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Philadelphia Small-Group Holiday Tour provided by Philadelphia Urban Adventures

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Philadelphia Small-Group Holiday Tour
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
As the year winds down, Philadelphia brings out its holiday attire—and on this tour, you’ll have the rare chance to see the city’s most festive and ephemeral attractions in a single afternoon. With just a small group for company, follow your guide to Center City’s essential holiday highlights. Take in the music of one of the world’s largest organs, visit a bustling Christmas market, and enjoy other seasonal sightseeing opportunities.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1400 John F Kennedy Blvd
    1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    1400 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19102 We will meet at Center of the City Hall Courtyard (at the compass / map)
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  • Pass by
    City Hall Visitor Center
    Dilworth Park
    Reading Terminal Market
    Wanamaker Organ
    Rittenhouse Square
    Comcast Experience
    Love Park
    Logan Circle
    Sister Cities Park
    Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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    Philadelphia Urban Adventures
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    You'll be guided by one of our fantastic guides
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  • You'll end at
    Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Highlights
  • A small-group tour makes for a personal way to discover
  • See the city’s top holiday attractions, on display for only a limited time
  • Hear a live performance of one of the world’s largest organs
  • Enjoy the opportunity to shop for seasonal gifts and treats (own expense)
What to Expect
Meet your guide right outside City Hall and get ready to see Center City’s festive highlights. With just a small group for company, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the sights up close. First up is Reading Terminal Market: a bustling indoor marketplace and a US National Historic Landmark. Browse the dozens of vendors and grab a bite to eat (own expense), and see the model train that’s only displayed during the holiday season. Next, it’s a short walk to the Wanamaker Building, which houses one of the world’s largest pipe organs. Settle in for a festive concert experience. From there, you’ll stroll to Rittenhouse Square: a scenic public park and, for just a few weeks every year, home to a glittering Christmas tree. Continue to the Comcast Building, where you’ll experience another kind of light show, courtesy of its lobby’s soaring LED screens. The tour concludes at the Christmas Village in LOVE Park, where you’ll have time at your leisure to shop, snack, and soak up the atmosphere.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Inclusions
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Snack
  • Entry/Admission - Philadelphia Urban Adventures
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • There are times when certain sites close and we can't visit. We will attempt to give you this information at the start of the tour where possible. Please note that the Christmas village will be closed the week of December 26 to December 31.
  • Maximum group size is 12, but we can add another guide if the group exceeds this number.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Isa V wrote a review Jun 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania5 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellwnt tour of our city via Segway: Amazing & beautiful historical tour & view of Philadelphia.We have a phenominal city for locals & tourist. Outstanding tour group and hughky recommwnded. Isa
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Small-Group Holiday Tour
Responded Jun 8, 2019
Thanks for your review, Isa! We really appreciate it. Come back and Segway with us anytime!
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susan wrote a review Dec 2018
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A tiny lanyard was only way to identify the guide at the meeting point, who actually said, "How could you miss this big red coat?" The guide had lots of fluffy enthusiasm which did not make up for minimal information. The route and sights of the tour itself seemed
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Date of experience: December 2018
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wayneferguson wrote a review Sep 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom1 contribution
We had an excellent 2 hour tour with Adam, this guy was so passionate about Philadelphia and its history it really was worth every penny and above all he was a genuine person who loves is job. Wayne & Julie - Leeds
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Clive35 wrote a review Jan 2018
Louisiana72 contributions29 helpful votes
We took this tour a few days after Christmas on our first day in Philly, and it was really unique and fun. I had never dealt with Urban Adventures, but will do so in the future. Very organized and on the ball. Our tour guide Nina, a Philly native, was so knowledgeable and
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from Kendra L, Customer Experience Manager at Philadelphia Small-Group Holiday Tour
Responded Jan 8, 2018
Hi Clive! Thanks so much for your review of our Holiday Tour! We always love to hear from first time Urban Adventures travelers and we're so glad that you'd be interested in taking another tour with us - you've got plenty of options, we're in over 150 cities around the world! Nina is such a pro, we love her too. And, despite the cold, this is always such a great tour, so we're glad you agree. Thanks again and happy new year!
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Laryjp wrote a review Dec 2017
Penns Park, Pennsylvania1 contribution1 helpful vote
Extremely knowledgeable guide ( Chuck). Children to 80 yo in our group. Pace was perfect. Best way to stroll an area. Ask for Chuck!
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brenda0428
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Had so much fun
We went on 1/16 and Nina was our tour guide... she gave us a history of 9th street along with other fun facts about
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D2014FZjuliad
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Loved the history!
This was an amazing tour! Josh Silver was a great tour guide and had incredible knowledge of the city! The history
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Local view of Philly
Walking through the Italian market was amazing and the art work throughout the city was spectacular. Our tour guide
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Peggykerr
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Fabulous Italian market tour
Our tour guide, Nicole Novack was extremely knowledgeable of the area. She was excellent and super informative abo
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Bastet15
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Excellent tour
Really awesome tour of Old City Guide was very informative and had interesting facts about the area and sights Que
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622lilyr
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Fabulous one on one tour
Josh was an amazing tour guide! The tour was extremely factual and the tour seemed to be geared toward the interest
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mb6365
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9th Street Italian Market tour
Our guide/chef was excellent. She grew up in the area. She knew the people and food. After living in the Philadelp
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aaushana
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Great tour!
This was a wonderful walking tour to learn the history of Philadelphia’s most historic part of town. Our guide, How
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never2Late2gO
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Can't say enough great things
This was a perfect intro to this beautiful city. Mike, the guide, was so amazing and knowledgeable. The driving t
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838tracir
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BEST.DAY.EVER with Howard!
A short stay in Philadelphia was jam packed with knowledge , fun and sightseeing on this walking tour. We could not
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mcubed
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Fun tour with Nina
This was our second tour with Nina during our week in Philadelphia (we also took the History in HD tour with her).
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mcubed
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Great Philly ice breaker
There was just two of us on this tour so it was like having a private guide. Nina was friendly and knowledgeable an
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508randyj
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Excellent Tour
Incredible tour. Our guide brought American history back to life! We truly enjoyed hearing about our founding fath
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263travisa
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Wonderfully immersive and insightful
Chuck was awesome. Knew all the intricacies of the neighborhood and brought a ton of local perspective to the tour.
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263travisa
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Wonderful Tour
My wife and I chose to do a tour on our first visit to Philly. Howard was an incredibly knowledgeable guide and cat
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