Take on South Philly in the best way possible - local style! Begin your tour of South Philadelphia at one of the oldest Jewish delicatessens in the city, where you can either enjoy breakfast before the tour or buy some of the wonderful treats from the bakery to take with you (or both - no judgement!).
Once you've had your fix of baked goods, we'll walk through some of the quaint streets and past local homes of Philly’s Queen Village neighbourhood. As we tour Philly, there will be a chance to see some of the 3,000 murals that decorate the city, before we reach Gloria Dei (Old Swede’s) Church, Pennsylvania’s oldest. At this National Historic Site, learn about both Revolutionary War soldiers and ordinary citizens from colonial times buried in its cemetery, and walk into 300 years of history at this beautiful church.
Next, walk on to the Sparks Shot Tower, America’s first shot factory. After a short break at one of the area’s charming local coffee shops, continue on through the Bella Vista neighborhood. Here, experience Philly’s strong Italian heritage, and, if you’re lucky, watch a game at a park designated for local bocce leagues. A short stroll from here brings us to the bakeries, spice stores, cafes, Italian food stores, and market stalls of the 9th Street Market.
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 runs - feel free to recreate this scene yourself!
After lunch at the market, we'll continue this Philadelphia city tour and walk on to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, which showcases the mosaic art of Isaiah Zagar. This amazing place includes a fully mosaiced 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.
Finally end the tour on South Street, famous for its bohemian mix of clothes, jewelry, gift and music stores. Stay on after the tour finishes to shop, eat and drink on Philadelphia’s most eclectic street - there's plenty to keep you entertained in this area!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food samples, admission to the mosaic gallery and store tours.
Exclusions: Personal shopping, tips and gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Make sure to check the weather report for rain!
Your Trip: This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.