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Philadelphia Urban Adventures

1 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215-280-3746
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Ranked #6 of 79 Activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Owen was so fun and knowledgeable! It was great to get a local who loves history, loves what he does and personalized the tour for us! It was great to see the obvious big sites but then get the lesser known stories, too! Highly recommend this tour!

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Chuck, our guide, gave a great history of Philly, showing that he was knowledgable and entertaining. We went through old neighborhoods, learning about architecture, street art, ethnic diversity, and especially the good breads, oils, cheeses, and meats in family owned businesses of the old Italian neighborhood. Great fun and a different kind of tour to do with visitors to the... More

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Delaware, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My sisters and I took a wonderful Urban Adventure History Tour with Kendra. The two- hour tour highlighted many historic areas giving us suggestions on where to return for further information. Kendra was energetic and entertaining. It was a great way to start our first visit to the city!

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I've lived in the Philadelphia area for just over 5 years. My fiance and I decided to do a tour of the city so we booked with Urban Adventures. Kenda was awesome! We showed us around the city and gave us a lot of fun facts that I never knew. The tour was great and we both got alot from... More

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Quinton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was pleasantly pleased with a tour of the Italian Market. I had heard recently that it was no longer "Italian". But most of the indoor stores were still Italian and had a wonderful selection of goods. Chuck was our guide and he kept everything interesting and fresh. Including many historical facts on the area. I will definitely return!!!

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Farmington NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Take a leisurely, informational walk through the Italian Market, meeting shopkeepers and business owners along the way. Our tour guide made sure this was a "hands-on" experience, as we were encouraged to taste some local foods along the way. Our guide, Nina, was friendly and well-informed, and she was sure to tailor our tour to our interests and abilities.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After living in Philadelphia for more than 20 years, I have visited the Italian market many times, but never saw it like this! Chuck was an amazing guide who provided details, historical context and practical information that made this an outstanding adventure. Now that I know the "ins and outs," I will go back to support these committed and authentic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This tour had it all! A fun knowledgeable passionate tour guide (Chuck!), the history of the great up and coming city and local craft beer from popular city watering holes. It was a very laid back atmosphere, it felt like hanging out with friends more than a history tour where the tour guides talk at you. Our tour guide talked... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We recently went on a walking tour of Philadelphia with Josh of Urban Adventures and it was wonderful! We traveled at a comfortable pace and saw many historic sites. Josh was not only knowledgeable, but cheerful and pleasant as well. There were two teenagers in our party and he took the time to find out what interested them and tailored... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Soul of the Centre City Tour. Apparently this is the not the most popular tour, but we loved it. Kenny was very knowledgable and made my wife and I comfortable. The three hours went by quickly as there was so much take in. Highlights: The markets. The murals. Going into buildings and alleys that you normally wouldn't notice. Tip:... More

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