Our Philadelphia tours are designed to help you get under the covers of the normal sightseeing tours and experience Philadelphia as those who live here do. We know that many visitors travel to Philadelphia to see the history related to Independence and the Colonial period, so there has to be some of that, but we also want to make sure you absorb the essence of the City, from it's historic neighborhoods to its markets, its music, public art, architecture, pubs, restaurants and shopping districts.
Choose from our different sightseeing tours of Philadelphia and enjoy a few hours, half a day or a full day with a friendly, personable and knowledgeable guide and take home some of the stories, smells, tastes and sounds of our wonderful City. After your trip around Philly, you might want to hop over to other Urban Adventures in other US cities like New York and San Francisco.
Why take a Philadelphia day tour with Urban Adventures? We'll give you the insider's view of the city. We're full of Philadelphia stories and trivia, good information and useful tips. Let us impress you with our local knowledge of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love.
Sit back and browse through our our tour itineraries. You'll find something for everyone. For culture vultures and foodies, there is plenty to taste, touch and see on our Essence of South Philly tour and its bohemian flair. A more whirlwind sights, sounds, and flavors experience is possible with the 9th Street Italian Market tour option. For history nuts who have a full day to cover a lot of territory, the Philadelphia River to River tour is highly recommended. For those who just have one afternoon to see the landmark basics, the Historic District - Society Hill tour is a good choice. And finally, for the discerning beer aficionado, there's the Philly on Tap tour that is sure to leave you buzzed on the best of Philly's local brews.
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Length: 4 hours 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.
9th Street Italian Market
Length: 2 hours 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.
Philly On Tap
Length: 2 hours 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.
The Soul of Center City
Length: 3 Hours From USD 29.00
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.
History in HD
Length: 2 Hours 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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Books & Cooks (Weekdays)
Length: 2 Hours 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)
Length: 3 Hours 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.
Center City Holiday Tour
Length: 3 hours 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.
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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