Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The tour was excellent. Having a live guide was real privilege. There was quite a long wait (20min) for a bus around 1430 at the main stop (stop 1). Sites were easy to see and personal insights very useful
A good way to see the city and then choose the places you wanted to visit.
The weather in Philadelphia was terrible the day of my tour, so I hopped on and stayed on, but I feel the tour was well worth the $26 i paid. Since there were so few people on the tour that day, and there were long stretches where I was the only person on board, I had almost a " private tour". My tour guide was very knowledgable and quite humorous and I learned a lot about Philadelphia without ever getting off of the bus. He also made sure I got a shuttle back to the Marriott - much appreciated as the weather was so bad. I must also mention the kind lady who assisted me in getting on the tour bus at the Marriott stop. She offered me shelter in the stationary bus, and gave me a lot of information and pointers about Philadelphia. Her enthusiasm about Philadelphia and the tour got the trip off to a great start. You are lucky to have such wonderful staff!
The tour covered a LOT of ground, and I think when I have the chance to return to Philadelphia I will book the 2 day tour as the bus stops at 3 museums and the penitentury, which would take a big chuck of time to tour.
The hop on hop off tour is the way to see a new city. We did have to wait a long time for the first bus as they were 40 minutes late. The tour guides are very informative. We did not get off at each site as it was too hot and fear of having to wait too long to catch the next bus tour. I am not sure how many they had running that day. It would be nice if they had a canopy on the top deck. I would definitely recommend doing this bus tour first before exploring on your own.
The tour was very informative and value for money if you have never visited Philadelphia before, the only down side of this tour is that you can be waiting a long time at the stops for the bus or trolley to turn up. My husband and I waited for over an hour at the bus stop at the Rocky Statue after visiting the Eastern State Penitentiary which was frustrating as we only had a few days in Philadelphia and felt we had wasted time waiting but didn't want to waste the money we had spent on the ticket in the first place. One other thing is the buses leak in everywhere when it is raining heavy but I won't criticise this too much as they are old London buses and how often does it rain like that in Philadelphia !?!
we had a great time in philly. I do recommend this tour, very informative.
make sure you stop at the prison when you do the tour.