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2-Day Philly Hop-On Hop-Off Pass and Eastern State Penitentiary

2-Day Philly Hop-On Hop-Off Pass and Eastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Duration: Flexible
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From USD
$49.00

This two day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour lets you experience the rich history and legendary sights of Philadelphia with ease and includes an admission ticket to Philadelphia's notorious Eastern State Penitentiary.  Expert local guides offer live commentary as you travel a 1.5-hour loop to 27 different stops highlighting Philadelphia's 100 most popular attractions, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the US Mint. Aboard the double-decker bus, a 360-degree view of Philadelphia will leave you speechless and entertained while you soak up the history, heritage and beauty of one of America's oldest cities.

Board the open-top, double-decker bus (covered trolley in the winter and inclement weather) at any of the 27 stops to start your hop-on hop-off tour of Philadelphia ... More info ›

This two day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour lets you experience the rich history and legendary sights of Philadelphia with ease and includes an admission ticket to Philadelphia's notorious Eastern State Penitentiary.  Expert local guides offer live commentary as you travel a 1.5-hour loop to 27 different stops highlighting Philadelphia's 100 most popular attractions, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the US Mint. Aboard the double-decker bus, a 360-degree view of Philadelphia will leave you speechless and entertained while you soak up the history, heritage and beauty of one of America's oldest cities.

Board the open-top, double-decker bus (covered trolley in the winter and inclement weather) at any of the 27 stops to start your hop-on hop-off tour of Philadelphia. Covering 16 miles (26 km), the full loop takes 1.5 hours, with live commentary on board, and provides access to 100 of the city's most popular attractions and landmarks.

Travel at your leisure with this 2-day pass that allows you to explore the city with the added value of transportation throughout downtown Philadelphia. 

Included with your pass is an admission ticket to the notorious Eastern State Penitentiary. Plan to spend approximately two hours touring this former prison.

Hop-on hop-off tour stops:

  1. Philadelphia Bourse / Independence Park / Liberty Bell / Independence Hall
  2. Betsy Ross House / Fireman’s Hall / Christ Church Burial Ground / United States Mint / Elfreths Alley
  3. National Constitution Center / African American Museum / Federal Reserve Bank / Independence Visitor Center
  4. Chinatown / Friendship Gate
  5. Reading Terminal Market / Philadelphia Downtown Marriott / Convention Center / Hard Rock Cafe / Explore PHL
  6. Love Park / Fairmount Park Welcome Center / City Hall / Dilworth Park
  7. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
  8. Logan Square / Sister Cities Park Visitor Center
  9. Rodin Museum
  10. Eastern State Penitentiary
  11. Perelman Building
  12. Rocky Steps / Rocky Statue / East Entrance of the Philadelphia Art Museum
  13. Philadelphia Art Museum West Entrance
  14. Please Touch Museum / Memorial Hall
  15. Philadelphia Zoo
  16. Barnes Foundation / Franklin Institute
  17. Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University / Embassy Suites Hotel / Windsor Suites / Four Seasons
  18. Sonesta Hotel / Mutter Museum / Shops at Liberty Place / Observation Deck
  19. Union League / Rittenhouse Square / Hyatt at The Bellevue / Shops at The Bellevue
  20. Kimmel Center
  21. Antique Row / Pennsylvania Hospital
  22. South Street District / Headhouse Square
  23. Korean War Memorial
  24. Spruce Street Harbor Park / Hilton Penn’s Landing / Independence Seaport Museum
  25. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
  26. Christ Church / Arden Theatre
  27. American Jewish History Museum

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A Local History Of Philadelphia

A Local History Of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From USD
$46.00

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 ... More info ›

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 3 hour intro tour created and guided by Philly locals.

A Local History of Philadelphia 

Skip the big buses and large groups with this historical tour of Philadelphia led by a local guide. In a private setting, you’ll be able to ask questions, make frequent stops, and customize your experience to meet your every need. Your guide will cover the exciting history of Philadelphia while also filling you in on local tips and suggestions for how to spend the rest of your time in the city. There are no memorized scripts here, so think of our tour as hanging out with a friend who's showing you around. 

This tour will cover historic Old City, Independence Mall, and a variety of other historical sites as you walk the streets of Philadelphia to uncover the birthplace of America while also discovering what still makes the city so great today. Depending on your guide, there may be a focus on history, architecture, culture, or one of many other themes. Specific requests are available. 

  • Walking
  • 3 hour estimate
  • Historic Philadelphia
  • Local neighborhoods, restaurants, and bars
  • Private
  • Fully customizable

Additional Information

Includes: Local English-speaking expert to answer all your questions. Additional languages available upon request (if available).

Excludes: Transportation to and from meeting location, food and drinks, tips and gratuities for your guide

Zeeno has a wide-variety of knowledgeable local guides. If you would like a more customized experience, including tours in additional languages, please check out our website at www.getzeeno.com or call us at 866-944-8814. 

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American Fine Art Tour in Philadelphia

American Fine Art Tour in Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From USD
$85.00

Gain a deeper insight into American art on this walking tour led by an expert art scholar. Browse paintings and sculptures at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Second Bank of the United States Portrait Gallery, both US National Historic Landmarks ... More info ›

Gain a deeper insight into American art on this walking tour led by an expert art scholar. Browse paintings and sculptures at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Second Bank of the United States Portrait Gallery, both US National Historic Landmarks. Your guide will share extensive knowledge of the 19th-century American art movement and will explain how it ties into the nation’s history.

