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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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
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
Gratuities

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.
Itinerary
Duration: 
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.
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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
 
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
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.
Q:
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
Q:
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
Q:
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
Q:
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
Q:
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
Q:
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
Q:
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
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:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.

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  • "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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star-5
Great value for your money!
Elizabeth_B
, Aug 2022
This was a fantastic way to see Philadelphia! The ticket pays for itself in the money you would spend on cabs/Ubers or your own gas. The bus stops at lots of different well-known Philadelphia attractions and locations. Buses run approximately every 10-15 minutes at each stop. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and give great history about the city and its landmarks.
star-5
Philly at its best
Jubaira_M
, Aug 2022
It was a very educational and entertaining and had fun with all the sites and friendly staff. Thank you
star-4
Enjoyed seeing all parts...
Karen_H
, Aug 2022
Enjoyed seeing all parts of the city - we had a little trouble finding where to get on the bus but it worked out
star-4
We spent the day in...
Katrina_R
, Aug 2022
We spent the day in Philly with our teenage boys, ages ranging from 12 to 18 All enjoyed the tour bus & the experience was perfect.
star-4
Worth the time.
Toby_C
, Aug 2022
The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. My only complaint is the tour goes fast. Maybe slow it a bit. No need to get off at every stop, but do like to take a picture or two.
star-5
We really loved being...
Laura_B
, Aug 2022
We really loved being able to get off and get back on. And being able to catch any of the busses. Really made it nice not to have drive or walk all over the city.
star-5
Trip highlight !
Kerry_S
, Aug 2022
Great tour guide. We all really enjoyed this . Beautiful city . Great information. A lot of fun. Highly recommended
star-3
Good tour but poorly organized
Stephen_P
, Aug 2022
We could never get a timetable or stops map ahead of time so we took an Uber to catch it downtown at Market and 6th when 1/2 hour later it came by our hotel! So frustrating. We were afraid to hop off since they have no set schedule to get back on. 90 minute tour was great and very informative overview of the places to see. Some buses have no air conditioning.
star-4
It’s worth the money.
CRAIG_J
, Aug 2022
Drivers and guide were very good. 1 bus had no air conditioning. We didn’t want to sit outside, so therefore we stayed downstairs, bus was very hot. Bummer
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Absolute scam, don't use
Linda_V
, Aug 2022
They took my money and didnt tell us that it stopped in an hour, tried to get a refund and they refused to refund the money
star-2
Rude guide
Lisa_K
, Aug 2022
First driver and guide were great on the red bus guide was rude and was upset if did tell him what stop you were getting off at the moment you got on the bus. He kept embarrassing me about it.
star-4
Overall we had a good...
Xiaohong_Y
, Aug 2022
Overall we had a good experience. The bus is very convenient and with frequent stops. The bus drivers are nice . Will recommend to friends.
star-1
Waste of money
Evan_W
, Aug 2022
The bus tour ended early and the guides encouraged us to shorten our experience because it was too hot. I feel ripped off from that alone. To double down, you could not hear the guides through their speaker system. Just really went down hill from what we remember just 5 years ago. Now, due to the price, it would just be easier to drive it yourself.
star-4
Fun time
Lori_Z
, Aug 2022
Great way to see the city. A bit of confusion between the website and the confirmation when the tour starts and the time you'll be picked up at your chosen spot.
star-4
Would do it again!
Katherine_V
, Aug 2022
Matt our host and narrator made the trip awesome!! This was our second trip to Philly and we had a bit more time to do stuff so I convinced my husband to go. He was impressed and he laughed a lot at our guide, who by the way, was extremely good at his job!
star-2
Bad web site information
Randy_P
, Aug 2022
Trying to find pick up locations. Online information was wrong. We tried several spots and waited over an hour. Bus came by but ignored us.
star-5
First time in Philly: felt the love!
Janelle_S
, Aug 2022
I love the city of Philadelphia! The weather was perfect that day. We had a tour guide named Matthew from Big Bus tours. He was awesome!!!!! Funny, witty, and very knowledgeable! The tour was great! Good value for your money. The city is clean and not congested. It's absolutely beautiful and so full of history. I was disappointed that I didn't get to visit some more places because the day was so short. I love Philly and hope to be back soon. ❤
star-5
Wonderful experience
Richard_W
, Aug 2022
The guide! He was so knowledgeable and interesting as we toured the city. Made it very enjoyable! And our Driver was incredible
star-5
Delightful
Gina_F
, Aug 2022
What a way to see Philadelphia. The hop on hop off is the way to go. A wealth of knowledge. The photograph is one of the Mutter museum.
star-5
Great experience
Andrea_K
, Aug 2022
Very lively tour guides making it an interesting experience. Stops at all relevant spots. ……………………..

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