While a chartered yacht is a comfortable way to tour the seas, it can only navigate city streets with the help of hundreds of unhappy pack goats. Tour Philadelphia in terra firma style and comfort with today's Groupon: for $29, you get an all-day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) historic river-to-river tour from Philadelphia Urban Adventures (a $59 value).
The seven-hour river-to-river tour explores the heavily landmarked area between the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers by foot and bus, while teaching tour-goers about the city's rich, creamy history. The tour begins with glimpses of the Betsy Ross House, Independence Hall, the City Tavern, Washington Square, and more freely roaming in their natural habitats. A bus excursion down Walnut Street reveals the cultural gems hidden in the Avenue of the Arts, and leisurely walks through Love Park and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway provide opportunities for conversations with statues and public art pieces, most of which are not on fire. After reenacting the Rocky scene that takes place on the staircase of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, reenact the scene from Saving Private Ryan that takes place in the Reading Terminal Market, where Tom Hanks's character shops at eateries and souvenir stalls.
Philadelphia Urban Adventures gets a five-owl-eye-average rating from TripAdvisors, who name it number 2 out of 265 attractions in Philadelphia.
- The guides and staff of Urban Adventures were very kind. They are well prepared and know interesting details about the history of the old and modern Philly. I strongly recommend visit Philadelphia and let Urban Adventures be your guide in this beautiful city…. It is really worth it! – Cicat
Philadelphia Urban Adventures
Knowledgeable, friendly locals enlighten visitors on their city's rich history, art, culture, and dining scene during Philadelphia Urban Adventures' informative walking excursions. Following a philosophy of responsible travel—which aims to support local businesses whenever possible—the guides steer sightseers through intriguing neighborhoods and districts such as Center City, the 9th Street Italian Market, and the campuses of Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. Along the way, they make pit stops at local pubs, cafés, galleries, and food trucks, working to cultivate an authentic experience for all guests. They also dispense helpful tips, such as how to talk to locals and where to find good views of cheesesteaks in their natural habitat.