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  • Gettysburg: Haunted Civil War Ghost Tour

    1. Gettysburg: Haunted Civil War Ghost Tour

    This tour is suited for anyone and everyone curious about the haunted history of Gettysburg. Newcomers who have never done a ghost tour are as welcome as paranormal enthusiasts. If American history is your favorite topic, you’ll hear facts you might never have learned in any school textbook or classroom. Even die-hard skeptics are welcome. This 1-hour haunted ghost tour is for all who wish to see Gettysburg through a more unique lens.  Meet your guide and head to the Farnsworth House. Now a bed and breakfast, it used to be the territory of Confederate snipers during the Battle of Gettysburg. Regarded as one of the town’s most haunted places, the Confederate soldiers who once were inside have long since passed, but some continue to feel their presence.  Next head to the Hall of Presidents. Now closed, this former wax museum has a deep-rooted history of paranormal activity. The Hall was ...

    It was very easy to set up a tour. I had to change several times since my plans changed and they accomodated me each time. It was very easy to switch days and times. The guides were very personable, organized, and professional.

  • Philadelphia: Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Historic Old City

    2. Philadelphia: Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour of Historic Old City

    Enjoy this private carriage ride through the tree-lined streets of Philadelphia’s Independence National Historic Park, Society Hill, and Old City. Your personal guide will whisk you away on a leisurely ride through historic Philadelphia giving you entertaining insights on the City of Brotherly Love's past and present. Choose the daytime option for picture-perfect views of all the sights or the night option to take in the illuminations when the crowds are gone.

    Checked was a very knowledgeable tour guide. She was pleasant and entertaining! She told us all about her horse Brutus and even took pictures for us.

  • Philadelphia: Segway Adventure Tour

    3. Philadelphia: Segway Adventure Tour

    Take a Segway tour of Philadelphia to see the main city sights and get an informative commentary on the history of the city at the forefront of the American Revolution and Declaration of Independence. Your guide will give you a 30-minute training session before you set off on the self-balancing vehicles. Then, traveling in groups of up to 6 people, head down to Penn's Landing for views across to New Jersey and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Glide through the Historic District, passing Elfreth's Alley and the Betsy Ross House. Admire Independence Hall en route to Society Hill, where you can marvel at the stately homes while catching the aroma of fresh coffee at quaint cafés. Pass over Avenue of the Arts to Rittenhouse Square, before winding through the Fitler Square neighborhood to Schuylkill River. The scenery changes here, as you work your way along the paths of the Schuylkill Banks, ...

    Was so FUN! Mike was a great guide. I felt safe even in the Philly traffic because of Mike’s knowledge of the route and traffic system. My 18 ur son thought two hours was longer than he would have liked but I disagree. He wants to do the 1 hour Segway someday soon though.

  • Gettysburg: 1863 Historic Downtown Walking Tour

    4. Gettysburg: 1863 Historic Downtown Walking Tour

    Join your knowledgeable local guide for a leisurely 2-hour walking tour of the center portion of downtown Gettysburg, which was the heartbeat of the city in 1863. Examine the accounts of several of the city's civilians that lived in the same areas you will be walking through. Hear stories of the residents, who were reluctant witnesses to the Battle of Gettysburg. The war didn't happen just on the battlefield as you will come to find out. Travel back in time and learn about the existing structures and what the town looked like in 1863. Although you've learned about the Battle of Gettysburg in history class, on this tour you will hear, described in detail, how the events actually unfolded in July of 1863 and how the local residents remembered them. This tour is their story, about life in the middle of an urban battlefield.

    Loved the walking tour. It was fun and very informative way to learn more about Gettysburg.

  • Gettysburg: Baltimore St. and Jennie Wade House History Tour

    5. Gettysburg: Baltimore St. and Jennie Wade House History Tour

    Meet your friendly guide in Downtown Gettysburg and embark on a journey back in time to the Civil War. On this 2-hour walking tour, learn about the Civil War from the unique perspective of the ordinary townspeople who lived in Gettysburg. Against the backdrop of historical Baltimore Street, discover how local residents were terrorized after being trapped between 2 warring armies. See the historic buildings and monuments along Baltimore Street, and with the help of your expert guide, compare the existing structures to what the town looked like in 1863. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the former home of Jennie Wade, the only civilian casualty of the Civil War. Listen to stories about Jennie’s life as a local in Gettysburg and how she came to be the town’s most famous resident.

    The tour was very informative and the guide could answer any questions. He was very thorough and friendly. We learned so much!

