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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
Weitzman 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 travellers 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 sanitisation during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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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Traveller 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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Philadelphia Freedom😍
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was amazing!!! He made the city's history come alive while inflecting his vivacious personality!!! We haf a great time!!!
First time in Philly!
, Jun 2022
First time in Philly and had a great time on the tour! The guides and drivers were fantastic and it was a great way to get around the city! Thank you!
Some much fun!
, Jun 2022
Great experience! Whether you live in Philly or from out of town it’s a GREAT TIME!! Learned so much about Philly that I want to do it again.
Great overview of Philly!
, Jun 2022
Mike gave us a wonderful overview of Philly & some interesting tidbits! No problem with top deck foliage. Perfect amount of time (1.5 hours). Definitely would recommend to all!
Philly tour - we’ll half of it…
, Jun 2022
Tour guide was great, very informative. Problem was when hopping off, hopping back on was impossible. Waited over an hour at Rocky Stairs, bus never came ended up taking an Uber back, missing half of the tour! So disappointed. I understand traffic but perhaps more buses to accommodate more people or something?
Tour guide was the most...
, Jun 2022
Tour guide was the most memorable. Enjoyed his jokes and personality with great explanations regarding history of Phili. Would recommend 10/10
Big Bus Experience
, Jun 2022
Waited over 1.5 hours for the bus to arrive at our stop. When they finally showed up the driver opened the door and said "Sorry the bus is full" and drove off. I want a refund.
Awesome trip
, Jun 2022
The people that told all the stories were very helpful. They told us the background of the city. The told where to eat and where to stop depending on what we were looking to do.
Open air tours is the way to go!!
, Jun 2022
The trip around Philly in the open air bus was wonderful! The host was very nice and informative. The driver did a great job of navigating through the city. 5 stars guys, keep rocking it.
, Jun 2022
Several stops were skipped. The bus did not stop at any stops unless someone on the bus asked to stop. It was impossible to hop on the bus anywhere except at the beginning of the tour. Purchased the voucher through this app; however, had to go to the ticket booth to exchange for a paper ticket prior to getting on the bus, which defeats the purpose of purchasing through the app and was not communicated to us. We found out the process after waiting at a stop for 30 minutes and calling the company, where we were then told we could not be picked up at that stop, we had to go to the ticket booth and get a paper ticket prior to getting on the bus. I have done hop on, hop off tours in many cities around the country and abroad, which were all wonderful. This tour - very disappointing.
Disappointing experience
, Jun 2022
Took 30 minutes to catch the bus. We had to catch it a stop that sold tickets so there is no need to buy on this app. You have to scan your bar code to get a real ticket. They skipped some of the stops when we were on it. Not sure why. I would not do this again or advise people so this.
Great way to get around town
, Jun 2022
Great way to get around town for the day. They also were pretty good about coming every 30min. The worker at the first stop was a little clueless but everyone else was helpful and well informed. Also, I don’t know if it’s always the case, but Guests were able to hop on any big double decker bus (there are 2-3 companies) as they were all working together.
PA on Foot
, Jun 2022
Loved the On Off Experience. Got the 3 day pass. We used it the first day and rode the circuit to get an idea of what we wanted to see the next two days. Spent the next two days getting on and off taking pictures and touring. Great way to see what the city of Philly offers. There is so much!! Each bus had a different narrator so each time we rode we learned new things from another's perspective. If you are visiting Philly take this experience.
Our 2 days in Philly
, Jun 2022
My wife and I came to Philly on a history vacation of sorts. I have been to the city on business before and it’s wife’s first visit. We were impressed with the tour guides and the option to hop on and hop off was terrific. Everyone we met were very friendly. We experienced the diversity of the city, the devotion to God with all the beautiful places of worship and of course, the ringing of freedom throughout the city of brotherly love! We will return, God willing!!
Great tour, very informative and convenient!
, May 2022
Tour guides and drivers were excellent! Tour very informative and with stops at all major attractions! Didn’t have to wait long at all for the next bus! Highly recommend this tour!
Great trip
, May 2022
It was a great experience. The guide had SO much knowledge and had a wonderful sense of humor. The driver made me feel comfortable with his driving.
Be aware of hopping off
, May 2022
When you hop off, getting back might br problematic. We were waiting by stop #18 and 2 busses passed by without stopping. Waisted an hour waiting.Had to call main office to get some one to get us
Great day in Philly!
, May 2022
The bus was very convenient. All if the narrators were good but The last narrator was terrific would recommend using this as a way to see the city!
Great tour
, May 2022
Liberty bell, constitution center...many sites to see. Guides knowledgeable and fun. Great way to get the most ky of Phillys history in a short stay. We'll worth the ticket price
Look if they have an app with GPS
, May 2022
I choose these type of tours companies - Big Bus & Hop off & Hop On, but they have do not have app with GPS in Philadelphia. One can be wondering around to find the pick-up locations. I walked many blocks, have arthritis in feet, hips and back.

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