philadelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market, considered to be the oldest and largest open-air market in the country. Search for authentic Philadelphia foods, and shop to your heart’s content amid a plethora of cheeses, chocolates, deli items and baked goods. You’ll have a chance to chat with local vendors and view mosaic art in South Philly’s characteristic neighborhoods. For a personalized experience, this small-group tour is limited to 12 people.
Join a local guide in South Philly on a small-group tour of public art, markets and other hidden gems in historic Philadelphia neighborhoods like Queen Village. Pass by bakeries, delis and butcher shops en route to the famed 9th Street Italian Market, where you can peruse the food stalls. Then visit the one-of-a-kind mosaics gallery at Magic Gardens, and ride a local bus down dynamic South Street or Pine Street before finishing at Fabric Row. Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized experience.
Take a trip into 'The New York Times’ much-loved “36 Hours” travel column in one day! Always a draw for American history buffs (and Rocky fans), Philadelphia also has exceptional food, local craft beer and eclectic art to add to its long list of attractions. Inspired by tips from Times journalists and local experts, on this tour we'll try some of the city's best foods (hello cheesesteak!), visit the waterfront and enjoy a few drinks together too. Expect a local's perspective, hands-on experiences and behind-the-scenes access courtesy of 'The New York Times'.
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Art, history, culture, diversity and of course food and beer capture the essence of Philly on this epic journey through our city’s great neighborhoods! From Jewish delis to Italian markets, churches, cemeteries, public art, and local craft beer, this tour gives you a slice of the real Philly. See the iconic landmarks that shaped America before tapping into Philly's legendary beer scene on this total Philly adventure.
What could possibly be better than combining USA’s most iconic historic sites with award-winning beer? Nothing! Tap into Philly's legendary history along with its epic beer scene on this adventure through Philly's major landmarks and into its famed bars, pubs, and microbreweries. Make a toast in Philadelphia's oldest pub, sample craft brews, and learn why Philly is one of America's best beer cities.
Spend a fun and fascinating evening socializing and learning about Philadelphia’s dark side on this pub crawl. Your guide will entertain you with stories of the prohibition days and gangsters such as Al Capone and Leo Lanzetti on this tour that takes you to at least three local taverns. Savor a free beer, shot and snack; take advantage of drink specials; and answer trivia questions to win more free beer. This tour is the perfect way to learn more about Philadelphia while enjoying a relaxing night out meeting new people!
This adult night tour is not for the faint of heart. Developed by a local university professor well-versed in the dark side of Philadelphia, this tour uncovers the R-rated sites and stories not suitable for children. Follow your local guide as you learn about vampires, ghosts, and more on this fascinating tour under moonlight.
Join a tour of unconventional sightseeing off the beaten path. Guests will see the Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, Elfreth's Alley, Benjamin Franklin's Grave, and numerous other historic sites in Old Philly. They will also enjoy tales of serial slayings and psychopathic killers such as the Corpse Collector, the Frankfort Slasher, and H.H. Holmes. 2.5-hour walking tour led by college professors or history teachers and is not your typical Liberty Bell Tour! Tour ends with a complimentary beverage.
This ghost aficionado’s dream tour visits the sites of live Witch Trials, Founding Father’s graves, bodies stacked under colonial structures and colonial boneyard haunts in a one hour pre-pub historic site’s visit before entering the most haunted taverns known to Philadelphia.
Guests will visit the sites of live witch trials and graveyards while listening to frightening tales of things that go bump in the night. Your college professor tour guide will regale you for ninety minutes with stories of villainous ghouls, paranormal spirits, and haunted histories of the famous Betsy Ross House, Quaker Meeting Grounds, and the Benjamin Franklin Cemetery. This Witch and Ghost Tour is part-one of two Ghost Tours and covers northern Olde City. Take our Vampires and Ghost Tour covering southern Olde City on the same night and see ALL the haunted sites of Philadelphia!
Enjoy Marzen Lagers, moonshine, and Halloween and Oktoberfest treats while professor, author, and professional guides regale you in lost pagan traditions of divination and the dead. Toast the ghosts of Old City’s haunted taverns while engaging in trivia games for additional beer and shot giveaways. Select evenings will include psychic and tarot card readings.
