The Yanks Tour (3 hours)
The Yanks 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.
THE TOWN TOUR (3 HOURS)
Enjoy a casual 4.5-mile bicycle ride through the town of Gettysburg and experience the battle through the civilian recollections of those present, before, during, and after the fighting. You will see the original historic buildings (such as the Shriver House) and participate in the courage and tragedy of the civilian population. Learn about such people as Elizabeth Thorn (a pregnant woman who buried many of the soldiers), and Sadie Bushman (a 9-year-old who helped tend the wounded soldiers): people who never expected but responded so bravely and compassionately to the battle. These human interest stories will give you the civilian view of this turning point in history and remind you that courage and bravery were not limited to the battlefield. Because of traffic, we do not recommend this tour for children under the age of 13.
The Grand Tour (4 hours)
The Grand tour takes you through all three days of the battle. It includes everything on the Yanks tour (Peach Orchard, Devil's Den, Little Round Top, and Cemetery Ridge, where Pickett's Charge was stopped), but it also includes trips to the town, the first day's battlefield, the Confederate lines (with their beautiful monuments), and Culp's Hill. This tour is approximately 13 miles and requires trips through town traffic and has more hills than the Yanks tour. Because this tour goes through sometimes busy town traffic, we strongly advise children under the age 13 not go on this tour.
Have your guide all to yourself and take a more customized tour. These tours are great if you want to spend more time and see more of the battlefield, if you want to focus on a particular part of the field or unit that fought here, or if you just don’t want to be on a tour with people you don’t know. You can determine how long you want the tour to be and what you would like to see. Since these tours are dependent upon availability of guides and need to be arranged in advance they cannot be booked online. Please call (717) 752-7752 to arrange a private tour.
Price includes agent fee, licensed
guide fee, bike rental fee, and Pennsylvania state sales tax.
Gratuities are optional and not included in these prices.
Yanks Tour: $56
Private Tour: Add $100 per group to the regular price.
Customized tours: $100 per group & $25 per hour, per person.
Group tours (10 or more): Please call us for a quote
Save $5 by bringing your own bike! If you use your own bike instead of one of ours, the cost is $5 less per person.