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Itinerary
Meet your guide at the corner of Ninth and South streets to start your South Philly walking tour. Explore Philadelphia’s charming Bella Vista neighborhood and peruse the delis, bakeries, and food stalls at the 9th Street Italian Market, the nation’s oldest open-air market. Catch your first glimpse of local artist Isaiah Zagar’s murals and recreate a scene from the blockbuster film Rocky.

Then skip the ticket line at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and spend about half an hour exploring the indoor galleries and outdoor mosaic art installation. Learn more about Zagar’s one-of-a-kind mosaics and hear stories about the city’s history.

Next hop on a public bus and ride to the historic Queen Village neighborhood. Wander among narrow city blocks lined with pubs and cafes, and stroll past Fabric Row to see the city’s largest concentration of fabric shops.

Your Philadelphia walking tour ends at the corner of Fourth and South streets.
Locations visited
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Italian Market
South Street
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Overview
Discover the cultural richness of South Philadelphia on this walking tour, a great choice for first-time visitors who might worry about navigating a new city on foot. Taste your way through the South Ninth Street Italian Market, take in the South Street sights, and see the colorful mosaics of Isaiah Zagar at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (admission included). Then hop on a public bus to Queen Village and stroll past Fabric Row.
Highlights
  • Worry-free exploration of South Philadelphia with a guide
  • See more of Philadelphia in less time—ideal for first-time visitors
  • A small-group tour for a more personalized, up-close experience
  • Skip the ticket line at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
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Reviewed 6 days ago
A complete day with Urban Adventures

Since we only had 1,5 day in Philadelphia, we decided to make the most of it. By combining the South Market tour, History in HD and the Pub tour, we certainly got to know the city pretty well. We were very well taken care of,...More

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Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We love that you chose to spend your day with us, and thank you so much for telling the world about it! Check out our other cities for in-depth city tours like Baltimore or Annapolis for seafood and more happy hour experiences!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Treated Like an Out-of-Town-Friend!

This tour felt like a great day learning the South Philly neighborhood as an out-of-town guest of a friend. Nina, our guide, made my daughter and me feel like we were family and was so happy to show us around her South Philly neighborhood! Our...More

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

YUM. We've all had that lemon cucumber at the Hub, and it. is. tasty. Thanks so much for your glowing review of our glorious guide Nina. Come back anytime or try another Urban Adventures tour in one of our other locations -- might I suggest...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Not as advertised, but interesting

From the description, I deducted that this was a food/culture tour of South Philly. I understood that part of the tour would include a bus ride to visit various parts of South Philly, and bus fare was included in the cost of the tour. When...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great tour!

One of the best tours ever! Chuck's knowledge of South Philly and his warm and entertaining personality made my day.More

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

Thanks, Gregory! It means so much to us to know our travellers are really getting the Urban Adventure experience, though we're not surprised in the least: Chuck is a great guy/guide, a true local, and will be expecting you back for his Philly on Tap...More

Reviewed June 21, 2018
Fantastic and Personal Philly Experience!

Friends from NYC came to visit Philadelphia this week and we, as 'locals', joined them on this tour of the Italian Market and unique mosaics. WOW! Annette was our guide and obviously loved what she was doing. She new all about Isaiah Zagar, the mosaic...More

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Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

We're always happy to hear our travellers had a great time and got a true local perspective of our city! Thanks for spending your morning in Philly with Annett on our tour, and we really do hope to see you again sometime, maybe to try...More

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I do not think the time of the year will have a big impact - of course when it is hot or cold you might be more uncomfortable, but think you will see the same things.
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July 21, 2018|
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About 4 hours. We went from 10 AM to 2 PM.
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