Total Philly Tour: Markets, History & Beer in Philadelphia, PA

Urban Adventures601 South 9th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19147
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Overview

Operated by Urban Adventures, the Total Philly Tour combines three of their top tours for an in-depth exploration of the city. You’ll visit historic churches and buildings, sample the local cuisine, and discover Philadelphia’s booming craft beer scene along the way. Immerse yourself in Philly’s neighborhoods filled with culture, artwork, and diversity on the Total Philly Tour.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Philadelphia Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately 9 hours.
  • Includes public transportation during the tour, admission, beers, food samples, and snacks.
  • Bring extra cash for shopping, lunch, and other personal expenses.
  • Combines three of Urban Adventures’ top tours into one day-long experience.

Description

from Total Philly Tour: Markets, History & Beer
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 mosaiced indoor gallery and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic structure.

From there, discover Philly’s eclectic and dynamic South Street, as well as one of the country’s most historic neighborhoods, Queen Village. 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 gather at the Philly Tour Hub, 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, a sight 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 neighborhood 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 favorite Philadelphia pub.

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mandiepage
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Excellent tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 05, 2019 NEW
Food is the best way to learn about the people and culture of a city. If you are looking for a walking tour that is not overwhelming which includes art and history of the city, I highly recommend this tour. We had a chance to sample so many delicacies if the Italian market, both savory and sweet! Our tour guide Stephanie was very passionate, personable and did an excellent job leading our group. Thank you!!!
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A p
Denver, Colorado
"Italian Market"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 04, 2019 NEW
We took the Italian Market Tour as a part of our Go City Pass for Philly. Annett, our guide, was very knowledgeable of the history of the Italian Market, and provided various interesting stories and insights on Philadelphia, the art in the neighborhood, and even a few 'Rocky' movie tidbits. Throughout the tour, we were able to sample various foods in the shops including cheese, bread, gelato, and flavored oil/vinegar. I highly recommend this tour.
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gzamora128
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Founding fathers tour "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 25, 2019 NEW
Mike Idriss was just absolutely interesting. He gave us an awesome presentation on the history of Philadelphia. His history knowledge was incredible. The walking tour a great experience. I will come back with our sons and ask for Mike again.
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sophiac793
Keaau, Hawaii
"Italian Market "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2019
Nina gave us a lovely tour of the Italian Market area of South Philly. We started out doing a lovely neighborhood tour with all its beautiful mosaics, and then down to the market blocks. So many yummy samples and her enthusiasm for the area was infectious. We had a lovely morning with Nina.
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dewitteseep
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
"Mike was great - lots of enthusiasm "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2019
The tour was really interesting and Mike really knew his stuff. The tour was meant to be 2 hours but he was happy to do a longer tour as he had so much to tell us. We finished at Campo's for a drink and we bought a great Philly Cheesesteak there too.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Total Philly Tour: Markets, History & Beer

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 9 hours long.

What should I bring?
Please bring comfortable walking shoes, extra cash, weather-appropriate attire, and an appetite.

Where does the tour begin?
Tours begin at Corner of 9th & South Streets, outside New Image Art & Framing, located at 601 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 at 10:00 am. Tours end at the final pub of the tour, in Center City at 7:00 pm.

Is gratuity included in the tour price?
No. Gratuity is not included nor required, but always appreciated.

How big is the tour group?
Tour groups do not exceed 12 people.

Is this tour appropriate for kids?
No. The minimum age for the tour is 21.

Is food available on the tour?
Yes, the tour includes samples at local Philly establishments. However, if you wish to purchase more food on the tour, please bring extra cash to do so.