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Philadelphia: Buffet Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Cruise

1. Philadelphia: Buffet Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Cruise

See the sights of the city from onboard the Spirit of Philadelphia during a brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise on the Delaware River. Enjoy an attended buffet dining experience as you sail through the city and delight in panoramic views of the skyline. Board your vessel at Penn's Landing and receive a personal greeting. Have your photo taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory before being seated at your private table. Once there, gorge on your brunch, lunch, or dinner buffet which includes an array of dishes and delicacies. Choose from organic mixed field greens salad, organic spinach and kale salad, green bean salad, bean and chickpea salad, red beetroot salad, and more. At the veggie station, opt for roasted broccoli florets, creamed corn and cheddar cheese casserole, baked ziti pasta, and tasty mashed potatoes. For your entree, dine on oven-baked Atlantic flounder fillet, honey and sesame chicken, or Italian beef meatballs. If you’ve still got room for dessert, tuck into some seasonal fruit, fluffy raspberry mousse, lemon pound cake, coconut vanilla cake, and carrot cake. After your meal, sip your cocktail on the spacious outdoor deck as you glide along the river for optimal views of the city. Enjoy music with a live Dj set and take in the sights, including Naval Shipyard and Ben Franklin Bridge.

From New York: Niagara Falls, Washington & Philadelphia Tour

2. From New York: Niagara Falls, Washington & Philadelphia Tour

During your visit to New York, don’t miss the allure of visiting one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls, and two of the nation’s capitals, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. On your first day of this combo tour, you will travel by comfortable bus to Niagara Falls, enjoying the scenic landscape of upstate New York (travel time is approximately 7-8 hours, each way. Upon arrival at your destination, you will begin experiencing the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder of Niagara Falls on board the historic Maid of the Mist boat cruise or from other observation points such as the Gorge Walk or other available observation points (when the Maid of the Mist is not running). During your visit, you will learn about the interesting history of these mighty waters and enjoy spectacular views of the falls from different vantage points. After an unforgettable experience and wonderful memories, you will return to Times Square in Manhattan arriving back between 11:00 PM and midnight. Two days later you will depart again from Times Square now heading south to two of the nation’s capitals. Your first destination visit will be Washington D.C. the current capital, where your tour will begin with a visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial, dedicated to honoring the US Marines. You will continue with a visit to the impressive Lincoln Memorial honoring the president who promoted the abolition of slavery in the United States. Washington D.C. is the center for all three branches of the U.S. government. During this tour, you will stop for a classic outside view of the seat of two of them, the White House, home and office of the U.S. President and the Capitol Building, home of the U.S. Congress and where the laws of this country are made. Your visit to Washington concludes with free time for lunch on your own. Your next destination is the first-ever U.S. capital, chosen during the Revolutionary War, Philadelphia, PA. After an approximately 3-hour journey, you'll arrive directly to Philadelphia's historic Old City neighborhood. Your first stop will be at the Independence National Historical Park where your guide will lead you on a brief walking tour. You will have the opportunity to see some of the main historical sites such as the Liberty Bell, the famous symbol of America's independence, and Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States. It was within its walls that America's founding documents, the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776) and Constitution, were debated and adopted. Your visit to Philadelphia concludes with a stop at the Rocky Steps, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you'll have an opportunity to re-enact the famous scene from the 1976 movie by ascending to the top of the steps.

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

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

Enjoy an all-inclusive city 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. Simply show your Go City 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 attractions include: • 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 • City Hall Tower and Observation Deck • National Museum of American Jewish History • Dark Philly Adult Night Tour • National Liberty Museum/We the People • Longwood Gardens • African American Museum • Rodin Museum • Revolution and Founding Father's Tour • Penn Museum • RiverLink Ferry • Brandywine River Museum of Art • The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum • Independence Walking Tour • Murder by Gaslight - A Walking Tour Mystery 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.

Philadelphia: 2-Hour Mural Tour by Segway

4. Philadelphia: 2-Hour Mural Tour by Segway

Discover the inspiring artistry of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program in a whole new way! See the Northern Liberties, Chinatown and Center City neighborhoods, and marvel at more than 2 unique murals that show the beauty and individuality of Philly, its culture, diversity and its residents.   After a comprehensive training on board your new transportation device, your guide will introduce you to the history of murals in the city, and how they are created.   He or she will explain each mural on your journey and talk about the methods of affixing these great works of art to the walls, as well as some background on each mural, and the artist that put it there.  Your ride will be a perfect balance or art and the pleasure of the ride itself.

Philadelphia: Open-Top Nighttime Bus Tour

5. Philadelphia: Open-Top Nighttime Bus Tour

See the dazzling lights of the city from atop a double-decker bus. This beautiful city has age and wisdom, and buildings steeped in rich history. Cruise by Philadelphia's most iconic buildings, such as the newest addition to the skyline, the Comcast Technology Center. Discover the city as it lights up for the night. From the open-air top deck of the tour bus, you’ll have spectacular views of twinkling lights and top landmarks, like the Philadelphia Museum of Arts, the Bellvue Hotel, and The Kimmel Center. This nighttime bus tour is not a hop-on hop-off activity; simply climb aboard, sit back, and relax during an exciting one hour and 15-minute ride.

Philadelphia: Gayborhood LGBTQ History Guided Walking Tour

6. Philadelphia: Gayborhood LGBTQ History Guided Walking Tour

Discover queer Philly with a local guide on a walking tour. Stroll through Midtown Village, Philadelphia's Gayborhood, and hear about the many historical figures from Philly who have helped make the country a safer space for the LGBTQ community. Begin your tour with a historical journey through the evolution of Pride and how it has changed over the years from a protest to a parade. Continue walking through the Gayborhood and hear about Kyoshi Kuromiya, a famous inventor, architect, and activist. Visit Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni's Room, the nation's longest continuously-operating LGBT-focused bookstore. Learn about its fascinating history and many owners. As you continue through the neighborhood, hear about Barbara Gittings, an LGBTQ pioneer from Philadelphia. Finish your tour with a discussion about the history of racism in the Gayborhood and a tribute to Gloria Casarez, Philadelphia's first director of LGBT Affairs.

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What people are saying about Philadelphia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 77 reviews

This was my first ever Segway experience. As a 65-year-old who is a little afraid of speed, I was quite anxious. I did fine. I really enjoyed the murals. My favorite was the tidal wave on a high school - beautiful! Deshon was amazing! He was very supportive and informative.

The bus tour was great! We hopped on and off to go to museums and all of the tour guides we met were fun, knowledgeable and engaging.

Staff was excellent from start to finish. Food was great. Awesome experience!!!

The convenience of paying once to see multiple attractions was great!

It was easy to use, just present the pass and enjoy.