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'New York Times Journeys' Walking Tour with Food & Drink

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Take a trip into 'The New York Times’ much-loved “36 Hours” travel column in one day! Always a draw for American history buffs (and Rocky fans), Philadelphia also has exceptional food, local craft beer and eclectic art to add to its long list of attractions. Inspired by tips from Times journalists and local experts, on this tour we'll try some of the city's best foods (hello cheesesteak!), visit the waterfront and enjoy a few drinks together too. Expect a local's perspective, hands-on experiences and behind-the-scenes access courtesy of 'The New York Times'.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Philadelphia Urban Adventures, 229 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1974

Begin your tour in the heart of modern Philadelphia. Surrounded by the largest concentration of food, drink and entertainment options in the city, this beautiful green space is the perfect people-watching location.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

At DiBruno Bros, a famed local purveyor of meats and cheeses, old world meets modern. We will stop at the newer outpost of this Philly institution, which dates back to 1939. Here we will taste some cheeses with an expert DiBruno cheesemonger while exploring products that were produced both locally and around the world.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dilworth Park, 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Next, we will head toward one of the most creative and dynamic new spaces in Philly, Dilworth Park, which opened in 2014 as a replacement for Dilworth Plaza. With City Hall as a dramatic backdrop, Dilworth Park is always lively.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Old City Arts District, Philadelphia, PA 19106

After a look around, we’ll hop on the subway to venture to our next neighborhood, Old City, for a taste of Philly’s most famous dish, the cheesesteak.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Campo’s, 3601 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA

We’re heading to Campo’s, a classic, family-owned joint, where the friendly team will take you through, step-by-step, the process of creating this famous sandwich. You will even have a chance to get behind the grill to cook and assemble your own cheesesteak - no pressure!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Race Street Pier, Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

A walk through Old City toward Philly’s emerging Delaware River waterfront is next. For most of its existence, this was been an industrial waterfront which hasn’t held much appeal to your average Philadelphian. This is all changing now with new parks and innovative spaces springing up along the waterfront. Start with the Race Street Pier: this former garbage pier now provides one of the best views of the river and Philly’s famous Ben Franklin Bridge.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fringe Arts, 140 N Columbus Blvd Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2001

Across the street sits a formerly abandoned water pumping station which is now home to a performing arts center, restaurant and beer garden; Fringe Arts has taken creativity to the next level. Spend a happy hour in this amazing space and chat with the production or technical staff. If there’s time we’ll take a short tour of the building as well. We’ll enjoy a cocktail (or something else, if you fancy) and soak up the atmosphere.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arden Theatre Company, 40 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4504

Occasionally, Fringe Arts is closed to the public for private events and performances. If this happens don’t worry! We will visit the Arden Theatre Company instead, one of the city’s best, located in a historic former post office building. Here we’ll chat to the actors or production crew, depending on their availability and get a behind-the-scenes tour of this creative venue.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Spruce Street Harbor Park, S Christopher Columbus Blvd at Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Philadelphians look forward to both winter and summer along the waterfront and for good reason. Winterfest brings what was effectively an empty parking lot alive with fire pits to roast s’mores, a cozy lodge serving warm festive beverages or cold beer and an ice-skating rink. In the summer, Spruce Street Harbor Park is a spectacle of floating gardens, hammocks between the trees, multiple beer gardens, food served out of old shipping containers and floating barges on which to relax.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • You will be in a small group with a maximum of 12 people.
  • Please wear casual, comfortable clothing for walking.
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Cheese tasting
  • Cheesesteak tasting
  • One cocktail or alternative beverage of your choice
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Subway ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Philadelphia Urban Adventures
  • Entry/Admission - Old City Arts District
  • Entry/Admission - Campo’s
  • Entry/Admission - Arden Theatre Company

  • Items of personal nature
  • Additional food or drink
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Departure Point
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Departure Time
3:00 PM

4 hours

Return Details
Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

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