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Travel between Philadelphia landmarks and attractions without getting lost on an open-top, double-decker bus. With this 2-day pass, hop on and hop off whenever you want and explore the City of Brotherly Love at your own pace. Enjoy 360-degree views of the Old City historic district, Penn’s Landing, Boathouse Row, Fairmount Park, Chinatown, and more. Plus, admission to Eastern State Penitentiary is included.
- Explore Philadelphia at your own pace via bus without getting lost
- Skip the ticket line at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary
- Visit the attractions that interest you and skip the rest
- Ideal for first-time visitors—no taxis or public transportation needed
What to Expect
Start your Philadelphia double-decker bus tour at any of the 27 stops along the route. Grab a seat on the upper deck and enjoy live commentary as you travel past the Old City historic district, Penn’s Landing, Love Park, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Boathouse Row, Reading Terminal Market, and more. Hop on and hop off whenever you want and only stop at the attractions that interest you—skip the rest. The 16-mile (26-kilometer) route takes about 1.5 hours if you don’t disembark. Your 2-day pass includes admission to Eastern State Penitentiary. Skip the lines at the ticket office and expect to spend about two hours touring the ruins of this historic prison that once held notorious criminals like “Slick Willie” Sutton and “Scarface” Al Capone. Wander through the prison’s abandoned cell blocks and learn about its haunted history. Then hop back on the bus to continue your Philadelphia tour. The tour ends where you’d like.
- 2-Day Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
- Admission to Eastern State Penitentiary, one of the most famous prisons in the world
- Transportation aboard London-style Double Decker Bus
- Experience the prison where notorious inmates such as Al Capone and Willie Sutton were once held
- Eastern State Penitentiary admission includes “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour
- Pass by 100+ Philadelphia Attractions including Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the US Mint
- Professional Local Guides offer Live Commentary throughout a 1.5-Hour loop to 28 stops
- Hop-On Hop-Off Audio Guides Available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin
- Entrance fees (unless otherwise noted)
- Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Eastern State Penitentiary is not climate controlled; please dress appropriately
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travellers can participate
- You will receive your Eastern State Penitentiary Admission Ticket after checking in for your Hop-On Hop-Off tour.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Time of year
Hop on hop off tour during winter it’s a bad joke. We bought the sight seeing pass for 2 days. We planned our bus tour in the second day. The bus passes every hour during winter. Is not heated. They initially told us we can first take the bus for the whole tour and then you can…
Honestly we had 3 tour guides during the 2 days and only one of the 3 truly met and exceeded our expectations for the tour. Her name was Katie and she took her role seriously—especially during the cold, which was impressive. She was engaging, welcoming, and extremely…
Date of experience: February 2020
We love to do a hop on hop off tour the first day in a new city. It helps get your bearings and decide what you really want to spend your time on. It also saves time driving around trying to find parking.We did the 2-day with Eastern State Penitentiary tickets and it was a great…
Date of experience: October 2019
Response from CSSManager, Manager at Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Eastern State Penitentiary Admission
Responded 7 Nov 2019
Thank you for the lovely review! We are so happy you had a great experience on our tour! Please come back again soon!
Thank you very much for sending my mom her camera that was lost on your bus. You have no idea how grateful we are.
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We came to Philly on Tuesday and are leaving Sunday. I first have to say I’m giving this company a poor instead of a terrible review because their guide Joanne and the Russian driver were great! Other than that, unless you do the whole round trip and wont get off the bus, there…
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