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“Ginger spices up history!”
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.
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Ginger spices up history!”
Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Ginger rocks the double decker city tour
with her knowledge, humor and excellent diction. Great storytelling skills with rhythm and melodic talents.
The best reason to choose any city tour is to choose the best guide. Get your money's worth with this tour. BTW, seasonally you can catch her as a zombie elsewhere. Brava for telling us about all the Philly firsts.

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Jim M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review, December 24, 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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Denver, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun way to see Philly”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

My Fiance and I took a walking tour of Philly and really enjoyed it. We had some time to kill so we took one of these buses and loved it. It was a great way to see the city as a whole and gave us some great ideas on what to do with the rest of our time.

Visited July 2013
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Jim M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review, December 24, 2015
Thank you for taking your time to review our company. We hope to see you in the city again and maybe try some of our other tours. We are always updating tours and creating new experiences for our visitors. Your feedback is what makes us grow and learn thank you again and have a wonderful day.
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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Informative, Fun Riding Tour Of Philadelphia”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

The Big Bus Tour of Philadelphia was a fun and enjoyable experience for our entire family of five (children ages 7, 11 and 14). Having been born and raised in Philadelphia, there were MANY things/tid bits of information about the sights and history around Philly that I didn't even know! Our tour guide Jess was very knowledgeable about the sights and history of Philadelphia. Her demeanor and overall personality were perfectly suited for this tour. Our bus driver Manny, was great too! We felt like part of the Big Bus Tour family! The route and duration of the tour (approximately 90 minutes) were perfect for our family.Although we didn't take advantage of the "hop on, hop off" option of the tour, we plan on going back and doing that. There are over a dozen additional places that can be visited and toured along the way.

Visited December 2013
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Jim M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review, December 24, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review Big Bus Philadelphia. Your positive and detailed review of our tour is very valuable for our company. We are very happy you had a great experience. Please take our tour again when you come back to Philadelphia!
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Take this tour on your day 1 visit”
Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

It is a nice tour to take, the bus drove around major tourist attractions and the guide gave a lot of fun facts during the tour. It gives you an introduction about the city and that can help you determining your visit plan if you have planned multiple days in Philadelphia.

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Jim M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review, December 24, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review Big Bus Philadelphia. Writing a review on tripadvisor means so much for our company, and we cannot thank you enough. Everyone here at Big Bus appreciates great reviews like yours, because it helps future guests plan their next visit to Philly. Hopefully thanks to your review more guests will choose the Big Bus and see Philly in the best way possible
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fun on an old bus”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Commentary was hilariously funny, factual and interesting. The narrators were tremendous. They seemed to have a passion, and were proud of their city. After being picked up at the hotel, the driver came back to speak to us, which was a nice touch. A real pleasurable experience...

Visited December 2013
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Jim M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review, December 24, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review Big Bus Philadelphia. Your positive and detailed review of our tour is very valuable for our company. We are very happy you had a great experience. Please take our tour again when you come back to Philadelphia!
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