Philadelphia: Essence of South Philly 4-Hour Walking Tour

Philadelphia Markets, Mosaics and Magic Tour

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3.5 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Explore South Philadelphia on a guided walking tour
  • Admire Isaiah Zagar’s beautiful one-of-a-kind mosaics at Magic Gardens
  • Wander among the colorful stalls and enjoy the tastes of the shops, cafes, and restaurants at the world-famous Italian Market
  • Admire unique mosaic art and finish on Philly's eclectic South Street
Enjoy a 4-hour guided walking tour of South Philadelphia and explore the sights of this diverse district. See the city’s mosaic murals, visit Pennsylvania’s oldest church, explore the famous Italian Market, and soak up the bohemian vibes of South Street.
What to Expect
Take on the diversity of Philly in the best way possible – local style! Begin your Philadelphia neighbourhood tour on the ever-colourful South Street. Follow your local guide through the streets of the Bella Vista neighbourhood for your first glimpse of some beautiful mosaics. You’ll swing by a historic deli, duck into a tempting bakery, and marvel at the sights, smells, and sounds of the famous Italian Market.

The market is the oldest and largest everyday open-air market in America, and you’ll soon understand why it is one of Philly’s must-see attractions. Tempt your taste buds as you wander past the myriad of local stores carrying everything from cheese, chocolate, spices, and olive oils, to the best bakeries, butcher shops, and produce stalls. Take the time to mix with business owners and residents, taste some samples, and hear stories of early immigrants to the city. It was also here that Rocky ran through the streets on one of his famous training runs — feel free to recreate this scene yourself!

You'll continue this Philadelphia city tour with Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, which showcases the mosaic art of Isaiah Zagar. This amazing place includes a fully mosaicked indoor gallery and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic structure. Here your guide will fill you in on the local tales of this area, giving you the opportunity to ask them any questions you may have about this classic Philly spot.

From the Magic Gardens, you’ll either take a stroll or catch a local bus down Philly’s eclectic and dynamic South Street. Get your counter-culture fix here, and, in the spirit of being a bona fide local on South Street, you can make an appointment for your new Urban Adventures tattoo.

Finally, take a peek into one of the country’s most historic neighbourhoods, Queen Village, to soak in the character of this charming corner of Philadelphia. Finish the tour back on South Street for a chance to ask your local guide where you should eat, drink, and shop after the tour.

What's Included
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food samples
  • Admission to the Mosaic Gallery
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Shopping
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Meet your guide on the corner of 9th & South Streets, outside New Image Art & Framing. 601 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Younger children may find these tours too tiring. We think they are suitable for children over the age of 11 but if in doubt, please contact us.
• This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12
• A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Make sure to check the weather report for rain!
• Cancellations within 48 hours of tour departure are non-refundable

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Product ID: 5199