Private 2 Hour Walking Tour Of Historic Philadelphia

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am or 2pm; other times by arrangement Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    600 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the birthplace of American democracy on this guided, 90 to 120 minute walking tour around Philadelphia, the 'City of Brotherly Love.' Hear interesting stories about the history of Philadelphia and America while seeing historic landmarks like Independence Hall(outside only), the Liberty Bell, and the Betsy Ross House, to name a few. You may choose to add on a 90 minutecity tour. This option uses public transit or walking only.
(Kids of all ages and dogs welcomed)
(Tour is also offered in German)

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Know More about this tour

This historical tour begins with a Center City hotel pickup, or meet at the Independence Visitor Center.

During this 90-minute walking tour, learn about the history of the United States, the city of Philadelphia, and the colony of Pennsylvania. Discover interesting facts about the history and origin of the Liberty bell and Independence hall. Learn about the history of German immigrants in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, as well as the founding of the United States of America and the importance of the Declaration of Independence. Admire the testimonies of American history in one of the most historic places in the United States. See the famous Liberty bell and learn about its role in the various liberation movements, such as the anti-slavery movement, womens suffrage, and the civil rights movement.

Also, discover Independence hall, the birthplace of the nation. This is where the Declaration of Independence was adopted and the Constitution was written. Admire the impressive original document in the West Wing. Then, stroll through the garden of the Betsy ross house, which was built in 1740 and named after the woman who is said to have sewn the first American flag. Finally, visit the New Hall Military Museum, the Merchants' Exchange Building, Franklin Court, and Christ church.

You may choose to add on a 90-minute driving tour and visit additional sights including the Rocky statue.

The tour ends back at the Independence Visitor Center or with a Center City hotel drop-off.

Inclusions

All taxes, fees, and handling charge

Professional guide

Private tour

Exclusions

Gratuities

Independence Hall, view from outside and learn the history

Entry/Admission - Independence Hall

Entry/Admission - Christ Church

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operated by a multi-lingual guide (English and German)

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Operated by a fully vaccinated guide

Masks optional. Guide will mask if asked

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Guide is fully vaccinated against COVID 19No face masks or social distancing required unless requested

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Sep-2022

    Toni was a fantastic tour guide. Lots of energy and enthusiasm, and very educated on the history of Philadelphia. Enjoyed our time!

  • 03-Aug-2022

    We took a half day tour with Nick on July 4, 2022. We had a group of 11 , half teens , half older. We did not want to navigate on our own on a holiday and am so glad I chose Nick. His prices were more than fair, he communicated well with me prior to the trip, and kept on schedule. I liked his sense of humor too. He is very knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting for our mixed age group. The only thing I would do differently, is to pay extra to be able to go inside some of the buildings that were talked about. That is on me, not Nick, as I booked this tour just a couple of weeks in advance of a major holiday. I would recommend and use Nick Cvetkovic Tours in the future.

  • 10-Jul-2022

    Average tour, guide was not that interactive with our small group. We have done walking tours In Several big cities in the last few years NOLA, NYC, Boston, this was in the bottom of the list

  • 30-Jun-2022

    Great tour! We learned so much! Particularly enjoyed going to Christ Church and Betsy Ross house . Seeing Been Franklins grave was also a highlight.

  • 31-May-2022

    We had Toni as our guide of Philadelphia as Nick moved us to her as he took another tour. She is charming and knows everything about the area. We chose the extended tour and it was well worth it. She adapted quickly to what we wanted to see. I’m so happy we had Toni for our tour and would recommend her to anyone.

  • 28-Mar-2022

    Nick was great at sharing the history of Philadelphia to our two boys ages 7 and 10. He also added a nice personal touch with two historical coloring books and crayons for each kid.

  • 20-Mar-2022

    Toni was WONDERFUL! She connected with my husband and I and made our time together like a long-connected story. My husband is a huge history connoisseur and thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Toni knew the timing of our tour and was able to get everything in we wanted! Definitely worth it! It is a MUST for visitors to Philly!

  • 23-Nov-2021

    My wife and I did a private tour with Nick, we opted for a longer tour around 5 hours to see more of the city and it was great. We learned a lot, and saw so much of the city. Would absolutely recommend.

  • 10-Jan-2021

    We enjoyed seeing the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Betsy Ross’ home and many other historical sites.

  • 20-Dec-2019

    Nick was a knowledgeable tour guide with an intimate knowledge of Philadelphia’s history and central neighborhoods. Walking with him was like visiting with an old friend who just happens to love showing off his city. And then it’s capped off with a 30-minute free tour inside Independence Hall! A worthwhile way to spend an afternoon in Philly!

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