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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
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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
90 minute Panoramic Tour of Philadelphia
Entrance fees/attraction tickets
Food and drinks
Gratuities

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.
Itinerary
Duration: 
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
 
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

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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.
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:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.
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

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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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star-5
Covid but safe
JPaz
, Apr 2021
Very safe driving, bus was disinfected before we boarded. Sam, the guide was awesome, very clear voice and nice side comments.
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History on the bus
Susan_W
, Apr 2021
Our guide was excellent!! However due to Covid, you cannot get off and back on the bus. You get on and travel around. It is excellent information though and our guide was very knowledgeable
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Falsely Booked Reservation Led to Unpleasant Vacation
Natalie_E
, Apr 2021
We arrived in Philadelphia all excited to go on a tour, our first vacation since last year. We went to the visitor center as it stated and we were told that we had been scammed. When I asked what they meant they said that there were no tours running until April 8th. I did call the number on the reservation and the gentleman that answered apologized, but what I don't understand is why they allowed the reservation to be made. I am supposed to be getting a refund, but that has not happened as of yet. My family was disappointed and since it was too cold to walk around on our own our day in Philly was cut short by hours! So disappointing.
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Disappointed
Michael_B
, Apr 2021
Be sold tickets for a service that wasn’t available. Nothing like being miss lead. I want my refund ASAP.
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NEVER USING VIATOR AGAIN
Maria_F
, Apr 2021
There was no experience because the buses are not operating until April 8. Why would you sell a tour that is non existent.
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star-5
Perfect day
Linda_M
, Dec 2020
On schedule and answered all our questions. Well informed. It was a great experience. I would do it again when the pandemic is over. I love these informed trips.
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Philadelphia
Carol_L
, Oct 2020
Our driver was excellent, very knowledgeable and proud of his city. We had an extremely skilled driver, she navigate the streets with ease.
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Rainy day in Philly
Larry_M
, Oct 2020
Driver and guide were were very knowledgeable and helpful at answering questions. The day we went it was raining so they used a trolly and made it work. They are using all measures to keep us safe yet happy in this covid 19 world. Would highly recomend for an enjoyable ride.
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Horrible! They don’t know what they’re doing!
Grace_L
, Oct 2020
We visited Philadelphia for Columbus Day weekend. On Saturday, we thought it might be nice to book a double decker bus tour around the city for Sunday. However, when I was researching these tours, I was getting some conflicting information as far as stops and times, etc. So, I decided to call and book bee the phone to ensure I got the information correct. I called the number listed on the website (which apparently brought me over to Viator, a third-party vendor, unbeknownst to me) and spoke to a woman named Ronnel Juan. She told me the tours were still operating all day and we could get the n at any of the stops along the route. I asked her where the FIRST stop was located, and she told me the Independence Visitor Center. We expressed concern over the fact that it was supposed to rain on Sunday, and said suggested we take the night tour on Saturday night, and that all we had to do was arrive at the IVC by 5:00pm. It was already 3:30. So we rushed, got ready, and hurried over to the IVC. We told them we were there for the night tour and they looked at us like we had three heads. They haven’t conducted night tours in almost 7 months, since before COVID!!! So this lady booked me two NON-REFUNDABLE tickets for a total of $50 for a night tour that doesn’t exit!!! Needless to say we were beyond pissed. Thank God the people who worked at the IVC and the drivers and tour guides at Big Bus were extremely nice and accommodating and let us use our tickets for the next day. Also, one of the managers at Big Bus said that he has been trying to call Viator for over 3 weeks in order to tell them that their information is incorrect, and that Big Bus has new hours of operation, but Viator is STILL selling incorrect tickets as evidenced by my experience. In short, they were HORRIBLE and I will be VERY wary as to never use Viator again!!!
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Miserable
Lisa
, Mar 2020
Unless you are planning to go multi day you might be as disappointed ( that’s putting in nicely as we were. Because of the wait at each location we were only able to use the bus once. It was pouring out and instead of waiting for the minimum 45 minute wait we ubered to our next 3 destinations. I know it was our choice but when we booked the tour we weren’t informed that only 3 buses were running. Would never have booked if we knew. Wasted $35.00 each.
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