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Philadelphia Private Driving Tour - Half or Full-Day

4.9 / 5

13 reviews

Philadelphia Private Driving Tour - Half or Full-Day

From $425 per group up to 6

Experience the essence of Philadelphia on an exciting and educational tour, available as a 4-hour or 8-hour option. Travel from the Delaware to the Schuylkill Rivers and beyond into Fairmount Park to learn the history and culture of the city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the essence of Philadelphia on a comprehensive driving tour
  • Travel from the Delaware to Schuylkill Rivers and beyond into Fairmount Park
  • Learn about the history and culture of Philly from an expert guide
  • Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
  • Drive down the Avenue of the Arts and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Go to Love Park to see Robert Indiana's sculpture
  • Taste an authentic Philly Cheese Steak
  • Detour to nearby neighborhoods and parks
Full description
Explore the city of Philadelphia on a private driving tour, customized to suit your preferences, and available as either a half-day or full-day option. The former capital of the Pennsylvania Colony, Philadelphia is intimately connected to the history of Amercia. You will see all the highlights, including Elfreth’s Alley and the Liberty Bell. Go to Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was first debated. Pass Christ Church to see the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church, and Penn's Landing, where William Penn docked in 1682. Drive down the Avenue of the Arts and see Love Park (JFK Plaza), dominated by Robert Indiana's “Love” sculpture. Continue the arts theme at the Rodin Museum or Philadelphia Museum of Art, complete with Rocky’s statue and the steps used in the blockbuster movie. See where Al Capone was incarcerated at the Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the boat houses on the Schuylkill River, and visit Memorial Hall in Centennial Park. You’ll almost certainly get out to Belmont Plateau for a great view before coming back through Rittenhouse Square. There will be time to get out and take pictures or enjoy a short walk, perhaps down Elfreth’s Alley, or to the gazebo next to the boat houses on the Schuylkill. It’s your tour and your choice, but your guide will give some great suggestions. Take detours into Society Hill and out to the 9th Street Italian Market, home of the great Philly Cheese Steak. The full-day tour can be customized to include nearby neighborhoods or the beautifully situated Laurel Hill Cemetery and Historic Rittenhouse Town. Suggestions will also be given for lunch, whether you fancy a snack or full-blown meal.
Includes
  • Guide
  • All parking fees
  • Pick-up and drop off at a location of your choice within the city
  • Admissions
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Pick-up and drop off outside the city
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  •  Child booster seats are available on request
  • Tours are accessible for most disabilities
  • This is a private tour, customized to suit your needs and desires
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Owen was polite, informative and funny. He was prompt and worked with us creating a tour that covered our interests in the 6 hours we were there. The company was great, reaching out to us when we signed up for a 7am start they offered us a later time and we were able to come a mutual agreement that was fair to both parties. Great time and would use them again and would ask for Owen!

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August 21, 2017

Philadelphia Up Close and Personal

For our first visit to Philadelphia, of course we wanted to see the Liberty Bell and historic buildings, but we also wanted to get a sense of the city, the neighborhoods and eat a Philly Cheese steak where the locals like to go. That is pretty much all the direction that we gave to our driver, Jason, when we set out for a full day tour. Jason did a great job of drawing out our interests and customizing the tour on the fly. For example, my wife noticed a mosaic on the side of a building and commented on it. Jason took us to his studio and courtyard to see more of his work. He also customized the tour for the three of us who all have different levels of mobility. We had a great day and the cheese steak was excellent!

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April 16, 2014

December 14, 2019

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