Go on a 2-hour, fully-guided Italian Market Immersion Tour and experience the best of the country’s oldest and largest everyday open-air market.
Your tour starts at South Street before heading to the Bella Vista neighborhood in South Philly making sure to stop one of the city’s greatest murals, a historic deli, and other top sights as you make your way to the famous Italian Market of Philadelphia – also known as 9th Street Market.
You’ll get to sample authentic Philly foodie finds (depending on availability), shop local artisan goods – many with authentic Italian heritage – like cheeses, chocolates, deli items, baked goods, and more. Insider tip: mention your tour and you might get a discount!
Your guide will walk you through the market’s history and tell you all about the area’s fascinating development over the years.
After exploring the market, your tour will take you across the street to a concentration of stores with a Mexican flair that you might recognize from the iconic film Rocky. Next, you’ll get to pop into a selection of stores with Asian goods.
Before your tour ends, you’ll make your way to Pat’s and Geno’s, two famous local establishments known for their Philly cheesesteaks where you can choose for yourself which you prefer – a controversial topic among Philly locals, a quintessential Philadelphia experience, and the perfect way to end your walking tour.
Tour departs from Corner of 9th and South Streets outside New Image Art & Framing. 601 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour to have your pass scanned.