Books & Cooks (Weekends)

    • 3 Hours
    • USUBC2
    • Total price tool tip
    • *Approx package price

Combine street food and brain food on this Philadelphia tour that takes in the hallowed halls of academia, the glory of the grand terminal, the worship of college basketball, and the fun of food trucking!


* Satisfy your mind and body by visiting some of Philadelphia's universities as well as the city's best food trucks!

* Stroll through Philly's campuses and marvel at their beauty and history

* Discover Philly's food trucks and indulge in the city's best street food

* Take a peek into some of the most iconic college sports venues

* Meander through a neighbourhood filled with Victorian architecture

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Inside 30th Street Station, near the center of the station next to the WWII Memorial
  • Finish:

    Clark Park or Baltimore Ave. Trolley Station
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    Local English-speaking guide, trolley token.
  • Exclusions:

    Food or snacks from the food trucks, tips and gratuities for your guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

Please contact Philadelphia Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.



Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.


Get a healthy dose of nutrition for you body and brain on this Philadelphia city tour that takes you through the city's iconic university campuses and finds Philly food trucks along the way. If only school lessons were like this, right?! 
Your Philadelphia tour begins at the city's largest transport hub, 30th Street Station, where you'll get a glimpse of the fine architecture inside the grand terminal, and you'll be in the centre of the action for all the of transport passing through Philadelphia. Once you've met your local guide, we'll leave the station and take a walk towards our first stop. 
We'll quickly reach Drexel University, where we'll pop into one of their new green quads and stop at their gorgeous Main Building, the first building that existed on this campus. We'll continue our walk past one of the city's most famous music venues, and underneath the highline where the trains pass by high above us - a thrilling experience to say the least!
Next on this Philadelphia city tour enter Penn Park, which has one of the best spots to catch a view of the stunning Philly skyline. Next up we have a great stop for sports lovers as we pass by some of the most legendary college sports venues in the USA - you might even get to see inside one of them and into the museum. If you're a fan of basketball, you won't want to miss this!
From there we head to to the heart of Penn's campus, the very first public university in the USA. We'll take you past the architectural wonder that is the library, as well as the home of the very first Student Union in the USA, and a spot that is definitely in the running for most beautiful college campus in the country!
From there, we continue deeper into the neighborhood. We walk past Woodlands Cemetery, one of the city's most historic burial grounds, through University of the Sciences, then into a residential neighborhood with some beautiful Victorian architecture.
We then arrive at Clark Park, where you may well find some food trucks! You'll get your pick of the finest street food around and have a chance to rest your legs while tucking into some delicious Phildelphia food. From the park, we finish this Philadelphia food tour tour with a view of Baltimore Avenue's restaurants, cafes, shops, and markets, where you can happily reflect on all that you've seen.
To finish up, we'll arrive at the trolley stop and your local guide will provide a token for each person, which is valid for one ride in the city. This street trolley ride is a unique experience and you'll have the option to ride back to 30th Street Station or continue into the city centre. If you need a hand in finding your way back to your accommodation, your guide will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. 

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