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  • Philadelphia: Double-Decker Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

    1. Philadelphia: Double-Decker Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

    Explore the origins of America on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Philadelphia. Discover the city where America’s Founding Fathers first declared independence, and ratified the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. Along the way, enjoy stunning views of historic landmarks including the Christ Church Burial Grounds, Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross House, and Independence Hall.   Begin your tour at the Bourse Building, across from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Listen to the multilingual audio commentary as you enjoy the views from the open-top deck. See the Friendship Gate in Chinatown and be amazed by the architecture of Philadelphia’s City Hall.   Hop off to explore the various museums along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including the world's largest collection of post-impressionist art at the Barnes Foundation. Marvel at Philadelphia’s skyline and stop to enjoy a bird’s-eye view from ...

    Overall, it was an enjoyable & educational experience whether as a tourist or a Philadelphia resident. As a Philadelphia resident, and also the reason why I didn't rate "excellent", I was discouraged by negative/insensitive comments made by the tourgide (only able to be identified by his birthdate 9/11, recently turning 59) referencing "Indians", Philadelphia neighborhoods Port Richmond/Kensington and Camden NJ as being places you shouldn't go into, and over emphasizing/encouraging everyone to leave a tip when exiting-to be shared by himself & the driver, and how tips represents 50% of their salaries. Additionally, the tour routes should be maintained routinely by pruning all "low-hanging" tree branches. BEWARE OF DOUBLE-DECKER SEATS ON RIGHT SIDE OF BUSES!!!

  • Philadelphia: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise with Music

    2. Philadelphia: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise with Music

    See the sights of the city from onboard the Spirit of Philadelphia during a 2-hour lunch or 3-hour dinner cruise on the Delaware River. Enjoy an attended buffet dining experience as you sail through the city and delight in panoramic views of the skyline. Board your vessel at Penn's Landing and receive a personal greeting. Have your photo taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory before being seated at your private table. Once there, gorge on your lunch or dinner buffet which includes an array of dishes and delicacies. At the salad bar choose from organic mixed field greens salad, organic spinach and kale salad, green bean salad, bean and chickpea salad, red beetroot salad, and more. At the veggie station, opt for roasted broccoli florets, creamed corn and cheddar cheese casserole, baked ziti pasta, and tasty mashed potatoes. For your entree, dine on oven-baked Atlantic flo...

    I really enjoyed my experience. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. i would definitely go again!

  • Philadelphia: Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Historic Old City

    3. Philadelphia: Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Historic Old City

    Enjoy this private carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of Philadelphia’s Independence National Historic Park, Society Hill, and Old City. Your personal guide will whisk you away on a leisurely ride through historic Philadelphia giving you entertaining insights on the City of Brotherly Love's past and present. Choose the daytime option for picture-perfect views of all the sights or the night option to take in the illuminations when the crowds are gone.

    Checked was a very knowledgeable tour guide. She was pleasant and entertaining! She told us all about her horse Brutus and even took pictures for us.

  • Philadelphia: Eastern State Penitentiary Admission

    4. Philadelphia: Eastern State Penitentiary Admission

    Discover the historic building of the Eastern State Penitentiary which stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Learn about how when Eastern State opened more than 180 years ago, it changed the world of prisons and was copied throughout the world. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners. Discover how the building itself was an architectural wonder; it had running water and central heat before the White House. Marvel at the vaulted, sky-lit cells which once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and Al Capone. As you explore the building, listen to 'The Voices of Eastern State' audio tour which is included in your admission price. Narrated by a...

    The Alcatraz of the East, right here in my backyard! Shame on me for not visiting sooner!! Thanks so much. My daughter and I really enjoyed the tour!!

  • Philadelphia: Segway Adventure Tour

    5. Philadelphia: Segway Adventure Tour

    Take a Segway tour of Philadelphia to see the main city sights and get an informative commentary on the history of the city at the forefront of the American Revolution and Declaration of Independence. Your guide will give you a 30-minute training session before you set off on the self-balancing vehicles. Then, traveling in groups of up to 6 people, head down to Penn's Landing for views across to New Jersey and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Glide through the Historic District, passing Elfreth's Alley and the Betsy Ross House. Admire Independence Hall en route to Society Hill, where you can marvel at the stately homes while catching the aroma of fresh coffee at quaint cafés. Pass over Avenue of the Arts to Rittenhouse Square, before winding through the Fitler Square neighborhood to Schuylkill River. The scenery changes here, as you work your way along the paths of the Schuylkill Banks, ...

    Was so FUN! Mike was a great guide. I felt safe even in the Philly traffic because of Mike’s knowledge of the route and traffic system. My 18 ur son thought two hours was longer than he would have liked but I disagree. He wants to do the 1 hour Segway someday soon though.

