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Group Tours for Senior Citizens with Minimal Walking:
Taste Philadelphia with Comfort and Accessibility

June 2024

Philadelphia, known for its historical significance, is equally celebrated for its diverse and mouthwatering food culture. From the iconic cheesesteak to gourmet dining experiences, the city offers a culinary journey like no other. At City Food Tours, we’ve been dedicated to showcasing this rich food heritage since 2007, connecting people with the unique flavors of Philadelphia.

Our mission is to bring the delicious, diverse tastes of Philadelphia to everyone. And we take special pride in catering to seniors, understanding the importance of comfort and familiarity. Our tours are designed to minimize walking, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the culinary adventure without being too physically demanding. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, our senior-friendly tours promise a delightful experience filled with food, fun, and fascinating stories.

Philadelphia's Culinary Highlights

Iconic Foods and Must-Try Delicacies

Of course, we have the legendary Philly cheesesteaks and soft pretzels. But Philly’s culinary offerings extend far beyond these iconic foods. The city boasts a variety of delicacies that might surprise you. Imagine savoring dishes crafted by nationally recognized French chefs or dining at James Beard award-winning restaurants. These spots showcase the high-end culinary skills that make Philadelphia a notable destination for food lovers. But let’s not forget the heart and soul of Philly’s food culture – the mom ‘n pop shops. These neighborhood gems offer everything from homestyle Italian meals to authentic Mexican tacos to Asian plates, providing a true taste of the city’s diverse community.

Top Neighborhoods to Explore

Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and culinary treasures. You may have heard of:

  • Reading Terminal Market:  A food lover's paradise, offering everything from international delicacies to dietary-friendly menus.

  • Old City:  Steeped in history, this area is home to charming cafes and restaurants that offer a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes.

  • South Philly:  Known for its Italian heritage, South Philly boasts some of the best Italian eateries and bakeries on the east coast.

But there's more than that:

  • Northern Liberties:  A trendy area with a variety of eclectic dining options, from gourmet burgers to vegan delights.

  • Fishtown:  Known for its hip vibe, this neighborhood offers innovative food concepts and some of the best coffee shops in the city.

  • Gray's Ferry:  Often overlooked, but full of hidden gems serving hearty, comforting meals at small family-owned shops.

  • University City:  A bustling area with diverse food offerings, reflecting the multicultural student population.

Each neighborhood provides a unique culinary experience, making our tours an exciting journey no matter what your group’s appetite may be.

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The City Food Tours Experience

What to Expect on Our Tours

When you join our food tours, you’re in for an unforgettable and engaging experience like no other. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

  • Meeting Points and Duration:  Our tours typically start at convenient central locations. Tours last around 2-3 hours, ensuring a thorough yet manageable exploration of the city's culinary delights.

  • Stops and Eateries:  We carefully select a variety of restaurants and eateries that showcase the best of Philadelphia's food scene and allow for comfortable seating. From iconic spots like Reading Terminal Market to hidden gems in vibrant neighborhoods, each stop offers a unique taste experience.

  • Storytelling with Energy:  Our guides are not just knowledgeable but also passionate about Philadelphia's history and food culture. It'll be hard for anyone to snooze during their engaging stories, feeding your seniors with appreciation of the city's culinary identity.

Accessibility and Comfort Measures

We understand that comfort and accessibility are crucial, especially for our senior participants. Here’s how we ensure a pleasant experience:

  • Minimal Walking:  Our tours are designed to minimize walking. We carefully plan routes that are easy to navigate and include plenty of rest stops.

  • Transportation:  For groups traveling by bus, our guides can hop on board and take you on a culinary journey through different neighborhoods. This allows you to enjoy a wide range of culinary options without worrying about extensive walking.

  • Comfortable Venues:  We choose restaurants and eateries that are comfortable and senior-friendly, ensuring that everyone can enjoy their meals in a relaxed setting.

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Booking With Ease

Real Testimonial

Harford Community Center (May 2024):

“Loved the Deluxe Driving Package with City Food Tours! I brought a large group but Matt and Steve did a wonderful job taking us on a 4 hour tour. We ate soft pretzels, tomato pies, steak subs with cheese wiz and donuts! You certainly won’t go hungry after their tour. I appreciated their hard work scheduling visits to iconic locations and the behind the scenes tours they offered us. Everything was well planned and we could not have asked for more knowledgeable guides. While riding on the bus to get to our destinations, Matt and Steve gave a narrated tour of the passing sights. Thank you for a wonderful day!"


Booking Steps

Booking a tour with City Food Tours is simple and straightforward. Here’s how:

  1. Submit an Inquiry:  Submit your inquiry with your group visit details. Don't worry - you don't need to have everything figured out, we can get the ball rolling and share some information about our tour availability.

  2. Peruse the Options:  We’ll share some tour packages for you to decide which one(s) fit your group’s interests and any timing or budget limitations.

  3. Booking Form:  We’ll send you a booking form that can be customized for your preferences. Your signed form and deposit will officially get you on the books!

  4. Flexibility with Changes:  We understand that changes in timing and headcount may occur. We can be flexible in the meantime and won’t need to worry about anything beyond the deposit until 2 weeks before the tour date.

  5. Come, Eat, and Enjoy:  We’ll take care of all arrangements and send you the details in advance. All you have to do is arrive, eat, and enjoy the ride.

From the moment you reach out to us, our team will work closely with you to plan the perfect experience for your group. We're here to help make your trip a success.

Don’t miss out. Contact us today to start planning your unforgettable adventure. We can't wait to welcome you to the City of Brotherly Love!

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