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9th Street Italian Market
- 2 hours
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Hit the oldest and largest everyday openair market for some authentic, Philly foodie action. Fill your calorie quotient with cheese, chocolate, deli items, and baked goods, then wash it all down with a Philly Cheesesteak chaser at an iconic spot - Pat and Geno's.
* Wander through the famous 9th StreetItalian Market
* Meet local store owners and workers
* Discover the history of the markets
* See the street made famous by Rocky
* Get your fill with tasty food samples
* Be spoiled for choice by ethnic food stores
* Get in touch with your inner food critic while chomping down on a Philly cheesesteak
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact our office at 215-280-3746 to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Make sure to check the weather report for rain!
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Starting at the always-colourful South Street, head off with your local guide through the neighbourhood of Bella Vistain South Philly. Grab a drink at a local coffee shop and see one of the city's great murals located across from a typical neighborhood park. Swing by a historic deli, duck into a tempting bakery and strollalong Christian Street before getting to the noises, aromas and sights of the famous Italian or, more accurately, 9th Street Market.
The market is the oldest and largest everyday open-air market in the USA, and it’s easy to understand why it is one of Philly’s must-see attractions. With your local guide leading the way, explore the huge variety of stores located here, many of which are Italian in heritage. Tempt tastebuds as you wander past cheeses, chocolates, spices and olive oils. Discover bakeries, butchers and myriad other produce stalls plus a wonderful kitchen store. And don’t worry, if the temptation to purchase becomes too great, you’re likely to get a bargain as many of these stores discount for our travellers. Along the way you'll get the chance to talk to some of the owners and employees of these shops and stalls, and hear fascinating stories of the development of this area over the years.
After leaving the market, cross over the main intersection and head towards a variety of Mexican stores. If this area looks familiar it’s probably because it was here that Rocky ran through the streets on one of his famous training runs. Nearby you’ll also see a selection of Asian stores, brimming with aromas and sights that are sure to delight the senses. Continue on for another block or two and arrive at the intersection made famous by local restaurants Pat's and Geno's, where you'll be able to choose between their competing Philly cheesesteaks. Select your topping, with or without onions, and what cheese you'd like, and pull up a seat on the street to enjoy a quintessential Philly culinary experience. It’s a delicious way to end your market walking tour.