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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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 27 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 7 days a week with 30 minute frequent departures from the Independence Visitor Center (SW Corner of 6th & Market) between 9.30am - 4.30pm. Up to 26 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
 
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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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
  • "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

Reviews

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star-4
We would do this tour again
Kristen_M
, Oct 2021
Awesome way to see the city! Our guide was so passionate about the city and had a vast amount of knowledge, it was so impressive. There were some logistical schedule changes that were made he was clearly not happy with and was vocal towards customers about it. I’d just suggest keeping that stuff in house and out of the customers’ experiences. Highly recommend this tour though!
star-4
Good family outing
Marcy_M
, Oct 2021
Sharing the beautiful parts of my city with visiting relatives. The views from the top of the bus were great and the guide was knowledgeable.
star-5
Fun times on Big Bus Philly
Tamika_W
, Oct 2021
I am 46 year old woman born and raised in Philly and had no idea about some of the history the guide explored.. He was awesome! Will definitely go again
star-1
Not very pleasant
Trudy_P
, Oct 2021
My pass didn't come through so I had to pay again, and I would like to claim for a refund. I shal be contacting you about this.
star-3
Fun in Philly
Maris_U
, Oct 2021
We hopped on and had a great knowledgeable guide. Fun, funny guy with lots of fun facts. After 4 stops we gained a new older woman guide who was horrible. The route was changed and she kept filling in with useless facts and she seemed kind of rattled. She spoke too fast! You win some you lose some… We do hop on and off whenever we can but this particular experience after the first 4 stops was a waste! Keisha the driver was awesome!
star-5
38th Wedding Anniversary
Connie_F
, Oct 2021
Loved loved loved! Our commentator Matt was excellent, funny and very knowledgeable. My husband and I enjoyed and stayed on the tour for the whole 90 minutes. Highly recommend and will do again. Thank you!😊
star-5
The tour guide was...
Linda_M
, Oct 2021
The tour guide was great!! We learned a lot about the city. Betsy Ross house and rocky statue were neat to see
star-4
Worth the time for sure
Glenn_H
, Oct 2021
We had two somewhat different guides. We learned some unique things from each. The 90 minutes helped us decide where to focus with our limited time available.
star-5
Great 60th birthday trip!!!
Paulette_N
, Oct 2021
Tour guide was very informative with history, we did the city tour, and stopped by the ROCKY statue among other stops. Weather was great so we had a great time !!
star-5
Fun in Philly
Joan_R
, Oct 2021
Great guide and well-organized tour. Information about various architectural styles in the city were very interesting!

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