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Philadelphia: Go City All-Inclusive Pass w/ 30+ Attractions

Philadelphia: Go City All-Inclusive Pass w/ 30+ Attractions

Enjoy an all-inclusive pass that gets you into 30 Philadelphia attractions and tours. Just select the number of days you want to sightsee for (1, 2, 3 or 5 days), then enjoy admission to as many included attractions as you want to. With Go City you can save up to 50%* on top Philadelphia attractions, compared to buying individual tickets. Simply show your Philadelphia pass at included attractions or tour for admission and pay nothing at the gate. Activate the pass by visiting your first attraction, then, use it on consecutive calendar days. The Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass includes the following activities: • Hop-on, Hop-off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour • Eastern State Penitentiary • Franklin Institute Science Museum • Philadelphia Museum of Art • National Constitution Center • Betsy Ross House • Adventure Aquarium • Philadelphia Zoo • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia • Barnes Foundation • Academy of Natural Science • Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial • Ghost Tour of Philadelphia • Independence Seaport Museum • Christ Church Burial Ground Tour • Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History • Dark Philly Adult Night Tour • National Liberty Museum • Longwood Gardens • African American Museum • Rodin Museum • Revolution and Founding Father's Tour • Penn Museum • RiverLink Ferry • Brandywine Museum of Art • Philadelphia Movie & Television Tour • South Philly Italian Market Tour • Philadelphia Street Art Tour • Red Rum Theatre: A Murder Mystery Show • Philadelphia Food & Cheesesteak Tour • Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop 1-Day Pass • $20.00 Dining Credit at The Cauldron Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Philadelphia: Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour

Philadelphia: Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour

Climb aboard the double-decker hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and discover the sights of Philadelphia at your own pace. Benefit from the services on an onboard guide and avail of frequent departures every day of the week. Learn the history of the city and its cultural attractions, and hear where the best places to eat and shop are along the way. Follow in the footsteps of "Rocky" and climb the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoy an authentic cheesesteak or retrace the steps of the founding fathers and see where they signed the Declaration of Independence. Sit back and enjoy the 90-minute ride around Philly seeing almost 30 points of interest along the way. Sights you will see: • Independence Visitor Center (northeast corner of 5th and Market Streets) • Betsy Ross House  • U.S. Mint and Ben Franklin’s Grave  • National Constitution Center  • Chinatown (northeast corner of Arch Street at 10th Street) • Reading Terminal Market/Convention Center  • City Hall and Love Park • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul/Sister Cities  • Barnes Foundation (21st Street and Ben Franklin Parkway)  • Rodin Museum • Eastern State Penitentiary • Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art • Philadelphia Zoo  • Please Touch Museum/Memorial Hall/Fairmount Park • Rocky Steps • Philadelphia Museum of Art • Franklin Institute/Logan Circle • The Bellevue/Rittenhouse Square • Academy of Music/Broad Street • Antiques Row (10th and Pine Street) • South Street/Headhouse Square • Vietnam Veterans Memorial • Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing/Columbus Boulevard • Penn's Landing/Waterfront • Old City/Christ Church • Museum of American Jewish History

Philadelphia: Go City Explorer Pass with 3 to 7 Attractions

Philadelphia: Go City Explorer Pass with 3 to 7 Attractions

The Explorer Pass by Go City is a multi-attraction pass that includes admission to 3, 4, 5, or 7 Philadelphia attractions of your choice. There are 30 attractions and tours to choose from and you can save up to 50%* off compared to buying separate attraction tickets. Simply purchase a pass for the number of attractions you want to visit. There's no need to decide which attractions you want to visit before your trip. Just choose as you go from the options included. Visiting your first attraction activates your pass. Then, you’ll have 60 days to use it. Show your pass to get entry and pay nothing at the gate. You'll get all the information you need including attraction descriptions and opening hours on the PDF guide or Go City app. Choose from the following attractions: • Hop-on hop-off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour • Eastern State Penitentiary • Franklin Institute Science Museum • Adventure Aquarium • Philadelphia Zoo • Philadelphia Museum of Art • Philadelphia Food & Cheesesteak Tour • National Constitution Center • Betsy Ross House • Barnes Foundation • Academy of Natural Science • Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial • Ghost Tour of Philadelphia • Independence Seaport Museum • Christ Church Burial Ground Tour • Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History • Dark Philly Adult Night Tour • National Liberty Museum • Longwood Gardens • African American Museum • Rodin Museum • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia • Penn Museum • Brandywine Museum of Art • Red Rum Theatre: A Murder Mystery Show • RiverLink Ferry • Revolution and Founding Father's Tour • Philadelphia Movie & Television Tour • South Philly Italian Market Tour • Philadelphia Street Art Tour • $20.00 Dining Credit at The Cauldron Please note attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Philadelphia: Small Group Night Tour

