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South Philly Culture Tour Including 9th Street Italian Market and Magic Gardens Mosaic Gallery

Highlights
  • Worry-free exploration of South Philadelphia with a guide
  • See more of Philadelphia in less time—ideal for first-time visitors
  • A small-group tour for a more personalized, up-close experience
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South Philly Culture Tour Including 9th Street Italian Market and Magic Gardens Mosaic Gallery
US$40 per adult
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South Philly Culture Tour Including 9th Street Italian Market and Magic Gardens Mosaic Gallery
US$40.00 per adult
Overview
Discover the cultural richness of South Philadelphia on this walking tour, a great choice for first-time visitors who might worry about navigating a new city on foot. Taste your way through the South Ninth Street Italian Market, take in the South Street sights, and see the colorful mosaics of Isaiah Zagar at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (admission included). Then hop on a public bus to Queen Village and stroll past Fabric Row.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the corner of Ninth and South streets to start your South Philly walking tour. Explore Philadelphia’s charming Bella Vista neighborhood and peruse the delis, bakeries, and food stalls at the 9th Street Italian Market, the nation’s oldest open-air market. Catch your first glimpse of local artist Isaiah Zagar’s murals and recreate a scene from the blockbuster film Rocky.

Then skip the ticket line at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and spend about half an hour exploring the indoor galleries and outdoor mosaic art installation. Learn more about Zagar’s one-of-a-kind mosaics and hear stories about the city’s history.

Next hop on a public bus and ride to the historic Queen Village neighborhood. Wander among narrow city blocks lined with pubs and cafes, and stroll past Fabric Row to see the city’s largest concentration of fabric shops.

Your Philadelphia walking tour ends at the corner of Fourth and South streets.
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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic and Personal Philly Experience!

Friends from NYC came to visit Philadelphia this week and we, as 'locals', joined them on this tour of the Italian Market and unique mosaics. WOW! Annette was our guide and obviously loved what she was doing. She new all about Isaiah Zagar, the mosaic...More

1  Thank Rob and Claire R
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're always happy to hear our travellers had a great time and got a true local perspective of our city! Thanks for spending your morning in Philly with Annett on our tour, and we really do hope to see you again sometime, maybe to try...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing area

I highly recommend this tour - you learn so much about the south side of the city. The Italian market is wonderful - we saw all kinds of food - we saw an entire pig being readied for the bar-b-que - you have to have...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Group tour of the Italian Market

I organized a tour for 10 women of the Italian Market in South Philadelphia. All of us are from Philadelphia - both city and suburbs, and some of us have shopped in the Italian Market while others have not. I was told by a foodie...More

Thank Julie H
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We were really chuffed when you reached out to us to request Cheryl! We'll be sure to pass along your fantastic review to her, and we hope to see you in Philly again sometime!

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Fantastic Guide

We had an outstanding guide in Chuck on Thu, June 7th. Personable & Knowledgeable, our tour was tremendous - every question answered and all the places visited gave us an in-depth understanding of South Philly. We highly recommend this tour!! You have a treasure in...More

1  Thank Jeff02142
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jeff, We can't thank you enough for your rave review of our excellent guide Chuck! South Philly's definitely this local's wheelhouse, and he'll be happy to know that you had a fun time. We hope to see you in our neck of the woods...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Fun and Informative Morning in Philadelphia!

Thoroughly enjoyed our time with tour guide Chuck. It was great to explore the neighborhood with someone who actually lives there! Italian Market is wonderful especially when you get to meet some of the shop owners and taste their samplings. Mosaics are gorgeous. Highly recommend...More

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