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Most Popular Philadelphia Tours & Attractions

Listed below are the most popular Philadelphia sightseeing tours, shows, activities, attractions, transfers and passes. They were selected from the complete collection of tours and attractions that are available for this destination. These are the most popular, the best-sellers, the ones people purchase and enjoy time after time.

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The Philadelphia Pass
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Get the most out of your trip to Philadelphia! Enjoy FREE admission or discounts to over 30 of Philadelphia's top attractions and destinations. So whether you prefer museums or malls, zoos or gardens, sports events or shopping excursions, with The Philadelphia Pass, there really is something for everyone!

Philadelphia is a city of endless options, and the Philadelphia Pass has been designed to be your personal companion while exploring them. Choose your favorites from 30 unique attractions and then let the Philadelphia Pass do the rest. Do as much or as little as you like, and at your own pace. The Philadelphia Pass leaves you in control of your visit, allowing you to have the best experience possible to suit your personal taste.

Entry to the following attractions is FREE:

  • National Constitution Center
  • Big Bus Double Decker Bus
  • Philadelphia Trolley Works
  • Ride The Ducks
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Lights of Liberty Show
  • Longwood Gardens
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Battleship New Jersey
  • RiverLink Ferry
  • Independence Seaport Museum
  • Please Touch Museum
  • Elfreth's Alley
  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • African American Museum
  • Mummers Museum
  • Atwater Kent Museum
  • QVC Studio Tour
  • Lincoln Financial Field Tour
  • Wachovia Center Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Franklins Grave Burial Tour
  • Institute of Contemporary Ar
  • Mutter Museum
  • Bertrams Gardens
  • Simeone Auto Museum
  • American Helicopter Museum
  • Brandywine River Museum
  • Observation Deck Penn Statue
  • Philadelphia Art Museum

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  • Bistro Romano
  • Camden River Sharks
  • City Tavern
  • Franklin Mills Mall
  • Gallery at Market East
  • Jim's Steaks
  • Termini Brothers Bakery

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Philadelphia CityPass
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CityPASS is the best deal in the City of Brotherly Love, giving you discounted admission to these premier attractions:

  • The Franklin Institute (includes a Fels Planetarium show)
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Phila Trolley Works Tour (with hop on hop off privileges for 24 hours from time of validation)
  • Choice Ticket: The National Constitution Center OR the Philadelphia Zoo
  • Choice Ticket: Eastern State Penitentiary OR Please Touch Museum

This is the best way for you to save time and money. Each ticket booklet is packed with useful information, including hours of operation, contact and transportation information, and insider tips.

The Philadelphia CityPASS ensures you'll get the most out of your vacation - yet it is so compact it will fit into your back pocket. It's all you need to see the best of our nation's first capitol - Philadelphia!

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Philadelphia Dinner Cruise with Buffet
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Grab your friends or that special someone and get ready for three hours of fun on the waters of Philadelphia! This dinner cruise includes live entertainment, an amazing DJ and views of the magnificent skyline. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner as you gaze upon a beautiful view of Philadelphia's twinkling lights.

This is an amazing way to experience Philadelphia's waterfront! This three-hour dinner cruise allows you a great night out -- dine on an all-you-can-eat buffet and watch Broadway-style entertainment. Then, gaze at the Philadelphia skyline from the outdoor deck and dance the night away in the boat's nightclub!

A special evening awaits as you step aboard the elegant decks of your ship and are escorted to your candlelit table. Many tables are designed for cabaret-style seating with other guests, reminiscent of ocean-going cruises, so be prepared to chat and maybe even make some new friends.

After you cast off, relax as you begin your three fun-filled hours on Philadelphia's harbor. Your waiter will invite you to the dinner buffet, where you can sample a little bit of everything or just select your favorite fare.

The cuisine is freshly prepared in the shipboard galley and served as an elegant cruise buffet. Savor your culinary selections over dinner music and a never ending view of the city's breathtaking skyline through the panoramic windows.

While you enjoy your meal, you'll be entertained with live performances. Later, head to the top deck to take a romantic stroll or hit the dance floor as the DJ spins the hottest tunes.

See Itinerary section below for a sample dinner buffet menu.

