Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, USA

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Stroll for two hours with an informative guide through the labyrinth of food stalls at Philadelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market, considered to be the oldest and largest open-air market in the country. Search for authentic Philadelphia foods, and shop to your heart’s content amid a plethora of cheeses, chocolates, deli items and baked goods. You’ll have a chance to chat with local vendors and view mosaic art in South Philly’s characteristic neighborhoods. For a personalized experience, this small-group tour is limited to 12 people.

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Average 4.95 out of 5 stars based on 40 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
carmoucm, Dec 2021 Verified
Chuck is so personable, it felt like we walked through his home and he was sharing bits of how he is connected to the community. It was obvious he had taken the time to develop relationships with the restaurant owners. Being able to hear their stories was such a valuable part of the tour. We even learned about nautical mosaic murals and the artist in the neighborhood who has created the works of art.Oh and the food was delicious!! Just a fun and informative time - highly recommend it!
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Ryan_S, Dec 2021 Verified
Chuck was such a friendly and knowledgeable host. Knew the neighborhood and history so well and really provided a unique experience.
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
jennifermG4692PM, Dec 2021 Verified
My granddaughter and I had a wonderful time. Chuck was our guide and did a great job of keeping a 10 year old engaged. He brought to life the area in Philadelphia that he truly loves. I liked all the tidbits of info and the stores he introduced us to. I highly recommend this tour especially to first timers to Philadelphia.
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
becca_desree, Dec 2021 Verified
I went on a solo trip to Philadelphia and saw this tour. I decided to try it because I love history and food! It was easy to book and they always sent me updates before the tour.When Chuck (my awesome tour guide) showed up, I learned that I would be alone on the tour. I was kind of bummed because I thought it would be more fun with other people. It turns out that I got a wonderful personalized tour instead. He was so knowledgeable in everything, I enjoyed every moment.I met the most amazing people while going into the shops and they all knew and loved Chuck. I learned a lot of the history of the market and the food I tried was amazing.I could write so much about this, but it's definitely a tour you should take. You will have an amazing experience.I can't wait to go on this tour the next time I visit.
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
BookloverJudyLynn, Nov 2021 Verified
I took this tour on 11/12/21. Our tour guide, Adam, was knowledgeable, funny, and personable. I loved seeing the area and trying a few things along the way. I also appreciated the art in the area. The murals and mosaics were incredible! I would definitely recommend this if you want to get a feel for South Philly.
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
CRovnan, Nov 2021 Verified
The Italian Market Food Tour exceeded my expectations! Chuck was our guide and did an amazing job. Dick was also very friendly. Both of them provided our group with a detailed history of the iconic Italian Market and shared some really interesting fun facts with us. All of the food we got to try was delicious. I really enjoyed the tour and will certainly be recommending it to my friends and family, as well as tourists/visitors!
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
christinegQ8044DO, Nov 2021 Verified
Chuck was the most fantastic guide and I honestly feel like I walked away with a friend. I was the only one on the tour and being that it was my first time ever in Philly (and I was traveling alone) it was great to have Chuck leading the way. He shared with me really fascinating history about the city and the people there with a great reverence for the hard working people that have built the communities and businesses there. We sampled lots of goodies (pizzele, cheese, candy and tomato pie) and I got to get the inside story on Philly that made me appreciate the city much more than if I were just walking around on my own. The tour was dotted with sightings of the famous mosaic murals of Isaiah Zagar and ended at his Magic Gardens museum - such great pictures! It was such a perfect day, I highly recommend seeking out this tour and Chuck as well!
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Mary_L, Oct 2021 Verified
Stacy was knowledgeable and friendly. Had a wonderful walk with her. Enjoyable group. Would highly recommend.
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Shurea_W, Oct 2021 Verified
Howard is so very knowledgeable about Philadelphia. He transformed the tour from a simple here’s The Italian Market/have a cheese steak into a living history of the history of migration in and around Philadelphia. Each ethnic group’s history was exemplified with a personal story from their past and present; ultimately each story culminates with a taste of the person’s culinary product or artwork.This is a tour for the Philly native and visitor.Absolutely fantastic. -Shurea W.
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
Julie_C, Oct 2021 Verified
I live in Delaware and unfortunately never took advantage of visiting Philadelphia more often. This tour inspired us to make more day trips to explore the city

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