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Address: 401a Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone Number: +1 877-558-9671
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Description: Take a Free and Friendly walking tour with us! It’s free, which means you...
Take a Free and Friendly walking tour with us! It’s free, which means you tip us what you want. It’s friendly because we’re friendly folks. And it’s Philadelphia because we love it and want you to love it too. We’re a Philly company and we’ll show you the whole Philadelphia – or the whole of what’s in walking distance. We lend our friendship freely and we’ll gladly recommend a place to go out after the tour.
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I signed up for the Colonial Cheesesteak Tour, and truly expected to eat cheesesteak on this tour. I actually came hungry- luckily there was a Cosi on the next block, so I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Holland, Massachusetts, United States
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Holland, Massachusetts, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I signed up for the Colonial Cheesesteak Tour, and truly expected to eat cheesesteak on this tour. I actually came hungry- luckily there was a Cosi on the next block, so I grabbed a sandwich and did not starve. Our tour guide was Caleb- he was very patient with all of my questions, and was very knowledgeable about the area... More 

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Holland, Massachusetts, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Had a great 1.5 hour tour of historic Philly. Saw Ben Franklin's burial site, the Bell, Carpenter's Hall, Independence Hall, and lots of other interesting sites, but NO cheesesteak. The tour guide gave us directions to Sonny's AFTER the tour was over. As I said...great tour-- no cheesesteak. The title should change to The Cheesesteakless Tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I forgot my tour guides name but it was an absolutely AMAZING Experience! We saw the liberty bell and more and I also loved it because instead of saying where we were, we got a full story behind it! I've been on many tours to other states and this one definitely stood out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had the Billy Penn tour with Caleb, it was great, I totally recommend Free and Friendly tours! We had a great experience :)

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We (3 of us) arrived in Philadelphia on a Sunday night with no plans. Tripadvisor had some ideas to include the "Free and Friendly" walking tour, so I reached out by e-mail early Monday hoping we could join the 11a tour that day (their website had the day blocked off, so I assumed they were booked). Mark the owner e-mailed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Our tour guild...Caleb from South Philly...was amazing. Full of information...a wonderful sense of humor...and very patient with a fussy old woman.. who was thinking only " where's the cheese steak" during the whole tour. And at the end of the tour...not only did I learn that Ben and Betsy could have been "room-mates" (allegedly).. I learned many wonderful facts about... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Thanks to Mark for meeting my friend and I on a very cold March day! We were the only ones on the Cheesesteak tour, but that didn't seem to matter! We saw Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and Franklin's burial site, amongst other things. Was perfect for us as we only had 2 days in the city. Loved the local tips... More 

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Chicago
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I enjoyed my Cheesesteak tour with John. There only 3 people in the tour which made it more intimate and easier to ask questions. John did a nice job covering a lots of sites and information in a short amount of time.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Having never been to Philadelphia, the friend I was visiting thought it would be fun to take me on the Free and Friendly Tours to see the city. We weren't disappointed. Our tour guide, John Sommerville, was absolutely amazing! Not only did he go out of his way to ensure we got a tour, but was also approachable, professional, incredibly... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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140 reviews 140 reviews
52 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went on this tour with Mark this past week and had a great time. Mark was very friendly and personable. Walking the town with him did really feel like we were walking the town with a friend. We were able to get a great layout of the town and how the streets work while seeing all the big local... More 

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