Top Tours and Excursions to Include on Your Philly Bucket List

Visiting the City of Brotherly Love soon? Got a friend or relative or coworker coming to town you'd like to show around? Just interested in seeing a little more of the city you call home? 10Best has compiled a list of the tours and excursions that are totally worth your time when looking to discover more about Philadelphia. Whether you're interested in food or historic sights or interesting locations throughout the city, there are options for you. Spend some time with the friendly and knowledgeable folks at Philadelphia Urban Adventures and sign up for a tour or two to rekindle your interest in the events that shaped this country, or take a beer tour just for the fun of it. Tour operators like Chew Philly allow patrons to satisfy their culinary tastes as they travel about town, and Grim Philly Twilight Tours bring out the ghost-story-loving person in the crowd. No matter what motivates you to find out more about the area, there's sure to be a tour or two to spark an interest in those you mingle with or those you want to mingle with. It can be a great way to see something new or experience something you'd never really taken a second look at, or both. See which ones make you want to head on out and join in.



Grim Philly Twilight Tours was created by a university professor. These tours consistently rise to the top of the charts when it comes to tour rankings in Philadelphia. Covering such adults-only topics as vampires, gangsters, pirates, ghosts and...  Read More



Looking for something completely different on your next tour through Philadelphia? Well, things don't get much more off the wall that Stray Boots tours. Discover Philly through a cell phone-guided game that transforms exploring the city from a...  Read More

Fairmount/Art Museum area
Philadelphia Bike Tour Co


Whether you're more interested in parks, neighborhoods, murals or beer, there's a tour for you here. Done on two wheels, these tours offer folks the option to stay active, and guides can cater the day to the abilities and preferences of the...  Read More



Here's your chance to experience a variety of Philadelphia attractions, all on a comfortable and easy-to-operate segway. Sign up for the Full City Tour and take in more than 30 of Philadelphia's most popular attractions, or drink in some...  Read More



Awfully Nice Tours provides personal and group walking and driving tours around the Philadelphia cityscape. With options to even create your own personalized tours, Awfully Nice Tours can show you anywhere in Philly that you can possibly think...  Read More



Many of us get a little tongue-tied when it comes to expressing our love. Why not avoid the awkwardness and take that beloved person for a ride on the El with the Love Letter Tour? This 1.5-hour guided tour showcases 50 murals between 45th and...  Read More

Museum District & Fairmount Park


Opened in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence among convicts. Today, the massive structure stands in ruins as one of Philadelphia's most historic sites. Visitors can...  Read More



Hit the pavement with the 2.5-hour Chew Philly Food Tours. Be treated to an afternoon of savory and sweet foods, while being taught a thing or two about local architecture, history, and culture along the way. Your taste buds will be tickled...  Read More

The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia


Billed as a "revolutionary new way" to experience Philadelphia's historic side, this walking tour leads travelers past many of the city's most important sites, including the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, City Tavern, Elfreth's Alley...  Read More



Whatever your interests may be, Philadelphia Urban Adventures has a walking tour that is sure to fit the bill. The classic River to River tour lets patrons follow in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers, while the 9th Street Italian Market...  Read More