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Free and Friendly Tours

401A Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2425
+1 877-558-9671
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Fun walk, interesting discussion

We (3 of us) arrived in Philadelphia on a Sunday night with no plans. Tripadvisor had some ideas... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2015
RCoe
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Charlotte, North Carolina
While there weren't any cheese steak sandwiches on The Colonial Cheesesteak Tour...it was very fullfilling

Our tour guild...Caleb from South Philly...was amazing. Full of information...a wonderful sense of... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2015
Julie S
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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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401A Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2425
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Reviewed 1 April 2015

We (3 of us) arrived in Philadelphia on a Sunday night with no plans. Tripadvisor had some ideas to include the "Free and Friendly" walking tour, so I reached out by e-mail early Monday hoping we could join the 11a tour that day (their website...More

5  Thank RCoe
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

Our tour guild...Caleb from South Philly...was amazing. Full of information...a wonderful sense of humor...and very patient with a fussy old woman.. who was thinking only " where's the cheese steak" during the whole tour. And at the end of the tour...not only did I learn...More

1  Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

Thanks to Mark for meeting my friend and I on a very cold March day! We were the only ones on the Cheesesteak tour, but that didn't seem to matter! We saw Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and Franklin's burial site, amongst other things. Was perfect...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed my Cheesesteak tour with John. There only 3 people in the tour which made it more intimate and easier to ask questions. John did a nice job covering a lots of sites and information in a short amount of time.

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Reviewed 19 October 2014

Having never been to Philadelphia, the friend I was visiting thought it would be fun to take me on the Free and Friendly Tours to see the city. We weren't disappointed. Our tour guide, John Sommerville, was absolutely amazing! Not only did he go out...More

4  Thank Courtney H
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

We went on this tour with Mark this past week and had a great time. Mark was very friendly and personable. Walking the town with him did really feel like we were walking the town with a friend. We were able to get a great...More

Thank Nate080411
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Reviewed 15 October 2014

Went on the Colonial Cheesesteak tour this past weekend, October 12 with Caleb. I showed up a few minutes late because I couldnt find Benjamin Best's! FYI it is a small shop with a tan colored awning, I would have probably seen it sooner had...More

Thank Ashley D
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Reviewed 13 September 2014

We went on the Colonial Cheesesteak tour with Caleb (sorry if the spelling is not correct!) and it was excellent. Caleb was friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and exceptionally patient with my two-year-old daughter who came along with us. I strongly recommend this wonderful tour company.

1  Thank Jodi G
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

We decided to give Free and Friendly Tours a try after reading the great reviews here on Trip Advisor. Well, the reviews were right. We (four of us) showed up 10 minutes early and were part of a group of 11 people on the Colonial...More

1  Thank Trailblazer07
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

I lived in Philly for a year and a half, and avoided anything "touristy" like the plague. Nevertheless, I was back in town and also showing around a friend from outside the area. I happened upon Free and Friendly Tours through a few facebook connections,...More

3  Thank zushe
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I have checked their website , no tours 27th December 2016 In fact no tours until tours start again Saturday 7th January 2016 at 11Am With Cheese cake tour then Billy Penn Tour at 2pm same day
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In the winter they do not run on a schedule. they will accommodate your party and meet at a location close to the liberty bell based on where your staying contact them and they will work out all the details with you. I... More
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