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Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours

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Address: 111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2515
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+1 215-922-2300
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Looking for some fun and excitement while on vacation in Historical...

Looking for some fun and excitement while on vacation in Historical Philadelphia? Take our daily Hop On/Hop Off tours throughout the City of Brotherly Love. With 27 stops, you can explore over 100 iconic attractions at your convenience. NEW this year: our tours are available in French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin. By far the BEST way to experience Philadelphia. We are Family Owned and Operated, and put safety and customer service above all.

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US$30.00*
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One of the Better Hop-on Hop-off Tours

We've been in a few large cities, and always try to take the Red Hop-On, Hop-Off Tours, if available. They generally are a good value for the money, at least in transportation... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Shelley H
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Evansville, Indiana
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Houston
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31 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

March 16, 2017, we tried to do this tour. It was a very frustrating day and a huge disappointment because we literally wasted a whole day of our vacation. We were on the first bus which left at 10 AM. Got off at first stop - Betsy Ross House about 10:10 AM. We did the short tour of the house... More 

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Rdm029, General Manager at Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours, responded to this review

All of us at Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours are sorry for your poor touring experience. On March 16th our tours were operating on a 60 minute frequency with our white trolleys vs' our RED DOUBLE DECKERS. Our trolleys departed on the hour, and have been tracked for our records to make sure that this does not happen again. We one again... More 

Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been in a few large cities, and always try to take the Red Hop-On, Hop-Off Tours, if available. They generally are a good value for the money, at least in transportation, around the major cites of interest in a particular city. The accompanying narration, however, has been varying between really excellent to really terrible. So, we didn't know what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My high school students learned so much about the city: history, architecture, the gardens and squares, business, fun facts! We learned the appreciate the great city we live in from a perspective we have never seen it at, on top of a bus! The tour guide was fun and professional.

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were in the city a couple of days and the bus was hitting all of the places we wanted to see. If you're new to the city (like we were), I would recommend that you do the full ride once and then visit your stops the second time around. On a whim we went a third... More 

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Woodstown, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

They hit many of the highlights of center city Philly and allow you to get on and off at many different stops throughout the tour. It's a little pricey but the guides are fun and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Took the tour buses for our sightseeing trip this last summer. THE BEST WAY TO DO IT! You can hop on and off anywhere and get back on another bus on your schedule. We only waited a few minutes for the next bus each time we got off. The guides on the buses are so full of interesting information about... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Stops along the way of notable Philly iconic sights. The tour guide on the bus provided witty tidbits of Philly lore as you pass by in your open air bus. Sights are better on top of bus so get a seat there if weather permits. You can make it a full day touring by getting on & off each key... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

It was a 1 day visit for us so and since we have kids with us, this was best option. We get to see the important sights and we had some stopovers as well to get photos. It was quite informative and best of all the kids enjoyed the double deck bus ride and we didnt get tired as much.... More 

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St Albans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Always try and do an open top bus tour wherever we go - gives an overview of the place. Always a bit of a gamble on how good it is depending on the tour guide - we were so lucky to have been on the same bus with Ernest !! What a great knowledge he has of Philadelphia and always... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I waited for the bus at Stop 19 in the cold believing that the bus would come as advised by your operator. However, the bus did not come even after 50 minutes had passed. Although I called 3 times to find out what is going on, the operator repeated that the bus was on the way. In the last call,... More 

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Rdm029, General Manager at Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours, responded to this review

All of us at Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours are sorry for your poor touring experience. On your tour day our sightseeing tours were operating on a 60 minute frequency. Our buses departed on the hour, and have been tracked for our records to make sure that this does not happen again. We one again apologize for the events that lead to... More 

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