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Grim Philly Twilight Tours

599 Market St. (6th & Market)

Philadelphia, Pa 19106

 

Phone: +1 856-829-3100

 

Email: info@grimphilly.com

 

Or you can also use our contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between your pub crawls and regular walking tours?

 

Themed Pub Crawls; including our "Bootleggers Ball: Historical and Haunted Pub Crawl," and "Grim Philly's: Nightmare Around Christmas" pub crawl are a little more social than our other tours so run considerably longer to allow time for both the information, as well as socialization. While you will generally find our regular walking tours to be overflowing with non-stop information, pub crawls are designed to dispurse that information over a much more lengthy period of time to allow for maximum socialization within an inviting and guided enviornment to mingle with friends old and new through organized fun, drinking games, and of course information sprinkled throughout.

 

Timeing:

 

Ticket collection begins around 6:30 PM, and once an accuaate head count is assertained drinks will be then poured and handed out, and the first of our historical information will begin inside that first tavern stop where we met sometime after 7:00 pm for the Bootlegger's and Nightmare tours.The "Moonshine & Valentine Tavern Tour of Blood, Sex, & Magick" will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. ...At the end of the informational portion additional prizes will be often given away. 

 

Arriving late to the bar?

 

Late comers are fully accomadated as the Bootlegger's and Nightmare tours will not depart from our first tavern stop until around 8:00 pm; V-Day tour at 7:30. Though those arriving late will have missed essentially one third of the tour the final stop is not reached until close to 10:00 pm. 

 

Pub crawls are designed to be an weekend evening out primarily to socialize while enjoying interspersed entertainment, histories, and beverage, as well as give-a-ways, and sometimes additional drinks for discount that we can occasionally negotiate- with friends old and new.

How do I register with a voucher?

Trying to come on the tour with a pre-paid voucher? We gotcha covered.

 

We'll need to apologize upfront that you'll need to enter a credit card that WILL NOT BE CHARGED.

 

Ok, now that that's out of the way- to register with your voucher you'll just want to go to grimphilly.com/tours select the tour for which you've purchased and sign up by using the "Book Now" tab. After selecting the "Book Now" tab you'll want to select the number of participants indicated on your voucher. Then select a date to attend from the dates available. Remember you'll have to select a date to come before your voucher will have expired. From here continue to billing, fill billing information.

**ENTER YOUR VOUCHER NUMBER UNDER PROMOTIONAL CODE FOR A 100% DISCOUNT.

 

Enter credit card (it will NOT be charged) and continue to review. Total should read "Total: $0.00."

 

Select "Buy Now." An email confirmation will be automatically sent to you reflecting the 100% discount. Present your confirmation email at your tour and you're all set.

How long are your regular walking tours?

  • Our "Vampire, Sex, Ghost" tour lasts roughly 1 hour 45 min. Depending on the guide and the size of the group, it can range from 1 hour 30 min. to 2 hours.
  • Our "Cemetery, Serial Killers; Blood & Beer" tour lasts about 2 hours 30 min. and then additional time can be spent enjoying beer samples and appetizers at th tavern. Depending on the guide and the size of the group, it can range from 2 hours 15 min. to 2 hours 45 min. before arriving at the tavern.
  • Our ‘Midnight Ghost Hunting' tour runs about 2 hours.
  • Grim Philly "Kiddie Tours" are by appointment only, and can vary in length according to your own request, though we recommend strongly a shorter length than most of our others as these are geared to children whose attention spans may not be that of an adult.

 

Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour starts so that the guide
has time to collect everyone’s tickets and start the tour on time.

What times are your tours?

Times and days tours are offered often vary month to month so please do consult our tour calendar for details.

 

In general though:

  • Our "Vampire, Sex, & Ghost" tours will run at 7:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays with additional days added and select 9:30 and 5:00 pm times periodically added to accomadate overflow.
  • Our "Cemetery, Serial Killers; Blood & Beer"tour runs Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm with earlier times at 12:30 pm Saturdays, and other times as demand necessitates.
     
