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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

By Big Bus Tours
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 stops include Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, among other must-sees, and you learn about highlights from onboard guide commentary.
from
₱2,025.12
per adult
from
₱2,025.12
per adult

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Ages 4-99
Duration: 2h
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Mobile ticket
English

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

  • 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
What's not included
  • Entrance fees/attraction tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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 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.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5096PHIHOHO

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

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

A note from Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
  • Customers are advised to visit the Big Bus website to find out more about our new health and safety measures and up to date Bus Stop Locations.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour price starts from ₱1,965.28. Discover and book Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour cancellation policy?
Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour is hosted by Big Bus Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Big Bus Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5096PHIHOHO

About the operator

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Pathfinder793287
Pathfinder793287
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Bus tour is a great overview of the City
We were lucky that we travelled on a warm day. It's a nice way to get an overview and make note if stops you want t
SharonBarling_Ar
SharonBarling_Ar
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Nice trip
It was crowded on our bus and had to wait for a couple of stops before we could get on top. It was a fun trip and
Senioronabudget
Senioronabudget
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Not favorite
There are two hop on hop off bus lines. The two were working toogether on our visit. We were not as happy with bi
Dalia S
Dalia S
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Nice way to see the city
Great combination of live guides and recorded audio. I wish working hours are little bit longer. Still helps a lot.
Monkeesmom
Monkeesmom
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Always a "go to!"
Big bus was great! They sent a van to our hotel to pick us up and bring us to the beginning of the tour. One exce
BagmanNZ
BagmanNZ
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Ok
It's been a long time since I used one of these buses after a bad experience on one in Las Vegas (do not use the Ve
660mariahs
660mariahs
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Great way to learn about the city
We took this tour to get a better feel for the city and it was wonderful. Our tour guide was very informative and h
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Route change
I understand route changes because of traffic or construction, but when you are given a new stop and you go there a
Greendevil72
Greendevil72
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Philadelphia tour
Mike and Kelly are the best team in town!!! Great trip! My wife and I with her niece and husband had a great trip w
Christian S
Christian S
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Good, but not great
It is only one bus line with several stops. 24 hour ticket is more than enough to get the full advantage/experienc
Tatiana K
Tatiana K
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Very good service!
It was a pleasant surprise for me this time after I have bad Big Bus tour experience in Miami. First of all - they
Stacey B
Stacey B
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Bus tour of Philly
Did Big Bus Tour today & would recommend. Guides were very knowledgeable, staff friendly & bus drivers amazing mane
shelzel
shelzel
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A great thing to do on your trip to Philly!
Loved it!! Such a great way to see the sights and the staff was so nice and knowledgeable....funny too! Really enjo
Ellen P
Ellen P
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Best Tour!!!
Just took a night tour on the Big Bus in Philly. Amazing tour with all my besties. Joey P made it all possible with
Anne W
Anne W
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A way to see the city
My sister was visiting from Florida and we did this tour on the bus. It was fun and interesting. We only got off on
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Carolyn R
Edmonds, WA169 contributions
Apr 2022
Our family had a great experience doing this tour. We were only in Philly for a day and a half, so this was a perfect way to see a majority of the sites expediently. Our tour guide was a college student who knew ALOT about the city's history (and was really funny), so it made for an enjoyable tour. We lucked out that it was a warm, sunny day in early April to tour. You see the city and the major sites. We found it was easy to hop on/off, especially as you are allowed to ride the other company's bus as well. I recommend doing this tour your first full day in the city and do it first thing in the morning -- it was less busy. We caught the bus at the Independence Hall stop. The only thing that we found challenging was buying the tix using our mobile device. There was a glitch (maybe it was our phone) but it was a frustrating experience. Would do the tour again, and probably do one of the night tours they offer. Great experience.
Written 26 April 2022
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Sheri M
7 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Overall we had a good experience. The tour guide was knowledgeable and we enjoyed the 2 hour ride with commentary. The down side is that as the day goes on the buses fill up and you may not be able to get back on at a stop. I would recommend a one day ticket. On subsequent days buy a $5 ticket for the Philly Phlash which is a hop on hop off bus run by the city. It makes the same stops and is air conditioned. It was never too full to catch a ride on. Bottom line- book a one day tour and figure out the sights you want to see but on subsequent days, save your money and take the Philly Phlash.
Written 28 July 2022
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DrCindy87
Tacoma, WA508 contributions
We’ve done this kind of tour all over and what always makes or breaks it is the narrator or lack thereof. Sometimes it’s just trying to plug in those worthless head phones. This time we had live narrators on every bus. The little red headed girl was so great we just stayed on her bus as long as she was there. Tipping always seems to be a question as they all ask you to tip but if you tip each time you hop in and off it all adds up. This time I only tipped the best one and tipped her well but I suspect that’s not ideal strategy.
Written 24 September 2022
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John & Eliz Travel
Chesterfield, UK45 contributions
Jul 2022
Easy to find just down from Jefferson station, the closest SEPTA station to the main tourist centre.

