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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

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
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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
US$30 per adult
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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
US$30,00 per adult
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).

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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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tour with Annett

My husband and three teens had the pleasure of having Annett lead us on the Italian Market tour. She provided a tour with a good balance of information, letting us explore/shop some of the stores on our own, introducing us to shop owners who then...More

Thank Miles S
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Miles, what a great day it sounds like you had with our guide Annett! We love being able to connect our travellers with the locals -- that's really what we're all about. Come back sometime to take our Beyond the Cheesesteak tour, and we'll introduce...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018
A fun experience for visitors and locals

OK, so I live two blocks from the Italian Market and I go there frequently. I booked this tour as an outing with my mother, who was visiting Philly for the first time. The tour was appropriate for both of us, giving my mom an...More

Thank MJ S
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thanks for your feedback and rating! Nina's pretty much synonymous with the Italian Market, and we're glad she could share her passion and local knowledge on your tour. We especially love when other locals join our tours to learn more about their city. Feel free...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Cool Way to Experience Philly for the First Time!

It was my first time in Philadelphia and this tour was so neat! Chuck was the tour guide and he knew so much about the city and shared some his own stories which made it seem very personal. I was alone on this tour and...More

Thank Sarah F
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Sarah, thanks a lot for leaving your feedback and sharing with the rest of the world how amazing our guide Chuck is (and he really is, we agree)! Hope to see you in Philly again sometime.

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Highly recommended!!!

We did the tour with Chuck as our guide. He was great! Knowledgeable, genial, and a Philly native. See if you can request him if you do this tour. He seems to know everyone in the Market. We visited a butcher shop, and the owner...More

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Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hey Andrew! Well. Said. And we couldn't have put it any better: Chuck is an excellent guide, and we're happy he made your Philly experience such a fun and interesting one. The Italian Market makes our mouth water, but next time you come back, try...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Loved it!

Guide Josh S. was a great guide. So friendly, helpful and knowledgable. We even bumped into a well known local and Josh asked him to share - which he did. We were also guided to a few places ordinary tourists would never see. Best part...More

Thank Dave R
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Dave, thanks so much for your feedback on our Italian Market tour and for the shout-out to our amazing local guide, Josh. We're glad he could give you an insight on and tastes of one of our favorite places in Philly! Happy to show...More

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