Pennsylvania
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Our most recommended Pennsylvania Day Trips

  • Gettysburg: Historic Battlefield Guided Tour on Horseback

    1. Gettysburg: Historic Battlefield Guided Tour on Horseback

    Ride back in time on horseback to July of 1863 in the Gettysburg Battlefield. Uncover important details about and insights into the war, soldiers, and local residents terrified of the death and destruction happening around them.

    Get ready to be immersed in history as you ride along, learning the intricacies of the greatest Civil War battle. See, feel and experience Gettysburg using an authentic Civil War mode of transportation—a horse—and explore many areas of Gettysburg National Military Park.

    Ride behind the Virginia Monument (the area where General Robert E. Lee waited for his returning troops after Pickett's Charge). Follow the path to the historic Spangler Farm and enjoy a panoramic view of the Peach Orchard and Little Round Top off in the distance.

    Cross the Emmittsburg Road onto the Union sid...

    My son and I are novice riders. The staff is very understanding and helpful with with riders. The horses are well mannered and are very forgiving. We had a great time.

  • From New York City: Washington and Philadelphia 1-Day Tour

    2. From New York City: Washington and Philadelphia 1-Day Tour

    Your day will begin with an early morning departure from Times Square in Manhattan, where you’ll be greeted by your professional, bilingual tour guide for the day. Your first destination will be the nation's current capital, Washington, DC (travel time is approximately 4-5 hours) where your tour will begin with a visit to the Iwo Jima Memorial, dedicated to honor the US Marines by depicting a famous photograph taken during World War II, the raising of the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima, Japan. You will continue with a visit to the impressive Lincoln Memorial honoring the president who promoted the abolition of slavery in the United States. Washington D.C. is the center for all 3 branches of the U.S. government. During this tour you will stop for a classic outside view of the seat of two of them: the White House, home and office of the U.S. President and the Capitol Building, ho...

    The tour guide- Janet/Janelle is very nice and explains every place that we went to. For one day we sure enjoyed Washington and Philadelphia! Excellent tour!

  • Philly & Amish Country Day Trip from NYC

    3. Philly & Amish Country Day Trip from NYC

    Enjoy a unique day in historic Philadelphia and Lancaster County, home to Pennsylvania’s Amish community. You’ll travel from New York through New Jersey on your way to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. On your guided tour of Philadelphia you’ll see Elfert Alley, which is the oldest inhabited street in America. You’ll visit the Liberty Bell and Constitution Hall, and have the opportunity to run up the famous Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Following your sightseeing in Philadelphia, the tour heads to Lancaster County, home to Pennsylvania’s Amish community. Explore the Amish market and enjoy some country cooking at lunch. After lunch at the Amish market you’ll go on an authentic Amish buggy ride through farm country and learn how the Amish live without the benefit of modern technology. Imagine no electricity, no running water, no telephones, and...

    Love this tour was very historical and the Amish part was also very interesting and beautiful. Thank you

  • From New York: Philadelphia Day Trip

    4. From New York: Philadelphia Day Trip

    Discover the highlights of Philadelphia on a guided tour from New York. Explore one of the oldest cities in America and learn about its historical importance. Your experience starts with pickup from selected hotels in New York. After a 2-hour transfer, arrive in Philadelphia city and visit the Liberty Bell. Enter the Independence Hall to see where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were created. Pass by Congress Hall and the Christ Church cemetery, where the tomb of Benjamin Franklin is located. See the house of Betsy Ross, who designed the first US flag. Wander along Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest street in the country, lined by 32 Georgian houses. Visit Parque del Amor in the city center, and enter the City Hall. Pass the State Penitentiary where famous prisoners such as Al Capone and Willie Sutton were held. Stop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the stairs wh...

  • Amazing Philadelphia Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    5. Amazing Philadelphia Scavenger Hunt Adventure

    Looking for a way to turn Philadelphia into a giant game board?   Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the amazing race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Philadelphia.  Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.   The adventure begins in the heart of the historic center of town and will take you on a journey among amazing iconic sights, famous houses, cool murals and other secret spots of the city. Using a smart phone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Stop for lunch and grab a Philly Cheese Steak or grab a refreshing drink and go at your own pace. Offered at a fixed price for a group vs. per person pricing, this city tour/game offers a great va...

    Activating the activity was somewhat confusing, but the activity itself was a fun way to explore the city.

  • From Washington DC: Gettysburg Battlefield Private Tour

    6. From Washington DC: Gettysburg Battlefield Private Tour

    The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Washington DC and heads to the historical Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. Arrive at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum first, and learn about the Gettysburg Battle and its outcome on the Civil War. Next, enjoy a two hour guided tour of the infamous Gettysburg Battlefield. Walk in the footsteps of the soldiers who fought across these vast grasslands. Hear stories of how the battle was fought, which sadly took 51,000 casualties. Enjoy time for lunch at the charming Dobbin House Tavern or General Pickett’s Buffet (meal not included), then head back to DC.

