1. United States
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  3. Philadelphia
  4. South Street, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Markets, Mosaics and Magic Small Group Tour

Product ID: 5199
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Enjoy a 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.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the hidden gems of some of the most historic neighborhoods in the country
  • 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
  • Get to know the real South Philly from a local perspective
Full description
Take on the diversity of Philly in the best way possible – local style! Begin your Philadelphia neighborhood tour on the ever-colorful South Street. Follow your local guide through the streets of the Bella Vista neighborhood 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.

Your tour concludes at the Magic Gardens. From here, your guide can give you recommendations on where to go to eat, drink, and shop along Philly’s eclectic and dynamic South Street. Now that you're a bona fide local, you may even want to make an appointment for your new Urban Adventures tattoo.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food samples
  • Admission to the Mosaic Gallery
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Shopping

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on the corner of 9th & South Streets, outside New Image Art & Framing.

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Important information
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 9
• 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

From US$ 49 per person

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Product ID: 5199