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Address: Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Most popular Hop-On Hop-Off tour in the city of Philadelphia. Enjoy our 27...

Most popular Hop-On Hop-Off tour in the city of Philadelphia. Enjoy our 27 stops throughout the city, which are close to over 100 attractions. The tours are also live guided with Big Bus Certified tour guides. The tour has frequent departures from the N.E. Corner of 5th and Market Streets. (Operated year round) Peak Season hours 9:30 to 6:30 PM (last tour departs 5 PM.)

Philly by Night 90 minute fully narrated city tour covering the Art Museum to the Waterfront. 8 PM. Departures Nightly from 12th.and Filbert Street. Night tours operate, seasonally, May 1 thru October 31.

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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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Great way to see the city! GEt it with the Philly Pass (better than the city pass)

Get on and off whenever you see something you want to explore... Saw so much stuff. Drivers are great, helpful and informative. Would definitely use Big Bus again, in any city...

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get on and off whenever you see something you want to explore... Saw so much stuff. Drivers are great, helpful and informative. Would definitely use Big Bus again, in any city...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have limited time or want to choose a place to spend more time at, this is the tour to take. It goes around the city and you can hop on and off the bus at will to soak up the history, walk the streets or visit a place of interest. The tour guides are great and Bill in... More 

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello Anette H Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus & for your positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, particularly your guide, Bill. He truly does love his city of Philadelphia & it shows. Thank you for acknowledging all your guides. They really do appreciate the recognition for a job well done. More 

Nereto, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found this tour just perfect. They are all kind and very well organised. They have two different tours covering the most famous attractions in Philadelphia and the guides are good

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello franzi1973, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that you utilized it to enhance your visit to the historic city of Philadelphia. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the Big Bus Tour. Stayed on the bus and did the 90 min full trip then worked out which areas we wanted to investigate further. Very reliable and very knowledgable guys giving local info. Recommend

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello Sparkie154, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you "really enjoyed" your tour experience, and that you recommend it. Thank you for acknowledging your tour guides. They appreciate the recognition for a job well done. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't have much time so rather than wander aimlessly I decided to do a tour and get an idea of what I might want to see properly/return to. Guide was an audio track and it worked well. Other tour companies with live guides are somewhat more engaging but this did the trick and I would suggest this to people.... More 

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Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We flew into Philly early morning and had hours to waste before we could check into our hotel. We were tired so decided on the bus tour. We were happy with our choice! We loved our guide and being able to see the city without using up the last of our energy. We also loved the idea of being able... More 

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello Tirzah D, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that you were able to utilize the tour to enhance your visit & familiarize yourself with the historic city of Philadelphia. Thank you for acknowledging your guide. Ours guides work hard to perfect their craft, and appreciate the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved my 2 wonderful, fantastic, and informative tour ladies, Maggie and Melody. Given great antidotes of Philly history. Also felt safe as I was traveling by myself which is a huge plus. Came back on the second day and was lucky to find and have Melody as my driver. Excellent! Thanks for hiring the best of the best!

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello Suzann B Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience, and that you felt safe traveling alone. Also, thank you so much acknowledging your guide, Maggie, and driver, Melanie. They both appreciate the recognition for a job well done. More 

Poughkeepsie, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only saw half of the sites that were listed on the map. The Love statue was being refurbished, the Rocky statue and Rocky steps were unavailable due to the 2017 NFL Draft, we didn't make it past stop #19, They diverted us back to stop #1. There were not enough buses. We waited over 40 minutes at a stop... More 

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello lovethebeach1230 I am truly sorry that your tour experience did not meet your expectations. It is unfortunate that despite the best of plans, some things can go wrong, such as detours and road closures due to the NFL Draft. We fully understand the importance of performance and timing, and we will continue to work hard at exceeding expectations and... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the tour guide knowledge of the city was not always consistent, the Big Bus offered ample seating room and a nice alternative to traveling by foot,car, or public tranportation. We had free access by purchasing the Philadelphia Pass so definitely a great value.

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello thadrizae Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour experience. More 

Troy, Ohio
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144 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Big Bus Tour two days and we saw so much of Philly and learned so much from the tour guides. We rode with several different guides as we got on and off at various stops but the most memorable of them were Brian, Steve and Jay (although they were all good Jay was absolutely outstanding) - we... More 

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hello sallieb321 Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review! I am pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your tour experience, and that you were able to utilize the tour to enhance your visit & learn about the historic city of Philadelphia. Thank you for acknowledging your guides. Our guides strive to provide an engaging and... More 

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