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Philadelphia Urban Adventures

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Philadelphia Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Philadelphia. They range from 2 hour to 1 day adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the...more
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229 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1974
City Centre East
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+1 215-280-3746
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 August 2015

My family booked the 2 hour "History in HD" tour for our first trip to Philadelphia. We ended up being the only people on the tour, and had an absolutely fantastic time! Our tour guide Josh was so knowledgable, and he really tailored the tour...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 July 2015

While our tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable, I felt this walking tour was somehow lacking. I would have liked us to stay more on the beaten path in the footsteps of the founding fathers, hearing more behind the scenes and interesting stories about...More

1  Thank donnamour1969
PHLUA, Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2015

Thank you very much for your feedback, it's much appreciated. We were disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy the tour. The "Founding Fathers" label is that of one of our ticket distributors, and we will look at the site's description again to make sure...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Our Guide Evan did an amazing job showing us around and great information. She was excited about everything, and super out going! Had a great time and the drink at the end was a perfect touch!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great tour. Tour guide, Chuck was awesome. Lived in the neighborhood so really knew the local stuff and also knew the background history. Fascinating tour. Thanks chuck! Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I had a great time on the History to Happy Hour Urban Adventure. Our guide, Alex, was very friendly, knowledgeable, and determined to make sure everyone had a fun adventure. We learned a lot about the history and buildings within the historic...More

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Evan was our tour guide for a 2 hour walking tour of the old city. She was a great source of historic and architectural information. Evan encouraged questions and was attentive and fun. We finished our tour with some great beer at Campos. If you...More

Thank Debora S
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks, Debora! We hope we'll see you again, maybe on one of our other walking tours of the city!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour was enjoyable and informative. Our guide was very engaging and knowledgeable, and shared not only the history, but insights about the founding fathers that added a personal touch to the tour.

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Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So glad to hear you had a great historic walking tour with Evan! Look us up anytime you're travelling, as we have lots of walking, scuba diving, and biking tours all over the world!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived in Philadelphia the weekend of the end of daylight savings time so it was dark by 5:00. If that is the only time you can take this tour, don't let it deter you! It was wonderful. Our tour guide, Dick was incredible. He...More

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Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Philly is so beautiful at night. And we're delighted Dick could show off our lovely historic district. We've got tons more evening tours (as well as day tours, if you want to switch it up) all over the world, so don't forget to use your...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Dick, our tour guide, was incredible! He had a real passion for making the history come alive and was patient with any questions. Truly worth every penny.

Thank lillybeth536
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

As Ben Franklin said, "A penny saved is a penny that shoul'dve gone to Dick for his amazing tours". I'm paraphrasing, but we, Dick, and I'm sure Ben Franklin really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you back in Philly again sometime!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Italian Market Immersion Tour as part of our Philadelphia Go Pass, and it was one of the best things that we did during our trip to Philadelphia!! Our tour guide Annett was awesome. She led us through back alleyways to see amazing...More

1  Thank Debbie S
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Yes it is! We couldn't agree with you more, both about the fascinating neighborhood down there and our beloved guide Annett. We do hope you'll continue to take tours within our Urban Adventures network and maybe see you back here in Philly to try out...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited Philadelphia and this was the first activity of the trip. I can honestly say, it was worth the money. Our tour guide, Chuck, was so much fun and very knowledgeable. He really embodied the spirit of the city in how he spoke...More

1  Thank Jon M
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We love love love when we are travellers' first experience coming into Philly! We really believe in immersive tours, connecting our travellers with the locals, representing for our awesome city, and making the most of your visit. Thanks so much for your review - we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took the Italian Market Walking Tour with Chuck using a Philadelphia Pass. There was some confusion with the Philadelphia Pass where it was coming up expired. Luckily, we were still allowed to go on the tour. Thank goodness, because this was...More

1  Thank Victoria M
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're gonna print this and frame it and hang it at our store. Thanks a ton for telling us about your amazing tour with Chuck, Italian Market guide extraordinaire, and we're really happy that our great partners at Philadelphia Pass were on point helping you...More

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thejiggse
3 December 2016|
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Response from PHLUA | Property representative |
We do! Our tours operate rain or shine, so make sure you have good rain gear, umbrella, etc. to stay as dry as possible. Also, our guides are great at making the tour flexible based on the conditions, including adding more... More
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vicnval
27 January 2015|
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Response from PHLUA | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your interest in our tours! The Urban Adventures tours are all walking tours, and some with public transit included with a guide. Cost per person varies - We offer 5 tours ranging from $25 to $39 per... More
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vicnval
27 January 2015|
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Response from PHLUA | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you so much for reaching out! Our Urban Adventures tours are all walking and/or public transportation with a guide. For 16 year-old young ladies, I'd recommend either the Markets, Mosaics & Magic tour or our... More
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