1. United States
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. Philadelphia
  4. Betsy Ross House

From History to Happy Hour Tour with Award-Winning Beer

Product ID: 82014
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Discover Philly's legendary history along with its epic beer scene on this adventure through Philly's major landmarks and into its famed bars, pubs, and microbreweries.
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Duration: 4.5 hours
Starting time 2:30 PM
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  • Explore a history-drenched neighborhood and view some of the iconic sights of Philadelphia
  • Get a whistle-stop tour of all the major Philadelphia sights, as well as a couple of hidden gems
  • Sip on Philadelphia's finest local beers with a bite of local food in the city's friendliest watering holes
  • Experience a diverse mix of bars while tasting the best of Philadelphia's craft beers, regional breweries, and microbrews
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You’ll start your Philadelphia tour at the Philly Tour Hub, where you'll meet your guide and see some great local art and photography inside this historic space. Outside, you’ll see the Betsy Ross House and hear stories of the birth of the American flag. From there, weave through the charming back alleys of Old City, and walk down the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country. 

As you walk through Old City, you’ll get a taste of this vibrant neighborhood and pass some of the trendiest pubs, clubs, cafés, and shopping in Philly. You'll also get a chance to see some great art galleries and fantastic historic, industrial architecture along the way. 

You'll also get some great views of the site of Ben Franklin's home as the tour continues through Philly’s Historic District. Past Franklin Court, you’ll be greeted with views of Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center, and the U.S. Mint. Walk across the Mall and into the President's House Site, home to George Washington and John Adams during Philly's tenure as our nation's capital. 

From there pass the Liberty Bell, where we might get a chance to go inside for pictures. Continue this Philadelphia city tour to a spot where (on weekdays only) you can grab a view of Maxfield Parrish's Dream Garden mosaic mural.  Then off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn and possibly a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

Continue through Independence National Park and the must-see front yard of Independence Hall, the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. Your guide will also share knowledge of Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, the Second Bank of the US, and Carpenter's Hall. 

Then, after all that history, it’s time for happy hour! Travel by subway to the very heart of modern Philadelphia, City Hall, and step out onto the streets of Center City Philly, where you'll discover some of the sights and sounds of Philadelphia as people are finishing up their workday. At this time of day, many a Philly local will be bee-lining for the closest happy hour, and you'll do the same! You’ll have the option to visit the oldest continuously operating bar in Philadelphia, a classic dive bar, an Irish pub with local flair, a modern beer café, and many other neighborhood bars and pubs. At each location, your guide will talk about the history of these bars and why they are so popular. 

One drink at each bar is included with the tour, as well as a pub or street snack. And the bars you will visit all have one thing in common: a taste for Philadelphia's local craft beers and breweries! You'll quickly find out why Philadelphia is one of America's best beer cities, and learn the names and tastes of brewers such as Philadelphia Brewing Co., Victory, Yards, Troegs, Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Dogfish Head, Nodding Head, and Dock Street Brewing Co. 

From your final pub, you’ll be able to continue on your own Philly beer journey or grab some dinner at one of Philadelphia's many great restaurants nearby.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Public transportation during the tour
  • Historic site admission fee (when applicable)
  • 3 beers
  • 1 snack
  • National Park guided tour fee
  • Surprise local treat
What’s Not Included
  • Personal shopping and souvenirs
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

Religious Liberty Statue at the southeast corner of 5th and Market streets, 101 South Independence Mall East.

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For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Travellers under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.

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Product ID: 82014