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

Discover hidden alleyways, Italian markets, public arts, and many more within 3 hours.
Philadelphia, United States
3 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Start at 10am
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Not provided
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Low to High
What's Included

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

Take on the diversity of Philly in the best way possible – local style! Start off your private Philadelphia neighborhood tour on the ever-colorful South Street. Follow your local guide through the streets of the Bella Vista neighborhood in order to catch a glimpse of some beautiful mosaics. We’ll stop 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 realize 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, try out some samples, and listen to the 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 stunning 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.


You will wrap up your tour at the Magic Gardens. From here, your guide can give you references 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.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Personal shopping, tips and gratuities for guide are not included.

Pickup Locations
  • <p><span lang="VI">Corner of 9th &amp; South Streets, outside New Image Art &amp; Framing</span><span lang="EN-US">.&nbsp;</span><span lang="VI">601 South 9<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Street</span><span lang="EN-US">,&nbsp;</span><span lang="VI">Philadelphia, PA 1
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