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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Philadelphia Segway Tour

Philadelphia Segway Tour

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Experience Philadelphia like never before on this educational and entertaining guided small-group Segway tour. Learn about Philadelphia’s important history and visit popular locations like Penn’s Landing, the Historic District, the Italian Market, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill on a 5- or 10-mile loop around Center City. Guided Segway training and photos from the tour are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.67
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$58.67

Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

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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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$136.00
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$136.00
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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.34
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$21.34
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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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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.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.00
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$19.00
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Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight

Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight

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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.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.00
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$24.00
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Eastern State Penitentiary Admission

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Eastern State Penitentiary Admission

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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.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Badass Women's History Tour of Philadelphia

Badass Women's History Tour of Philadelphia

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Focus on the female history-makers of Philadelphia on this history tour. With a small group of just 10 people or fewer, stroll through historic Philadelphia and learn about female pioneers in medicine, politics, and other change-makers. A small group means you'll have plenty of time to ask questions and you'll enjoy personalized attention.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Underground Donut Tour: Philadelphia's First Donut Tour

Underground Donut Tour: Philadelphia's First Donut Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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$32.00

From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour

From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.30
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$102.30
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Historic Tour of Philadelphia in English or German

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Historic Tour of Philadelphia in English or German

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.75
per group
$195.00
$29.25 savings
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$165.75
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$195.00
$29.25 savings
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Philadelphia: Craft Beer, Bars and Brewing History (Small Group)

Philadelphia: Craft Beer, Bars and Brewing History (Small Group)

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.16
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$67.16
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Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour

Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour

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Get a new perspective on the City of Brotherly Love with this nighttime sightseeing tour. Climb on board a double-decker bus and explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer. Visit 27 of Philly’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Penn’s Landing and the Rocky Steps at the entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art — on a 90-minute loop around this historic city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.27
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Beyond the [Liberty] Bell History Tour

Beyond the [Liberty] Bell History Tour

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Availability: Groups of 4 or fewer must book 5 spots to secure your tour. Description: Hit all the main sites in historic Old City and Independence Park, but hear it all from the perspectives often left out of mainstream tourism. If you have any questions or would like to request a private tour - feel free to reach out! We accommodate time requests, content requests and private parties with special pricing.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Flavors of Philly Food Tour

Flavors of Philly Food Tour

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Bypass the overpriced tourist restaurants with lackluster food and eat your way through Philadelphia like a local on a 2.5-hour culinary walking tour. Follow your guide to the heart of the city and visit five distinctive eateries to sample iconic Philly favorites, such as cheesesteak, tomato pie, and soft pretzels. Make sure to save room for not one but two desserts at the Reading Terminal Market.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.00
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$44.00
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Double Decker Bus Tour of Philadelphia

Double Decker Bus Tour of Philadelphia

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Experience the History! Enjoy the sites of Philadelphia with a live Tour Guide on board our authentic Double Decker Buses. Due to COVID-19, the ability to hop-on hop-off is suspended until further notice.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.67
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$26.67
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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.50
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$28.50
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See My Philadelphia

See My Philadelphia

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I have been giving private tours for nine years and will customize the tour to fit your time and the attractions that you want to see. OR I can figure it all out! Stay in Philadelphia or explore the surrounding counties. Your friend in Philly. Seniors our specialty!! 80 five star reviews on Trip Advisor says you are making the right choice! As of July 1, 2020, I have an audio system that allows us to maintain "social distancing", and yet you hear me loudly and clearly!!
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$240.00
per group
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$240.00
per group
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Philadelphia Walking Ghost Tour

Philadelphia Walking Ghost Tour

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Our tour will take you through Philadelphia’s Old City – home to some of America’s oldest and most haunted buildings, roads, and monuments in the nation. “Old City” refers to the area of Philadelphia that was first established as a colony, an area that saw much strife, war, and hardships as the newly formed America fought for its independence. Old City Philadelphia has been continuously inhabited since 1702, making it the oldest residential area in the country – with some residents never really leaving.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.99
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$19.99
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BYOB Historically Hilarious Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

BYOB Historically Hilarious Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

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See Philadelphia’s historic landmarks and sites while sipping your own beer or wine and hearing little-known facts from a guide. This sightseeing tour by trolley takes the stress off finding a designated driver for exploring as you see tops sights such City Hall, Love Park, Boathouse Row, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross’ House, and the Declaration House. Drinks are BYOB.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.00
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$37.00
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Philadelphia Prohibition Pub Crawl

Philadelphia Prohibition Pub Crawl

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Hear tales of prohibition and gangsters such as Al Capone and Leo Lanzetti on this evening walking tour and pub crawl in Philadelphia. A spirited guide takes you around city landmarks and to local taverns—savor a complimentary drink and snacks, and then make use of drink specials at the places you visit. Good at trivia? Answer quickly and correctly to get more free beer. Don’t miss this lively night out on the town and learn about Philadelphia’s dark side.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Franklin's Footsteps Walking Tour

Franklin's Footsteps Walking Tour

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Retrace the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin and his fellow patriots during the founding of a nation on this guided, 75-minute walking tour. Discover colonial Philadelphia's historic past and visit some of the city’s landmark locations, like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenters’ Hall, and much more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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$20.00

Philadelphia Combo Tour: Hop-on Hop-off, Eastern State Penitentiary, Franklin's Footsteps

Philadelphia Combo Tour: Hop-on Hop-off, Eastern State Penitentiary, Franklin's Footsteps

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Delve deep into Philadelphia history with this combination tour, which includes a hop-on hop-off bus ticket, admission to the Eastern State Penitentiary, and an historic walking tour. Hop off the bus tour at any one of the 27 attractions to explore further on your own. See Al Capone's cell and learn about the history of American incarceration at Eastern State. Follow in statesman Benjamin Franklin's steps on an historic walking tour of Old City's highlights.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.40
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Segway Tour of Philadelphia's Murals

Segway Tour of Philadelphia's Murals

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Experience Philadelphia’s most artistic neighborhoods like never before on this guided, 2.5-hour, small-group Segway tour. See the best of Philly’s many murals — from Old City to Northern Liberties, Spring Garden and Chinatown — and learn more about the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Guided Segway training, headsets and photos from the tour are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.67
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