Philadelphia Old City Reviews
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Not much to see, but ok for first timer to the city
The weather in Philadelphia was terrible the day of my tour, so I hopped on and stayed on, but I feel the tour was well worth the $26 i paid. Since there were so few people on the tour that day, and there were long stretches where I was the only person on board, I had almost a " private tour". My tour guide was very knowledgable and quite humorous and I learned a lot about Philadelphia without ever getting off of the bus. He also made sure I got a shuttle back to the Marriott - much appreciated as the weather was so bad. I must also mention the kind lady who assisted me in getting on the tour bus at the Marriott stop. She offered me shelter in the stationary bus, and gave me a lot of information and pointers about Philadelphia. Her enthusiasm about Philadelphia and the tour got the trip off to a great start. You are lucky to have such wonderful staff!
The tour covered a LOT of ground, and I think when I have the chance to return to Philadelphia I will book the 2 day tour as the bus stops at 3 museums and the penitentury, which would take a big chuck of time to tour.
Excellent way to see Philly - for the quick view - I think we would have enjoyed it better if we would have been able to pause at the sites to enjoy the view a little longer than just driving by - it was a fun ride into the Deleware River.
I absolutely recommend the Philadelphia Duck Tour. We had a wonderful time touring the city's historical sites as well as the trek into the water. The only problem i did have was with Viator. I purchased the tickets online and printed them out. On the ticket vouchers i printed was the instructions to call before arriving to confirm reservations...which I did. When i arrived there, I handed the tour people the voucher along with my confirmation number. They looked at me like I had twelve heads and proceeded to take 20 minutes to verify my reservation and print other tickets....all while taking other peoples money that didn't have reservations and letting them on the tour bus. I would definately take this tour again but buying the tickets early to avoid any aggravation only caused more aggravation. I would not use Viator again.
Could use better tour guid. Not funny
This was wonderful for a first time trip. the walking tour allowed me to go at my own pace and to see a litle more of the city. I also really liked the historical info given in the tours. Most importantly the directions on how to get to the next sight were very user friendly. I would definatley recommend this product and use it again. Thanks Walking Tour!
The tour was very educational,with the areas the tour took, Society Hill, South Street etc and then into the Delaware river , very nice.
Great, fun way to see the City of Brotherly Love and get an introduction into Philadelphia's history which you should already know, of course! and places of interest. If you have to sit at the back - beware of the splash!
so much fun. we got a couple of strange looks when we got aboard without any children but that didn't bother us. you learn about the history and sights of philapelphia without having to walk and we even got some quackers to use and take home and a dip into the delaware river.
Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide made all the difference!
Our group loved this tour. Betsy Ross was our guide and she really added to the success of the whole experience. She was very knowledgeable about the tour info and it was very clear she enjoyed her job. This was the first time our whole family had been together in almost 8 years as we have 2 sons in the military, and the group shot of all of us including all of our grandchildren before we boarded the vehicle was the first family photo we'd had taken in almost 10 years! It was a great picture of all of us! That alone was worth the cost my husband and I had paid for us to all take this tour. Thank you, Ride the Ducks... and Betsy Ross!
Review by Anonymous, December 2009
Doing what: Philadelphia Duck Tour
It was fun to see the historic city from the street and the water.
Nana, daughter and grandchildren all enjoyed it. Lots of fun info, not the same old boring tour. Kids loved "cruising" into the river. Staff was courteous, informative and just plain fun!