Philadelphia - The Birthplace of America

The Birthplace of America

(220 reviews)
Downtown, Philadelphia, United States
45 mins

About the tour

Join Aaron and Patrick as they travel to the birthplace of America - Philadelphia! On this patriotic journey, viewers will see Independence Hall where the founding fathers discussed, debated and ultimately signed two important documents: the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Find out why the U.S. Post Office doesn't fly the American flag in this historic district. Viewers will also see the Betsy Ross House where the original American flag was sewn. Come see the Liberty Bell, the first U.S. National Bank, the first U.S. Public Library and much more! Join us as we follow the footsteps of such forward thinking Americans as Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson...all while you enjoy a snack on the sofa!

Meet your local guide

Aaron K. and Patrick

Aaron and Patrick both grew up on farms, but having lived in New York City for over 25 years, they consider themselves New Yorkers. Their tours are energetic and fast-paced - much like the city they love. While venturing through New York City's iconic highlights, viewers will also discover some hidden gems and learn where to find a sweet treat or the best slice of New York-style pizza. Better yet, you get to stroll through Times Square (and on New Year's eve, catch over a million partiers!) or see a stunning fireworks display from Belvedere Castle. "We have so many funny memories but here are two of our favorites. During one of our Christmas tours, we slipped on the ice in front of hundreds of Virtualtrips viewers - luckily, we were fine! On a different tour, we happened upon a person dressed as a tap-dancing fox in Washington square park. A rare sighting indeed!" Patrick laughs. Virtual trips voyagers have the opportunity to see New York from Aaron and Patrick's perspective. Their positive energy is infectious and each tour feels like a love letter to the city. Come take a bite out of The Big Apple with the NYC tour!

Aaron K. and Patrick has been guiding since Sep 2020

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Philadelphia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Philadelphia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Carol D.

19 February 2021

An entertaining and informative tour of Philadelphia. Interesting to hear about the founding fathers and the original site of government before Washington DC.

Peter S.

17 February 2021

Aaron and Patrick's tours are always brilliant. They are very knowledgeable, and present the information in an engaging way.

Lee W.

17 February 2021

Well done guys, great introduction to Philly. I never realised there was so much history to be explored. Would definitely like to visit. Loved the hats, never knew of Presidents’ Day I guess us Brits don’t learn about things like that.

Lorraine P.

16 February 2021

Another interesting and fun tour. I have learnt so much history from Aaron and Patrick. They always add a personal element to their tours.

Rhona T.

16 February 2021

Aaron and Patrick are excellent and engaging guides. They clearly enjoy their work and are a job to listen to. Love the singing and antics, as well as the interesting information and stories about the areas they show.

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