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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia

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Experience the history of the United States on this guided small-group walking tour around Philadelphia, the birthplace of freedom in America. See Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence (this tour does not enter Independence Hall). Learn about Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn, and see where George Washington, the first President of the United States, lived. Then check out the galleries and eateries in Old City Philadelphia, America's most historic square mile, followed by a cold beverage at a local establishment.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD47.50
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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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Discover the birthplace of America on this guided walking tour through the country’s most historic area in Philadelphia. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Independence National Historical Park and more than 20 other historic sites on this 1.25-mile trek, including the National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, and many more.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia

Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia

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Walk in the footsteps of America's founding fathers on this walking tour of Philadelphia's Old City. Visit important landmarks such as Christ Church, the Ben Franklin Post Office, Carpenters' Hall, and Independence Hall as your guide narrates local history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD35.50
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Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Bus Tour of Philadelphia

Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Bus Tour of Philadelphia

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Philadelphia has it all, from major historical sites to art museums and pop culture landmarks. Optimize your sightseeing experience with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that lets you see all of the City of Brotherly Love’s most famous attractions while getting off to explore on foot as much as you wish.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD38.40
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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour

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Philadelphia is the birthplace of American democracy — and rich in American history. Discover the historical sites in Philadelphia on this expert-guided, 75-minute walking tour. See where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin lived and worked. Stop at some of the city’s most iconic landmark locations, like Independence Hall. Visit the Betsy Ross House, where the seamstress is said to have sewn the first American Flag; plus Congress Hall, the original Supreme Court building, the Library Company of Philadelphia, Franklin Court at the Independence National Historical Park and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD21.34
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Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

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Journey back in time on a guided, 1-hour carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of historic Philadelphia. Visit Philly’s Independence National Historical Park, Society Hill and Old City. This leisurely ride features famous locations like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, Elfreth Alley, and much more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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BYOB Historically Hilarious Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

BYOB Historically Hilarious Trolley Tour of Philadelphia

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See Philadelphia’s historic landmarks and sites while sipping your own beer or wine and hearing little-known facts from a guide. This sightseeing tour by trolley takes the stress off finding a designated driver for exploring as you see tops sights such City Hall, Love Park, Boathouse Row, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross’ House, and the Declaration House. Drinks are BYOB.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

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Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit Philadelphia’s top attractions—like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall—on a full loop. Select from a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass. Board at any of the stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live commentary. A route map and courtesy shuttle from Center City hotels are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD36.00
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Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour

Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour

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Get a new perspective on the City of Brotherly Love with this nighttime sightseeing tour. Climb on board a double-decker bus and explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer. Visit 27 of Philly’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Penn’s Landing and the Rocky Steps at the entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art — on a 90-minute loop around this historic city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Revolution and the Founders: History Tour of Philadelphia

Revolution and the Founders: History Tour of Philadelphia

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Discover the history and flavors of Philadelphia on a walking tour. Follow your guide to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other noteworthy sights in the Birthplace of Independence. Get to see some of the favorite haunts of the country’s founding fathers and other influential Americans.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes
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South Philly Markets, Mosaics, and Magic Experience

South Philly Markets, Mosaics, and Magic Experience

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Take in the cultural diversity of South Philadelphia on this guided tour through its historic neighborhoods. See the art of Isaiah Zagar, a local mosaic mural artist, whose work is on display throughout the city, including Magic Gardens (admission included). Visit the 9th Street Italian Market, America’s oldest outdoor market, and sample some food. Throughout your tour, you'll pop on and off of South Street, with its eclectic blend of shops, bars, and eateries. There’s something for everyone in South Philly.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD51.40
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Philadelphia Segway Tour

Philadelphia Segway Tour

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Experience Philadelphia like never before on this educational and entertaining guided small-group Segway tour. Learn about Philadelphia’s important history and visit popular locations like Penn’s Landing, the Historic District, the Italian Market, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill on a 5- or 10-mile loop around Center City. Guided Segway training and photos from the tour are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dark Philly Adult Night Tour

Dark Philly Adult Night Tour

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See the dark side of Philly during this adult night tour developed by a local university professor. Not for the faint of heart, this tour uncovers Philadelphia’s R-rated sites and stories, from vampires, pirate ghost ships, and haunted attractions to torture, executions, and the red light district. You'll also visit historical attractions and see the sights illuminated at night. This tour is not suitable for children.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Philadelphia History, Highlights, & Revolution Tour

