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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia provided by Philadelphia Urban Adventures

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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, see a side of Philadelphia that most visitors miss. You also have the opportunity to pick up tempting culinary souvenirs at a discount (own expense).
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    New Image Art & Framing
    601 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
    Corner of 9th & South streets, outside New Image Art & Framing
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    Philadelphia Urban Adventures
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Italian Market
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    South Street
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Bella Vista
    Bella Vista, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
    We will end in the Bella Vista neighborhood with access to convenient transportation.
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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
  • Learn about the history of the neighborhood from your guide
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 also have the opportunity to chat with market vendors, and enjoy a special tour discount at a selection of stalls. As the tour continues, 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).
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Important Information
Departure Point
New Image Art & Framing, 601 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Bella Vista, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Philadelphia Urban Adventures
Exclusions
  • Personal shopping
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Attire: A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is recommended; make sure to check the weather report for rain!
  • Child policy : This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed; please select ‘child’ when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge; at the time of booking, please advise if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6 in the 'Special Requirements' box on the checkout page
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jan W wrote a review Mar 2021
Batavia, Illinois6 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a great tour! Our guide, Howard, was wonderful. It is very obvious that he loves this city. He describes the history and people with great love and pride. It makes you want to move here. The stories of immigrants and how they contributed to the history and success of
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from PhillyTourHub, Manager at Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Jan! Much of Philly's history was built by immigrants and the incredibly rich cultures have survived in many of our neighborhoods, especially around the "Italian Market" (which is much more than Italian). Howard has incredible passion for the city, and he knows all the spots to grab some delicious bites.
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Christine B wrote a review Mar 2021
22 contributions23 helpful votes
Nina was a wonderful guide... Very knowledgeable and fun to be around. She also provided us with delicious Italian foods. This was a very good tour and it made me want to visit the Italian stores again. Worked highly recommend. Not for young children, however.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from PhillyTourHub, Manager at Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Urban Adventures and for leaving this review! We definitely encourage our guests to revisit the shops that you see on tour; a few of which actually offer our guests a discount on their items.
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ReneeCo wrote a review Mar 2021
Searcy, Arkansas22 contributions
Absolutely loved out guide!! Nina is precious and very knowledgeable! I am a foodie who just loves markets anyway, but getting to sample items along the way was definitely a highlight. Nina does a fantastic job of painting a picture of history with her words and shares much
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for this review! Even though this tour is not a full food tour, it is still a foodie's paradise as you try bites here and there and get the insider scoop on where to go for mouth-watering cheeses, cannoli, freshly-baked bread, and more! And having a local guide like Nina makes the experience that much richer.
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brenda M wrote a review Jan 2021
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
We went on 1/16 and Nina was our tour guide... she gave us a history of 9th street along with other fun facts about the city.. Nina was great!!!!!! We had a lot of fun and we got to taste food.. We all had our masks on during the tour and I would recommend this to anyone
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Response from PhillyTourHub, Manager at Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Responded Feb 1, 2021
Thank you very much for leaving this wonderful review about your tour of the Italian Market with Nina! The safety of our guides and guests is our number one priority. Please join us again on a future tour!
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Peggy Kerr wrote a review Nov 2020
Lansdale, Pennsylvania4 contributions
Our tour guide, Nicole Novack was extremely knowledgeable of the area. She was excellent and super informative about all that the Italian market has to offer. She definitely knows her history and all the great eateries & cheese & meat purveyors. We loved seeing and taking
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from PhillyTourHub, Manager at Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Responded Dec 18, 2020
Thank you for leaving this wonderful review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stroll down the Italian Market. That place is one of many iconic sites in Philly, so please join us again in the future to check out some others!
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Excellent Tour Guide
It was the best tour we've taken on our trip. Our tour guide Josh was very knowledgeable and have a rich knowledge
lisahC5947AU
lisahC5947AU
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Learned a lot with Howard!
We had a terrific tour with Howard. He did a great job tailoring the tour to the various ages (two adults plus boys
Meander421965
Meander421965
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Very Informative
Glad to have Nina as our guide! It was fun and interesting! do your best and keep up an awesome job !
SCHeimann
SCHeimann
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Great Look at the Unique Art and Culinary Treats of Philadelphia
Nina was an engaging and knowledgeable host on our walking tour of the murals and the Italian Market. Her love of
963jennifera
963jennifera
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Terrific tour!
Howard was such a delight! So much information- so interesting - I loved it as did my know it all middle schoolers
1KRY
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Fantastic Tour!
Tour was fantastic. Nina was truly passionate about her city and was a wealth of information we wouldn’t have gotte
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Great Tour and guide
My teenage son and I took the founding fathers tour in March of 2021. All in all we had a wonderful experience. The
mojdaw2021
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AMAZING!!!
Our tor guide was sooo good. Very thoughtful! Knowledgeable... Amazing. One of the best tours I ever had and I’m a
sam34j
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See Philly!
Seeing the Dream Garden mural was spectacular....a perfect example of why folks should take tours! Our guide, Nina,
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Philadelphia highlight
My tour was with Josh silver he provided a great tour. This tour is not the I could have done this myself tour. Jos
gavinp936
gavinp936
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GREAT TOUR 10/10
Josh was amazing! Very informative and knowledgeable of the history of Philadelphia and it’s amazing architecture.
angedags
angedags
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Fantastic tour!!!
Howard lead an fantastic, informative, and engaging tour. Despite the subzero weather, we still learned so much and
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D2014FZjuliad
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Loved the history!
This was an amazing tour! Josh Silver was a great tour guide and had incredible knowledge of the city! The history
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Local view of Philly
Walking through the Italian market was amazing and the art work throughout the city was spectacular. Our tour guide
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Excellent tour
Really awesome tour of Old City Guide was very informative and had interesting facts about the area and sights Que
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