Philadelphia: Small Group Night Tour

Discover Philadelphia at night on this scenic guided driving tour! Your tour will begin with your friendly local guide picking you up directly from your hotel. You will enjoy passing by key historical points of interest such as the Betsy Ross House, the Ben Franklin Burial, the First Bank, and the Ben Franklin House on your way to Independence Hall. Step back in time while at Independence Hall, which is known as the birthplace of America, and is most famous for its role in American independence. While there, you will be able to view the historic Liberty Bell. Easily recognizable because of its crack, the Liberty Bell remains significant today for its message of liberty. Abolitionists, women's suffrage activists, civil rights leaders and others have all used this bell as their symbol in the fight for equality. At Independence Hall you will also see the Second Bank, which houses a collection of over 100 portraits, many of them by 18th Century artist Charles Willson Peale. Marvel at the Greek Revival architecture and the faces of the leaders of the Revolutionary Era. You can’t go to Philadelphia without making a stop at the Rocky Steps. A near-constant flow of people arrive daily at the bottom of the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to snap a picture with the Rocky statue, originally created for a scene in Rocky III and now a real-life monument for the beloved fictional hero. Running up the grand stairway, mimicking the famous two-arms-raised salute, and soaking up the view of the city is a must while in Philadelphia. You’ll also get a chance to see the Washington Monument Fountain and The Oval while you’re there. Don’t forget to take photos! Your guide will take you on a scenic city drive, passing by such points of interest as Love Park, Rodin Museum, Barnes Foundation, Franklin Institute, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul, City Hall, Reading Terminal Market, and Eastern State Penitentiary. What’s a trip to Philadelphia without trying a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich? You will head to South Philly to Check out Philly’s Sports hub before stopping to grab this tasty snack (Optional). After a full day of adventure, your guide will return you to your downtown Philadelphia hotel where you can unwind and reflect on your memories from the day.

Philadelphia: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Philadelphia: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Embark on an immersive journey through the rich history, vibrant culture, and iconic landmarks of Philadelphia, the birthplace of American independence. This self-guided audio tour offers you the freedom to explore at your own pace while delving deep into the captivating stories and significant moments that have shaped this historic city. As you wander through the streets of Philadelphia, you'll be accompanied by informative and engaging narration that brings the city's past to life. From the cobblestone streets of Old City to the towering skyline of Center City, each step will unveil a new chapter in Philadelphia's storied past. Discover the legacy of the Founding Fathers as you visit Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were both signed. Stand in awe beneath the shadow of the Liberty Bell, an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy. Trace the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin as you explore his former residence and learn about his groundbreaking contributions to science, politics, and diplomacy. Marvel at the architectural splendor of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, made famous by the iconic "Rocky Steps." Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of South Street and Northern Liberties, where art, culture, and cuisine converge to create a unique tapestry of urban life. Indulge your senses with a taste of Philly's famous cheesesteaks and immerse yourself in the city's thriving food scene. Learn more about the top 16 tourist attractions in Philadelphia. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central location then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Eastern State Penitentiary 2. Philadelphia Museum of Art 3. Rocky Statue 4. Rodin Museum 5. Barnes Foundation 6. The Franklin Institute 7. Mütter Museum 8. Reading Terminal Market 9. National Constitution Center 10. Liberty Bell Center 11. Independence National Historical Park 12. Independence Hall 13. National Museum of American Jewish History 14. Museum of the American Revolution 15. Elfreth's Alley 16. Please Touch Museum Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply a curious traveler, the Philadelphia Self-Guided Audio Tour offers an unforgettable experience that will deepen your appreciation for this remarkable city. So, grab your headphones, press play, and let the journey begin!

Philadelphia Museums self-guided walking tour scavenger hunt

Philadelphia Museums self-guided walking tour scavenger hunt

Are you looking for things to do around the Philadelphia Museum district? Indeed, our 3-hour self-guided walking tour and scavenger hunt takes you to see all the sights! Walk from City Hall to the Philadelphia Museum of Art all while taking a few side trips and proposing challenges at every leg. All the while, you will learn some local history and get valuable local tips. Things to do in Philadelphia, the (regular) Museum District Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 4.3 km / 2.7 mi self-guided walking tour with many varied challenges. It should take you 3 hours to complete and ends near the start location. - A fun learning experience - Learn some local history - Challenge your knowledge: 36 varied challenges - Fun for all ages, kids included - Walk at your own pace: 4.3 km / 2.7 mi - Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt

New York to Philadelphia Day Trip by Rail

New York to Philadelphia Day Trip by Rail

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, welcomes you on a special one-day visit. Depart on the early train from Pennsylvania Station, New York and in under 2 hours you'll be at Philadelphia's 30th Street station, just blocks away from some of the most iconic historic sites in America.  Join a hop-on hop-off tour for access to many points of interest in and around the city. Visit Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Carpenter House, and other historic sites. Or visit some of the wonderful museums in the area including the new National Constitution Center and the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Some of the oldest churches and synagogues are in the historic area as well. If history isn't your thing, visit the famous Eastern State Penitentiary, the Simeone Foundation Automobile Museum, the famed Barnes Foundation museum and so much more.  Take a load off your feet for an hour or two by having an included 2-course lunch at the Hard Rock cafe with Priority Seating. After a day of shopping, dining and sightseeing, walk around historic 30th Street rail station and enjoy some coffee and pastries before your relaxing rail trip back to New York City.

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I went with my preteen to Philadelphia and we used the Go City Pass for a two-day pass that gave us access to over 30 attractions, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Museum of the American Revolution, the Franklin Institute, and more. The pass was worth the money, saving us money and time at admissions. However, looking back, I felt that we may have overdone it. We tried to pack in as much as we could in two days and we ended up feeling rushed and exhausted. It probably would have been wiser to do less and allow for more learning and absorption of the information. Some of the attractions were crowded and noisy, which made it hard to enjoy them fully. Recommendation: I would recommend the Go City Pass to anyone who wants to see a lot of attractions in a short time and save money.

Highly recommend this excursion!! I booked it to pass the time during my 6 hour flight layover and it turned out to be the best part of my trip. The tour was packed with interesting information, many beautiful and historical stops, and the staff were professional, friendly and helpful. The included airport shuttle was a nice plus. Will do it again when I have more time!

I have bought Go city All-inclusive pass and was impressed.I visited 4 places(cause I travelled on foot) and didn't pay anything.Totally saved 65$ visiting all 4 locations.I recommend this app for planning your trips.

This was an awesome experience. It overpassed my expectations. Jared is an excellent tour guide, congratulations.

This tour was informative and fun! Strongly advise!