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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

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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).
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’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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Important Information
Departure Point
New Image Art & Framing, 601 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
2h
Return Details
1237 E Passyunk Ave, 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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We were in Philadelphia Veterans day weekend. Decided to do the Italian Market tour. What a great choice. We had many different tours to choose from, but we were thrilled to have gone on this one. This was all around and down 9th street. A street we never would have gone to on
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Response from Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 1 week ago
We're equally thrilled that you had such a great time with Chuck on his Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience. Your review means a lot to us, and we hope you'll take more of our local-led tours here in Philly or in one of our other UA locations!
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Chuck was an amazing guide! So knowledgeable. This tour was more than just food. It was also art, culture, history, current events and changes in the market. So much more than what we thought it would be. Chuck lived in the area and gave us the real inside scoop. Could not say
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Response from Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 1 week ago
Yes! Thank you for your review of Chuck's Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience! And if you're travelling south for the winter, check out our local-led Miami tours that include art, food, and beer!
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I had a great time exploring the old market and learning about the changes they have gone through. You get a good bit of history as well as tastings. Our guide Chuck was really knowledgeable, you can tell he loves what he does.
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Response from Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 1 week ago
Hey Rebecca, we really appreciate your feedback on Chuck's Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience! Hope to see you back in Philly again sometime...
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We had an amazing day with Chuck, who was our tour guide on 11/8 through the Italian marketplace. He has an amazing knowledge of not only the market area but Phila in general which made the trip so much fun. I was born in south Phillie but my family moved to Lancaster when I was
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Response from Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 1 week ago
Carmela, we love when we have locals and former Philadelphians go on our tours! We can't thank you enough for your review and for coming out to re-explore the neighborhood with Chuck.
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Nicole's tour of the Italian Market was both informative and delicious. Nicole provided many tips and was patient as we marveled over all of the different kinds of cheeses, which had us go a bit beyond time, but Nicole didn't rush us and allowed us to enjoy our tour. The Italian
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Response from Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 1 week ago
Hey Neda, thank you for your review of Nicole's Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience! If you're touring the East Coast, be sure to check out New York's Tenements, Tales, and Tastes tour and Washington DC's Food & History Tour on H St.!
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  • Languages Offered: English
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