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Philadelphia is closely linked to America's struggle for independence. The declaration of Independence was signed in the city's state house, now the Independence Hall. Other significant events like the signing of the US Constitution and the creation of a national flag also took place in Philadelphia. Many buildings from this revolutionary period can be visited; most of them are clustered in the National Historic Park.
The city also boasts a number of fine museums, including one of the largest in the country - the Philadelphia Museum of Art, famous also for its ‘Rocky Steps’.
Monday, Wednesday and SataurdayDuration
Approx. 13 hoursStart time
Make your way to Grayline Visitor’s Center 777 8th Avenue between 47th & 48th Street
Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. .
Same as meeting point.
The tour begins from the designated meeting point.
You will board a deluxe air conditioned motorcoach or van and, accompanied by a professional bilingual tour guide, depart New York City, traveling through New Jersey, Pennsylvania on to the ‘City of Brotherly Love’, Philadelphia.
Upon arrival in Philadelphia, embark on a panoramic tour of the city. The tour includes stops at the following places:
• Benjamin Franklin Parkway: Philadelphia's most famous street is bordered by cultural and educational institutions. It connects the City Centre with the vast Fairmount Park.
• Elfert Alley: This is the oldest inhabited street in America.
• Liberty Bell: The Liberty Bell is one of the most important symbols of America's struggle for independence at the end of the 18th century. The famously cracked bell occupies a separate pavilion at the Independence Mall in the historic area of Philadelphia and can be visited free of charge.
• Independence National Historical Park and Independence Hall are symbols of freedom in America.
Departing Philadelphia, see the famous Rocky Steps, the nickname given to the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They appear in the film Rocky, and four of its sequels as well as in Rocky Balboa.
Continue to Lancaster county home of the Amish community who uphold a traditional lifestyle.
Break for lunch (payable direct) at the Amish marketplace.
After lunch, embark on an authentic Amish buggy ride through the Amish farm country and learn about a life without the benefit of modern technology - no electricity, running water, telephone service or appliances.
Late afternoon you will depart for an evening arrival into New York.
The tour ends at the starting point.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Seat rotation occurs at least once during the day.
Smoking is not permitted on the motor coach.
If any site is not covered which is featured in the program due to natural weather disaster, or any reason beyond control, no refund shall be made for those services
The guide Neina was very pleasant and polite. The tour was very organized and ponctual. Nevertheless, I think there were too many people in the bus. The group should be smaller,...SERGIO DE O SOFIATI, Brazil, 17/Oct/2013
great day long but well worth it...Julie Munro, Australia, 11/May/2012
This tour was excellent, a very long day, but well worth it. The tour guide was very information and pleasant. Philadelphia was beautiful and the ride on the Amish horse and cart...Jane E Charman, Australia, 01/Dec/2010