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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

  • 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
Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia
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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

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 (35)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Knowledgeable, personable, informative!

Chuck knows Philadelphia, past and present! Starting with our ideal meeting point and fabulous walk through BellaVista (where the alleys have alleys, and incredible artwork!) and on to the Italian Market, we saw this area of Philadelphia from a different perspective than on previous visits....More

Thank EllenTSRL
Reviewed 5 days ago
Amazing tour and experience

We had an amazing time with Chuck who is very knowledgeable about the city and has a great relationship with the local shopkeepers. Just getting a tour and narrated history of the market would have been great, but having the immersive experience makes it even...More

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

Next time you're down in the Italian Market and haven't already, try the Stinking Bishop or Drunken Goat cheeses. YUM. Thank you so much for your review of our stupendous guide Chuck. We've got food-featuring Urban Adventures tours all over the world, such as Florence...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome tour with Chuck!

I highly recommend this tour. Chuck did a wonderful job, he knew history and knew the local market business owners. We enjoyed our time touring the Italian Market...beware you will want to eat it all!

Thank Renee T
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile
Fabulous and heartfelt

Chuck was our tour guide. I just love how connected he is to Philadelphia and it’s rich history and beautiful people. The pride and craftsmanship in the Italian market is inspiring. I loved how Chuck walked us through history while blending the very personal elements...More

1  Thank Wendy K
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile
Loved it! Chuck was awesome!

I did this walking tour with our guide Chuck and a group of eight. I was with my sister and we love learning and immersing ourselves in other cultures and worlds. I promise you will have respect for this wonderful place if you take the...More

2  Thank Ambassador812573
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