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Photography Tour in Philadelphia

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Key Highlights

  • Learn the basics of camera lighting and composition
  • Capture Philadelphia’s famous landmarks and most popular tourist attractions on film
  • Explore the city’s rich history and culture as you stroll along Philadelphia’s streets
  • Experience the city through the eyes of a local photographer-guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday

    Duration

    3½ hours

    Start time

    Start time: 09:30am
    Duration: 3½ hours

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from 21 S 5th St, outside of the Bourse Building, on 5th Street, between Market and Chestnut Street.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Tour ends at the Independence Hall in the Historic district of Philadelphia

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Capture the best of Philadelphia on camera and be initiated to the tourist attractions of this fascinating city. Photograph the Independence Hall where the historic American Declaration was drafted. Stroll through the Historic District of the city where every stone seems to have a story to tell. Experience a multitude of historical richness as you witness the Liberty Bell where even today people gather to protest against oppression. See the house of the woman who stitched the first American National Flag and also stroll through the oldest residential street in the USA.

    This specially designed photography tour will help you to discover and experience a city through the eyes of a local multilingual guide-cum-photographer whose in-depth local knowledge, a passion for their city and for the art of photography. So bring your camera and be prepared to walk, shoot and click.

    Itinerary

    The tour starts from the Bourse Building, on 5th Street, between Market and Chestnut Street. You will be accompanied by an English speaking photographer-cum-guide, who specializes in travel photography and is well versed with the scenic routes of the city.

    Walk through the Historic district of Philadelphia, the home of the Liberty Bell, which changed the world on July 8, 1776, when its chimes summoned the citizens of Philadelphia to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon. Also see the Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was written, as well as numerous historic buildings and museums.

    Stops along the way include the Old city area, famous for its restaurants and taverns. You can see the City Tavern Restaurant, a reconstruction of Revolutionary America's finest tavern. Today the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

    Visit Betsy Ross's House, home of the woman who sewed the first American flag.

    Stroll through Elfreths Alley, the oldest continually residential street in the USA.

    Walk to the Penns Landing Area and get wonderful views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River.

    On the way back, walk through the Society Hill, one of the most pleasant areas in Philadelphia.

    Also walk along South Street which offers an insight into an interesting street life and a funky and diverse environment. Here, you will find numerous subjects to photograph- Architecture, History or simply the people on the street.

    At the end of the session your photographer-guide will review some of the photos taken (if you are carrying a digital camera). You will have learnt the basics of composition, the importance of light in photography, how to take balanced and attractive images, and simple techniques to take "creative" images.

    The tour concludes at Independence Hall in the Historic district of Philadelphia.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • English Speaking photographer-cum-guide

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pickup & drop off
    • Entrance fees
    • Camera
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please email or send an sms the tour operator at least 72 hours prior to start of the tour to re-confirm. Details in your voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.