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

City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
3.5
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from $36.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
About
See the sights of Philadelphia without getting lost on this open-top, double-decker bus tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass, hop on and off at whichever stop you want and explore at your own pace. Plus, enjoy 360-degree views as you travel past the Old City historic district, Love Park, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Liberty Bell, Reading Terminal Market, and more.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • 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
German, Chinese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See Philadelphia on a bus at your own pace without getting lost
Live commentary for a greater understanding of the sights you pass
Visit the attractions that interest you and skip the rest
Ideal for first-time visitors—no taxis or subway needed
What to expect
Begin your tour of Philadelphia at any of the stops along the route. Grab a seat on the upper deck and listen to live commentary as you travel through the City of Brotherly Love. Hop on and hop off whenever you want and only stop at the attractions that interest you—skip the rest. See the city’s colorful street murals and historic attractions as you travel past popular neighborhoods such as Old City historic district, Penn’s Landing, Head House Square, Society Hill, Chinatown, and Fairmount. The routes include stops at the Betsy Ross House, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Love Park, Philadelphia Zoo, The Franklin Institute, Rocky Steps, Reading Terminal Market, and more. Hop off at One Liberty Observation Deck for unobstructed views of the Philadelphia skyline from the 57th floor.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5694PHILLY
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 1, 2 or 3 days depending on option selected at check-out • Audio commentary available in several languages + free headphones • Booklet including discounts on local eateries, shops and attractions • Tour map
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
1h
Departure details
Location Name: Passengers can join the tour at any of the tour stops along the route, however the first tour stop is located at The Boarse Building. Location Address: Redeem your bus tickets at the following address before boarding the tour (also bus stop 1): 111 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA Return Location: At the end of the tour, the bus returns to the first departure point.
Inclusions
Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 1, 2 or 3 days depending on option selected at check-out • Audio commentary available in several languages + free headphones • Booklet including discounts on local eateries, shops and attractions • Tour map
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
Location Name: Passengers can join the tour at any of the tour stops along the route, however the first tour stop is located at The Boarse Building. Location Address: Redeem your bus tickets at the following address before boarding the tour (also bus stop 1): 111 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA Return Location: At the end of the tour, the bus returns to the first departure point.
Duration
1h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Season: All Year Round excluding Thanksgiving and 25 December
Red Route operates from 10:00am - 4:30pm. Duration - 60 minutes. Frequency - every 40 minutes.
Blue Route operates from 10:00am - 4:30pm. Duration - 30 minutes. Frequency - every 40 minutes.
You must bring a paper voucher for this tour. All vouchers must be redeemed at 111 S. Independence Mall East (The Bourse Building).
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
Most travelers can participate
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Lil_Traveller123
Perth119 contributions
Don’t bother!
Don’t bother! Buses don’t show up!

No one knows about these buses in the city when you ask them, we couldn’t even find a stop according to the map you have. We tried to find the signage at stop 6 according to your map where the “love” sculpture is and nothing, then we walked to stop 7 Windsor suites and we asked and they had no idea about the stop... We waited for a bus at stop 17 and it was a no show so we didn’t even get on. Absolute joke! No clear signage or even a bus schedule to follow. I’m demanding a refund and a chargeback on my credit card.

Written March 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KayHog
16 contributions
Worth the money
May 2019
This is a great way to see Philadelphia on your first visit. It lets you see where you want to go back and spend more time visiting. Had a very knowledgeable guide.
Written October 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Si_Dev_1
Bathgate, UK301 contributions
Best way to get an overall view of the city in a short time
We visited Philadelphia on a day trip from New York by train. On a relatively limited timescale we figured taking this tour would be the best way to check out the city. We got a taxi from the station to Independence Park where we got on the bus. Warren was our guide and was really enthusiastic guiding us around this pretty city and gave a lot of really interesting information. I'd definitely recommend taking this tour as it's such a convenient way to get around and see a lot of the main sights and get an insight into its history.
Written October 4, 2019
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Kimberly B
1 contribution
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY
Sep 2019
I have done several hop on hop off tours in various cities and have always had a great experience. This by far was the worst one I have ever done. Everything was disorganized and everyone was very unprofessional. When we boarded the first bus the driver and tour guide were arguing about what they should be doing right in front of us. When we finally got started, we skipped the first 4 stops and picked up some people at stop #5. Another tour guide got on and started complaining about the people we had just picked up. Again, arguing between the employees as to what they should be doing ensued. I felt like I was in a work break room instead of a paid tour. We got off on the next stop and waited for the bus to pick us up. It never showed up. We walked to the next stop, toured the Cathedral and waited for the bus again. It still never showed up. After walking to the next 2 stops and waiting once again, the bus finally stopped at the Rocky statue. We boarded the bus and it only stopped once more before it stopped at the end of the tour. If I wanted to walk to see all of the sights in Philly which we ended up doing anyway, I wouldn't have bought the tickets for a hop on hop off tour. The next day we walked to the sights we wanted to see and decided to try the bus one more time since we didn't want to talk to Chinatown. There were 2 buses parked at stop 1 and after we AGAIN listened to the employees yell and complain, we asked if they were boarding and the woman's response was "They might be running in about 20 mins." We said forget it and once again walked to our destination. I will never ever recommend this tour to anyone.
Written September 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

