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Explore The Heart Of Philly On The Original BYOB Trolley!

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Welcome to Founding Footsteps Tours! Our unique Philadelphia tours bring American history to life. Join us on a journey through historic Philadelphia. You'll see the sights and hear the stories as you walk in the footsteps of our founding fathers. We guarantee you'll have a whole lot of fun doing it!

For visitors as well as locals, we offer tours in Philadelphia with a unique twist. Join one of our trolley tours where it's always BYOB. Our Stand Up & Drink Tour includes a live comedy show. Take our Beer & Band tour with live music and stops at local breweries and beer gardens.

Looking for something new? Check out our food and history tour. We'll take you through Reading Terminal Market, the historic Old City, the Italian Market, and a few surprise stops. BYOB to drink on board the trolley, with stops to sample iconic food like cheesesteaks and pizza. Or check out our Bad Things Happen In Philly tour and hear about the most disturbing murders and misdeeds from the site where it all happened.

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Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 30

A Taste of History Tour

There have been plenty of food tours launched in Philly but none have combined the history of Philly foods along with stops at many of the city's top eateries. Oh and did we mention being driven to various neighborhoods in a BYOB trolley? A food & history tour of Philly neighborhoods making stops at Reading Terminal Market, Little Italy, and other surprise spots. Guests will sample local sandwiches, cheesesteaks, pizza, beer and desserts throughout the tour. Well, Founding Footsteps is poised to launch the first-of-its-kind food tour that combines history and food, along with the sights & sounds of Philadelphia.

A Taste of History food tour will officially launch on June 29th and will run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through August 31st. Taking place from 1 pm - 4pm, this three hour tour will take guests to three of Philly's top foodie neighborhoods with over ten stops along the way.

Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 20

Old City Historic Walking Tour

Explore historic Philadelphia on this walking tour of the Old City District, a quick and convenient introduction for first-time visitors. See outside of Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Ben Franklin Post Office, Carpenters’ Hall, and more. Then wander down Elfreth’s Alley, the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited residential street. Plus, choose from multiple departure times to suit your needs. Our storytelling guide will cover famous historic moments in American history as well as the history that you won't see in textbooks!

Our Old City Historic Walking Tour can also be booked as a private tour!

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$30
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 36

Historically Hilarious BYOB Tours of Philadelphia

An entertaining, comedic story-telling adventure through Philadelphia, covering the city's major attractions. Tours runs for 2 hours. All ages are welcome. 21+ to drink.

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$30
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 36

Tipsy Trolley Karaoke 21+ BYOB Tours of Philadelphia

Experience an adult-exclusive, entertaining, comedic storytelling adventure through Philadelphia, complete with lively karaoke sessions. Explore the city's major attractions on this 2-hour tour, enjoying drinks along the way with BYOB. Participants must be 21 years old and above to join this adult-only, fun-filled journey through the heart of the city! <><><><> 21+ only. <><><><>

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$48
Duration
3 hours
Group Size
no limit

School Tours for Students

At Founding Footsteps, we take pride in creating tours that are not only educational, but also immersive and captivating for students. Our tours are thoughtfully designed to bring Philadelphia's fascinating history and rich culture to life, providing students with an interactive learning experience that goes beyond the walls of the classroom.

We believe that learning should be engaging and memorable, and our tours are crafted with this principle in mind. We strive to make history come alive for students by incorporating interactive elements and engaging storytelling throughout our tours. By doing so, we hope to instill a lifelong appreciation for history and culture in our young learners.

We understand that budget constraints can be a major concern when planning school trips. That's why we offer competitive pricing options, making our tours accessible to as many students as possible. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to learn and explore outside of the classroom, and we aim to make that possible by providing affordable and high-quality tours.

At the heart of everything we do is our passion for education and our commitment to providing students with an unforgettable experience. We take great care in creating tours that are not only informative, but also engaging and fun. We believe that learning should be an adventure, and we invite students to join us on a journey through Philadelphia's vibrant history and culture.

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Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 32

Brewery/Bar & Restaurant BYOB Tour

An entertaining, 3 hour adventure through Philadelphia or surrounding areas, covering the city's breweries/bars/restaurants of your choice. You chose the destinations, and the time you spend there. Bring your playlist because we have speakers on the trolley! We will pick you up and drop you off! Tours runs for 3 hours+. 21+ to drink.

Book for your:

• Bachelor/ Bachelorette Party
• Birthdays
• Because it is Saturday
and more...

Duration
Group Size
Up to 36

Private Wedding

Private weddings trolley tours can be a unique and special way to celebrate your wedding day. Here are some reasons why you may want to consider a trolley tour for your wedding:

• Convenient transportation: Trolleys offer a convenient way to transport your wedding party and guests to different locations, without the hassle of driving or navigating unfamiliar streets.

• Unique experience: A trolley tour can provide a unique and memorable experience for your wedding guests, and is a great way to show off the city or local area to out-of-towners.

• Photo opportunities: Trolleys can provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos, and offer a chance to capture memorable moments from your special day.

• Customizable tours: Trolley tours can be customized to suit the specific needs and interests of your wedding party, ensuring that everyone has a fun and enjoyable experience.

• Professional driver: Our professional drivers are knowledgeable and experienced, providing a safe and reliable way to transport you and your guests.

Overall, a private wedding trolley tour can be a fun and unique way to celebrate your special day, providing a convenient and memorable way to transport you and your guests. We love weddings and we love to be apart of your special day. Founding Footsteps would love the opportunity to provide transportation for your loved ones to your special occasion.

