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Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Duration: Flexible
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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$120.00

Follow in the footsteps of a nation's forefathers on this guided horse-drawn carriage tour through the cobblestone streets of historic old Philadelphia. Enjoy up-close, scenic views of the many attractions and landmarks ... More info ›

Follow in the footsteps of a nation's forefathers on this guided horse-drawn carriage tour through the cobblestone streets of historic old Philadelphia. Enjoy up-close, scenic views of the many attractions and landmarks. Hear a plethora of stories and commentary on the historical significance of each key site while traveling through Philly's busy streets. See the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and much more.

Sit back, relax, and experience Philadelphia's history and popular attractions on board a stylish, horse-drawn carriage. Travel back in time on an enchanting 45-minute or 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Along the way, the driver/tour guide will share stories behind every attraction, including Independence National Historical Park, the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall.

This historical tour departs from the carriage stand at 5th and Chestnut Streets. Travel to Society Hill, home to one of the largest selections of colonial homes as well as some of the oldest churches anywhere. Visit Old St. Joseph's Church, built in 1773, and the first Roman Catholic church in Philadelphia. Next, explore the Old City neighborhood, also known as America's most-historic mile. Tour the Betsy Ross House, where the legendary seamstress sewed the first American Flag. Visit Elfreth's Alley, the oldest-inhabited street in America, and then head to the Philadelphia Mint, Benjamin Franklin's grave at Christ Church Burial Ground, the National Constitution Center, and much more.

The tour ends back at the original starting point — from the carriage stand at 5th and Chestnut Streets.

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Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia

Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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$85.00

Gain insight into America’s colonial history on this small-group walking tour of Philadelphia, founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for persecuted Quakers. Visit Powel House, which entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin; St Peter’s Church, where the Founding Fathers worshipped; and Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell ... More info ›

Gain insight into America’s colonial history on this small-group walking tour of Philadelphia, founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for persecuted Quakers. Visit Powel House, which entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin; St Peter’s Church, where the Founding Fathers worshipped; and Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell. Your guide will tell you about the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress.

Meet at a central Philadelphia location and follow your guide on a 3-hour walking tour. You’ll visit several historic houses, monuments and churches dating back to the 18th century, all of which played a role in the founding of the US.

Learn about William Penn, who founded Philadelphia in the 17th century as a safe haven for persecuted Quakers. Make your way to the Society Hill neighborhood to visit Powel House. Built in 1765, this elegant Georgian brick mansion was bought by Samuel Powel, who served as the last mayor of Philadelphia under British rule. Hear how he frequently entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

Continue to the Old City neighborhood to visit Christ Church, the first Protestant Episcopal church in the US and the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church.

Stop by St Peter’s Church, a historic church that opened in 1761 and served as the place of worship for many of the US Founding Fathers during the period of the Continental Congress. Learn how the building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996.

Explore Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell which now houses the Centennial Bell. As you walk, your guide will explain how the city evolved during these times, and discuss the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution and beyond.

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South Philly Culture Tour Including 9th Street Italian Market and Magic Gardens Mosaic Gallery

South Philly Culture Tour Including 9th Street Italian Market and Magic Gardens Mosaic Gallery - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From USD
$40.00

Join a local guide in South Philly on a small-group tour of public art, markets and other hidden gems in historic Philadelphia neighborhoods like Queen Village. Pass by bakeries, delis and butcher shops en route to the famed 9th Street Italian Market, where you can peruse the food stalls ... More info ›

Join a local guide in South Philly on a small-group tour of public art, markets and other hidden gems in historic Philadelphia neighborhoods like Queen Village. Pass by bakeries, delis and butcher shops en route to the famed 9th Street Italian Market, where you can peruse the food stalls. Then visit the one-of-a-kind mosaics gallery at Magic Gardens, and ride a local bus down dynamic South Street or Pine Street before finishing at Fabric Row. Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized experience.

