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Philadelphia Trolley Works

1350 Schuylkill Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146
+1 215 925 TOUR
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Ranked #15 of 79 activities in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I am a life long south philly resident, i went on a couple tours in previous years with friends visiting which were fairly good with the Trolley Tour..this time went on the Big Bus tour and it was disappointing. Our guide had no sense of humor or any attempt to making it fun, she really gave more boring pointers..shame because... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Robert, maggie, issac, tessa, dennis Eddie and manuel were awesome All were knowledgable about the sights and city Tours are reliable and convienient esp for getting around and seeing the attractions upper deck seating is awesome esp in zoo and park areas. Guides have information on tours and food.

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is such a great tour... the upper deck is the way to go you can everything from there...there are so many great stops along the route..Reading Terminal Market.... the Penitentiary....the liberty bell...and on and on... the tour guides really know the history of Phildelphia..

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Coram, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I have been on many double decker bus tours and the thing that set this tour apart from the rest was the level of service. Everyone was so accommodating. We arrived shortly after the bus left and Greg the manager called for the bus to stop a block away and escorted us to the corner. At every stop the driver... More

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Lake Worth, Fl
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The hop on hop off tour was pretty good. It stopped at most of the tourist attractions (21 in all) in Philadelphia. The most important thing to remember if you are sitting on the top is that there are low hanging branches on the trees and if you are not careful you could get hit in the face as the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

The tour was very informative. Our guide was funny while knowledgable. We had a seat on the top of the bus. The kids really liked this. We stayed at the Embassy Suites near the airport in Philadelphia and had a shuttle that picked us up and took us back to the hotel. No driving was required. Our shuttle drivers were... More

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Centereach, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We had a great time. Learned many things and thoroughly enjoyed the city sites in a short period of time. Plus - NO PARKING ISSUES.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I emailed this company about a week before our trip to Philly. We purchased the Philadelphia City Pass and were staying at a Philly Airport area hotel. Someone named Lisa from The Trolley Works emailed me back and instructed me to call the company one day before we needed to be picked up. I called, she told me to be... More

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Seattle, Washington
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142 reviews 142 reviews
65 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I frequently use a Hop on Hop off tour for my first visit to a city. I did this on march 25 2014 and of all the cities i have used this type, it us the best. They use people to tell you the history (versus headsets that you plug in and listen to a recording). The young lady that... More

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Lombard, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

WE found the trolley works to be a great way to get from one site in the city to another. Slow season, so the buses came every 45 minutes, but with some planning you can get around and hear about all the great history of the city.

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