This small-group tour is limited to six people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Meet at the Pennsylvania Hospital's Medical Practices Building in the morning to begin your 3-hour American art walking tour. Your expert guide -- a museum curator or art history professor -- will teach you about the visionaries Gilbert Stuart and Charles Willson Peale, who spearheaded the American art movement in the 19th century.

Start at the historic Second Bank of the United States, a US National Historic Landmark. Inside, walk through the art gallery that houses a large and famous collection of portraits of prominent American figures painted by various artists. One of these artists is Charles Willson Peale, a friend of Thomas Jefferson and the great portraitist of George Washington who is credited for establishing the first art museum and school in the US: the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Your guide will take you to this historic site, another US National Historic Landmark, where you’ll encounter Peale's The Artist in His Museum as well as works by West, Stuart and Krimmel.

Throughout your tour, your guide will discuss how American fine art took shape within the cultural and artistic communities of the young nation. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of the art movement within a greater context of global influences, philosophical inquiry and evolving national identities as you trace the movement from the 20th century to today.

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Amish Country Tour in Lancaster County

Amish Country Tour in Lancaster County - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Duration: 9 hours
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From USD
$179.00

Lancaster Amish County is America's oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a centuries-old "plain" lifestyle. On this 9-hour tour, you'll travel to Dutch Country and step back in time to enjoy a slower, more peaceful pace – one where the horse and buggy remain a primary form of transportation, and where windmills dot the landscape, providing power harnessed from nature.

This 9-hour tour of Amish Country includes round-trip transportation to and from your city center hotel in Philadelphia ... More info ›

Lancaster Amish County is America's oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a centuries-old "plain" lifestyle. On this 9-hour tour, you'll travel to Dutch Country and step back in time to enjoy a slower, more peaceful pace – one where the horse and buggy remain a primary form of transportation, and where windmills dot the landscape, providing power harnessed from nature.

This 9-hour tour of Amish Country includes round-trip transportation to and from your city center hotel in Philadelphia. After an early morning pickup, head to Amtrak's 30th street station, a historic train station where the Harrison Ford movie "The Witness" was filmed. Here, you'll begin your journey to Lancaster.

Upon arrival in Lancaster County, you will travel to the Amish Experience tour center to spend a fun-filled day of sightseeing, shopping and tasting delectable home style cooking. Get away from the fast-paced urban lifestyle to a slower way of living along back country roads. Learn about the Amish lifestyle, the community, and culture. As a vital part of Lancaster County culture, the Amish are involved in agriculture as well as an array of businesses and cottage industries.

View the Amish Experience F/X Theater Presentation “Jacob’s Choice" and take a guided tour of an Amish Country homestead. Next, enjoy a leisurely trip through the back roads on a motor coach tour of Lancaster. Stops include an Amish quilt shop and bakery.

Lunch is at your own expense. You can choose from a typical cafeteria lunch or an Amish Family Style meal complete with traditional Amish cuisine.

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Beer and Band Brewery & Beer Garden Tour

Beer and Band Brewery & Beer Garden Tour - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From USD
$27.00

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 ... More info ›

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?

Starting Time: 7:30 PM    End Time:  10pm   Starting Location: 302 Arch Street  Philadelphia, PA
Mode of Transport: BYOB Trolley (guests may bring beer or wine on board with them)
Explanation: Live musicians will board our BYOB trolley and tour through the city on our way to a local brewery and (weather permitting) beer garden. There will be three 1/2 hour live music sets on the trolley with two 45 minute stops in between. At the end of the tour, guests will be dropped off at a local brewery near the starting point. 15% of all profits will be donated to Rock to the Future, a nonprofit 501c3 which runs a free after school program every weekday where students get an hour of homework help, an hour of music lessons, and an hour to collaborate with other members to form bands and write songs.  The tour will run every other Friday evening and will feature various artists and Philly watering holes. Planned stops include:  Yards' Brewery, Parks on Tap, Spruce Harbor Park, and more!

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Benjamin Franklin Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin Walking Tour of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From USD
$85.00

Get an in-depth look at an important facet of American history on this Benjamin Franklin walking tour of Philadelphia. Known by most for the famous kite-flying incident, Franklin was in fact a notable 18th-century scientist, businessman and politician who contributed greatly to society ... More info ›

Get an in-depth look at an important facet of American history on this Benjamin Franklin walking tour of Philadelphia. Known by most for the famous kite-flying incident, Franklin was in fact a notable 18th-century scientist, businessman and politician who contributed greatly to society. Following your knowledgeable guide, learn about Franklin’s life and role in the Revolutionary War and Continental Congress as you visit sites like Franklin Court, Christ Church, the American Philosophical Society and the post office, where he served as postmaster general.

This small-group tour is limited to six people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Your walking tour starts at Elfreth's Alley, where you’ll begin to explore Philadelphia through the lens of Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s most notable scientists, businessmen, politicians and philosophers.

Your expert historian guide will entertain you with enlightening commentary. Get an in-depth look at Franklin's life, his important role in society and his impact on American history, as well as the social and political changes that took place in this city during the 18th century. You'll also hear about his famous kite-flying incident, where he proved that lightning is electricity.

Visit sites central to Franklin’s life such as the post office, where he served as postmaster general. Stop by Franklin Court, Christ Church and the American Philosophical Society, and hear about his fascinating work as an inventor beyond the famous kite-flying story. You’ll also discuss his role in the Revolutionary War, international diplomacy and the Continental Congress.

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