Reading Terminal Market

It's home to one of America's oldest public markets, and today it's still used by locals to buy their fresh produce and locally sourced epicurean treats.

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Gayborhood, Midtown Village
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Ray's Cafe & Tea House
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The President's House Site
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The Declaration House
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Related Tours

Flavours of Philadelphia: Private Reading Market 2.5-hr Food Tour
Join us for a unique food tour in the vibrant city of Philadelphia in the iconic Reading Terminal Market, a bustling hub of activity that has been a fixture in the city for over a century. You'll sample a wide range of local delicacies, including fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, and delicious baked goods. 

On your private food tour, you will:

  • Try the one and only renowned Philly cheesesteak in one of your guide's favourite spots - a true Philly classic!
  • Discover the latest culinary trends in Philly's vibrant food scene along trendy Sansom Street, located in the heart of Center City;
  • Sample a variety of locally-sourced treats, including farm-to-table dishes and sustainable seafood,
  • Hear fascinating insights about the history and culture of the city;
  • Develop a deep appreciation for the unique flavours and spirit of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia's food scene is interesting for a variety of reasons. The city's diverse culinary heritage and the long tradition of immigrant communities from around the world reflect the rich cultural history of the region. From traditional Italian bakeries in South Philly to Jewish delis in the centre, there is a wealth of culinary diversity waiting to be explored.

Philadelphia is committed to using locally-sourced ingredients and sustainable practices which has led to the rise of farm-to-table dining experiences with passionate chefs and restaurants that are all about supporting local farmers and producers in their venues.

From cutting-edge fusion cuisine to inventive new takes on classic dishes, Philadelphia's chefs are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the kitchen, making the city a hotbed of culinary innovation and creativity. 

Welcome to Philadelphia: Private Half-Day Highlights Walking Tour
Discover Philadelphia, one of America's oldest cities, which played a significant role in American history, from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the birth of the US Constitution. Philadelphia is a pedestrian-friendly city and exploring it on a walking tour, it's the best way to visit its most popular sites.

On your private half-day tour, you will: 

  • See Benjamin Franklin's tomb from outside the cemetery, and hear about the life and legacy of one of America's most celebrated founding fathers;
  • Stroll the cobblestone roads of Independence Mall, a historic landmark as the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution;
  • See the enduring symbol of American freedom and independence: the Liberty Bell;
  • Pass by Betsy Ross’s house, the woman who first sewed an American flag; 
  • Explore Christ Church and Franklin Court, where you can see the graves of Benjamin Franklin and other notable figures from America's early days (if open on the day of the tour);
  • Explore Midtown Village and the Gaybourhood, where your guide will take you down the ‘Mural Mile’ for some of the best graffiti cultures in America!
  • End your tour at Reading Terminal Market, one of the oldest and largest public markets, filled with locals and travellers alike, where you can return throughout your stay to shop for groceries or dine on the go. 

Originally founded as a haven for religious freedom by William PennPennsylvania was colonised by French Huguenots, Mennonites, and most famously in the state - Quakers and Amish. The capital city was formed in 1682 and has served as the seat of government ever since. 

Throughout the centuries, Philadelphia has gone through revivals and slumps - prosperous then seasons of economic free fall. During the American Revolution, Philadelphia was the site of the First and the Second Continental Congresses. After the Revolution, the city was chosen to be the temporary capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800. 

Though federal and state governments left Philadelphia at the beginning of the 19th century, the city continued for some years to be the nation’s cultural and financial hub.

To see the remnants of these boom-and-busts of the city, nothing is better than a privately guided walk of it. From its role in inventing the United States to the modern ways in which Philadelphia continues to reinvent itself today, your guide will take you through the highlights and spots off the beaten track to give you a feel of the entire city –not just the highlights seen by most. 

On your tour, you will not only check off the highlights of the historic district but also fall in love with the city's unique combination of grit and charm. 


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