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City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour provided by Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours

City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
3.5
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₱1,828.62
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About
See the sights of Philadelphia without getting lost on this open-top, double-decker bus tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass, hop on and off at whichever stop you want and explore at your own pace. Plus, enjoy 360-degree views as you travel past the Old City historic district, Love Park, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Liberty Bell, Reading Terminal Market, and more.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • See Philadelphia on a bus at your own pace without getting lost
  • Live commentary for a greater understanding of the sights you pass
  • Visit the attractions that interest you and skip the rest
  • Ideal for first-time visitors—no taxis or subway needed
What to expect
  • Begin your tour of Philadelphia at any of the stops along the route. Grab a seat on the upper deck and listen to live commentary as you travel through the City of Brotherly Love. Hop on and hop off whenever you want and only stop at the attractions that interest you—skip the rest. See the city’s colorful street murals and historic attractions as you travel past popular neighborhoods such as Old City historic district, Penn’s Landing, Head House Square, Society Hill, Chinatown, and Fairmount. The routes include stops at the Betsy Ross House, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Love Park, Philadelphia Zoo, The Franklin Institute, Rocky Steps, Reading Terminal Market, and more. Hop off at One Liberty Observation Deck for unobstructed views of the Philadelphia skyline from the 57th floor.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See Philadelphia on a bus at your own pace without getting lost
  • Live commentary for a greater understanding of the sights you pass
  • Visit the attractions that interest you and skip the rest
  • Ideal for first-time visitors—no taxis or subway needed
What to expect
  • Begin your tour of Philadelphia at any of the stops along the route. Grab a seat on the upper deck and listen to live commentary as you travel through the City of Brotherly Love. Hop on and hop off whenever you want and only stop at the attractions that interest you—skip the rest. See the city’s colorful street murals and historic attractions as you travel past popular neighborhoods such as Old City historic district, Penn’s Landing, Head House Square, Society Hill, Chinatown, and Fairmount. The routes include stops at the Betsy Ross House, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Love Park, Philadelphia Zoo, The Franklin Institute, Rocky Steps, Reading Terminal Market, and more. Hop off at One Liberty Observation Deck for unobstructed views of the Philadelphia skyline from the 57th floor.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5694PHILLY
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 1, 2 or 3 days depending on option selected at check-out
  • Audio commentary available in several languages + free headphones
  • Booklet including discounts on local eateries, shops and attractions
  • Tour map
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Passengers can join the tour at any of the tour stops along the route, however the first tour stop is located at The Boarse Building. Location Address: Redeem your bus tickets at the following address before boarding the tour (also bus stop 1): 111 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA Return Location: At the end of the tour, the bus returns to the first departure point.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Season: All Year Round excluding Thanksgiving and 25 December
  • Red Route operates from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Duration - 90 minutes. Frequency - every 20-30 minutes.
  • You must bring a paper voucher for this tour. All vouchers must be redeemed at 111 S. Independence Mall East (The Bourse Building).
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 1, 2 or 3 days depending on option selected at check-out
  • Audio commentary available in several languages + free headphones
  • Booklet including discounts on local eateries, shops and attractions
  • Tour map
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Location Name: Passengers can join the tour at any of the tour stops along the route, however the first tour stop is located at The Boarse Building. Location Address: Redeem your bus tickets at the following address before boarding the tour (also bus stop 1): 111 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA Return Location: At the end of the tour, the bus returns to the first departure point.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Season: All Year Round excluding Thanksgiving and 25 December
  • Red Route operates from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Duration - 90 minutes. Frequency - every 20-30 minutes.
  • You must bring a paper voucher for this tour. All vouchers must be redeemed at 111 S. Independence Mall East (The Bourse Building).
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Popular mentions

3.5
46 reviews
Excellent
25
Very good
6
Average
1
Poor
2
Terrible
12

Samantha F
3 contributions
Great tour
Oct 2021 • Couples
It was a great introduction tour of Philadelphia. Our tour guide Sebastian was very funny and made the tour very interesting.
Written 10 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cecille Cordero
Daytona Beach, FL17 contributions
Best Bus Company in the world
This is The Super Best Bus Tour in the world. All the people that work here are amazing.
Made me feel like a queen!!!
The guys that sell the tickets are all my new best friends. Love you guys.
Written 24 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Janet G
1 contribution
Learning to Appreciate and Love Philly
Sep 2021 • Couples
We really enjoyed getting an overall picture of historic sights in the city center of Philadelphia on the tour. Our tour guide, Ernest, was very informative and entertaining. We had a great time learning and listening.
Written 5 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rye
1 contribution
Happy customer
Aug 2021 • Friends
Being able to get a tour of the city before we choose certain sites to visit was perfect! This was our second time in the city and we learned so many tiny details that were so fascinating. 10/10 recommend doing this if you are not familiar with the city and it’s history.
Written 13 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gilit M
Yehud, Israel1 contribution
Terrible
Aug 2021 • Family
The bus availability is the worth!
More time spend at station waiting for the bus then actually travel
Some of the busses does not have air conditioning, it is so hot in the summer , not understood how is it possible driving a bus with no air conditioning.
Written 11 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

geisman
Lawrence, KS5 contributions
Bad guide ruined tour
We have been on many hop-on, hop-off bus tours. We take these tours to hear about the city we are visiting.
Unfortunately our guide, Geovvane has developed his “show” that mostly includes him ignoring history and the sights we are driving by.
95% of his narration includes “jokes” that are not funny. He laughs at everything he says and he is not funny.
We exited the tour early to escape this incredibly uninformative tour.
I am from the U.S. and know a good deal of Philadelphia’s history. But for someone from another country hoping to be informed, this guide’s narration would be completely useless.
Written 16 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lil_Traveller123
Perth119 contributions
Don’t bother!
Don’t bother! Buses don’t show up!

