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The Soul of Center City
- 3 Hours
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You haven't lived until you've heard the world's largest pipe organ in full swing! Hear the pipe organ, track down a cupcake truck in Love Park, scoff a Philly pretzel, visit an iconic cheese shop, and admire some of the city's finest public art and grand homes, all on this Philadelphia tour.
* Experience the rich and diverse architecture of Philadelphia's civic buildings, shopping centers, train terminals, fountains, churches, museums and theatres.
* Taste food from around the world at Reading Terminal Market and stop when you'd like for a chance to eat some of Philly's classic street food.
* Hear a concert from the world's largest pipe organ, enjoy a moment viewing some of Philly's finest murals, and immerse yourself in the culture of one of America's most vibrant cities on a local day tour experience.
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact our office at 215-280-3746 to confirm your day tour in Philadelphia 24 hours prior to departure. This is a formality and the tour will still run unless we contact you at the contact points you have provided.
A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Make sure to check the weather report for rain!
Children are defined as those between the ags of 6 and 12 years of age.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers 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.
The tour begins at the Clothes Pin sculpture at the corner of Market and 15th Streets opposite Philadelphia's City Hall, the cultural and geographic heart of Center City Philadelphia. Head east and walk straight into a concert at the Wanamaker Building, where, on most days, you'll hear a performance of the world's largest pipe organ. After the concert, we head to the historic Reading Railroad Terminal and then downstairs where you might be inspired to grab a snack at the dynamic Reading Terminal Market.
From the Market, we head to Love Park for one of Philly's best photo ops and a chance for another bite to eat and if we're lucky, dessert at the cupcake truck. We then head up the Ben Franklin Parkway lined with flags from all around the world. Logan Square is our next stop and we'll walk into the breathtaking Basilica of St. Peter & St. Paul, across the square and the Swann Fountain, and into the grand lobby of the Franklin Institute.
The tour continues to one of the newest attractions in Philly, the massive LED TV screen at The Comcast Building. From there, we enter one of Philly's biggest shopping and restaurant districts. You'll be introduced to an iconic Italian cheese shop, followed by a stop at the Philly Pretzel Factory for a snack of a hot soft Philly pretzel.
The tour brings you to Broad Street, aka Avenue of the Arts. Here, you'll get a sense of some classic and modern architecture from Philly's banks, hotels, theatres, and social clubs. You'll stroll into Midtown Village and view a few of Philly's fantastic public murals.
After the murals, stop at one of Philly's newest theatres, the Kimmel Center. You'll then have a chance to cool down with water ice, a classic Philadelphia treat as we walk through the beautiful residential neighborhood of Rittenhouse. The tour concludes at Rittenhouse Square, where you'll have a chance to continue eating, shopping, and exploring.