Total Philly Tour: Markets, History & Beer in Philadelphia, PA

Urban Adventures601 South 9th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19147
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Operated by Urban Adventures, the Total Philly Tour combines three of their top tours for an in-depth exploration of the city. You’ll visit historic churches and buildings, sample the local cuisine, and discover Philadelphia’s booming craft beer scene along the way. Immerse yourself in Philly’s neighborhoods filled with culture, artwork, and diversity on the Total Philly Tour.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Philadelphia Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately 9 hours.
  • Includes public transportation during the tour, admission, beers, food samples, and snacks.
  • Bring extra cash for shopping, lunch, and other personal expenses.
  • Combines three of Urban Adventures’ top tours into one day-long experience.


from Total Philly Tour: Markets, History & Beer
Discover the diversity of Philly in the best way possible — local style! This experience combines three of our top-selling Philadelphia tours (Markets, Mosaics & Magic, History in HD, and Philly on Tap), giving you one epic all-day adventure!

You’ll start your Total Philly Tour exploring the ever-colorful South Street, then into the Bella Vista neighborhood for a glimpse of some beautiful mosaics. From there, we’ll hit up the oh-so-tempting tastes of the famous Italian market! Wander past the myriad of local stores carrying everything from cheese to chocolate, as well as the city’s best bakeries, butcher shops, and produce stalls.

We'll continue with Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, which showcase the mosaic art of Isaiah Zagar. This amazing place includes a fully mosaiced indoor gallery and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic structure.

From there, discover Philly’s eclectic and dynamic South Street, as well as one of the country’s most historic neighborhoods, Queen Village. If you’re hungry, you’ll have a chance to pick up some lunch and rest your feet. Your guide will have plenty of great recommendations.

On the next part of your Total Philly journey, you’ll visit those unmissable Philly sights. You’ll gather at the Philly Tour Hub, and from there, we’ll weave through the charming back alleys of Old City, and down the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country.

You'll get some great views of the site of Ben Franklin's home as the tour continues through Philly’s Historic District. You’ll be greeted with views of Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center, and the U.S. Mint. We’ll also pass the Liberty Bell, where we might get a chance to go inside for pictures. Then off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn. We continue through Independence National Park and the must-see front yard of Independence Hall, a sight of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

In our opinion, there are few better ways to get to know a city than over a beer with a local. So, enter your local beer expert to cap off your tour! You'll meet your beer guide at City Hall just as locals are finishing up their workday.

We'll choose from some of the most popular drinking establishments in the city. 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. One drink at each bar is included with the tour, as well as a pub or street snack.

After happy hour, end your Philadelphia tour at the tour's final pub. From there you’ll be able to continue on your own Philly beer journey, grab some dinner at one of Philadelphia's many great restaurants nearby, or head straight back to your new favorite Philadelphia pub.

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Chicago, Illinois
"Founding fathers walking tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2019 NEW
There is a reason why Hamilton is a hit in theaters across the country. If you want to know why, take this tour with Adam to find out. This tour was amazing. He is a wonderful storyteller of the history here in Philedelphia. He is so knowledgeable and our family of 4 (with teenage boys age 17) will never forget this tour! He was fun, energetic, and a wealth of information. A definite must do in Philedelphia!!
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Andrew W
"History Walking Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2019 NEW
Very informative and interesting tour! Evan really made the tour and definitely knows her stuff as a guide, approachable and fun to tag alone with, not to mention generous with ordering beers for us afterwards! If you are interested in finding out America's origins and true identity of the United States then this is the tour for you. I was blown away from start to finish, in particular the rustic and original look of Elfreth's alley. Overall, worth every cent, thank you again Evan. Anyone reading this, don't waste your time, this is THE tour to book! Andrew.
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
"Guided historic walks in Philadelphia "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2019 NEW
On May the 18th this year we took part in a Guided historic walking tour around Philadelphia. We were split in to groups of 12 people. Our group guide was Named Howard, he was an excellent guide. As you would expect He was very Knowledgable on the History of Philadelphia in the 1770s onwards. He managed to make it enjoyable and answered lots questions as we walked. We covered about two and a half miles at an easy pace, and stopped quite often to allow Howard to point out places of interest. We managed to see the Liberty bell and other historic places. Happily the walk finished at an old pub, and the was included in the price of the tour. Many thanks to Howard and urban adventures.
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New York City, New York
"Cheesesteak "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 12, 2019 NEW
Stephanie was amazing!!! My nieces and son - plus mother - had a total ball in phillie Italian neighborhood... eating our way through the place! Stephanie was flexible, kind and intelligent. Loved it!!!
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Cleveland, Tennessee
"Half-Day Tour of Philadelphia"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 11, 2019 NEW
Perfect! Thank you, Adam! GREAT information! Entertaining! EVERYTHING we wanted to see & more!! Even Dim Sum Garden was wonderful after the tour. Thanks!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Total Philly Tour: Markets, History & Beer

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 9 hours long.

What should I bring?
Please bring comfortable walking shoes, extra cash, weather-appropriate attire, and an appetite.

Where does the tour begin?
Tours begin at Corner of 9th & South Streets, outside New Image Art & Framing, located at 601 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 at 10:00 am. Tours end at the final pub of the tour, in Center City at 7:00 pm.

Is gratuity included in the tour price?
No. Gratuity is not included nor required, but always appreciated.

How big is the tour group?
Tour groups do not exceed 12 people.

Is this tour appropriate for kids?
No. The minimum age for the tour is 21.

Is food available on the tour?
Yes, the tour includes samples at local Philly establishments. However, if you wish to purchase more food on the tour, please bring extra cash to do so.