The Family Tour is designed for people who aren’t comfortable with biking in town traffic, who don’t have as much time, or who don’t want to bike so many miles. It is the tour we recommend if you have children. It gets to all the scenes of the important fighting on the Union lines during the days of July 2nd and 3rd–the bloodiest and most critical days of the battle. You will visit such famous places as the Pennsylvania Monument, the Peach Orchard, the Wheatfield, Devil’s Den, Little Round Top and Cemetery Ridge where Pickett’s Charge was stopped. This tour is approximately 7.5 miles in length and is on National Park roads almost the entire time. There is one significant hill, Little Round Top, which may require some to walk their bikes.
Like all of our tours, the Grand tour is led by a very experienced Licensed Battle Field guide. Feel free to ask any questions and be sure to let us know before the tour starts if you have any particular interests or ancestors who fought here, as long as time permits we will try and accommodate these requests. A bike tour helps slow down your pace to a pace similar of the soldier who fought here, allows you get a perspective of the terrain that you cannot get in a car and allows you to get up close an personal with the monuments!
Tour Price: $59 + $5 (bike rental)
Tour duration: 3 Hours
Tour length: 7.5 milesClick here to book The Family Tour
See what our customers thing about the tour!
Susan P (TripAdvisor): “We lucked out and had a tour with just our family! Bruce was our tour guide, he was fantastic!! We were out about 3 hours, one tough hill. I walked 1/2 if it and my husband and son biked the whole time. Being lots of water if it’s a hot day because you will be in the sun most of the time. A great way to see the park” (left a five star review)
Bravesfan39 (TripAdvisor): “My family of four did the Yanks tour this past Saturday. Bruce was our guide, and he did a masterful job. He knew the history backwards and forwards, including obscure details, and he fielded every single question. Moreover, the battlefield should be seen on a bike if at all possible. The history comes to life as you pedal through the famous spots, much more so than on a bus or in a car. If you have kids, this is the tour to take, and I think 9 or older is probably a good rule. Other than one moderately stressful (and unavoidable) stretch to get from the parking lot to the battlefield, the ride is manageable, beautiful, and appropriate for all riders (you can walk your bike up Little Round Top if you choose). Kelly gets folks outfitted and is very friendly and helpful. They are a short walk/drive from the main visitors’ center, and I cannot recommend this experience enough.” (left a five star review) NOTE – The Yanks tour was renamed in the last couple years to the Family Tour.
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