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Beyond the Bell Tours

Philadelphia, PA, USA
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About Beyond the Bell Tours
Come with us on a two hour walking tour of Philadelphia to learn about the people, controversies and untold stories that have formed the city. We'll share stories you can't get anywhere else, taking you deep under the skin of Philadelphia.
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Tours and Tickets by Beyond the Bell Tours
Philly Classic: Historical Walking Tour of Old City
Hit all the main sites in historic Old City and Independence Park, but hear it all from the perspectives often left out of mainstream tourism. If you have any questions or would like to request a private tour - feel free to reach out! We accommodate time requests, content requests and private parties with special pricing.
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2 hours
from $49.00
Badass Women's History Tour
Focus on the female history-makers of Philadelphia on this history tour. With a small group of just 10 people or fewer, stroll through historic Philadelphia and learn about female pioneers in medicine, politics, and other change-makers. A small group means you'll have plenty of time to ask questions and you'll enjoy personalized attention.
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2 hours
from $49.00
LGBTQ History Tour
On this two-hour walking tour, we'll discuss the people and institutions that have put Philly on the map as one of the most queer-friendly cities in the country (and in the world)!

Tour includes:

Barbara Gittings, "Gay Pioneer"

Alain Locke, Father of the Harlem Renaissance

Gay Bookstore, Giovanni's Room

Queer folks in politics

and more!

Wheel Chair Accessible upon request.
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1 to 2 hours
from $49.00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Within the first 5 minutes of the tour, at the same spot near Independence Hall where I had been for several school tours in my younger years, I had already learned something new about a city I’ve lived near for 15 years. Ever heard of...More

Date of experience: January 2020
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beyondthebelltours, Owner at Beyond the Bell Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow! This is so kind. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our Badass Women's History tour! I'm so happy it stuck with you. Hope to see you on another tour soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Engaging and thought-provoking tour. Definitely time well spent exploring the city in wonderful company. Becca and Joey are friendly, knowledgeable, welcoming, professional, and fun. Learned a lot about the history of the city that is primarily unknown by the general public, and have a greater...More

Date of experience: January 2020
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beyondthebelltours, Owner at Beyond the Bell Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for these kind words. I'm so glad you appreciated the tour and enjoyed your time with Rebecca and Joey! See you on another tour soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous experience on the Philly Classic Tour! We walked all over the place and learned about historic figures we never knew about. Our tour guide was informative, thoughtful, and fun to spend time with. My 10-year old and 8-year old said they...More

Date of experience: January 2020
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beyondthebelltours, Owner at Beyond the Bell Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with Rebecca! Hope to see you on another tour soon!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My tour with Joey was equal parts educational and engaging! The stories of Philadelphia's female pioneers are incredible and deserve to be heard by all. Joey is a thoughtful guide and historian, presenting the past with honesty and care. His drive to question and challenge...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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beyondthebelltours, Owner at Beyond the Bell Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with Joey! Hope to see you on another tour soon!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely loved Joey's LGBTQ history tour of the Gayborhood. I've lived in Philly for a few years and frequent the neighborhood; I really enjoyed the hidden gems we spotted on the tour. If there was anything that our group wanted to see Joey was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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beyondthebelltours, Owner at Beyond the Bell Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with Joey! Hope to see you on another tour soon!!

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Chris B
July 21, 2019|
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Response from beyondthebelltours | Property representative |
Hi Chris! Unfortunately, we do not offer the tours in Mandarin.
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