Small to mid-size groups will enjoy a half-day guided tour through the unique and picturesque Victorian village of Jim Thorpe, PA. Nestled between mountains next to the Lehigh River, this 200-year-old town has an amazing history, beautiful architecture, and many unbelievable stories.$30 per person- (groups 3-10 people)
Your tour includes an introduction to the area, then a drive through the historic downtown with discussion along the way. A short walk on ‘The Switchback,’ a very important railway, is followed by a scenic overlook with a 40-mile view. We’ll walk part of the downtown and discuss various aspects of history, money, architecture and some bizarre facts. A visit the grave/monument of town’s namesake precedes a tour of the incredible Asa Packer Mansion as we finish our adventure together.
Available daily before 1pm by advance reservation, conditions permitting
For Tour Guides and Travel Agents, JTX offers Step-On Guide Service:
Over the past 10 years, dozens and dozens of tour groups have enjoyed customized trips with JTX. Your group’s specific needs and interests will be discussed, and a custom itinerary will be balanced to meet your objectives, within your budget and timeframe.
Guests will enjoy historic facts about the area, as well as local stories and even some folklore, as we visit the highlights of the area. We can add activities and meals, as well as museum visits and tours, or keep it simple and let people choose things for their ‘free time’ – which usually includes a bit of shopping at the 30+ boutiques.
Guide will meet the group upon arrival in town, and be present with them during the day’s activities (except museum tours, and maybe lunch).$10 per person- (includes planning calls/emails & full-day service; other site admissions or activities additional. Groups 30+ @ $9pp; 40+ @ $8pp; lesser time required = $ less)
Bus Tours usually start at 9:30 or 10am- by advance reservation only