Experience the history of the United States on this guided small-group walking tour around Philadelphia, the birthplace of freedom in America. See Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence (this tour does not enter Independence Hall). Learn about Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn, and see where George Washington, the first President of the United States, lived. Then check out the galleries and eateries in Old City Philadelphia, America's most historic square mile, followed by a cold beverage at a local establishment.
Discover the birthplace of America on this guided walking tour through the country’s most historic area in Philadelphia. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Independence National Historical Park and more than 20 other historic sites on this 1.25-mile trek, including the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, and many more.
Walk in the footsteps of America's founding fathers on this walking tour of Philadelphia's Old City. Visit important landmarks such as Christ Church, the Ben Franklin Post Office, Carpenters' Hall, and Independence Hall as your guide narrates local history.
Visit sites from the Battle of Gettysburg on a bus tour with a guide who tells you about the phases of the 3-day battle, which was a turning point in the American Civil War. See Devil's Den, Little Round Top, the location of Pickett's charge and more. If you're a history or war buff, don't miss this chance to learn about a pivotal piece of the United States' past.
Take in the cultural diversity of South Philadelphia on this guided tour through its historic neighborhoods. See the art of Isaiah Zagar, a local mosaic mural artist, whose work is on display throughout the city, including Magic Gardens (admission included). Visit the 9th Street Italian Market, America’s oldest outdoor market, and sample some food. Catch a public bus to South Street, with its eclectic blend of shops, bars and eateries, and walk along Fabric Row, America’s largest concentration of fabric shops. There’s something for everyone in South Philly.
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.
This half-day Philadelphia tour ditches the guidebooks and provides a dose of history from a local perspective. Follow a guide through Old City and visit unmissable Philly landmarks. Then ride the subway to Center City for a happy hour pub crawl that includes beers. This small-group walking tour is limited to 12 people for a personalized experience.
Journey back in time on a guided, 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of historic Philadelphia. Visit Philly’s Independence National Historical Park, Society Hill and Old City. This leisurely ride features famous locations like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Elfreth Alley, and much more.
Philadelphia is the birthplace of American democracy—and rich in American history. Discover the historical sites in Philadelphia on this expert-guided private walking tour. See some of the city’s most iconic landmark locations, like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Visit the Betsy Ross House, where the seamstress is said to have sewn the first American Flag; plus historic Christ Church, the New Hall Military Museum, the Merchants' Exchange Building, Franklin Court at the Independence National Historical Park and more. Local hotel pickup and drop-off included along with the option of adding on a driving tour for an additional cost.
Philadelphia is the birthplace of American democracy — and rich in American history. Discover the historical sites in Philadelphia on this expert-guided, 75-minute walking tour. See where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin lived and worked. Stop at some of the city’s most iconic landmark locations, like Independence Hall. Visit the Betsy Ross House, where the seamstress is said to have sewn the first American Flag; plus Congress Hall, the original Supreme Court building, the Library Company of Philadelphia, Franklin Court at the Independence National Historical Park and more.
Immerse yourself in the customs and traditions of Amish country during this 3-part tour. Explore a farmhouse dating from 1805 where you will listen to narrative on the customs, culture, and traditions of the Amish. In a minibus, enjoy a scenic ride through the Amish countryside, complete with photo ops. Then take a self-guided tour through an historic farmstead that includes a schoolhouse, a craft market, and a variety of farm animals.
Take a guided, small-group walking tour of one of Philadelphia’s most vibrant areas — University City, located in the easternmost part of West Philadelphia. University City includes the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. The 2.5-hour journey features Penn and Drexel University campus tours, with stops at their most beautiful and historic buildings. Also experience the area’s Victorian and early 20th-century residential housing, historic sports venues, and more. Tour includes a trolley token plus a snack from each of three popular food truck areas.
See the dark side of Philly during this adult night tour developed by a local university professor. Not for the faint of heart, this tour uncovers Philadelphia’s R-rated sites and stories, from vampires, pirate ghost ships, and haunted attractions to torture, executions, and the red light district. You'll also visit historical attractions and see the sights illuminated at night. This tour is not suitable for children.
Enjoy a personal and private introduction to the City of Brotherly Love on this half-day sightseeing tour around Philadelphia. Choose from a 4- or 6-hour tour around the City of Brotherly Love, then climb aboard a comfortable minivan and explore the highlights of the city. Visit all the must-see spots, like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Exhibit, the South 9th Street Italian Market, Philadelphia City Hall, Love Park, the Rocky steps at the entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and much more. Local hotel pickup and drop-off included.
