Italian Market Tour: Explore Historic South Philadelphia
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Embark on a captivating Italian Market tour in historic South Philadelphia. Discover the vibrant stalls, bakeries, shops, and street art while sampling delicious dishes and immersing yourself in the flavors of this iconic outdoor market.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Italian Market 9th Street - Down these streets you’ll see stalls and stores of all kinds, as glorious scents and surprising sights surround you. There are many different breads, meats, produce, and cheeses to be enjoyed - along with classics such as cannoli and newer additions like fresh tortillas. You’ll get a chance to speak to some local shopkeepers and hear about their family’s experiences in the market. You’ll also hear about the evolution of this immigrant neighborhood and how foods, dishes, and cuisines from all over the world have found a home in South Philly.
What's Included
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drink
  • Not all locations listed are guaranteed stops
Additional Information

Situated on 9th Street in the vibrant South Philadelphia, you’ll find the Italian Market, one of the oldest and biggest open-air markets in the United States. This renowned hub of butchers, bakers, specialty retailers, and eateries has been the heart and soul of this historic district since it sprung into existence in the late 19th century. Join us in a leisurely walk through the Italian Market, past colorful fruit stands, aromatic bakeries, a range of shops and boutiques, and clandestine alleyways adorned with amazing street art. Throughout the journey, you’ll get to taste a variety of yummy meals, from cannoli and tomato pie to tacos! Your tour guide will also introduce you to other popular products of the Italian Market and cuisine influenced by immigrants, letting you relish the market’s tastes as you navigate this renowned road. No matter where your guide takes you, expect an explosion of sensations as you uncover one of the most distinct, flourishing, and multicultural regions of the City of Brotherly Love.

Cianfrani Park
South 8th Street
Meet your guide in the center of Cianfrani Park; 721 S. 8th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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(132 Ratings)
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Apr 14, 2024
Best of times with Barry - Barry was extremely kind and very knowledgeable of the area, that additions of art was also a very interesting aspect. There were a lot of bites of food and all were beyond delicious ! I would a hundred percent recommend this so you get an idea of the history and all of the amazing food to offer in the Italian market.
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Apr 14, 2024
Get to know the real city. - Barry was great, he provided all kinds of great insights. Well worth the time. Would recommend to anyone visiting the city.
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Apr 14, 2024
Seeing The City - We were lucky enough to be the only party with Barry on our tour and it was an an amazing personal tour of some amazing food spots and some cool artwork along the way! Would recommend to anyone looking to see the real Philly
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Apr 12, 2024
Highly recommend - Barry was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and catered the tour to our interests. The food was incredible!! I would highly recommend.
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Apr 12, 2024
Great tour!! - Barry was informative, kind, had a lovely personality and just a joy to be around. He was so knowledgeable of the area and introduced us to so many wonderful places and foods. 100/10 recommend!
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Apr 12, 2024
So much fun! - We had the most amazing time with Craig. This tour was high value, well paced and super informative. It was fun meeting local families who have been in the neighborhood for generations. Tastings were generous and of a great variety. I would do this tour again! Loved the neighborhood and the vibe!
Review provided by Viator
Apr 5, 2024
Great food tour and guide - We lived in the Philadelphia area forever but never experienced the Italian market that way. Chuck our guide was super knowledgeable and knew a lot of history and had some great stories. All the good was delicious as well.
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Apr 5, 2024
Great guide and tour! - Great tour and food tastings! Chuck was a great guide, very engaging and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend this as a fun outing, whether new to Philly or if you live here.
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Mar 29, 2024
Birthday fun - Came for my birthday with a friend and Nina was a blast!!! So much fun and learned, saw, tasted so many things. You rock Nina!!
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Mar 20, 2024
Spring break tour - Great tour. We took our college age son while he was home for spring break. Our guide, Chuck, was quick with an entertaining story and shared lots of history. Food samples were plentiful so arrive hungry!
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
May 2024