Italian Market Immersion - Small Group Tour

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What To Expect

Hit the country's oldest and largest everyday open-air market for some authentic, Philly foodie action. Fill your calorie quota with cheese, chocolate, deli items, and baked goods, and connect with the merchants and personalities that have shaped the character of this street for generations.


  • Wander through the famous 9th Street Italian Market

  • Taste samples of all kinds of iconic food, made fresh by the locals

  • Chat with the local store owners and grab a bargain or two

  • Discover the history of the markets and how they came to be so popular

  • Reenact your favourite Rocky moment on a street featured in the film


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Meeting Point:
Corner of 9th Street and South Street
2 hours
daily except Monday at 10:00 AM
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Starting at the always vibrant and eclectic South Street, head off with your local guide through the neighborhood of Bella Vista in South Philly. Explore the tiny streets in this section and have a chance to view some of the iconic mosaic art from a local artist.

Swing by a historic deli, a tempting bakery and along Christian Street, before proceeding on to the noises, smells and sights of the famous Italian or, more accurately, 9th Street Market.  

The Market is the oldest and largest everyday open-air market in the USA, and it's easy to understand why it is one of Philly's must-see attractions. With your local guide leading the way, explore the huge variety of stores located here, many of which are Italian in heritage.

It's worthless to try and resist temptation as you wander past cheeses, chocolates, spices and olive oils. Discover a wonderful kitchen store, bakeries, butchers and myriad of other produce stalls. And don't worry, if the temptation to purchase becomes too great, you're likely to get a bargain as many of these stores offer discounts for our travelers!

Along the way, you will get the chance to talk to some of the owners and employees of these shops and stalls and hear fascinating stories of the development of this area over the years.  

Cross over the main intersection and head towards a variety of Mexican stores. If this area looks familiar it's probably because it was here that Rocky ran through the streets on one of his famous training runs.

Nearby you will also see a selection of Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Chinese stores, brimming with aromas and sights that are sure to delight the senses. This Philadelphia market tour concludes at the intersection made famous by local restaurant competitors Pat's and Geno's, where you'll be able to buy a famous Philly Cheese Steak after the tour. If you don't want the adventure to end here, continue with your guide on the Markets, Mosaics and Magic tour.


  • English-speaking guide


  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests. Another guide can be arranged if the group exceeds the maximum number of guests.

  • Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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