Philly 101: An Introduction to Philadelphia

Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

Philadelphia for First Timers

Starting with the Lenape (Delaware) Indians, the original inhabitants of both Philadelphia and the surrounding region, we trace the growth and development of William Penn's "green country towne" to it's current incarnation as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Some of the topics covered:
Quakers. Design of Philadelphia. Christ Church (photo stop). Revolutionary War. Liberty Bell (photo stop). Slavery. Industrialization. Rebirth of Philadelphia. Art Museum (photo stop) Reading Terminal Market (lunch and photo stop)


Starting in Olde City we will trace the history of the city while making stops at Elfreth's Alley, The Liberty Bell, Art Museum, Burial Ground of Ben Franklin, and wrap up at Reading Terminal for lunch.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up locations can be any of the following:
Center City based hotel.
Train/Bus Station.
PHL Airport.

End location: You can be dropped off at your pick up location or left at any anywhere along tour route.

Duration: 3 hours

This tour doesn't operate under severe rain or snow.


The standard tour is a mix of walking, taxi, and subway. If prefered there is a driven version of the tour with an alternative price depending on the number of participants.

What’s Included

Three hour private guided tour around Olde City, Society Hill, Center City, and Art Museum area.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 USD - This is to cover entry fees to museums and special events. The purchase of any souvenirs and meals. Plus the use of public transportation.

What’s Extra

Private transportation is available for larger groups. Please contact me for details and pricing.

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