  • From New York: Philadelphia Day Trip

    6. From New York: Philadelphia Day Trip

    Discover the highlights of Philadelphia on a guided tour from New York. Explore one of the oldest cities in America and learn about its historical importance. Your experience starts with pickup from selected hotels in New York. After a 2-hour transfer, arrive in Philadelphia city and visit the Liberty Bell. Enter the Independence Hall to see where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were created. Pass by Congress Hall and the Christ Church cemetery, where the tomb of Benjamin Franklin is located. See the house of Betsy Ross, who designed the first US flag. Wander along Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest street in the country, lined by 32 Georgian houses. Visit Parque del Amor in the city center, and enter the City Hall. Pass the State Penitentiary where famous prisoners such as Al Capone and Willie Sutton were held. Stop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the stairs wh...

  • Philadelphia: Flavors of Philly Food Tour

    7. Philadelphia: Flavors of Philly Food Tour

    Explore the most popular food spots and dishes in Philadelphia on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Eat your way through the city with 5 stops along the way, all the while picking up insight into the city’s history and culture from your expert guide. Make sure to come hungry — this is not only a tasting adventure, but a meal that includes classic Philly eats like cheesesteaks and cheese whiz fries, tomato pie, soft pretzels, and 2 sweet treats from the world-famous Reading Terminal Market. Get the scoop on Philly’s food history with quirky stories about how some of these iconic foods came to be, and walk away with some insider tips about the best places to eat like a Philadelphian. This one-of-a-kind tasting experience brings you to where the locals really eat — low-key, no-frills, independently-owned gems that share the uniquely unpretentious vibe of the city.  In addition to some first-cla...

    Guide was very good and very personable. Food was really good and offered something I would not have had the opportunity to try had I not taken the tour. Would definitely recommend.

  • Philadelphia: Black History Walking Tour

    8. Philadelphia: Black History Walking Tour

    Enjoy an exciting and fact-filled 90-minute adventure in the city of Philly. With a focus on the city's early history, this Black history walking tour explores the role of Black Americans in America's foundation. Start the tour with a journey to Congo Square and visit the unmarked graves of free and enslaved victims of the yellow fever epidemic. Learn about the Quaker school where both Black and White students were educated together. See where the Fugitive Slave Act was passed in 1793. Hear about Martha Washington’s enslaved handmaiden who emancipated herself and others who traveled along the historic "Underground railroad". Learn about the Old London Coffee Shop where humans were inspected and sold into slavery. Walk in the footsteps of enslaved people, abolitionists, slaveholders and founding fathers as you hear about prominent early African-Americans. Also visit: Independence Hall, ...

  • From New York: Philadelphia & Washington DC 2-Day Tour

    9. From New York: Philadelphia & Washington DC 2-Day Tour

    On this 2-day tour from New York you will travel to Philadelphia, the Amish country and Washington DC. Day 1: New York – Philadelphia – Washington DC Depart from New York through New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Upon arrival you will embark on a panoramic tour that includes, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Elfert Alley (the oldest inhabited street in America) and more. Arriving in the historic area of Philadelphia you will visit the famous Liberty Bell, Constitution Square and Constitution Hall, one of the symbols of freedom in America. Departing Philadelphia you will see the famous “Rocky Steps” and then continue east to Lancaster county, home of the Amish people. Start your visit with a ride on an authentic Amish buggy through the Amish farm country and learn how they live without the benefit of modern technology, no electricity, r...

  • 5-Day Tour of America from New York City

    10. 5-Day Tour of America from New York City

    A full 5-day excursion to see Niagara Falls and the Thousand Islands. Continue to the historic city of brotherly love in Philadelphia and see the famous Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Square. You will also visit Washington DC, the US capital and visit the US Mint. Continue to Lancaster to learn about the Amish community. Day 1: Sunday New York – Finger Lakes – Niagara Falls In the morning, you'll depart from the Big Apple and head north. Pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon. Tour the American Side of the Falls including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Luna Island. At night, tour Niagara Falls to appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters. O...

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What people are saying about Pennsylvania

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 27 reviews

It was very easy to set up a tour. I had to change several times since my plans changed and they accomodated me each time. It was very easy to switch days and times. The guides were very personable, organized, and professional.

We really enjoyed this fun and fascinating walking tour. Our guide, Justin, was personable, witty and very knowledgeable which made the tour even more interesting.

Checked was a very knowledgeable tour guide. She was pleasant and entertaining! She told us all about her horse Brutus and even took pictures for us.

AWESOME TOUR, THE GUIDE KNEW SO MUCH INFORMATION AND WAS A GOOD ACTOR.

Very pleasant and informative tour. So much information!