• Philadelphia

    More than just cheese steaks.

  • Philadelphia Area College Tour

    Known as “The City of Brotherly Love” there is much to love about Philly, a walk-able downtown, thriving arts scene, deep American history, and of course it's signature sandwich--the cheese steak! After touring colleges, stop by the famous Art Museum, grab a picture in front of the Liberty Bell, and drive by Boathouse row.


    Popular colleges to include on this tour include Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, Haverford College, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Swarthmore College, University of Pennsylvania, Ursinus College, and Villanova University.


    Recommended tour length for this area is 3-4 days but all of our tours are completely customizable to the unique needs of your school. Some schools will want a longer or shorter tour with an optional sightseeing day depending on the distance they have traveled and the interests of their students. This tour can be combined with our NYC and/or Boston tours for a longer experience. For inspiration, here is a sample itinerary that we've done before.


    Day 0 or early Day 1: Fly into Philadelphia Airport or arrive by charter bus. Sightseeing in Philly dependent upon arrival time.


    Day 1
    College Visit #1: University of Pennsylvania

    Lunch at University of Pennsylvania

    College Visit #2: Drexel University

    Liberty Bell


    Sightseeing Tour


    Day 2

    Breakfast in hotel

    College Visit #3: Swarthmore College

    Lunch at Swarthmore College

    College Visit #4: Ursinus College

    Philly cheese steak Dinner

    Explore South Street


    Day 3

    Breakfast in hotel

    College Visit #5: Haverford College or Bryn Mawr College (female students choose)

    Lunch at Haverford/Bryn Mawr

    College Visit #6: Villanova University

    Dinner in Main Line

    Evening Activity


    Day 4

    Breakfast in hotel

    College Visit #7: Lehigh University

    Lunch at Lehigh University

    College Visit 8: Lafayette College

    Return home


    Starting at $799 per student, plus round-trip airfare arranged by College Exploration Tours or charter bus arrival to Philadelphia area. Price includes all accommodations, meals, transportation during the tour, activities, gratuities and CXT tour leader.