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Big Bus Tours

500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-389-8687
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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Most popular Hop-On Hop-Off tour in the city of Philadelphia. Enjoy our 27 stops throughout the city, which are close to over 100 attractions. The tours are also live guided with Big Bus Certified tour guides. The tour has frequent departures from the N.E. Corner of 5th and Market Streets. (Operated year round) Peak Season hours 9:30 to 6:30 PM (last tour departs 5 PM.) Philly by Night 90 minute fully narrated city tour covering the Art Museum to the Waterfront. 8 PM. Departures Nightly from 12th.and Filbert Street. Night tours operate, seasonally, May 1 thru October 31.
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500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've done many Big Bus tours at various cities, but had never done a night tour until Philadelphia. You MUST see Philly at night!! Sitting atop the Big Bus at night provides the perfect seat to some of the most beautiful architecture in our country....More

Thank Wendy W
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Wendy W, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed the Philly By Night tour, and agree that there is no better way to see the beautiful city of Philadelphia at night than...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The best way to start a sight seeing tour of Philly is to take this bus and see the sights and flavor of the area. Very informative and relaxing. The bus picks you up every 20 minutes or so you will not have to wait...More

Thank Greg P
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Greg P Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and found it "informative & relaxing." Riding the double decker is really the best way to see the sites of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was very nice and seeing the land marks was awesome, but sometimes some of the tour guiders had different information, one guide said that the William Penn statue on city hall was the tallest statue on top of a building in the world,...More

Thank darkfalcon500
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello darkfalcon500, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your overall tour experience. In the case of the William Penn Statue, both guides are correct...it is the tallest statue on top of a building in the world...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great option to getting around the city. Had 27 stops and you were able to get on and off whenever you needed to. The tour guides were great and were very knowledgeable about the city. We did the entire tour the first...More

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

Hello Mary S, Thank your for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and "highly recommend" it. Thank you for acknowledging our tour guides. They work hard to perfect their craft & appreciate...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to see the city if you don't have a couple days. Much cooler on night tour instead of being in the sun during the day. They take you to all relevant spots. Worth the money. By online in advance if your sure your...More

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

Hello Robert B, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and found it a worthwhile way to see all the sites the historic city of Philadelphia has to offer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love hop on/hop off bus tours, and Big Bus didn't disappoint! I highly recommend this as a great way to see the city. You can begin your tour at any of the stops, and can purchase tickets on the spot. To do the full...More

1  Thank Carolinesc7
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Carolinesc7, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your detailed, positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that you highly recommend it as a great way to see the city. Come back and ride again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are not familiar with the city and not sure how to plan your trip this tour is the best thing for you. It takes you to all the places that you will want to go.My only complaint is with the tour guide Mike...he...More

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

Hello Stephanie D, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and found it a great way to familiarize yourself with city and its sites and attractions. I do apologize for that you did not...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great overview of many of the historical places in Philly. We started our trip taking the full tour and got great insight to what we wanted to see fully. The tour guide was helpful and provided interesting info and recommendations. Highly recommend.More

1  Thank Donnap64
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Donnap64, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and highly recommend it. Thank you for acknowledging your tour guide. I am glad the guide was helpful, and provided an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bought the two day pass wither night tour. Guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The drivers handled traffic wonderfully. Brings you to lots of tourist spots.

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

Hello paninimom, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus Tour, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and that you were able to utilize our Combination Multi-Day Pass to enhance your visit to the city.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have taken the Big Bus tour twice in Philadelphia and learned new information each visit. It really does make a huge difference who your guide is, but I don't have any names to recommend. Besides, you can always get off at a stop and...More

Thank AuntLeeLee79
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Aunt LeeLee79, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and found it to be a good way to become familiar with the attractions and historic sites in Philadelphia, especially on a hot day.

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vestereileenmc
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, Driving into center city from your hotel location is possible. Parking is available at the Independence Visitors Center. You can enter the lot via 5th or 6th Street between Market & Arch Streets. The double decker bus... More
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G M
June 6, 2017|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, the double decker buses do not have seat belts, so there is no way to secure a car seat. You can hold the infant while riding the bus.
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jogold1972
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, Please visit our website for a complete listing of all our tour options & our Big Bus Hop On/Hop Off stops. We offer 27 stops, and our Big Bus tour starts at 5th & Market Sts, in Independence Mall.
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