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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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AnnMS wrote a review Sep 24
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions1 helpful vote
City Sightseeing Philadelphia was a great way to see Philly. We're two seniors, and used hop-on-hop-off bus when available. Bruce was excellent. He had so much energy and knowledge. He made the 2 hours narration fun and educational. We also stopped at Reading Terminal Market for lunch, Carmen was yummy 😋 .
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DrCindy87 wrote a review Sep 24
Tacoma, Washington492 contributions202 helpful votes
We’ve done this kind of tour all over and what always makes or breaks it is the narrator or lack thereof. Sometimes it’s just trying to plug in those worthless head phones. This time we had live narrators on every bus. The little red headed girl was so great we just stayed on her bus as long as she was there. Tipping always seems to be a question as they all ask you to tip but if you tip each time you hop in and off it all adds up. This time I only tipped the best one and tipped her well but I suspect that’s not ideal strategy.
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David D wrote a review Sep 24
Purley, United Kingdom161 contributions114 helpful votes
There are two bus lines operating in Philadelphia and at present they are operating together, and you can use your ticket on either. Apparently, business has not picked up post Covid. The tour guide did not stop talking all the way around however you do get to see the highlights of this city, but it will be better to walk around the old district rather than relying on the bus - you will see more on foot.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Robert H wrote a review Sep 23
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We loved the tour, even sitting in the rain on bus top--protected by ponchos provided by our guide.She was well informed and conveyed a lot of information that I and our UK guests appreciated. I was especially grateful for the efficiency of the staff in locating my reservation in the records when I left my phone and the booking at home! Great organization! You contributed significantly to our guests very positive impression of Philly. Thanks again, Robert
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Jerome Mullins wrote a review Sep 21
Charlotte, North Carolina2 contributions
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Great tour guide very informative! A must do in Philadelphia it would be difficult to cover this much ground on foot! 1.5 he tour! We hopped off at the Rocky steps!
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