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Free Tours by Foot

Address: 20 North 3rd Street, Unit 201, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 267-712-9512
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Ranked #8 of 121 Activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Free Tours by Foot is pleased to present the first, "name-your-own-price "Philadelphia tours. These unique and entertaining tours will take you through many of Philly's most interesting neighborhoods. We offer a wide range of sightseeing tours to help you get to know Philadelphia. For history buffs and the general tourist, our Independence Mall Tour explores the America's most historic district. For foodies, be sure to check out our Philadelphia food tours, which cover both Chinatown and the Italian Market. Come ready to be frightened and learn about the historical spooks on our Philadelphia Ghost Tour. We provide a platform for local tour guides to give tours at no upfront cost, so that you may enjoy an engaging sightseeing experience. You determine what a tour was worth, if anything, after the tour. Thus ensuring that your tour guide must strive to give his or her best on every tour! It's the best money back guarantee in the business.
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We registered in advance for both tours and it appeared to be a good decision. Our guide in both tours was Jenn, a very active, knowledgeable and entertaining person. Being in Philly for the first time we learned a lot about its history and culture. A story of a reviving city, told with enthusiasm and personal involvement, illustrated by pictures... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Bevan was a blast. We enjoyed a perfect tour. Interesting with historical facts, perfect little stops, good mix of funny and hip! It was a super cold day but the 2 hours went by too fast! He was very nice and accessible and the tour was the best I've taken with this company so far(went with them on several in... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I can't say enough good things about our tour. This was my first time using Free Tours by Foot and we were very pleased. We did the Chinatown food tour with Jen as our tour guide. Jen was very friendly and knowledgable. I was expecting us to just go from place to place eating but Jen showed us murals and... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I just have to say something wonderful about Matt at Free Tours by Foot In Philadelphia. He was so friendly and well informed. We had several German young people on our tour, one lady from India, my husband and I and one lady who actually lives in Philadelphia. This may sound like a tough audience, but Matt did a great... More

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Bear, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Did the tour by foot with Bevan. He did a fabulous job the surrounding area sights and landmarks. He had a wonderful easy going personality and answered any questions we had. Loved his witty & funny side too! The tour was perfect for me because I didn't want to spend hours touring inside museums, etc. Plus it gave time to... More

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Miami, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I took the Independence Mall Tour and it was wonderful! Great way to get acquainted with the historic area of Philadelphia and learn a lot. It is a 2.5 hour tour through the streets so wear comfortable shoes and enjoy the stroll back in time.

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Melbourne, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I joined two of the tours offered by Free Tours on Foot - The Independence Mall Tour and the Real Philadelphia Tour. Firstly the tours - The Independence Mall Tour was 2.5 hours long and provided a solid introduction to the history of America's Independence and the people that helped shaped the nation in its early days. It's only short... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As in other posts, your tour guide makes or breaks your activity. Jenn does a great job and she is very entertaining. Tour booking was very easy and they sent us a follow-up email with more information about the start of the tour. Might as well start really, Jenn is going to get you to smile and interact with the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Interesting tour by Bevan. Great way to get our first US history lesson! Just the right amount of walking and stops.

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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I picked the Chinatown food tour on a whim, not knowing anything about Philly's Chinatown. Jenn floored me with her extensive knowledge of the district. I was mesmerized as she detailed its history and how it shaped Philadelphia. I went from having no knowledge of that part of Philadelphia to wanting to visit ASAP! BUT I know what you really... More

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