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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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500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Reviewed yesterday

I booked a 2 day pass before we arrived in Philedaphila, we used the first trip to see the city. Tour guides were good. Sitting up top gives you a great view. After the first trip, we picked where we got off and on. It...More

Thank hulagirl56
Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour leaves from Independence Hall, easy to find the tickets and bus is right in front. There is an eatery with fresh food on the sidewalk near by. We sat up top for a fun view of the historic tour. The tour guide sat...More

1  Thank orangepawlady
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello oragnepawlady, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that the experience enhanced your visit to the city. Thank you for acknowledging your guide. Our guides are expert...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

When we go to a new city, we always like to go on a bus tour to orientate ourselves and decide which sights we wish to return to. The guides in Philly were very good. We learnt a lot, and got plenty of info. RecommendedMore

Thank BrendaMaidenhead
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello BrendaMaidenhead, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased that you enjoyed your tour experience & that you recommend our tour. Thank you for acknowledging our guides. The strive to provide an interesting, engaging, and informative tour, and appreciate...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The weather was hot and steamy so we decided to book a tour instead of trying to walk to all of the places that we wanted to see. We boarded three different buses and all of the tour guides were great! I have to give...More

2  Thank victoriap888
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello victoriap888, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your positive review. I am pleased you found your tour experience the "best way to see and learn about the city." Thank you for acknowledging your tour guides, and especially for...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This bus tour was awesome. I had a great time and the bus driver and your lady were awesome. The bus driver was George and the assistant was Cc. They did very good and had a sense of humorMore

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

Hello Tyler_Lipman, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience. Our tour and sales staff strive to provide the best service possible from start to finish, and I am pleased...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This hop on hop off is the way to go. It has 27 stops and regular 25 minute service at each. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the city and very engaging I would definitely take this bus if you are first time visitor...More

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

Hello Eataroundwoburn, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and thanks for recommending our tour.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent way to see the city quickly and stress-less. Driver Dan and Narrator Issac were a great combo. Frequent service. I sat upstairs and had no trouble seeing the buildings Issac was describing.More

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

Hello Christopher C, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that you thought it was "well done." Also, thank you for acknowledging your driver, Dan, and your guide,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bus and tour itself was good. This was pretty standard (ive been on several in several different cities and countries). This bus tour though has the record for longest ive had to wait gor another bus every time i got off. I had to...More

Thank sammydodd
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello sammydodd, Thank you for your review & feedback. Our sales and tour staff take great pride in communicating with guests & providing information about the tour including the frequency of vehicles. I apologize if this was not your experience. I am pleased that overall...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The schedule indicated buses every 30 minutes but we never saw the bus. We almost missed going to Franklin Institute waiting on the bus from the Rocky statue, we finally decided to walk and took us 25 minutes. It left us an hour to use...More

Thank likecomfort_10
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello likecomfort_10, Thank you for your review & feedback regarding your tour experience. Our team & staff strive to provide the best experience possible from start to finish. I apologize you were not completely satisfied with your tour experience. If I can be of further...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was great. We did have some wait time, so expect things to take longer if you get off and on the bus. However, it was very informational and a great way to see the city. Our tour guide was great.More

Thank joyceegarne
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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vestereileenmc
We will be driving into the city from Normandy Farm hotel. should we drive into the city or take other transportation
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
Are infants allowed on the tour bus without car seat?
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
Which attractions in Philly does the bus stop to visit? We are looking to the Mint, Continental Congress, Independence Hall etc... Thank you in advance for any help you can give us.
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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