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Big Bus Tours

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Big Bus is the most popular Hop-On Hop-Off tour in the city of Philadelphia. We offer 27 stops throughout Center City and Fairmount Park. Enjoy a fully narrated tour by a live guide who will entertain you with the stories & fun facts that make...more
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500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour was thorough and enjoyable. The narrator was well informed and communicated in an entertaining manner. We saw and heard about the highlights of this great historic city in a short time. We stayed on the bus and did not get off as we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marylynnmusic
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello marylynnmusic, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour, and in particular, your guide. I agree, the Big Bus double decker tour is a great way to experience the city in a short amount of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour. Definitely worth the money. Very informative and plenty of buses to hop on and off plus our tour guide Ray was fantastic.

Thank Texas451
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Texas451, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour, and found it worthwhile in every way. Thanks for acknowledging your guide, Ray. He appreciates the recognition.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the historic district and found the Big Bus Tour to be very convenient. We had a three day pass and would take it to the farther attractions and if it got late we’d walk back. You get a different experience with each...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 21CocoP
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 21CocoP, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you were able to use our 3 day pass to enhance your visit to Philadelphia. I am glad you enjoyed your tour experience, and thank you for acknowledging our tour...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

26 stops and an hour and half ride. My family and I decided not to get off and just take the trip around the city. Totally recommend

Thank christinal528
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello christinal528, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you and your family enjoyed the tour, and thank you for recommending Big Bus Philadelphia.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on a very cold day in Philly; 4 of us enjoyed the seating in the bubble enclosed top on a sunny/chilly day. It was nice and warm with great view, and two teenagers did not complain at all as we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 20romano
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello 20romano, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus! I am pleased you and your family enjoyed the tour on our "winterized" double decker bus. Also, thank you for acknowledging your guide, Evelyn, and other staff. Our sales and tour staff strive...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to see everything & to have it explained - we were pressed for time so this was great got to see a lot more this way - will do it again

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank l0d05762
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello I0d05762, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you found our tour to be a great way to see the city with limited time to do so. Please ride again next time you visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We left it a bit late in the day to do this tour but still got to see most of the attractions by staying on the bus. Very enjoyable and a great way to see Philly's architecture and attractions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rossiross2015
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello rossiross2015, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have done the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off tours in other cities, but our experience in Philadelphia was a total disappointment. There was no app to be able to see where/when a bus would be coming to a particular stop. We only ended up riding...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Debbie S
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Debbie S, It is unfortunate that you found your tour experience in Philadelphia a disappointment. On the day of your visit, Philadelphia was hosting a Veteran's Day Parade, among other events, and streets were closed due to the various celebrations, subsequently effecting our tour...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018

our tour guide was amazing, funny and full of knowledge. we were going to stop and get off at places but enjoyed the tour so much we stayed right to the end. if you want to know a lot about the history of philadelphia then...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lynne B
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Lynne B, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and in particular, your guide!

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Firstly need to qualify a few things. The day we went was very, very wet. Our plan was simple train from NY to Philly. Taxi to pick up bus and away we go! All to plan and great local chatty taxi driver. The big bus...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pozzi2013
Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hello David R, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased that overall you enjoyed the tour experience, and our sales and tour staff were friendly and helpful. Also, thanks in particular for acknowledging our guide, Bill. He certainly does...More

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Inspiration260882
11 September 2018|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, Philadelphia Big Bus does no operate & is closed on Christmas Day & New Year's Day.
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Sorry, I don't know. I would call or check company's website.
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, the winter timetable will not begin until December.
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