William C
93 contributions
My first visit to Philadelphia
Sep 2019 • Solo
Me and my sister were treated to a great tour of Philadelphia. The tour guides were awesome. Thanks again
Written September 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Libba
1 contribution
Warren was fantastic!
Sep 2019 • Friends
We really enjoyed our tour with Warren. He was super friendly, entertaining, and knowledgeable. He clearly LOVES his city!
Written September 8, 2019
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Hollie M
Virginia84 contributions
Great if you have little kids to haul around in the heat
Aug 2019
The tour was interesting and saved us a ton of walking with two elementary school aged kids in 100 degree humid heat. The instructions to get on the bus when you purchase via TripAdvisor were confusing. You can only get on the bus at the kiosk across the street from the LIberty Bell....I didn't catch that in the fine print until we were on our way to catch it somewhere else
Written September 1, 2019
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Jennifer S
Los Angeles, CA39 contributions
Don’t waste your money
Jul 2019 • Family
This was an awful tour. The tour guide had such a thick accent we could barely understand anything she was saying. They drive by every location so fast you don’t have time to absorb what you are seeing. And when you do get off at a spot it takes forever for the next bus to come around. Well over the 20-30 minutes that they promise. We spent most of the time ducking from the tree branches that we drove under. Would definitely NOT recommend.
Written July 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

The Pasions
Burlington, NC2 contributions
#phillyorbust2019
Warren & Ross will rock your socks off! Hysterical, personable, knowledgeable, and genuinely cared about each guests’ experience.

I’ve used CitySightSeeing hop-on hop-off busses all over the world, Warren was, hands down, the best guide I’ve ever had.

I didn’t want the tour to end, Warren has made Philly-lover our of me!
Written July 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gleemd
9 contributions
Awful - never ever use this service
Jul 2019 • Couples
Let’s start with redeeming our online passes. Walked to the nearest stop - as instructed - the lady said we had to go to stop 1 to redeem the passes. The passes could not be redeemed anywhere else. Told us it was about five minute walk. After a 10 block twenty minute walk we found stop 1. Stop 1 and 2 were not in use that day due to a festival. The lady at stop 1 said we could have redeemed the passes anywhere and the walk was unnecessary. She was going to call the First Lady and let her know that people did not need to walk to stop 1. After redeeming our passes we had to walk four more blocks to find stop 3 to get the bus. I am handicapped (but don’t require a wheelchair or special accommodations) but I can’t walk long distances without frequent stops - hence why we choose to use a hop on hop off bus service. Throughout the day the buses were terrible. They frequently missed the stops - then they would pull over 2-4 blocks past the stop and let you out , leaving you to walk several blocks back to your destination. Buses ran infrequently leaving you waiting up to 20 min at the stops. Yet at the starting point - stop three that day - there were three empty uses waiting to be told go. We used their map to find stops but part of them were wrong. The stop would be up to a block away. You had to really look for their signs they are small and easy to miss. One bus had the air conditioner on - the rest did not. Only one bus - Ernest and Tito was interesting- they were great, knowledgeable and fun. The rest of the buses were dull and didn’t know how to stop and let people off where the map indicated. It was clear they weren’t interested in their jobs. Bus 62 was the worst. The driver missed stop 21 antiques row - they stopped at 22 and told us that was our stop like we didn’t have sense enough to know the difference. It would also have been a fun thing had they told us most of those shops are closed on Sunday. We wouldn’t have walked four blocks back to the previous then another four through closed antique row and four blocks to catch the bus. The tour guide got off the bus and began to yell at people behind them who were blowing the horn because the bus was blocking the toad because they do t stop where they are supposed to. Last time we used the competitors service and it was great - I would recommend not using this service.
Written July 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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