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Big Bus Tours

Philadelphia, PA, USA
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About Big Bus Tours
Big Bus is the most popular Hop-On Hop-Off tour in the city of Philadelphia. We offer 27 stops throughout Center City and Fairmount Park. Enjoy a fully narrated tour by a live guide who will entertain you with the stories & fun facts that make Philadelphia historically and culturally significant. The tour has frequent departures from the S.W.Corner of 6th and Market Streets. Daytime hop on/hop off tours run year round. For something to do in the evening, enjoy the lights of the city on our Philly By Night Tour which departs at 8:00 pm from 12th & Filbert, nightly May through October.
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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.
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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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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Big Bus Tours
Responded Feb 26, 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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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 Big Bus Tours
Responded Feb 24, 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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Great combination of live guides and recorded audio. I wish working hours are little bit longer. Still helps a lot.
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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Big Bus Tours
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Hello Dalia S, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that it enhanced your visit to the city. Our tours offer a continuous narration in English with a live guide & foreign language options available via a recording. Tour schedules and hours of operation vary from season to season. For current hours of operation, please check our website or call our office.
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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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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Big Bus Tours
Responded Feb 10, 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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Beautiful city, lovely people. Lots of walking fun time for the whole family. Would definitely do it again in the summer.
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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Big Bus Tours
Responded Feb 6, 2020
Hello Guide664546, Thank you for choosing Big Bus Philadelphia. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and that we helped you discover our City of Brotherly Love. Hope to see you again!
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