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Philadelphia Essentials: A New York Times Exclusive

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    • Adult (6+)
    • Infant (0-5)
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Key Highlights

  • Smartphone vouchers accepted – no need to print!
  • Embark on a Philadelphia tour curated by the New York Times!
  • Enjoy cheese tasting in downtown Philadelphia!
  • Build your own cheesesteak in the old city!
  • Visit Dilworth Park, Delaware River waterfront, Fringe Arts, and more!
  • Sip on a cocktail at Spruce Street Harbor Park!
  • Meet your friendly and informative local guide!
  • Overview

    Take part in an authentic Philadelphia tour during Philadelphia Essentials: A New York Times Experience!

    With your Philadelphia Essentials: A New York Times Experience tickets, you’ll get a true taste for the city of Philadelphia. Savor delicious cheeses during an exclusive tasting at DiBruno Bros. in downtown Philly. Then, in Old Town, learn to create your very own authentic Philly cheesesteak before relaxing in the city’s newest green space. If you believe the best way to get to know a city is through its food, then this tour is what to do in Philadelphia!

    Check out Race Street Pier, which was converted into a beautiful park. Explore Spruce Street Harbor Park, with its floating gardens, relaxing beer gardens, and food stalls made from shipping containers. Meet a member of the Fringe Arts team, enjoy complimentary cocktail, and discover what goes on in this creative space. It’s one of the best things to do in Philadelphia if you want a localized Philadelphia experience!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Approximately 4 hours

    Start time

    3:00 p.m.

    Meeting Point

    Rittenhouse Square, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Ending Point

    Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106 during the summer. Blue Cross River Rink, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106 during the winter.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • From History to Happy Hour: A Philadelphia Tour
    • A 4-hour guided tour of Philadelphia curated by the New York Times
    • Cheese tasting
    • Cheesesteak tasting
    • One cocktail or alternative beverage of your choice
    • Subway ticket
    • Live guide and commentary


    • Additional food and drinks
    • Souvenirs and personal shopping
    • Gratuities for your guide
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

    No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet, you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    So there is no last minute rush, please arrive 15 minutes early.

    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.

    There will be a considerable amount of walking.

    We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the “Additional information” box at checkout.

    This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 years can join this tour at the rate listed above. Please select “child” above when booking. Children under the age of 6 years can join the tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6 years. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

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