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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour provided by Big Bus Tours

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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About
This Philadelphia hop-on hop-off bus tour allows you to visit all of the landmarks in the City of Brotherly Love at your own pace. Choose from a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass, and hop off (and back on) to explore more independently whenever you like. The stops include Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, among other must-sees, and you learn about highlights from onboard guide commentary.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn Philadelphia's history from onboard guide commentary
  • Flexible 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket options to fit your schedule and budget
  • Included map of the routes to help you explore further and find the stops
  • Complimentary shuttle between many Center City hotels and departure points
What to expect
  • Make your way to the central departure location, the Independence Visitor Center, for your hop-on hop-off bus tour. Alternatively, you can hop on at any of the stops around the city with your voucher for your 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass in hand. Find a seat in the closed cabin or the open-top level, which offers panoramic views of the passing sights. Listen to the commentary from your onboard guide, which details the long and important history of Philadelphia and its role in the formation of our nation. Stops include the Liberty Bell, the U.S. Mint, City Hall, the Philadelphia Zoo, and the rocky steps at the Museum of Art. Stay on the bus for the entire loop, or disembark at any stop to explore further on your own.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn Philadelphia's history from onboard guide commentary
  • Flexible 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket options to fit your schedule and budget
  • Included map of the routes to help you explore further and find the stops
  • Complimentary shuttle between many Center City hotels and departure points
What to expect
  • Make your way to the central departure location, the Independence Visitor Center, for your hop-on hop-off bus tour. Alternatively, you can hop on at any of the stops around the city with your voucher for your 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass in hand. Find a seat in the closed cabin or the open-top level, which offers panoramic views of the passing sights. Listen to the commentary from your onboard guide, which details the long and important history of Philadelphia and its role in the formation of our nation. Stops include the Liberty Bell, the U.S. Mint, City Hall, the Philadelphia Zoo, and the rocky steps at the Museum of Art. Stay on the bus for the entire loop, or disembark at any stop to explore further on your own.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5096PHIHOHO
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live onboard commentary (English only)
  • Map of route and sites
  • Hop on Hop off Tour of Philadelphia
  • Up to 25 stops to Hop-on and Hop-off
  • 3 Ticket Types 1/2/3 Days
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees/attraction tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Main departure location is Independence Visitor's Center, but you may board at any of the 27 stops Directions: Tour departs for any of the 27 stops: Stop 1: Independence Visitor’s Center  Stop 2: Betsy Ross House Stop 3: U.S. Mint and Ben Franklin’s Grave Stop 4: National Constitution Center Stop 5: Chinatown NE Corner of Arch at 10th St Stop 6: Reading Terminal Market/Convention Center Stop 7: City Hall and Love Park Stop 8: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul/Sister Cities Stop 9: Barnes Foundation on 21st St and the Ben Franklin Pkwy Stop 10: Rodin Museum Stop 11: Eastern State Penitentiary Stop 12: Perelman Building of Philadelphia Art Museum Stop 13: The Philadelphia Zoo Stop 14: Please Touch Museum/Memorial Hall/Fairmount Park Stop 15: "Rocky Steps" Stop 16: Philadelphia Museum of Art Stop 17: Franklin Institute/Logan Circle Stop 18: One Liberty Observation Deck - Philly from the Top Stop 19: The Bellevue/Rittenhouse Square Stop 20: Academy of Music/Broad Street Stop 21: Antiques Row on 10th and Pine St Stop 22: South Street/Headhouse Square Stop 23: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Stop 24: Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing/Columbus Blvd Stop 25: Penn's Landing/Waterfront Stop 26: Old City/Christ Church Stop 27: Museum of American Jewish History
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Schedules may differ slightly during peak and off-peak times
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Inclusions
  • Live onboard commentary (English only)
  • Map of route and sites
  • Hop on Hop off Tour of Philadelphia
  • Up to 25 stops to Hop-on and Hop-off
  • 3 Ticket Types 1/2/3 Days
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees/attraction tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Location Name: Main departure location is Independence Visitor's Center, but you may board at any of the 27 stops Directions: Tour departs for any of the 27 stops: Stop 1: Independence Visitor’s Center  Stop 2: Betsy Ross House Stop 3: U.S. Mint and Ben Franklin’s Grave Stop 4: National Constitution Center Stop 5: Chinatown NE Corner of Arch at 10th St Stop 6: Reading Terminal Market/Convention Center Stop 7: City Hall and Love Park Stop 8: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul/Sister Cities Stop 9: Barnes Foundation on 21st St and the Ben Franklin Pkwy Stop 10: Rodin Museum Stop 11: Eastern State Penitentiary Stop 12: Perelman Building of Philadelphia Art Museum Stop 13: The Philadelphia Zoo Stop 14: Please Touch Museum/Memorial Hall/Fairmount Park Stop 15: "Rocky Steps" Stop 16: Philadelphia Museum of Art Stop 17: Franklin Institute/Logan Circle Stop 18: One Liberty Observation Deck - Philly from the Top Stop 19: The Bellevue/Rittenhouse Square Stop 20: Academy of Music/Broad Street Stop 21: Antiques Row on 10th and Pine St Stop 22: South Street/Headhouse Square Stop 23: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Stop 24: Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing/Columbus Blvd Stop 25: Penn's Landing/Waterfront Stop 26: Old City/Christ Church Stop 27: Museum of American Jewish History
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Schedules may differ slightly during peak and off-peak times
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 21, 2021
A note from Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Customers are advised to visit the Big Bus website to find out more about our new health and safety measures and up to date Bus Stop Locations.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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GWENDOLYN J
Shreveport, LA2 contributions
Give Philly a try
Oct 2021 • Family
Katie was an very informative and entertaining tour guide, she made Philadelphia interesting.
The tour was engaging and quite thought provoking.
Written October 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

