Philadelphia Urban Adventures
Day tours, with a local
Philadelphia is not called the "City of Brotherly Love" for nothing! This is a city dedicated to providing those travelling to Philadelphia with a friendly welcome and a memorable stay. Philadelphia is a city with a marvelous variety. Of course, we have our history. This is where America was founded and the Historic District is an awesome reminder of the period of Colonialism and the War of Independence.
World famous Philadelphia sights such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Carpenter’s Hall and the City Tavern are within close walking distance of each other and are must-sees when doing a sightseeing tour of Philadelphia.
Our public art is awe-inspiring. The City boasts more than 3,000 murals, countless sculptures, colorful mosaic installations and a superb range of architecture, spanning more than 300 years of our history.
Our neighborhoods are numerous and contain open air and indoor markets, such as the Italian Market in South Philly and Reading Terminal Market in Center City. Every neighborhood provides a striking contrast to the next and there is a huge variety of parks, restaurants, cafes and residential architecture as well as great shopping!
To the west of the City lies the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Museum District, filled with grand institutions such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Franklin Institute and uniquely different museums such as the Műtter and Rodin Museums.
And then there are the rivers, the strength and history of the Delaware River to the east and the speed and majesty of the Schuylkill River to the west with its famous boathouses and Waterworks.
Enjoy your visit and make the most of everything Philadelphia city has to offer by joining one of our fascinating Philadelphia tours and take home some unique tales and memories. Urban Adventures also has tours in other US cities like New York, Charlotte and San Francisco.
We'll share our local knowledge with you before you even arrive to Philadelphia. We keep our site updated with cool Philadelphia events and happenings. We've been collecting bits of Philadelphia history, trivia, and stories to tell. We can give you the low down on what to do if you only have 24 hours in Philadelphia, as well as the top things to do in Philadelphia. We can even even tell you the Philadelphia weather forecast (at least for the next 7 days). Enjoy browsing around the website and reading our detailed Philadelphia day trip itineraries.
You may think, "I know people in Philadelphia. They can show me around. Why do I need a Philadelphia city tour?" Good question. It's true -- if you have friends and family who live here, they probably know their way around. But unless they are in the Philadelphia sightseeing business themselves, they probably have not spent enough time being a tourist in their own home town. Bring them along! On our Philadelphia walking tours, they are sure to visit spots they have never been and learn things about Philadelphia that they never knew before. Our Philadelphia facts are just a glimpse of our vast local knowledge of the city. We have our fingers on the pulse of Philadelphia. We keep tabs on local events and all the latest happenings. We will be sure to surprise visitors to Philadelphia and Philly natives with something new.
from 14 reviews
From USD 25.00
Hit the oldest and largest everyday open-air market for some authentic, Philly foodie action. Fill your calorie quota with cheese, chocolate, deli items, and baked goods, then have the chance to purchase a Philly Cheesesteak chaser at one of two iconic spots that compete for the best Cheesesteak in town. We'll leave it up to you to choose which you prefer!more...
Philly On Tap
from 6 reviews
From USD 39.00
Tap into Philly's legendary beer scene on this adventure through Philly's bars, pubs, and microbreweries. Make a toast in Philadelphia's oldest pub, sample craft brews, and learn about why Philly is one of America's best beer cities. Beer lovers, include this one in your Philadelphia travel plans!more...
History in HD
from 24 reviews
From USD 25.00
Forget watching History Channel documentaries, why not see the landmarks that shaped America in real life on this Philadelphia tour? From the building where the US Constitution was signed to George Washington's house, and a church where America's founding fathers once sat, this tour even includes a craft beer to help you digest all the history.more...
Food for Thought From USD 39.00
Combine street food and brain food on this Philadelphia tour that takes in the hallowed halls of academia, the glory of the grand terminal, the worship of college spots, and the fun of food trucking!more...
