Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours

Center City East

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In a Nutshell

Guides lead a macabre tour laced with folklore or spout facts about historical institutions through 33 sites as guests hop on & off trolley

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Ghosts roam the earth to complete unfinished tasks, such as making peace with a loved one or picking up the dry cleaning. Witness the errands of the undead with today's Groupon from Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours. Choose between the following options:

  • For $13, you get a Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem tour at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday–Sunday (a $27 value).
  • For $25, you get a Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem tour and a Historical Trolley hop-on hop-off tour that takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily (a $54 value).

Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours' guides lead patrons through the city's streets, exposing them to the town's historical sites and revealing sordid tales of crimes and ghastly spirits. Intrepid tour-goers climb aboard a vehicle to set out on the 90-minute Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem tour. Throughout the eerie drive, a knowledgeable guide pulls the curtain back on the City of Brotherly Love's macabre past, telling the tale of the first kidnapping for ransom, revealing the unsettling location of the last public execution, and divulging the hair-raising account of a resident receiving the town's first speeding ticket. Guides will take guests back to the grisly night in which a spreading fever wiped out 40 residents and chill spines with accounts of ghost and albino-squirrel sightings at Independence Hall.

Alternatively, the Historical Trolley hop-on hop-off tour allows explorers to board and exit a classic American trolley as desired, filling seats for the whole ride or just for a few sites of interest. The trolley escorts passengers past 33 historical and cultural institutions, which include the African American Museum, Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and the First Bank of the United States, which was where the pilgrims landed. Throughout the ride, a friendly attendant fields questions and spouts off specifics about each site as travelers follow along in their complimentary booklet outlining the tour route.

Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours

The founders of Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours have dedicated more than a quarter of a century to local tourism. They bring that expertise to hop-on hop-off bus and trolley tours of the city, which allow guests to design their own itineraries. Sightseers board a London-style double-decker bus or old-fashioned trolley at the Bourse building and journey to more than 20 historical sites, including Love Park and the steps Rocky punched in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Passengers can disembark and explore the Eastern State Penitentiary or pose by the Liberty Bell for as long as they like before boarding the next bus or trolley. Tickets grant unlimited access to the vehicles for one day, letting discoveries last until the sun goes down or Ben Franklin’s ghost starts his night shift at the tollbooth.

Customer Reviews

This Groupon gave us the chance to tour our own hometown! Great tour leader.
Beth F. · August 23, 2016
We had two different guides, and both were great. Each commentary was unique and delightfully narrated.
Hannah H. · March 11, 2016
I love center city. The bus tour takes you to all the places that you want to explore later on another visit
Kathleen P. · March 3, 2016

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