Our journey to Philadelphia, from New York started really early at 6am. We had to cover the 94 miles distance in a bus in3 hours. However, we took about 5 1/2 hours to reach, as Mr Trump, the Presidential candidate was campaigning in the city and there was too much traffic on the highway. As soon as we reached, our Tour Manager surprised us by a Duck Tour.
The 80 minutes tour is conducted in an amphibious vehicle which is an exact replica of DUKW, used in World War I to transport troops and supplies from water to land and back again. Our lady driver and the guide were both professional and knowledgeable and certified by the U.S. Coast Guards.
The tour covered all the important landmarks of the city and started from the Museum District and then dived or drove into the Delaware river. The tour offered us a spectacular view of the city. Thereafter, we drove through the historic Old city and saw the other major landmarks such as the Love Statue and Betsy Ross House. It is house of seamstress Betsy Ross (1752-1836) who sewed the 1st American Flag.
Philadelphia, is the largest city in Pennsylvania sate and is home to almost 7 million people. It was formed in 1682 by William Penn and has a special place in the American history.
After lunch at a popular mall, we proceeded to Washington DC. The trip was truly memorable and not be missed types.