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Philadelphia: Half-Day Private Rocky Movie Locations Tour

1. Philadelphia: Half-Day Private Rocky Movie Locations Tour

Join this exciting 4-hour “Rocky” movie locations tour of Philadelphia for a fresh look at the “City of Brotherly Love.” The private tour can start and end at any location in the city center, and includes transfers by chauffeur driven vehicle. See sites from 4 of the 6 “Rocky” movies, including the first, and the last, “Rocky Balboa.” Go to the pet store where Adrian Pennino worked, and the gym where Rocky worked out. Visit Rocky’s apartment building, and take a quick jog in the Italian Market where Rocky’s morning runs were filmed. Pick up a Philly Cheese Steak before you leave. A highlight will be the famous “Rocky” steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you will also find the giant bronze statue of Rocky himself! There are many street scenes that you will immediately recognize, and you can spar with your guide about movie quotes and characters along the way.

Philadelphia: 9th Street Italian Market Walking Food Tour

2. Philadelphia: 9th Street Italian Market Walking Food Tour

Walk and taste your way through Philadelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market on this guided walking tour. Immerse yourself in the scents and sounds of this lively street as you taste a variety of local food samples, such as cannoli, tomato pie, and tacos. Along a stretch of 9th Street in the heart of South Philadelphia lies the Italian Market, one of America’s oldest and largest outdoor markets. This collection of butchers, bakers, specialty shops, and restaurants has been the backbone of this neighborhood since its creation in the late 1800s. The market has survived throughout the passing decades by welcoming vendors from around the world. Today, it remains a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Come along for a stroll through this historic market to immerse yourself in the vibrant fruit stalls, fragrant bakeries, and various shops and unique stores. Get inspired by the area’s hidden alleys covered in local street art. You’ll also have the chance to sample several dishes, such as Philly’s famous tomato pie, hand-made cannoli, fresh tacos, an Italian Market specialty, and immigrant-inspired food. Get introduced to Italian Market staples so you (and your tastebuds) get the most out of this flavorful tour. If you are a vegetarian or have other special dietary needs, don’t worry: discounts are available and your guide can assist you with recommendations on where to purchase alternative diet-friendly food during the tour. Wherever your guide leads you, your senses will be popping as you discover one of the most unique, thriving, and diverse areas of the City of Brotherly Love.

Its Always Sunny Shared Walking Tour of South Philly

3. Its Always Sunny Shared Walking Tour of South Philly

Embark on a unique wild card adventure on "The Gang Goes to South Philly: An It's Always Sunny Tour of Philadelphia." You'll not only explore iconic landmarks of TV's longest running sitcom but unearth the stories of sandwich history and Italian culture from Philadelphia's most famous neighborhood. This isn't just a TV tour; it's an immersive exploration of South Philly's heritage, seen through the irreverent lens of "It's Always Sunny." Our journey begins on the dynamic South Street. Here, we initiate you into the world of It's Always Sunny, introducing you to nearby filming sites and adding color to the series' connections to the city. From the very start, you'll understand these aren't just TV backdrops but spots where The Gang would hang out and roam. Our next stage is the Italian Market, a cultural mosaic and an often filmed spot in the series. Here, we'll immerse ourselves in show sights and unravel the rich history of the market, as you absorb the sights, sounds, and smells (lots of smells) of this bustling marketplace. As we venture further south, we'll stroll past the famous cheesesteak joints, landmarks in their own right, and reveal their unique connections to the show. Imagine the characters grabbing a bite here, running away, and suddenly, the streets come alive with the show's spirit. Deeper into South Philly, we delve into sun-soaked array of filming locations. Each street corner whispers a tale and reveals a moment in the series. Among these locales is Rob McElhenney's childhood home, a historical landmark of the show's creator that helped shape 'Always Sunny's' unique world. Winding our way back towards South Street, accompanied by narratives as gripping as the Dayman's victory over the Nightman, we navigate into this famous stretch and its influence on the show. Your journey, packed with laughs and discoveries, concludes here, but not without leaving an indelible mark. For those craving more, we offer an optional extra mile, leading us north. A handful of intriguing show locations later, we find ourselves at Mac's Tavern. A fitting end to an unforgettable journey, or rather, the beginning of your personal 'Always Sunny' adventure. Expect to be tantalized by engaging pre-tour videos to enhance each stop on our journey. Step into the world of It's Always Sunny and experience South Philly in a whole new light. Get ready for a day as unpredictable and exciting as Charlie's antics. Your adventure awaits!

Philadelphia: Historic Italian Market Walking Tour

4. Philadelphia: Historic Italian Market Walking Tour

Discover the sights, and tastes of one of Philadelphia's most vibrant immigrant neighborhoods. Explore 150 years of history by eating your way through some of the best shops and restaurants that the Italian Market has to offer. Bask in the fragrant smell of classic Italian bread, sample gourmet vinegar, and try some of the best cheese in the world. Whether you're a food or history lover, this tour has something for everyone!

Philadelphia: Chef-Led Tour of Italian Market with Tastings

5. Philadelphia: Chef-Led Tour of Italian Market with Tastings

Explore a diverse range of delectable cheese combinations expertly recommended by our knowledgeable cheese mongers. Treat yourself to the flavorful richness of 15-year-old aged balsamic vinegar and relish in the exquisite taste of freshly made pasta and hand-stretched mozzarella available at our Italian Market boutique store. Delight in the authentic flavors of freshly pressed corn tortillas, prepared according to a 3rd generation family recipe. Indulge in our signature square pizza, expertly crafted using only the freshest ingredients sourced from the Italian Market. Avail yourself of a special discount at an iconic kitchen wares shop, where you can find everything from pots and pans to knives, gadgets, and even pasta-making supplies.

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What people are saying about Italian Market 9th Street

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 93 reviews

Driver very friendly, enthusiastic and informative. We all (age range 13-53) thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and felt safe and relaxed throughout. Would thoroughly recommend this trip and, if had more time, would definitely use this provider again for other excursions (and intend to do so when we return). Can’t recommend highly enough! A perfect day for true Rocky fans

We had Owen for our Rocky tour and he was great! We talked about our connections to the movie, what it meant to all of us and shared plenty of laughs. Not only did he show us all the great spots from the movie, but he went into detail and gave us fun facts along the way. Would definitely recommend!

We loved this tour!!! It was almost a private tour as there was a very small group. The guide, Chuck was great fun, very knowledgeable and the food was fantastic. Chuck knew a lot of the local vendors which made the tour more personal. Would definitely recommend!

James was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of Philadelphia. We really enjoyed the tour and highly recommend James as a tour guide!!

The trip was great and very informative. Our Guide Adam was friendly and informed. He made the trip very enjoyable. Highly recommend going on this trip