- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Fully narrated tour
Visit the Liberty Bell, Elfreth's Alley, Independence Hall, City Hall and the Betsy Ross House. Explore Chinatown, tour the Rodin Museum or the Independence Seaport Museum, stroll down Antique Row, explore the Philadelphia Zoo, and shop on South Street.
Along the way, enjoy live narration from your onboard guide, who’ll share stories and facts about everything from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the iconic Philly cheese steak sandwich – a must-try during your stay in Philadelphia!
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Spring/Fall: 9:30am - 5pm
Winter: 10am - 4pm
Buses depart approximately every 30 minutes from every stop; times may vary according to seasonality
Tour does not operate on December 25 or January 1
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Today and Tomorrow Pass
2-day hop-on hop-off pass. Days must be used consecutively
USD $31.99Pricing details
3-day hop-on hop-off pass. Days must be used consecutively
USD $52.99Pricing details
Big Bus Philadelphia
- Live onboard commentary (English only)
- Ticket option selected
- Map of route and sites
- Courtesy shuttle from Center City hotels
- Entrance fees/attraction tickets
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Schedules may differ slightly during peak and off-peak times
- Click the View Additional Info tab for a route map
Stop 1 - Independence Visitor Center- NE Corner of 5th & Market
Stop 2 - Betsy Ross House
Stop 3 - United States Mint/Ben Franklin's Grave
Stop 4 - National Constitution Center
Stop 5 - Chinatown
Stop 6 - Reading Terminal Market/Convention Center Marriott/Macy's
Stop 7 - City Hall/Love Park
Stop 8 - Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul/Sister Cities
Stop 9 - Barnes Foundation
Stop 10 - Rodin Museum
Stop 11 - Eastern State Penitentiary
Stop 12 - Perelman Building of Philadelphia Art Museum
Stop 13 - The Philadelphia Zoo
Stop 14 - Please Touch Museum/ Memorial Hall/Fairmount Park
Stop 15 - "Rocky Steps" Philadelphia Museum of Art East Entrance
Stop 16 - Philadelphia Museum of Art- West Entrance
Stop 17 - Franklin Institute/Logan Circle
Stop 18 - Four Seasons Hotel
Stop 19 - The Bellevue/Rittenhouse Square
Stop 20 - Academy of Music/Broad Street
Stop 21 - Antiques Row
Stop 22 - South Street/Head House Square
Stop 23 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Stop 24 - Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing/Columbus Boulevard
Stop 25 - Penn's Landing/Waterfront
Stop 26 - Old City/Christ Church
Stop 27 - Museum of American Jewish History
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: nangefv, USA, December 2016
My granddaughter brought 8 college friends home from Kentucky to visit Philly. I booked them on the Hop-On-Off City Tour. They thought the experience was wonderful. They stayed on the bus and took the whole tour only getting off at the Rocky Steps. They said the information given by the tour guide was really interesting. They learned allot about the city and loved hearing thing about Ben Franklin that they didn't know. It was a great way to see parts of the city that their legs would not have taken them in the time frame covered by the tour, nor would they have learned so much about our city. The Kentucky Girls were really impressed and are still talking about the experience days later.
Reviewed by: Laurie C, December 2016
Was a great tour. Nice and funny Z was a great tour guide.