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Philadelphia Urban Adventures

1 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215-280-3746
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Owner description: Philadelphia Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Philadelphia. They range from 2 hour to 1 day adventures and uncover back... more » Owner description: Philadelphia Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Philadelphia. They range from 2 hour to 1 day adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Philadelphia. A local expert guide will provide the knowledge and lead you through a fantastic urban experience. « less
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Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Our guide was Chuck for this Urban Adventures Tour of the Italian Market in Philadelphia. We found him to be informative, humorous and dedicated to the quality offerings from shops and the wonderfully gritty scenes of the market. He coupled it with his extensive knowledge and snippets of the history of the market and the William Penn connection. Although we... More

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Newark, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great tour on a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning. Our tour guide, Chuck, gave a humorous, interesting tour of the 9th St. Market area, with many colorful anecdotes. A Philadelphia native, Chuck obviously loves the city and spreading the "brotherly love". Although the tour was informative, my mind did not wander away because of too much information. Highly recommended.

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is difficult. I do not like to give bad reviews and reviews are, of course, quite subjective. Instead of calling this a bad review, I think it's more accurate to say I found the tour description highly inaccurate and misleading. This lead me to different expectations and to going on a tour I would not have knowingly purchased. I... More

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PHLUA, Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the feedback of your recent Italian Market tour. We appreciate the comments, and we were very disappointed to read that your expectations weren't met. It is certainly never our intention to mislead anyone. We take a lot of care with ensuring our tour descriptions and itineraries are as accurate as possible, but this can be... More

Eagleville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Had a great tour of South Philadelphia's Italian Market with Chuck from Philadelphia Urban Adventures. He was funny, insightful, and full of interesting facts about the history of the Italian Market. You could tell he loved the city and living in Philly. I would recommend this tour and any others from Philadelphia Urban Adventures.

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Berlin, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Chuck made the tour of the Italian Market a wonderful experience for my daughter & myself. Very knowledgeable & friendly. He was so familiar with everyone & it made the tour very personal. The weather was beautiful & contributed to a great 2 hours. Very informative concerning the history of the area. Highly recommend Chuck & Urban Adventures.

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Today I just had my tour with Urban Adventures. I would say it is the best experience I have had in Phily. It just alter your whole perception of the city to a deep appreciation of its diversity, culture and history. It could be a life-changing leeson of how you visit a city and see its inners with totally different... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Our guide Chris was excellent! Being from Philly, he was really comfortable talking about everything Philly. He was tremendously informative and very entertaining. He represented the city well. We all really enjoyed the afternoon and Ben Franklin is now our favorite person. We highly recommend Chris for the future! Mjm

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Jason was our tour guide for the Italian Market Tour. My husband and I learned a lot about the area, and got to know the market...Jason did a great job. There were 10 of us in the tour group, 5 couples...he made all of us feel welcome, and answered all of our questions with ease.

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Media, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What a great little find in S. Philly!! We had a great time learning not only some of the history, but tasete testing cheese, olive oils etc., and buying some of the most wonderful produce! Our tour guide was GREAT!

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My hubby and I took the tour on a wet cold day in March; we wanted an overview of Philly and some general historical information, so that we could enjoy the walk w/o having to read maps the whole way. Nina was our guide and she was great, fun, knowledgeable, VERY down to earth and interesting. There were only four... More

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