Lonely Planet Experiences Private Philadelphia Tour: Markets, Mosaics & Magic

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Walking tour
  • Food tour
  • City sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Philadelphia, USA
  • Ends Philadelphia, USA
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the hidden gems of some of the most historic neighborhoods in the country
  • Admire Isaiah Zagar’s beautiful oneofakind mosaics at Magic Gardens
  • Get to know the real South Philly from a local perspective, on a private tour
  • Wander the colorful stalls and enjoy the tastes of the shops, cafes and restaurants at the worldfamous Italian Market
The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Philadelphia Tour: Markets, Mosaics & Magic tour starts and ends in Philadelphia. The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Philadelphia Tour: Markets, Mosaics & Magic is a walking tour that takes 3 hours.

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 hidden alleyways to Italian markets, family-owned businesses, and public art, South Philly is a slice of the real Philly.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

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ITINERARY

Take on the diversity of Philly in the best way possible – local style!  Begin your private Philadelphia neighborhood tour on the ever-colorful South Street.  Follow your local guide through the streets of the Bella Vista neighborhood 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.

The market is the oldest and largest everyday 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. We’ll 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!

We'll continue this private Philadelphia city tour with 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.

Your tour concludes at the Magic Gardens. From here, your guide can give you recommendations on where to go to eat, drink, and shop along Philly’s eclectic and dynamic South Street. Now that you're a bona fide local, you may even want to make an appointment for your new Urban Adventures tattoo.

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Markets, Mosaics & Magic group tour.)

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  • Some food samples
  • Admission to the mosaic gallery.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Personal shopping
  • tips and gratuities for your guide.
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CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Philadelphia Tour: Markets, Mosaics & Magic tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date -full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

For any tour departures within 25 September 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 September 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Philadelphia Tour: Markets, Mosaics & Magic tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Philadelphia Tour: Markets, Mosaics & Magic tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Corner of 9th & South Streets, outside New Image Art & Framing. 601 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Meeting end point :

We will end in the Bella Vista neighborhood, with access to convenient transportation.

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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