A bonus is that you can ride both the main tourist bus company vehicles from the same ticket.

The price was enough but no more than you would expect for a hop on hop off bus in a major city.

While the service was on the whole really good and the drivers excellent, our tour guide called Hillary was a big negative.

To begin with she started to do a horrendous English impression after asking where we were from and hearing we were from England. I am sorry but no real English person says "Tally Ho"!!!!

She then went on to try and stir up tensions with a family who were Germany on the bus by telling us at the top of her voice "to say hello to the Germans".

As the tour continued she kept using the building of Philadelphia by Londoner Mr Penn as an excuse to say how dirty and chaotic London was / is. We aren't from London so this didn't cause offence but the woman obviously had a huge problem with the British.

We would recommend the bus tour as a great way to see the tourist attractions of Philadelphia but if you are British and Hillary is your guide, get off and get the next bus.
Written 21 July 2022
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Ellie Schmidt
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Friends
The Hop On/Hop Off Bus system in Philly was a very, very poor experience for my family who was visiting from Ireland & LA. We have had fabulous tours in many cities in US & Dublin, but these busses were not properly air conditioned. Many had NO functioning air & the inside temp was unbearable. In Boston they have roofs to protect from sun, but these do not ,which makes top seating not a choice for sun sensitive people. Therefore the inside was needed by us, but it was an oven.

Also, although it was advertised as busses coming every 20 minutes when I called after waiting 35 minutes, I was told that the busses do not come that often. We wasted our time & money on this tour we had looked forward to & we were greatly disappointed.
Written 9 August 2022
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Sara A
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Poorly run. Terrible customer service. Their online map and claimed stop locations are not correct. The locations for the stops on their chart do not match where the bus actually stops. This makes it tough to find the location your supposed to be at to catch the bus. Some stops including Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter’s did not have a sign at all for where the bus stops. Two buses passed us and didn’t stop where the map listed. We waited over an hour, and no bus stopped there. We walked in the heat, including with my 66 year old father who had double knee replacement to the next stop. The route maps also says it stops at South Street, but when we got dropped off at that stop and asked where was South Street, the driver had no clue. We also waited over 50 mins to get a bus to leave that same stop and just ended up getting an Uber. They simply do not have enough buses operating. Their map locations are incorrect. Their customer service is also unhelpful and non responsive. I spoke to two separate customer service reps- Caitlin (where the chat disconnected), and Alexei who said you might be waiting 60 minutes at each stop. He didn’t acknowledge the lack of accurate information online, lack of signage throughout the route and didn’t care about our experience at all. Go with another company (City Sightseeing seemed to have buses come more frequently). Waiting for Big Bus tours will take up half of your day (without exaggeration) if you are trying to go to multiple stops. Waiting for their buses, took 2 1/2- 3 hours of our day. Again, no exaggeration.
Written 3 July 2022
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Mutti
Doha, Qatar41 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Ticket purchased and small print after purchase informed us of changes. Small print CYA...disappointed. Very bad sales technique! Nearly $100 spent, not value for money and angry information was not disclosed before purchase by Ticket Sales Operative. If you want to refund 6 adult tickets we would say NO!
Written 5 September 2022
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bigmountainfan
New York City, NY68 contributions
I spontaneously decided to do this bus tour on a two day visit to the city and I’m so glad I did. Loved learning about the history around town. The guide I got - I think his name was Matt - was so knowledgeable, engaging and high-energy. He made the city come to life and there were families waiting at stops hoping there was space on our bus to hear from him. Thanks Matt!
Written 5 June 2022
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bkobuke
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Good tour of the Philadelphia area. Big Bus has an affiliation with City Sights, so we ended up going on a bus from City Sights. The bus is very high so great views. But no AC inside. Overall I would recommend to stay on for the 90 minute tour, then hop off/on on the second time.
Written 14 June 2021
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Hello bkobuke, Thank you!
Written 2 July 2021
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T D
Ithaca, NY148 contributions
Great way to learn about the history of Philly and our guide Matthew was excellent. Really enjoyed this trip and learned a lot. Highly recommend
You can easily pickup bus at bourse building
Written 9 October 2021
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