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Gettysburg: Private Tour with Licensed Battlefield Guide

1. Gettysburg: Private Tour with Licensed Battlefield Guide

Optimize your experience of the Gettysburg Battlefield with a private tour with an official licensed guide. Explore the battlefield conveniently and comprehensively in your own vehicle, while stopping discover to some areas up close on foot. During your tour, make the most of a private setting offering you ample opportunity to learn little known facts about the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War, and have all of your questions answered by your expert guide. Your guide will meet you at the Soldier's National Cemetery Parking lot and then drive your vehicle to the Gettysburg Battlefield to conduct the tour. As all guides are licensed and insured by the Department of the Interior, only they are permitted to drive your vehicle through the battlefield.

Philadelphia: Half-Day Private Rocky Movie Locations Tour

2. Philadelphia: Half-Day Private Rocky Movie Locations Tour

Join this exciting 4-hour “Rocky” movie locations tour of Philadelphia for a fresh look at the “City of Brotherly Love.” The private tour can start and end at any location in the city center, and includes transfers by chauffeur driven vehicle. See sites from 4 of the 6 “Rocky” movies, including the first, and the last, “Rocky Balboa.” Go to the pet store where Adrian Pennino worked, and the gym where Rocky worked out. Visit Rocky’s apartment building, and take a quick jog in the Italian Market where Rocky’s morning runs were filmed. Pick up a Philly Cheese Steak before you leave. A highlight will be the famous “Rocky” steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you will also find the giant bronze statue of Rocky himself! There are many street scenes that you will immediately recognize, and you can spar with your guide about movie quotes and characters along the way.

Valley Forge Private 4-Hour Tour from Philadelphia

3. Valley Forge Private 4-Hour Tour from Philadelphia

The Valley Forge encampment is a hugely important part in the story of the foundation of the United States. After retreating from the Battle of Brandywine, General Washington moved his army to the high ground at Valley Forge in December of 1777. Over the next 6 months, battling the cold, disease, desertion, and famine, the army amazingly grew in numbers and strength and, with the help of Baron von Steuben, was transformed into a well-trained fighting force that ultimately went on to win the war against the British. The drive out from the city takes about 30 minutes depending on traffic. The tour includes a drive around the Valley Forge National Historic Park, which today is a beautifully kept and landscaped, natural setting filled with deer and birds. Regimental monuments dot the drive as well as recreations of the huts used by the men (and women) who camped here. You’ll have many chances to get out and wander among the huts, take photos across the park, and visit the site of George Washington’s headquarters and the Washington Memorial Chapel built in the early 1900s to commemorate this unique part of history. Your tour guide will regale you with many stories and then take you to the Visitor Center, where you can see a short movie about the encampment, browse in the store, and visit the museum area.

Philadelphia: 2-Hour Private Historic District Walking Tour

4. Philadelphia: 2-Hour Private Historic District Walking Tour

Visit the birthplace of American democracy and the home of the American Revolution on this historical tour through Philadelphia. Admire the testimonies of American history in one of the most historic places in the United States. See the famous Liberty Bell and learn all about its role in the various liberation movements such as anti-slavery movement, women’s suffrage, and the civil rights movement. Stop outside the Independence Hall, the birthplace of the nation. Here began discussions on political and personal freedom, and here the Declaration of Independence was adopted and the constitution was written. See the Betsy Ross House,  woman who is said to have sewn the first American flag. During the tour you will learn a lot about the history of the United States and the city of Philadelphia as well as the colony of Pennsylvania and some of the most important historical figures of the 18th century – William Penn and Benjamin Franklin.

Philadelphia Private Driving Tour - Half or Full-Day

5. Philadelphia Private Driving Tour - Half or Full-Day

Explore the city of Philadelphia on a private driving tour, customized to suit your preferences, and available as either a half-day or full-day option. The former capital of the Pennsylvania Colony, Philadelphia is intimately connected to the history of Amercia. You will see all the highlights, including Elfreth’s Alley and the Liberty Bell. Go to Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was first debated. Pass Christ Church to see the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church, and Penn's Landing, where William Penn docked in 1682. Drive down the Avenue of the Arts and see Love Park (JFK Plaza), dominated by Robert Indiana's “Love” sculpture. Continue the arts theme at the Rodin Museum or Philadelphia Museum of Art, complete with Rocky’s statue and the steps used in the blockbuster movie. See where Al Capone was incarcerated at the Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the boat houses on the Schuylkill River, and visit Memorial Hall in Centennial Park. You’ll almost certainly get out to Belmont Plateau for a great view before coming back through Rittenhouse Square. There will be time to get out and take pictures or enjoy a short walk, perhaps down Elfreth’s Alley, or to the gazebo next to the boat houses on the Schuylkill. It’s your tour and your choice, but your guide will give some great suggestions. Take detours into Society Hill and out to the 9th Street Italian Market, home of the great Philly Cheese Steak. The full-day tour can be customized to include nearby neighborhoods or the beautifully situated Laurel Hill Cemetery and Historic Rittenhouse Town. Suggestions will also be given for lunch, whether you fancy a snack or full-blown meal.

