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$35 Tours & Sightseeing

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Bus City Tour with Guide

Hop on the open-top, modern double-decker bus at any of the 27 stops around Philadelphia to begin your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your ticket and provided map, you’ll ride a 1.5-hour loop that stops at top Philadelphia attractions, as well as restaurants and shopping and entertainment centers.Visit the Liberty Bell, Elfreth's Alley, Independence Hall, City Hall and the Betsy Ross House. Explore Chinatown, tour the Rodin Museum or the Independence Seaport Museum, stroll down Antique Row, explore the Philadelphia Zoo, and shop on South Street. Along the way, enjoy live narration from your onboard guide, who’ll share stories and facts about everything from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the iconic Philly cheese steak sandwich – a must-try during your stay in Philadelphia!

$55 Tours & Sightseeing

Philadelphia Segway Tour with Historic District, Society Hill

Start your Segway tour of Philadelphia with an instructional orientation and safety briefing. Once you're comfortable, follow your guide on a five-mile or 10-mile route. Along the way, your guide will take fun photos of you and regale you with fascinating facts about Philadelphia's history.1-hr Segway TourSee more than 15 Philadelphia attractions on this loop! This introduction to major city sights takes you through the Historic District and to Penn's Landing and the Delaware River via Welcome Park. Cruise along the river and past historic homes. Continue past the bustling Italian Market with beautiful murals painted on several buildings, and admire the lively mosaics of Magic Gardens on South Street. Along your journey, witness several important historical sights including the First Bank of the United States and several old churches where William Penn developed his 'freedom of worship' philosophy.2-hr Segway TourExtend your Segway adventure, passing by Elfreth's Alley and the Betsy Ross House. Admire Independence Hall en route to Society Hill, where you can marvel at the stately homes. Continue over Avenue of the Arts to Rittenhouse Square before winding through the Fitler Square neighborhood. From there, make your way along the Schuylkill River en route to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you can see the statue of Rocky Balboa at the bottom of the famous steps he ran up in the 1976 blockbuster movie Rocky. Next, cruise on to Benjamin Franklin Parkway to see the 'Thinker' statue in the outdoor sculpture garden of the Rodin Museum. Head through some of the city's back streets to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and then through Chinatown to end your tour.

$19 Cultural & Theme Tours

Philadelphia 75-Minute Constitutional Walking Tour with Guide

Philadelphia is best seen by foot. See more than 20 historic sites and attractions in 75 minutes on a 1.25-mile outdoor walking journey, including: Independence Hall The Liberty Bell Center Betsy Ross House National Constitution Center Declaration House Signers' Walk Carpenters' Hall Franklin Court B. Free Franklin Post Office Christ Church Burial Ground The First Bank of the U.S. Congress Hall Old City Hall Library Hall Christ Church The Signer Second Bank of the U.S. New Hall Military Museum Arch Street Friends Meeting House This tour is seasonal and operates from April to November only.

$33 Cultural & Theme Tours

Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

Start your 2-hour tour at the Philly Tour Hub, where you can view local art and photography inside the historic building. Outside, get a glimpse of the Betsy Ross House and hear stories from your guide about the birth of the American flag. From here, weave through the charming back alleys of Old City and walk down Elfreth's Alley, one of the country’s oldest continuously occupied residential streets. In this vibrant neighborhood, you’ll pass trendy cafes, shops, art galleries and buildings featuring industrial architecture.When you reach Christ Church, where the Founding Fathers once worshiped, head inside (if it is open and available) to learn about the birth of the Episcopal Church in America. Then stop at a local coffee shop, where you may grab a quick snack or beverage (own expense) and relax with your guide — it’s the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you have about Philadelphia history. As your small-group tour continues through the Historic District, pass Franklin Court — the site of Ben Franklin's home — and view Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center and the US Mint. Follow your guide across the Mall and visit the President's House, once the home of George Washington and John Adams during Philadelphia’s tenure as the nation's capital.

See the Liberty Bell, with the possibility of going inside, crowds permitting, and continue to the Curtis Center, where you’ll enter (weekdays only) for a view of Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden, a beautiful mosaic mural.
Then, it’s off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn, the state’s founder, and a possible visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Stroll Independence Mall - the three block section of Independence National Park and the must-see Independence Hall (tour does not enter Independence Hall), where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed. As you walk, learn about Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, the Second Bank of the US and Carpenter's Hall.Making your way back to the Old City neighborhood, end the tour at a local establishment. Enjoy a craft beer or refreshing non-alcoholic beverage before saying farewell to your guide or upgrade your tour and join us for a historical beer tour to learn about how beer and various pubs played a role in shaping our nation's history.

$32 Tours & Sightseeing

Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia

Board the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 27 stops covering 16 miles of Philadelphia. Ride the full 1.5-hour loop with live commentary on board, and enjoy access to 100 of the city's most popular attractions and landmarks. Hop on and off as you please!Travel at your leisure with this valuable pass that allows to explore with added value of transportation throughout Downtown Philadelphia.Hop-on hop-off tour stops: Philadelphia Bourse/Independence Park/Liberty Bell/Independence Hall Betsy Ross House/Fireman’s Hall/Christ Church Burial Ground/United States Mint/Elfreths Alley National Constitution Center/African American Museum/Federal Reserve Bank/Independence Visitor Center Chinatown/Friendship Gate Reading Terminal Market/ Philadelphia Downtown Marriott/Convention Center/Hard Rock Café/Explore PHL Love Park/Fairmount Welcome Center/ City Hall/Dilworth Park Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul Logan Square/Sister Cities Park café & Visitor Center Rodin Museum Eastern State Penitentiary The Perelman Building The Rocky Step/The Rocky Statue/East Entrance of The Philadelphia Art Museum The Philadelphia Art Museum West Entrance The Please Touch Museum/Memorial Hall The Philadelphia Zoo The Barnes Foundation/The Franklin Institute Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University/Embassy Suites Hotel/Windsor Suites/Four Seasons Sonesta Hotel/Mutter Museum/Shops at Liberty Place/Observation Deck Union League/Rittenhouse Square/Hyatt at The Bellevue/Shops at The Bellevue Kimmel Center Antique Row/Pennsylvania Hospital South St. District/Headhouse Square Korean War Memorial Spruce St. Harbor Park/Hilton Penn’s Landing/Independence Seaport Museum Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing Christ Church/Arden Theatre American Jewish History Museum

$40 Cultural & Theme Tours

9th Street Italian Market, Magic Garden South Philly Tour

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.