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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We booked a two day pass for the one weekend we had to see Philly. The first day we Tom the tour all the way around and had a great guide but the driver rushed the tour and ran at least 4 red lights which...More

Thank bamatraveler08
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2017

Hello bamatraveler08, Thank-you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. Thank-you for your review regarding your tour experience. Your comments are appreciated as we are constantly striving to improve and to always provide the best tour possible for all of our guests.

Reviewed September 19, 2016

I have been on a number of bus tours and this one was a disappointment. Beside the bus being overly crowded so that we could not easily jump on and off, the tour guide didn't talk about any of the major historical events that took...More

1  Thank Leecam14
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2017

Hello Leecam14, Thank-you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I appreciate you providing a review. Our guides take pride in providing an engaging and accurate historical tour of the city, so my apologies that this was not your experience. Please email me at...More

Reviewed September 18, 2016

We rode the Hop On / Hop Off tour bus for two days, the first day we rode the entire route, the second day we got on and off at various stops and did some sightseeing. The different tour guides were very helpful and very...More

Thank Kevin E
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2017

Hello Kevin E, Thank-you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience from start to finish, and that you were able to utilize our free shuttle service.

Reviewed September 17, 2016

On a previous visit, we enjoyed the Big Bus Tour by day. That allowed us to hop on and off to explore different historical sights in the city and save our feet from so much walking! When you have seen Philly by day, you have...More

Thank Gena M
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2017

Hello Gena M Thank-you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. It is a pleasure to know you had a great tour experience, both on our day Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour, and Philly By Night. Both provide a unique experience and opportunity to enjoy the city....More

Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Nice tour that hits all the spots. We had a great guide who was knowledgeable and funny....his name was Isaac. Easy to hop on and off!

Thank MieMie3
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2017

Hello, Thank-you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that you found the Hop-On/Hop-Off service easy to use. Thank-you for acknowledging your tour guide, Isaac. Our guides appreciate the recognition for a job well done.

Reviewed September 15, 2016

The bus tour itself is very good with an excellent map stopping off at all major tourist points. Unfortunately when I went, half the city was closed down for a concert and a load of the stops were closed off. We were dropped at one...More

Thank Natalie O
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2017

Hello Natalie O Thank-you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you found the Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour very good. My apologies that the road closures and disruptions due to the concert impacted your experience.

Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I'm besides myself at how many good reviews there are- it is not justified!! Yes, bus yours give you a fantastic overview of a city, but that's the case for any bus your so you need to then consider other pros/cons. The big bus company...More

Thank ItsAce
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2017

Hello ItsAce, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works/Big Bus. Our sales & tour staff take pride in providing excellent service and accommodating guests, so I am truly sorry this was not your experience. Please send me a direct email at pmcmahon@phillytour.com so I can...More

Reviewed September 13, 2016

Whenever we are in a city for the first visit with lots to see we'll look for a Hop on- Hop off bus option. Big Bus tours was very good. Helpful driver and great commentary. Good information on the brochure ( we used several discounts...More

Thank Aussie252
Jenna W, Administrative Liaison at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2016

Hello Aussie252, It's great to know that you were able to purchase the 2 day - "TodayTomorrow" pass and then continue to optimize your experience with our brochure affiliates! We value you providing a review and hope that you visit again, you will purchase a...More

Reviewed September 12, 2016

Riding on top of the open double decker after dark for 90 minutes was a highlight of our long weekend getaway. The guide, Michaele, was superb. He kept the audience laughing, engaged, informed and sad that the ride through the city of beautiful lights and...More

1  Thank cyndywyndy
Jenna W, Administrative Liaison at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016

Hello cyndywyndy, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, for your trip, this year! We are continuously striving to be the leaders in hospitality transportation and tours. Makial and Miriam, are two of our most adorn Guide and Driver, love to make...More

Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Had a great guide, I believe his name was Sebastian. Safe driver, well informed guide, beautiful city tour after dark.

Thank Michael M
Jenna W, Administrative Liaison at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016

Hello Michael M, Thank you for providing your acknowledgements to our team! Sebastian is an amazing guide with expansive knowledge, that he enjoys sharing with guests! Its a pleasure to know you had a great experience, felt safe, and loved our Philly by Night Tour!

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CinSenn
August 19, 2017|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, if you stay at a center city or airport hotel, you can use our complimentary shuttle service to transport you to Stop #1 at 5th & Market Streets, where you can begin the tour. If you are driving into the city you can... More
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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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