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Philadelphia Urban Adventures

Address: 1 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
Phone Number: 215-280-3746
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Ranked #5 of 122 Activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Philadelphia Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours...
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Philadelphia Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Philadelphia. They range from 2 hour to 1 day adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Philadelphia. A local expert guide will provide the knowledge and lead you through a fantastic urban experience.
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Philadelphia, PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I am from the region, but somehow going into Philly on the weekend during the holiday season was daunting! This tour lets you let someone else worry about it! The tour mapped out the essentials starting with the light display at Wannamakers (now Macy's), the Christmas Village (shops and food), the model train at Reading Terminal Market, and the show... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic tour. Very knowledgeable guide and small group, made the tour manageable and interesting. Our group had four young people ages 10-15 and the guide entertained all of their questions. We will definitely book another trip woth Urban Adventures

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I have lived in Philly for a long time, so I have been to the market a lot, but I still really enjoyed this tour. I have actually taken it a few times over the last few years, becuase I like taking visitors from out of town on this one - it's always a hit. Two friends just visited me... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I'm a local and travel a lot and it's as simple as that <3 Totally into it, check it out you all ASAP!

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Schwenksville, PA
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We took the Italian Market tour and enjoyed it very much. Nina was our guide and she was very informative. She even showed us a few interesting places before we got to the market. My husband and I have lived in the Philadelphia suburbs for many years so we did know some of the information but had never been to... More 

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PHLUA, Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback of your Italian Market Immersion tour. It's great to hear you enjoyed the experience in the Market, and we're very happy to know you chose our tour as your introduction to the neighborhood and the Market! The Italian Market is a dynamic and ever-changing place, and our goal as a company is to... More 

Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We really enjoyed our tour of South Philadelphia with tour guide Nina. We live just outside Philadelphia and have spent a lot of time there, so were probably not the best tour audience, but Nina was delightful. She was very flexible and accommodating and, because there were only two of us, she let us focus on the aspects we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Organised as part of an Intrepid tour, we had the lovey Kendra guide us through the buildings and history of Philly. Kendra was genuinely interested in passing on her detailed knowledge of the area to our group and did it with great enthusiasm. Even as the weather interrupted our visits to some of the 'usual' parts of the tour, Kendra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Took this walking tour while visiting Old Philly and found it very informative. Our tour guide, Josh S,. was very knowlegable and kept a moving yet comfortable pace. I recommend this tour.

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Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We enjoyed our tour with Kenny. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable. He encouraged us to ask questions and was helpful with recommendations. The tour itself was a nice way to be introduced to the market and the stores that are there. The rich history is not something you will know without going on a tour.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Chuck, our tour guide, was great! First of all, he grew up in South Philly and resides in Philly. So he knows he stuff in and out. Second, he took us to brick-and-mortar businesses and the owners of each business told us their little stories. It was just fascinated to hear from the actual business owners rather than someone else.... More 

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