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Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

With Philadelphia’s rich history and litany of firsts, it comes as no surprise that the 9th Street Italian Market is America’s oldest outdoor market. Take a guided stroll through the streets of this South Philadelphia neighborhood, with its bakeries, markets, and gourmet specialty food stores. Sample authentic Philadelphia foods, like the world-famous Philly cheesesteak, the city’s signature sandwich, and local farm fare. Select from a seemingly endless variety of food items—cheeses, chocolates, fresh fruits and vegetables, deli, and baked goods and much more.
  • Walking tour of Philadelphia’s 9th Street Italian Market
  • Follow a local guide on foot through the historic outdoor market
  • Chat with a variety of merchants, and shop for bargains
  • Taste food samples, and buy local goods to take home with you
  • Reenact your favorite Rocky moment from the 1970s film
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 for a personalized experience
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Iconic 9th Street Italian Market Experience Tour in Philadelphia.

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Loved this tour!
kimhI7799GF
, Oct 2019
We had wanted to do a food tour while in Philly, but they were all booked up. We ended up going with this tour, and it was really wonderful! We learned about the history of the area, some of the local artists, toured the residential areas as well as several of the shops in the market. Even though it is not considered a food tour, we did get several small tastes along the way! Annett was a wonderful, knowledgeable, entertaining guide who knows the area well. Would definitely recommend this tour while in Philly, my husband, son & I thoroughly enjoyed it!!
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Best Tour of 9th Street Italian Market
cardiellob
, Oct 2019
Nina, our guide, was the best. Not only did we walk ninth street but along the way we learned the history of the area, the stores and some artists. A stop in the shops turned out to be heaven with the smell of the cheese, pasta, pastry and the welcome of the shop owners made us all feel as we were part of their family. Needless the tastings brought us back to buy up as much as we could to bring home. I would do it again and bring more friends.
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Getting to know the Italian History of Foods in Philly
Quest829557
, Oct 2019
This was a good food tour. It included a lot of the history of a section of Philadelphia, somewhat off the beaten path. The food that we tasted was really good, although don't think of it as replacing your lunch or dinner. They were very small tastings. I would recommend it because it really exposes you to a different side of Philadelphia.
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The walk of Italy
Passenger74658
, Oct 2019
Our guide Annette is herself an immigrant from Germany which was a great benefit in that she could see things with fresh eyes. The shop owners and employees that she interacted with are very friendly towards her and her customers. Annette was informative in the background story area of the tour. Highly recommend the tour.
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I loved this tour! THe guide was a...
dana h
, Aug 2017
I loved this tour! THe guide was a local and knew sooooo much! I highly recommend this tour.Her name was Cheryl Weiss and the tour was put on by Urban Adventures. Philly was a great city to visit.
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I guess I'm just used to 'samples...
margolism
, Jun 2017
I guess I'm just used to 'samples' from other tours through Viator as being a sample from each place and not me having to purchase a 'sample'. The guide was very knowledgeable about the area and being a history buff, I did enjoy that part but felt for what I paid 'samples' should have been a part of this. Not only were they not a part of the tour ok, the bread at the very start was, a loaf of bread that everyone touched and shared but IF you wanted something to purchase, there were lines every where to stand and wait in. Not wanting to hold up the group, we ended up not purchasing no one else was and not getting to try the fare. Next time I've learned that I'l have to ask before signing up for a 'eating' tour again, I've done many 'eating tours' through Viator and this is the 1st that did not hold up to what they claimed.
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I loved this tour- a mix of history...
Davina N
, Jan 2017
I loved this tour- a mix of history and food! Our guide was very knowledgeable and we visited places we would not have been to by ourselves.
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Nina was a great tour guide! We...
Katherine L
, Jan 2017
Nina was a great tour guide! We loved learning about the Italian market and got some really delicious snacks cheese, bread, chips. Highly recommend! Was a highlight of our Philly trip.
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This was one of the very best guided...
Lloyd R
, Dec 2016
This was one of the very best guided tours I have ever taken. Our guide, Ariel, was an encyclopedia of knowledge of the area. She was exceptionally personable, she knew so many of the vendors, and she made the tour highly personal. You could not go wrong taking this tour.
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Together with three friends from...
Marjorie M
, Aug 2016
Together with three friends from Bucks county, PA we had a wonderful tour with Nina. She was knowledgeable, personable and very patient. We all live so close, but have never actually gone on a tour of the Market . . . without the tour, we would have missed so much. We will definitely recommend your tours without hesitation.! Thanks so much for a great time.

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