Welcome to Philadelphia: Private Half-Day Highlights Walking Tour Philadelphia, PA

Travel CuriousOutside the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District hotelPhiladelphia, PA 19106
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Overview

On this private half-day Philadelphia walking tour, you’ll delve into the city’s historical core and discover Philadelphia’s highlights. Guided by an exclusive expert, explore Independence Mall, see the Liberty Bell, learn about notable figures like Benjamin Franklin, and more. Pass Betsy Ross's house and iconic churches, and end at Reading Terminal Market.

up to 3 hrs up to 1 people

Good To Know

  • Explore the city of Brotherly Love with this private 3-hour Philadelphia walking tour led by a professional guide.
  • Meet your guide outside the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel at 400 Arch St.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your tour's start time.
  • Wear weather-appropriate layers of clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Visit Philly’s historic sites, such as Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross’s house, and a Quaker meeting house, and stroll the Independence Mall’s cobblestone roads.
  • Discover Mural Mile and its marvelous graffiti. Don’t forget your camera or smartphone for pictures!
  • Family-friendly and enjoyable for adults and children.
  • Tour ends at Reading Terminal Market, one of the nation’s largest and oldest public markets filled with delicious food!

Description

from Welcome to Philadelphia: Private Half-Day Highlights Walking Tour
Discover Philadelphia, one of America's oldest cities, which played a significant role in American history, from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the birth of the US Constitution. Philadelphia is a pedestrian-friendly city and exploring it on a walking tour, it's the best way to visit its most popular sites.

On your private half-day tour, you will:
  • See Benjamin Franklin's tomb from outside the cemetery, and hear about the life and legacy of one of America's most celebrated founding fathers;
  • Stroll the cobblestone roads of Independence Mall, a historic landmark as the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution;
  • See the enduring symbol of American freedom and independence: the Liberty Bell;
  • Pass by Betsy Ross’s house, the woman who first sewed an American flag;
  • Explore Christ Church and Franklin Court, where you can see the graves of Benjamin Franklin and other notable figures from America's early days (if open on the day of the tour);
  • Explore Midtown Village and the Gayborhood, where your guide will take you down the ‘Mural Mile’ for some of the best graffiti cultures in America!
  • End your tour at Reading Terminal Market, one of the oldest and largest public markets, filled with locals and travelers alike, where you can return throughout your stay to shop for groceries or dine on the go.

Originally founded as a haven for religious freedom by William Penn, Pennsylvania was colonized by French Huguenots, Mennonites, and most famously in the state - Quakers and Amish. The capital city was formed in 1682 and has served as the seat of government ever since.

Throughout the centuries, Philadelphia has gone through revivals and slumps - prosperous then seasons of economic free fall. During the American Revolution, Philadelphia was the site of the First and the Second Continental Congresses. After the Revolution, the city was chosen to be the temporary capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800.

Though federal and state governments left Philadelphia at the beginning of the 19th century, the city continued for some years to be the nation’s cultural and financial hub.

To see the remnants of these boom-and-busts of the city, nothing is better than a privately guided walk of it. From its role in inventing the United States to the modern ways in which Philadelphia continues to reinvent itself today, your guide will take you through the highlights and spots off the beaten track to give you a feel of the entire city –not just the highlights seen by most.

On your tour, you will not only check off the highlights of the historic district but also fall in love with the city's unique combination of grit and charm.

Inclusions:
  • A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group.
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favorite places.

Exclusions:
  • Gratuities, food & drink are not included
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
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Frequently Asked Questions about Welcome to Philadelphia: Private Half-Day Highlights Walking Tour

Where does this private walking tour of Philadelphia meet?

The Welcome to Philadelphia: Private Half-Day Highlights Walking Tour departs from outside the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel at 400 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA.

Will there be other people on this Philly sightseeing tour or is it just us?

Each tour is private and exclusive to just you, your group and your guide on the tour.

How long is the tour?

The tour lasts approximately 3 hours. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your tour's scheduled departure time.

Is transportation included in the ticket price?

This is a walking tour. No transportation is included.

Is the tour family-friendly?

Yes, the tour is family-friendly and enjoyable for all ages.

What should I wear for this tour?

Dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes.