Mike Idriss

Director of Tours

Katika Experiences

About Me

Michael Idriss has been a tour guide in the Philadelphia market since 2018. He currently is a guide with Urban Adventures specializing in tours that highlight the city’s historical district. He was named North American Tour Hubs Guide of the Year this past March in Mexico City. Michael graduated with honors from Temple University with a degree in History while minoring in Africology/African American studies in May of 2019.

He is also tour director for Katika Experiences, a guided program that seeks to link the narratives and perspectives of Philadelphia’s African American community since their arrival into the city in 1684. Michael also works as a Visitor Engagement Associate at the Museum of the American Revolution in the Old City section of Philadelphia. Michael strives to ensure that each guest gets a sensory experience when he guides a tour. He enjoys spending time exploring area parks with his wife Abby and two-year-old son Jabari.

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