Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours

A Philadelphia sightseeing tour is the best way to see, learn about and experience the diverse city of Philadelphia. Whether you're spending a few days or just have an hour or two in the city, there is a Philadelphia sightseeing tour to meet your needs.

The great thing about these tours is that you can purchase your tickets on line and print them right at home. No shipping or hidden costs - everything (including tax) is already in the price!

Philadelphia trolley

Victorian Trolley Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia

See 20 Philly attractions in style when you board this comfortable, open-air trolley. Experienced tour guides will enlighten and entertain during this 90 minute, fully narrated sightseeing tour.

Your ticket is actually a 24 hour pass with unlimited on/off privileges at any of the trolley's 20 stops, so you can explore your favorite Philly attractions, shops and restaurants at your leisure.

Tours depart from 5th and Market Streets, directly across from Independence National Historical Park. Free shuttle service to the trolley departure point is offered from several center city hotels and locations from 9:00am - 4:30pm.

The Victorian Trolley Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia makes the following stops:

  • Stop 1. Independence Visitor's Centre
  • Stop 2. Betsy Ross House
  • Stop 3. National Constitution Center
  • Stop 4. Chinatown
  • Stop 5. Hard Rock Cafe
  • Stop 6. City Hall
  • Stop 7. Basilica of St Peter And St Paul
  • Stop 8. Rodin Museum
  • Stop 9. "Rocky's Steps" Museum of Art
  • Stop 10. Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Stop 11. Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Stop 12. Philadelphia Zoo
  • Stop 13. Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • Stop 14. Logan Circle
  • Stop 15. Academy of Music
  • Stop 16. Antiques Row
  • Stop 17. South Street/Head House Square
  • Stop 18. Society Hill Sheraton
  • Stop 19. Penn's Landing/waterfront
  • Stop 20. Old City/Christ Church

    Philadelphia Sightseeing Trolley Tour Details

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    Philadelphia Sightseeing Bus Tour

    Hop aboard an authentic London Double Decker Bus with an Open-Top deck for a unique view of Philadelphia's attractions. Like the trolley tour, this is a fully narrated, 90 minute tour with on/off privileges at any of the tour's 20 stops - good for a 24 hour period.

    The sightseeing bus tour features the same stops as the trolley tour (see stops detailed above) and departs from the same location. It also offers a courtesy shuttle from several center city locations.

    Philly Attractions By Double Decker Bus Details

    Philadelphia carriage ride

    Carriage Tour of Philadelphia

    The carriage tour is hands-down the most romantic way to see the sights of Philadelphia. Choose from a 20, 30 or 60 minute tour. All tours are on private coaches with stately draft horses and certified drivers who will provide historical tales. These tours are also a favorite with families.

    All of the carriage tours include a ride through the beautiful tree-lined streets of Philadelphia's Independence National Historic Park. The 30 minute tour also includes a ride through Society Hill, a well-known Philadelphia neighborhood that houses the largest collection of original 18th century homes and churches. Those opting for the 60 minute tour will also ride through Old City and past the Betsy Ross House.

    Philadelphia carriage tours depart from 5th and Chestnut Streets.

    Philadelphia Carriage Tour Details and Tickets

    Macys Philadelphia

    Macy's Center City Historic Tour

    The new Macy's Center City Historic Tour is a "must-do" activity for historians and shoppers alike. Offered daily at 3:00pm, the tour offers a peek inside nearly 100 years of retailing history.

    Macys Philadelphia store is located in the famous Wanamaker Building and boasts 141,000 square feet. The store houses the Grand Organ - the largest playable instrument in the world. The pipe organ has the capabilities of three symphony orchestras. Concerts are preformed daily, except Sundays.

    Visitors to Macys Philadelphia during the holiday season can enjoy the famous holiday light show and Dickens Village.

    Tour guests will receive an 11% off coupon and Macy's Signature Tote with each ticket purchase.

    Macys Philadelphia Tour Details and Tickets

    Philadelphia City Pass

    Philadelphia City Pass

    Looking for a Philadelphia sightseeing bargain? Check out Philly City Pass. One low ticket price gets you access to 6 famous Philly attractions along with 24 hour on/off privileges on Philly's famous trolley which stops at 20 different attractions. Overall, you'll save about 50% over what you would pay to buy individual attraction tickets.

    Personally, we think one of the best benefits of the Philadelphia City Pass is that it allows you to bypass the ticket lines at many attractions. The ticket booklet also contains information on attraction hours, transportation and insider tips to make the most of your visit.

    Philadelphia City Pass includes admission to:

    • Philadelphia Zoo
    • The Franklin Institute Science Museum
    • Adventure Aquarium
    • Philadelphia Trolley Works and Double Decker Buses
    • The Academy of Natural Sciences OR The National Constitution Center
    • Eastern State Penitentiary or Please Touch Museum

    Insider Tip: Be sure to keep all tickets in your ticket booklet. They will be removed by the ticket agent at each attraction. Tickets are void if removed from the booklet in advance.

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    Philadelphia sightseeing tour features and policies subject to change. Please verify features directly with the tour operator.