Tours in Reading

Group or Private Wine Tour/Meadery Experience for Two or Four at The Colony Meadery (Up to 61% Off)

The Colony Meadery

Southside

$70 $29

Each tour-goer receives one wineglass with The Colony Meadery logo as well as a tour of the brewhouse and tastings of each flagship mead

Season Passes or VIP Admission to One Attraction at Waldorf Estate of Fear (Up to 50% Off)

Waldorf Estate of Fear

Lehighton

$140 $70

A haunted hotel teems with spirits, a hayride tows visitors through a horror-filled cornfield, and infected souls stalk a forest trail

Two or Four Combo Tickets to Festival of Fears (50% Off)

Festival of Fears

Falls

$40 $20

Haunted festival thrills and scares guests with two attractions, the Village and the Psycho-Path

Two-Hour Philadelphia Harbor Cruise for Two or Four from “The Ben Franklin Yacht” (Up to 56% Off)

Ben Franklin Yacht

Northern Liberties - Fishtown

$85 $40

Modern, three-deck yacht hosts narrated tours of Philadelphia harbor, departing each Sunday at 1 p.m., from April 6 through October 26

Haunted House Adventure for Two or Four at Fright Factory (Up to 52% Off)

Fright Factory

Philadelphia

$60 $29

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Travel through an insane asylum, a genetics lab, a mausoleum, and a look at the true nature of fear at one of America’s scariest attractions

Cemetery, Serial Killers, Blood & Beer! Tour for One, Two, or Four from Grim Philly (Up to 37% Off)

Grim Philly

Center City East

$29.99 $19

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Learned historians guide three-hour tour past sites of gangster and serial murders while divulging chilling facts and stories

Taste Philly’s Sweetest Candy Shops Alongside a Chef

Sample Sweets from Local Shops

Reading Terminal Market

$30 $30

Stroll to top confectionaries and little-known boutiques as you sample their treats with a chef

Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour and Franklin Footstep Tour for One or Two with Philadelphia Trolley Works (Up to 37% Off)

Philadelphia Trolley Works

Grays Ferry

$51 $32

London-styled double-decker busses rove to sites such as the Liberty Bell, the LOVE sculpture, and the Betsy Ross House

Historical Pedicycle Tour for Four or Up to 15 from Big Red Pedal Tours (Half Off)

Big Red Pedal Tours

Center City East

$100 $50

Riders power a pedicycle through Philadelphia's streets, seeing 10 historic sites, such as Elfreth's Alley, and stopping to visit four

Guided Tour and Magnet Souvenirs for Two or Four at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (Up to 55% Off)

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Washington Square West

$28 $16

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Colorful tiles stretch across 3,000 sq. ft. work of mosaicked art that includes indoor and outdoor spaces with whimsical accents

Three- or Four-Hour Nightlife Tour with Transport for One, Two, or Four from PMZ Magazine Tours (Up to 51% Off)

PMZ Magazine Tours

Avenue of the Arts South

$50 $29

Stylish guide escorts you and the rest of the entourage to the city's hottest nightlife spots; Cadillac Escalade provides transportation

Interactive Walking Tours of Philadelphia from Stray Boots (Up to 69% Off). Four Options Available.

Stray Boots

Online Deal

$24 $8

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Clues, trivia, and riddles lead explorers through vibrant neighborhoods via the Stray Boots iPhone or Android app

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Washington Square West

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy history of Philadelphia's most haunted areas; includes ghost-hunting equipment

90-Minute Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from The HauntedDistrict (Up to 59% Off)

The HauntedDistrict

Washington Square West

$79 $35

Tours investigate paranormal side of Philadelphia by visiting historical crime sites and learning about area's beginnings

Two-Hour Architecture Walking Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Philadelphia Center for Architecture (Up to 52% Off)

Philadelphia Center for Architecture

Center City East

$30 $15

Guides relay expertise as up to 25 guests stroll past notable architecture dating back to 1870

Segway Tours from Philadelphia Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals (50%Off)

Philadelphia Segway Tours by Wheel Fun Rentals

Independence Hall Visitor Center

$90 $45

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Philadelphia natives lead tours that pass sites like Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; may exchange for a personalized gift certificate

North Pole Express Train Ride for 2 Adults or 1 Adult and 1 Child at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad (Up to 43% Off)

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

New Hope

$85.90 $49

Guests visit Santa on Xmas-themed train ride aboard old-timey steam engine, complete with ornate interiors and beautiful countryside views

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Wagonhouse Winery (50% Off)

