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Big Bus Tours

500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-389-8687
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour was great. It was 90 minutes of information about 27 places downtown where you could stop and get off. When we called for shuttle service from our hotel we were told they would be here in 10-15 minutes. It was at least 35...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this company and the tour itself. They accommodated us in so many ways from picking us up at park n ride to wonderful commentary throughput the tour to allowing us to sit in the air conditioned van until we...More

Thank 197stacyg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Reviews are spot on! The Big Bus Tour Company in Philadelphia, PA is knowledgeable, professional, customer oriented, ON TIME, and ready to assist ALL customers. Starts near Ben Franklin's Grave, travels to 27 stops (Eastern State Penitentiary, Rocky Statue & Stairs, Franklin Institute, LOVE Philadelphia...More

Thank GTZW
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello GTZW, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus Tours, and for your positive, detailed review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and found our staff professional and customer oriented. Our sales and tour staff take great pride in providing...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed the tour which makes it's way through Philly and stops at most historical and famous sites. You hop on and hop off and catch the next bus in about 15-30 minutes or when you are ready. Good guides on the bus. Cost about...More

Thank Mike H
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Mike H, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience and used the hop on/hop off feature to enhance your visit to Philadelphia. Thank you for acknowledging our guides. They work hard to perfect...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The narrator was very knowledgeable and spoke clearly at a nice pace.

Thank john m
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello john m, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience. Thank you for acknowledging your guide. Our guides do appreciate the recognition for a job well done.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 2 day pass in conjunction with the Philadelphia pass. We did the full tour one morning, then used the bus to hop on and off the following day. We really enjoyed the information that was given by all the guides, and we...More

Thank givepa
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello givepa, Thank you for riding Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed the tour and found the guides "entertaining" and informative. I do apologize that the hot weather impacted your tour experience. We do appreciate your feedback and value all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rode the full loop one evening, then hopped on and off the next day. Dexter, Tessa and Kelly were great tour guides and we learned so much about the city! Only one time on a summer Saturday afternoon was a bus too full to...More

1  Thank 4MomOf3
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello 4MomOf3, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your positive review. I am pleased you were able to ride and enjoy both our Philly By Night and our Big Bus Hop On/Hop Off daytime tour. Thank you for acknowledging...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This bus company has a great tour that will take you around the city and drop you off at most local top tourist attractions. It is a hop on hop off tour and you can buy multiple consecutive days. During the summer they use double...More

Thank betsyprice83
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello betsyprice83, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience. There is really no better way to see the historic city of Philadelphia than from atop a double decker bus....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought our tickets from Mario down by Reading Market. Super nice guy. He was patient with all our questions and helped us get the best bang for our buck. We ended up with Philly passes. Great value. We hit about thep attractions in 2...More

Thank clwyse
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello clwyse, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour and found it to be a "great experience." Our sales and guide staff strive to provide the best tour experience possible...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Got the Philadelphia Pass which included the Big Bus Tour. Our Philly Pass included 2 days of Big Bus so we spent the first half of the morning going all the way around and then deciding on the next go around where we wanted to...More

Thank tjmm1985
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello tjmm1985, Thank you for your review of Big Bus Philadelphia. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and found it to be "well worth the money". Thank you for acknowledging your guides. They take great pride in providing the best tour possible and...More

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vestereileenmc
14 June 2017|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, Driving into center city from your hotel location is possible. Parking is available at the Independence Visitors Center. You can enter the lot via 5th or 6th Street between Market & Arch Streets. The double decker bus... More
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G M
6 June 2017|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, the double decker buses do not have seat belts, so there is no way to secure a car seat. You can hold the infant while riding the bus.
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jogold1972
27 April 2017|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, Please visit our website for a complete listing of all our tour options & our Big Bus Hop On/Hop Off stops. We offer 27 stops, and our Big Bus tour starts at 5th & Market Sts, in Independence Mall.
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