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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Jun 11, 2024
Wonderful tour, wonderful Barry our guide. - Fantastic! Barry was absolutely great. Full of great information, great stops, wonderful food, and we loved his enthusiasm and passion for his work. Exceeded expectations. A real delight! Highly recommend this tour, especially Barry. B&A, Harrisburg PA
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Jun 11, 2024
Italian Food Tour - Barry did a terrific job on this tour. I highly recommend him. The food was amazing and the tour information was fascinating!
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Jun 11, 2024
Barry is FANtastic! - Barry is an absolutely amazing guide!! Not only is he easy-going and friendly, he is a font of knowledge!! We visited more locations than I expected and ate far more delicious bites than we're advertised!
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Jun 2, 2024
I reccomend - Chuck was an excellent guide! I learned a lot about Philly and I’ve lived here for three years! It was a small group and I appreciated the individualized attention.
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Jun 2, 2024
Amazing Experience, Would Recommend! - Chuck was an amazing tour guide! He took me to places I’ve never been before in my 3 years in Philly. He shared a lot of history and local art about the area too! We visited a variety of stores and I really appreciated Chuck’s passion, enthusiasm, patience, and detailed information. The amount of food was perfect and left me feeling full at the end, but still with enough energy and able to walk throughout the whole tour. Would definitely recommend!
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May 31, 2024
Totally worth it - Barry did an excellent job introducing the history and the area. I appreciated his friendliness and willingness to answer questions. Highly recommend
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May 26, 2024
Italian Market tour - Great tour of the Italian Market with stops to taste the local cuisine. Nina did a great job taking us to interesting places. She knows the neighborhood very well and the history of the city. We had a great time.
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May 25, 2024
Great tour and guide - Easy going, knowledgeable, and interesting. Learned a lot and had a good time. Will definitely recommend to others. Will try other tours
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May 25, 2024
Barry clearly has a passion for giving tours. - Barry clearly has a passion for giving tours. He was knowledgeable, very engaging, and provided outstanding hospitality throughout the whole tour. His personal stories added an amazing layer authenticity.
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May 13, 2024
Fun morning in Philly - Amazing fun tour of South Philadelphia market and history. Our guide James was so much fun and very knowledgeable- highly recommended!!
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
July 2024