Center City Holiday Tour

    • 3 hours
    • USPA
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Experience the American festive season on this limited edition Philadelphia tour that celebrates all things Christmas. From outdoor yuletide villages, to holiday-themed light and sound shows, and the greatest window displays in town, it's enough to make the Grinch run and hide.

Highlights

* Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia! 

* Enjoy a festive light and sound show featuring the world’s largest pipe organ

* Learn all about Christmas traditions in Philadelphia from your local guide

* Delight in the lights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the holidays

* Experience some of Philly’s greatest holiday traditions, including an indoor market and traditional Christmas village market

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    The Clothes Pin sculpture at the corner of Market and 15th Streets, opposite Philadelphia's City Hall.
  • Finish:

    Rittenhouse Square, Intersection of 18th St. & Walnut St.
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
 
  • Inclusions:

    Local English-speaking guide, a small snack.
  • Exclusions:

    Personal items, food and drink other than stipulated in inclusions, tips or 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

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Dress standard

A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Bring a waterproof jacket and umbrella in case of rain.

Child policy

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.

Language

English

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.

Itinerary

Get into the festive spirit in this Christmas tour in Philadelphia that will have you Ho Ho Ho-ing all the way home! If you have trouble getting into the swing of the season, we'll have you feeling festive in no time - trust us!
Your Philly tour begins at the Clothes Pin sculpture at the corner of Market and 15th Street, opposite Philadelphia's City Hall, the cultural and geographic heart of Philadelphia's city centre. After you've met your guide, we'll walk into a holiday light and sound show featuring the world’s largest pipe organ. No messing about on this tour, we'll throw you right into Christmas! This show has delighted generations of Philadelphians during the holiday season, and it's sure to have the same effect on you. After the show, we enter a historic railroad terminal and head downstairs to one of the country’s largest and most historic indoor markets. Here, you’ll see a seriously impressive model train set displayed for the holidays, which is sure to take you right back to your childhood and fill you with that festive feeling of wonder! 
As we continue to tour Philadelphia, we head to an iconic public park for one of Philly's fastest growing traditions. Here you’ll visit a traditional outdoor Christmas village, where you’ll have a chance to explore this winter wonderland. You’ll definitely be tempted by the many holiday food and drink choices, no doubt about that! After the village, we’ll treat you to a sweet holiday snack as we walk past the Ben Franklin Parkway with views of the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, a Christmas destination for many Catholics in the Philadelphia area.
Your Philadelphia city tour continues to one of the newest attractions in Philly. You’ll be treated to a spectacular holiday show from one of the world’s largest LED TV screens inside one of Philly’s newest skyscrapers. From there, we enter one of Philly's biggest shopping and restaurant districts. This neighbourhood is always buzzing at this time of year, and while you stroll around you'll catch some views of the fantastic holiday window displays.
The tour concludes at Rittenhouse Square, where you’ll see the beautiful Christmas tree and a view of the church where one of our favorite Christmas carols was written and first performed. From here, you'll have a chance to continue eating, shopping, and exploring, basking in the holiday spirit of Philadelphia.

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