The Soul of Center City
from 1 review
From USD 35.00
You haven't lived until you've heard the world's largest pipe organ in full swing! Hear the pipe organ, track down a cupcake truck in Love Park, scoff a Philly pretzel, visit an iconic cheese shop, and admire some of the city's finest public art and grand homes, all on this Philadelphia tour.more...
Essence of South Philly
from 3 reviews
From USD 39.00
The spirit of Rocky lives on in South Philly! Join this Philidelphia tour to see just how diverse this gritty city is. From Jewish delis to Italian markets, churches, cemeterys, and public art, South Philly is a slice of the real Philly.more...
Choose Your Own Adventure - Philadelphia Private Tour From USD 35.00
Love the look of our Philly tours, but feel like customising them to make exactly the tour you're looking for? Well, you're in the right place.
Put our team of local experts to work to build the perfect itinerary just for you. You can include some of the components of our regular tours, or none at all. This is your tour - so make it your own! If you're not sure, we've got plenty of ideas for what you might want to include. If you let our team of expert locals know your interests, they will come up with all kinds of things!more...
Center City Holiday Tour
from 16 reviews
From USD 35.00
Experience the American festive season on this limited edition Philadelphia tour that celebrates all things Christmas. From outdoor yuletide villages, to holiday-themed light and sound shows, and the greatest window displays in town, it's enough to make the Grinch run and hide.more...
Place: University City - [ 28/04/2014 - 30/04/2014 ]
Records are shattered, instant classics are run and the action is non-stop.Dad Vail Regatta
Place: Schuylkill River - [ 13/05/2014 - 14/05/2014 ]
The largest collegiate regatta in the nation.9th Street Italian Market Festival
Place: South Philadelphia - [ 14/05/2014 - 15/05/2014 ]
Great Food, Great People, Great Fun for the Entire Family!more events...
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31 Mar 2014 Our guide (Chris) was fun, friendly and helped this tour be one of the highlights of our trip!
06 Mar 2014 We took the tour on Sunday, March 2nd; our guide was Nina and she was excellent, very enthusiastic, interesting, knowledgeable and fun!!
29 Jan 2014 Alex was great!!! He was knowledgeable and energetic. It was freezing and even started snowing but he never complained and didn't rush the adventure. I can't wait to book again in the Spring!
02 Jan 2014 Trevor our guide, was awesome!!!
02 Jan 2014 Our guide Trevor was great!!!!
01 Jan 2014 Our tour guide was Nina. She made our tour such fun. She was very informative and made sure we were on time so that we did not mid a thing
30 Dec 2013 It was fun seeing places I'd never visited. Chris was a good and enthusiastic guide.
23 Dec 2013 Jason was a great tour guide and our group was awesome. Thanks to all.
21 Dec 2013 Jason was a terrific guide. He was very (very!) informative. I am a relatively new resident to this area and I learned quite a bit about the local lore, etc. In addition to being impressed by Jason's knowledge, he was also very attentive to the group and interacted well. He exercised the right amount of caution for everyone given the city surroundings. Jason also exhibited outstanding leadership when we encountered an uncomfortable situation in the Rittenhouse area on Chestnut, around DiBruno Brothers. There was a woman, who was obviously not well, who was acting out verbally then turned to our group and looked as if she was going to get physical. Jason stayed composed and calm, even when the woman started to turn on him. He was very protective of the group. I hope that special recognition will be given to Jason for his actions during that situation.
20 Dec 2013 We have done tours in several states and Philadelphia besides the Holiday Tour and have loved them all with the different guides. I would highly recommend tours done by Urban Adventure. All have been knowledgeable, personable and relayed facts you will not get on other tours.
The Philadelphia Urban Adventures team is a knowledgeable and energetic group, dedicated to making sure that our urban travelers get the most out of their Philly experience. We come from a variety of backgrounds and parts of the world, with shared passions for travel, local culture, history, food, music, art and architecture. And above all we want you to leave Philadelphia with a love for the City that you will share with others when you get home!
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