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Big Bus Tours

Philadelphia, PA, USA
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About Big Bus Tours
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Big Bus Philadelphia tours are suspended until further notice. 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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Havanaguy wrote a review Apr 2021
Miami, Florida24 contributions14 helpful votes
Taking as excuse the pandemic, this company's service was below standards. Customers weren't allowed in the covered area of the bus even when raining and personal was very unpolite when enforcing mask policies that went even contrary to CDC guidelines.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Big Bus Tours
Responded 3 days ago
Hello Havanaguy, The safety of our guests and employees is of the utmost importance and highest priority. Before traveling, check the pandemic plan of the city you are visiting. Philadelphia's requirements are more stringent that the rest of Pennsylvania. Masks & physical distancing is still required. I am sorry if you were inconvenienced in any way due to COVID restrictions. I do hope you visit the city and ride again. Please give us a second try, in less restrictive times.
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Anna M wrote a review Apr 2021
Encinitas, California540 contributions186 helpful votes
After a bad experience with this company in DC we hesitated to take this tour. We were so glad we decided to try them again!!! Mike, the narrator and Tiffany the driver were excellent partners. We were treated to excellent explanations of building's architecture, good places to eat, public artwork and good historical facts. This is a must do when in Philadelphia! We had a senior discount. As the city isn’t full of tourists right now, we decided to stay on the bus for the full 90 minutes. If we would have disembarked, another bus would not have come for an hour. This will not be the case in the coming weeks. We were here the end of April and it was drizzling. More buses will be added in May.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Big Bus Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Anna M, Thank you for choosing Big Bus Philadelphia! We appreciate your feedback and are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Thank you for acknowledging your guide and driver. They love sharing the stories and sites of our beautiful city with visitors.
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Rebekah C wrote a review Nov 2020
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The older gentleman giving our tour was absolutely great! The tour guide had so much information to tell but no way did I feel like her was going too fast. Definitely recommend
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Big Bus Tours
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hello Bex83x, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for recommending us! I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and thank you for recognizing your tour guide, and his wealth of knowledge about our beautiful city and its sites..
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Kathy G wrote a review Oct 2020
Nashville, Tennessee15 contributions2 helpful votes
Our tickets were scheduled for a Tuesday but, due to Covid-19, the buses were only running Thursday-Sunday. With our flight leaving on Thursday, we were unable to enjoy the tour.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Big Bus Tours
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hello Kathy G, I do apologize for any inconvenience you experienced due to the pandemic restrictions and precautions. Our website and Facebook page noted our hours of operation.
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JPA wrote a review Oct 2020
Miami Beach, Florida139 contributions64 helpful votes
What a wonderful overview of the city this was. Because of COVID there was no hopping off, but enjoyed it nonetheless. A big shout out to Jean, Ruth and Tiffany. You are all terrific!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Big Bus Tours
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hello JPA-MiamiBeach, Thank you so much for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus! I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and thank you for acknowledging your guide and driver. They really appreciate it!
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