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    Chestnut Hill Food Tour

    Fill up in Philly with some foodie favorites! This walking tour will introduce you to some of the best artisanal eateries in the city! You'll be exploring the historic Chestnut Hill, trekking alongside a longtime local for an insider's perspective. Along the way, you'll take in some of the remarkable architecture and well-manicured parks that make this area Philly's most extravagant neighborhood. But the star of this tour is definitely in the scrumptious fare you'll be sampling in the quaint restaurants and shops you stop in at, including unique cheeses, olive oil & vinegars, and a delicious dessert. Getting cultured is tough work, huh?
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    Chestnut Hill Food Tour

    4653 Umbria St, Philadelphia

    • Explore the historic district of Chestnut Hill and meet some of its local bakers and chefs
    • Sample a range of scrumptious Philly fare, including cheese, olive oil, and a dessert
    • Enjoy enough artisanal food samples to equal a filling lunch
    • Get to know the culture of this ornate neighborhood through its sights and cuisine
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    Authentic Philly Food Tour

    Grab your camera and get ready to say "cheesesteak!" This tour will introduce you to the 300-year-old neighborhood of Manayunk, featuring some of Philadelphia's most iconic foods! You'll travel by foot around this architecturally rich district with a knowledgeable local guide, getting a thorough dose of history and an insider's perspective of its culture. Along the way, you'll stop at locally-owned delis, bakeries, and other eateries, some beside the striking Schuylkill River. There, you'll fill up on mouthwatering samples that include Philly cheesesteak, tomato pie, and fresh pretzels. Better bring a city-sized appetite! It's time to Philly up!
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    Authentic Philly Food Tour

    4653 Umbria St, Philadelphia

    • Explore the historic district of Manayunk and meet some of its local bakers and chefs
    • Sample a range of scrumptious Philly fare, including cheesesteaks and pretzels
    • Enjoy enough artisanal food samples to equal a filling lunch
    • Get to know the culture of this scenic neighborhood through its sights and cuisine
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    Segway Tour

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    See top Philadelphia sights including the Historic District, Penn's Landing, the Italian Market, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Society Hill on a stimulating 1-hour Segway ride. Complete a 5-mile or 10-mile loop - with the opportunity to ride along the Delaware River Trail. This small-group tour is limited to six people, ensuring more personalized attention from your guide. You'll start your Segway tour of Philadelphia with an orientation session then continuing by cruising through the Historic District to Penn's Landing and the Delaware River via Welcome Park where your guide will initiate you in the founding of the City and the grid-like streets on a 5-mile or 10-mile route. Cruise down the River (on land!) and then back to Head House Square. Depending on the option you choose, your glide will take you past many of the historic homes in wonderful tree-lined residential neighborhood, filled with stories of the the 1800s and home to some great little coffee shops and restaurants. Along the way, your guide will stop for photo ops and entertain you with fun stories and facts about Philadelphia's history. See more than 15 Philadelphia attractions on the this route! This loop takes you through the Historic District, Penn's Landing and the Delaware River via Welcome Park for an introduction to major city sites. You'll pass the Italian Market, the host of beautiful murals painted along several buildings, and travel around the mosaic clad site of the Magic Gardens on South Street. Along your journey you will see important historical sites such as the First Bank of the United States and several old churches that helped establish William Penn's "freedom of worship" philosophy.
    Segway Tour

    7 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia

    • Tour Phily as you ride your Segway on a 5-mile loop of Center City
    • View the city's best landmarks such as the Italian Market, Independence Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
    • Learn fascinating facts about the city's history from your knowledgeable guide
    • Comfortably ride your segway with instructions and training before embarking on this personalized small-group tour
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    Cheesesteak Segway Tour

    Sample five different Philly cheesesteaks as you tour South Philadelphia by Segway, stopping at the best cheesesteak shops along the way! Glide through the streets of South Philadelphia along a five-mile loop past neighborhood highlights, including Italian Market, South Street and Society Hill- all without breaking a sweat. On your two-hour tour, you'll be introduced to the famed sandwich, wit or witout onions, and the lively vendors who make them. This small-group Segway tour is limited to 6 people, ensuring personalized attention from your guide. Meet your entertaining guide and begin your South Philadelphia tour with a 30-minute orientation session. Once you feel comfortable riding your self-balancing electric Segway, you'll weave through the streets of South Philly, stopping at five famous cheesesteak shops, on a five-mile loop. As you enjoy these scrumptious tastings of the sandwich that made the city famous, you'll understand why there's nothing quite like a crusty roll filled with thinly sliced sauteed beef and melted cheese. (See list under Itinerary, subject to hours of operation.) Follow your guide through South Philadelphia neighborhoods like Italian Market, South Street and Society Hill as you take in the historical sights. Along the way, stop at five authentic Philly cheesesteak shops, where you'll sample five different cheesesteaks and determine which kind is your favorite ordered wit or without toppings. Gobble up one quarter of a cheesesteak at each vendor, from your classic hole-in-the-wall restaurant to the take-out window. Enjoy the flavors and textures of ribeye beef and melted cheese, dripping with toppings such as sauteed mushrooms, ketchup and hot or sweet peppers. Your guide will make sure you order the traditional Philly cheesesteak, known in Philly as whiz wit, meaning Cheez Whiz (processed cheese spread) and fried onions. Delicious!
    Cheesesteak Segway Tour

