Philadelphia: Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour
- Duration: 1.5 hours
- Optional audio guide
So I was a VIP on this tour. Annett led the tour and her colleague came along to experience it and he also gave me tidbits of history (he runs the history tour). This tours taught me so much about the South Italian market, the history of the area and the wider history of Philly, the history of the art and the politics of the area. It was so much that I would not have been able to discover by myself in the time. My eyes were also opened up to some of the more unusual things that are eaten in Philly, yes I'm talking about chocolate / peanut butter bacon. It tasted so right but I knew it was so wrong!! We also tried sooooo many other treats and snacks which would have cost me a fortune had I ventured solo or would not have been privy to (the caviar was a welcome and luxurious treat). Annett was also such a saint as it rained and she shared her umbrella with me ;) Definitely a tour I'd recommend to do in Philly
I purchased the two day pass and used every minute of each day. As an extra, I heard two different guides and learned different things. One day, I took it out to the zoo (which was fabulous) and since it was during a slow time, the guide suggested texting him when I was ready to return. He was most helpful and conscientious.
We rode the full loop twice— the first time was nice, so we decided to get some lunch then get back on to hitch a ride to the museum. The second guide, Sam, was SO knowledgeable and delightful, we stayed in for another full circuit.
Learned that it is important to look ahead at what may be going on in Philadelphia. Since there was a parade on the JFK blvd it impacted the route of the bus thereby missing many of the stops that are normally along the route.
A live guide is so much better than a recorded tour. The guide was outstanding, and he spoke so clearly that our visitor from South America understood everything. He and the driver were helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.