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Our most recommended Philadelphia Day Trips

  • From New York City: Washington and Philadelphia 1-Day Tour

    1. From New York City: Washington and Philadelphia 1-Day Tour

    Your day will begin with an early morning departure from Times Square in Manhattan, where you’ll be greeted by your professional, bilingual tour guide for the day. Your first destination will be the nation's current capital, Washington, DC (travel time is approximately 4-5 hours) where your tour will begin with a visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial, dedicated to honor the US Marines by depicting a famous photograph taken during World War II, the raising of the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima, Japan. You will continue with a visit to the impressive Lincoln Memorial honoring the president who promoted the abolition of slavery in the United States. Washington D.C. is the center for all 3 branches of the U.S. government. During this tour you will stop for a classic outside view of the seat of two of them: the White House, home and office of the U.S. President and the Capitol Building, ho...

    The tour guide- Janet/Janelle is very nice and explains every place that we went to. For one day we sure enjoyed Washington and Philadelphia! Excellent tour!

  • Philly & Amish Country Day Trip from NYC

    2. Philly & Amish Country Day Trip from NYC

    Enjoy a unique day in historic Philadelphia and Lancaster County, home to Pennsylvania’s Amish community. You’ll travel from New York through New Jersey on your way to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. On your guided tour of Philadelphia you’ll see Elfert Alley, which is the oldest inhabited street in America. You’ll visit the Liberty Bell and Constitution Hall, and have the opportunity to run up the famous Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Following your sightseeing in Philadelphia, the tour heads to Lancaster County, home to Pennsylvania’s Amish community. Explore the Amish market and enjoy some country cooking at lunch. After lunch at the Amish market you’ll go on an authentic Amish buggy ride through farm country and learn how the Amish live without the benefit of modern technology. Imagine no electricity, no running water, no telephones, and...

    Love this tour was very historical and the Amish part was also very interesting and beautiful. Thank you

  • From New York: Philadelphia Day Trip

    3. From New York: Philadelphia Day Trip

    Discover the highlights of Philadelphia on a guided tour from New York. Explore one of the oldest cities in America and learn about its historical importance. Your experience starts with pickup from selected hotels in New York. After a 2-hour transfer, arrive in Philadelphia city and visit the Liberty Bell. Enter the Independence Hall to see where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were created. Pass by Congress Hall and the Christ Church cemetery, where the tomb of Benjamin Franklin is located. See the house of Betsy Ross, who designed the first US flag. Wander along Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest street in the country, lined by 32 Georgian houses. Visit Parque del Amor in the city center, and enter the City Hall. Pass the State Penitentiary where famous prisoners such as Al Capone and Willie Sutton were held. Stop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the stairs wh...

  • Amazing Philadelphia Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    4. Amazing Philadelphia Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    Looking for a way to turn Philadelphia into a giant game board?   Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the amazing race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Philadelphia.  Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.   The adventure begins in the heart of the historic center of town and will take you on a journey among amazing iconic sights, famous houses, cool murals and other secret spots of the city. Using a smart phone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Stop for lunch and grab a Philly Cheese Steak or grab a refreshing drink and go at your own pace. Offered at a fixed price for a group vs. per person pricing, this city tour/game offers a great va...

    Activating the activity was somewhat confusing, but the activity itself was a fun way to explore the city.

  • Private Lancaster County Amish Tour from Philadelphia

    5. Private Lancaster County Amish Tour from Philadelphia

    Only an hour outside of Philadelphia lies the beautiful landscape of Lancaster County, home to many Amish and Mennonite families, and a popular tourist destination. Join this unique private tour of the beautiful country and discover the fascinating customs of the people who call it their home. Learn about the Amish and find out why they eschew electricity, opting instead for horse-pulled buggies instead, simple farm machinery, and austere, uniform-like clothing. Take a trip back in time as you drive past the long ropes from which hand-washed laundry hangs. Visit a traditional local bakery and take a buggy ride of your desired length. Afterwards, tour a museum set up as the Amish have lived for over two centuries, and stop for lunch at one of the great family-style restaurants in the area.

    Owen took us on a tour of Lancaster county and it couldn’t have been better!! He was receptive to our needs and informative about the area, the Amish, their life and foods! Highly recommend it!!

  • Valley Forge Private 4-Hour Tour from Philadelphia

    6. 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 chanc...

    Well worth the cost. If we had rented a car and went there ourselves we would have missed the majority of the significant sites and backstories. We enjoyed our guides knowledge of the area and personal approach. Highly recommended.

