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Experience Philadelphia through the eyes of a local private guide! Browse our tour 'suggestions' - each can be customized just for you.

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Philadelphia Private Tours

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Welcome to Philadelphia! You must know that there's more to this historic American city than the Liberty Bell and Philly cheese steaks. A knowledgeable local guide is waiting to help you discover all that makes this Quaker City great, on your own private Philadelphia tour.

Independence Square Park has been dubbed "America's most historic square mile." Your guide will impress upon you the significance of this storied area, once the backbone of the U.S. government. See Penn's Landing, Betsy Ross House and Benjamin Franklin's grave. You may be interested in visiting Philly's Chinatown, or perhaps enjoying a picnic in beautiful Fairmont Park, the largest city park in the U.S. After your tour, enjoy a drink in one of Philadelphia's historic taverns - your guide will be able to recommend a few great options.

Whatever your personal interests in this city, your guide can accommodate them on a private Philadelphia tour designed just for you.
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Philadelphia Day Trip / Out of Town Tours

Philadelphia tours Day Trip / Out of Town Private Tours Philadelphia to New York City Day Trip
Experience Two of America's Greatest Cities in One Trip!
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Philadelphia Hiking and Walking Tours

Philadelphia tours Hiking and Walking Private Tours Historic District and Center City Philadelphia Combo Private Walking Tour
Revolutionary Capital Meets Cultural Hub
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Philadelphia Nature and Wildlife Tours

Philadelphia tours Nature and Wildlife Private Tours Westward Ho! Across the Schuylkill River to Another Beautiful World - Private Tour
The University of Pennsylvania. the Woodlands, and John Bartram's Garden
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Philadelphia tours Nature and Wildlife Private Tours Penn's Five Squares of Philadelphia Private Tour
6 hour City Walking Tour
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Other Philadelphia Tours

Philadelphia tours Other Private Tours Tour of the old Philadelphia where the USA was founded - Private Tour
300 Years of Philadelphia History and Architecture, From Beginnings to the Present
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Philadelphia tours Other Private Tours Philadelphia Theater & History Private Tour!
Classic and New Theater arranged by your guide as you wish
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Philadelphia tours Other Private Tours Philadelphia to New York City Day Trip
Experience Two of America's Greatest Cities in One Trip!
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Philadelphia City Tours

Philadelphia tours City Private Tours Private Walking Tour of Philadelphia in the 18th Century
3 hours exploring Colonial and Revolutionary neighborhoods
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Philadelphia tours City Private Tours Penn's Five Squares of Philadelphia Private Tour
6 hour City Walking Tour
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Philadelphia tours City Private Tours Extended Private Walking Tour of 18th Century Philadelphia
5 hours exploring Colonial and Revolutionary neighborhoods
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Philadelphia First Time Visitor Tours

Philadelphia tours First Time Visitor Private Tours Philadelphia to New York City Day Trip
Experience Two of America's Greatest Cities in One Trip!
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Philadelphia Museums / Culture Tours

Philadelphia tours Museums / Culture Private Tours Historic District and Center City Philadelphia Combo Private Walking Tour
Revolutionary Capital Meets Cultural Hub
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Philadelphia tours Museums / Culture Private Tours Philadelphia Theater & History Private Tour!
Classic and New Theater arranged by your guide as you wish
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Philadelphia tours Museums / Culture Private Tours The Livable Historic City
Contemporary Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Food and Wine Tours

Philadelphia tours Food and Wine Private Tours From the Early City to Philadelphia City Hall - Private Tour
Skyscrapers! The Center of Town
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Philadelphia Youth and Family Tours

Philadelphia tours Youth and Family Private Tours Private Walking Tour of Philadelphia in the 18th Century
3 hours exploring Colonial and Revolutionary neighborhoods
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Philadelphia tours Youth and Family Private Tours Extended Private Walking Tour of 18th Century Philadelphia
5 hours exploring Colonial and Revolutionary neighborhoods
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Philadelphia tours Youth and Family Private Tours Philadelphia to New York City Day Trip
Experience Two of America's Greatest Cities in One Trip!
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Philadelphia Adventure / Active Tours

Philadelphia tours Adventure / Active Private Tours Philadelphia Three hour overview custom step-on tour
Driving tour for groups of any size
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Tour in Philadelphia, United States:
"Our tour guide ,Trevor, on the Philadelphia 5 hour Independence Tour was Excellent, 5 stars Plus. We arrived late due t,..." [more]
Harry Evans - Jun, 2012   [view tour]
Tour in Philadelphia, United States:
"Trevor was outstanding and very accommodating to our family he spent a lot of time with our 10 yr old twins explaining ,..." [more]
John Gribbin - Jul, 2014   [view tour]
Tour in Philadelphia, United States:
"Great review of city hihghlights. For first time travelors to Pholadelphia. This is the way to go."
Salvatore Frumenti - May, 2015   [view tour]
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