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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

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Philadelphia, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
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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 at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm from Stop 1 the Independence Visitor Center Every 30 minutes 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
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 face masks and attendee health during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.
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:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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.

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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
  • "It is a good over view when you first arrive." See review

Reviews

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Philadelphia
Carol_L
, Oct 2020
Our driver was excellent, very knowledgeable and proud of his city. We had an extremely skilled driver, she navigate the streets with ease.
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Rainy day in Philly
Larry_M
, Oct 2020
Driver and guide were were very knowledgeable and helpful at answering questions. The day we went it was raining so they used a trolly and made it work. They are using all measures to keep us safe yet happy in this covid 19 world. Would highly recomend for an enjoyable ride.
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Horrible! They don’t know what they’re doing!
Grace_L
, Oct 2020
We visited Philadelphia for Columbus Day weekend. On Saturday, we thought it might be nice to book a double decker bus tour around the city for Sunday. However, when I was researching these tours, I was getting some conflicting information as far as stops and times, etc. So, I decided to call and book bee the phone to ensure I got the information correct. I called the number listed on the website (which apparently brought me over to Viator, a third-party vendor, unbeknownst to me) and spoke to a woman named Ronnel Juan. She told me the tours were still operating all day and we could get the n at any of the stops along the route. I asked her where the FIRST stop was located, and she told me the Independence Visitor Center. We expressed concern over the fact that it was supposed to rain on Sunday, and said suggested we take the night tour on Saturday night, and that all we had to do was arrive at the IVC by 5:00pm. It was already 3:30. So we rushed, got ready, and hurried over to the IVC. We told them we were there for the night tour and they looked at us like we had three heads. They haven’t conducted night tours in almost 7 months, since before COVID!!! So this lady booked me two NON-REFUNDABLE tickets for a total of $50 for a night tour that doesn’t exit!!! Needless to say we were beyond pissed. Thank God the people who worked at the IVC and the drivers and tour guides at Big Bus were extremely nice and accommodating and let us use our tickets for the next day. Also, one of the managers at Big Bus said that he has been trying to call Viator for over 3 weeks in order to tell them that their information is incorrect, and that Big Bus has new hours of operation, but Viator is STILL selling incorrect tickets as evidenced by my experience. In short, they were HORRIBLE and I will be VERY wary as to never use Viator again!!!
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Miserable
Lisa
, Mar 2020
Unless you are planning to go multi day you might be as disappointed ( that’s putting in nicely as we were. Because of the wait at each location we were only able to use the bus once. It was pouring out and instead of waiting for the minimum 45 minute wait we ubered to our next 3 destinations. I know it was our choice but when we booked the tour we weren’t informed that only 3 buses were running. Would never have booked if we knew. Wasted $35.00 each.
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star-4
Great company!
David_S
, Mar 2020
Amazing! Nice and very informative staff! Ray jumped off one bus to hold another for us and even gave us his personal cell to call when we were done with the zoo! Another great tour guide I didn't catch the name because they had a jacket on but was from Wilton Ct. Very nice and very informative! I highly reccomend this company! Only complaint I had was on my reservation it said Market and 5th which caused us to miss the first bus and the person on the phone we called about the stop kept cutting me off and not letting me explain and very snotty. All in all it worked out because we ended up with 2 great tour guides! 10 am bus we caught.
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star-5
Brilliant tour of philly
vicky_r
, Mar 2020
Brilliant tour guide .very knowlegable .and very interesting history. Both myself and my husband thoroughly enjoyed this tour
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Great Experience
mikeconner235
, Feb 2020
Great tour of the city and very informative. Our tour guide Bill and driver David were awesome!! It was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking to learn about the city.
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Nice Overall View of Historic City
hjaxon1
, Feb 2020
I stayed on the bus for the first loop, then hopped off at sites on the second loop. Great overview of history.
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Great experience even in the cold winter
cardonavillalobos
, Jan 2020
It was a cold day in Philly. But the bus had a cover on the second deck that made the experience very enjoyable. Sam, our tour guide was great and our driver was so nice as to recommend places to eat and everything. I loved the experience. It is a must-do if it's your first time in Philly and doesn't know exactly where to go or visit. Thank you for your hospitality
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Big Bus Great Experience
johnkraynick
, Jan 2020
Loved the tour guide presentation. Very friendly crew from ticketing through tour. Highly recommended. I learned more in 1 hour on the tour than I have in a lifetime of visits to Philadelphia
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