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Philadelphia: Markets, Mosaics and Magic Tour

1. Philadelphia: Markets, Mosaics and Magic Tour

Take on the diversity of Philly in the best way possible – local style! Begin your 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. You’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 you 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. 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! You'll continue this 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.

Philadelphia: South Philly Art Walking Tour

2. Philadelphia: South Philly Art Walking Tour

Explore the incredible public art in South Philadelphia on this group walking tour. Head into the heart of the Queen Village and the Bella Vista neighborhood to uncover beautiful and surprising murals and mind-bending mosaics. Meet your guide and begin your art finding adventure. Listen as your guide explains the history of each piece and how it blends together into a magical tapestry that drapes across the entire city. Appreciate the relationship between the art, artists, and the neighborhoods that they call home. Enjoy how accessible art is throughout a major city like Philadelphia. After exploring the street art and a gallery or two, your tour will conclude at the incredible Magic Gardens. Take your time wandering through the indoor mosaic displays and the outdoor labyrinth at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens. Impact the community in the tour as part of your ticket price includes a donation to a local organization which supports artists in the city.

Philadelphia: 2-Hour Mural Tour by Segway

3. Philadelphia: 2-Hour Mural Tour by Segway

Discover the inspiring artistry of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program in a whole new way! See the Northern Liberties, Chinatown and Center City neighborhoods, and marvel at more than 2 unique murals that show the beauty and individuality of Philly, its culture, diversity and its residents.   After a comprehensive training on board your new transportation device, your guide will introduce you to the history of murals in the city, and how they are created.   He or she will explain each mural on your journey and talk about the methods of affixing these great works of art to the walls, as well as some background on each mural, and the artist that put it there.  Your ride will be a perfect balance or art and the pleasure of the ride itself.

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What people are saying about Philadelphia

Chuck was great. He really was engaging and knowledgable, not only about the tour, but Philly in general, it's his home city! We went over the allotted time, but he didn't push to leave until he was happy with what we doing next, giving us a sheet with 'things to see and do'. Wish we had taken his tour at the start of our stay.... Well worth it, we saw a lot that we wouldn't have seen by wandering around by ourselves.

High recommend. One of the best tours in Philly as it was a great mix of art and food in areas that you may not normally visit. If you can request Craig, I definitely would do so because he made the experience even more enjoyable! He was excited to be there and had lunch recommendations printed out for us! Would easily do this again when groups come to visit!

D was an amazing and patient tour guide! Not all of us were confident on the segways. He was patient and instructive. The mural tour was awesome and he took some amazing pictures of us !

Did this for one of my sister's Bachelorette activities and if was so much fun! Cloudy cool day but learned alot about the city and the art. Would highly recommend

Chuck did a great job leading us around the south side art scene with some extra history along the way. Unique tour worth taking to really get to know Philly.