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    Italian Market Immersion

    The Liberty Bell. Independence Hall. We all know Philadelphia for its famous landmarks and historical background, but did you also know that it's home to this wicked food market? Join this Italian Market tour in Philadelphia for a dose of yummy Philly food at its very best. Hit the country’s oldest and largest everyday open-air market for some authentic, Philly foodie action. Sample a few nibbles, then fill your shopping bag with cheeses, chocolates, deli items, and baked goods, and connect with the merchants and personalities that have shaped the character of this street for generations.
    Italian Market Immersion

    S 9th St,, Philadelphia

    • Wander through the famous 9th Street Italian Market
    • Tempt your tastebuds and shop for foods made fresh by the locals
    • Discover the history of the markets and how they came to be so popular
    • Reenact your favourite Rocky moment on a street featured in the film
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    Beyond the Cheesesteak

    Feed your mind and your belly simultaneously on this Philadelphia city tour. On this tour, you’ll bypass the usual tourist spots and sends you back to school on the university campuses. Don't worry, there won't be an exam at the end — there'll be food trucks instead!
    Beyond the Cheesesteak

    30th Street Station, 2955 Market St, Phildelphia

    • Experience the best of Philly’s Street food
    • Get to know two of Philly’s major universities through their unique, eclectic, and tasty food trucks
    • Discover Drexel University’s historic architecture
    • Visit the University of Pennsylvania’s iconic sports venues, impressive libraries, and picturesque campus
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    Markets, Mosaics, and Magic Tour

    Take on the diversity of Philly in the best way possible – local style! Begin your Philadelphia neighbourhood tour on the ever-colourful South Street. Follow your local guide through the streets of the Bella Vista neighbourhood for your first glimpse of some beautiful mosaics. We’ll swing by a historic deli, duck into a tempting bakery, and marvel at the sights, smells, and sounds of the famous Italian Market. Art, culture, diversity and of course, the spirit of Rocky lives on in South Philly! Join this Philadelphia tour to see just how eclectic this gritty city is. From Jewish delis to Italian markets, churches, cemeteries, and public art, South Philly is a slice of the real Philly.
    Markets, Mosaics, and Magic Tour

    S 9th St,, Philadelphia

    • Discover the hidden gems of some of the most historic neighborhoods in the country
    • Admire Isaiah Zagar’s beautiful one-of-a-kind mosaics at the Magic Gardens
    • Wander among the colourful stalls and enjoy the tastes of the shops, cafes, and restaurants at the world-famous Italian Market
    • Take a glimpse into one of the city’s most charming neighbourhoods and finish on Philly's eclectic South Street
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    Total Philly Tour: Markets, History, & Beer

    You’ll start your Total Philly Tour exploring the ever-colorful South Street, then into the Bella Vista neighborhood for a glimpse of some beautiful mosaics. From there, hit up the oh-so-tempting tastes of the famous Italian market! Wander past the myriad of local stores carrying everything from cheese to chocolate, as well as the city’s best bakeries, butcher shops, and produce stalls. You'll continue with Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, which showcase the mosaic art of Isaiah Zagar. This amazing place includes a fully mosaicked indoor gallery and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic structure. From there, discover Philly’s eclectic and dynamic South Street, as well as one of the country’s most historic neighborhoods, Queen Village. If you’re hungry, you’ll have a chance to pick up some lunch and rest your feet. Your guide will have plenty of great recommendations. On the next part of your Total Philly journey, you’ll visit those unmissable Philly sights. You’ll gather at the Philly Tour Hub, and from there, weave through the charming back alleys of Old City, and down the oldest continuously occupied residential street in the country. You'll get some great views of the site of Ben Franklin's home as the tour continues through Philly’s Historic District. You’ll be greeted with views of Independence Mall, the National Constitution Center, and the U.S. Mint. You’ll also pass the Liberty Bell, where you might get a chance to go inside for pictures. Then off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn. Continue through Independence National Park and the must-see front yard of Independence Hall, the sight of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. There are few better ways to get to know a city than over a beer with a local. So, enter your local beer expert to cap off your tour! You'll meet your beer guide at City Hall just as locals are finishing up their workday. You’ll get a glimpse at some of the most popular drinking establishments in the city. You’ll have the option to visit the oldest continuously operating bar in Philadelphia, a classic dive bar, an Irish pub with local flair, a modern beer café, and many other neighbourhood bars and pubs. One drink at each bar is included with the tour, as well as a pub or street snack. After happy hour, end your Philadelphia tour at the tour's final pub. From there you’ll be able to continue on your own Philly beer journey, grab some dinner at one of Philadelphia's many great restaurants nearby, or head straight back to your new favourite Philadelphia pub.
    Total Philly Tour: Markets, History, & Beer