  • Our "Midnight Ghost Hunting" tour departs 11:00 pm the last Friday of every month.
  • "Grim Philly's Nightmare Before Christmas Tavern Tour," "Grim Philly's Moonshine & Valentine: A Tavern Tour With Blood, Sex, & Magick," and "Grim Philly's Bootlegger's Ball Historic & Haunted Pub Crawl" ALL allow for a check-in of 6:30 - 7:00 PM so you may get comfortable with a seat, order food, and begin enjoying the tavern prior to the complimentary beverages being passed out, and tour guide beginning to speak. Speaking begins just after 7:00 PM. Any ARRIVALS AFTER 6:50 PM WILL MISS THEIR COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGE AT THE MEET-UP TAVERN SO TRY YOUR BEST TO ARRIVE ON TIME- PLEASE!!
    • *Earlier and/or later tours may be added to accomodate for  night's when tavern tours have sold out early depending on the availability of our guides: ordinarily a check-in of 8:00-8:30 PM with a start time of 8:30 for later tours; or a check-in of 5:00-5:30 PM with a starting time of 5:30 PM for earlier additions. Check last minute updates here on GrimPhilly.com for last minute additions or call us at 856-829-3100 for last minute additions or to see if we may be able to accomodate you with additional tickets with additional tickets we hold occasionally in reserve for regular tours if additional tours have not been added.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour starts so that the guide has time to collect everyone’s tickets and start the tour on time.

 

Where do your tours begin and end?

  •  “Vampires, Sex, & Ghosts," tours begin in front of the doors at the Independence Visitors Center at the NE corner of 6th and Market Sts. and end at Welcome Park which is on 2nd St. between Walnut and Chestnut Streets, across from City Tavern.

 

  •  "Cemetery, Serial Killers; Blood & Beer" tours begin in front of the doors at the Independence Visitors Center at the NE corner of 6th and Market Streets and ends at roughly 2nd and Market streets.

 

  •   "Midnight Ghost Hunting" tours begin at Nick's Roast Beef Bar and Grille Olde City (16 South 2nd St.) and ends at Washington Square. The entrance to Washington Square is at 6th and Walnut Streets.

 

  •  Pub Crawls; both our "Bootlegger's Ball" and Nightmare Before Christmas" tours will begin at Nick's Roast Beef Bar and Grille Olde City (16 South 2nd St.)

Are the tours walking tours?

Yes, all of the Grim Philly tours are walking tours. They cover 7-8 blocks, depending on the tour, at a leisurely pace with occasional opportunities for sitting.

Are there restrooms along the tour route?

 

Although you will find more than enough opportunity to use restrooms along our pub crawls, restroom availability is limited to the beginning and end of our tour routes on our “Cemetery, Serial Killers; Blood & Beer” tour, and at only the beginning of our “Midnight Ghost Hunting” tours. Our primary time of departure for our “Vampires, Sex, & Ghost” tours have been coordinated to begin at 7:00 PM, which is the regular closing time for most of the summer for the Independence Visitor Center where we depart from so that customers will be able to use the restrooms or purchase drinks, snacks, umbrellas, etc before departure provided they are on time. Unfortunately as Visitor Center hours are seasonal the Center will not be opened when we depart in fall, or for our later 9:30 tour times. It would be thus wise then to come prepared having used the restroom before arrival.

Where Should I Park?

"Vampires, Sex, Ghosts;" "Cemetery, Serial Killers; Blood &
Beer."

 

Though metered street parking is available, it is not recommended as the Philadelphia Parking Authority is quit diligent about ticketing expired meters, and there is no guarantee of arriving back to your vehicle before expiration.

 

When attending either our "Vampires, Sex, Ghost" or "Cemetery, Serial Killers; Blood & Beer" tours the most convenient, and safest bet for parking is at the 24-hour Independence Visitor Center AutoPark Garage at the corner of 6th and Market Streets where the tour will actually begin. Those arriving in after 5:00 pm for our "Vamp..." tours will find reduced evening rates ordinarily under $10 as well. For rates and information please see Independence Visitor Center for details.

 

Independence Visitor Center address is as follows:

599 Market Street, 1 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

GPS Location: 41 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

 

Pub Crawls and Ghost Hunts

 

As our Pub Crawls and Ghost Hunts do not begin from the Visitor Center; but rather, from the bar- your best bet for parking will be one of the numerous outdoor lots located within walking distance of Second and Market Streets from where those tours begin. Options for parking lots are plentiful, and again, metered street parking is definitely not recommended for the same reasons mentioned above.

