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Free and Friendly Tours

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Address: 401A Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2425
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+1 877-558-9671

Take a Free and Friendly walking tour with us! It’s free, which means you...

Take a Free and Friendly walking tour with us! It’s free, which means you tip us what you want. It’s friendly because we’re friendly folks. And it’s Philadelphia because we love it and want you to love it too. We’re a Philly company and we’ll show you the whole Philadelphia – or the whole of what’s in walking distance. We lend our friendship freely and we’ll gladly recommend a place to go out after the tour.

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Liked it so much, we went back again

My wife and I had a tour of Old City with Mark, and had such a good time that we decided to go back again when we had family visiting from out of state. These tours are great for... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ian I

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I had a tour of Old City with Mark, and had such a good time that we decided to go back again when we had family visiting from out of state. These tours are great for any group, whether it's with family, friends, or your significant other. You'll have a great experience and learn plenty of things... More 

Thank Ian I
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Not much of a review-writer, but my great experience with Mark and Free and Friendly Tours was enough to compel me to write this. A friend was visiting the city this weekend and we figured a tour would be the best way to take in the sights. We signed up for the Colonial Cheesesteak and Billy Penn tours for the... More 

Thank Brian P
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had a private group tour with Mark. We toured the historic part of Philadelphia starting from Independence Mall. Mark was extremely knowledgable and gave a very enjoyable tour. It was well worth the time and I highly recommend the tour.

Thank LoriKHenry
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Mark is a warm, knowledgeable young man who gave us a good overview of the downtown area of Philly. A great way to use your time to see some really important historical things and learn a lot of interesting facts.

Thank Wanda Redman M
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

I went on the Cheese cake tour 16th September 2016, with mark. It was in and around the Independence Hall area. Mark was very polite and had great knowledge of the subject about the revolution of 1776 . Mark even took us inside a Quaker meeting house, where a nice lady gave us a short talk on the Quaker movement... More 

Thank enjoy99
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

My first encounter with free and friendly tours was back in the winter of 2014. Our tour guide John was excellent, and I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the historical highlights, without having to pay the price of every other tour company in Philly. I recently went back on the tour this summer, and let... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I had an excellent tour of the Philadelphia historic highlights with my tour guide John. John was great and I found the tour very informative. I had a great time hitting the major landmarks, and I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone visiting Philadelphia!

Thank JMONEY757
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our Colonial tour today! Mark was so knowledgeable and pleasant! We were only going to be in Philadelphia for the day and he accommodated our schedule with little notice. The tour was dog friendly too which was great because we were traveling with our dog. Thanks for a fun and informative afternoon!

Thank Jenn J
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

I had a great time learning about Philly's history with Mark. The tour covered historical information on the architecture, the american constitution, politics, and cheesesteaks! Mark is very knowledgable and friendly. He answered every question we had with complete confidence. The tour was truly authentic and special. Absolutely worth it!

Thank Feras A
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great private tour of the old city with Mark. He was very friendly and informative on the history of the area. It was really private just our family and Mark. So we were able to asked questions and hear very well. Would recommend this tour. Presto family

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