With Philadelphia’s rich history and litany of firsts, it comes as no surprise that the 9th Street Italian Market is America’s oldest outdoor market. Take a 2-hour, guided stroll through the streets of this South Philadelphia neighborhood, with its bakeries, markets and gourmet specialty food stores. Sample authentic Philadelphia foods, like the world-famous Philly Cheese Steak, the city’s signature sandwich, and local farm fare. Select from a seemingly endless variety of food items — cheeses, chocolates, fresh fruits and vegetables, deli and baked goods and much more.
This tour combines two of Philly’s best contributions to the country: its history and its food! This is enough food for a meal. Come hungry, leave tipsy, and be in-the-know about Philadelphia’s rich history. We’ll serve you food, drinks, sweets, Ben Franklin, the Liberty Bell, and much more! While the foods during the 17th and 18th centuries may have been bland, we’re serving modernized versions of these foods and drinks that would have the colonials jealous. Learn about Philadelphia’s history in the tastiest way possible.
Satisfy your sweet tooth on a 2-hour underground donut tour of Philadelphia. The sugary culinary walking experience is perfect for families and foodies alike. Stop at four of the city’s top spots for fried dough, including Federal Donuts and Beiler’s Donuts. The tour is also a great opportunity to orient yourself to the city, with stops in South Street and Reading Terminal Market.
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.
Take happy hour to a whole new level on this Philadelphia pub crawl. Get a taste of Philadelphia’s brew culture on this entertaining and educational beer tasting walking tour. Visit three Philly pubs that suit the group’s preferences and enjoy a full-sized beer at each. Learn about the history of each establishment — and the local bar scene — from a knowledgeable guide. One snack is included. Additional food and drinks can be purchased for a charge.
Love whiskey? Walking? Pittsburgh? This sounds like the tour for you! Come downtown for our whiskey history tour, which ends at our partner Wigle Whiskey’s tasting room in the Omni William Penn Hotel. You’ll learn about the violent Whiskey Rebellion in Pittsburgh, scout out hidden former (as well as existing!) speakeasies around the city, and hear fascinating murder and mobster stories. Find out how Prohibition affected the region, and get to know the revival of craft spirits at Wigle’s local and family-owned business. 4 small tasters of whiskey will make a great finale of this experience. Cheers!Adults 21+ only; approx. 1 mile of walkingThe price includes 4 whiskey samples, as well as the option to purchase whiskey cocktails after the tour for a special price for only $5 due to our partnership with Wigle Whiskey. It also includes an enthusiastic tour guide, lots of fun + free appetizer coupons from our Downtown restaurant partners! - Book through our website and save $3!
Take a holiday walking tour of Center City, the heart of Philadelphia and home to its central business district—both beautiful and bustling as the second-most populated downtown area in the US. During the holiday season, it comes to life like at no other time. Visit festive staples such as the Christmas tree at Rittenhouse Square; the Wanamaker Organ, with its seasonal show of lights and sound; and the Christmas Village at Love Park. A variety of foods are available for purchase along the way. Tour is limited to 12 participants.
If you are looking for a true "experience" this is the tour for you. You won't see tourists - or tour buses for the entire excursion. We visit and experience the real and remote areas of Lancaster County that only locals know, well off the beaten path of a typical PA Dutch Country tour. Our groups are never larger than 14 people and we provide inside access and information not known to the public through relationships we have with the Amish and Mennonites here in Lancaster. Our guides have Amish relatives, Mennonite roots, and are deeply connected to many people here in the county with a wealth of knowledge and information. This may not be the cheapest experience, but the access and one-to-one attention you'll get is priceless. We even stop on real Amish farms that the public doesn't have access to (not listed on the itinerary). We look forward to introducing you to new cultures among many other gems and informative nuggets you'll get from this experience!
See the sights of Philadelphia at your own pace with a 2-day hop-on hop-off tour that includes admission to Eastern State Penitentiary, a National Historic Landmark. With the hop-on hop-off pass, you'll enjoy easy transportation to 27 stops around the city with live commentary by guides on board the double-decker bus. Get off at the attractions that interest you, such as the Rocky Steps, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell, to learn about the history and culture of one of the oldest cities in the U.S.
Philadelphia is one of the country’s oldest cities—and its centuries of history also include plenty of ghost tales, spooky stories, and other macabre myths and legends. Meet your costumed guide in Center City, and explore Philadelphia’s historical landmarks after dark. You’ll see the highlights of Old City, Society Hill, and Independence National Historical Park, and will also hear tales of hidden burial grounds, haunted houses, and other dark secrets.