Should I purchase tickets in advance or can I just show up and purchase tickets before the tour?

We prefer that our customers purchase tickets in advance so that we can have an accurate head count for the guides. It is possible to purchase tickets at the Independence Visitor Center the day of the tour; hours however are seasonal, and IVCC may be closed if you intend to come out to one of the “Vampires, Sex, & Ghost” tours. The Visitor Center generally closes at 5:00 PM in spring and fall, and 7:00 P.M. during summer months.

How do I purchase a ticket online?

To purchase a ticket for the tour, go to GrimPhilly.com and click on
the “Book Now” icon on the home page. From there you will be able to scroll through the interactive calendar to select the tour, date, and time of your choice. At the bottom of the page, enter the quantity of tickets you want to buy and finish the checkout process. Be sure to bring confirmation of the purchase to your tour. If you can pull up the confirmation on your phone to show the guide, then you do not have to print it out.

My voucher has expired or is about to expire. Will I lose the amount I spent?

We’re sorry to hear that your voucher expired before you had a chance to use it, but we will credit you for one regular price of admission. On GrimPhilly.com you can purchase one regular price ticket for any of our "walking tours" and use your voucher as a second ‘ticket’ to bring another person free of charge. 

I have a discount voucher. Do I need to register for the tour before the expiration date or attend the tour before the expiration date?

 

You would need to complete your tour before the expiration date. To register for the tour, go to www.GrimPhilly.com, tours &reservations, calendar & booking, click the tour you would like on the calendar, click on tix & info next to the tour you would like. At the bottom of the page, under discount voucher registration, enter quantity as ‘1’ per voucher (not per person). Be sure to bring confirmation of the registration fee payment as well as the discount voucher coupon page that has the barcode. If you can pull up the discount voucher coupon barcode page on your phone to show the guide, then you do not have to print it out. If the company that offered you the discount voucher does not have a barcode page, then bring or be able to pull up the page with the order number.

 

If you are absolutely unable to make it out on any of the available days or times before the voucher expires, we will credit you for one regular price of admission. At www.GrimPhilly.com, you can purchase one regular price ticket for any of our three tours (‘Vampires, Sex, Ghosts,’ ‘Cemetery, Serial Killers, Blood & Beer,’ or ‘Benny’s Haunts: Pyratt, Ghosts, and Historical Oddity Tour’) and use your voucher as a second ‘ticket’ to bring another person free of charge.

 

Will the tour be cancelled because of rain?

 

All of the Grim Philly tours run rain or shine, as participants are often tourists who would not have another chance to take the tour. If you don’t want to take the tour in the rain, you have the option of rescheduling your tour for a $5 fee per ticket or voucher. To reschedule a tour, go to www.GrimPhilly.com, tours &reservations, calendar & booking, click the tour you would like on the calendar, click on tix & info next to the tour you would like. At the bottom of the page, enter quantity as "1" per voucher (not per person) or per ticket next to ‘rescheduling fee.’

 

Be sure to bring confirmation of the rescheduling fee payment as well as the discount voucher coupon page that has the barcode. If you can pull up the discount voucher coupon barcode page on your phone to show the guide, then you do not have to print it out. If the company that offered you the discount voucher does not have a barcode page, bring or be able to pull up the page with the order number. If you did not purchase a discount voucher, please bring your proof of purchase.

 

How do I reschedule a tour?

 

You always have the option of rescheduling a tour for a $5 fee per ticket or voucher. To reschedule, go to www.GrimPhilly.com, tours & reservations, calendar & booking, click the tour you would like on the calendar, click on tix & info next to the tour you would like. At the bottom of the page, enter quantity as "1" per voucher (not per person) or per ticket next to ‘rescheduling fee.’

 

Be sure to bring confirmation of the rescheduling fee payment as well as the discount voucher coupon page that has the barcode. If you can pull up the discount voucher coupon barcode page on your phone to show the guide, then you do not have to print it out. If the company that offered you the discount voucher does not have a barcode page, bring or be able to pull up the page with the order number. If you did not purchase a discount voucher, please bring your proof of purchase.

 

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Please feel free to contact us with any further questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to seeing you out on a tour!