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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Philadelphia was the first capital of the United States, and is home to many major historical monuments and landmarks. On this intimate walking tour, see most of Philadelphia’s essential sights, all while learning about the City of Brotherly Love’s history from your guide. In the company of a small group, see Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross, Franklin Court, and more, and wind down with a cold beverage in Old City.
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You'll start at
101 S Independence Mall E
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USABehind the Religious Liberty Statue at the southeast corner of 5th and Market streets
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    Philadelphia Urban Adventures
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    Betsy Ross House
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Elfreth's Alley
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Christ Church
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Franklin Court
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Independence Mall
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 7
    Dream Garden Glass Mosaic
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 8
    Washington Square Park
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 9
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 10
    Independence National Historical Park
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, USAPub in the heart of Old City
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Highlights
  • See Philadelphia’s essential landmarks in the space of an afternoon
  • Learn all about the city’s history and hear funny anecdotes from your guide
  • Stop for a drink in Old City, one of Philadelphia’s coolest neighborhoods
  • Upgrade your tour to include a craft beer tour and tasting
What to Expect
This afternoon tour kicks off at the Philly Tour Hub, conveniently located in the heart of Old City. Meet your guide and set off on an in-depth exploration of Philadelphia. This small-group tour guarantees a personal, up-close experience. Begin at the Betsy Ross House, where the first American flag was sewed, and continue through Old City. See Elfreth’s Alley (the country’s oldest continually occupied residential street), the church where the Founding Fathers worshiped, and Franklin Court, once home to Benjamin Franklin. Then, continue to Independence Mall. Admire the exterior of Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence was signed) and look out for the US Mint. Throughout your tour, your guide shares insight and stories about Philadelphia’s history. The tour concludes at a popular local establishment in Old City, where you enjoy a craft beer or a soft drink. Or, upgrade to enjoy a craft beer tasting and tour experience.
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Important Information
Departure Point
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • a surprise local treat
  • Admission to various historic buildings
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Betsy Ross House
  • Entry/Admission - Independence National Historical Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Entrance into buildings/sites are on a time and queue permitting basis
  • Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Photo ID is required
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour does not go inside Christ Church on the 5:30 pm departure. We will view it from the outside
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Some churches may not be open to us on a Sunday.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Amanda A wrote a review 20 Sep
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We had such a great tour with Rob. He was so knowledgeable and made the history fun and enjoyable to listen too. He is the best!!! Highly recommend.
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Jen M wrote a review 18 Sep
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We loved our "History in HD" tour of Philadelphia! Howard was a wonderful guide who was extremely knowledgeable about the city - he knew all of the history and shared numerous fun-facts during our tour. We were able to cover a lot of ground in our allotted time and appreciated
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Connor T wrote a review 15 Sep
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My fiancee' and I just moved to Philadelphia and wanted to get to know the city's history better. Howard knows the city and its history inside and out. We are looking forward to impressing friends who visit with all of the new knowledge we gained.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Robin G wrote a review 8 Sep
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We did the walking tour with our 12-year-old daughter and learned so many interesting facts - so much we didn't know about American history! Our guide Dick was so knowledgeable and interesting. Would definitely recommend!
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Nathan L wrote a review 6 Sep
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Nina was great to us! She was very knowledgeable and a fun guide. It was a beautiful day and a great experience.
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History in HD was awesome!
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Amazing Italian Market Experience with Annett
The tour opened my eyes to some of the hidden gems that Philly's Italian Market has to offer. On top of that, Annet
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Amazing Annett
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
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Great tour with Nicole
We really enjoyed the “Markets, Mosaics and Magic Tour” with Nicole. The tour was about 3 hours plus time at the Ma
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Day Tour in South Philly
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This tour was excellent. It was well organized and the history was from a local perspective and an international pe
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Great experience made even better by our guide
We had signed up for this guide hoping to taste some food at the market and get the inside scoop from a guide. Anne
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Beer and History mix well!
Had a Henry as our knowledgable guide, and brewery himself, walked us to few bars with great in-between stops for a
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Awesome tour
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Julia, our tour guide, was wonderful--so knowledgeable, engaging, and interesting
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Fantastic tour!
Had a blast with Rob as our guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining for the entire tour. Would recommend to anyo
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