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.
Indulge the senses on your Center City Philadelphia journey. See some of the city's greatest buildings and its architecture and art, listen to a performance from the largest organ in the world, smell the fantastic mix of food in the city's most vibrant market, taste some of Philly's iconic street food, and feel the energy of Philly's most exciting neighborhoods.
9th Street Italian Market From USD 20.00
The 9th Street Italian Market is at the heart of one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Philadelphia. Discover the tastes, sounds and history of this eclectic shopping and eating emporium during this fascinating food tour. Stop for a Philly cheesesteak, talk to charismatic shop owners, purchase an array of fresh and specialty food and learn about this area’s wonderful history.more...
Philly On Tap From USD 35.00
From City Hall, walk through the streets of Center City in pursuit of Philly's favorite local beers in side the City's best places to drink them. Get a first-hand glimpse of three of our city's pubs, bars and lounges, while enjoying a local beer at each location, and a snack or two. End at the always vibrant Rittenhouse Square.more...
Essence of South Philly From USD 39.00
Be tempted by delicious treats at a Jewish delicatessen, step into history books at Pennsylvania’s oldest church, wander through charming streets infused with an Italian heritage, enjoy snacks at a world-renowned market, marvel at intricate mosaic art, soak up bohemian vibes on Philly’s South Street.more...
Books & Cooks (Weekdays) From USD 20.00
Philadelphia's University City neighborhood is home to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. The neighborhood also boasts some of Philly's finest street food! You'll get the best of both the academic scene in Philly and our dynamic and diverse food culture on the Books & Cooks tour.
Books & Cooks (Weekends) From USD 29.00
Philadelphia's University City neighborhood is home to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. The neighborhood also boasts some of Philly's finest street food! You'll get the best of both the academic scene in Philly and our dynamic and diverse food culture on the Books & Cooks tour. The weekend tour takes you beyond the campuses, past a historic cemetery, a vibrant city park, and a culturally rich neighborhood.more...
History in HD From USD 19.00
Experience the best of US History with a modern twist! We take you through the Historic District where you'll see some of the most iconic, historic sights in the country. You'll also take in the dynamic Old City neighborhood, passing by art galleries and visiting a local coffee shop. You'll end your experience with a beer or beverage of your choice (included in the tour price!) at a local brewery.
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Center City Holiday Tour From USD 35.00
In the heart of Philly, you’ll experience a sight and sound presentation experienced by generations of Philadelphians, a holiday tradition within an historic market, and a chance to explore a Christmas village. You’ll see a spectacular show, a shopping paradise, and end at Philly’s most iconic public square.more...
TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling championship
Place: Manayunk to the Art Museum - [ 05/06/2013 ]
A Philadelphia bike race through the Art Museum, the Parkway and the Schuylkill RiverPhiladelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe
Place: Philadelphia - [ 02/09/2013 - 17/09/2013 ]
Theatre, dance, music and street performing throughout the City.Philadelphia Marathon Weekend
Place: Philadelphia - [ 18/11/2013 - 20/11/2013 ]
An annual tradition that includes a kids run, half marathon and full marathon.
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21 May 2013 I really enjoyed my tour guide Chris. He was very amiable with our group, and he was very knowledgeable of the city.
21 May 2013 Our guide Cris was great. He showed us an incredible evening. Very glad we had him.
01 May 2013 Jeremy was an awesome guide. We had such an amazing time! We would recommend your tours to anyone!
25 Apr 2013 Josh was extremely personable & made every effort to get to us the group members by name. He was also open to our questions & encouraged our asking them.
13 Apr 2013 Thanks, I had a great time learning, smelling and tasting. Thanks for the intro to yr cheese steak to. :)
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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