We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Philadelphia Trolley Works

1350 Schuylkill Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146
+1 215 925 TOUR
Website
Improve this listing
84%
Ranked #23 of 80 Activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Attraction details
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

Hotels near Philadelphia Trolley Works

Write a Review

97 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    55
    25
    6
    6
    5
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Philadelphia Trolley Works is by far the worst company I have ever dealt with. After renting both a bus and a trolley for my October wedding, for my guests and wedding party respectively, the trolley driver disappeared for 30 minutes from the hotel, leaving us with no choice other than to over fill the bus intended for wedding guests--a blatant... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Hockessin, Delaware
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife is from Philadelphia and I am from the Burbs. So, when our out of town guest wanted to take a double decker bus ride around town, we were not thrilled. We did take the ride and what a fun and informative time it turned out to be. The tour guide was funny and informative and the tour was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I've traveled extensively and have been on several "city tours" but none as good as this one. Even before getting on the bus for the tour the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Riding atop a double decker bus brought be back to my trips to London. Seeing the city from the open air top makes for amazing, unobstructed views.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

WE just returned from a visit and this bus and the people who work there were awesome! Both the drivers and the guides were Great!! The only reason I gave it 4 stars because when going to the zoo they make you transfer onto a trolley that drops you off across from the zoo on one of the biggest intersections... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Commerce Township, Michigan
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
40 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Clark was our tour guide and was just what you hope for; informative, factual, humorous. I might add that walking gets you places that buses and cars will not. So the combination of the skill and expertise of Clark and the ability to see things you will not see by motorized conveyance makes it a slam dunk. It is the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I WOULD NOT RECCOMMEND THIS TOUR UNLESS SOMEONE OTHER THAN GINGER IS CONDUCTING THE TOUR. She was very lazy and uninformative. We took the tour on Thursday, September 18'th. For the entire trip, all she did was sit on the seat and read her book. She did not give any narrative about any of the sites we passed. I was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Maryland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We took this tour spur of the moment after spending the day and having some left over time. The city is so different looking at night. We had a blast,Dan the guide was groovy but a lot of fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This summer my husband and I took the PHILLY TROLLEY BUS TOUR, of this historic city, where we both grew up.Wow, what a great time! A very exciting experience atop a beautiful , well kept double decker bus. An experienced driver and knowledgeable guide, made for a super afternoon. Gotta go back w/some grandkids. Janice

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hamilton, Bermuda
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
71 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The dedication of the tour guides were commendable. It rained heavily in one of the days we visited and the guide braved the rain to give us a commentary on the tour. Kudos to her dedication!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a nice family friendly tour. Its approximately 90 minutes and enjoyable. The tour guide is informative and friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Philadelphia Trolley Works also viewed

 

Been to Philadelphia Trolley Works? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing