The Best of Philadelphia Private Walking Tour in Philadelphia, PA

Travel CuriousOutside the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District hotel, 400 Arch St.Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Visit one of the country’s oldest cities on this exclusive Philadelphia walking tour! Philly is home to a compact and walkable city center, abundance of public art, and a hard-earned claim to being the birthplace of America. Learn about its history and how it continuously reinvents itself as you immerse yourself in the city from a local’s perspective.

up to 3 hrs up to 1 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Philadelphia Travel Experts
  • See the City of Brotherly Love on this exclusive tour!
  • This entire tour is approximately 3 hours long in duration.
  • Tour is suitable for culture vultures and history buffs of all ages.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes on this trip.
  • Bring your camera!


from The Best of Philadelphia Private Walking Tour
Because Philadelphia is one of America's oldest cities, the historic city preceded cars by several centuries and is the ideal city to see on foot. On your private walking highlights tour, you will:

Meet your guide in the historic heart of the city, and begin your tour where the city of Philadelphia began.
See Benjamin Franklin's tomb (from outside the cemetery).
Stroll the cobblestone roads of Independence Mall, see the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross’s house, and a Quaker meeting house.
Explore Midtown Village and the Gaybourhood, where your guide will take you down the ‘Mural Mile’ for some of the best graffiti cultures in America!
Your tour ends at Reading Terminal Market, filled with locals and travelers alike, where you can return throughout your stay to shop for groceries or dine on the go.

Originally founded as a haven for religious freedom by William Penn, Pennsylvania was colonized by French Huguenots, Mennonites, and most famously in the state - Quakers and Amish. The capital city was formed in 1682 and has served as the seat of government ever since. Throughout the centuries, Philadelphia has gone through revivals and slumps - prosperous then seasons of economic free fall. During the American Revolution, Philadelphia was the site of the First and the Second Continental Congresses. After the Revolution, the city was chosen to be the temporary capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800. Though federal and state governments left Philadelphia at the beginning of the 19th century, the city continued for some years to be the nation’s cultural and financial hub.

To see the remnants of these boom-and-busts of the city, nothing is better than a privately guided walk of it. From its role in inventing the United States to the modern ways in which Philadelphia continues to reinvent itself today, your guide will take you through the highlights and spots off the beaten track to give you a feel of the entire city –not just the highlights seen by most. On your tour, you will not only check off the highlights of the historic district but also fall in love with the city's unique combination of grit and charm.

- Private guide.
- Plenty of time to take photos of your favorite places.

- Gratuities, food & drink are not included.
- Transportation.
- Hotel pickup/drop-off.

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