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Philadelphia New York Times Journeys Afternoon Walking Tour

Product ID: 186861
Take a trip into The New York Times’ much-loved 36-hour travel column in one day. Visit hidden spots inspired by tips from journalists and local experts. Experience Philly's exceptional food, local craft beer and eclectic art on this fun walking tour.
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Duration: 4 hours
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  • Discover Philadelphia’s creative uses for old space
  • Walk through several neighborhoods, from old to modern to revitalized, and
  • Explore a seasonal park on the Delaware River waterfront
  • Learn about Philadephia's history, architecture and vibrant communities
  • Sample excellent local produce and the famous Philly cheesesteak
Full description
Begin your tour in the heart of modern Philadelphia. Visit DiBruno Bros, a famed local purveyor of meats and cheeses and taste some cheeses with an expert cheesemonger. Enjoy time to browse and shop for your favorites. Next, head toward one of the most creative and dynamic new spaces in Philly, Dilworth Park with the City Hall as a dramatic backdrop. After a look around, hop on the subway to venture to our next neighborhood, Old City, for a taste of Philly’s most famous dish, the cheesesteak. Head to Campo’s, a classic, family-owned joint, where the friendly team will take you through, step-by-step, the process of creating this famous sandwich. Have the chance to get behind the grill to cook and assemble your own cheesesteak. Tour the shop, taste your sandwich and chat with the team to round out your cheesesteak experience.

Walk through Old City toward Philly’s emerging Delaware River waterfront and explore its new parks and innovative spaces. Take in some of the best views of the river and Philly’s famous Ben Franklin Bridge. Spend a happy hour in am abandoned water pumping station which is now home to a performing arts center, restaurant, and beer garden and chat with the production or technical staff. Take a short tour of the building, enjoy a cocktail (or something else if you fancy) and soak up the atmosphere.

In the winter, visit Winterfest which brings what was effectively an empty parking lot alive with fire pits to roast s’mores, a cozy lodge serving warm festive beverages or cold beer and an ice-skating rink. In the summer, visit Spruce Street Harbor Park and see the spectacle of floating gardens, hammocks between the trees, multiple beer gardens, food served out of old shipping containers and floating barges on which to relax. End your tour here, eat, drink and relax for a while, or follow your guide’s recommendations for more places to visit in Philly.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Subway ticket
  • Cheese tasting
  • Cheesesteak tasting
  • One cocktail or alternative beverage of your choice
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food or drink

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Important information
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• Please wear casual, comfortable clothing for walking
• Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please notify the tour operator in advance if you have any dietary requests
• This is a child-friendly tour - children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge
• Please inform the tour operator at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6
• You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people