Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit 27 of Philadelphia’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall — on a 1.5-hour loop. Select from a 1, 2 or 3-day pass. Board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live commentary. A route map and courtesy shuttle from Center City hotels are included.
See Philadelphia at your own pace on this hop-on hop-off tour
Visit 27 top Philadelphia attractions including the Liberty Bell, Elfreth's Alley and Independence Hall
Enjoy great views from the open-top, double-decker bus, complete with live onboard narration
Board an open-top double-decker bus at the main departure location, the Independence Visitor Center, or at any of the 27 stops. Enjoy the view with live commentary from a guide who knows the city inside and out. Learn about the history of Philadelphia, a city that forged a nation, as the bus rolls from one location to the next. Hop off at any of the attractions for a closer look, then hop back on when it’s convenient. Visit popular sites like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, the United States Mint, the Constitution Center, City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famed “Rocky Steps” — plus America’s first zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo — to name just a few. Or explore Chinatown, the Independence Seaport Museum or Antique Row. The entire loop takes 1.5 hours to complete and also features stops at a number of popular dining, shopping and entertainment venues. (Don’t forget to try a Philadelphia cheesesteak and a soft pretzel along the way.) A sightseeing tour of Philadelphia has never been easier — or more fun — than this hop-on hop-off tour of the city.
Several large groups of 20 to 30, school group, trying to get on at several locations caused us to be delayed at many stops for 10 to 20 minutes at time, while we sat upstairs in the baking sun. A large party paying for this type of service should of had a bus of their own. It also delayed the tour time.
We took the phila tour on the big bus and it started out bad. The guide was an angry dwarf. She didnt speak up or care if any of us could hear and was unpleasant. We hopped off at betsey ross house and hopped back on another bus when it came by. Alex was the guide and he was truly awesome! Great stories and fun facts about the city. We gave him and Miriam his driver a big tip.
We decided to visit PA on the 4th of July. We didn't know that there was going to be a parade that same day and that the bus was not stopping at the majority of the stops. Service was ok; however, we only visited less than a half of the stops, and returned right away to stop #6. I will say that my disappointment is with the fact that you paid for the full service and they don't let you know in advance that stops will be close that day due to a parade. I'm was coming from outside Philadelphia and I was totally unaware of the parade.
This is an awesome way to see the sites. We got on at the Betsy Ross house, right by our hotel. Bus comes by around every 24 minutes. Great narration. We got off at the Rocky steps, Reading Terminal Market, etc. and just jumped back on. We went back to many of those sites the next day. Worth every penny.
Was here on a day when a parade and construction totally messed up traffic. Ended up walking the majority of their route, which was probably better because even the stated half hour wait between buses was way longer than just walking to where you wanted to go. Never again.
I found this tour a little disappointing. First of all, there is not good location information on the website. It says that the tour leaves from the Independence Hall visitor center. This is not actually true the tour leaves from the corner of Market and 5th which is down the block and around the corner from the visitor center. I wasted quite a bit of touring time trying to locate the bus stop. Finally I had to go into the visitor center, wait in a long line, and then inquire about the location. If the website just said 5th and Market, I would have caught an earlier bus. When you finally do arrive at the corner, there is only a small podium that you have to find in order to check in.
We ended up getting on the trolley, as the next bus wasn't scheduled for another 30 minutes and it was too cold to wait. The windows are small, so it was hard to see the attractions. If I had known the trolley made things so hard to see, I would have waited in the cold anyway.
The tour guide was knowledgeable and did have some interesting information to share. However, his appearance was off-putting. His hair was stringy and his pants were literally fastened around his mid thigh, so I could see his underwear every time he stood up. I would expect the company to provide a uniform or at least require decent attire. He looked like he had just gotten back from a band gig or something. He didn't lend much credibility to the company.