Private Philadelphia: From History to Happy Hour

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 4.5 hours
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 21+ yrs
  • age_requirement 21+ yrs
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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 private 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 Private Philadelphia: From History to Happy Hour tour starts and ends in Philadelphia. The Private Philadelphia: 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 private 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. 
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.
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ITINERARY

You’ll 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’ll weave through the charming back alleys of Old City, and walk down the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country. 

As you walk through Old City, you’ll get a taste of this vibrant neighborhood 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 also 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 a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

We’ll continue through Independence National Park and the must-see front yard of Independence Hall, site 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 Second Bank of the US, and Carpenter's Hall. 

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.

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our From History to Happy Hour 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.

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 Private Philadelphia: 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 18 January 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 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

Private Philadelphia: 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 Private Philadelphia: 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 :

Philly Tour Hub, 229 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

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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