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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

Highlights
  • Small-group tour makes for a personal way to discover
  • Experience the country’s oldest and largest outdoor market up close
  • Talk with vendors and enjoy special discounts at market stalls
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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
From US$30.00
Overview

Venture to South Philadelphia for a small-group tour of the 9th Street Italian Market. You won’t just get to know the country’s oldest and largest open-air marketplace; accompanied by stories from your guide, plus the opportunity to talk to many of the market vendors, you’ll see a side of Philadelphia that most visitors miss. You’ll also have the opportunity to pick up tempting culinary souvenirs at a discount (own expense).

What to Expect

This small-group tour kicks off on South Street. Meet your guide and go for a stroll down this lively thoroughfare before heading south to the Italian Market.

Thought to be the country’s oldest and largest outdoor market, the Italian Market has long served as a hub for food lovers. Learn about the area’s history from your guide, and pick up delicious souvenirs ranging from cheeses and chocolates to spices and olive oils (own expense). You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with market vendors, and will enjoy a special tour discount at a selection of stalls.

As the tour continues, you’ll also explore a number of Mexican, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cambodian shops: evidence of the area’s present-day culinary and cultural diversity.

The tour concludes around lunchtime at the intersection of 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue—just steps from Pat’s and Geno’s rival cheesesteak restaurants, should you be tempted to sample Philadelphia’s most famous sandwich (own expense).

Reviews (40)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Walking tour in Little Italy

Wonderful visit with historic information and delightful visits to long established family businesses including delicatessens, bakeries and other specIality food shops. Not forgetting Fante’s Kitchen shop with huge collection of baking and kitchen utensils. Also a well worthwhile visit to Mosaic Garden. My guide, Nina...More

Thank amcl17
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

She certainly is. We're really happy to hear you had a great time with Nina and hope you'll use your UA discount to explore our tours in other cities around the world!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BEST VACATION EXPERIENCE EVER

My wife and I went to Philadelphia to see the historic district. We saw an interesting walking tour called Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour. Well our guide was a gentleman named Chuck and he was fabulous. His knowledge of the history of Philly...More

Thank Brian M
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes!!! We're so glad that Chuck gave you the best vacation ever. We really appreciate your review, and we hope you'll be back to see more of Philly, maybe on our tour that explores more of the city's food scene!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
My first and favorite tour of the trip!

My husband and I took the Italian Market Walking Tour with Chuck using a Philadelphia Pass. There was some confusion with the Philadelphia Pass where it was coming up expired. Luckily, we were still allowed to go on the tour. Thank goodness, because this was...More

1  Thank Victoria M
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're gonna print this and frame it and hang it at our store. Thanks a ton for telling us about your amazing tour with Chuck, Italian Market guide extraordinaire, and we're really happy that our great partners at Philadelphia Pass were on point helping you...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Great visit with historical perspective of this foodie neighborhood.

I really enjoyed the tour with Chuck as the guide. We stopped in interesting shops where he arranged tastings and we learned about some old families and traditions. The tour I took included visiting several mosaic walls installed by the artist Isaiah Zagar, and included...More

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Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

It's a great neighborhood, and Chuck's a great guide. Thanks a lot for your review -- it means a lot to us!

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Top notch tour of Philadelphia

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon touring the South section of Philadelphia, including the Italian Market and the Mosaic Garden. The market was well worth the trip and the garden was quite interesting and different. Our guide Chuck was extremely pleasant without the dramatics of typical...More

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Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

You must phone us and tell us where you ate -- several of us here live in the area around the Italian Market / Bella Vista / Queen Village and know all the good eats there. Otherwise, we're really glad to hear about your lovely...More

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