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The 9th Street Italian Market is at the heart of one of the oldest neighborhoods in the country. Discover the sounds, smells, tastes and history of this authentic, eclectic shopping and eating emporium. Stop for a Philly Cheese Steak, talk to the owners, buy the food and learn about this area's wonderful history.

Starting at the always vibrant and eclectic South Street, head off with your local guide through the neighborhood of Bella Vista in South Philly. Grab a drink at a local coffee shop and see one of the City's great murals across from a typical neighbourhood park. Swing by a historic deli, a tempting bakery and along Christian Street, before getting to the noises, smells and sights of the famous Italian or, more accurately, 9th Street Market.

The Market is the oldest and largest working open-air market in the USA, and it'll be easy to understand why it is one of Philly's must-see attractions. With your local guide leading the way, explore the huge variety of stores located here, many of which are Italian in heritage. Tempt taste buds as you wander past cheeses, chocolates, spices and olive oils. Discover a wonderful kitchen store, bakeries, butchers and myriad other produce stalls. And don't worry, if the temptation to purchase becomes too great, you're likely to get a bargain as many of these stores discount for our travellers! Along the way you'll get the chance to talk to some of the owners and employees of these shops and stalls, and hear fascinating stories of the development of this area over the years.

After leaving the market, cross over the main intersection and head towards a variety of Mexican stores. If this area looks familiar it's probably because it was here that Rocky ran through the streets on one of his famous training runs. Nearby you'll also see a selection of Asian stores, brimming with smells and sights that are sure to delight the senses. Continuing on for another block or two you'll arrive at the intersection made famous by Pat's and Geno's, where you'll be able to choose between their competing Philly Cheese Steaks. Select your topping, with or without onions, and what cheese you'd like, and pull up a seat on the street to enjoy a quintessential Philly culinary experience. A delicious way to end your market walking tour.

Drop-off Time: 1:00pm
Drop-off Location: Corner of 9th Street & Washington Avenue
 

  Special Notes

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  • Children must be between 6 and 11 years of age inclusively. Travellers below 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • For children booking, proof of age must be available for inspection on the day of travel.
  • No trip departure on 05/15/2010, 05/16/2010, 11/25/2010, 12/25/2010, 05/14/2011, 05/15/2011, 11/24/2011, 12/25/2011.
  • Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
  • Please contact the local supplier to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
  • This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12, but we can add another guide if the group exceeds this number.
  • A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Make sure to check the weather report for rain!

  Reservation Process and E-Ticket

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1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation is confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

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- Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
- Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
- Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
- Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
- Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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