From History to Happy Hour

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 4.5 hours
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • age requirement 21+ yrs
  • age_requirement 21+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Philadelphia, USA
  • Ends Philadelphia, USA
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore a historydrenched neighborhood and view some of the iconic sights of Philadelphia
  • Get a whistlestop tour of all the major Philadelphia sights, as well as a couple of hidden gems, too!
  • Sip on Philadelphia's finest local beers with a bite of local food in the city's friendliest watering holes
  • Experience a diverse mix of bars while tasting the best of Philadelphia's craft beers, regional breweries, and microbrews
The From History to Happy Hour tour starts and ends in Philadelphia. The From History to Happy Hour is a beer and drinks tasting tour that takes 4.5 hours.

What could possibly be better than combining USA’s most iconic historic sites with award-winning beer? Nothing! Tap into Philly's legendary history along with its epic beer scene on this adventure through Philly's major landmarks and into its famed bars, pubs, and microbreweries. Make a toast in Philadelphia's oldest pub, sample craft brews, and learn why Philly is one of America's best beer cities. 
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ITINERARY

Visit those unmissable Philly sights on this historical Philadelphia tour that ditches the guidebooks and gives you a dose of history from a local perspective. After all, this is the history that shaped the people of this city, so why not learn about it from them?

Start your Philadelphia tour behind the Religious Liberty Statue just outside the National Museum of American Jewish History, where you’ll meet your guide and begin your Best. Day. Ever. 

From here, we’ll take you back to the time of our nation’s founding, weaving your way through Independence National Park. Your guide will share their knowledge of the most significant sites of the park, such as Independence Hall, Congress Hall and Old City Hall, among other sites that were instrumental in establishing many of the country’s first institutions and ideologies.

Continue your Philadelphia city tour to a spot where (on weekdays only) we can grab a view of Maxfield Parrish's ‘Dream Garden’ mosaic mural and a possible excursion into Washington Square for stories of Philadelphia founder William Penn.

We will then pass the Liberty Bell, where you'll hear about why this iconic symbol has become so famous all around the world. Just next door, you’ll enter the President’s House site, home to George Washington and John Adams during Philly’s tenure as our nation’s capital. You’ll stroll up through the grand stretch of Independence Mall, home to the Independence Visitor Center, the National Constitution Center, the Bourse and the U.S. Mint.

After passing by the gravesite of the city’s most renowned inventor, Ben Franklin, you’ll enter the charming back alleys of the Old City with its unique art galleries, trendy cafés and fascinating industrial architecture, where you’ll have the chance to grab a quick snack or a drink and relax with your guide — the perfect opportunity to ask any pressing questions you may have about things to do in the neighborhood after the tour.

Continue to be immersed in history as you venture past the Betsy Ross House and then down Elfreth’s Alley, the street famous for being the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country.

Next, you may be treated to a visit inside Christ Church, where you'll hear stories of our founding fathers, sit where they sat, and learn about the birth of the Episcopal Church in America.

Then, after all that history, it’s time for happy hour! We’ll travel by subway to the very heart of modern Philadelphia, City Hall, and step out onto the streets of Center City Philly, where we'll discover some of the sights and sounds of Philadelphia as people are finishing up their workday. At this time of day, many a Philly local will be bee-lining for the closest happy hour, and we'll do the same! We’ll have the option to visit the oldest continuously operating bar in Philadelphia, a classic dive bar, an Irish pub with local flair, a modern beer café, and many other neighborhood bars and pubs. At each location, we'll talk about the history of these bars and why they are so popular.

One drink at each bar is included with the tour, as well as a pub or street snack. And the bars we visit all have one thing in common: a taste for Philadelphia's local craft beers and breweries! You'll quickly find out why Philadelphia is one of America's best beer cities, and learn the names and tastes of brewers such as Philadelphia Brewing Co., Victory, Yards, Troegs, Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Dogfish Head, Nodding Head, and Dock Street Brewing Co.

From our final pub, you’ll be able to continue on your own Philly beer journey or grab some dinner at one of Philadelphia's many great restaurants nearby.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Transport
  • Public transportation ticket
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • National Park guided tour fee
Others
  • Historic site admission fee
  • Surprise local treat
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Personal shopping and souvenirs
  • additional food and drinks
  • tips/gratuities for your guide.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this From History to Happy Hour tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

For any tour departures within 19 January 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 January 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

From History to Happy Hour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this From History to Happy Hour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Behind the Religious Liberty Statue at the southeast corner of 5th and Market street 101 South Independence Mall East

Meeting end point :

The final pub of the Tour, in Center City

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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