Philadelphia: Flavors of Philly Food Tour
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 2.5 hours
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My 11-year-old son and I planned a Sunday 1-day trip to visit several locations starting at 10am - 5pm, and the Go Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass was very convenient and no hassle. We parked where we were going to finish the day and walked to all locations, except an Uber from Mutter to American Revolution Museum: 1) Philadelphia Art Museum (10-11:30am) - excellent; could have spent 2-3 hours on the 3rd floor alone, but had to move on to get to other attractions; we are not huge fans of art, but the armor, paintings, sculptures, and woodwork kept our interest the entire time 2) East State Penitentiary (11:45-1:15pm) - great; very interesting and spent 1.5 hours there when we only planned for 45 minutes. 3) Mutter Museum (2-3pm) - great; many specimens and so much content considering the smaller size of the building 4) American Revolution Museum (3:15-5pm) - great; walk through history that led up to the Revolution, the different battles, and many details from that time period.
So I was a VIP on this tour. Annett led the tour and her colleague came along to experience it and he also gave me tidbits of history (he runs the history tour). This tours taught me so much about the South Italian market, the history of the area and the wider history of Philly, the history of the art and the politics of the area. It was so much that I would not have been able to discover by myself in the time. My eyes were also opened up to some of the more unusual things that are eaten in Philly, yes I'm talking about chocolate / peanut butter bacon. It tasted so right but I knew it was so wrong!! We also tried sooooo many other treats and snacks which would have cost me a fortune had I ventured solo or would not have been privy to (the caviar was a welcome and luxurious treat). Annett was also such a saint as it rained and she shared her umbrella with me ;) Definitely a tour I'd recommend to do in Philly
thought Nate was an excellent tour guide. I was very disappointed that we could not gain entry to Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House and the Ben Franklin house. I had called your customer service to inquire if the entrance fees were paid on our behalf . The advertising Iis very ambiguous stating that " ALL of the buildings are included " or something to that effect . The customer service rep was really hesitant in his reply but assured me that we could go into all of the buildings. Well, technically yes, if you pay a separate fee. I would suggest you clarify your advertising to indicate that only "Free of Charge" buildings will be available for entrance on this tour. I will be notifying Trip Advisor of my observations.
Our guide, Katie, was hilarious and one of a kind. Even in the freezing weather, her ability to retain so many facts & still relay them with her own personal flair warmed us up! This sightseeing busy was a very convenient way to get around the city’s landmarks and efficient way to explore them. Just be careful and beware the traffic in the later afternoon!
Very interesting museum, especially if you are a history buff like me. The tent reveal was cool, if a little overblown. Well worth a few hours.