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Urban Adventures of Philadelphia

Daily walking tours of Philadelphia

The famous Reading Terminal Market

The famous Reading Terminal Market Credit: G. Widman for GPTMC


Urban Adventures provides daily walking tours of Philadelphia and its neighborhoods, giving visitors an authentic experience that they will remember for years.

Choose from several different sightseeing tours of the city and enjoy a few hours, half a day or a full day with a friendly, personable and knowledgeable guide.

The themed tours offer tastes of iconic Philadelphia foods, stories about notable Philadelphia attractions and seasonal adventures. Available tours include:

Essence of South Philly
Be tempted by delicious treats at a Jewish delicatessen, step into history books at Pennsylvania’s oldest church, wander through charming streets infused with an Italian heritage, enjoy lunch at a world-renowned market, marvel at intricate mosaic art and soak up bohemian vibes on South Street while exploring one Philadelphia’s most diverse neighborhoods.

9th Street Italian Market
Wander through the famous 9th Street Italian Market and meet local store owners and workers. Discover the history of the markets while getting your fill with tasty food samples from the many ethnic food stores that call the market home; and take a bite out of a signature Philly Cheesesteak.

Philly On Tap
Enjoy a taste of Philadelphia’s finest local beers in the city’s most unique, friendly, and eclectic watering holes. Experience a diverse and exciting group of bars while learning about and tasting the best of Philadelphia’s craft beers, regional breweries, and micro brews. A beer at each stop is included in your happy hour adventure, as well as a snack or two along the way.

History in HD
Visit the landmarks that shaped America in person, from the building where the US Constitution was signed to George Washington’s house and a church where America’s founding fathers once sat. The History in HD tour also includes a craft beer to help wash down the buffet of knowledge.

Street Food for Thought
Street food meets brain food during this tour of Philadelphia’s academic institutions and bustling food truck scene.

Soul of Center City
Hear the world’s larget pipe organ, track down a cupcake truck in Love Park, enjoy a Philly soft pretzel, visit an iconic cheese shop and admire some of the city’s finest public art in this tour of Center City.

Center City Holiday Tour
This limited edition tour is a celebration of Philadelpha’s holiday traditions. Discover outdoor yuletide villages, holiday-themed light and sound shows and incredible window displays. Runs from the day after Thanksgiving through the end of December.

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