Start your 3.5-hour tour of the art, culture and food of South Philly on colorful South Street. Follow your guide through the Bella Vista neighborhood for a first glimpse of local artist Isaiah Zagar’s stunning mosaics.

After a stop at a historical deli and bakery, continue on foot to the 9th Street Italian Market (aka South 9th Street Curb Market), considered to be America’s oldest open-air market. At this must-see attraction dating back to the 1880s, wander past an array of stores teeming with cheese, chocolate, spices and olive oils. With your knowledgeable guide, meet the butchers, bakers, spice merchants and produce vendors who provide food samples to whet your appetite. You’ll hear stories of the city's early immigrants and have a chance to recreate a famous scene from the 1970s blockbuster film Rocky.

Then head to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, a unique gallery and community art center that showcases more mosaic art from Isaiah Zagar. Meander through the indoor gallery, and be wowed by the massive outdoor mosaic structure while you hear city stories from your guide.

Next up, catch a public bus for a ride down bustling South Street (weekdays) or iconic Pine Street (weekends), and then walk into historical Queen Village to soak up the charming atmosphere among its narrow streets. Finally, take a stroll past Fabric Row, America’s largest concentration of fabric shops, before finishing your tour back on South Street.

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Classic Philadelphia City Bike Tour

Classic Philadelphia City Bike Tour - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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$59.00

See the classic city sites of Philadelphia on this 3.5-hour bike tour. Popular attractions include the Rocky Steps, Liberty Bell, the Italian Market, and Rittenhouse Park ... More info ›

See the classic city sites of Philadelphia on this 3.5-hour bike tour. Popular attractions include the Rocky Steps, Liberty Bell, the Italian Market, and Rittenhouse Park. Ride through some hidden gems in the city along the way.

Begin the tour in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, about a mile north of Center City. You'll travel counter-clockwise around the city, with one of the first stops being the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Ride the Schuylkill River Trail down to Rittenhouse Park, stop over on South Street and the Italian Market, and then head over to Old City.

You'll stop to discuss the history of Pennsylvania Hospital, Washington Square Park, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and more! The way back is determined by the pace, skill level, and interests of the group. Large groups will have a "sweep" ride in the back - this is someone who can block traffic for the group, fix any issues that may arise on your bicycle, and make sure no one gets left behind!

The minimum age to book a tour is 18, but youth 14 and up are welcome to join as long as they are with a parent or guardian.

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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

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$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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Sip of Philly Brewery Tour

Sip of Philly Brewery Tour - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From USD
$70.00

Learn about Philadelphia’s thriving brewery and distillery scene, tasting up to 12 beers or local spirits on this guided tour. See how beer is made and chat with brewery owners about their operations ... More info ›

Learn about Philadelphia’s thriving brewery and distillery scene, tasting up to 12 beers or local spirits on this guided tour. See how beer is made and chat with brewery owners about their operations. Visit some of Philly's most popular breweries and distilleries, including the Philadelphia Brewing Company and the Dock Street Brewery, to name a couple possibilities. Round-trip transportation by passenger van is included.

Get to know Philadelphia’s thriving beer scene on this guided brew tour. Chat with brewery owners and learn about the equipment used to make beer, the brewing process, and best of all, what up to 12 kinds of beer and local spirits taste like.

On this brew tour, meet your guide in downtown Philly near Reading Market, then hop on a bus and travel to three local breweries or distilleries. Learn about the different types of beer as well as the history and specialty of each brewery. Stops may include the Flying Fish Brewing Company, the Philadelphia Brewing Company, the Lunacy Brewing Company, the Dock Street Brewery, Crime and Punishment, Yards Brewing Company, and/or Cooper River Distilling.  Locations visited vary by date.

This tour combines humor, history, education, Philly pretzels, bottled water, a VIP lanyard while exploring some of Philadelphia's celebrated breweries and distilleries. Relax with roundtrip transportation and 3.5 hours of tastings on this Philly experience.

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