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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

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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
Hop on Hop off Tour of Philadelphia
Up to 25 stops to Hop-on and Hop-off
3 Ticket Types 1/2/3 Days
Entrance fees/attraction tickets
Food and drinks

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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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.
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Departures - Operating Daily with a 45 - 60 minute frequency departures from Stop 1 on SW Corner of 6th & Market between 09.30am - 4.30pm. PLEASE NOTE you must redeem your ticket at Stop 1 Before you can board the tour. Up to 25 Stop on route.
Stop 1 - Independence Visitor Center (SW Corner of 6th and Market Street)
239 Arch St
Stop 2 - Betsy Ross House/Philly Tour Hub
151 N Independence Mall E
Stop 3 - United States Mint/Ben Franklin's Grave
525 Arch St
Stop 4 - National Constitution Center
North 12th Street & Arch Street
Stop 6 - Reading Terminal Market/Convention Center Marriott/Macy's
1 E Penn Square
Stop 7 - City Hall/Love Park
North 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Stop 8 - Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul/Sister Cities
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Stop 9 - Barnes Foundation
2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Stop 10 - Rodin Museum
2124 Fairmount Ave
Stop 11 - Eastern State Penitentiary
2525 Pennsylvania Ave
Stop 12 - Perelman Building of Philadelphia Art Museum
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Stop 15 - "Rocky Steps"
222 N 20th St
Stop 17 - The Franklin Institute/Logan Circle
1625 Chestnut St
Stop 18 - Shops at Liberty Place
200 S Broad St
Stop 19 - The Bellevue/Rittenhouse Square
Pine Street
Stop 21 - Pine Street
301 South St
Stop 22 - South Street/Head House Square
South Christopher Columbus Boulevard & Spruce Street
Stop 23 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial
201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
Stop 24 - Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing/Columbus Boulevard
Waterfront Parking
Stop 25 - Penn's Landing/Waterfront
101 N Independence Mall E
Stop 27 - Faith and Liberty Discovery Center
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
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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.

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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


1,480 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Great tour of...
, May 2022
Great tour of Philadelphia with experience and knowledge tour guides!!! Will be great if Busses could go more often.
Talk faster & ruahed tour
, May 2022
We got on yesterday at 4pm and the the guide was friendly & knowledgeable. However he spoke very fast and made it known he was in a hurry to get the tour done because it was the last bus run and another one broke down so this made his day longer. Did not think that was professional. I also would have loved to enjoy it not be exhausted from being rushed and with him speaking so fast it was not enjoyable
My family gave up on me touring in this bus
, May 2022
My only problem. Being in a bus with no air conditioning is hotrifying in a 90 degree weather. And a plastic cover on second level even worse when bus wasnt moving. It should b removed in hot weather. Everything else was organized and timely scheduled.
My hop on hop off city tour
, May 2022
Seeing rocky steps , getting to walk on them ; enjoyed seeing places history was created ….. loved the murals … include more on future trips
Will not refund
, May 2022
I could not go on the bus due to the weather. It was absolutely pouring all day and they told me since the busses were still running and had downstairs seating, I would not be refunded despite the fact of the weather. If you want to do this trip, go directly through the big bus website as they offer refunds due to weather or the option to use the tour another day. HUGE mistake booming through this third party.
Knowledgeable guide
, May 2022
Our driver did amazing in crazy traffic and our guide gave us so much historical information. It was fantastic.
Fun tour!
, May 2022
The guides were great! Highly recommend to get an overview and then decide what you’d like to see. We covered the major attractions and highlights.
A great Weekend In Philly
, May 2022
This was truly one of the greatest experiences that I’ve had. To actually see the places where such important events took place in our nation’s infancy is amazing.
Philly Tour
, May 2022
Our guide and driver were excellent! Julia is very knowledgeable about Philly, and her sense of humor was a pleasant and welcomed addition to the tour.
Your guides very as to...
, May 2022
Your guides very as to knowledge. All were very nice and welcoming. Good about checking to see if anyone wanted off at each stop. Good over view.
Great tour!
, May 2022
Great introduction, overview, and information about this great city. Love the old and the new, plus all the art work. Then went back to areas of interest. Great guide Kyle gave us lots of wonderul information!
Loved the little stories...
, May 2022
Loved the little stories i.e. cemetery with maybe 4,000 bodies, Rocky movie, weird parking garage, Chinatown gate with no nails or screws. All very enjoyable!
The good and the bad
, May 2022
This was a great way to see the city and enjoy many of its sites. Most drivers were great and rides enjoyable. There was a tough couple hours during a very heavy rain where we waited almost an hour for a bus. One finally did come. The driver was yelling at us to go up to sit in the rain of the completely uncovered upper deck since the inside seats were occupied by a group with lots of luggage on the floor and seats. The driver failed to let passengers coming on know there were rain ponchos. Fortunately the tour guide came down to grab rain ponchos for those that needed them.
, May 2022
We had a really nice time, from the moment we got in until the very last stop. The two coordinators were really knowledgeable. Very nice time and very educational.
A mess, and a waste of time and money.
, Apr 2022
We waited at a marked stop for over an hour, as the brochure told us we could get on anywhere. Finally took a taxi ($15) to a downtown stop, where we were told that stop no longer existed, even though it was on the map. Told as we had booked through a third party vender, nothing they could do. Finally they agreed we could have a ticket for the next day. We wasted a half-day of a 5-day vacation. When we did take the tour, it was disappointing. Very little information about the sights, much less than the 2-hours we’d booked for. A complete waste of time and money.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Informative and a great...
, Apr 2022
Informative and a great way to see Philadelphia! The tour guide was knowledgeable and pleasant! We had a great time!
, Apr 2022
We were really disappointed with our experience. We had to wait 45 minutes on the bus because the driver disappeared. Our tour guide seemed to lack basic knowledge of history, making his jokes far less than funny. The tour was so highly recommended that we feel like this was not the norm, but people were ‘ hopping off’ in droves with negative comments.
2 travelers found this review helpful
A must do for anyone visiting Philly!
, Apr 2022
We had an excellent tour guide! Beautiful spring morning and we learned a ton! I highly recommend it for all!
Worth it.
, Apr 2022
We hopped on and off a couple of times and were very happy with both buses, guides, and drivers. Very informative and relaxing way to get the lay of the land as a jumping off point to see many great Philly attractions. I’d probably recommend getting on earlier in the trip (first 10 stops) as by the time we hopped on at the 20th, the top was PACKED and our group needed to separate.
Great way to visit Philly!
, Apr 2022
Great experience. Excellent commentary by the live guide. An added bonus was that my tickets were valid on either hop on hop off bus company!

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