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Big Bus Tours

500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-389-8687
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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Most popular Hop-On Hop-Off tour in the city of Philadelphia. Enjoy our 27 stops throughout the city, which are close to over 100 attractions. The tours are also live guided with Big Bus Certified tour guides. The tour has frequent departures from the N.E. Corner of 5th and Market Streets. (Operated year round) Peak Season hours 9:30 to 6:30 PM (last tour departs 5 PM.) Philly by Night 90 minute fully narrated city tour covering the Art Museum to the Waterfront. 8 PM. Departures Nightly from 12th.and Filbert Street. Night tours operate, seasonally, May 1 thru October 31.
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  • Average8%
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500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

1, 2, and 3 day passes available. We only had 1 day and the Big Bus made it easy to catch Philly highlights. The convenient pick up shuttle at our hotel was an hour late but from there it was all good! We got on...More

Thank Blancaontheroad
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were on vacation in Philadelphia, and decided to take the bus as transportation to the various tourist attractions. What we got was transported back to Colonial Times. Our guide Maggie and our driver brought us through the streets and introduced us...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 2 days ago

We bought a Philadelphia Pass, which we highly recommend. Comes with full day Big Bus tickets. We rode it multiple times. The staff was friendly and accomodating. They also get that many people do as we did and use the Big Bus more for transportation....More

Thank CatonsvilleDad
Reviewed 3 days ago

You have a free day use of this city tour bus when you purchase the CityPass coupons (I strongly recommend). The CityPass give you access to the One Liberty Observation Deck (2 visits: 1 during the day, the other at night), to the Franklin institute,...More

Thank JoeDassin1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Many Hop-Off, Hop-On tours I've taken just have the prerecorded script that you listen to with a headset. Standing O to Jay who did a superb job today! His small details interested us and he was very knowledgable. LOVE doing these types of tours. No...More

Thank LeniandBob
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello LeniandBob, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour, and in particular, the live guide experience. Thank you for acknowledging your guide, Jay. He appreciates the recognition for a job...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've done many Big Bus tours at various cities, but had never done a night tour until Philadelphia. You MUST see Philly at night!! Sitting atop the Big Bus at night provides the perfect seat to some of the most beautiful architecture in our country....More

Thank Wendy W
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Wendy W, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed the Philly By Night tour, and agree that there is no better way to see the beautiful city of Philadelphia at night than...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to start a sight seeing tour of Philly is to take this bus and see the sights and flavor of the area. Very informative and relaxing. The bus picks you up every 20 minutes or so you will not have to wait...More

Thank Greg P
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Greg P Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and found it "informative & relaxing." Riding the double decker is really the best way to see the sites of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was very nice and seeing the land marks was awesome, but sometimes some of the tour guiders had different information, one guide said that the William Penn statue on city hall was the tallest statue on top of a building in the world,...More

Thank darkfalcon500
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello darkfalcon500, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your overall tour experience. In the case of the William Penn Statue, both guides are correct...it is the tallest statue on top of a building in the world...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great option to getting around the city. Had 27 stops and you were able to get on and off whenever you needed to. The tour guides were great and were very knowledgeable about the city. We did the entire tour the first...More

Thank MARY S
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mary S, Thank your for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and "highly recommend" it. Thank you for acknowledging our tour guides. They work hard to perfect their craft & appreciate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to see the city if you don't have a couple days. Much cooler on night tour instead of being in the sun during the day. They take you to all relevant spots. Worth the money. By online in advance if your sure your...More

Thank Robert B
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Robert B, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and found it a worthwhile way to see all the sites the historic city of Philadelphia has to offer.

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CinSenn
19 August 2017|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, if you stay at a center city or airport hotel, you can use our complimentary shuttle service to transport you to Stop #1 at 5th & Market Streets, where you can begin the tour. If you are driving into the city you can... More
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vestereileenmc
14 June 2017|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, Driving into center city from your hotel location is possible. Parking is available at the Independence Visitors Center. You can enter the lot via 5th or 6th Street between Market & Arch Streets. The double decker bus... More
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G M
6 June 2017|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, the double decker buses do not have seat belts, so there is no way to secure a car seat. You can hold the infant while riding the bus.
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