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Philadelphia: South Philly Art Walking Tour

1. 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: Markets, Mosaics and Magic Tour

2. 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: 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.

Philadelphia: Highlights of East Passyunk Food Tour

4. Philadelphia: Highlights of East Passyunk Food Tour

Explore the mouth-watering area of East Passyunk, Philadelphia, on this food-filled walking tour. Try local foods and drinks in one of Philly's most dynamic and talked about foodie neighborhoods. Discover some of the best places around to eat. Start at one end of East Passyunk Avenue and make your way past many of the local highlights. Hear stories of the restaurateurs and their restaurants and bars. Along the way, check out iconic landmarks and murals. Taste Philly's most prized dumplings, empanadas, patatas bravas, gourmet pizza, locally brewed beer, and a sweet dessert. This tour includes enough food to make up a light meal. After the tour, choose to stick around and sample other restaurants that open right when the tour concludes. You’ll learn about all the best restaurants in town so you know of the best spots to eat during the rest of your trip. Food and Wine Magazine named East Passyunk one of the 10 best foodie streets in America. Plus, 12 out of the top 50 restaurants in Philadelphia Magazine and Foobooz's latest edition of "The 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia" are on East Passyunk Ave. East Passyunk is booming with cutting-edge shops and ambitious restaurants that would rather set trends than follow them. Discover for yourself what makes this neighborhood such a popular foodie destination and learn how it became the epicenter of the city's culinary scene.

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5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Tour was wonderful! Our guide Dick Furstein was incredibly knowledgable and shared insights that had me thinking over some issues brought up for days. Graffiti and tags and what they represent. The quirkiness and heart of Isiah Zagar and his mosiacs. South Street, past and present. Immigrants and how they were represented and made their way. A look into Mexican Art and culture. So grateful we took the tour instead of just going it alone. A great walk thru the city, and the final stop of the Magic Gardens did not disappoint.

My partner and I were born and raised in Philadelphia and we LOVED this tour! I booked it because I had cousins coming in from Italy and wanted them to see a unique part of Philadelphia. We saw that and more! Our tour guide Chuck was WONDERFUL! He is immensely knowledgeable about the art and the neighborhood, having lived in South Philadelphia for most of his life. It was a pleasure to experience the uniquely artistic neighborhood of South Philly through Chuck’s eyes.

This was my first ever Segway experience. As a 65-year-old who is a little afraid of speed, I was quite anxious. I did fine. I really enjoyed the murals. My favorite was the tidal wave on a high school - beautiful! Deshon was amazing! He was very supportive and informative.

The tour guid, Chuck was passionate and knowledgeable about the art and history of Philadelphia. I enjoyed the places on this tour, not your typical sights but some true gems! I highly recommend taking time for this Philly art tour!

Truly fun tour of an area of Philadelphia that is artsy, vibrant and plenty to see. Chuck is a terrific and engaging guide of the area.