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

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  • 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
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South Philly Culture Tour Including 9th Street Italian Market and Magic Gardens Mosaic Gallery
US$40,00
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.
Reviews (49)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Great tour and great tour guide!

Even as seasoned travelers, this was one of the best tours we've ever taken, primarily because of Chuck, our tour guide. He had grown up in the neighborhood and knows the shops and their proprietors, who gave us a great inside look at their Italian...More

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Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

You and your wife are awesome, not just for your review and recommendation, but because you really wanted the local experience we promise our unique travellers when they come to our equally unique city. Chuck loves his city, we love our city, and we hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A must see--esp. for food lovers!

Loved the fact that our guide Chuck was a local--he knew every square inch of this remarkably colorful area. Great tour--great guide!

1  Thank 887Peggy
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That he is! Thanks so much for reviewing Chuck and our Italian Market tour! We've got an array of Urban Adventures tours here and all over the world, so be sure to check them out to keep getting really local experiences!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great time at the Italian Market & Magic Garden

Chuck was a fantastic guide! My daughter and I enjoyed meeting the shop owners and hearing the stories of their family business. I will definitely be back to visit and support them! We had samples of fresh baked Italian bread, imported cheeses, gelato, speciality vinegars...More

1  Thank DollyD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome

My mom and I took this tour while in town for the day. It was awesome and our tour guide Chuck really knew Philly and the places to go for the best experience! We had a great time and tasted some great fresh foods!

1  Thank rdilapo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
South Philly Cultural Tour including 9th street Italian Market and Magic Gardens Mosiac

Chuck was our tour guide , and I can not say enough wonderful things about him. He is local, having grown up in the neighborhood, so his knowledge was exceptional! Everyone we encountered seemed to really relate well to him and enjoyed his visit. The...More

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Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Now we can't give Chuck ALL the credit -- we have other amazing guides, too! But yeah, Chuck is absolutely the bee's knees. Thanks so much for touring with him, and hopefully we'll see you on our other Urban Adventures tours with those other amazing...More

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soniaces83
28 August 2018|
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Response from sharon f | Reviewed this property |
Although scheduled for 3 1/2 hours, ours started at 10:00 am and we were formed to The Magic Gardens at 2:00 pm to tour that by ourselves. However prior to the start of the tour the guide inquired if we were on a time frame... More
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Hope M
11 August 2018|
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Response from Mary R | Reviewed this property |
I do not think the time of the year will have a big impact - of course when it is hot or cold you might be more uncomfortable, but think you will see the same things.
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sdelue
21 July 2018|
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Response from GregoryK1274 | Reviewed this property |
About 4 hours. We went from 10 AM to 2 PM.
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