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Lonely Planet Experiences: South Philly Markets, Mosaics, Magic Small Group Tour

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USD 49.00
2 adults
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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.
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601 S 9th St
601 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USACorner of 9th & South Streets, outside New Image Art & Framing
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  • 1
    Philadelphia Urban Adventures
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Italian Market
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    South Street
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
Bella Vista Neighbors Association
700 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USAWe will end in the Bella Vista neighborhood, with access to convenient transportation.
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  • 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 in South Philly to start your 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 explore 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 in South Philly.
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Important Information
Departure Point
601 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Return Details
Bella Vista Neighbors Association, 700 S 9th 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Philadelphia Urban Adventures
Belleview, Florida
Must See in Philadelphia
Josh was amazing! A wealth of knowledge! Even though we were the only two he made us feel special. You will not be
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Elanit R
Day Tour in South Philly
We had a wonderful tour with Annett! She was so Knowledgeable and passionate about the art and magic or South
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Great tours with Adam
Great tour, on one day Adam was our guide for the Italian market , showing us around there and allowed us to taste
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Erica M
Small Group Historical Walking Tour
This tour was excellent. It was well organized and the history was from a local perspective and an international
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Great experience made even better by our guide
We had signed up for this guide hoping to taste some food at the market and get the inside scoop from a guide.
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Kennewick, Washington
Nina was an excellent guide
Nina was a wonderful guide. Really gave us a “local” view of this great city. Highly recommend Nina!
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Sacramento, California
Beer and History mix well!
Had a Henry as our knowledgable guide, and brewery himself, walked us to few bars with great in-between stops for
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Eileen P
State College, Pennsylvania
Awesome tour
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Julia, our tour guide, was wonderful--so knowledgeable, engaging, and
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Nate H
Fantastic tour!
Had a blast with Rob as our guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining for the entire tour. Would recommend to
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Biglerville, Pennsylvania
Knowledgeable Guide = Great Tour!
Alex was a personable and knowledgeable guide. He was skilled at getting to know tour participants a bit and then
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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