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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience with Food Tastings

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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With Philadelphia’s rich history and litany of firsts, it comes as no surprise that the 9th Street Italian Market is America’s oldest outdoor market. Take a guided stroll through the streets of this South Philadelphia neighborhood, with its bakeries, markets, and gourmet specialty food stores. Sample authentic Philadelphia foods, like the world-famous Philly cheesesteak, the city’s signature sandwich, and local farm fare. Select from a seemingly endless variety of food items—cheeses, chocolates, fresh fruits and vegetables, deli, and baked goods and much more.
  • Walking tour of Philadelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market
  • Follow a local guide on foot through the historic outdoor market
  • Chat with a variety of merchants, and shop for bargains
  • Taste food samples, and buy local goods to take home with you
  • Reenact your favorite Rocky moment from the 1970s film
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 for a personalized experience
  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company
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Friendly Local, English-speaking guide
Discover Philly’s famous landmarks and historical background on 2 hours walking guided tour
Taste 3 food samples on 3 food stops
Visit famous 9th Street Italian Market
Tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
Additional food and drinks
New Image Art & Framing , 601 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA

Corner of 9th & South streets, outside New Image Art & Framing

10:00 AM
Bella Vista , Bella Vista, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA

We will end in the Bella Vista neighborhood with access to convenient transportation.

  • 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. 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour. Food inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intrepid Urban Adventures - USA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the social distancing policy during Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience with Food Tastings?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience with Food Tastings?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience with Food Tastings.

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Great tour. Highly recommend it
, Jun 2022
Loved the mosaics as well as Shelley’s history of the area. She was a terrific guide. I would take another tour with her.
We had a great time on...
, Jun 2022
We had a great time on the tour and learned about parts of Philadelphia we did not know about! Highly recommend!
What a great story teller!
, Feb 2022
Ryan, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We learned a lot about the history of Philadelphia.
Not a food tour
, Feb 2022
Felt unorganized. We were looking for a food tour and wasn't what we thought it was. Only a few samples were offered. It was an interesting tour and enjoyed all the information and local stories about the area.
See the real Philly soul
, Dec 2021
Chuck was such a friendly and knowledgeable host. Knew the neighborhood and history so well and really provided a unique experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful walk through the streets around 9th st
, Oct 2021
Stacy was knowledgeable and friendly. Had a wonderful walk with her. Enjoyable group. Would highly recommend.
Could serve as a survey class about the evolution of The 9th Street Italian Market
, Oct 2021
Howard is so very knowledgeable about Philadelphia. He transformed the tour from a simple here’s The Italian Market/have a cheese steak into a living history of the history of migration in and around Philadelphia. Each ethnic group’s history was exemplified with a personal story from their past and present; ultimately each story culminates with a taste of the person’s culinary product or artwork. This is a tour for the Philly native and visitor. Absolutely fantastic. -Shurea W.
Very inspiring!!!
, Oct 2021
I live in Delaware and unfortunately never took advantage of visiting Philadelphia more often. This tour inspired us to make more day trips to explore the city
Iconic 9th St Italian Market Experience Tour in Philly
, Sep 2021
Our local guide, Chuck, gave a terrific tour of the 9th Street Italin Market in Philly. He lives there so he knew alot about the places and explained well.
, Aug 2021
Mike was excellent and friendly. He knew the area and people well and helped us understand the local and culture. Thanks!
, Jul 2021
Miriam was superb! We saw more than expected. We learned the old South Philly history and merchants. The glass murals were spectacular. Highly recommend
Philly Tour
, Jun 2021
Howard was so personable and eager to share his love for the cultural diversity of this neighborhood. We’re glad we picked this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
An excellent tour with an outstanding guide
, May 2021
An interesting tour with an exceptional guide. I feel like I learned a lot about the Italian section of Philadelphia. I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Philadelphia.
Excellent guide, enjoyable time!
, Apr 2021
Even with the limitations of Covid, this was a wonderful tour of a part of Philly We’d never explored. Chuck brings history, culture, and his love of these neighborhoods to guide his guests to share his passion and feel at home.
Great tour
, Mar 2021
Very good tour with Nicole. Very informative - lots of Philly history and culture; and a few samples of great food too.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Italian Market tour
, Feb 2021
The guide was very experienced and knowledgable about various facets of Philadelphia and Italian Market history. She is born and raised in the local area and is great speaker. It is a worthwhile experience and I recommend it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lovely and informative tour of Italian market in Philadelphia
, Oct 2020
Nicole was our tour guide through the Italian market in Philadelphia The tour began walking through narrow streets looking at and learning about mosaics and murals we then continued our stroll and stopped at an historic bakery , cheese , olive oil and other shops with some small but wonderful tastings Nicole was extremely pleasant ,and informative . We were visitors but touring with our cousins who have lived in the city for years and are quite informed about Philadelphia history. Yet even they learned some new facts and enjoyed the experience very much Very enjoyable morning and highly recommend
Loved this tour!
, Oct 2019
We had wanted to do a food tour while in Philly, but they were all booked up. We ended up going with this tour, and it was really wonderful! We learned about the history of the area, some of the local artists, toured the residential areas as well as several of the shops in the market. Even though it is not considered a food tour, we did get several small tastes along the way! Annett was a wonderful, knowledgeable, entertaining guide who knows the area well. Would definitely recommend this tour while in Philly, my husband, son & I thoroughly enjoyed it!!
Best Tour of 9th Street Italian Market
, Oct 2019
Nina, our guide, was the best. Not only did we walk ninth street but along the way we learned the history of the area, the stores and some artists. A stop in the shops turned out to be heaven with the smell of the cheese, pasta, pastry and the welcome of the shop owners made us all feel as we were part of their family. Needless the tastings brought us back to buy up as much as we could to bring home. I would do it again and bring more friends.
Getting to know the Italian History of Foods in Philly
, Oct 2019
This was a good food tour. It included a lot of the history of a section of Philadelphia, somewhat off the beaten path. The food that we tasted was really good, although don't think of it as replacing your lunch or dinner. They were very small tastings. I would recommend it because it really exposes you to a different side of Philadelphia.

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