puglady2014
Sarasota, FL17 contributions
Ok
For an overall view of the city, this was good. However. Went to check in at the Independence visitors hall, where our prepaid tickets told us to go, and found out we were the third set of people that am who had been missdirected by trip advisor. My husband and I were then directed to the red hop on hop off bus. The woman running the stand informed us that we had " the wrong company". We were then directed across the street to a " Big bus". Gentleman there sent us to another red bus !! We walked back and explained to a gentleman what had happened, and he got irate, telling us that it was his sister that directed us there, that she sent us because her bus was full. I then heard him tell one of the drivers not to let such and such back on the bus, they could walk home. Afraid to get off after that statment. Poor directions, poor attitude, poor service. We jumped off as soon as we were near our hotel, and never got back on.

Written October 13, 2021
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Nancy C
McDonough, GA31 contributions
Do this tour!!
Sep 2021
First class experience for sure! We actually liked the tour so much we rode it twice. Learned a few different things from each tour guide we had. Loved that.....it wasn't like everyone said the same exact thing. The top of the bus was where to be despite it being a little chilly and windy. We learned so much!!! Would definitely recommend.
Written October 13, 2021
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T D
Ithaca, NY137 contributions
Great time.
Great way to learn about the history of Philly and our guide Matthew was excellent. Really enjoyed this trip and learned a lot. Highly recommend
You can easily pickup bus at bourse building
Written October 9, 2021
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Jaime C
Worcester, MA28 contributions
Awesome tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
We ended up on a red double decker bus and loved it. I love these types of tours. Super informative and you get to see so much history without walking or driving all over the city. Our guide was nice. The only bad thing I would say is I felt towards the end of the tour it was rushed. We stayed on the bus the whole time and didn’t get off because we didn’t want to lose our seats together and honestly there wasn’t anything that I needed to see up close.
Written September 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michele E
1 contribution
Fun in Philly
Marriott City Center is a very nice establishment. The local eateries and food choices are great. The history is my favorite! Overall, a wonderful experience. Thank you, Philadelphia!
Written September 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shontel G
6 contributions
Philly bus guided tour
Tour guide and customer interaction was a little blah….lack of communication about how your worked was lacking! You think that the bus stops at every stop and you have time at each stop, but it’s only if you ask to get off. The arrival of other buses was helpful, and some tour guides were better than others! Overall I’d do it again for the historical, informative experience!
Written September 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SkateGirl314
Cumberland, RI407 contributions
Great way to see the sites of the city.
Sep 2021
Fun way to see the city, We were visiting right after Hurricane Ida and because of the serious road flooding the loop was a bit altered which was unfortunate. Wish there was an app to see how long the next bus would be as we were just told roughly 25 minutes but had no way to know when the last bus had left.
Written September 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julie W
Plymouth, MN2 contributions
Anniversary trip
Awesome, knowledgeable, funny guide. Beautiful weather. I'm sure they planned it that way. Great information on a interesting city.
Written September 11, 2021
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Myra
North Carolina2 contributions
Must Do!
Great way to see the city and decide where you want to spend more time. Very knowledgeable guides! Being a double decker bus allowed everyone to have a great view of all the points of interest.
Written September 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Dalia S
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Nice way to see the city
Great combination of live guides and recorded audio. I wish working hours are little bit longer. Still helps a lot.
Monkeesmom
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Always a "go to!"
Big bus was great! They sent a van to our hotel to pick us up and bring us to the beginning of the tour. One exce
BagmanNZ
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Ok
It's been a long time since I used one of these buses after a bad experience on one in Las Vegas (do not use the Ve
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Great way to learn about the city
We took this tour to get a better feel for the city and it was wonderful. Our tour guide was very informative and h
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Route change
I understand route changes because of traffic or construction, but when you are given a new stop and you go there a
Greendevil72
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Philadelphia tour
Mike and Kelly are the best team in town!!! Great trip! My wife and I with her niece and husband had a great trip w
Christian S
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Good, but not great
It is only one bus line with several stops. 24 hour ticket is more than enough to get the full advantage/experienc
Tatiana K
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Very good service!
It was a pleasant surprise for me this time after I have bad Big Bus tour experience in Miami. First of all - they
Stacey B
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Bus tour of Philly
Did Big Bus Tour today & would recommend. Guides were very knowledgeable, staff friendly & bus drivers amazing mane
shelzel
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A great thing to do on your trip to Philly!
Loved it!! Such a great way to see the sights and the staff was so nice and knowledgeable....funny too! Really enjo
Ellen P
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Best Tour!!!
Just took a night tour on the Big Bus in Philly. Amazing tour with all my besties. Joey P made it all possible with
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A way to see the city
My sister was visiting from Florida and we did this tour on the bus. It was fun and interesting. We only got off on
Luanda R
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Covers everything you want to know about Philly
Very informative and worth the money. If you want to explore certain sites you can rely on the time frame on which
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Terrible Service
I had a short amount of time to sightsee in Philadelphia in between planes. This company was highly recommended. Af
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Not happy about the service (lack of the promised language support)
Before buying the tickets the sales agent at the counter assured that they had headphones in the bus and that the m
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