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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.)
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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

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.
1 hour 30 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Departures - Thursday, Fridays and Sunday- hourly departure between 10.00 am to 4.00 pm from Stop 1 the Independence Visitor Center Every Saturday - Hourly between 10.00 am - 4.30 pm 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 (Museum of the American Revolution, SW Corner of 6th and Market Street)
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
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
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.
What is the social distancing policy during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
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.
What is the maximum group size during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.
How often does a bus arrive at each stop during the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A bus arrives approximately every 20-25 minutes.
Mar 2021
Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
You can simply show a printed or electronic version of your ticket at any of the stops to board the bus.
Mar 2021
How will I know which stop(s) to use during the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
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
Is the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour wheelchair accessible?
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
Can I bring a pet with me on the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
No pets are allowed onboard the bus, except ADA service animals.
Mar 2021
Can I bring food or drink with me on the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.
Mar 2021
Can I bring luggage on the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.
Mar 2021

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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


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Great bargain! Never drive to attractions. Not only do you pay for parking at each venue, but you miss the tour guides !
, Jun 2021
Great bargain. Let the tour guides do the driving and sharing the history of the hole city. You can drive yourself and pass buildings and lose the history of the city! Hop on hop offs are always the way to go! From Boston to Spain!
Enjoyable and entertaining
, Jun 2021
Very enjoyable and informative. Having been to Philadelphia several times to see family, it was good to get an overview of so many historical sites at one time.
Amazing experience
, Jun 2021
Great service from the shuttle to the bus and the tour was amazing! Thank you so much, will definitely book again when we return to Philly!
Fun and informative
, Jun 2021
The tour was very informative. We took it to help share our city with a visitor. We learn a lot we weren’t aware of before. The guide was professional and entertaining. I recommend it to anyone considering a tour of Philly.
Wonderful Tour
, Jun 2021
What a wonderful way to see the city. Highly recommend for everyone coming to Philadelphia. All of the employees were very friendly and helpful.
Always a Must See & Do!
, Jun 2021
Always a treat to experience first hand about a city and it's attraction and history. Tour guide did a fantastic job. Must see and do attraction.
, Jun 2021
Disappointed. We got stranded on our first stop at the Rocky steps/museum. Next bus came back in 30 minutes but driver said they were full - although it sure looked like there were seats - said next bus would be there in 10 minutes - 40 minutes later next bus came also with no room but driver took pity on the 20 plus at our stop and let’s us on as standing room - while much appreciated it was smoking hot in the down part of the bus and we couldn’t hear the tour guide. We stuck it out to get to Liberty Bell - foregoing the stops we had planned for fear of being abandoned again - and then just ubered back to hotel. Cost 175$ for the 5 of us, could have Ubered for like $50. Sent email to company to discuss with them and would like my money back or at least a portion. Been 2 days no response
Ok not great
, Jun 2021
It was ok not great! The convenience of hop on and off is helpful....just this particular guide just was lacking knowledge and staying focus. Driver did her best for working around all the detours thru out the city. Have had better hop on hop off experiences with other companies.
Slap in the head ride.
, Jun 2021
Pros. Great tour, good timing. Would do it again, maybe. Cons. The bus upper seating is to high or they need to cut the tree branches. I was hit in the head and face several times and ducked twice as much. This is very, very dangerous. The guide complained more then the customers,( this is not my bus, my holding rail is to low, and making negative commons not relating to the topic. She was not very professional Try not to be short of staff on the weekends, increase the salary as a incentive and give better training if necessary. The workers on ground were very helpful, I will use your service again.
Not as seedy!
, Jun 2021
Ted was very knowledgeable. Knew his stuff but the seediness was pretty low key. Thought it would be a bit darker!!! We had an extra long tour. A bit more walking than the 90 min suggestion. But we went by the usual suspects!!! All was 👍 good

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