The Best of Philadelphia: Private Half-Day Driving Tour Philadelphia, PA

Travel CuriousOutside the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel, 400 Arch St.Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Explore the best of Brotherly Love on this Philadelphia tour in a private vehicle! The city is known for its rich revolutionary history, abundance of public art and outdoor experiences. Learn about Betsy Ross, visit the famous LOVE statue and numerous other sites, and enjoy tickets to Magic Gardens with two levels of indoor and outdoor sculpture gardens.

up to 4 hrs up to 1 people

Good To Know

  • Have an unforgettable adventure around Philadelphia on this exclusive tour!
  • Tour is approx. 3 hours long.
  • Tour is suitable for history buffs and culture vultures of all ages.
  • Private transportation and tickets for the Magic Gardens are included.
  • Food and beverages are not included on this tour.
  • This is an exclusive guided walking and driving tour.
  • Bring your camera!


from The Best of Philadelphia: Private Half-Day Driving Tour
Enjoy a private tour of Philadelphia’s highlights, where you will explore the best of the city of Brotherly Love with your professional guide by car, making several stops along the way to make the most of your visit to one of the oldest cities in America.

On your private driving tour, you will:
  • Enjoy hotel pick-up and drop-off by your private driver-guide and embark on a private tour tailored to your interests;
  • Explore the historic district, where the founders crafted many of the nation’s founding documents;
  • Walk past Independence Hall, the Birthplace of democracy where the Declaration of Independence was signed;
  • See the Liberty Bell, a true symbol of America's freedom;
  • Learn about Betsy Ross - her inspiration for making the first US flag and the events which shaped her life;
  • Visit the famous ‘LOVE’ statue, and snap the perfect photo to remember your time in the city of brotherly love;
  • Discover the numerous sites along Benjamin Franklin Parkway - including Rodin’s ‘The Thinker sculpture, Fairmount Water Works, and the Free Library of Philadelphia;
  • See the Philadelphia Museum Of Art, climb the Rocky Steps, and see the famous Rocky Statue;
  • Enjoy tickets to Philadelphia’s Magic Garden, with two levels of indoor and outdoor sculpture gardens.

Your private tour begins with an easy hotel pick-up in a private vehicle, for those staying in centrally located Philadelphia hotels.

Enjoy an easy drop-off at the first site, where your guide will take you on a poignant journey around the historic sites of the American Revolution, where the seeds of independence were taking root long before a musket shot was fired.

As you walk around Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross’s homes, along with the homes of numerous other founders, your guide will color in the missing details of life in Philadelphia during the period: about the political climate of the time, about the tension and excitement around the city.

You will have the opportunity to see several of the city’s other highlights and recognizable sites, like the LOVE statue, Reading Terminal Market, Rodin’s "The Thinker" and numerous other public sculptures outside the Rodin Museum.

You will also visit Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens with tickets included, which is an immersive mixed-media art environment that is completely covered with mosaics. The creator, Isaiah Zagar, used handmade tiles, bottles, bicycle wheels, mirrors, and international folk art to chronicle his life and influences.

At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel or drop you off somewhere central in the city.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Best of Philadelphia: Private Half-Day Driving Tour

Where is the meeting point for this Travel Curious tour?

You will be meeting your guide for the Best of Philadelphia Highlights tour outside the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District hotel, 400 Arch St, Philadelphia, or as advised on your e-ticket. Please be at the location 10-15 minutes prior to your tour.

How long is this Travel Curious tour?

The entire Best of Philadelphia Highlights tour is approximately 3 hours long.

What is included in the tour package?

You will be given tickets to the Magic Gardens, private transportation, a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour. This tour is suitable for culture vultures and history buffs of all ages! Their tours are all given in English, but numerous guides may speak other languages. Please contact the number provided on the e-ticket to see if they can accommodate any special requests!

What landmarks will we be on the Best of Philadelphia Highlights tour?

You will be seeing and touring the following areas: (1) Historic District where many of the nation's founding documents were written as well as where the first US flag was made by Betsy Ross (2) The LOVE Statue, where brotherly love is celebrated (3) The Magic Gardens, a two level structure full of indoor and outdoor scenery and sculptures (4) The Benjamin Franklin Parkway where sights like the Rodin’s ‘The Thinker sculpture, Fairmount Water Works, and the Free Library of Philadelphia are home to

Is transportation included?

Yes, private transportation is included in thePhiladelphia Highlights tour.

Is parking provided?

This tour includes private transportation, which includes pick up and drop offs. You can also contact the phone number on your e-ticket to ask for advice on how to get to your pick up of choice!

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?

This tour is suitable for all ages. Please contact the number on your e-voucher for any assistance needed for your party.

What should I bring?

Bring your camera and cash on hand for any other purchases or gratuities(optional)!

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing on this Travel Curious tour. Wearing casual clothing and comfortable shoes is recommended.

How many people are on a tour?

This is a private walking and driving tour and your group! All of their private tours are 100% exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

How does Travel Curious ensure the quality of their guides?

All tour guides currently active go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.