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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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Fun tour!

Caleb was informative and engaging. We had a very short time in Philly, so wanted to squeeze in the major highlights. This was time we'll spent! Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Bedford, Texas, United States
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Bedford, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Caleb was informative and engaging. We had a very short time in Philly, so wanted to squeeze in the major highlights. This was time we'll spent! Highly recommend.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Caleb was awesome and very informative, I will definitely recommend to any one going to visit.. Cant wait to come back again..

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Did the cheesesteak tour with Caleb, and it exceeded our expectations. I was in the city for the day with our 3 kids (18, 14, and 11), and they all really enjoyed it--not an easy feat. Caleb was knowledgable and engaging, answering our questions and presenting interesting facts at each location. We felt like we were walking around the city... More 

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Holland, Massachusetts, United States
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22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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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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