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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
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).

Write a ReviewReviews (24)

1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour for Italy and food lovers

We were in Philadelphia for college tours and stayed for an extra day for this tour. I'm glad we did. Having visited Italy last year, we had an opportunity to compare Philadelphia Italian Market with the real thing. I can say - it's pretty close....More

1  Thank Konstantin S
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you stayed, too! Isn't that market (and Chuck) the best? Thanks for your review and for toughing out the sauna here, and we hope you look into taking more of our really unique UA tours all over!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tour with Nina

Nina was a wonderful tour guide. She was very knowledgeable of her hometown and did a great job of sharing her love for her city. The tour went very smoothly. It was engaging and interesting. Nina was so much fun and she seemed to know...More

Thank Angelina P
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nina loves her city and loves sharing it with all who come to Philly! We're so glad you got the full local treatment, and we hope you'll continue touring with our other local guides in other cities.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chuck's the man!!!

My wife and I recently moved to Philadelphia from Boston. While I've been impressed with all that this city has to offer, I have missed the "chowderhead' camaraderie that went along with being a Bostonian. It was not until the Italian Market Tour with Chuck...More

1  Thank jmcevoy8
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a wonderful review! Chuck'll be thrilled to hear you had a great time, and we look forward to seeing you in Philly again sometime, maybe with the amazing Chuck on our Philly on Tap beer + history tour!

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Tour with Annett

My husband and three teens had the pleasure of having Annett lead us on the Italian Market tour. She provided a tour with a good balance of information, letting us explore/shop some of the stores on our own, introducing us to shop owners who then...More

1  Thank Miles S
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Miles, what a great day it sounds like you had with our guide Annett! We love being able to connect our travellers with the locals -- that's really what we're all about. Come back sometime to take our Beyond the Cheesesteak tour, and we'll introduce...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018
A fun experience for visitors and locals

OK, so I live two blocks from the Italian Market and I go there frequently. I booked this tour as an outing with my mother, who was visiting Philly for the first time. The tour was appropriate for both of us, giving my mom an...More

Thank MJ S
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks for your feedback and rating! Nina's pretty much synonymous with the Italian Market, and we're glad she could share her passion and local knowledge on your tour. We especially love when other locals join our tours to learn more about their city. Feel free...More

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