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Guest/Spouse Tours


 Explore Philadelphia Tour Options

​Don’t leave your loved ones at home this year! DBIA is excited to provide a new feature for spouses and guests. Our Explore Philadelphia program will provide the choice of two must-see Philadelphia area tours and tickets to the most popular DBIA Conference events and Exhibit Hall. You can mix and match to create a package that best fits your time in Philadelphia.

Several Options for DBIA Spouses & Guests

Pennsylvania Dutch (Amish) Country - Eight Hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.):  Journey back in time as you travel through the pastoral countryside of Lancaster County.  Your guide will acquaint you with the customs and lifestyles of these quiet people who live without the modern conveniences we take for granted. You will visit an Amish house and farm to see how a working Amish farm operates and how the family survives.  Lunch is always a favorite.  You will enjoy a real Pennsylvania Dutch style lunch with all the trimmings including country baked ham, fried chicken, noodles, chow-chow and Shoo-fly pie. You will also have some time to shop for Amish specialties such as quilts and crafts, jams and relishes before returning to the hotel and the 21st century.    
Thursday, November 9th              $140.00, lunch included

Historic Philadelphia Walking Tour – Four Hours (8:30 a.m. – Noon): Experience history where it actually happened with your tour guide dressed in colonial costume. No visit to Philadelphia is complete without seeing the sites in the most historic square mile in the United States. This tour will include such sites as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, Franklin Court, Carpenters’ Hall, the Betsy Ross house, Christ Church and Elfreth’s Alley.       
Friday, November 10th               $75.00 w/ lunch voucher for Reading Terminal
             Photo Credit: / Terry Ross                                   Photo Credit: Photo by Jeff Fusco for PHLCVB

DBIA Events Included

Your Explore Philadelphia package also includes: 
  • Admission to the DBIA Conference Opening Keynote address on Wednesday;
  • Access to the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception including two drink tickets; 
  • Plus the DBIA Opening Party at the Franklin Institute on Wednesday night.   

Book the Complete “Explore Philadelphia” Package and Save

Purchase the full tour and events package for a discount.  Includes full-day tour of Amish Country, half-day Historic Walking Tour and DBIA Events described above.       
Thursday, November 9th and Friday, November 10th          $195.00