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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Available tomorrow

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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Philadelphia Segway Tour

Available tomorrow

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

Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

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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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Old City Walking Tour in Philadelphia

Available from Oct 27

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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BYOB Historically Hilarious Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

Available from Oct 31

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 Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

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$136.00
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Haunted Pub Crawl

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$45.00

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Flavors of Philly Food Tour

Available from Oct 31

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.00
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$44.00
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Underground Donut Tour: Philadelphia's First Donut Tour

Available from Nov 6

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

Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

Available from Oct 29

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 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.34
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$21.34

Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

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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
per group
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$136.00
per group
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Haunted Pub Crawl

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Haunted Pub Crawl

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Embark on a pub crawl with a twist when you visit Philadelphia’s spookiest landmarks and drinking dens. Pick from several convenient departure times, and meet your guide in the heart of Center City. With just a small group for company, you’ll follow your guide to centuries-old cemeteries, macabre colonial landmarks, and other eerie attractions. Then, continue onward to three supposedly haunted bars and taverns, where you’ll enjoy drink samples, snacks, and prize giveaways.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

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

Available from Jan 4

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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From History to Happy Hour Philadelphia Walking Tour

Available from Feb 21

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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Badass Women's History Tour of Philadelphia

Available from Oct 31

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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Segway Tour of Philadelphia's Murals

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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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$90.67

Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

Available from Oct 29

Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

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Experience the History! Enjoy the sites of Philadelphia on board our authentic Victorian Style Trolleys. This popular Philadelphia Sightseeing Tour operates in conjunction with our Double Decker bus tour. Hop-on and off for 1, 2, or 3 Full Days! Due to COVID-19, the ability to hop-on hop-off is suspended until further notice.
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  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.67
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$26.67
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Franklin's Footsteps Walking Tour

Available from Oct 30

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

Available from Apr 1

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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  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

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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$195.00
per group
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$195.00
per group
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See My Philadelphia

Available from Oct 27

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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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • 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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Go Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass with Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Go Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass with Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Choose from 1, 2, 3, or 5 days of unlimited sightseeing with the Philadelphia Pass, and cover top attractions like the Philadelphia Zoo or the Eastern State Penitentiary with a single package ticket. The pass is easily downloaded to your mobile device, so you can ditch the complicated vouchers. Explore the city of brotherly love at your own leisure—ideal for tourists and residents alike. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 5 days
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$63.00
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$63.00

Beyond the [Liberty] Bell History Tour

Available from Oct 31

Beyond the [Liberty] Bell History Tour

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Availability: We are taking precautions due to COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our tour guides and participants. The Beyond the [Liberty] Bell History Tour is available on a private basis on Saturdays and Sundays. Groups of 4 or fewer must book 5 spots to secure the private 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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The Black Journey: An African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Available from Jan 23

The Black Journey: An African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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The tour will commence at the Independence Visitor's Center with an introduction to the topic of Black History during the colonial period. You will hear about the role that Black Americans played in the founding of the nation. The group will continue to the President’s House and hear about the 9 enslaved people who were held there. The group will hear about Martha Washington's handmaid who ran away to escape slavery. The next stop is Congo Square where people of African descent held celebrations. It is also a potter's field where free and enslaved Africans are still buried to this day. The next stop is Bishop White's house. He ordained two Black pastors. One pastor started the African Methodist Episcopal Church. You will hear about the liberation of a woman whose slave owner attempted to abduct her back into slavery and the trial of her rescuers. You will also see the traditional sites of Independence Hall, liberty bell, Congress Hall, and much more
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.34
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$37.34

Private Full Day City of Philadelphia Driving Tour

Available from Oct 27

Private Full Day City of Philadelphia Driving Tour

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Explore Philadelphia’s highlights and history with a private tour in a comfortable minivan that accommodates up to six people. Enjoy the flexibility to customize the itinerary to your interests, with plenty of time to experience the destinations that interest you most. Take in historic neighborhoods and traditional markets, or taste your way through Philly’s most essential foods. See the landmarks of American independence, get a glimpse of the thriving arts and music scene, or see iconic sites from the Rocky films as you experience Philadelphia your own way.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$677.34
per group
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$677.34
per group

Eat Drink and Experience Philly Walking Tour

Available from Mar 3

Eat Drink and Experience Philly Walking Tour

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Journey around Philadelphia, see some of the city’s most popular sights and drink four local beers on this full-day walking tour. Your guide takes you to the city’s must-see areas, as well as bars and pubs loved by locals. Along the way, pass the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, Queen Village, and Ben Franklin House. Plus, at each of the four bars you stop at, enjoy a beer and a snack.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.63
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$143.63
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