Philadelphia History, Highlights, & Revolution Tour

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Take a deep dive into Philadelphia history on this guided walking tour of the city’s Revolutionary landmarks. With a full roster of historical sites like Independence Hall as well newer institutions such as the Museum of the American Revolution, this tour combines all the essentials for a keen understanding of Philly’s crucial role in the founding of the United States.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Flavors of Philly Food Tour
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Flavors of Philly Food Tour

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Bypass the overpriced tourist restaurants with lackluster food and eat your way through Philadelphia like a local on a 2.5-hour culinary walking tour. Follow your guide to the heart of the city and visit five distinctive eateries to sample iconic Philly favorites, such as cheesesteak, tomato pie, and soft pretzels. Make sure to save room for not one but two desserts at the Reading Terminal Market.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD59.00
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Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight

Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight

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Philadelphia is one of the country’s oldest cities—and its centuries of history also include plenty of ghost tales, spooky stories, and other macabre myths and legends. Meet your costumed guide in Center City, and explore Philadelphia’s historical landmarks after dark. You’ll see the highlights of Old City, Society Hill, and Independence National Historical Park, and will also hear tales of hidden burial grounds, haunted houses, and other dark secrets.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Private 2 hour Walking Tour of Historic Philadelphia

Private 2 hour Walking Tour of Historic Philadelphia

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Discover many of Philadelphia’s best-known historic landmarks—and learn all about the earliest chapters in American history and democracy—on this private walking tour. Pick from several convenient start times, meet your guide right outside the Independence Visitor Center, and get ready to explore. As you stroll past monuments like Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, the Liberty Bell, and more, you’ll hear stories from this UNESCO-listed city’s past.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD225.00
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Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo

Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo

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Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit 27 of Philadelphia’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall — on a 1.5-hour loop. Select from a 1- or 2-day pass, then board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live on-board commentary. After dinner (own expense), enjoy the city as it’s illuminated for the evening on a ‘Philly by Night Tour.’ Pickup and drop-off from select hotels included.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Historic Happy Hour Food Tour
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Historic Happy Hour Food Tour

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Learn about Philadelphia’s history in the tastiest way possible during this history-filled, small-group food crawl. Enjoy a mix of sweet and savory treats paired with alcoholic drinks as you explore the city center. In between bites, listen to an in-depth history of Philadelphia’s colonial days and visit historic sights like Independence Hall.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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USD99.00
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Philadelphia to Valley Forge Park, Private 4 or 6 Hour Tour
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Philadelphia to Valley Forge Park, Private 4 or 6 Hour Tour

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Experience Valley Forge National Historical Park on this private driving tour from Philadelphia. Drive around the park and see the regimental monuments and recreated huts used by the troops that camped there in the 1700s. Then enjoy time to walk around the park at leisure. Visit the site of George Washington’s headquarters, the Washington Memorial Chapel, the park’s Visitor Center with museum collection and exhibits and much more. Philadelphia hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD530.00
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The Musical History Tour

The Musical History Tour

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Calling all music lovers. This special music-themed tour of Philadelphia presents the city's rich musical history. Listen to historical facts and entertaining anecdotes as you explore the city by comfortable, air-conditioned bus. Discover a mix of historical landmarks and sights tied to Philadelphia's famous musician residents. Listen to music as you ride with special audio headsets.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Philadelphia Ghosts of Philly Haunted Dark History Walking Tour

Philadelphia Ghosts of Philly Haunted Dark History Walking Tour

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Every step in Philadelphia’s Old City is alive with history—and with frights. On this spooky, after-dark ghost tour, you’ll learn the stories and secrets behind one of the country’s oldest residential neighborhoods, including tales of hauntings and unexplained happenings. As you go, you’ll also discover top Philadelphia landmarks, from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall to the American Philosophical Society Museum and the First Bank of the United States.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Underground Donut Tour: Philadelphia's First Donut Tour

Underground Donut Tour: Philadelphia's First Donut Tour

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Satisfy your sweet tooth on a 2-hour underground donut tour of Philadelphia. The sugary culinary walking experience is perfect for families and foodies alike. Stop at four of the city’s top spots for fried dough, including Federal Donuts and Beiler’s Donuts. The tour is also a great opportunity to orient yourself to the city, with stops in South Street and Reading Terminal Market.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Italian Market Food Tour - Small Group Walking Tour