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Sesame Place Theme Park
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Sesame Street comes to life at Sesame Place , with whirling rides, water slides, exciting shows and endless giggles. Dance and sing-a-long with your favorite furry friends in the Neighborhood Street Party. Your kids will learn about letters, numbers and friendship one of the of two street-stopping parades. Join the fun and celebrate being a kid! Sesame Place is located just 30 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes south of New York City.

Sesame Place is the country's only theme park based entirely on the beloved TV show Sesame Street.

Attractions include:

The Count's Splash Castle - A multi-level, interactive, water-play attraction that stimulates the imagination and offers exciting hands-on entertainment. It features more than 90 play elements including a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, water slides, valves, levers, bridges, hydro blasters and water wheels!

Elmo's World - No one has an imagination like everyone's favorite furry red friend! On three rides, you can fly, soar and spin through the mind of one very creative monster. It's Elmo's world. We just play in it!

Big Bird's Balloon Race - Hop in one of eight balloon baskets for 40-foot-high (12-meters) balloon ride with an unforgettable Big Bird's-eye view of the park.

Grover's World Twirl - Take a trip around the world with Grover and friends on this internationally themed teacup ride.

Big Bird's Rambling River - A water-filled adventure! Float in an inner-tube along a 1,000-foot (304-meter) waterway through Sesame Island. Pass spraying geysers, glide under waterfalls and watch out for tipping coconuts.

Bert & Ernie's Slip and Slide - Give into gravity and slip-slide away -- fast! Bert & Ernie's Slip & Slide features two intertwining body flumes that twist and turn their way down, shooting you into a splash pool grand finale.

Elmo's World Live Show - Join Elmo, Mr Noodle and Dorothy as they explore the wonderful underwater world of fish. This interactive show encourages audience participation as children will pretend to be a fish, meet a royal kingfish and help Mr Noodle understand what a fish is.

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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia takes you on a walking journey through America's Most Historic Area - the birthplace of America's nation. Step back in time to see where The Declaration of Independence and The United States Constitution were created. This 75-minute walking adventure includes more than 20 historic sites in the Independence National Historical Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

Philadelphia is best seen by foot. See more than 20 historic sites and attractions in 75 minutes on a 1.25-mile outdoor walking journey, including:

  • Independence Hall
  • The Liberty Bell Center
  • Betsy Ross House
  • National Constitution Center
  • Declaration House
  • Signers' Walk
  • Carpenters' Hall
  • Franklin Court
  • B. Free Franklin Post Office
  • Christ Church Burial Ground
  • The First Bank of the U.S.
  • Congress Hall
  • Old City Hall
  • Library Hall
  • Christ Church
  • The Signer
  • Second Bank of the U.S.
  • New Hall Military Museum
  • Arch Street Friends Meeting House

This tour is seasonal and operates from April to November only.

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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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Explore Philadelphia on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit 20 top Philadelphia attractions including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House while touring the city in a fun, fast and scenic way. Choose from a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket to ride on an open-top, double-decker bus, with live commentary from your onboard guide.

Hop on the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 20 stops around Philadelphia to begin your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 24-hour or 48-hour ticket and your provided map, you'll ride a 1.5-hour loop that stops at top Philadelphia attractions, as well as restaurants and shopping and entertainment centers.

Visit the Liberty Bell, Elfreth's Alley, Independence Hall, Carpenters Hall and the Betsy Ross House. Explore Chinatown, tour the Rodin Museum or the Independence Seaport Museum, stroll down Antique Row, explore the Philadelphia Zoo, and shop on South Street.

Along the way, enjoy live narration from your onboard guide, who'll share stories and facts about everything from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the iconic Philly cheese steak sandwich – a must-try during your stay in Philadelphia!

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Founding Fathers Tour of Philadelphia
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Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take a photo of the Liberty Bell, see where past presidents like George Washington lived, and learn about William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder. Discover the lively neighborhood culture as you pass art galleries and cafes, and top of your tour with a refreshing drink at a local pub.

Start your 2-hour tour at the Independence Visitor Center, where you'll get great views of Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center and the US Mint. Throughout your tour, your friendly and knowledgeable guide will cater to your requests and preferences whenever possible.

