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“Wasn't Great, But We'll Try It Again”
Review of Free Tours by Foot

Free Tours by Foot
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Free Tours by Foot is pleased to present "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. We also offer food tours, ghost tours and private tours. Get to know Philadelphia with local tour guides who have a passion for their city.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We did the ghost tour on Saturday evening, 9/15/12. The guide was okay- not great, not terrible. Part of the issue may have been the subject matter, and that would not completely be the guide's fault. It was a ghost tour after all, so that led to about 20% facts and 80% B-S. We will try a different tour, and maybe get the amazing Jenn everyone keeps writing about.

Just as a note of comparison, we did a free tour in Paris a few years ago. That was amazing, partially because, well, it was Paris, but primarily because the guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable and personable. That was not a ghost tour, rather an orientation, so the subject matter lent itself well. Still, my rating is based on a comparison of the Paris tour to this one, combined with having lived in the area of the ghost tour for 15 years, thus being very familiar with the sites visited.

Thank owlyn
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

We had the most amazing time on the tour. We got to see all the sights of historical Philadelphia and learned a lot about the history of the US. Additionally we got to hear a lot of funny and insight stories about the founding fathers and the city itself. Jen, our tour guide was just awesome. She was kind, helpful, interested and most importantly very knowledgable. She gave us directions after the tour was done and we ended up chatting for quite a while before we took off. We found it really cool that with this company you can decide how much the tour is worth and just tip the guide afterwards, great system!

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Jenn did a fantastic job in blistering heat enthusing us with the real Philadelphia.

From food to culture and dips into Philadelphia history both old and new her knowledge was complete and her delivery engaging.

We even got to celebrate the birthday of Dr Physick inventor of the soda pop; complete with free cherry cupcake ;)

Based on how good this was we signed up for another tour the following day.

Rebecca did a great job on another blistering hot day guiding us through historical Philadelphia.

She even rearranged the tour to allow us to witness the re-enactment of the Declaration of Independence the perfect end to all we covered that day.

After both of these we will be signing up for yet more tours hopefully as good as these.

1  Thank macnaus
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Jennifer was our guide and she was knowledgeable, articulate, and interesting. Also gave us helpful tips in regard to where to eat. We covered a lot in a matter of 2 hours. Definitely worth going. Thanks Jennifer.

2  Thank jackoabba
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We took both tours with Jenn and were happy with both. I appreciated the Chinatown tour as Jenn took us to different restaurants and told us about the different offerings in each and gave us her recommendations. We were then free to buy what we wanted instead of other food tours where you have no choice in the food samples. We were a small group on a Sunday afternoon so there wasn't much of an issue with waiting in long lines to buy our own food. We learned a lot and I was very happy we did walking tours as I think we would have missed too much if we had done the same tours by bus.

Thank Donna380
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