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Markets, Mosaics & Magic Walking Tour in Philadelphia

Markets, Mosaics & Magic Walking Tour in Philadelphia

Experience the diverse art and culture of Philadelphia in the best way possible – local style!

The spirit of Rocky lives on in South Philly! Join the small group Markets, Mosaics & Magic Walking Tour in Philadelphia to see just how eclectic this gritty city really is! From Jewish delis to Italian markets, churches, cemeteries, and public art, South Philly is a real slice of the City of Brotherly Love.

Tour highlights include South Street, Bella Vista, Queen Village,and the Mosaic Gallery.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

3.5 hours

Time

10:00 am Wednesday through Sunday

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Description

Itinerary

Begin your Philadelphia neighbourhood tour on the ever-colourful South Street. Follow your local guide through the streets of the Bella Vista neighbourhood for a glimpse of its beautiful mosaics. You’ll swing by a historic deli, duck into a tempting bakery, and marvel at the sights, smells, and sounds of the famous Italian Market. The market is the oldest and largest open-air market in America, and you’ll soon understand why it is one of Philly’s must-see attractions. Tempt your taste buds as we wander past the myriad of local stores carrying everything from cheese, chocolate, spices, and olive oils, to the best bakeries, butcher shops, and produce stalls. Take the time to mix with business owners and residents, taste some samples, and hear stories of early immigrants to the city. It was also here that Rocky ran through the streets on one of his famous training run, so feel free to recreate this scene yourself!

Continue your tour at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, which showcases the mosaic art of Isaiah Zagar. This amazing place includes a fully mosaicked indoor gallery and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic structure. Here your guide will fill you in on the local tales of this area, giving you the opportunity to ask them any questions you may have about this classic Philly spot.

From the Magic Gardens, you’ll either take a stroll or catch a local bus down Philly’s eclectic and dynamic South Street.

Finally, you'll take a peek into Philadelphia’s most historic neighbourhood, Queen Village. Back on South Street, you can ask your local guide about the best places to eat, drink, and shop after the tour.

Highlights

  • Discover the hidden gems of Philadelphia's most historic neighborhoods in the country.
  • Admire Isaiah Zagar’s beautiful mosaics at Magic Gardens.
  • Get to know the real South Philly from a local's perspective.
  • Wander around the colourful shops, cafes and restaurants at the world-famous Italian Market.
  • Take a glimpse at the city’s most charming neighborhoods.

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples
  • Admission to the mosaic gallery

Exclusions

  • Personal shopping
  • Tips and gratuities

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Event Date:

September 27, 2017

Desired Time:

10:00 AM