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Philadelphia Italian Market Tour

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Key facts

Where: Philadelphia , U.S.A. Duration: 2 hours

Highlights

  • The perfect tour for foodies
  • A tour to titillate and tantalize your tastebuds
  • Discover the history of the famous Philly markets
  • See the street made famous by Rocky
  • Get your fill with tasty food samples
  • Be spoiled for choice by ethnic food stores
  • Chomp down on a Philly Cheese Steak

Overview

Get in touch with your inner food critic when you explore the 9th Street Italian Market of Philadelphia.

This renowned Market is at the heart of one of the oldest neighborhoods in the country. Discover the sounds, smells, tastes and history of this authentic, eclectic shopping and eating emporium.

See the famous street where Rocky went on one of his training runs!

Stop for the chance to sample a Philly Cheese Steak, talk to the owners, buy the food and learn about this area’s wonderful history.

Itinerary

For your Philadelphia Italian Market Tour you should make your way to the Corner of 9th & South Streets, outside New Image Art & Framing, to meet your local guide.

Starting at the always vibrant and eclectic South Street you will head off through the neighborhood of Bella Vista in South Philly. Grab a drink at a local coffee shop (payable direct) and see one of the City's great murals across from a typical neighborhood park.

Swing by a historic deli, a tempting bakery and along Christian Street, before getting to the noises, smells and sights of the famous Italian or, more accurately, 9th Street Market. The Market is the oldest and largest every-day open-air market in the USA, and it’ll be easy to understand why it is one of Philly’s must-see attractions.

With your local guide leading the way, explore the huge variety of stores located here, many of which are Italian in heritage. Your taste buds with be titillated as you wander past cheeses, chocolates, spices and olive oils. Discover a wonderful kitchen store, bakeries, butchers and myriad of other produce stalls.

And don’t worry, if the temptation to purchase becomes too great, you’re likely to get a bargain as many of these stores discount for our travellers! Along the way you'll get the chance to talk to some of the owners and employees of these shops and stalls, and hear fascinating stories of the development of this area over the years.

After leaving the market, cross over the main intersection and head towards a variety of Mexican stores. If this area looks familiar it’s probably because it was here that Rocky ran through the streets on one of his famous training runs. Nearby you’ll also see a selection of Asian stores, brimming with smells and sights that are sure to delight the senses.

Continuing on for another block or two you’ll arrive at the intersection made famous by Pat's and Geno's, where you'll be able to choose between their competing Philly Cheesesteaks. Select your topping, with or without onions, choose the cheese you'd like, and pull up a seat on the street to enjoy a quintessential Philly culinary experience (payable direct). A delicious way to end your market walking tour.

The tour concludes at the Corner of 9th Street & Passyunk Avenue.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily Except Monday

Duration

2 hours

Start time

Start time: 10:30am
Duration: 2 hours

Meeting point

Corner of 9th & South Streets, outside New Image Art & Framing.
Please report to the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

Corner of 9th Street & Passyunk Avenue.

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Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Walking tour

Exclusions

  • Transportation
  • Food and beverages (but most stores will offer discounts if you wish to sample the food)

Do/Dont's

A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Make sure to check the weather report for rain!

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Please note

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Please present your booking voucher to the guide at the start of the tour.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Additional info

  • 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.
  • If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
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