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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

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
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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1 Day Hop on Hop off Tour
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3 Day Hop on Hop off Tour
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Overview
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 27 stops include Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, among other must-sees, and you’ll learn about highlights from onboard guide commentary.
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 27 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.
Reviews (1,026)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Enjoyable

We left it a bit late in the day to do this tour but still got to see most of the attractions by staying on the bus. Very enjoyable and a great way to see Philly's architecture and attractions.

Thank rossiross2015
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello rossiross2015, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Disappointing. Infrequent. Waste of time.

We have done the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off tours in other cities, but our experience in Philadelphia was a total disappointment. There was no app to be able to see where/when a bus would be coming to a particular stop. We only ended up riding...More

Thank Debbie S
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Debbie S, It is unfortunate that you found your tour experience in Philadelphia a disappointment. On the day of your visit, Philadelphia was hosting a Veteran's Day Parade, among other events, and streets were closed due to the various celebrations, subsequently effecting our tour...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing way to see Philly without having to move!

On our last day in Philly, my husband and I took the Hop-on Hop-off City Tour. We were exhausted from walking the whole city for two days and frustrated that we hadn't seen everything on our list. Well, not only did Big Bus alleviate the...More

Thank Victoria M
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Victoria M, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour, and that you used Big Bus Philadelphia to enhance your visit to the city. Also, thank you for acknowledging your guides. All our guides are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A MUST

This is a MUST. The tour guides are very well educated. Love the fact you can hop on and off at any location as much as you wish. Perfect way to see the city and get an idea of what all you wanna do.More

1  Thank PeggWindham
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello PeggWindham, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review! I am pleased you enjoyed the tour and recommend it as a must do when visiting Philadelphia. Thank you for acknowledging our tour guides. They take great pride in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Way to See & Learn About Philadelphia

We had visited downtown Philly a few years ago, so we decided to take the bus tour this time. So glad we did. Narrator was very informative. We chose to stay on the bus, but several people got on and off along the way. The...More

Thank KatWat39
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello KatWat39, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed the tour, and found it to be a great way to see our city. Also, thank you for acknowledging your guide. Our guides truly...More

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Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
No free admissions.
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Irene S
September 20, 2018|
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Response from Greg S | Reviewed this property |
The place they're referring is about $18 after two hours and $21 a day maximum, if I remember correctly.
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Irene S
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Response from MrsMrs88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes...there is a parking garage that is central to many of the attractions...and if you go into Independence Hall, you can get a reduced parking rate...
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