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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 stops include Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, among other must-sees, and you learn about highlights from onboard guide commentary.
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.
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Live onboard commentary (English only)
  • Map of route and sites
  • Courtesy shuttle from Center City hotels
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees/attraction tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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GoPlaces778013 wrote a review Jul 5
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These guys are awesome! Super friendly. We use them instead of Uber to get around Philly when we go to visit. The tour guides are so friendly and give you great tips of places to visit and sites to see. We use them every year when we escape from Baltimore for a long weekend.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Joe S wrote a review Apr 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom50 contributions3 helpful votes
I thought that a bus tour of Philadelphia was the best way to see something of the city so I rocked up at 11am for a tour at the start point and bought my tickets (exact money if paying in cash folks) rather than pre-booking them. It was a nice day so I ventured to sit on the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Responded Apr 16, 2020
Hello ljofa, Thank you for choosing Big Bus Philadelphia and for your detailed review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and in particular, your guide. Our hop on/hop off tour is a great way to familiarize yourself as a first time visitor to the city. Riding once around is an excellent option if short on time.
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Matthew C wrote a review Feb 2020
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I purchased our tickets for this trip through Trip Advisor. I received and email that then let me download my “ticket” to my iPhone wallet. NOWHERE on that ticket does it state the tour service I am booked with and we came to find out there are several tour companies in
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Hello Matthewcry, Thank you for choosing Big Bus Philadelphia! I am pleased you thoroughly enjoyed the tour and in particular, your tour guide, once you got on board the double decker bus. I do apologize for any inconvenience you experienced due to your purchasing of the ticket through Trip Advisor.
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Jen4205 wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions4 helpful votes
Unfortunately the guide spoke so quickly and ran all his words into each other so it was very difficult to hear what he was saying. And it wasn’t only an issue for me (an Australian). The American family on the bus had the same problem understanding him. There was also an
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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Hello Jen4205, Thank you for choosing Big Bus Philadelphia, and for your review. Your feedback is important to us. It is unfortunate that you were not completely satisfied with your tour experience.Our tour narrative does focus specifically on the significant historic sites and events that make Philadelphia a special and important city. It would be helpful to have more specific information regarding your experience so improvements can be made. Please email me at pmcmahon@phillytour.com.
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865rhondac wrote a review Feb 2020
Nashville, Tennessee6 contributions
Our guide was Bill and driver was David and they made our 3 day bus tour and Philly trip an exceptional experience. If you ever go to Philly sign up for the Big Bus Tour - it’s worth every penny!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Responded Feb 11, 2020
Hello 865rhondac, Thank you for choosing Big Bus Philadelphia, and for your review! It is great to know that your trip to Philadelphia was extra special thanks to our team of Bill and David. I am really pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your Big Bus tour experience. If you ever make a return visit to the city, please ride with us again.
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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.
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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
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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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660mariahs
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Anne W
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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
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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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Sunshine496729
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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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Ida289
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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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