    S 9th St,, Philadelphia

    • Explore a history-drenched neighborhood and view some of the iconic sights of Philadelphia
    • Get a glimpse into one of the city’s most charming neighborhoods and discover the eclectic South Street
    • Taste the best of Philadelphia's craft beers, regional breweries, and microbrews at the city’s most unique watering holes
    • Wander among the colourful stalls and enjoy the tastes of the world-famous Italian Market
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    Chinatown Food Tour

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    You don't need a passport for a trip to mainland China, Korea, and Vietnam. On this exploration of Philly's Chinatown, there will be frequent stops to sample delicious treats and learn about the area's fascinating history. Just a few stops on this food tour include: Asian Arts Initiative, Fo Shou Temple, Fortune Cookie Factory, Noodle Factory, Tea Talk Bread, Top Bakery, and the "House of Dragons" Fire House. As you go, you'll find out how Chinatown changed from a society of bachelor railroad workers to the thriving district you see today. This food tour is about more than just food: it's journey through history that will fulfill both your appetite and your sense of wonder.
    Chinatown Food Tour

    1218 Arch St, Philadelphia

    • Explore the rich and growing culture of Philly's own Chinatown on this 3 hour food tour
    • Sample delicacies like moon cakes, bubble tea, soup dumplings, and Vietnamese sandwiches
    • See the Friendship Gate, Asian Arts Initiative, Noodle Factory, and more
    • Learn about the neighborhood's rich cultural history
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    Cheesesteak Segway Tour

    Sample five different Philly cheesesteaks as you tour South Philadelphia by Segway, stopping at the best cheesesteak shops along the way! Glide through the streets of South Philadelphia along a five-mile loop past neighborhood highlights, including Italian Market, South Street and Society Hill- all without breaking a sweat. On your two-hour tour, you'll be introduced to the famed sandwich, wit or witout onions, and the lively vendors who make them. This small-group Segway tour is limited to 6 people, ensuring personalized attention from your guide. Meet your entertaining guide and begin your South Philadelphia tour with a 30-minute orientation session. Once you feel comfortable riding your self-balancing electric Segway, you'll weave through the streets of South Philly, stopping at five famous cheesesteak shops, on a five-mile loop. As you enjoy these scrumptious tastings of the sandwich that made the city famous, you'll understand why there's nothing quite like a crusty roll filled with thinly sliced sauteed beef and melted cheese. (See list under Itinerary, subject to hours of operation.) Follow your guide through South Philadelphia neighborhoods like Italian Market, South Street and Society Hill as you take in the historical sights. Along the way, stop at five authentic Philly cheesesteak shops, where you'll sample five different cheesesteaks and determine which kind is your favorite ordered wit or without toppings. Gobble up one quarter of a cheesesteak at each vendor, from your classic hole-in-the-wall restaurant to the take-out window. Enjoy the flavors and textures of ribeye beef and melted cheese, dripping with toppings such as sauteed mushrooms, ketchup and hot or sweet peppers. Your guide will make sure you order the traditional Philly cheesesteak, known in Philly as whiz wit, meaning Cheez Whiz (processed cheese spread) and fried onions. Delicious!
    Cheesesteak Segway Tour

    West Philadelphia, Philadelphia

    • Tour South Philadelphia by Segway and stop for five delicious Philly cheesesteak tastings
    • See city landmarks like Betsy Ross House, Independence National Park and Chinatown with a local guide
    • Stop at five authentic Philly cheesesteak shops to sample each mouthwatering sandwich
    • Explore the Italian Market, South Street and Society Hill during this small-group, personalized experience
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    Chestnut Hill Food Tour

    Fill up in Philly with some foodie favorites! This walking tour will introduce you to some of the best artisanal eateries in the city! You'll be exploring the historic Chestnut Hill, trekking alongside a longtime local for an insider's perspective. Along the way, you'll take in some of the remarkable architecture and well-manicured parks that make this area Philly's most extravagant neighborhood. But the star of this tour is definitely in the scrumptious fare you'll be sampling in the quaint restaurants and shops you stop in at, including unique cheeses, olive oil & vinegars, and a delicious dessert. Getting cultured is tough work, huh?
    Chestnut Hill Food Tour