Visit the President's House Site, once the home of George Washington and John Adams during Philadelphia's tenure as the country's capital. View the Liberty Bell with the possibility of going inside, crowds permitting. Then continue to the Curtis Center, where you'll enter (weekdays only) for a view of Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden beautiful mosaic mural.

Then, it's off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn, the state's founder, and a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Continue through Independence National Park and see Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed. As you walk, learn about Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, the 2nd Bank of the US and and Carpenter's Hall.

Catch great views of the site of Ben Franklin's home as you walk through the Old City neighborhood. Soak up the high energy as you pass trendy cafes, shops and art galleries featuring interesting architecture.

Your next top is the Old City Coffee shop, where you can grab a quick snack or beverage (own expense) before heading to Arch Street Meeting House, a US National Historic Landmark. Pass Betsy Ross House and hear stories of the birth of the American flag.

Weave through the area's charming back alleys and wind up walking down Elfreth's Alley, one of the country's oldest continuously occupied residential streets.

Enter into Christ Church, where the Founding Fathers once worshipped, and end your tour at a local pub for a craft brew or refreshing non-alcoholic beverage.

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Haunted Philadelphia: Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour
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Dare to visit more than 15 of Philly's frights and sights on a ghoulish outdoor walking adventure. Walk the cobblestone streets of historic Philadelphia and catch the Spirits of '76 come alive.

Hear chilling stories about the Spirits of '76, featuring:

  • Haunted Facts - Hear stories about the Master of the Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, who used to reside in Philadelphia and learn about Leo Callahan, the only prisoner to escape from Eastern State Penitentiary and never be captured!
  • Haunted Folklore - Learn about the legendary ghosts that inhabit Independence Hall, the spirits of Carpenters' Hall, the dancing statue of Benjamin Franklin at Library Hall and paranormal Pine Street happenings.
  • Haunted Movie Sets - See famous film locations from big screen thrillers such as The Sixth Sense, Shooter, National Treasure and more!

This tour is seasonal and operates from April to November.

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Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia
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Gain insight into America's colonial history on this small-group walking tour of Philadelphia, founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for persecuted Quakers. Visit Powell House, which entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin; St Peter's Church, where the Founding Fathers worshiped; and Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell. Your guide will tell you about the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress.

Meet at a central Philadelphia location and follow your guide on a 3-hour walking tour. You'll visit several historic houses, monuments and churches dating back to the 18th century, all of which played a role in the founding of the US.

Learn about William Penn, who founded Philadelphia in the 17th century as a safe haven for persecuted Quakers. Make your way to the Society Hill neighborhood to visit Powel House. Built in 1765, this elegant Georgian brick mansion was bought by Samuel Powel, who served as the last mayor of Philadelphia under British rule. Hear how he frequently entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

Continue to the Old City neighborhood to visit Christ Church, the first Protestant Episcopal church in the US and the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church.

Stop by St Peter's Church, a historic church that opened in 1761 and served as the place of worship for many of the US Founding Fathers during the period of the Continental Congress. Learn how the building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996.

Explore Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell which now houses the Centennial Bell. As you walk, your guide will explain how the city evolved during these times, and discuss the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution and beyond.

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Philadelphia Happy Hour Pub Crawl
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Get a taste for Philadelphia's local craft brewery culture on this small-group walking tour during happy hour! Soak up the lively atmosphere as you walk to three bars tailored to the group's vibe. Sample a full-sized beer at each place, enjoy a delicious snack and learn all about the local bar scene from your friendly guide.

Meet across from Philadelphia's City Hall in the evening and soak up the buzzing atmosphere as people conclude their work day. Like many of them, you'll head to your first happy hour destination.

With your guide, choose three bars to fit the group's interests, preferences and vibe. For instance, you can head to an Irish pub with a local flare or visit the oldest continuously operating bar in the city, dating back to 1860, where the beer is crafted just steps away from your table.

Some of the places you may visit include Philadelphia Brewing Company, Victory, Yards, Troegs, Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Dogfish Head, Nodding Head and Dock Street Brewing Company. Your guide will tell you about the history of each bar you visit, and explain the culture of this city's craft breweries.

One full-sized beer at each bar is included, as well as small appetizers. After happy hour, end your beer tour at Rittenhouse Square, a perfect location for you to continue your beer journey or grab some dinner on your own.

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