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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

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  • 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
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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
From US$28.00
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).

Reviews (47)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Italian Market tour

Our guide Chuck made this a fantastic tour to learn about the area and the history. He was very informative and shared his knowledge. If you are not sure about this tour, I would recommend you book it. You will not be disappointed. The cheeses...More

1  Thank amanda p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
It was perfect!

Annette was our tour guide and she did an amazing job. She showed us her favorite stores and it was love at first sight with L'amise Gouda cheese. It is definitely worth the money and the description on the page does not do justice for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank LJZE_Food
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oooooh yes, the famed Gouda. And we’ll have to get a better decription! We all have food (and drink) love here, so if you ever come back our way, let us know so we can give you the low-down on the best spots! Thanks for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour, very knowledgable guide!

Myself and a group of friends went on the Italian Market tour today with Chuck and it was a great experience. He was very knowledgeable about the city of Philadelphia and the history of the city. The tour was very informational but also very delicious!...More

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

We hope you got a good haul, and thanks for supporting our local businesses! We’re really happy to hear about your yummy Iconic 9th Street Italian Market tour with Chuck, and let us know where you want to go next!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A truly fantastic tour!

What a fantastic tour with a very knowledgeable and charismatic tour guide (Ben). We learned so much about the history of the Italian Market, Philadelphia and some contemporary fun facts. Highly recommended for all ages!More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bellagrah
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You certainly had a great intro to genuine Philly, and what better way to do it than with Ben. He really is a great chap. Now that you’ve gotten your immersive Italian Market Experience, try out our food tours in our other cities along the...More

Reviewed 15 February 2019
So glad we did this!

I'm proud to say I'm an Irish / Italian American who has lived in the suburbs of Philadelphia all my life. I remember going to South Philadelphia on occasion as a child, but the trips have dwindled down to - I can't remember the last...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lovelaughterandcoffe
Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Annett (though she’s cool with being Anna, too!) said she had a wonderful time with you and your kids. And what a change you must’ve witnessed of the neighborhood! Come back anytime and check out some other neighborhoods with us, and thanks so much for...More

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Response from amcl17 | Reviewed this property |
He may find these tours boring. They are fascinating for an adult interested in history and food.
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