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Best of Philadelphia, PA

Oct 19, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022

Join us as we spend 3 days in the "City of Brotherly Love", Philadelphia, PA.

3 Day(s) | 4 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Safe Journeys by Friendship Tours: our commitment to a safe journey protocols will be implemented
  • 2 Nights at the Holiday Inn Express Midtown
  • Brand New Faith & Liberty Discovery Center
  • Philadelphia City Tour
  • Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise
  • Cheesesteak Lunch
  • 4 Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Depart aboard a deluxe motorcoach for 3 days in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA. Visit the NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER - begin with a multimedia “Freedom Rising”, fascinating exhibit ’Who Can Vote’, take the Oath of Office, walk among 42 life size bronze statues of the signers of the Constitution - celebrate our nation’s history. 2 nights accommodations at the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MIDTOWN located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. Tonight we relax and enjoy the beauty of Philly’s historic waterfront as we cruise the Delaware River aboard the SPIRIT OF PHILADELPHIA DINNER CRUISE. Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet while taking in the spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline.

Day 2

Join our local costumed guide for a CITY TOUR highlighting the sites along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (the Champs Elysees of Philadelphia), the Philadelphia Museum of Art with its “Rocky” steps, City Hall, Society Hill, the most historic square mile in the United States and more. Explore READING TERMINAL MARKET for lunch on own before we tour the MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Journey through the remarkable story of America’s founding. Original artifacts, immersive settings and dynamic theaters will take you on a journey from the roots of conflict to the outbreak of fighting, and from the bold Declaration of Independence through the long years of warfare and the creation of a new nation in their engaging galleries. This evening visit the RIVERS CASINO, located on the picturesque Delaware River Waterfront.

Day 3

Visit the brand new FAITH & LIBERTY DISCOVERY CENTER where we see American history in a whole new light. American values like faith, liberty, justice, hope, unity and love have shaped our country and formed us as a people. These same values have motivated some of our greatest cultural moments and political achievements from independence, to emancipation, to women’s suffrage, and to civil rights. And these values have pulled us through the nation’s darkest days of war, domestic strife, and terrorist attacks. Explore these values, their source, and the incredible lives of people they have inspired from America’s founding through today in this new immersive and interactive attraction. Enjoy a true Philly classic this afternoon with a CHEESESTEAK LUNCH at CAMPO’S before we head for home after a great 3 days in this fascinating city.

Departure Locations


Depart: 7:00 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 6:30 PM

Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.


Depart: 8:15 AM

Return: 6:00 PM

Chase Parkway Commuter Park & Ride across from Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $150 per person due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: September 7, 2022

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to September 7, 2022 fee of $50.00 pp; September 8, 2022 to October 5, 2022 fee of $200.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on October 6, 2022 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage through Travel Insured International is available when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information

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