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Heart of Philadelphia Walking Tour

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    1:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Duration
    3 hours
Inclusions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Walking tour
  • Some small snacks
Guests
  • Adult (12+)
  • Child (6-11)
  • Infant (0-5)

Key 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
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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.

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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    1:00pm and 5:00pm

  • Meeting Point

    1400 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19102

    We will meet at Center of the City Hall Courtyard (at the compass / map)
    Please report to the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    The Christmas Village at Love Park, 16th St. and JFK Blvd. (1599 John F Kennedy Blvd.)

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 Dilworth Park, outside the café, corner of 15th St. and JFK Blvd. (20 North 15th St.) where your local guide will be waiting.

    Continue to Dilworth Park as you watch ice skaters with the iconic City Hall as the backdrop. Take a walk from there up to a historic Railroad Terminal and head downstairs to one of the country’s largest and most historic indoor markets. See a holiday light and sound show featuring the world’s largest pipe organ, a show that has delighted generations of Philadelphians during the holiday season.

    Then visit the Rittenhouse Square, where you’ll see the beautiful Christmas tree and a view of the church where one of our favourite Christmas carols was written and first performed. Continue to one of the newest attractions in Philly, the massive LED TV screen at The Comcast Building.

    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, Sister cities Park & St. Paul before walking across the square, passing the Swann Fountain, and entering the grand lobby of the Franklin Institute. Your tour concludes at an iconic public park for one of Philly's fastest growing traditions. Here you’ll visit a traditional outdoor Christmas village, and have a chance to explore this winter wonderland. From here, you'll have a chance to continue eating, shopping, and exploring, basking in the holiday spirit of Philadelphia.

Inclusions & Exclusions

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

Please note

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.

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Please present your booking voucher to the guide at the start of the tour.

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 wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves fair amount of walking.

The 5:00pm tour will visit all the same sites, but in a different order

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.You will be in a group of maximum of 12. 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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