Wagonhouse Winery

South Harrison

$34 $17

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Sample all 12 Wagonhouse wines during a tasting that includes souvenir glasses, Cherry Grove Farm cheeses, and truffles from Sweet Mary's

Select Local Merchants

It all started with a farmer's generosity. In 1924, a civic-minded citizen handed over 16 acres of lush farmland and a small group of critters to the Borough of Norristown. Today, the Elmwood Park Zoo and the Norristown Zoological Society welcomes guests in hopes of creating a future stock of wildlife lovers and conservation advocates. A menagerie of around 300 beasts indigenous to the Americas—including jaguars, howler monkeys, timberwolves, and bald and gold eagles—peer back at visitors. Even though they're from Africa, giraffes get in on the fun too during certain seasons, grazing on foliage and the toupees of particularly tall patrons. Guests can also spy on more than 15 species that are threatened or endangered. All the while, smaller animals mosey around at the petting barn, tots climb aboard gentle ponies, and winged beauties sail through the air at the butterfly preserve.

1661 Harding Boulevard
Norristown,
PA
US

Taking in all of Philadelphia's history could take days, but the folks at Philly By Segway somehow manage to compress the city's sights into two-hour tours. Starting along the Delaware River, excursions pass landmarks like Penn's Landing, Independence Hall, and Elfreth's Alley, the nation's oldest residential street. Besides historical attractions, tours stop by other notable spots, like the art museum's "Rocky steps," which Sylvester Stallone famously climbed in his one-man adaptation of Rocky & Bullwinkle.

Accommodating up to six participants, every tour is led by one of Philly By Segway's Adventure Captains. Besides narrating the entire trip, captains snap pictures throughout, which are available for guests to take home afterward.

49 South 4th Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Framed by unfiltered wilderness and the occasional supports of a crossing bridge, the Schuylkill River is a secluded getaway for water lovers looking to float down nature?s slow-motion roller coaster. Reading Rivertribe shuttles aqueous adventurers to chosen points along the river for leisurely kayaking, canoeing, or tubing, with each trip ending where it started: in the stomach of a dreaming whale or next to a CPR-certified shuttle driver.

545 Canal St
Reading,
PA
US

Crystal chandeliers, stained-glass windows, and Austrian drapes adorn Abigail's Tea Room, where guests savor freshly brewed tea and finger foods inside a three-story Victorian manor house built in 1883. The tearoom hosts up to 50 diners for lunch, as teas pair with a seasonally changing selection of salads, sandwiches, and quiches. During high tea outings, attendees nibble snacks delivered on Victorian china and a tiered luncheon server while sipping tea decanted from pots with intricate floral patterns. Afterward, visitors can stock up on tea gear in the gift shop, browse the Gilded Age Hat Gallery's cranial accouterments, or unsuccessfully try to hook up their iPods to the parlor's gramophone.

1441 Perkiomen Ave
Reading,
PA
US

The Zombie Mud Run finally gives people an incentive to exercise—the survival of their species. Amid forested trails, muddy creeks, and challenging obstacles, participants of this post-apocalyptic 5K face off to either save the human race or feast on human flesh, respectively. Clad in a flag-football belt with three flags that represent their brains, heart, and entrails, human participants race to get themselves and their fellow living athletes to the Green Zone, which grants salvation in the form of food, water, music, and beer. Meanwhile, costumed zombies—each of whom are either slow-moving “creepers” or fast-moving “leapers”—positioned along the race course pursue the humans to devour their organs or simply return that contact lens they dropped a mile ago. Human runners who reach the Green Zone with at least one of their flags survive.

94 Park Ave
Sinking Spring,
PA
US

Blue Mountain Vineyards owners, Joe and Vickie, are pinot pioneers. Beginning with a 5-acre experiment in 1986, they discovered that the soil of the Lehigh Valley does a fine impression of French terrain, making it suitable for growing the grapes of cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and other European varietals. Since then, they've expanded to a 50-acre plot, where they now produce wines that have won awards from the Fingerlake International Wine Competition and Appellation America.

Panoramic views of the Blue Mountains overlook scenic terraces at the vineyards, where grapes spring from soil that soldiers roamed during the Revolutionary War. Tastings, concerts, and other events fill the winery's glass-flanked deck, spilling onto an outdoor patio surrounded by ponds as tranquil as a silent lullaby. Visitors admire the vines during tours, and they can also adopt their favorites to preserve the vines' flavorful histories.

351 W Schuylkill Rd.
Pottstown,
PA
US