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Big Bus Tours

500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Best way to see the city!

We did the city tour and saw all different areas of the city. It was very helpful to do this on our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emily M
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Just average... it depends what you are looking for!

Our time in philly was limited and we wanted to go to so many places. We usually dont take tours... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lia H
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Bogota, Colombia
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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500 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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"philadelphia pass"
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"well worth the money"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our time in philly was limited and we wanted to go to so many places. We usually dont take tours like this one, but rather go for more private tours, where we can truly get the inside scoop on the place we are visiting! Buying...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Lia H, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you were able to utilized our 2 day pass and that you found buying tickets on line to be an efficient process. Thank you for acknowledging your guide, Tessa!...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took a night tour with a family member and did not know what to expect, except that there was not the hop-on-hop-off aspect for the night tour. It started to rain so an enclosure was put on the top deck of the bus. I...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello thebig5, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am so pleased you were able to experience the "jewel", Philadelphia, at night on our Philly By Night tour. There is no better way to see the beautiful city in lights than...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did this tour on my first day in Philadelphia and it was a great way to get an overview of the city and get your bearings It took you around all the main city centre sites and you could get on and off the...More

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Pamela M, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Conor01, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed the tour, and that our was "fun and engaging", and made the tour worth it, in spite of the weather.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Big Bus tour of Philadelphia was in our opinion - optimal. 1.5 hours it gave a good view of all that is available in Philly and a good opportunity to decide which to visit another time. Our guide Tessa was young but full Of...More

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

Hello SingaporeJD, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus, and for your review. I am pleased you found the Big Bus tour to be the "optimal" option to enhance your visit to the city. Also, thank you for acknowledging your guide, Tessa,...More

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D M
16 May 2018|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Please contact our office directly at 215-389-8687.
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harold n
17 April 2018|
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, if you are driving into the city, you can park at the Independence Visitor Center. The parking deck is accessible from both 6th Street and 5th Street between Market and Arch Streets. If you are staying at a Center... More
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CinSenn
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Response from Pamela M | Property representative |
Hello, if you stay at a center city or airport hotel, you can use our complimentary shuttle service to transport you to Stop #1 at 5th & Market Streets, where you can begin the tour. If you are driving into the city you can... More
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