We are currently placing packages together now for 2023. If you are interested in learning more, please email us at weddings@foundingfootsteps.com.

Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 20

Ghost Walking Tour

Unveil the eerie secrets and haunted history of Philadelphia on our Ghost Tour! Step into the shadows of the city's most haunted streets as we guide you through centuries of chilling tales and spine-tingling encounters.

Led by expert storytellers, our Ghost Tour takes you on a journey through Philadelphia's dark past, where legends of restless spirits and haunted locales come to life. From the cobblestone alleys of Old City to the dimly lit corners of Society Hill, you'll hear bone-chilling stories of paranormal activity and ghostly apparitions that lurk in the shadows.

Discover the haunted history behind iconic landmarks such as the historic Powel House, where spectral sightings have left visitors trembling in fear, and the eerie shadows of Independence Hall, where the echoes of the past still linger.

As darkness descends upon the city, prepare to encounter the restless spirits of Philadelphia's past, from colonial-era specters to legendary figures lost to time. Our Ghost Tour offers a captivating blend of history, mystery, and the supernatural, leaving you spellbound and haunted by the ghostly tales of Philadelphia.

Join us if you dare, as we venture into the haunted heart of Philadelphia on a journey you'll never forget. Are you brave enough to face the ghosts of the past?

Our Ghost Walking Tour can also be booked as a private tour!

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Group Size
no limit

Corporate Events

We offer fully customizable corporate tours to cater to your specific needs and preferences. Whether you're looking to kick off your corporate event with a fun and hilarious tour of Philadelphia or customize an itinerary for your team to experience while in the city, we've got you covered.

We can even stock the trolley with local foods and offer a selection of beers or wine to enhance your team's experience (optional). We understand that each corporate event is unique, and we're here to work with you to create a customized tour that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

Give us a call today, and our team will provide you with a personalized quote for your event. We're excited to collaborate with you to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for your team in Philadelphia.

Why choose us?

Philadelphia Tours With Good Storytelling And Bad Jokes

We are a socially conscious company providing walking tours and bus tours onboard Philly's only BYOB trolley. Our knowledgeable local guides are passionate about sharing history through great stories, bad jokes, and cold beer. We are not another boring tour company, and we don't believe in conducting boring tours! Join a scheduled tour, or call us to customize a private tour. Let's explore the history, the grit, and the entrepreneurial spirit of Philadelphia together.

Actual Historian Guide

Our tour guides are not only extremely knowledgeable about the city's history but also have a talent for entertaining and captivating their audience. Their passion for Philadelphia and its rich cul...

Our tour guides are not only extremely knowledgeable about the city's history but also have a talent for entertaining and captivating their audience. Their passion for Philadelphia and its rich cultural heritage shines through, adding a personal touch to the tour, and making it all the more enjoyable for participants. With their expert guidance and engaging storytelling, the tour becomes a truly immersive experience, leaving visitors with a deeper appreciation for the city's past and present.

Voted #1 Sightseeing Tour in Philadelphia on TripAdvisor

Visitors have consistently praised the tour's top-rated quality and highly recommended it to others. The high reviews are a testament to the tour's exceptional service, which includes knowledgeable...

Visitors have consistently praised the tour's top-rated quality and highly recommended it to others. The high reviews are a testament to the tour's exceptional service, which includes knowledgeable and engaging tour guides who bring Philadelphia's rich history and culture to life. Participants have also appreciated the tour's attention to detail and excellent customer service, making for a memorable and enjoyable experience. Overall, the tour has earned a reputation as one of the best ways to explore Philadelphia's top attractions and hidden gems and is a must-do activity for any traveler to the city.

Supports Community

We not only provide an excellent opportunity for visitors to explore the city's history and culture but also gives back to the community through its charitable donations. By donating a portion of i...

We not only provide an excellent opportunity for visitors to explore the city's history and culture but also gives back to the community through its charitable donations. By donating a portion of its earnings to various organizations, the tour supports important causes that help improve the lives of others. This commitment to community service is just one of the reasons why participants can feel good about their purchase, knowing that they are contributing to the betterment of society. By choosing to take the tour, visitors can enjoy an unforgettable experience while also making a positive impact on the local community. This reflects the tour's commitment to social responsibility and dedication to creating a better Philadelphia.

Location

Visit The Only UNESCO World Heritage City In The US

In November 2015, Philadelphia received a high honor as the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the US. The city received this designation because of its many historical landmarks, cultural sights, and buildings. The most noteworthy is Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed.

Philadelphia's most famous founding father is Benjamin Franklin, a man of many great distinctions. Although he had little formal education, he became an author, publisher, scientist, inventor, diplomat, and statesman. As an entrepreneur, he began a successful printing business and published his annual “Poor Richard’s Almanack”. The same entrepreneurial spirit continues in the city today.

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

All of our tours, except our "Philly Phables" walking tour, are BYOB. We encourage that you bring your own bevarages, drink responsibly and have fun!

Starting and ending location varies depending on the tour. Please check the tour pages on our website for more details.

Yes! All of our tours can be turned into a completely customizable event for you and your group. Our connections to local bars, our excellent tour guides and talended musicians all go hand-in-hand with creating a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Our tours last anywhere from 90 minutes to three hours depending on the tour. Please check the tour pages on our website for more details.

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