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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit Philadelphia’s top attractions—like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall—on a full loop. Select from a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass. Board at any of the stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live commentary. A route map and courtesy shuttle from Center City hotels are included.
  • See Philadelphia at your own pace on this hop-on hop-off tour
  • Visit top Philadelphia attractions including the Liberty Bell, Reading Market, and Independence Hall
  • Enjoy views from the open-top, double-decker bus, with live onboard narration
  • A fun, fast and scenic way to explore the city
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Live onboard commentary (English only)
Map of route and sites
90 minute Panoramic Tour of Philadelphia
Entrance fees/attraction tickets
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Board an open-top double-decker bus at the main departure location, the Independence Visitor Center, or at any of the conveniently located stops. Enjoy the view with live commentary from a guide who knows the city inside and out. Learn about the history of Philadelphia, a city that forged a nation, as the bus rolls from one location to the next. Hop off at any of the attractions for a closer look, then hop back on when it’s convenient.

Visit popular sites like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, the United States Mint, the Constitution Center, City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famed “Rocky Steps” — plus America’s first zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo — to name just a few. Or explore Chinatown or Antique Row. Stay on for the entire loop and stop at a number of popular dining, shopping and entertainment venues. (Don’t forget to try a Philadelphia cheesesteak and a soft pretzel along the way.)

A sightseeing tour of Philadelphia has never been easier—or more fun—than this hop-on hop-off tour of the city.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 30 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Departures - Thursday, Fridays and Sunday- hourly departure between 10.00 am to 4.00 pm from Stop 1 the Independence Visitor Center Every Saturday - Hourly between 10.00 am - 4.30 pm We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures. To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops. Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.
Independence Visitor Center
Stop 1 - Independence Visitor Center (Museum of the American Revolution, SW Corner of 6th and Market Street)
Points of interest passed by on this route
Eastern State Penitentiary
 
Reading Terminal Market
 
Christ Church
 
Rodin Museum
 
Academy of Music
 
City Hall Visitor Center
 
Independence Visitor Center
 
Fairmount Park
 
Please Touch Museum
 
Rittenhouse Square
 
National Museum of American Jewish History
 
United States Mint
 
Antique Row
 
Penn's Landing
 
Old City Arts District
 
Philadelphia Zoo
 
Betsy Ross House
 
Memorial Hall
 
National Constitution Center
 
Love Park
 
Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial
 
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
 
Logan Circle
 
The Franklin Institute
 
Benjamin Franklin's Grave
 
Big Bus Tours
 
Barnes
 
China Town
 
Delaware River Waterfront
 
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours - USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.
Q:
How often does a bus arrive at each stop during the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:
A bus arrives approximately every 20-25 minutes.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:
You can simply show a printed or electronic version of your ticket at any of the stops to board the bus.
Mar 2021
Q:
How will I know which stop(s) to use during the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:
Our live guides and pre-recorded commentary will communicate upcoming stops. You can also download our free App for more information on routes and times, and what to see and do at each stop location.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour wheelchair accessible?
A:
Yes, we operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate up to 650 pounds however, not all vehicles are equipped. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring a pet with me on the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:
No pets are allowed onboard the bus, except ADA service animals.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring food or drink with me on the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:
No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring luggage on the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:
No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.
Mar 2021

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Traveler Tips


  • "It is a must-do if it's your first time in Philly and doesn't know exactly where to go or visit." See review
  • "I would recommend some tree trimming be done by the city to make the journey safer." See review
  • "The convenience of hop on and off is helpful, just this particular guide just was lacking knowledge and staying focus." See review

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star-4
Very informative!!
DAudra_C
, Aug 2021
Mr. Bill was an excellent tour guide, extremely knowledgeable about history and architecture. My only negative is that there could have been more social distancing as the delta variant is growing in numbers.
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star-4
I would do it an aim
Byron_D
, Aug 2021
Tour was great history lesson was wonderful. Wish u could update the info a Lil. Like talk about National Treasure Being filmed here cause they ran through the historic part of the city. An the fact that pail Newman wanted to have his race through downtown. He said it was the best city track that he found. Throughout all the cities he looked at for it. Run around city hall straight to the art museum. Would’ve blocked off city streets perfect city track but the city turned him down. All that money we lost. See up to date history is good too.
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star-5
A great intro to historic Philadelphia
Jerry_S
, Jul 2021
the tour guide gave us a lot of interesting facts and was very personable. We learned a lot and since we had not been to Philly before this was a great introduction to the city.
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star-5
Great Time….Convenient and Informative
Brandy_P
, Jul 2021
Had a great time. The guide was very informative of the sites. While sitting up top you had to duck sometimes due to trees in the city but it was not a big deal. Good way to visit the sites and not have to worry about parking.
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star-5
Excellent
Jackie
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide, Bill, we very knowledgeable and enthusiastic! It was a very informative. We had a beautiful day.
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star-5
Kids loved it, made seeing the main sites super easy.
Thomas_F
, Jul 2021
Very knowledgeable tour guides. Nice route through the city. Buses ran on time all day. It made it easy to plan how long to spend at each place.
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star-4
So many stories for one city
Jodi_L
, Jul 2021
The rides were great, each one had a different host to tell us about Philly and each offered their own twist on info so it was not scripted which was great. The top seats are awesome to see the city and experience what's there before choosing a spot. Only bad is that I didn't see any sanitation processes in place, no seat wipe downs, etc. I would recommend and I would recommend take advantage of the hop on hop off with different commentators, they each tell a different prospective of the city. Just be aware of the space you are sharing and bring hand sanitizer.
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star-5
Awesome!
Timothy_W
, Jul 2021
Tour guide Mike was outstanding! Shared so many interesting facts in an entertaining way! Loved it!!
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star-5
Highly recommend
Chuck_W
, Jul 2021
Mike our guide was awesome! Loved his knowledge of the city! The driver was amazing and did a wonderful job allowing us to take pictures and keeping us safe! Would highly recommend experience to see all the sights!
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star-5
I would plan to stay there again.
Gail_C
, Jul 2021
The apartment was very modern, nice & clean. I liked the location & there was a parking lot & on street parking. We look an Uber all over the city.
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