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8 Interesting Tours In Philadelphia, PA

Clare
Published Jun 27, 2017

Philadelphia is one of the many great cities of the United States that is filled with US history, food, and charismatic people. I was fortunate enough to go to college outside of Philadelphia, and I found the city to be a wonderful town! If this is your first time to the states, or you frequent the country often, here are some tours you can do while in Philadelphia!

1. Start with a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus (from 31.99 USD)

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In any city that I visit, I always like to start off with a tour that gets me more acclimated to my new surroundings and help me navigate the city during my stay. The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour is seen throughout many cities in the US and Philly is included! Visit 27 attractions Philly has to offer, all from the comfort of your own seat and be able to use the bus service for a full 24 hours or a 3-day trip!

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Address: Main pick up location is the Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market Street, 1 North Independence Mall West, PA 19106

Price: from 31.99 USD

Duration: Differs, please check website for more information

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2. Founding Fathers Tour (from 33.00 USD)

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Philadelphia has so much history pertaining to the United States, especially during the American Revolution. Take a two-hour tour with a guide all across Philadelphia, highlighting the historical aspects of the city in the Historic District and the Old City District. Limited to 12 people per tour, this is a perfect tour if you have young children that don’t want to do too much walking, but also love to learn about American history!

Founding Fathers Tour

Address: Meets at Philly Tour Hub

Price: from 33.00 USD

Duration: approximately 2 hours

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3. Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia (from 19.00 USD)

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If you’re looking for a more in-depth historical tour with less time, (only 75 to 90 minutes) the Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia is perfect for you! Specifically focused on the Independence National Park, this tour stops at everything from the Liberty Bell to Independence Hall, and everything in between.

Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Address: Tour departs from the National Constitution Center

Price: from 19.00 USD

Duration: approximately 1 hour 15 minutes

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4. Eat your way through the 9th Street Italian Market (from 30.00 USD)

If you are looking to taste some incredible food while you are visiting the United States, you can easily find it! The 9th Street Italian Market is the oldest farmers market in the country, and you and your guide can eat your way through the venue, all the while learning about the history of Philadelphia and the market itself. Tours are capped at 12 people so you can have a personalized experience.

Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

Address: Meeting point at the corner of 9th & South streets

Price: from 30.00 USD

Duration: approximately 2 hours

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5. Segway Tours (from 55.00 USD)

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Ride on a two-wheeler Segway and see the sights of Philadelphia! Choose from a one or two hour tour of Philadelphia, and see the historic parts of the city and go by the river to see great views of the city, all the while having fun and learning. Don’t forget your helmet!

Philadelphia Segway Tour

Address: Meet up point is on Arch Street

Price: from 55.00 USD

Duration: approximately 1 hour

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6. Ghost Tour of Philadelphia (from 19 USD)

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With the American Revolutionary history in Philadelphia, there is no question why there would be so many stories of ghost sightings throughout the city. Take a tour of the city through the eyes of the “dead” with the Vampires, Brothels, and Ghosts Walking Tour of Philadelphia! Visit the sights of old burial grounds, brothels, and even see the sight of the first bank robbery in the US. Don’t be too scared!

Vampires, Brothels, and Ghosts Tour

Address: Meeting point at Independence Visitor Center at 6th and Market Street Philadelphia, just outside the front doors

Price: from 19 USD

Duration: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

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7. Spend a half-day at Valley Forge (from 365 USD (per group, up to 6 people))

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Valley Forge, one of the campsites of the Americans during the Revolutionary War, is a perfect day trip from Philadelphia if you are looking to get out of the city for a little bit! Get picked up and dropped off at the location of your choice before going on a four hour tour of this encampment, including the Valley Forge National Park, President George Washington’s headquarters, and the Washington Memorial Chapel. Great for big families as the tour is capped at 6 people!

Valley Forge Private 4-Hour Tour from Philadelphia

Address: Pick up and drop-off from your desired location

Price: from 365 USD (per group, up to 6 people)

Duration: approximately 4 hours

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8. Horse Drawn Carriage Tour (from 85.00 USD)

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If you want to spend a relaxing day living like you are in the past, take a horse-drawn carriage tour of Philadelphia. This 1 hour tour is perfect to sit back, relax, and enjoy seeing the historic sights of Philadelphia. See the National Historical Park, Society Hill, and the Old City all from the comfort of your own carriage. A wonderful tour to do with children!

Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

Address: Departs from the carriage stand at 5th & Chestnut Street

Price: from 85.00 USD

Duration: Depends on the tour you choose, check website for more information

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Fun in Philadelphia!

Philadelphia is a wonderful city in the United States to get that “East Coast” feel for the country. With amazing food, kind people, and incredible historical sights, it’s a perfect city to visit. Whether you are in your twenties, or have a big family, there is something to do here for everyone. Have some fun in Philly on your visit to the United States!

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Clare Fitzgerald is a recent graduate of Franklin and Marshall College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and an honors Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. She continues to pursue...Read more

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