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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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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had enjoyed a great drinking tour in New Orleans, and were hoping to have a similar experience. We were somewhat cautious because it was only beer and three stops. However, we were not disappointed! We had an absolutely fantastic time! Our extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guide gave great beer recommendations and had bountiful information about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Whether you're a local, or just visiting the city, this tour is sure to give you your moneys worth, and then some!! Our tour guide Chris was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. Not to mention how entertaining he made the tour. The tour group was relatively small (6 ppl) which made it THAT much better. A lot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Today we had an excellent tour of the Italian Market with Nina our tour guide. If you are looking for a tour of the best cheeses, olive oil, spices, candy and more I highly recommend this tour. We came home with an insider's view of South Philly along with bags filled with fine cheeses, spices, bread, jerky, candy, and prosciutto.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I enjoyed a terrific walking tour around the historic area of Philadelphia, led by our very friendly and knowledgeable guide, Nina. For just over two hours, Nina took us to significant landmarks, and backed it up with excellent commentary. It was a hot day, so the complimentary beer at the end of the tour was well appreciated. Thank you Nina.... More

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charlottesville
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a fantastic tour with Nina for a few hours in the Italian Market. She was fun and knowledgeable and helpful and we really enjoyed it a lot. Had a good variety, got to meet people who have carried on the family business for generations, plus got a "taste" of other cultures now moving into the area. HIGHLY recommend... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

With our teenage son we took a tour of Center city to discover the architecture the different neighborhoods and lesser known sites off the major historical sites. Josh was knowledgable and entertaining during the tour. He got us into buildings to see the beautiful Philly skyline. We did do a lot walking and covered a lot different neighborhoods. We all... More

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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Founding Fathers walking tour booked through Viator.com was great. Owen was our guide, he is very knowledgeable, flexible to the groups interest. I learned a lot, eventhough I am fairly knowledgeable on history. Had a nice cool water break at their office and treated to a pint of great beer at the end. Owen did a good job of... More

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

Thank you very much for providing feedback from your History in HD (Founding Fathers) tour experience. We're so happy you enjoyed the tour, and it's great to know that you found great value in it, and enjoyed the time with Owen. We do want to clarify, although we don't go inside some of the larger historic buildings (i.e. Independence Hall... More

Ramsey New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Segway is always a fun way to see a city, get historical info about it, and cover a lot of territory. Urban Adventures lived up to all my expectations. The group was small, just 7 people so it was manageable. The wireless communication was great so out guide could talk as we rode. Mike our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.... More

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San Francisco, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I booked the Philly on Tap tour for my boyfriend's birthday, and it not only included great beers (loved the 1860 IPA that you can only get at McGillin's) but also interesting Philadelphia history. It ended up just being the two of us on the tour with our guide Chuck, and he went above and beyond by going over the... More

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Yesterday I took a tour of the Italian Market area of Philadelphia, guided by Urban Adventures. Our Guide, Chuck, was very knowledgeable about the city and the area (having lived there his whole life, and also being a professor at nearby University of Pennsylvania) and made the walking tour a very enjoyable event. He had lots of interesting facts and... More

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