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76 Carriage Company

http://www.phillytour.com/

215/925-TOUR

1119 N Bodine St.

This tour is available year-round. Starlit evening carriage tours can be arranged by reservation. Courtesy shuttle pickup at area hotels begins at 10am. There are short (20 minutes), medium (30 minute) and long (60 minute) tours available. When on the street be sure to look for the “76 Carriage Co” on the carriage before you board! Horse care is our number 1 priority. We have 30 years experience in the horse and carriage business in Philadelphia, come let us show you the city the Old Fashioned way!
Visitors can experience a great Philadelphia tradition and take a fully narrated tour of the Historic District and neighborhoods in a horse-drawn carriage.

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Architecture Walks

http://www.dca.net/ffa-phila/

215/569-3187

The Foundation for Architecture, 1737 Chestnut St

The Foundation’s tour program interprets through its public tours and annual lecture series the past, present and future of the Philadelphia region as it is expressed through architecture, urban design, and social history. Call for more information.

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Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

http://www.ghosttour.com/

215/413-1997

Signer’s Garden, 5th & Chestnut Streets

The 1 ¼ hour tour begins at 7:30 pm, April thru November. $15/person, $8 ages 4-12.Reservations required, call 215-413-1997. Purchase tickets at Gift Shop at the Omni Hotel, 401 Chestnut Street or online at www.ghosttour.com.
Explore the other side of America’s most historic and most haunted city on Philadelphia’s most unique and entertaining candlelight walking tour. Costumed tour guides spin tales of mystery and intrigue on a leisurely stroll through Independence Park and Society Hill on visits to Washington Square, Pine Street Cemetery, City Tavern and more. Experience the haunting tales of plague and pestilence…burial grounds and potter’s fields…heroes and traitors as we bring history back to life!

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Lights of Liberty

http://www.lightsofliberty.org/

215/LIBERTY (215/542-3789) or 1-877/GO-2-1776 (1-877/462-1776)

Starts at PECO Energy Liberty Center, 6th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia PA

Show times vary in April & May. Call for dates. Memorial Day – Labor Day shows are Tuesday – Saturday. September & October shows are Thursday – Saturday. Shows begin at dusk and depart every 15 minutes, lasting one hour. $19.50 Adults, $16.50 Seniors & Students with ID, $13 Children 12 & under. Reservations required.
Experience the American Revolution as it happened, where it happened – at the Lights of Liberty Show, an outdoor, nighttime sound and light spectacular in historic Philadelphia that runs from April through October. Headsets provide thrilling surround sound, including an original musical score performed by 100 musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Walter Cronkite, Ossie Davis, Charlton Heston, David Morse and other celebrities narrate the dramatic story of our nation’s birth as breathtaking hand-painted images and dazzling special effects are projected upon the buildings where the historic events actually took place, including the Second Bank of the U.S., Carpenters’ Hall and a grand finale at Independence Hall. Whoopi Goldberg narrates a children’s version and the soundtrack is also available in Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese. The Lights of Liberty Show is presented by PECO, An Exelon Company.
Ben Franklin’s Ghost at Lights of Liberty. Dr. Franklin has returned to Philadelphia as a high-tech, interactive exhibit with a dramatic holographic effect called a “Pepper’s Ghost.” Founding Father, scientist, printer, inventor and American icon Benjamin Franklin can now answer hundreds of questions about his life, both serious and silly, in a world’s first real-time exchange called a “synthetic interview.” Free, open daily from 10am. PECO Energy Liberty Center, 6th and Chestnut Sts

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Philadelphia Chocolate Tours

Public tours are $40 per person which includes chocolate.
We’ll take you on a guided walking and tasting tour of select Philly chocolate shops, bakeries, and cafes. You’ll learn about the history and health benefits of chocolate, and the history of the city of Philadelphia and the neighborhoods we visit, as we savor America’s favorite flavor. We tour 52 weeks a year, because chocolate tastes great year-round! Join a public tour with family or friends, or let us give you a private tour as a scrumptious outing for your office, bridal party, or other group. Receive a special flower gift on our tours during the Philadelphia Flower Show!

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Philadelphia Open House Tours

April-June. Philadelphia Open House is also offering family-oriented programs. Reservations are required. Tickets range from $10-$85. Call for more information or to request a brochure. Reservations are required.
The Friends of Independence Park are celebrating their 28th Annual Philadelphia Open House Tours which offers over 30 tours and programs that provide exclusive glimpses into private homes, gardens and special places that feature the finest in horticulture, art, architecture, and history. These unique tours include Society Hill, Colonial New Castle, DE, and Philadelphia’s hottest and most exclusive neighborhoods.