Experience the best of Philadelphia’s murals in a unique and exciting way. Enjoy the ride on a Segway as your expert local guide takes you along the backstreets of some of Philly’s most artistic neighborhoods. Learn about the history and legacy of the Mural Arts Program, and view over 20 murals throughout your one-of-a-kind Segway tour. You'll be trained in the art of Segway riding before your tour and your guide will take pictures for you and send them to you free of charge at the end.
Sample five different Philly cheesesteaks as you tour South Philadelphia by Segway, stopping at the best cheesesteak shops along the way! Glide through the streets of Chinatown, Society Hill and South Philadelphia along a five-mile loop past neighborhood highlights, including the Italian Market, South Street and Bella Vista — all without breaking a sweat. On your 2-hour tour, you’ll be introduced to the famed sandwich and the lively vendors who make them. This small-group Segway tour is limited to 8 people per guide, ensuring personalized attention.
See top Philadelphia sights including the Historic District, Penn's Landing, the Italian Market, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill on a stimulating 1-hour or 2-hour Segway ride. Complete a 5-mile or 10-mile loop – with the opportunity to ride along the Delaware River Trail. This small-group tour is limited to 8 people, ensuring more personalized attention from your guide.
Voted "Best Tourist Activity" by Manayunk.com, enjoy this guided walking tour exploring the exciting culinary offerings of Philadelphia's first historic district. Try eight iconic Philly foods, including tomato pie, soft pretzels, ice cream and yes, a classic Philly cheesesteak. The 2.5-hour tour is crammed with information on the 300-year-old neighborhood, fun historical anecdotes and cultural secrets that enliven the experience in between bites.
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As the original Chestnut Hill Food Tour, we know this neighborhood inside and out, and it shows. You'll taste the best of Chestnut Hill's eateries on this 2.5-hour walking tour. You'll enjoy award-winning craft beer, a gourmet cheese and wine tasting at a 3rd-generation family-owned cheese shop, a olive oil tasting tutorial, and a sandwich so famous that it's been trademarked. As for dessert, you'll have two - one is a "Best of Philly" award recipient, and the other was created exclusively for our tour by the owners of a bakery in continuous operation since 1889.
In addition to experiencing 6+ tastings, equivalent to a progressive lunch, you'll learn the history and architecture of this 300-year-old neighborhood.
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Discover the secrets hidden in the shadows of America's most historic and most haunted city! Join the Ghost Tour of Philadelphia for a candlelight walking tour along the back streets and secret gardens of Independence Park, Society Hill, and Old City, where ghostly spirits, haunted houses, and eerie graveyards lurk in the night! Experience history brought back to life with a costumed tour guide spinning tales of mystery and intrigue. Hear seldom-told tales about the city's historic sites, such as Independence Hall, Washington Square, Powel House, City Tavern, and more.
Discover the best of the City of Brotherly Love after dark on this 90-minute bus tour. In a double-decker bus that’s open to the stars, you’ll cover more than 16 miles of Philadelphia’s downtown, swinging by all the quintessential sights as you go. From the Philadelphia Art Museum (and its steps, made famous by Rocky) to the historic Independence Hall, you’ll see just what makes this city special. Your guide will provide live commentary and fascinating historic tidbits to accompany the sightseeing.
Wacky Walks is a unique walking game. It is similar to a board game in which the power, or control shifts from one player to another, and instead of a board, you’ll be navigating the city streets with your smartphone to play. The objective of the game is to have fun, learn some facts about the city, be a little wacky, and enjoy the company of whoever you are playing with. Wacky Walks will start out by designating who will be the first King or Queen (kind of like a Team Captain), but don’t worry, that could soon change. You’ll then go out on checkpoints throughout the city. At each checkpoint, the players will need to answer a question about the checkpoint and the players, or “pawns” as we call them will perform a task for the King or Queen. Wacky Walks is done completely on foot and usually takes about two hours to complete. But don’t worry, you won’t be alone. You’ll have a remote/virtual guide that will be available in case you get stuck.
From neighborhood hangouts to favorite hidden spots, go beyond typical tourist attractions. Grab drinks at a hidden bar, have lunch with a food blogger, snag a few hours with a street photographer, or bike your way through the city. Skip the long lines, and connect with real locals for unique experiences as they show you around the town they know and love on these hand-crafted tours by locals.
