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“Fun and convenient”
Review of Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours
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$31.99*
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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$55.00*
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Philadelphia CityPASS
Ranked #11 of 76 Tours in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun and convenient”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Easy on and off a big bus or trolley. The guides were interesting and animated. 20 stops to get where you want to go. I wish they ran past 6 PM so they could be used to get to and from dinner.

Visited July 2013
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Jim M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review, December 29, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review Big Bus Philadelphia. There really is no better way to see the amazing city of Philadelphia. We pride ourselves in working very hard to provide the best tour possible every time we leave stop #1 and we appreciate you noticing our efforts. When you come back to Philadelphia please ride our tour again!
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Staunton, Virginia
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not Worth the Money”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

I took this bus because I had taken a bus like this in NYC but you didn't need to spend the $27 to find the sites in Philadelphia. The tour guide did not really tell you more about the sites. We got off the bus at a stop and couldn't get back on the next bus because it was full. We waited and waited but no second bus came. Ride the Phlash bus or public bus. Less expensive.

Visited July 2013
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Jim M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review, February 19, 2016
Hi DebPtwoe,
Thank you for taking the time to review Big Bus Philadelphia. We are sorry that you did not feel like you got your money's worth. Usually our guests find us an affordable option compared to paying to park in the city. Maybe next time I could suggest trying City Pass or Philly Pass which we are a part of. Those passes give you admission to museums in the city and our bus tour.
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Loxahatchee, Florida
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Seeing City of Brotherly Love by the Big Bus!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

This tour is an excellent and inexpensive way to get your first taste of all the major points of interests in Philadelphia. Our tour guide, Julia, and our driver, Chris, were excellent hosts. I highly recommend this tour...I will certainly do it again during my next trip to the City of Brotherly Love!

Visited July 2013
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Jim M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review, February 19, 2016
Thank You for reviewing Big Bus Philadelphia. We are glad you enjoyed your tour and our staff. Please come back to Philadelphia soon and ride our tours again!
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We had Megan as our tour guide and she was great! She made the tour fun and interesting for our entire family!

Visited July 2013
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Jim M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review, December 29, 2015
Thank You for taking the time to review Big Bus Philadelphia. We truly appreciate you noticing how special our guides are. They work very hard to perfect their craft and give an enjoyable tour every time. Please take our tour again next time your in Philadelphia and check out more of our amazing guides!
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Kent, Washington
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378 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Great time”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I wish we had taken this tour on our first day in the city and not the last day we were there. In my opinion it was the best $27 per person I have spent in a large city. We caught the bus at stop 5 which was near the hotel we were staying at. We were lucky enough to get a seat up top. Make sure you are sun screened up if you plan to stay on top for a while and its a nice day out. Steve was very informative and even warned us when to keep a hold of our hats when we went by places that could blow them off. After we went around 1-1/2 times we decided to get off at stop 18 and get lunch. Steve gave us a recommendation on where to go. When we were ready we went back to stop 18 and had Sebastian and I think the driver was Andrea. He too was informative and we learned a few different bits of info that we didn't hear from Steve and his driver Chris. Great tour...I would love to go back and spend all day on this and get off at several more sights. Too bad this tour doesn't go to the stadium district.

Visited July 2013
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Jim M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review, December 29, 2015
Thank You for taking the time to review Big Bus Philadelphia. We truly appreciate you noticing how special our guides are. They work very hard to perfect their craft and give an enjoyable tour every time. Please take our tour again next time you are in Philadelphia and check out more of our amazing guides!
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