  • Discover Brandywine Valley: Private Driving Tour

    7. Discover Brandywine Valley: Private Driving Tour

    Discover the beautiful rolling countryside of Brandywine Valley, sitting 40 miles outside the city of Philadelphia. Visit some of the area's most popular attractions, including the stunning Longwood Gardens, the fascinating Winterthur Country Museum and Estate, the Brandywine River Museum, and the beautiful Nemours Mansion among others. Alternately, pay a visit to some of the wonderful wineries of the region, including Chaddsford Winery which provides regular tours and tastings. Because the tour is private, it can be customized to suit your needs and desires, allowing you to choose the attractions you are most interested in as well as the duration of your visit to them. You guides are also happy to take you around the Brandywine Battlefield site, or to drop you off at one of the fabulous local restaurants for a leisurely lunch.

  • New York City: Philadelphia and Amish Village Tour

    8. New York City: Philadelphia and Amish Village Tour

    When one thinks of Philadelphia the first thing that comes to mind is the liberty bell. Originally housed in the independence hall, it now has its own building: the Liberty Bell Center. The center is filled with plenty of history about the Liberty Bell, and there is also of course the bell itself. Learn about Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution was debated and signed. Betsy Ross house is a small house with a big history, with Betsy Ross being credited with stitching the first American flag. City Hall will be next, which is the beautiful centerpiece of the city. Anchoring the long expanse of Broad Street, it offers an almost castle-like atmosphere with its intricate arches and stairways. You will then be able to run the "Rocky Steps", with the perfect photo and video opportunity waiting for you at the top of these iconic stairs. Philadelphia ...

  • Philadelphia to Washington DC Day Trip by Train

    9. Philadelphia to Washington DC Day Trip by Train

    Make your way to 30th Street Amtrak Station in Philadelphia for a rail trip to Washington. Take a seat on Amtrak's rail-cars with a hot beverage and relax. By late morning, you'll be in Union Station in Washington DC, ready for a wonderful day of shopping, sightseeing and dining. Once in Washington, have a bite at the station or make your way over to Hard Rock Cafe for a priority seated, 2-course lunch. Otherwise, do lunch later and grab a muffin at the station. Your hop-on hop-off bus will be waiting right outside to take you on a wonderful tour of what makes Washington such an important city. Hop-on and off at any of the stops to enjoy the multitude of museums and monuments in the US capital. Visit the National Archives, containing a signed Declaration of Independence, or any of the Smithsonian Museums including the National Air and Space Museum or the National Museum of Natural Hist...

  • Washington DC: Day Trip to Philadelphia by Rail

    10. Washington DC: Day Trip to Philadelphia by Rail

    Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, welcomes you on a special one-day visit. Depart on the early train from Washington DC Amtrak and you'll be at Philadelphia's 30th Street station in under 2 hours, just blocks away from some of the most iconic historic sites in America.  Join a hop-on hop-off tour for access to many points of interest in and around the city. Visit Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Carpenter House, and other historic sites. Or visit some of the wonderful museums in the area including the new National Constitution Center and the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Some of the oldest churches and synagogues are in the historic area as well. If history isn't your thing, visit the famous Eastern State Penitentiary, the Simeone Foundation Automobile Museum, the famed Barnes Foundation museum and so much more.  Take a load off your feet for an hour or two by...

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What people are saying about Philadelphia

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Everything was very good, the driver, the guide guy (so friendly and helpful). The only issue was the address shown on the ticket, it says 239w 42th st, New York, NY 10036, and I've been there 4:50am and i didn't see anybody, right away a saw the ticket again and i saw another address two times square, 714 seventh av. Between 47th and 48th streets and i had to take a taxi to get there if not i coul lose the bus. Thanks to God the bus was waiting, but should be good the company fix that problem.

Our tour was awesome! Our guide Adam was very knowledgeable and nice. Prompt pick up and let us take as much time as we wanted at each stop. Helpful with restaurant recommendations and well as places to go and see. The vehicle was new and very clean. Would use them again. Highly recommended this group!

Owen took us on a tour of Lancaster county and it couldn’t have been better!! He was receptive to our needs and informative about the area, the Amish, their life and foods! Highly recommend it!!

The tour guide- Janet/Janelle is very nice and explains every place that we went to. For one day we sure enjoyed Washington and Philadelphia! Excellent tour!

Love this tour was very historical and the Amish part was also very interesting and beautiful. Thank you