From Washington DC: Gettysburg Battlefield Private Tour

6. From Washington DC: Gettysburg Battlefield Private Tour

Journey to the pivotal Pennsylvanian turning point of the civil war on a private day tour from Washington DC. Make the two-hour drive to the Gettysburg battlefield fly by with informative stories on the background of the battle. Fought in 1863, the conflict saw confederate and union soldiers clash in a brutal feud lasting three full days. The battle resulted in around 51,000 casualties, more than any other domestic battle in USA history, and proved a significant turning point in the American Civil War. On arrival at the infamous Gettysburg grasslands, you’ll be able to stretch your legs and enjoy five hours of activities, including a guided tour of the battlefield, Visitor Center Museum, and significant monuments such as the Lee and Mead Statues, Peace Memorial, and Eternal Flame. Catch a glimpse of the old Colonial Town Center of Gettysburg, along with an insight into what life was like for regular folk back then. During the guided tour of the infamous Gettysburg Battlefield, walk in the footsteps of the soldiers who fought across these vast grasslands. Hear stories of how the battle was fought, which sadly took 51,000 casualties. Enjoy time for lunch at the charming Dobbin House Tavern or General Pickett’s Buffet (meal not included), then head back to DC.

Official Rocky Movie Locations Self-Drive Tour - With App

7. Official Rocky Movie Locations Self-Drive Tour - With App

Immerse yourself in one of the most epic underdog stories of all time: Rocky. Embark on a Rocky-inspired adventure in Philadelphia, driving yourself to the movie hotspots and important local sights using an app while listening to the movie's soundtrack. Imagine pressing just one button and getting instantly whisked away on an adventure through Philadelphia. Whether solo or with friends, follow the app's directions and head to the city's iconic sights, as well as lesser-known areas, all from the comfort of your own vehicle. Choose the content you want to engage in on your smartphone with absolute freedom to explore, play, and discover Rocky's Philadelphia without the herds of tourists or strict schedules. Bob and weave your way between the locations that paved the landscape for Rocky’s million to one shot and his rise to finding love and becoming the champ, seeing the city of brotherly love come alive in a whole new way. Pay a visit to Mickey's gym, Adrian's Restaurant, The Italian Market, the infamous "Rocky Steps," and more as you experience the transformation from humble beginnings of a down-and-out club boxer, struggling to get by, to the relentless optimism of a young fighter simply yearning to go the distance. Enjoy inspiring and uplifting behind-the-scenes mini featurettes, incredible stories, the iconic official soundtrack, playing right at the location where it happened. Tape up your hands, put on your gloves, and throw that oversized robe over your shoulders, as you step into Rocky’s Philadelphia.

Philadelphia: Private Colonial Waterfront Walking Tour

8. Philadelphia: Private Colonial Waterfront Walking Tour

This 2-hour walking tour will walk in the path of the original settlers of Philadelphia. Early Philadelphia looked very different from today's metropolis. The river was twice as wide and populated with many small islands. This tour will feature many rare images of the 18th Century waterfront. Learn about the history of the waterfront and start your tour at Penn’s Welcome Park where you will learn the details of how the original Philadelphia was laid out and the role that the waterfront played in its development. Tour highlights include the Thomas Bond House, City Tavern, Dock Street, Man Full O' Trouble Tavern, Site of Tun Tavern, Scottish/Irish Memorials, Elfreth's Alley, William Penn Steps, Willow Creek site and more.

Erie: Relaxation Charter

9. Erie: Relaxation Charter

Enjoy an afternoon private sailing in Presque Isle Bay, perfect for time with family and friends. Delight in wine, charcuterie, and listen to the lapping waves under the boat and watch the sunlight dance across the waves. Wait at the gate of the wooden ticket shack located on State Street for your Captain and get ready to for your relaxing cruise. Spend 4-hours sailing Presque Isle Bay with only other people from your group. As you sip on wine and taste local meats and gourmet cheeses, feel the peace the comes with being at sea and have some good conversations. Hear the sound of the water trickling under the bow of the boat. Watch the sunlight dance across the tops of the waves and feel the warm summer breeze against the side of your face. Feel what it's like to be totally okay with exactly where you are.

Philadelphia: Private 2-Hour Historic Walking Tour in German

10. Philadelphia: Private 2-Hour Historic Walking Tour in German

Visit the birthplace of American democracy and the home of the American Revolution on this historical tour through Philadelphia. Admire the testimonies of American history in one of the most historic places in the United States. See the famous Liberty Bell and learn all about its role in the various liberation movements such as anti-slavery movement, women’s suffrage, and the civil rights movement. Learn about Independence Hall, the birthplace of the nation. Here began discussions on political and personal freedom, and here the Declaration of Independence was adopted and the constitution was written. Admire the impressive original document yourself in the West Wing. Stroll through the garden of the Betsy Ross House, which was built in 1740 and is named after the woman who is said to have sewn the first American flag. During the tour you learn a lot about the history of the United States and the city of Philadelphia as well as the colony of Pennsylvania and some of the most important historical figures of the 18th century – William Penn and Benjamin Franklin.

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Our guide, Truman was amazing. He broke down the battle into the three days it occured and literally walked us through it. So much knowledge. He answered all of our questions. He was a trooper because a storm cell passed through during our tour with high winds causing falling branches and then hail, but we kept on going taking cover in the car. He had many interesting stories that brought the past into the present. Highly recommend Truman.

We spent a very enjoyable, efficient and informative two hours with our expert guide, Truman, who really helped bring the battle to life. This is a fantastic way to tour Gettysburg, Both my teenage boys and senior citizen parents had a great time and were engaged by the chronologically told tour. We learned so much more in less time, because we had a great guide.

Truman was an excellent guide. We were fascinated by his detailed description of the battle, including the various leaders, their strategies and use of features of the local terrain.

Our guide, Kevin, was knowledgeable and adapted his presentation to our interests and wishes. He made the three day battle come to life.

Meeting up with the guide was easy. He wasn't very knowledgeable and very personable. All together, it was a great day.