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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

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  • 2 hours (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit Philadelphia’s top attractions—like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall—on a full loop. Select from a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass. Board at any of the 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 top Philadelphia attractions including the Liberty Bell, Reading Market, and Independence Hall
  • Enjoy views from the open-top, double-decker bus, with live onboard narration
  • A fun, fast and scenic way to explore the city

What's Included

  • Live onboard commentary (English only)
  • Map of route and sites
  • Hop on Hop off Tour of Philadelphia
  • Up to 25 stops to Hop-on and Hop-off
  • 3 Ticket Types 1/2/3 Days
  • Entrance fees/attraction tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

  • See itinerary

Return Details

  • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

What To Expect

Board an open-top double-decker bus at the main departure location, the Independence Visitor Center, or at any of the conveniently located 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 or Antique Row. Stay on for the entire loop and stop 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.
Hop on Hop off Philadelphia Double Decker Tour

21 Stops

29 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: Departures - Operating Daily with a 60 minute frequency departures from Stop 1 on SW Corner of 6th & Market between 10.00am - 4.00pm. PLEASE NOTE you must redeem your ticket at Stop 1 Before you can board the tour. Up to 25 Stop on route.

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Stop 1 - Independence Visitor Center (SW Corner of 6th and Market Street)
2

239 Arch St

Stop 2 - Betsy Ross House/Philly Tour Hub
3

151 N Independence Mall E

Stop 3 - United States Mint/Ben Franklin's Grave
4

525 Arch St

Stop 4 - National Constitution Center
5

North 12th Street & Arch Street

Stop 6 - Reading Terminal Market/Convention Center Marriott/Macy's
6

1 E Penn Square

Stop 7 - City Hall/Love Park
7

North 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Stop 8 - Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul/Sister Cities
8

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Stop 9 - Barnes Foundation
9

2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Stop 10 - Rodin Museum
10

2124 Fairmount Ave

Stop 11 - Eastern State Penitentiary
11

2525 Pennsylvania Ave

Stop 12 - Perelman Building of Philadelphia Art Museum
12

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Stop 15 - "Rocky Steps"
13

222 N 20th St

Stop 17 - The Franklin Institute/Logan Circle
14

1625 Chestnut St

Stop 18 - Shops at Liberty Place
15

200 S Broad St

Stop 19 - The Bellevue/Rittenhouse Square
16

Pine Street

Stop 21 - Pine Street
17

301 South St

Stop 22 - South Street/Head House Square
18

South Christopher Columbus Boulevard & Spruce Street

Stop 23 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial
19

201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd

Stop 24 - Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing/Columbus Boulevard
20

Waterfront Parking

Stop 25 - Penn's Landing/Waterfront
21

101 N Independence Mall E

Stop 27 - Faith and Liberty Discovery Center

Points of interest passed by on this route

Eastern State Penitentiary

Reading Terminal Market

Christ Church

Rodin Museum

Academy of Music

City Hall Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center

Fairmount Park

Please Touch Museum

Rittenhouse Square

National Museum of American Jewish History

United States Mint

Antique Row

Penn's Landing

Old City Arts District

Philadelphia Zoo

Betsy Ross House

Memorial Hall

National Constitution Center

Love Park

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Logan Circle

The Franklin Institute

Benjamin Franklin's Grave

Big Bus Tours

Barnes

China Town

Delaware River Waterfront

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Schedules may differ slightly during peak and off-peak times
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Operated by Big Bus Tours - USA

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How often does a bus arrive at each stop during the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:A bus arrives approximately every 20-25 minutes.

Mar 2021

Q:Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:You can simply show a printed or electronic version of your ticket at any of the stops to board the bus.

Mar 2021

Q:How will I know which stop(s) to use during the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:Our live guides and pre-recorded commentary will communicate upcoming stops. You can also download our free App for more information on routes and times, and what to see and do at each stop location.

Mar 2021

Q:Is the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour wheelchair accessible?

A:Yes, we operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate up to 650 pounds however, not all vehicles are equipped. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Mar 2021

Q:Can I bring a pet with me on the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:No pets are allowed onboard the bus, except ADA service animals.

Mar 2021

Q:Can I bring food or drink with me on the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.

Mar 2021

Q:Can I bring luggage on the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.

Mar 2021

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour.

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Traveler Tips


It is a must-do if it's your first time in Philly and doesn't know exactly where to go or visit.
I would recommend some tree trimming be done by the city to make the journey safer.
The convenience of hop on and off is helpful, just this particular guide just was lacking knowledge and staying focus.
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Canceled due to weather
Ralph_B, Jan 2022
I bought tickets the day of we made it to stop one only to find out the day was canceled due to weather it was wet out but the other tour but a was running late have requested my money back but no answer yet 😡
I prepaid for this tour....
Peter_M, Jan 2022
I prepaid for this tour. I showed up to the visitor center in Philadelphia at 1:00 to use and the bus was locked. I asked about the tour and the visitor center told me it was cancelled. I was never contacted by your company to let me know that tour was canceled due to weather...it was cold - no snow, no rain; just cold. That's ridiculous - you should tell people that you cancel weather because it is 25 degrees out and that you don't notify them. Please refund me for this full tour for 5. This was a joke!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Overview
Philip_B, Jan 2022
Reading Market! Great view of Colonial American History. Deep Heritage. Stories were Interesting and helped gain the local flavor.
Was able to buy tickets...
Altonice_J, Jan 2022
Was able to buy tickets for a tour scheduled for January 2, 2022, only to get there and learn by a passerby that all tours were canceled due to a parade. Once I called, I was told that an email has to be sent and “hopefully” someone will get back with me about a refund. This should not be how business is run. First, they shouldn’t have a ticket for sale on a day that they will not be running. Second, I shouldn’t have to fight so hard and “hopefully” wait and see if someone responds to an email about my money for a service that I NEVER got.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent
robertopuravida, Dec 2021
The tour was awesome. The guide was knowledgeable of all of Philadelphia history. I recommend this tour
Great time philly
Gregory_V, Dec 2021
A great city. Got on the bus 3 times. 3 great tour guides. Very informative and fun. Definitely recommend
We really had a great time
Francesca_C, Nov 2021
The process to obtain our tickets was easy, The bus is kept very clean, friendly staff and the tour was very informative.
Great time with friends!
Cat_P, Nov 2021
Our tour guide (though I do not remember his name) was spectacular. Engaging, funny and quick witted. Though we missed part of the tour due to Ben Franklin Parkway being inaccessible, we loved the parts of the city we did see and our abbreviated tour was enjoyed by everyone in our group! An excellent job showing off our city to out of town guests!
Would recommend
Keith_O, Nov 2021
The whole tour it was very informative the guides were funny and still got the point across my only regret was the marathon was being held so we missed some stops no one told us until we were seated
Bus never showed up. Walking impaired, BEWARE!
suzypeace27, Nov 2021
We were not told one bus stop was not being used, were sent to another one. I am on a walker so this was extremely difficult to accomplish. Then after another 45 min wait with no bus in sight, and a 10 degree drop in temperature, we called Uber and went home
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