We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Highlights
  • Learn Philadelphia's history from onboard guide commentary
  • Flexible 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket options to fit your schedule and budget
  • Included map of the routes to help you explore further and find the stops
More
Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
From US$ 35.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
1 Day TourMost Popular
1 Day Hop on Hop off Tour
From US$ 35.00
2 Day Tour
2 Day Hop on Hop off Tour
From US$ 55.00
3 Day Tour
3 Day Hop on Hop off Tour
From US$ 75.00
Overview
This Philadelphia hop-on hop-off bus tour allows you to visit all of the landmarks in the City of Brotherly Love at your own pace. Choose from a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass, and hop off (and back on) to explore more independently whenever you like. The 27 stops include Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, among other must-sees, and you’ll learn about highlights from onboard guide commentary.
What to Expect
Make your way to the central departure location, the Independence Visitor Center, for your hop-on hop-off bus tour. Alternatively, you can hop on at any of the 27 stops around the city with your voucher for your 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass in hand.

Find a seat in the closed cabin or the open-top level, which offers panoramic views of the passing sights. Listen to the commentary from your onboard guide, which details the long and important history of Philadelphia and its role in the formation of our nation.

Stops include the Liberty Bell, the U.S. Mint, City Hall, the Philadelphia Zoo, and the rocky steps at the Museum of Art. Stay on the bus for the entire loop, or disembark at any stop to explore further on your own.
Reviews (1,037)
1 - 5 of 802 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
The guides/narrators both on the bus and at major stops were tremendous: friendly, helpful and great history

I'd recommend this to anybody, particularly visitors who don't know their way around. Great way to get familiar with the city, learn its history and get to and from the main visitor sites.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bob A
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello Bob A, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed the tour, and that you recommend it. Our comprehensive tour route allows you to easily see the highlights of the city, and our tour guides enjoy sharing...More

Reviewed 5 days ago
Great tour!

tremedous knowledge of history..really cool..definitely a must when you get to town..a whole new appreciation of Philly!More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bill C
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello Bill C, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience,and that it enhanced your understanding and appreciation of Philadelphia. Our guides are expert at what they do and take great pride in sharing their...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HO HO...great synopsis of PHL

It had been years since any of us have been in Philadelphia. And boy, were we impressed! The tour was well done. And we saw all of the major landmarks of the city-I’m sure we missed many of them, but it was great to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kerry D
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Kerry D, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you were impressed with your tour, and that you and your group had fun while using our Hop On/Hop Off feature to enhance your visit to the city. Thank...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Good Driving Tour - Add Some More History

Solid tour with my family (including 4 kids) in late December. We were impressed with the expert bus driving and navigation that took us to all of the essential spots for Philly. However, the tour guide (who was a bit of a young millennial type)...More

Thank XRandyPXL
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HelloXRandyPXL, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus Tours. I am pleased that overall you and your family enjoyed the tour. All our tour guides are well versed in the historical importance of Philadelphia, but the City of Brotherly Love is also...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Best bus tour of the city!

Hands down best city bus tour I’ve ever taken. Mike the owner of Philadelphia Trolley Works was so accommodating for our party of 6. We rode on the double decker bus with enclosed top. Very warm and heated in for the cold month of December....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Colleengraveline
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Colleengraveline, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you & your family enjoyed your tour experience. Our enclosed top double deckers are an excellent way to sight see even on the chilliest winter days. Thank you for acknowledging...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Lrh137
13 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from FCT3 | Reviewed this property |
You can do a lot of the historical sites without the bus trip, as many are close together. But one day should be fine for most things. If you want to spend a lot of time at museums, a 2 day pass might be better. Decide what... More
1
Vote
gebuh
4 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from lovetomunch | Reviewed this property |
Yes, riding on top of the bus would be the best choice for a 7 yr. old. BUT, we were there on July 4th and the temp was 99 degrees! We stayed down in the A\C lower level of the bus, although due to the heat wave more than... More
1
Vote
mom2mwjk
30 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from kennyhall1944 | Reviewed this property |
no
0
Votes