Private Brandywine Valley and Longwood Gardens Driving Tour

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  • 6-10 Hours
  • Driving Tour
  • Max Guests: 6
  • Private Tour
  • Daily

Half Day Tour

Brandywine Valley is known for its scenic landscape and exceptional historic and cultural institutions. Once your local tour guide picks you up at your desired location in Philadelphia, you’ll soon trade in the clamor of the city for the wide-open spaces, slow-moving rivers, and native wildlife of this southeastern Pennsylvania region.

 

Your private tour includes admission to Longwood Gardens, where you’ll be treated to over 1,000 acres of gorgeously manicured gardens, meadows, woodlands, musical fountains, and more. You’ll have plenty of time to stroll the grounds and seek out the best photo ops as your tour guide leads you to popular attractions and hidden gems. Explore a mysterious grotto, delight in the dazzling seasonal displays inside the main conservatory, and venture high above the ground on the Forest Walk.

Full Day Tour

A full-day private Philadelphia tour (up to 8 hours) to the Brandywine Valley will allow you to enjoy plenty of time at Longwood Gardens, with optional stops tailored to your group’s interests. 

Just across the Pennsylvania-Delaware border, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and Nemours Estate are equally breathtaking, housing much of the area’s history, stunning mansions, Americana art, and unmatched landscaping with interest year-round. We’ll be happy to arrange admission in advance to either of these awe-inspiring estates for your private driving tour! 

 

We would also be happy to arrange admission to the Brandywine Museum of Art – one for the art lovers – while history and architecture fans might want to opt for Rockwood Museum and Park.

 

Part of your excursion can also include a wine tour and tasting, given Pennsylvania’s numerous excellent wineries. In addition to these attractions, your guide will be happy to take you around Brandywine Battlefield Park for a tour of the site of the Battle of Brandywine fought during the American Revolution. 

 

Along the way, your guide will have plenty of recommendations for where to eat and shop before your drive back to the city of Philadelphia. 

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Private Transportation
  • Souvenirs
  • Guide gratuity
  • Additional food & drink

Highlights

Brandywine Valley

Your countryside tour will be spent exploring the lush landscape of southeastern Pennsylvania, an area home to historic mansions, unrivaled botanical gardens and estates, wineries, and more. You’ll be at ease in your private vehicle driven by a local tour guide, who will have plenty of recommendations for how to spend your day in the Brandywine Valley region.

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Your private tour can include a stop at this renowned museum containing artworks by nationally acclaimed and local artists like Andrew Wyeth. This gem of an art museum sits on the pristine banks of the Brandywine Creek.

Longwood Gardens

Arrange for admission to this 1,000-acre estate designed to impress and educate with its fabulous botanical exhibits, unique biomes, musical fountains, and more. Your guide will drop you off to spend as much time as you’d like exploring the grounds during your private driving excursion.

Nemours Estate

Add in admission to this French neoclassical–style mansion to explore its rare and fabulous antiques and artifacts and jaw-dropping landscaped grounds. Arrange a museum tour in advance with our team.

Brandywine Battlefield

In addition to these attractions, the guide will be happy to provide a tour of the Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site — which brings to life the largest engagement of the Revolutionary War — or make suggestions for lunch (own expense). The guide is happy to make recommendations to best build a schedule, depending on the length of the tour.

Community Impact

This tour allows guests to explore one of America’s best botanical gardens and learn about preservation and enviromental sustainability.

Our guests’ paid admissions and any additional purchases support Longwood’s ongoing mission to enrich society through learning and training programs, research, stewardship of the land, and community engagement.

We educate guests on the legacy of the Lenni Lenape and the presevation efforts of the DuPont family.

This tour includes on-foot exploration, thus doing our part to lessen our enviromental impact.

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