So you're in a new city and you don't know where to start. You want to learn about Philadelphia, but you don't need someone rattling off memorized facts and dates from history. How do you find those 'hole in the wall' hidden gems? How do you avoid getting trapped like a tourist at an overpriced, underwhelming bar/restaurant/store? And how do all those people on the Travel Channel know exactly where to go? Stop stressing and join us for our 2 hour intro tour created and guided by Philly locals.
The Flavors of Philly Tour is great for out-of-towners! Terrific value--Philly history AND full lunch rolled into one great adventure. Features cheesesteaks, tomato pie, soft pretzels, and 2 desserts at the iconic Reading Terminal Market.
Experience the sights of Philadelphia with your own personal guide in a comfortable, private minivan (up to 6 people). From river to river, see the Historic District, Penn's Landing, the Italian Market, City Hall, Love Park, the Franklin Parkway, Rocky steps and so much more. Customize the tour to your own tastes if you have a specific interest in Philly foods, Philadelphia art, the City's murals, its Colonial or Georgian history, the architecture, sports or music. Hear the stories that make this such a wonderful city.
Experience a bit of the Amish life on this private driving tour from Philadelphia to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. Select from a 6-, 8-, or 10-hour tour, then travel over country roads while learning about the history, philosophies, and culture of the Amish and Mennonite people. Choose from a variety of activities, including an Amish buggy ride and/or visiting local craft stores and bakeries. Enjoy lunch at a classic Pennsylvania Dutch smorgasbord or market. Philadelphia hotel pickup and drop-off included.
While many visitors to Philadelphia and the Brandywine Valley have specific sites they would like to see, many are happy to let our team create a custom itinerary that fits their interests, budget, mobility, and timeline.
No two groups are alike and we will plan a trip tailored to your group's interests, budget, and needs. Below is a sample itinerary to use as inspiration for your perfect tour:
There are so many wonderful attractions in the Brandywine area to choose from on your tour. The most popular include Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Country Museum, Brandywine River Museum, the Nemours Mansion and the Rockwood Museum. There are also a number of wineries, one of which, Chadd's Ford Winery, provides wine tours and tastings. In addition to these attractions, your guide will be happy to take you around the Brandywine Battlefield site or make suggestions for lunch. We're happy to help plan your perfect day in the beautiful Brandywine Valley!
Take a private driving tour (up to 6 people) of many locations made famous by the Rocky movies. From Rocky to Creed, this tour will take you from Mickey's gym to the pet shop, from Adrian's restaurant to all of Rocky's homes, and from the Italian Market to the Rocky steps. There is plenty of time for pictures and a cheesesteak, as well as time to buy a souvenir and run up the Rocky Steps.
Experience the sights of Philadelphia with a personal guide on this private, 2-hour sightseeing tour. Hop in a comfortable minivan (for up to six people) and ride from river to river. See the Historic District, Penn's Landing, the Italian Market, the Rocky Steps at the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and much more.
Experience the sights of Philadelphia with a personal guide on this private, half-day sightseeing tour. Hop in a comfortable minivan (for up to six people) and ride from river to river. See the Historic District, Penn's Landing, the Italian Market, Philadelphia City Hall, the South 9th Street Italian Market, the Rocky Steps at the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and much more.
Over the last few years, Fishtown, has emerged as Philly’s truest harbor of artistic, culinary and musical action. This up and coming, eclectic and hipster neighborhood, is packed with hidden historical gems and some of Philadelphia’s best kept culinary delights throughout This 2 hour walking tour will satiate your palletes with a variety of food samples from the most hip, local, eats available as well as key insights that bring life the history of this charming working class neighborhood This tour includes a variety of samples, which include but are not limited to: Pizza, soup, and a variety baked goods from different locations. You’ll finish our 2-hour walking tour feeling like a local – with an insider view into the local life, a satisfied stomach, and the confidence to continue exploring this classic working class, historical and hipster neighborhood.
This Cocktail tour will take you to the center of one of Philadelphia’s hottest new neighborhoods, Fishtown. You will indulge in unique cocktail creations conjured up by some of the city's best barmen and women. Duration: This 2.5-hour walking tour includes three different cocktails and a light snack. In between stops you’ll learn all about Fishtown, its history, and what is happening there today, including where to eat, drink, and play. What's included with your purchase: This tour is a great way to start off an unforgettable evening in Fishtown and gain confidence to continue exploring this classic working class, hipster neighborhood. You must be 21 years of age or older to take this tour.