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Small Group Markets, Mosaics, & Magic Tour

by Urban Adventures Duration 3h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $49

The ultimate urban melting pot, South Philly embodies the true heart of the city. From acclaimed Jewish delis and historic churches to bustling markets and vivid mosaics, this guided walking tour leads you into the Philadelphia proud locals know and love.

Start your day at the colorful South Street, before meandering the streets of Bella vista district—home to an array of fascinating mosaic artworks. Next, explore the renowned Italian Market, where you can pop into a tempting bakeries, stop at cheese and chocolate specialists, and grab some lunch from one of the inviting stalls, as you marvel at the sights, smells, and sounds of the various local delis and stalls.

From the market, head to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Showcasing the intricate mosaics of Isaiah Zagar, this incredible maze-like structure contains colorful visual anecdotes of the artist and the city. Conclude your tour with a shopper’s stroll down South Street, famous for its bohemian feel.

From the Magic Gardens, take a stroll or catch a local bus down Philly’s eclectic and dynamic South Street, where you can get your counter-culture fix. In the spirit of being a bona-fide local on South Street, you can make an appointment for your new Urban Adventures tattoo.

Finally, take a peek into one of the country’s most historic neighborhoods, Queen Village, and soak in the character of this charming corner of Philadelphia. Your tour is finishes on the back of South Street for a chance to ask your local guide where you should eat, drink, and shop after the tour.

The ultimate urban melting pot, South Philly embodies the true heart of the city. From acclaimed Jewish delis and historic churches to bustling markets and vivid mosaics, this guided walking tour leads you into the Philadelphia proud locals know and love.

Start your day at the colorful South Street, before meandering the streets of Bella vista district—home to an array of fascinating mosaic artworks. Next, explore the renowned Italian Market, where you can pop into a tempting bakeries, stop at cheese and chocolate specialists, and grab some lunch from one of the inviting stalls, as you marvel at the sights, smells, and sounds of the various local delis and stalls.

From the market, head to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Showcasing the intricate mosaics of Isaiah Zagar, this incredible maze-like structure contains colorful visual anecdotes of the artist and the city. Conclude your tour with a shopper’s stroll down South Street, famous for its bohemian feel.

From the Magic Gardens, take a stroll or catch a local bus down Philly’s eclectic and dynamic South Street, where you can get your counter-culture fix. In the spirit of being a bona-fide local on South Street, you can make an appointment for your new Urban Adventures tattoo.

Finally, take a peek into one of the country’s most historic neighborhoods, Queen Village, and soak in the character of this charming corner of Philadelphia. Your tour is finishes on the back of South Street for a chance to ask your local guide where you should eat, drink, and shop after the tour.

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10:00 AM, Small Group Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 3h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$49

Total price is $49, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Small Group Markets, Mosaics, & Magic Tour

Activity Location

Philadelphia

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • New Image Art & Framing

    601 South 9th Street

    Philadelphia


Highlights

  • Top attractions of South Philly from a local's perspective

  • Exploration of the renowned Italian Market

  • Sights include the famed 9th Street Market & South Street

  • One-of-a-kind mosaic maze at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

  • Limited capacity—maximum 12 people per group


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of South Philadelphia

  • Admission fees

  • Food samples

  • Live tour commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • On Tuesdays - Thursdays; you take bus to South Street. On Fridays - Sundays, you take the bus to Pine Street.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Small Group Markets, Mosaics, & Magic Tour ratings based on 1 Verified Review

5 out of 5

5/5 Apr 5, 2018

Excellent guide, native Philadelphian. Very pleasant and easy to understand. She added many interesting and informative points to the tour; she was familiar with the Market shop owners and shops there regularly.