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
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.
Courtesy 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.
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!
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.
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!
The best of downtown Philadelphia attractions at your fingertips. 24-hour , 48-hour and hop-on hop-off tours. Offering Double-Decker buses tours, Historic Trolleys Tours, and unique tours such as the Independence Movement Historical walking tour. Transportation and shuttle service also available.
They also specialize in special occasions such as weddings, parties, and parades. They also offer walking 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.
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