The 10 Best Guided Tours in Pennsylvania!

Whether you’re just visiting, or want a whole new perspective on your home state, the available guided tours of Pennsylvania are tough to beat. From historical excursions to natural immersion and everything in between, discover our surroundings and heritage with the top guided tours in state! 

1. History Nerds Battlefield Tour, Gettysburg, PA

Possibly the best way to discover the crucial history of Gettysburg, History Nerds Battlefield Tour is a fun, informative way to discover our past. Led by real live nerds who know—and love—their history, this tour covers all three days of the battle, as well as an entire history of the town. Feel like you’re shoulder to shoulder with the men who fought and died on these historic grounds. 

2. Ghost Tours of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Often labeled as America’s most haunted city, Philadelphia certainly has no shortage of spooky history to share. Join a candlelit tour of our beloved Philly, and discover the scary backdrop to many of America’s most important historical events. From houses to parks to graveyards, prepare to be informed, terrified, and delighted by these professional and affordable walking tours. 

3. From History to Happy Hour, Philadelphia, PA

Spend four and a half hours blissfully transported by the brews and backstory of Philadelphia. Visit historical sights, and sample some of our city’s finest beers for a raucous good time. Admission includes guide, public transportation, four beers, and a snack. 

4. The Amish Experience, Bird-In-Hand, PA

For more than 50 years, The Amish Experience has provided an up-close-and-personal look at the Pennsylvania Dutch. Visit an Amish home, business, and farm in one of the few opportunities available to experience personal interaction. Ride a buggy, and be transported to a simpler time that just happens to still be right now. 

5. Bike the Burgh Tours, Pittsburgh, PA

Whether you want to bike to the ballpark and take in a game, or discover the beauty of Pittsburgh’s bridges, Bike the Burgh is a phenomenal experience. Secure your own bike (their website provides tips), and then join your guide for a quality, hands on look at Steel City. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, there are few better ways to explore our beautiful Burgh. 

6. Presque Isle Boat Tours, Erie, PA

Covering 14 miles and 90 minutes, Presque Isle Boat Tours are pretty tough to top. Explore wildlife, the coastline, and lighthouses with a fully narrated tour of Lake Erie. Take advantage of a night tour, where the inimitable Erie sunset will only enhance your experience. 

7. Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours, Gettysburg, PA

Embark on a double decker adventure with Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours! Explore the setting of one of America’s most pivotal battles, all from the comfort of a coach. Spend two hours lost in history as your navigate the complex historical context of the American Civil War. 

8. Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway Tours, Jim Thorpe, PA

The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway tour is inarguably one of the most beautiful ways to see the incredible state of Pennsylvania. Learn about the history, wildlife, and ecology of the beautiful Lehigh Gorge aboard a train the could date back to 1917. A wonderfully affordable way to enjoy a day with the kids or some friends! 

9. Strasburg Scooter Tours, Strasburg, PA

Strasburg Scooter Tours offer a number of packages to fully take advantage of the beauty and history of the area. Choose to take a sunset turn of area covered bridges, a nighttime Spooky Scoot, or a Date Night, complete with miniature bridge tour, and a certificate for miniature golf and ice cream. Choose from a single or double scooter, or the adorable Scoot Coupe, for side-by-side scooting excitement! 

10. Chew Philly Food Tours, Philadelphia, PA

For a delicious new take on the City of Brotherly Love, try Chew Philly Food Tours. Choose from a traditional taste, including cheesesteaks and tomato pie, a look at the Chestnut Hill foodie scene, or even a frightening tour which combines ghost stories with eating. Take a bite out of Philly and give back at the same time, with a portion of each ticket price donated to ensure healthy eating for the city’s most vulnerable. 

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