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Philadelphia Trolley Works

1350 Schuylkill Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146
+1 215 925 TOUR
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Ranked #22 of 78 Activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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English first
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
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

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Maryland
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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.

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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

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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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!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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.

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San Francisco, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We enjoyed this tour a lot. Our guide was Steve, who was funny and basically informative. We would've appreciated more historical information in his commentary, however. Beware of low hanging branches on the upper deck! I recommend buying the one-day pass only. We bought the two-day pass, thinking that it would be a great way to get around to the... More

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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Country come to town...our first trip to a "big" city...big bus company was a SPECTACULAR experience...The staff was extremely friendly and really made us feel comfortable and welcome in "their city". Especially Leigh. So enthusiastic and knowledgeable! A real pleasure...As well as we're our other guides. Also..I must mention the gentleman that does "sales" across the street from the Reading... More

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