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Itinerary
Discover one of the most historic cities in the U.S. on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Philadelphia. Experience the city's rich and legendary sights at your own pace, with 360-degree panoramic views. Board an open-top double decker bus at any of the 27 stops around Philadelphia. Along the way, enjoy live narration from your guide, who will share interesting stories and facts about the city's most popular attractions and historic landmarks. This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour allows you customize your itinerary and experience the Philadelphia's history, heritage, and culture at your own pace.

Hop-on hop-off tour stops include:
  • Independence Visitor Center
  • Betsey Ross House
  • United States Mint/Ben Franklin's Grave
  • National Constitution Center
  • Chinatown
  • Reading Terminal Market / Macy's / Philadelphia Convention Center
  • City Hall / Dilworth Park
  • Love Park
  • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul / Sister Cities Park
  • Barnes Museum
  • Rodin Museum
  • Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Perelman Building of Philadelphia Art Museum
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Please Touch Museum
  • Memorial Hall
  • Fairmount Park
  • The "Rocky Steps"
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Franklin Institute
  • Logan Circle
  • One Liberty Observation Deck
  • The Academy of Music / Broad Street
  • Antique Row
  • South Street / Head House Square
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Independence Seaport Museum / Hyatt Hotel Philadelphia @ Penn's Landing
  • Penn's Landing / Waterfront
  • Old City / Christ Church
  • Museum of American Jewish History
Locations visited
Eastern State Penitentiary
Reading Terminal Market
Christ Church
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Overview
Explore Philadelphia at your own pace, with all-day tickets for a hop-on, hop-off bus tour that stops at 27 of the city’s top attractions. Enjoy views from an open-top, double decker bus as your experienced guide shares insider stories about Philadelphia history and culture. Choose the sites that interest you most, and stay for as much time as you want. Trace America’s history at Betsey Ross’ house to Ben Franklin’s Grave, or discover world-class shopping and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; take the chance to make the trip your own. 1-, 2-, and 3-day passes available.
Highlights
  • Hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Philadelphia
  • Visit only the sites you want
  • Choose from 27 stops
  • Enjoy live narration throughout the trip
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Choice of 1-, 2- or 3-day pass
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Great way to see Philly!

We loved this bus tour! VERY informative and fun! We had the back seats on the top and enjoyed the breeze on a hot summer day. (Watch out for low branches of trees near the Penitentiary!) What a great way to see the city of...More

Thank Wendy P
Pamela M, Manager at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Wendy P, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am glad you "loved" the tour and found it a "great way" to see Philadelphia. Our guides strive to provide an engaging and informative tour, so I am pleased that was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Good Transportation Option

We used this service to tour Philadelphia for two days. It worked very well to get us where we were going. As long as you are not on a strict time schedule, it's an easy way to get around. It does take a little planning...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Janet D, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that it provided you with a "great overview" of the city.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Loved this tour

Z and Walter made this tour amazing! They are a great pair! It was easy to find and a joy to ride. At one point we were detoured because of public works but they made it work!More

Thank christopheru259
Pamela M, Manager at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello christopheru259, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you "loved" the tour. Thank you for acknowledging your guide, Z, and driver, Walter. They do make a great team. Also, thank you for understanding that occasionally, unexpected detours pop...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Tour - terrible phone App.

We thoroughly enjoyed our one day "Big Bus" tour and found the narrators to be informative and entertaining. It was a great way to get around the city and choose places to visit in greater detail. The company now offers a phone App to help...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Edward C Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. Your feedback is important to us. I am pleased you enjoyed the tour and in particular, our guides. They do take pride in providing an engaging and informative...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to see city

Had a friend in from out of town who had never been to Philadelphia. This was a perfect way to give her an overview of the city while not having to do the driving myself plus we could get off when something especially interested her....More

Thank msorth
Pamela M, Manager at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello msorth, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you and your friend enjoyed the tour and thank you for acknowledging our tour guides.

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18 August 2018|
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Response from Wendy P | Reviewed this property |
You can board the bus at any of the places it stops. We boarded at LOVE park and got off near our hotel. (Sonesta Hotel - Rittebhouse square). Hope this helps!
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Mikel Y
13 August 2018|
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Response from christopheru259 | Reviewed this property |
No, you have to go to the main location 5th and Market and get a printed ticket, take the bus to a stop next to the zoo and then take the trolley to the zoo. Bus cannot go on the road because it is unsafe with a double... More
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lpquintilone
2 August 2018|
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Response from jose_ratj | Reviewed this property |
I walked from our hotel, but closed to stop one there few parking options, not cheap though!
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