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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've never done tour bus rides in any city I visit. This time I decided to do something different. I took the tour on the first day. It was a good idea. The tour was very informative and gave me ideas for the remainder of...More

Thank Travelchic66
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Travelchic66, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus Tours. I am pleased you enjoyed our Philly By Night tour, and that it helped you decide what sites to spend more time visiting during your stay in the city. Next time you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were only in Philly for one day so we didn't have a lot of time to waste. After walking around in the historic downtown area, we decided to get a day pass and hop on a Big Bus Tour. Best decision of the day!...More

Thank sinamalia
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello sinamalia, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour and found it to be "great" and the "best decision." Also, thank you for acknowledging your guide, Z. She is one of...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great way to see all the main sights of Philadelpha.. & the commentary from the staff is very informative & interesting... stops off at all the main attractions.. great way to see the city & get around in a short space of time... recommend the...More

Thank annemacmillan
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello annemacmillan, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus Tour, and for "highly recommending" the Big Bus Philadelphia tour. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and that you were able to utilize our 2 day pass to enhance your visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like to have a tour of a bigger city to start our stay. This gives us a sense of the city to know where we might enjoy exploring more later. The Big Bus Tour delivered a great route that touches most of the historical,...More

Thank Jennifer J
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Jennifer J Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works and Big Bus Tours, and for your detailed, positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that you were able to utilize our complimentary shuttle, and 2 day pass. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I drove to Philly for one day when I was in DC on business so decided to take this tour since I was restricted on time. The tour was brilliant. The guide I had was called Ginger and she knew her stuff, was funny and...More

Thank Draculas_Bride666
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Draculas_Bride666, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour. Also, thank you for acknowledging your guide, Ginger. She is an excellent storyteller, and works hard to perfect her craft. I am...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I always like to start any visit with a tour just to get the "lay of the land". First, let me say, I went online the 1st night in town to book this or the other hop on/hop off bus and was told no availability....More

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

Hello mtab, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works and Big Bus. I am pleased you found the tour to be "excellent", and thank-you for acknowledging our guides. They do take pride in providing an "excellent" tour experience. I am also glad you were able...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took this tour to see what Philly had to offer. I was very impressed with the knowledge of the guides as well as the interaction with the guests. We were unable to go to a few areas due to detours from the concert that was...More

Thank Becky870
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Becky870, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that you found our guides impressive. Please ride again next time you visit the historic city of Philadelphia.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a train ride into town from the suburbs, I took my 9-year-old granddaughter on this HoHo tour last week. She was thrilled to listen about and see downtown Philly. I hope she remembers some of what we saw! The weather was perfect, and we...More

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

Hello Nancy B, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works and Big Bus. I am pleased you and your granddaughter enjoyed the tour and found it a "wonderful way" to see the historic city of Philadelphia. Thank-you for acknowledging your guide, Z. Our guides appreciate...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to get on the bus near our hotel, get off at any point and back on again in 30-minute intervals. We had three days to complete the tour always getting on near the hotel and off there as well. This is a...More

Thank steve122244
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello steve122244, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus Tours, and for your positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and found it "excellent". I agree, riding atop the Big Bus double decker is a great way to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this tour to be informative and engaging.. It was so easy to sign up as the bus was right in front of our hotel, the Downtown Marriott. The tour included all the important sights and places we wanted to see and check out....More

Thank gretchenhenry23
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello gretchenhenry23, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus Tours. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience. Thank you for acknowledging your guides and noting that they were "entertaining as well as knowledgeable and passionate" about the their city of Philadelphia....More

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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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