Philadelphia Combo Tour: Hop-on Hop-off, Eastern State Penitentiary, Franklin's Footsteps

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
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  • Departure Details :
    You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
  • Return Details :
    You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This 3-combination tour includes a full-day ticket on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, admission to the Eastern State Penitentiary, and a 75-minute Franklin Footsteps historic walking tour. Discover one of the most historic cities in the U.S on an open-top double-decker bus. Visit any of the 27 attractions, learn about the once most famous and expensive prison in the world, and retrace Benjamin Franklin's life and impact on American history.

Highlights

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Comprehensive tour of the city

Choice of several departures throughout the day

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This tour makes frequent departures from the Northeast Corner of 5th and Market streets. Climb aboard the double decker bus at the Sightseeing Tour Kiosk at the Independence Visitor Center and enjoy Philadelphia's history, cultural attractions, dining and shopping along the route. Hop on and off at any of the 27 stops or just sit back and enjoy the ride. See the steps that Rocky climbed, enjoy an authentic cheese steak or Philadelphia soft pretzel, celebrate Ben Franklin's 309th birthday, retrace the steps of our founding fathers, visit America's first zoo, or shop along South Street.

Visit the Eastern state penitentiary which was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world. Today, it stands in ruin as a haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers.Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the worlds first true penitentiary, a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of Americas most notorious criminals, including bank robber Slick Willie Sutton and Al Capone

Learn about American history through the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin on a 75-minute walking tour. As an expert historian guide leads you around the historic district, learn interest anecdotes and historical facts. Highlights include Independence hall, the Liberty bell and Carpenters Hall - where the Continental Congress met to discuss its grievances with England.

Along the way, you will see Christ church, where Ben Franklin and our Founding Fathers worshiped, the Betsy ross house, where the first flag was made, and the Christ church Burial Ground, the final resting place of Ben Franklin and many historic leaders. Also, youll learn about the National constitution center - the historic areas newest attraction which explores the U.S. Constitution, a worldwide symbol of freedom and justice.

Inclusions

Hop-on hop-off tour

Driver/guide

Live commentary on board

Franklin's Footsteps Walking Tour

Entry/Admission - Eastern State Penitentiary

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Jul-2019

    Franklin's Footsteps was a fantastic walking tour of historic Philadelphia. The guide was amazing. It was raining and my wife and I were the only two for the tour. Most would have cancelled, but not this man. He carried on and even though we were the only two he gave us the best waling tour we have ever had. He made history come alive. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 23-Oct-2017

    One of the best historical tours we have done to date. Our guide was an absolute pleasure to listen to and it's quite clear he knows his city.

  • 20-Jun-2017

    Had a great experience. The HOHO bus took us to all the historic places. We spent a lot of time at the Eastern State Penitentiary. Unfortunately, time did not permit us to take the Franklin's Footsteps walking tour. The Penitentiary was extremely interesting and informative. We all had a great day and loved the tour. I am a native Californian and my husband and I live there. We were visiting my husband's sister and husband. They, being native Pennsylvanians, had never been to Philadelphia to see the American history places. They were all very impressed with the tour.

  • 01-Sep-2016

    the tour was very nice and complete, the tour guide for the franklin footsteps was very nice, lots of knowledge, very enthusiastic, the eastern state was interesting, only problems we had was that the person that printed our ticket, when we gave him the vouchers, did not included the entrance to the penintentiary and i had to call the agency that was our local contact there, so they will call and tell them to let us in, so keep this in mind to check your receipt and make sure all the tours you have purchased are shown in the receipt, also, the last day on saturday, the last bus that picked us up at the Rocky statue, was old, had no A.C and I sat in the back seat and it was burning in the bottom, in the metal part below the seat, this bus should be taken out of operation, and also sometimes, buses took longer to pass by the stops than what they said,

  • 17-Aug-2016

    We had a wonderful time! The bus tour was so informative. They make frequent stops and let you know what each stop is like.
    We did not get a chance to do Franklin's Footsteps, but plan on going back for the tour.
    The Eastern State Penitentiary was fantastic. You take a guided audio tour so you can take your time.