    West Philadelphia, Philadelphia

    • Tour South Philadelphia by Segway and stop for five delicious Philly cheesesteak tastings
    • See city landmarks like Betsy Ross House, Independence National Park and Chinatown with a local guide
    • Stop at five authentic Philly cheesesteak shops to sample each mouthwatering sandwich
    • Explore the Italian Market, South Street and Society Hill during this small-group, personalized experience
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    Self Defense

    Whether you're looking for a great workout or lesson on self-defense, Water and Rock Studio has a treat in store for you! During this class, you'll be introduced to proven and effective techniques in sport and combat to optimize your mental and physical wellness in a friendly, safe environment. This lesson incorporates Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and weapons defense! With tips and tricks from an impressive variety of martial arts in your back pocket, you'll be able to defend yourself in any situation. What are you waiting for? Pick up the pace with an adventurous workout and boost your confidence while you're at it!
    Self Defense

    8109 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia

    • Discover an array of exhilarating martial arts from Muay Thai to Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu -- in a single class!
    • Pick up proven, effective techniques to defend yourself in any situation
    • Achieve your optimal mental and physical wellness
    • Gain the confidence that only comes from knowing how to defend yourself
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    Amish Visit-In-Person Tour

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    Feeling a little too wired? Get off the grid with a deep dive into Amish country! This remarkable tour offers an inside look into the world of Lancaster's Amish population, thanks to trips to three different Amish properties. Your first stop will be a visit to an Amish farm, where you'll check out a barn and watch cows get milked for all they're worth! You'll also learn about how "Amish electricity" is used to keep the milk cold. Next up, you'll get a look at how the Amish approach entrepreneurship with a trip to a small business featuring handcrafted products. Finally, you'll head out into the country to get a sense of Amish family life. You'll be invited as a guest into a home, where you'll learn about Amish family values, living without technology, and other facets of the Amish faith during a casual chat. But seriously, how do they make plans without texting each other upon arrival?
    Amish Visit-In-Person Tour

    3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand

    • Get in touch with Amish culture during an insider's tour of Lancaster's Amish settlement
    • Visit an Amish farm to learn about milking at milking time and a small Amish business to learn about Plain entrepreneurship first-hand
    • Spend time in an Amish home learning about their way of life and values directly from the family
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    Design-a-Pendant Glassblowing Workshop

    It's clear to see you're fired up about this glassblowing class. Where else would you have the chance to create your own pieces of custom-made, durable, and gorgeous jewelry? In this beginner class an experienced professional takes you step-by-step through the process of crafting your own glass pendent. Not only will you gain an understanding of the process of glassblowing, but you will also be able to exercise your own creativity and design a piece of jewelry for yourself! Stay glassy!
    Design-a-Pendant Glassblowing Workshop

    1241 Carpenter St, Philadelphia

    • Learn the art of glassblowing from a local artist who specializes in colorful, contemporary designs influenced by Japanese and American artistry
    • Try something new and unique with this beginner-friendly class
    • Fire your own pendent under the supervision of an experienced professional
    • Bring home your own creation, which you can wear and show off to your friends!
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    South Street & Penn’s Landing

    The natural energy that radiates off an area is one that does not happen very often. There is such a gravitating beauty when everything and everyone vibes together. Come cherish and embrace this type of environment with this South Street/Penn's Landing Photography Tour and class. Along Philadelphia’s South Street, visitors and residents, teenagers and adults, preppies and punk rockers, artists and attorneys all mix seamlessly together. The street is always buzzing no matter if you visit on a Tuesday afternoon or a Friday night. This tour is the perfect blend for those who want to photograph people, unique architecture and street life. Once you explore South Street and take all the photos you want, you will walk over the South Street Bridge to Penn's Landing on the Delaware River. You'll enjoy a relaxing time seeing a river view, interesting monuments, historic naval vessels, and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. This will bring you face to face with a variety of photographic opportunities. You will have feelings of satisfaction and awe after this breathtaking tour that will last you a lifetime!
    South Street & Penn’s Landing

    2800 South St Schuylkill River, Philadelphia

    • Take off on a photography tour along Philadelphia's South Street
    • Walk over the South Street Bridge to Penn's Landing on the Delaware River
    • Experience wonderful views of interesting monuments, historic naval vessels, and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge
    • Embrace a day with photogenic opportunities and unique street life and architecture
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