Italian Market Food Tour - Small Group Walking Tour

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Along a stretch of 9th Street in the heart of eclectic South Philadelphia lies the Italian Market, one of America’s oldest and largest outdoor markets. This iconic collection of butchers, bakers, specialty shops, and restaurants has been the backbone of this historic neighborhood since its creation in the late 1800s. Join us for a stroll through the Italian Market, among the vibrant fruit stalls, past the fragrant bakeries, into various shops and unique stores, and peeking down hidden alleys covered in fantastical street art. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to sample several delicious dishes, including cannoli, tomato pie, and tacos! Your guide will also introduce you to other Italian Market staples and immigrant-inspired fare, savoring the flavors of the market as you make your way down this iconic street. Wherever your guide leads you, your senses will be popping as you explore one of the most unique, thriving, and diverse areas of the City of Brotherly Love.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
"We enjoyed the stories of Benjamin Franklin and seeing the printing shop and how things were done in that time period."..."
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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
"Learned a lot about the buildings and the time period from 1600-1870. Great tour, knowledgeable guide."..."
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Old City Historic Walking Tour in Philadelphia
"It was a spur of the moment so I could introduce more about Philadelphia to a friend of my daughter who moved to NJ recently. What better way to do that but take a historical tour of Old City. I even learned things I did not know."..."
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Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Bus Tour of Philadelphia
"Whole tour was excellent. Didn't realize Ben Franklin was such an overachiever. Tour guide was very knowledgeable of Philly and its history"..."
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Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour
"This was the best tour we've done on this US holiday. Andrew not only gave us interesting information delivered in an easy to understand way, but he also answered all of my questions. He made history come alive for us. Understanding what led up to the revolution was as important as what came afterwards."..."
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Philadelphia Horse Drawn Carriage Tour
"Everything about the tour. I’ll def do again and bring others along. It was my first time doing anything like this in my life and I was born and raised in Philadelphia"..."
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BYOB Historically Hilarious Trolley Tour of Philadelphia
"Such a great tour!! Warren was a great guide!! He was funny and Knowledgeable!! Would definitely recommend this tour!!"..."
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
"Was a great tour! Stopped off at the art museum and the Rocky statue. Learned a lot that I never knew about Philadelphia"..."
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Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour
"Great informational tour...besides the minor issue of speaker going in and out, but otherwise tour guide was very informational and I don't think the 90 minutes is long enough...great view into our history. Always take the tours..."..."
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Revolution and the Founders: History Tour of Philadelphia
"Very informative! Tour guide had good sense of humor and good character. Your was very detailed. I will recommend this tour to my friends."..."
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South Philly Markets, Mosaics, and Magic Experience
"Beautiful mosaic like nothing I’ve ever seen. Artist is amazing. Tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable of tour. Guide is friendly making the tour even more enjoyable."..."
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Philadelphia Segway Tour
"Great and easy to ride the Segway. Quality instruction made it easy! James was the guide, and was very informative."..."
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Dark Philly Adult Night Tour
"My husband and myself had a fantastic time. If Britnee was my history teacher I might of paid attention and learned something. Her stories kept me interested and wanting to know more"..."
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Philadelphia History, Highlights, & Revolution Tour
"Caroline was great! She was super enthusiastic, and made sure to take the time for guests to take pictures at each of the locations!"..."
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Flavors of Philly Food Tour
"Our guide Kaitlyn P was fantastic!! I would definitely recommend this tour to others and will do it again the next time I come back to Philly"..."
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Ghost Tour of Philadelphia by Candlelight
"We had a great guide and loved the tour. Good ghost stories and some nice history lessons along the way."..."
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Private 2 hour Walking Tour of Historic Philadelphia
"Great tour! We learned so much! Particularly enjoyed going to Christ Church and Betsy Ross house . Seeing Been Franklins grave was also a highlight."..."
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Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo
"We love the Hop on and Hop off tours. We always ride it around once and decide what to see the next time around. Guides are knowledgeable and give tons of information about the city. We were so tired and did not do the night tour. Our only complaint is the wait time between tours."..."
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The Musical History Tour
"Learning about the boys that came from south Philly high and all the great musicians that came from philly"..."
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Philadelphia Ghosts of Philly Haunted Dark History Walking Tour
"James was very well prepared. He was knowledgeable about ghost hunting, the history and Philadelphia in general. He communicated well and checked in with all of the guests regularly. He wore a portable mic so everyone in a larger group would be able to hear him."..."
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Underground Donut Tour: Philadelphia's First Donut Tour
"Really good experience! Informative walking tour about donuts and history. Definitely gave me a sense of Philly and where to adventure to later."..."
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Italian Market Food Tour - Small Group Walking Tour
"James was an excellent guide, relating his knowledge of Philadelphia to us with professional ease and comfort. The stops on the tour were quite tasty and, because we were a very small group, afforded us to converse with the business owners and gain even more knowledge."..."
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