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Philadelphia Trolley Works

1350 Schuylkill Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146-3200
+1 215-925-8687
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1350 Schuylkill Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146-3200
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+1 215-925-8687
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used Philadelphia Trolley Works for our family reunion 7/30/17. They arrived early to the hotel, which was great. The two young gentlemen Vince and Michel were very friendly and helpful with the elderly members of our group. The trolley was clean and air conditioned....More

Thank lccare
Pamela M, Manager at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Iccare, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that it enhanced your family reunion celebration. Thank you for acknowledging your guide, Mikail, and driver, Vince. They both take pride in providing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must do while in Philly. Hop on and hop off at 27 stops. Great guides provide a ton of historical and interesting information while onboard. Sit on the top level if possible. Buses get very crowded toward the end of the day

Thank Tom M
Pamela M, Manager at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Tom M, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works and Big Bus Philadelphia. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience. Thank you for acknowledging your guides. They take pride in perfecting their craft, and appreciate the recognition for a job well done.

Reviewed 31 December 2016

The rate is well worth it for no fuss or panic see what you wish and get off and on as you like fun and enjoyment at a very low price on you brain if you have one you do do do SEE you sooon...More

Thank thomas p
Pamela M, Manager at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Hello thomas p, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works/Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience.

Reviewed 22 October 2016

There wasn't a lot of time so looked for something to do to get a quick look at the sights around the downtown area and this fulfilled that well.

Thank CaneRidgeJohnny
Pamela M, Manager at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Hello CanRidgeJohnny, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works/Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that it enhanced your visit to the historic city of Philadelphia.

Reviewed 29 August 2016

My daughter and I did the zoo combination tour and we had so much fun! She is 3 years old and they were very accommodating for her. The guides were very friendly, helpful to guiding us to where we needed to go, and they were...More

1  Thank SaraMayRN
Jenna W, Administrative Liaison at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Hiya SaraMayRN! It's a pleasure to read your review, which provided exceptional detail we value. It's great to know we contributed to a perfect day with your daughter! Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus!

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very convenient hop on / hop off way to travel around and learn about this historic city. There is a trolley about every 20 minutes at the stops. They provide an easy to read map so it is not stressful to get off the trolley...More

1  Thank Lori F
Jenna W, Administrative Liaison at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Hello Lori F, We are so happy you were able to provide an enjoyable tour review! Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, during your time spent visiting Philadelphia!

Reviewed 23 August 2016

We took the open bus tour of Philly at night. It was fantastic. Very informative and lasted for almost 2hrs. Great value!!More

2  Thank Keith M
Jenna W, Administrative Liaison at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Hi Keith M! I truly appreciate you writing a review about your Philly by Night experience. Our 90 minute tour is personally my favorite, since the city just twinkles and shines as the sun goes down. We continually strive to be the leaders in hospitality...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

I am currently working in a homeless shelter for families, running a summer program for the children who are living in the shelter. Last week. I stumbled upon Philadelphia Trolley Works by accident, but it turned out to be amazing. Our budget is extremely limited,...More

5  Thank khartnet
Jenna W, Administrative Liaison at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Hello khartnet! We truly appreciate this excellent review of your organizations experience! It warms our hearts, which keeps our team inspired and motivated to be the leaders in hospitality for tours and transportation in Philadelphia! Cheers!

Reviewed 26 July 2016

**TERRIBLE WEDDING RENTAL ALERT** Please please PLEASE reconsider ever using this company for your wedding. They are the WORST company to use, and they will RIP YOU OFF in a second. When we originally decided that we wanted to rent the trolley, I was told...More

6  Thank KristinLSC
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The weather was nice so the brought out the double decker buses. Our tour guide Giner was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. This is the best way to see Philadelphia.

Thank Dvillesue
Pamela M, Manager at Philadelphia Trolley Works, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Hello Dvillesue, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works/Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and in particular, your guide, Ginger. She does a fabulous job, and is a great storyteller. When you visit Philadelphia again, please ride our tour again.

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lewiscrew3
12 July 2017|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, the first tour of the day leaves 5th & Market Sts at 9:30 am. If you board the first or second tour of the day, you should, barring unforeseen circumstances, have enough time. The tour takes about 90 minutes.
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janac576
20 April 2017|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello janac576, You can exchange the City Pass voucher at the Big Bus kiosk at our Stop #6, outside the Marriott hotel at 12th & Filbert Sts. One of our sales representatives will be happy to assist you with that.
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