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Philadelphia: Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Historic Old City

1. Philadelphia: Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Historic Old City

Enjoy this private carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of Philadelphia’s Independence National Historic Park, Society Hill, and Old City. Your personal guide will whisk you away on a leisurely ride through historic Philadelphia giving you entertaining insights on the City of Brotherly Love's past and present. Choose the daytime option for picture-perfect views of all the sights or the night option to take in the illuminations when the crowds are gone.

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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 no appliances!

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South Philly: People, Places & Flavors of the Italian Market

3. South Philly: People, Places & Flavors of the Italian Market

The Liberty Bell. Independence Hall. We all know Philadelphia for its famous landmarks and historical background, but did you also know that it's home to this wicked food market? Join this Italian Market tour in Philadelphia for a dose of yummy Philly food at its very best.  Starting at the always-colourful South Street, head off with your local guide through the neighbourhood of Bella Vista in South Philly. You’ll explore the tiny streets in this section and have a chance to view some of the iconic mosaic art from a local artist. As you continue to tour Philadelphia, swing by a historic deli, duck into a tempting bakery, and stroll along Christian Street before arriving at the sounds, aromas, and sights of the famous Italian market or, more accurately, the South 9th Street Curb Market. The market is the oldest and largest everyday open-air market in the USA, and it’s easy to understand why it is one of Philly’s must-see attractions. With your local guide leading the way on this Philly tour, explore the huge variety of stores located here, many of which are Italian in heritage. Tempt tastebuds as you wander past cheeses, chocolates, spices, and olive oils. Discover bakeries, butchers, and a myriad of other produce stalls plus a wonderful kitchen store. And don’t worry, if the temptation to purchase becomes too great, you’re likely to get a bargain as many of these stores discount for our travellers! Along the way you'll get the chance to talk to some of the owners and employees of these shops and stalls, and hear fascinating local stories of the development of this area over the years. As you continue through the market, cross over the main intersection and head towards a variety of Mexican stores. If this area looks familiar it’s probably because it was here that Rocky ran through the streets on one of his famous training runs. Nearby you’ll also see a selection of Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Chinese stores, brimming with aromas and sights that are sure to delight the senses. This Philadelphia market tour concludes at the intersection made famous by local restaurant competitors Pat's and Geno's, where you'll be able to buy a famous Philly Cheesesteak after the tour. If you don’t want the adventure to end here, continue with your guide on the Markets, Mosaics, & Magic tour.

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Philadelphia: Sip of Philly Brew Tour

4. Philadelphia: Sip of Philly Brew Tour

This all-inclusive tour offers guests an inside look at Philly and Southern New Jersey’s local craft beer scene. Get an introduction to the rich history of beer through interactive tastings and a lunch that pairs beer with the best food.  Itineraries may vary among brewery affiliates, but may include such luminaries as: Yards Brewing Co, Evil Genius Beer, and Flying Fish Brewing Co. Yards Brewing Company has grown into one of the area’s most prolific breweries, churning out some of the most popular and widely distributed beers in Philly.   Evil Genius Beer Company opened their doors in March 2017, but their beer was well-known long before then. Their beers on tap rotate on a weekly to bi-weekly basis, and their menu delves deeper than beer with an assortment of Pennsylvania’s own gin and some original quick bites. Flying Fish Brewing Co is an award-winning company and the largest producer in South Jersey.

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New York City: Philadelphia and Amish Village Tour

5. 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 loves Rocky, and this is a truly iconic place with countless tourists lining up to grab a photo and doing their best Balboa impressions running up the steps. After visiting the most iconic places in Philadelphia you will head out to Lancaster County and the Amish community. There you will be taken back in time by their way of life, which includes no modern technology, electricity, or cell phones. You can experience an original Amish buggy ride to visit the local Amish farms, and will also enter an Amish home. Leaving the Amish in the afternoon, you will head back to New York City.

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Philadelphia to Washington DC Day Trip by Train

6. 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 History. Check out Madame Tussauds, the National Holocaust Museum, the International Spy Museum and more. For history buffs, visit Arlington National cemetery, Vietnam Memorial or Ford's Theater, the theater where President Lincoln was assassinated. Save some time to return in the late afternoon to Union Station and walk around to view this magnificent 1908 station saved from demolition in the 1980s. After a day of Washington DC sightseeing, tour Amtrak train will whisk you back to Philadelphia in the evening.

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Philadelphia: South Philly Art Walking Tour

7. Philadelphia: South Philly Art Walking Tour

Explore the incredible public art in South Philadelphia on this group walking tour. Head into the heart of the Queen Village and the Bella Vista neighborhood to uncover beautiful and surprising murals and mind-bending mosaics. Meet your guide and begin your art finding adventure. Listen as your guide explains the history of each piece and how it blends together into a magical tapestry that drapes across the entire city. Appreciate the relationship between the art, artists, and the neighborhoods that they call home. Enjoy how accessible art is throughout a major city like Philadelphia. After exploring the street art and a gallery or two, your tour will conclude at the incredible Magic Gardens. Take your time wandering through the indoor mosaic displays and the outdoor labyrinth at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens. Impact the community in the tour as part of your ticket price includes a donation to a local organization which supports artists in the city.

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Philadelphia: 3-Hour Private City Walking Tour with Lunch

8. Philadelphia: 3-Hour Private City Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a private tour through the history of Philadelphia. Visit city highlights as well as lesser-known gems and discover the history behind each turn with insightful commentary from your local guide. Start your walking adventure at Philadelphia's Welcome Park and meet your guide. Hear about the layout and origins of one of America's oldest cities. Stroll along the cobblestone roads of Independence Mall and see the US Mint, the Liberty Bell, and a Quaker meeting house. Continue to Philadelphia's Chinatown, turn a corner and see the famous "Friendship Gate." As you explore the colorful streets, learn about the city's history of diversity and immigration. Finish your tour at the Reading Terminal Market, filled with fresh food, locals, and travelers alike, and enjoy a delicious Philly Cheesesteak.

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What people are saying about Philadelphia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 34 reviews

We had a wonderful time. Four of us rode in comfort and style as our Driver (guide) described the buildings and history of Old Philadelphia. We had a wonderful experience. Since we started and finished directly in front of America's "Liberty Bell" we were able to go see it. Ken

Checked was a very knowledgeable tour guide. She was pleasant and entertaining! She told us all about her horse Brutus and even took pictures for us.

Very kind and very funny driver. Got to see lots of very interesting history. I would definitely go again!

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

Driver was very knowledgeable about the entire area and could answer all of our questions.