The Best of Philadelphia: Private Half-Day Driving Tour

Philadelphia, United States

From USD 360.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


A sightseeing tour is the best way to explore an unfamiliar city, but many group tours can feel crowded and impersonal. Swap crowded buses for your own personal vehicle with this private tour of Philadelphia's highlights—from the Benjamin Franklin House to "The Thinker"—that is exclusively for your party.
  • Private tour of Philadelphia, exclusively for your party
  • Explore Philadelphia in your own private vehicle
  • See Philadelphia's highlights, from City Hall to 'the Rocky Steps'
  • Learn all about Philadelphia's history from your guide

What's Included

  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
  • Private transport throughout the tour
  • Entrance to the Magic Gardens
  • Hotel pickup (if centrally located)
  • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
    400 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Hotel pick-up is available upon request. Please note that if you do not provide your hotel information, your guide will meet you outside the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District hotel, 400 Arch St, Philadelphia.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

  • Philadelphia
    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Finish point will be your hotel (if centrally located), or close to public transport and taxi links in Philadelphia and the guide will assist with advising you on your journey.

Pickup details

Please ensure to meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel 10 minutes before tour departure time.

What To Expect

Old City

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Travel Curious

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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5 reviews
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Perfect tour with Jenn
Elizabeth_C, July 2022
Excellent tour with Jenn. History, art and the learning about the real Philly foods, culture and people. Highly recommend this for an overview of the historical sights and a great way to see a lot of the City. My daughter and I had the best time.
Fun in Philly!
Brooke_W, July 2022
Jenn was great and super knowledgeable! We saw a ton and learned a lot! I would highly recommend this tour for getting to know the city! Thanks!
Philadelphia in a day!
Marilee_C, Dec 2021
Jen was fantastic as she showed us all the highlights of the city as well as some little hidden gems we never would have known about with our her. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. We only had one day to see the sights and she definitely helped us make the best of it!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi Marilee, Thank you greatly for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your kind comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with Jenn, she is undoubtedly one of our best guides in the city, and we're glad you got the opportunity to learn and see hidden gems of Philadelphia with her. We hope you'll join us for another wonderful experience in the near future! Wishing you a wonderful start to your week, Travel Curious Team
Perfect 3 hour tour of Philly. Highly recommended
Walter_B, Dec 2021
Jenn was fantastic. Nice, great with kids. Born and raised in Philadelphia she gave us all the inside info of being from Philadelphia. Great tour. Visit to the Italian Market was a highlight. We left with a great feel of the city and it's different eclectic neighborhoods and ultimately, isn't that what you want from a private tour. There is no way we could have done this on our own. Highly recommended tour.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hi Walter, Thank you so much for your kind words, they're very much appreciated! It was an absolute pleasure to welcome your family in Philly, and we're delighted that you had the opportunity to experience the city with Jenn, who undoubtedly goes above and beyond to show a great time to all our guests. We hope you'll join us again to plan many more fun family trips in the future. Our best wishes, Travel Curious Team
Excellent tour of Philadelpha
Susan_L, June 2021
Jenn was a excellent tour guide who shared her love and knowledge of Philadelphia with us. Highlights water works area, Elfreth’s alley, China town, Italian market, etc. Well worth the time.
Response from Host, June 2021
Hi, Susan! It makes us immensely happy to know that you had a great time with Jenn, she is truly a fantastic guide. We're happy to know you felt the love. We only hope that you had a lovely time with your grandson, and feel so appreciative of getting the chance to create this experience for you all. We'll look forward to having you join us in the near future, if you wish to do so! All our very best, Travel Curious

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