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

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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, 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).
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You'll start at
New Image Art & Framing
601 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USACorner 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, USAWe 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ronbagwell wrote a review Mar 2020
Alpharetta, Georgia3 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great experience. Our guide, Chuck, was knowledgable, personable, and everything you would want in a guide. We cannot praise him enough. We have visited the Italian Market a number of times but knew little about its history. Not only did we learn a lot, we got into the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from AdamPhilly, Manager at Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 2 days ago
Hello, and thank you so much for this excellent review! Chuck is indeed an incredible guide to have in the Italian Market. Few people know as much about that neighborhood as he does. We love offering guests the opportunity to see the "behind the scenes" operations of these iconic South Philly vendors. Glad you were able to take advantage of the 10% discount on the way back up the market. Lastly, and most importantly, we hope you and your loved ones are safe during these difficult times. When things become safer, we hope you join us again for another tour.
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Beverly B wrote a review Mar 2020
Tallahassee, Florida9 contributions5 helpful votes
Amazing morning with Nina on the Italian Market Immersion Tour. So much information about Philadelphia and her obvious love of her city. The food was delicious and she was a ton of fun. Highly recommend
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Response from AdamPhilly, Manager at Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for this joining Nina on her tour of South Philly. She is definitely a "ton of fun", and her enthusiasm for that neighborhood is unmatched. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Be well!
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JC S wrote a review Mar 2020
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The tour opened my eyes to some of the hidden gems that Philly's Italian Market has to offer. On top of that, Annett was an outstanding tour guide and offered amazing advice on things to try, and even stuff to do beyond the tour finishing. She was also amazingly accomodating.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from AdamPhilly, Manager at Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 2 days ago
We are very glad (but not surprised!) to hear that Annett gave you a wonderful experience in the Italian Market. Thank you for leaving this review. There are many hidden gems of the market that only a local can help you uncover. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Blaque1986 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom25 contributions6 helpful votes
So I was a VIP on this tour. Annett led the tour and her colleague came along to experience it and he also gave me tidbits of history (he runs the history tour). This tour taught me so much about the South Italian market, the history of the area and the wider history of Philly,
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AdamPhilly, Manager at Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Responded 2 days ago
Caviar, peanut butter chocolate bacon, and wonderful tour guides...sounds like a pretty amazing experience! Thank you so much for joining Annett on her tour of South Philly, and for leaving this excellent review. As we like to say, "locals know". A person traveling solo through the market will definitely miss a lot. We are thrilled that you got to see what the market has to offer with Annett as your guide.
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Jay wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had signed up for this guide hoping to taste some food at the market and get the inside scoop from a guide. Annett, our guide, made sure that we achieved that and much more! From the start, we could tell that Annett was passionate about the information she was sharing. We
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Day Tour in South Philly
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