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Philadelphia: Markets, Mosaics and Magic Tour

1. Philadelphia: Markets, Mosaics and Magic Tour

Take on the diversity of Philly in the best way possible – local style! Begin your Philadelphia neighborhood tour on the ever-colorful South Street. Follow your local guide through the streets of the Bella Vista neighborhood for your first glimpse of some beautiful mosaics. You’ll swing by a historic deli, duck into a tempting bakery, and marvel at the sights, smells, and sounds of the famous Italian Market. The market is the oldest and largest everyday open-air market in America, and you’ll soon understand why it is one of Philly’s must-see attractions. Tempt your taste buds as you wander past the myriad of local stores carrying everything from cheese, chocolate, spices, and olive oils, to the best bakeries, butcher shops, and produce stalls. Take the time to mix with business owners and residents, taste some samples, and hear stories of early immigrants to the city. It was also here that Rocky ran through the streets on one of his famous training runs — feel free to recreate this scene yourself! You'll continue this Philadelphia city tour with Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, which showcases the mosaic art of Isaiah Zagar. This amazing place includes a fully mosaicked indoor gallery and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic structure. Here your guide will fill you in on the local tales of this area, giving you the opportunity to ask them any questions you may have about this classic Philly spot. Your tour concludes at the Magic Gardens. From here, your guide can give you recommendations on where to go to eat, drink, and shop along Philly’s eclectic and dynamic South Street. Now that you're a bona fide local, you may even want to make an appointment for your new Urban Adventures tattoo.

Philadelphia: Colonial Philadelphia Walking Tour

2. Philadelphia: Colonial Philadelphia Walking Tour

Discover buildings from the era of the founding fathers that still survive to this day. With your expert tour guide, see historic buildings that go back almost to the founding of the city in 1682. Admire a variety of architectural styles such as Georgian, Federal, and, Revival whilst learning about American history along the way. Beginning on Elfreth's Alley, learn about the origins of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. Then continue to Christ Church and its churchyard where Andrew Hamilton, Pierce Butler, and Robert Morris are buried. Next, you will see Ben Franklin's house and hear about his fascinating life story. From there, Carpenter's Hall is close by where the 1st Continental Congress met. See the First Bank of the United States, founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1791. This building is the first U.S. government building with a Greco-Roman facade. Pass by where Hamilton and his mistress lived, as well as the Dolly Todd House, before arriving at the Second Bank of the United States, the first all-marble facade in America. Finally discover Independence Hall, home of the 2nd Continental Congress. This important landmark is where both the Declaration of the United States and the Constitution were created and signed 11 years apart.

Philadelphia: Small-Group Hamilton Walking Tour

3. Philadelphia: Small-Group Hamilton Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the world of Alexander Hamilton on this tour designed especially for Hamilton lovers. Discover the places where he had a direct impact on the shape and functions of the newly-formed United States of America and visit the real-life locations featured in the hit Broadway Musical. Enjoy short excerpts of music throughout the tour. Start your walking tour at the President's House where George Washington and John Adams spent most of their presidencies. From here, head to Independence Hall, where the U.S. Constitution was written. Next, head to the 2nd Bank of the United States, created by President James Madison, followed by a visit to Carpenter's Hall, home of the 1st Continental Congress. Visit the home of Alexander Hamilton's mistress Maria Reynolds and the 1st Bank of the U.S. building. Finally, arrive at Robert Morris' grave, your last stop. Your guide will be happy to point you in the direction of the nearest subway station or bus stop. Or feel free to ask them for local recommendations on great places to eat or drink nearby. 

Erie: Sunset Sail Tour

4. Erie: Sunset Sail Tour

Truly live in the moment as you watch the sunlight dance across the waves, feel the warm summer breeze against your face, and experience what is often one of the most spectacular sunsets on Earth. Cruise around Lake Erie, enjoying local charcuterie and drinks and taking in the twilight city skyline. Pick your option between a 2-hour and 4-hour private experience, and push off into Lake Erie. As you sail, enjoy the summer breeze and taste local charcuterie and drinks. On the way back to the port, admire the enchanting view of the twilight skyline and have some great conversation in a beautiful environment. For those wanting to meet other people on their vacations, try the shorter, shared, public sail. Opt for the longer private sail and begin your cruise in the afternoon, sailing through the sunset and into twilight with your exclusive group.

Erie: Relaxation Charter

5. 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.

Erie: Learning Charter Tour

6. Erie: Learning Charter Tour

Learn the basics of sailing, with a private sailing lesson for up to five people. Find out how sailboats really work and discover techniques for beginners and experienced sailors. Take in sights of Presque Isle Bay as you get your sea legs, and enjoy the stunning views. Meet your Captain and start your adventure with a focus on the foundations of sailing. Tie the knots, learn terminologies, understand how a sailboat works, hoist and trim sails, and even sail the boat if you feel comfortable. Bond with your friends as you learn or refine a new skill, and feel the breeze on your face. Park in the parking ramp adjacent to the Bayfront Sheraton hotel. Walk down the stairs next to the wooden ticket shack located on State Street, towards the water, and wait at the first gate for your Captain to greet you at the time of your scheduled adventure.

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Lovely walk. Informative and friendly guide. Good selection of businesses in the Italian Market cooperated with samples and a good description of their business. South Philly seems like a very vibrant and alive place.

The tour was great, Nicole was knowledgeable and shared a lot of information. We definitely recommend her and this tour.

Awesome Day in Philly!

Nicole is personable, knowledgeable and truly gave us a great experience. Highly recommenc the tour!

Very knowledgeable and personable guide, with lots of facts and stories to highlight the tour.

Enjoyable tour with an informative and friendly guide