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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

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Stroll for two hours with an informative guide through the labyrinth of food stalls at Philadelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market, considered to be the oldest and largest open-air market in the country. Search for authentic Philadelphia foods, and shop to your heart’s content amid a plethora of cheeses, chocolates, deli items and baked goods. You’ll have a chance to chat with local vendors and view mosaic art in South Philly’s characteristic neighborhoods. For a personalized experience, this small-group tour is limited to 12 people.
  • 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’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).
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide Chuck was really fun. He told us a lot about de history of Philly and showed us spots in Philly we would never see on our own. The Italian market is a great experience!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Prue D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the Italian Market tour with Julia. She was great and took the time to make the tour a fun and unique experience. It exceeded our expectations and we’ll be revisiting the sites our awesome guide recommended. Her knowledge about the city and market...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank palicea
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your day out in the Italian Market with our local guide Julia! Thanks for your review and especially for supporting our small businesses - we really appreciate it!

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first trip to Philadelphia, and after doing some research I knew I wanted to check out the Italian Market. With this tour, we not only got to experience the market, but some whimsical and inspiring mosaic art, as well as learn the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sarahsojourner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying locally for 3 days in Passyunk Square and this was a short walk. Despite it being a little cold Nina was fantastic and entertaining regailing us of her life and the local history. Such detail and you can tell how much she...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brent M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Italian tour market was so much fun! Nina was so interesting and informative. We learned a lot about the history of the oldest Italian Market in the country. I would highly recommend this tour!

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Response from amcl17 | Reviewed this property |
He may find these tours boring. They are fascinating for an adult interested in history and food.
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