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Heart of Philadelphia Walking Tour

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Key facts

Where: Philadelphia , U.S.A. Duration: 3 hours

Highlights

  • Indulge all your senses on this exciting urban adventure!
  • See Philadelphia′s greatest architecture and art
  • Listen to the largest organ in the world
  • Sample Philly′s world-famous street foods
  • Fantastic photo-opportunities
  • Local guide to give you the inside track

Overview

Immerse yourself in the culture of one of America's most vibrant cities on a delightful day tour.

Experience the rich and diverse architecture of Philadelphia's civic buildings, shopping centers, train terminals, fountains, churches, museums and theaters.

Pause in “Love Park” for one of Philly’s most famous photo-opps. Smell the fantastic mix of food in the city's most vibrant market and stop to sample some of Philly's classic street snacks.

Hear a concert from the world's largest pipe organ, enjoy a moment viewing some of Philly's finest murals, and feel the energy of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods.

Itinerary

The Heart of Philadelphia Walking Tour is the perfect introduction to the “City of Brotherly Love”. To join the tour, make your way to the Clothes Pin Sculpture – at the corner of 15th St. and Market St. where your local guide will be waiting.

The Clothes Pin Sculpture lies opposite Philadelphia's City Hall, the cultural and geographic heart of the city center. Head east and walk straight into a concert at the Wanamaker Building, where, on most days, you'll hear a performance of the world's largest pipe organ.

After the concert, head to the historic Reading Railroad Terminal and go downstairs to savor the aroma of foods from across the world at the vibrant Reading Terminal Market. From the Market, continue to Love Park , which gets its nickname from a famous sculpture by Robert Indiana that overlooks the plaza.

Then head up the Ben Franklin Parkway, which is lined with colourful international flags. Logan Square is the next stop and you’ll walk into the breathtaking Basilica of St. Peter & St. Paul before walking across the square, passing the Swann Fountain, and entering the grand lobby of the Franklin Institute.

The tour continues to one of the newest attractions in Philly, the massive LED TV screen at The Comcast Building. From there, you will enter one of Philly's biggest shopping and restaurant districts.

You'll be introduced to an iconic Italian cheese shop, followed by a stop at the Philly Pretzel Factory for a snack of a hot soft Philly pretzel.

The tour then brings you to Broad Street, also known as the“Avenue of the Arts”. Here, you'll get a sense of some classic and modern architecture from Philly's banks, hotels, theatres, and social clubs. You'll stroll into Midtown Village and view a few of Philly's fantastic public murals.

After the murals, stop at one of Philly's newest theatres, the Kimmel Center. You'll then have a chance to cool down with water ice, a classic Philadelphia treat, as we walk through the beautiful residential neighborhood of Rittenhouse.

The tour concludes at Rittenhouse Square, where you'll have a chance to continue eating, shopping, and exploring.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Thursdays - Sundays

Duration

3 hours

Start time

Start Time: 12:00noon
Duration: 3 hours

Meeting point

Clothes Pin Sculpture - Corner of 15th St. & Market St.
Please report to the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

Rittenhouse Square, Intersection of 18th St. & Walnut St.

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Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Walking tour
  • Some small snacks

Exclusions

  • Transportation
  • Additional snacks

Do/Dont's

A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Make sure to check the weather report for rain!

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Please note

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Please present your booking voucher to the guide at the start of the tour.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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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.
  • If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
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