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With the Private Day Trip to Philadelphia, you will be able to tailor your experience and create a fully-customized itinerary in the City of Brotherly Love making this a perfect activity for families, friends, and groups traveling together that would like to visit something different than just New York City.

Tailor-made Itinerary to Philadelphia

The relatively short distance between the 2 cities, only 90 minutes away with regular traffic, makes the Day Trip to Philadelphia an ideal gateway for those looking to limit the time spent aboard the vehicle.  

Philadelphia Gateway: Sample Itinerary

We will leave from Manhattan in the early morning to beat (hopefully) rush-hour traffic, and head south towards New Jersey and then Pennsylvania. Once we arrive in Philly, we will start the Tour around the Old City and Independence Hall. This is a great way to learn many interesting facts about America's History including the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the birth of a Nation.

Iconic attractions we can visit during the Tour are:

  • Liberty Bell
  • Independence Hall
  • The old Senate
  • Old City Hall & 1st Supreme Court
  • Elfreth's Alley
  • The Site of Benjamin's Franklyn House
  • Betsy Ross House
  • Reading Terminal Food Hall
  • City Hall
  • Benjamin Franklyn Parkway
  • The Museum of Art and The Roky Steps

Usually, it will take us around 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach Philadelphia from New York City, if traffic cooperates, and unless we need to stop along the way, we usually advise going straight to the City of Brotherly Love and reach Independence Hall Visitor Center where we can stop for a Coffe and Bathroom Break before starting our Sightseeing Tour.

The beauty of Philadelphia is that we can "abandon" our vehicle for the first 2 and a half hour of the tour and explore the beautiful and historic Old Town by walking the old streets of Philly. Philadelphia is such a charismatic town and thanks to its narrow cobblestone streets and old-world vibe, it invites us to walk and explore its city center.

What we visit during our Walking Tour of the Historic Town is something that you can fully tailor with the help of your Tour Guide. After the first few hours, we will continue towards the Downtown area and the iconic Rocky Steps.

To better fit our client's needs, we offer 3 ideas to further tailor your private day trip to Philadelphia, and you can choose between:

Option 1 to simply spend more time in Philly adding Chinatown, The Reading Terminal Food Hall and City Hall and in the late afternoon return to NYC.

Option 2 to visit Lancaster County also known as the territory of the Amish people and ride an Authentic Buggy (the Amish Carriage)

Option 3 to go Shopping! We offer you the exclusive possibility to go to the largest Tax-Free Mall we have in the States located right in Delaware.


Discover Philadelphia from the Old City to the Rocky Steps
Constitution Square, Liberty Bell and Elfreth's Alley
Professional Tour Guide in English
Private Vehicle just for you and your group
Option to visit Lancaster County to learn about the Amish people & ride the Buggy (Authentic Amish Carriage)
Option to go to the largest Tax-Free Mall in The Country: Christiana Mall Delaware

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    • Private Excursion to Philadelphia
    • Private Vehicle
    • Professional Tour Guide in English
    • City tour of Philadelphia
    • Possibility to tailor the itinerary
    • Visit Amish County *
    • Shopping at Christiana Tax-Free Mall *


    • Food and Beverages
    • Gratuities to Driver and Guide
    • Amish Buggy ride


Price: starting from $455.00 per person (based on 4 participants)

Please note this is a bespoke tour and prices can change without prior notice.

Activity Schedule

Departure Point: Your Hotel, New York
Departure Dates: Daily, Year-round
Schedule: 08:00 am 
Black-out Dates: December 25th, January 1st, July 4th

Additional Info & FAQ

  • Please note that all venues included in the tour description, including, but not limited to, restaurants, attractions, and museums may change without prior notice.
  • The Tour is escorted by a professional Tour Guide.
  • No meals or beverages included unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Policy & Disclaimers

Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Booking Fees: Please note all reservations are subject to a 2.5% booking fee - This 2.5% Booking Fee is applied to all sales and is never refundable.
Cancellation Policy: Please carefully review our Cancellation Policy
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This is a private tour which includes the complimentary pick up at your Hotel, if centrally located in Manhattan from Battery Park to 125th Street. If you are scheduling a private tour in the afternoon and/or simply would like a different departure point instead of your hotel, our office will be able to assist you with that after you have completed your reservation.

All pick-ups in Manhattan (from Battery Park to 125th street) are complimentary. For all other areas including north of 125th Street and outside of Manhattan, there might be an additional fee. Please contact us and will be happy to assist you further. 
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Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

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The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!

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Our family had a wonderful experience seeing Ellis Island and Liberty Island! Irene was very knowledgeable and engaging for our three children ages 5, 9, and 12. We will definitely book again with her [...]

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