  • Private Lancaster County Amish Tour from Philadelphia

    7. Private Lancaster County Amish Tour from Philadelphia

    Only an hour outside of Philadelphia lies the beautiful landscape of Lancaster County, home to many Amish and Mennonite families, and a popular tourist destination. Join this unique private tour of the beautiful country and discover the fascinating customs of the people who call it their home. Learn about the Amish and find out why they eschew electricity, opting instead for horse-pulled buggies instead, simple farm machinery, and austere, uniform-like clothing. Take a trip back in time as you drive past the long ropes from which hand-washed laundry hangs. Visit a traditional local bakery and take a buggy ride of your desired length. Afterwards, tour a museum set up as the Amish have lived for over two centuries, and stop for lunch at one of the great family-style restaurants in the area.

    Owen took us on a tour of Lancaster county and it couldn’t have been better!! He was receptive to our needs and informative about the area, the Amish, their life and foods! Highly recommend it!!

  • Valley Forge Private 4-Hour Tour from Philadelphia

    8. Valley Forge Private 4-Hour Tour from Philadelphia

    The Valley Forge encampment is a hugely important part in the story of the foundation of the United States. After retreating from the Battle of Brandywine, General Washington moved his army to the high ground at Valley Forge in December of 1777. Over the next 6 months, battling the cold, disease, desertion, and famine, the army amazingly grew in numbers and strength and, with the help of Baron von Steuben, was transformed into a well-trained fighting force that ultimately went on to win the war against the British. The drive out from the city takes about 30 minutes depending on traffic. The tour includes a drive around the Valley Forge National Historic Park, which today is a beautifully kept and landscaped, natural setting filled with deer and birds. Regimental monuments dot the drive as well as recreations of the huts used by the men (and women) who camped here. You’ll have many chanc...

    Well worth the cost. If we had rented a car and went there ourselves we would have missed the majority of the significant sites and backstories. We enjoyed our guides knowledge of the area and personal approach. Highly recommended.

  • Discover Brandywine Valley: Private Driving Tour

    9. Discover Brandywine Valley: Private Driving Tour

    Discover the beautiful rolling countryside of Brandywine Valley, sitting 40 miles outside the city of Philadelphia. Visit some of the area's most popular attractions, including the stunning Longwood Gardens, the fascinating Winterthur Country Museum and Estate, the Brandywine River Museum, and the beautiful Nemours Mansion among others. Alternately, pay a visit to some of the wonderful wineries of the region, including Chaddsford Winery which provides regular tours and tastings. Because the tour is private, it can be customized to suit your needs and desires, allowing you to choose the attractions you are most interested in as well as the duration of your visit to them. You guides are also happy to take you around the Brandywine Battlefield site, or to drop you off at one of the fabulous local restaurants for a leisurely lunch.

  • New York City: Philadelphia and Amish Village Tour

    10. New York City: Philadelphia and Amish Village Tour

    When one thinks of Philadelphia the first thing that comes to mind is the liberty bell. Originally housed in the independence hall, it now has its own building: the Liberty Bell Center. The center is filled with plenty of history about the Liberty Bell, and there is also of course the bell itself. Learn about Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution was debated and signed. Betsy Ross house is a small house with a big history, with Betsy Ross being credited with stitching the first American flag. City Hall will be next, which is the beautiful centerpiece of the city. Anchoring the long expanse of Broad Street, it offers an almost castle-like atmosphere with its intricate arches and stairways. You will then be able to run the "Rocky Steps", with the perfect photo and video opportunity waiting for you at the top of these iconic stairs. Philadelphia ...

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What people are saying about Pennsylvania

Overall rating

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based on 203 reviews

The guide was very knowledgeable and talked the entire time about the battle. He was humorous too! The pace was perfect! My mother who had only been on a horse maybe twice in her whole life was very much at ease on the gentle horse. We really enjoyed the two hour tour!

Owen took us on a tour of Lancaster county and it couldn’t have been better!! He was receptive to our needs and informative about the area, the Amish, their life and foods! Highly recommend it!!

My son and I are novice riders. The staff is very understanding and helpful with with riders. The horses are well mannered and are very forgiving. We had a great time.

visiting gettysburg by horseback was a great experience. the guide provided earbuds so that we could hear Kevin’s explanations-which were very good.

Great tour, great guide & trail hands. You get a real feel for the battle field. Would highly recommend the tour. The 2 hours fly by.