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Philadelphia Trolley Works

http://www.phillytour.com/

215/925-TOUR

1119 N Bodine St

citypassCourtesy shuttle pickup at area hotels begins at 9:30am. The trolley takes you on a memorable trek through Philadelphia’s historic past! Call 215-389-TOUR for more information or to take advantage of our free courtesy shuttle!
CityPassPhiladelphia’s longest operating tour company, serving Philly for 30 years! This is the best way to get to know Philadelphia and all of its history, shopping, culture, and attractions. Visitors will enjoy a 90-minute narrated tour with all-day on/off privilege.

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Philly Cheesesteak Tour

So you’ve heard all about the “Philly Cheesesteak” and you want to find out what all the fuss is about? Well this is the tour for you!! Let’s settle the debate once and for all! You can vote to decide for yourself who you think should hold the crown for Best Philly Cheesesteak. Why taste just 1 one of the most sought-after Philly staples? Why not sample 5 different Cheesesteaks from the most popular cheesesteak restaurants in the city, including a vegan option. Taste what Philadelphia has to offer, all while exploring the city in a fun atmosphere. Food, fun and sightseeing all in one. www.phillycheesesteaktour.com

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Ride The Ducks

http://www.phillyducks.com/

Groups 20 or more call: 215- 351-9989. Individuals call: 877-887-8225

Departing from 6th and Market Sts

Fun Philadelphia tours always include an exciting ride on one of our amazing land and water duck vehicles. Ride through the historic streets of Old City Philadelphia and down the “hippest street in town” —South Street. Splashdown and cruise the Delaware River. Laugh and learn aboard this 70-minute city adventure. Great for groups and individuals!

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Spirits of ‘76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

http://phillyvisitor.com/www.Spiritsof76.com

215.525.1776

Tour meets at Così Restaurant at 4th & Chestnut Street

Tour meets at Così Restaurant at 4th & Chestnut Street. 215.525.1776.
For tickets and tour times, visit www.Spiritsof76.com, call 215.525.1776 or visit Così each evening before the tour. Private tours are available year round. Group rates are available for parties of 25 or more.
1 Part History, 2 Parts Haunt! Celebrate the Halloween season – Take Philly’s Best Ghost Tour and get a free glow stick souvenir! Travel the cobblestone streets of Old City to hear chilling stories about the Spirits of ‘76. Dare to visit more than 20 of “Philly’s Frights & Sights” on a 75 minute ghoulish outdoor walking journey through Historic and Haunted Philadelphia. Tours run April through November. Tour meets at Così Restaurant at 4th & Chestnut Streets. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Taste of Philadelphia at Reading Terminal Market

Leaves from the Market information desk, 12th and Filbert Sts., Wednesdays and Saturdays AT 10am. Reservations required. Private tours also available. $14.95 adults; $8.95 kids (includes several small food samples).
Love to eat? You’ll love this 75-minute food-writer-led walking tour about Philly food favorites like cheesesteaks, hoagies and pretzels and the vibrant Reading Terminal Market where they’re sold. Also learn about Philly as the birthplace of the Whitman Sampler, Ernie Keebler and Breyers Ice Cream – in other words, fun history that has nothing to do with our government!

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The Big Bus Company

bigbus_indhallThe Big Bus Company has been operating live-guided, open-top sightseeing tours in London since 1991. Big Bus Philadelphia Now you can experience the unique history and beauty of Philadelphia from the top of an authentic London double-decker. This open-top tour of the city offers spectacular views and entertaining live commentaries from fully trained and friendly guides. See where George Washington served most of his presidency, climb up the Rocky steps in front of the Museum of Art, visit the new-age shops along South Street, see the animals in America’s very first zoo — and much more. See Philly at your own pace by hopping on and off at any of 20 stops, or just sit back and soak in the history and the sunshine!

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Wok and Walk Culinary & Cultural Tour of Chinatown

http://www.josephpoon.com/toursWokWalk.htm

jpoon18250@aol.com

215/928-9333

Tour meets at Chef Kitchen, 1010 Cherry Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia Chinatown (1/2 block from the Pennsylvania Convention Center )

Every Sunday from 9:30 – 2 Cost: $45.00 per person plus tax and tip. Group rates available for groups of 20 or more. (includes full meal, demonstrations & walking tour). Payment: cash or check only. Due day of event. Reservations necessary: 215/928-9333.
As seen on “The Tonight Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” & TV Food Network’s “The Best of…”Join us for an insider’s tour of this vibrant community and learn about the history, culture and food of Chinatown. Every Sunday, Chinatown’s restauranteur Joseph Poon invites guests on intriguing tour of Chinatown. Start with an artfully prepared Dim Sum breakfast, learn Tai Chi exercises, witness authentic Chinese cooking techniques and more. Group tours can be offered on a weekday or weekend. The date of tour can be planned at your convenience. Deposits are required to hold group tour date. Tour buses can park at the nearby Callowhill Bus Center, 2nd & Callowhill streets (215/829-3330). Minimal parking fee applies. Lounge for drivers is available. Chef Poon is a trained nutritionist. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies just let Chef Poon know.

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