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Flavors of Philadelphia

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Duration: 2 hours (not including transportation)
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  • Complimentary copy of the ′City Tavern Baking & Dessert Cookbook′
  • If you love fine fresh food and bustling markets, this tour is for you!
  • Enjoy 18th century cuisine in an authentic atmosphere
  • Philadelphia is full of gourmet delights – find out for yourself!

Treat yourself to the tastes of Philadelphia, one of America's greatest culinary cities. This delectable package highlights two of the city's best historical landmarks for food – Reading Terminal Market and the City Tavern Restaurant.

You’ll love the 75-minute Taste of Philly Food Tour in which a food writer takes you to the vibrant Reading Terminal Market to learn all about Philadelphia food favorites like cheesesteaks, hoagies and pretzels.

Another ‘must do’ for foodies and history buffs is the City Tavern Restaurant, where you can sip ale from a hand-blown glass on the site where the main characters in the American struggle for independence came for crucial meetings.

In an authentic 18th century atmosphere, with old unpolished wooden floors and high ceilings, you can enjoy dishes typical of the time such as Martha Washington’s turkey pie and Ben Franklin chicken, served by wait staff dressed in colonial costumes. Your package entitles you to a complimentary dessert with an entree purchase and a souvenir copy of the ‘City Tavern Baking & Dessert Cookbook’.

This is a flexible package so, instead of doing all the activities in one day, you could spread them out over a period of time. It's your call.

Itinerary

Experience the gourmet delights of Philly on the Flavors of Philadelphia package. Hotel pick-up is not included. You should make your own way to the destinations at Reading Terminal Market and City Tavern Restaurant. There are many transportation options available to you. Please consult your hotel concierge for assistance or look up philadelphia.com/transport or philadelphiatransportation.com on the Internet.

However, your voucher is valid for one year after purchase, so you can do both activities in one day or on two different days if you prefer.

Your package includes the acclaimed Taste of Philly Food Tour at Reading Terminal Market (5 North 12th Street (at Filbert Street), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107).

These tours are available only on Wednesdays and Saturdays and must be booked in advance. You should arrange to arrive at the venue before 1000h (10:00am) and can redeem your voucher at the Information Desk at the Market, which is the tour starting point.

Led by a knowledgeable (English-speaking) food writer guide you'll tour the vibrant Reading Terminal Market where 115 years of history come alive with the sights, smells, tastes and sounds of more than 80 merchants selling a variety of locally fresh foods and hand-crafted items. On your 75-minute guided tour, you'll learn the story behind cheesesteaks, hoagies, pretzels and other Philly food favorites.

The other part of your package takes you to the City Tavern Restaurant, 138 South 2nd Street (at Walnut Street), for a historical gourmet experience. The City Tavern Restaurant was established in 1773 and played a part in the momentous events surrounding the American Declaration of Independence.

When you arrive, be ready to be transported back to the 18th century. In its time, a Tavern on this site has served the likes of George Washington, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

Even today, you'll enjoy 18th Century American Cuisine served by colonial costumed wait staff in an authentic historic environment.

You can sip ale from hand-blown glasses and dine on dishes such as Martha Washington’s Pot Pie and Ben Franklin’s chicken. You can also sample George’ Washington’s favourite Sweet Potato Biscuits.

Your package gives you a complimentary copy of the ‘City Tavern Baking & Dessert Cookbook’ and a complimentary dessert with the purchase of a lunch or dinner entrée at this restaurant.

Lunch is served daily from 1130am. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 04:00pm, and Sunday from 03:00pm. Prior reservation is recommended.

Your tour ends at your convenience and you need to make your own arrangements to get back to your accommodation.

Please note
Your voucher is valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.
At Reading Terminal Market you can redeem your voucher at the Information Desk

You must call the activity operator in advance to reserve your Taste of Philly Food Tour Guide package.

If it is necessary for the activity operator to cancel a tour, you will be contacted 24 hours in advance of the cancellation with an offer to reschedule
At the City Tavern Restaurant you should redeem your voucher with the server

It is recommended that you reserve a table in advance at the City Tavern Restaurant, using the number given on your isango voucher. Also call the restaurant to check holiday hours
Inclusions
  • 75-minute Guided Tour of Reading Terminal Market (Taste of Philly Food Tour)
  • Complimentary copy of the ‘City Tavern Baking & Dessert Cookbook’
  • Complimentary dessert with the purchase of a Lunch or Dinner entrée at the City Tavern Restaurant
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
Taste of Philly Food Tour at Reading Terminal Market: Wednesdays and Saturdays
Reading Terminal Market: Daily, except holidays
City Tavern Restaurant: Daily (call the restaurant to check holiday opening)
Duration
2 hours (not including transportation)
Start time
Taste of Philly Food Tour at Reading Terminal Market: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00am
Reading Terminal Market: Mondays - Saturdays 08:00am – 06:00pm, Sundays 0900am – 05:00pm
City Tavern Restaurant: Lunch daily from 1130am; Dinner Monday through Saturday from 04:00pm, and Sunday from 03:00pm
Meeting point
Hotel pick-up is not included. You should make your own way to the destinations included in the tour. These are:
Reading Terminal Market,5 North 12th Street (at Filbert Street), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
City Tavern Restaurant, 138 South 2nd Street (at Walnut Street), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
There are many transportation options available to you. Please consult your hotel concierge for assistance or look up philadelphia.com/transport or philadelphiatransportation.com on the Internet
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Ending point
The tour ends at your convenience
Sale price
$123.23
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Dos & Don'ts
Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather

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