Combine street food and brain food on this Philadelphia tour that takes in the hallowed halls of academia, the glory of the grand terminal, the worship of college sports, and the fun of food trucking!
Availability: Daily through 11/24 – 12/31, excluding Christmas Day
Duration: 3 hours
Start Time: 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Start Location: Dilworth Park – at the Rosa Blanca Cafe
End Location: Love Park – Christmas Village
Tour Group Size: 12 people maximum per guide
Inclusions: A small snack of the guide’s choosing.
Exclusions: Personal shopping, additional food, drink, and gratuity.
Center City Holiday Tour Details
Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia! Delight in the lights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the holidays – including enjoying a festive show of classic Christmas songs featuring the world’s largest pipe organ! You experience some of Philly’s greatest holiday traditions, both inside and out, all while hearing some fantastic Philadelphia info from your local guide!
Get into the festive spirit on this Christmas tour in Philadelphia that will have you ho ho ho-ing all the way home! We’ll have you feeling festive in no time — trust us!
Your Philly tour begins at Philadelphia’s City Hall, the cultural and geographic heart of Philadelphia’s city center. After you’ve met your guide, you’re introduced to Dilworth Park as you watch ice skaters with the iconic City Hall as the backdrop. We walk from there up to a historic railroad terminal and head downstairs to one of the country’s largest and most historic indoor markets. Here, you see a seriously impressive model train set displayed for the holidays, which is sure to take you right back to your childhood and fill you with that festive feeling of wonder.
Next, we arrive at a holiday light and sound show featuring the world’s largest pipe organ, a show that has delighted generations of Philadelphians during the holiday season.
From there, we enter one of Philly’s biggest shopping and restaurant districts. This neighborhood is always buzzing at this time of year, and as you stroll, you catch some views of the fantastic holiday window displays. The tour continues toward Rittenhouse Square, where you see the beautiful Christmas tree and a view of the church where one of our favorite Christmas carols was written and first performed.
Your Philadelphia city tour continues to one of the newest attractions in the city. You’re treated to a spectacular holiday show from one of the world’s largest LED TV screens inside one of Philly’s newest skyscrapers.
After the show, we walk toward the Ben Franklin Parkway with views of Logan Square, Sister Cities Park, and the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, a Christmas destination for many Catholics in the Philadelphia area.
The holiday tour concludes at an iconic public park for one of Philly’s fastest growing traditions. Here, you visit a traditional outdoor Christmas village, and have a chance to explore this winter wonderland (and be tempted by the many holiday food and drink choices!). From here, you have a chance to continue eating, shopping, and exploring, and basking in the holiday spirit of Philadelphia.
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PHILADELPHIA WALKING TOURS
- Why should I choose the Philly Tour Hub and Philadelphia Urban Adventures?
The Philly Tour Hub is a unique, boutique tour company based in Old City, Philadelphia. Offering public tours, private tours, driving tours, walking tours, Segway tours, group scavenger hunts, the Philly Tour Hub has the widest variety of Philadelphia tours.
Philadelphia Urban Adventures is our public walking tour brand, taking groups on tours that give travelers incredible local experiences throughout Philadelphia – showing you things that only locals know. Philadelphia Urban Adventures is part of the global Urban Adventures brand, connecting travelers and guides in over 130 cities around the world. Our goal with our Urban Adventures tours is to give you the Best. Day. Ever! And we are proud to say that our tours are consistently ranked at the top of the list on TripAdvisor.
- How is a Philadelphia Urban Adventures unique?
A tour with Philadelphia Urban Adventures is like no other tour you’ve ever taken. Our tours are created by Philly-locals and Philly-lovers to show visitors the awesome side of Philadelphia. We create tours that we’d like to take – tours that are Fun, Responsible, Educational, and full of Value! Even travelers who have lived in the Philadelphia area for their entire lives will learn something new and incredible on an Urban Adventures tour!