No one knows about these buses in the city when you ask them, we couldn’t even find a stop according to the map you have. We tried to find the signage at stop 6 according to your map where the “love” sculpture is and nothing, then we walked to stop 7 Windsor suites and we asked and they had no idea about the stop... We waited for a bus at stop 17 and it was a no show so we didn’t even get on. Absolute joke! No clear signage or even a bus schedule to follow. I’m demanding a refund and a chargeback on my credit card.

Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KayHog
16 contributions
Worth the money
May 2019
This is a great way to see Philadelphia on your first visit. It lets you see where you want to go back and spend more time visiting. Had a very knowledgeable guide.
Written 9 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Si_Dev_1
Bathgate, UK333 contributions
Best way to get an overall view of the city in a short time
We visited Philadelphia on a day trip from New York by train. On a relatively limited timescale we figured taking this tour would be the best way to check out the city. We got a taxi from the station to Independence Park where we got on the bus. Warren was our guide and was really enthusiastic guiding us around this pretty city and gave a lot of really interesting information. I'd definitely recommend taking this tour as it's such a convenient way to get around and see a lot of the main sights and get an insight into its history.
Written 4 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kimberly B
1 contribution
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY
Sep 2019
I have done several hop on hop off tours in various cities and have always had a great experience. This by far was the worst one I have ever done. Everything was disorganized and everyone was very unprofessional. When we boarded the first bus the driver and tour guide were arguing about what they should be doing right in front of us. When we finally got started, we skipped the first 4 stops and picked up some people at stop #5. Another tour guide got on and started complaining about the people we had just picked up. Again, arguing between the employees as to what they should be doing ensued. I felt like I was in a work break room instead of a paid tour. We got off on the next stop and waited for the bus to pick us up. It never showed up. We walked to the next stop, toured the Cathedral and waited for the bus again. It still never showed up. After walking to the next 2 stops and waiting once again, the bus finally stopped at the Rocky statue. We boarded the bus and it only stopped once more before it stopped at the end of the tour. If I wanted to walk to see all of the sights in Philly which we ended up doing anyway, I wouldn't have bought the tickets for a hop on hop off tour. The next day we walked to the sights we wanted to see and decided to try the bus one more time since we didn't want to talk to Chinatown. There were 2 buses parked at stop 1 and after we AGAIN listened to the employees yell and complain, we asked if they were boarding and the woman's response was "They might be running in about 20 mins." We said forget it and once again walked to our destination. I will never ever recommend this tour to anyone.
Written 25 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours
Yelena R
Yelena R
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Very enjoyable experience. Will definitely recommend it!
Learning interesting facts about the city and places we passed. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and fun! Made t
U7790DVdeborahb
U7790DVdeborahb
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Foolish to purchase tickets in advance!
We purchased a three day pass only to discover that on the first day we could not go where we planned to go because
2daughterandafavorit
2daughterandafavorit
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No Bang for the Buck
For 36$ I was very disappointed in our ability to hop on and hop off. I swear there was only 1 bus running!! We ro
Valerie R
Valerie R
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Great way to see a city
Very informative. We rode 3 different busses with 3 different guides. They were all full of different information.
Kristy L
Kristy L
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More time waiting than riding the bus
The guides were interesting and knowledgeable of the area. I enjoyed that part of the tour. I only gave three stars
Susan S
Susan S
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Overview
Guide was knowledgeable, but had constant problems with microphone. Part of the tour could not be done due to shutd
F5421IEsharont
F5421IEsharont
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Excellent Experience/Great Customer Service
Excellent tour/tour guides--informative and funny/entertaining. Also, the bus is taller than the other bus tour in
NateT859
NateT859
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Great way to get an overview of Philly
Hey first the company was great and worked with us. Our schedule changed and it was much better to go the day befor
MichaelP4168
MichaelP4168
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Wonderful tour experience
We found ourselves unexpectedly stranded in Philadelphia after trying to fly home from a vacation at the Jersey Sho
939nickp
939nickp
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Great way to see Philly
This company has combined its buses with the Big Bus tours and essentially doing the same route. We were told this
WHSnell
WHSnell
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Good Quick Tour
This is a good way to see a lot of the tourist spots in the city. We rode and got off at several stops. We even d
darlingdebb
darlingdebb
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Sightsee i Philadelphia
I enjoyed being able to ride around the town and note places I intended to visit. I ended up only using one day on
B9816CPmarys
B9816CPmarys
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10/10
I really liked all of the attractions. My favorite was the stairs that Rocky ran up in the movie. Very good trip. B
Kevin M
Kevin M
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Lots to see but don't get distracted and forget about the low lying branches! 😂
The double decker bus was a lot of fun ...watch for low branches though 😂! You see a lot of things really quick .
Mark D
Mark D
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Informative but not as convenient as slogan
Just moved to the city from the suburbs and thought this would be a good way to get an overview. Even though we liv
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