  • Philadelphia: Founding Fathers Historical Walking Tour

    6. Philadelphia: Founding Fathers Historical Walking Tour

    Meet your guide behind the Religious Liberty Statue just outside the National Museum of American Jewish History and begin your exciting journey through America's history. Enjoy views of the site of Ben Franklin's home as you continue through the historic district. See Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center, and the U.S. Mint as you walk across the Mall and into the presidential home of George Washington and John Adams.  In the front yard of Independence Hall, see the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Exit the park and head back into the old city, ending the tour at a local brewpub. Enjoy a craft beer brewed on the premises (or a soft drink if you prefer).

    Ted was fantastic. We were the only group signed up and he made us feel welcomed and we learned a ton. Really enjoyed the tour, and the time, effort, and knowledge of the tour guide. Thank you big time, Ted!

  • Philadelphia: Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour

    7. Philadelphia: Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour

    Climb aboard the double-decker hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and discover the sights of Philadelphia at your own pace. Benefit from the services on an onboard guide and avail of frequent departures every day of the week. Learn the history of the city and its cultural attractions, and hear where the best places to eat and shop are along the way. Follow in the footsteps of "Rocky" and climb the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoy an authentic cheesesteak or retrace the steps of the founding fathers and see where they signed the Declaration of Independence. Sit back and enjoy the 90-minute ride around Philly seeing almost 30 points of interest along the way. Sights you will see: • Independence Visitor Center (northeast corner of 5th and Market Streets) • Betsy Ross House  • U.S. Mint and Ben Franklin’s Grave  • National Constitution Center  • Chinatown (nort...

    Bruce was hilarious and I learned so much from him. and he'll warn you about the tree branches lol.

  • From New York City: Washington and Philadelphia 1-Day Tour

    8. From New York City: Washington and Philadelphia 1-Day Tour

    Your day will begin with an early morning departure from Times Square in Manhattan, where you’ll be greeted by your professional, bilingual tour guide for the day. Your first destination will be the nation's current capital, Washington, DC (travel time is approximately 4-5 hours) where your tour will begin with a visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial, dedicated to honor the US Marines by depicting a famous photograph taken during World War II, the raising of the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima, Japan. You will continue with a visit to the impressive Lincoln Memorial honoring the president who promoted the abolition of slavery in the United States. Washington D.C. is the center for all 3 branches of the U.S. government. During this tour you will stop for a classic outside view of the seat of two of them: the White House, home and office of the U.S. President and the Capitol Building, ho...

    The tour guide- Janet/Janelle is very nice and explains every place that we went to. For one day we sure enjoyed Washington and Philadelphia! Excellent tour!

  • Philadelphia: Grim, Dark, and Twisted History Tour

    9. Philadelphia: Grim, Dark, and Twisted History Tour

    Experience the grim history of Philadelphia on this urban adventure beginning at the sites where the seeds of political change were sown. Descend into the sites of former brothels, mass burial grounds, and polluted prisons, stepping on salvaged streets where pirates roamed freely with the founding fathers. Historian and professor Joe Wojie or one of his expert guides will lead you on a tour that explores the grim realities of colonial America and the legends and traditions they inspired. From the home of Dolly Madison to the sights of Helltown - murder, mayhem, and madness are in the roots of this city. This tour was researched and designed by university professor Joe Wojie to stand apart from every other day or night tour offered in Philadelphia with its originality and dark flavor. The 8 PM tour is geared more towards an adult audience, while families and children can enjoy a fun way...

    this tour was full of information and fun. I learned a lot about the history of philly and things not in the history books.

  • Philadelphia: Open-Top Nighttime Bus Tour

    10. Philadelphia: Open-Top Nighttime Bus Tour

    See the dazzling lights of the city from atop a double-decker bus. This beautiful city has age and wisdom, and buildings steeped in rich history. Cruise by Philadelphia's most iconic buildings, such as the newest addition to the skyline, the Comcast Technology Center. Discover the city as it lights up for the night. From the open-air top deck of the tour bus, you’ll have spectacular views of twinkling lights and top landmarks, like the Philadelphia Museum of Arts, the Bellvue Hotel, and The Kimmel Center. This nighttime bus tour is not a hop-on hop-off activity; simply climb aboard, sit back, and relax during an exciting one hour and 15-minute ride.

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What people are saying about Philadelphia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 64 reviews

The museum is done very well. Downtown Philadelphia is extremely dirty Friday- Monday. The number of homeless on the streets and in the parks is so sad!. Philadelphia's mayor needs to step up and clean up the streets of Philadelphia. The museum is clean and interactive and a wonderful experience.

It was amazing. Brought us both to tears and reminded us of what true Presidential Leadership really means. A must visit in Philadelphia

Excellent! Plan on 3 hours (or more) there to truly immerse yourself in the experience. There is much to read and enjoy.

Lots of into and good information on the guide Beautiful 3 dimensional displays

It was truly amazing. We loved every minute of it!