- duration 9 hours
- tour type Group
- tour_type Group tour
- age requirement 21+ yrs
- age_requirement 21+ yrs
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Explore a historydrenched neighborhood and view some of the iconic sights of Philadelphia
- Admire Isaiah Zagar’s beautiful oneofakind mosaics at Magic Gardens
- Wander among the colourful stalls and enjoy the tastes of the worldfamous Italian Market
- Get a glimpse into one of the city’s most charming neighborhoods and discover the eclectic South Street
Art, history, culture, diversity and of course food and beer capture the essence of Philly on this epic journey through our city’s great neighborhoods! From Jewish delis to Italian markets, churches, cemeteries, public art, and local craft beer, this tour gives you a slice of the real Philly. See the iconic landmarks that shaped America before tapping into Philly's legendary beer scene on this Total Philly adventure. We've merged three of our favorite Philadelphia tours into this experience, so you can make the most of your time in the city.
Discover the diversity of Philly in the best way possible — local style! This experience combines three of our top-selling Philadelphia tours (Markets, Mosaics & Magic, History in HD, and Philly on Tap), giving you one epic all-day adventure!
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, we’ll 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.
We’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 and learn about the surrounding diverse neighborhoods. 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 start out in the heart of the historic district, and from there, we’ll 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. We’ll also pass the Liberty Bell, where we might get a chance to go inside for pictures. Then off to Washington Square for stories of William Penn. We continue through Independence National Park and the must-see front yard of Independence Hall, site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
In our opinion, 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.
We'll choose from some of the most popular drinking establishments in the city. We’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.
- Public transportation ticket
- Local English-speaking guide
- National Park guided tour fee
- Food samples
- Admission to the mosaic gallery
- historic site admission fee
- Surprise local treat
- Personal shopping and souvenirs
- other food and drinks
- tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Cancellation for this Total Philly Tour: Markets, History & Beer 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 19 January 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 January 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
Total Philly Tour: Markets, History & Beer 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 Total Philly Tour: Markets, History & Beer 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 19147Meeting end point :
The final pub of the tour, in Center CityCOVID-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.