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: 8 hours
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Italian Market Immersion
from 27 reviews
Length: 2 hours 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!
Philly On Tap
from 7 reviews
Length: 2 hours 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!
History in HD
from 26 reviews
Length: 2 Hours 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.
Street Food for Thought
Length: 2.5 Hours 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!
The Soul of Center City
from 2 reviews
Length: 3 Hours 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.
Essence of South Philly
from 3 reviews
Length: 4 hours 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.
Custom Philadelphia: Philadelphia Private Tour
Length: 1 Day or 1 Month - it's up to you. 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!
Center City Holiday Tour
from 16 reviews
Length: 3 hours 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.
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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