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Address: 500 Market Street North East Corner, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Most popular Hop-On Hop-Off tour in the city of Philadelphia. Enjoy our 27...

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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US$31.99*
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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US$55.00*
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Philadelphia CityPass

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Skeptic of hop-on/off tours, but this was great

I rarely go for these hop on/off tours. Too often the buses are slow to show up and the 'tour' part is lacking, but this was very good. I wished we had done more than one day. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mark T
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I rarely go for these hop on/off tours. Too often the buses are slow to show up and the 'tour' part is lacking, but this was very good. I wished we had done more than one day. We took the bus four times and had good experiences each time. The tour guides were informative and each had something a little... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We purchased a 2 day pass and it was well worth the price. The tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable of the tourist sites. We were able to jump on and off from the sites we wanted to visit. My suggestion is to take the whole tour first then jump off at the sites you want to visit.

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Thank Andres72423
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello Andres72423, Thank-you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased your enjoyed all aspects of your tour experience. Thank-you for acknowledging our tour guides. They appreciate the recognition for a job well done. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great idea to tour city however turned our to be more of a bus ride than a tour. For most of the ride there were many standing riders keeping us from seeing the sights. Therefor I think $30 is quite over priced for a bus ride. I will however give Ginger 5 stars for her enthusiasm and stories. She... More 

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello, Thank-you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. Our staff take pride in providing excellent service and accommodating guests, so I am truly sorry this was not your experience. Thank-you for acknowledging your guide, Ginger. She is an excellent guide and appreciates the recognition for a job well done. If you would like to discuss your experience further,... More 

Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The open air bus gives you an elevated 360 degree view of the city. Jump off the bus at any of the major attractions and catch the next one when you are done. It is worth it to take this tour a couple of times. Each guide has their own history, jokes and overall opinions of the city.

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello jediknight101, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Off season was not as popular as my previous experience. We were offered to wait 45 min to next departure or take their shuttle van to museum. After the museum we boarded the Trolley for a few stops. Guide was pleasant and informative. We tab out of time, and did not make the entire circuit. Too bad there isn't an... More 

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello ke613, Thank-you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus & for being a repeat customer. I am pleased you were able to utilize our courtesy shuttle service as well as enjoy the Hop On/Hop Off tour experience. Please note that our Philly By Night Tour will begin again in April. More 

Hazle Township, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Philadelphia for the weekend with family from PA and Florida ages ranging from mid 60's to our youngest at 8 yrs old. We all immensely enjoyed the tour! It was the best part of my trip. Bill, our tour guide, was fantastic. We were all engrossed in his knowledge. It was nice to get a layout of... More 

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello Cal722, Thank-you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works and Big Bus. I am pleased your group enjoyed the tour and that it was entertaining for those of all ages. Thank-you for acknowledging our tour guide, Bill, who is knowledgeable and experienced tour guide. More 

Salt Lake City
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

They are good at what they do! Very informative about the places we stopped at and the city. Stopped at all the places we wanted to see. If you don't have a lot of time to spend here, this is the way to see the most in the least amount of time. All of the drivers were very friendly and... More 

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello jrb31, Thank-you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus on your recent visit to Philadelphia. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and that we assisted you in visiting all the places you wanted to see. Thank-you acknowledging our tour staff. Our guides and drivers strive to provide the best tour possible. More 

Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This is the worst buy you will do, the bus starts sometimes 9 30, or 10 or maybe 10 15 am, and the last is 16 00 hrs, but even if you buy it the bus shows up every HOUR or more in each station making a wasting time waiting for the bus. Go for an uber or lyft.

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello Jorge Alberto E, Thank-you for your review & feedback regarding your tour experience. Currently we are operating on a Winter schedule, which is posted on our website. Our staff takes pride in providing excellent service & accommodating guests, so I am sorry that was not your experience. Please send me an email to pmcmahon@phillytour.com, if you would like to... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We spent 2 days in Philadelphia and bought a 2 day ticket for Big Bus Tours, what a great purchase! The bus was clean and appropriately warm, (the temps outside were in the low 20s!). Because of the low temps, the double decker busses were not operating but the enclosed trolleys did a great job! The drivers were terrific navigating... More 

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Thank mwjsd3
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello mwjsd3, Thank-you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you took advantage of our 2 day pass while visiting the city. I am glad you found the overall experience to be "great", and thank-you for acknowledging our skilled drivers and tour guides. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I've been in Philadelphia a few times before, but his time, a sunny 17th October, finally took the Big Bus. It's very well worth it. All tourguides are very knowledgable and funny. They know how to keep the audience interested. The tour brought us (my girlfriend and I) to all the places that made Philadelphia to what it is and... More 

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello jamjochems, Thank-you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that it showcased the city's well known highlights as well as some lessor known spots. Thank-you for acknowledging the tour guides. They all take pride in providing the best tour experience possible. More 

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