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South Philly Culture Tour Including 9th Street Italian Market and Magic Gardens Mosaic Gallery

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US$ 49.00
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Join a local guide in South Philly on a small-group tour of public art, markets and other hidden gems in historic Philadelphia neighborhoods like Queen Village. Pass by bakeries, delis and butcher shops en route to the famed 9th Street Italian Market, where you can peruse the food stalls. Then visit the one-of-a-kind mosaics gallery at Magic Gardens, and ride a local bus down dynamic South Street or Pine Street before finishing at Fabric Row. Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized experience.
  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Departure Point
601 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Departure Time
10:00 AM
3h 30m
Return Details
400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
  • Local guide
  • Food samples
  • Bus token
  • Entry/Admission - Philadelphia Urban Adventures
  • Entry/Admission - Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
  • Personal shopping
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Attire: A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is recommended; make sure to check the weather report for rain
  • Child policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed; please select ‘child’ when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge; at the time of booking, please advise if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6 years in the 'special requirements' box on the checkout page
  • Maximum group size is 12
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved our guide, Annett, and her ability to blend the history with current day activity in the neighborhood and market. We especially enjoyed the visits and personal attention our group received in the bakery, cheese shop, butcher, sweets shop, spice store and others. She...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Chuck was great. There were only 5 of us on the tour. The mosaics were unique and definitely worth seeing. The market was interesting and the tastes were just enough. Chuck threw in enough information about the area that there was also a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Piezum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 12 year-old daughter and I took this tour, and we both truly enjoyed our day! Annette was our tour guide, and she was very knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with! We did 3 other tours while in Philly, and this was our...More

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Lee D, Guest Relations Manager at Philadelphia Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That's so great to hear. We're so glad you and your daughter had an enjoyable time on Annett's 9th Street Iconic Italian Market tour, and we're even more thrilled to hear it was your favorite. We really look forward to seeing you again and appreciate...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing tour of the Italian Market and the mosaic gallery. Our guide Stephanie, took us through the beautiful little streets of South Philly where people’s homes have become tourist attractions. As you walk through through the tiny streets you view the artwork of mosaic artists....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LaKisha A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this tour! This was such a neat area to explore and the food we got to taste was amazing. We actually doubled back after the tour and bought some of the oils/vinegars and the cheese- they were worth it. Our guide gave us...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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29 August 2018|
Response from sharon f | Reviewed this property |
Although scheduled for 3 1/2 hours, ours started at 10:00 am and we were formed to The Magic Gardens at 2:00 pm to tour that by ourselves. However prior to the start of the tour the guide inquired if we were on a time frame... More
11 August 2018|
Response from Mary R | Reviewed this property |
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.
21 July 2018|
Response from GregoryK1274 | Reviewed this property |
About 4 hours. We went from 10 AM to 2 PM.
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