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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour - with unbiased reviews

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

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Overview
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 27 stops include Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, among other must-sees, and you’ll learn about highlights from onboard guide commentary.
Highlights
  • Learn Philadelphia's history from onboard guide commentary
  • Flexible 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket options to fit your schedule and budget
  • Included map of the routes to help you explore further and find the stops
  • Complimentary shuttle between many Center City hotels and departure points
What to Expect
Make your way to the central departure location, the Independence Visitor Center, for your hop-on hop-off bus tour. Alternatively, you can hop on at any of the 27 stops around the city with your voucher for your 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass in hand. Find a seat in the closed cabin or the open-top level, which offers panoramic views of the passing sights. Listen to the commentary from your onboard guide, which details the long and important history of Philadelphia and its role in the formation of our nation. Stops include the Liberty Bell, the U.S. Mint, City Hall, the Philadelphia Zoo, and the rocky steps at the Museum of Art. Stay on the bus for the entire loop, or disembark at any stop to explore further on your own.
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Live onboard commentary (English only)
  • Map of route and sites
  • Courtesy shuttle from Center City hotels
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees/attraction tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Schedules may differ slightly during peak and off-peak times
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Pets are welcome
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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theresa03NY wrote a review Nov 2019
26 contributions24 helpful votes
They picked us up from our Airbnb and after completing the tour, we went back on the bus multiple times thruout the day to go to different places instead of an Uber. Friendly guides, Sebastian was def a historian and knowledgeable! Highly recommend doing as soon as you get to
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hello theresa03NY, Thank you for choosing Big Bus Philadelphia. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and were able to utilize the hop on/hop off option of the tour easily throughout the day. Thank you for acknowledging our sales and tour staff, and in particular, our guide, Sebastian. He is very knowledgeable and really enjoys sharing the city with visitors. Thank you for highly recommending Big Bus Philadelphia. Next time you visit, please ride again.
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joey15 wrote a review Nov 2019
25 contributions17 helpful votes
Loved this tour. Our tour guide was informative and funny. Loved that you could stay as long as you like at any of the sites and hop on the next bus.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hello joey15, Thank you for choosing Big Bus Philadelphia. I am pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your tour experience. Thanks for acknowledging your guide. All our guides are knowledgeable and take great pride in providing an engaging and entertaining tour. Next time you visit Philadelphia, please ride again!
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James M wrote a review Nov 2019
58 contributions6 helpful votes
If you plan to use the bus to visit various sites I recommend you start early in the day. Great overview of most of the important points around the city.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hello James M, Thank you for choosing Big Bus Philadelphia. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience. Starting early in the day is a great idea. You can ride once around the tour loop to see all the sites and hear the guide's commentary, and then ride again to utilize the hop on/off feature.
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James S wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I had some skepticism at first. This was a day trip We found parking near the address and started walking in that direction. We saw one of their busses and talked to the driver. I showed him my printout. He said stay there and wait until the next bus and they can take you right
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Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hello V1627Glijamess, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Big Bus, and for your review! I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and would ride again! Thank you for acknowledging our sales and tour staff. All our tour team members take pride in providing excellent customer service. Our guides are informed and add their own personality to each tour, and our drivers are expert at navigating the streets. Thank you for recommending Big Bus Philadelphia.
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Amanda E wrote a review Nov 2019
115 contributions17 helpful votes
So we had this bus service as part of our Go Philadelphia pass. If I had just bought this on its own I would have been very disappointed, but because it was included I will say it’s ok. The service is every 30 mins and kinda hit or miss. It’s quicker and easier just to walk. I
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Pamela_McMahon, Manager at Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hello 21amandae, Thank you for your review. Your feedback is important to us. I am sorry that you did not fully enjoy your tour experience. Our tour frequency varies depending on the time of year, and during the busy season, we depart more frequently than during other times of the year. That being said, our tours depart regularly from Stop 1 regardless of the frequency, and therefore, are reliable. Occasionally an unexpected road closure, detour, or other circumstance, will impact the tour, but when that happens, the guide and driver ensure that all guests are accommodated. Our tour covers 14 miles and offers 27 stops. Philadelphia is a walkable city, but getting to all the sites the tour covers is much easier to do by riding Big Bus Philadelphia.
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