    4653 Umbria St, Philadelphia

    • Explore the historic district of Chestnut Hill and meet some of its local bakers and chefs
    • Sample a range of scrumptious Philly fare, including cheese, olive oil, and a dessert
    • Enjoy enough artisanal food samples to equal a filling lunch
    • Get to know the culture of this ornate neighborhood through its sights and cuisine
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    Italian Market Food Tour

    Take a satisfying tour of Philadelphia's famous Italian Market- the oldest and largest Italian market in the country- as you explore both its history and cuisine. Your knowledgeable and entertaining host will take you on a journey through the history of the market and share expert tips on the best stops and must-try treats. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to sample delicious dishes of your own choosing as you explore the sights and tastes of another region. With such a rich culture (and even richer cuisine), you'll soon discover why Philadelphia foodies flock to this remarkable market.
    Italian Market Food Tour

    919 S 9th St, Philadelphia

    • Enjoy a 2-hour tour of the oldest and largest Italian market in the country
    • Check out cool locations like Rizzo Mural, Taffet's, and Anastasi Fish Market
    • Sample some of the tastiest food in the market
    • Discover the rich history and culture that has shaped this beloved neighborhood
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    University City Food Tour

    Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Philadelphia's University City, home to the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and Drexel University. Experience dynamic campus life as you follow your local guide to the universities' prettiest and most historical buildings. Admire Victorian architecture in surrounding neighborhoods, explore a city park, pass a cemetery and enjoy tasty bites from street food vendors. End your tour with a trolley ride! After meeting at 30th Street Station in the morning, you'll leave on foot down Market Street; stopping for a taste of the Caribbean at the first group of food truck stops. Down the road is Drexel University, a private research institution founded in 1891. Walk down one of the green quads and into the Main Building, the campus' oldest building. Marvel at the classical Renaissance architecture and its splendid interior, the multi-story arcaded walls of the Grand Court, all virtually unchanged since the university's founding.

    Walk down the hill past World Cafe Live, a live music venue, and enter Penn Park, a new green space with spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline.

    Pass some of the most iconic college sports venues in the country, such as Franklin Field and the Palestra, and then enter the heart of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) campus, which opened its doors in 1751 and credits Benjamin Franklin as its founder.

    At Franklin Field you will reach the second group of food trucks during the heart of lunch hour as you make your way to Penn's campus.

    Your guide will lead you past Fisher Library, an architectural masterpiece created by Frank Furness, and past College Hall, with its characteristic green hue. Enter Houston Hall, home of the country's first Student Union, and then continue up Locust Walk, a picturesque campus promenade.

    From there you will end up on Spruce Street with the third group of food trucks lining the streets and you'll be treated to something sweet at the final location.

    Lastly you'll walk through hidden preserves and a pond on the campus making your way to the trolley stop where your guide will provide a token for each person, valid for a ride on the trolley. From this point, you'll have the choice to ride back to 30th Street or continue to Center City.

    University City Food Tour

    30th Street Station, Philadelphia

    • Soak up the dynamic campus life of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University and their eclectic food trucks
    • Explore picturesque avenues, historical buildings and sports venues
    • Hear the fascinating history of the buildings you pass from your expert local guide
    • Try some of Philly's tasty bites from street food vendors in University City neighborhood
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    Authentic Philly Food Tour

    Grab your camera and get ready to say "cheesesteak!" This tour will introduce you to the 300-year-old neighborhood of Manayunk, featuring some of Philadelphia's most iconic foods! You'll travel by foot around this architecturally rich district with a knowledgeable local guide, getting a thorough dose of history and an insider's perspective of its culture. Along the way, you'll stop at locally-owned delis, bakeries, and other eateries, some beside the striking Schuylkill River. There, you'll fill up on mouthwatering samples that include Philly cheesesteak, tomato pie, and fresh pretzels. Better bring a city-sized appetite! It's time to Philly up!
    Authentic Philly Food Tour

    4653 Umbria St, Philadelphia

    • Explore the historic district of Manayunk and meet some of its local bakers and chefs
    • Sample a range of scrumptious Philly fare, including cheesesteaks and pretzels
    • Enjoy enough artisanal food samples to equal a filling lunch
    • Get to know the culture of this scenic neighborhood through its sights and cuisine
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