Lonely Planet Experiences Private Philadelphia Tour: History in HD

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • Walking tour
  • Food tour
  • City sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 2 hours
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Philadelphia, USA
  • Ends Philadelphia, USA
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore a historydrenched neighbourhood and view some of the iconic sights of Philadelphia with a local guide
  • Get a whistlestop private tour of all the major Philadelphia sights, as well as a couple of hidden gems, too!
  • Absorb the rich historical significance of landmarks like the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Court, Old City Hall, the Second Bank of the US, and more
  • Enjoy a surprise local treat with your guide.
The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Philadelphia Tour: History in HD tour starts and ends in Philadelphia. The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Philadelphia Tour: History in HD is a walking tour that takes 2 hours.

Forget watching History Channel documentaries, why not see the landmarks that shaped America in real life on this private 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 private tour even includes a craft beer to help you digest all the history.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers. 

Experience the best travel stories for yourself. Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this city adventure hand-picked by the world's leading travel publisher. Lonely Planet Experiences powered by Urban Adventures bring stories to life in the best-loved cities around the globe.
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  • Ms. Elizabeth
  • On Aug 07 2016
5 - Excellent
Ms. Elizabeth's review for another Urban Adventures tour
“I was the only traveller on this tour so I had a fabulous private introduction to Athens! Great to help me find my feet and see where I should spend more time during the rest of my stay. My guide was lovely, and it felt like we were friends hanging out rather than a formal relationship. This was my third Urban Adventures day tour, and it really cemented my trust in and appreciation of the company.”
  • Ms. Kayla
  • On May 11 2016
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Ms. Kayla's review for another Urban Adventures tour
“I liked that the tour guide was so knowledgeable and really framed everything into context that was easy to remember and appreciate.”
  • Mr. Philip
  • On Sep 02 2016
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Mr. Philip's review for another Urban Adventures tour
“This tour (8th May 2016) was excellent in every respect. Our guide (Cc) was friendly, relaxed and welcoming. We experienced a tremendous variety of food and drink, all in an area of Istanbul we were not familiar with, and all the while learning about that area, the people who live there, the types of shops and food places, the buildings, the history and so on. A truly enjoyable and fascinating tour - and we couldn't eat any more by the end of the evening! We have already recommended this tour to others.”
ITINERARY

Visit those unmissable Philly sights on this historical Philadelphia private 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 private Philadelphia tour at the Philly Tour Hub, where you'll meet your guide and see some great local art and photography inside this historic space. Outside, we’ll see the Betsy Ross House and hear stories of the birth of the American flag.  From there, we weave through the charming back alleys of Old City, and wind up walking down the street famous for being the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country.

Next, you’ll 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.

The next stop on the tour comes at a little local coffee shop, where you can grab a quick snack or a drink and relax with your guide — the perfect opportunity to ask any pressing questions you may have about Philadelphia history. As you walk through Old City, you’ll get a taste of this vibrant neighbourhood and pass some of the trendiest pubs, clubs, cafés, and shopping in Philly. You'll also get a chance to see some great art galleries and fantastic historic, industrial architecture along the way. 

You'll get some great views of the site of Ben Franklin's home as the tour continues through Philly’s Historic District. Past Franklin Court, you’ll be greeted with views of Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center, and the U.S. Mint. Walk across the Mall and into the President's House Site, home to George Washington and John Adams during Philly's tenure as our nation's capital.

From there we pass the Liberty Bell, where we might get a chance to go inside for pictures. We then continue this Philadelphia city tour to a spot where (on weekdays only) we can grab a view of Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden mosaic mural.  Then off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn and possibly visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

We continue through Independence National Park and the must-see front yard of Independence Hall, sight of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Your guide will also share knowledge of Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, the 2nd Bank of the US, and Carpenter's Hall as you make your way through the park. With all these local stories from your guide, you'll get a truly unique perspective on the much-visited spots in Philadelphia.

As this Philadelphia tour winds down, we exit the park and head back into the vibrant Old City neighbourhood.  We end the tour at a local brewpub. You'll get a craft beer brewed in-house (or soft drink if you wish) included in the price of the tour, and we'll say a cheers to the beautiful city of Philadelphia!

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our History in HD group tour.)

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

Need a place to stay?

Heading to Philly without a place to rest your head? Have no fear — the Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel is ready to welcome you to the City of Brotherly Love! As our preferred accommodation partner in Philadelphia, we recommend grabbing a room there if you haven't already booked any accommodation. Sleep tight!

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  • Admission to various historic buildings
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Items of a personal nature
  • tips and gratuities for your guide.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Philadelphia Tour: History in HD 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 25 September 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 September 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

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Philadelphia Tour: History in HD 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 Lonely Planet Experiences Private Philadelphia Tour: History in HD 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 :

Philly Tour Hub, Arch Street, between 2nd and 3rd Sts. (229 Arch St.)

Meeting end point :

A pub in the heart of Old City

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
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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