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Colonial Era Philadelphia Waterfront Walking Tour

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US$ 195.00
per group (up to 10)
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    On this 2 to 2 1/2 hour walking tour we will follow the path of the original settlers of Philadelphia. Early Philadelphia looked very different from today's metropolis. The river was twice as wide and populated with many small islands.

    This tour will be illustrated with many rare images of the 18th Century waterfront.

    Learn the history of the waterfront and the early inhabitants

    Tour starts at Penn’s Welcome Park where you will learn the details about William Penn, the founding of Philadelphia and how the original Philadelphia was laid out. As well as the role that the waterfront played in its development.

    Some interesting sites along the way that are 'newer' than 1776 will also be discussed.

    Note that the folks that enjoy this tour the most are those that have an interest in early Philadelphia.

    No prior knowledge is required.

    The tour doesn't attempt to cover major events in Philadelphia like the signing of the Declaration of Independence

    Tour highlights include

    Thomas Bond House

    City Tavern

    Dock Street

    Man Full O' Trouble Tavern

    Site of Tun Tavern

    Scottish/Irish Immigrant Memorials

     Elfreth's Alley

     William Penn Steps

     Willow Creek site and more.

    Formal tour ends at 3rd and Callowhill but group will be accompanied to a local destination nearby such as the Independence Visitor Center.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Penn's Welcome Park off 2nd Street between Chestnut and Walnut, across from the City Tavern
    Return Details
    Center City hotel or Independence Visitor Center
    • All taxes, fees, and handling charge
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel meeting and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Private tour
    • Guide Gratuity(recommended)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Tour covers about 2 miles(3 kilometers) at a very leisurely pace
    • Tour runs rain or shine.
    • Children welcomed and not counted against maximum group size.
    • Operated by a multi-lingual guide (English and German)
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Key Details
    • Nick Cvetkovic Tours
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, German
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