Double Decker Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Philadelphia (1, 2, or 3-Day)

Philadelphia, United States
Double Decker Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia

From USD 36.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit 27 of Philadelphia’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the United States Mint — on a 90-minute loop in an open-top, double-decker bus. Select a single or multi-day pass, then board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live onboard narration. Learn about the history and heritage of one of America's oldest cities.
  • Take a bus tour of the historic city of Philadelphia
  • Take 1, 2, or 3 days to see the many sites
  • Board at any one of the 27 stops to begin or continue the tour
  • Live commentary on board the bus

What's Included

  • 1, 2, or 3-Day Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
  • Transportation aboard London-style Double Decker Bus
  • Pass by 100+ Philadelphia Attractions including Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the US Mint
  • Professional Local Guides offer Live Commentary throughout a 1.5-Hour loop to 28 stops
  • Multi-Lingual Audio Guides Available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin
  • Travel from Center City & Old City to view the famous Rocky Steps, and Penns Landing
  • Attraction Admission Tickets Not Included

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

09:30 am

What To Expect

Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

18 Stops

45 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating Schedule: Beginning at the Bourse Building right across from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, plug into our multi-lingual headphone audio to discover the origins of America, since Philadelphia is where America’s Founding Fathers first declared independence from England, and then ratified the US Constitution and Bill of Rights to start the new nation. Along the way, enjoy stunning views of such historic landmarks including the Christ Church Burial Grounds, Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross House, and Independence Hall, to name just a few. As you head west, see the Friendship Gate in Chinatown, be amazed by the architecture of Philadelphia’s City Hall, and be sure to explore the various museums along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including the Barnes Foundation – known as the world’s largest collection of post-impressionistic art in the world. As you continue your journey, marvel at Philadelphia’s growing skyline and get a bird’s-eye view from atop the One Liberty Observation Deck. Your loop finishes up after touring through the charming neighborhood of Society Hill and a drive along the banks of the Delaware River.

Philadelphia Bourse

Betsy Ross House

National Constitution Center


Reading Terminal Market

JFK Plaza (Love Park)

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Rodin Museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Eastern State Penitentiary

Please Touch Museum

Zoological Drive

The Franklin Institute

The Mütter Museum at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

One Liberty Observation Deck

Avenue Of The Arts

Penn's Landing

Liberty Bell

Points of interest passed by on this route

Liberty Bell Center

Reading Terminal Market

Independence Hall

Christ Church

Rodin Museum

City Hall Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Independence Seaport Museum

Mutter Museum

Please Touch Museum

South Street

Elfreth's Alley

Rittenhouse Square

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

United States Mint

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Headhouse Square

Antique Row

Penn's Landing

Philadelphia Zoo

Pennsylvania Hospital

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Betsy Ross House

Fireman's Hall

Independence National Historical Park

Christ Church Cemetery

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Rocky Statue

National Constitution Center

Love Park

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Hard Rock Cafe

Logan Circle

Arden Theatre Company

The Franklin Institute

Shops at Liberty Place

City Sightseeing Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


China Town

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Dilworth Park

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Tickets are valid based on calendar dates and are available for 1, 2, or 3-Day options.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What are the hours of operation?

A:Typically, the first bus leaves at 9:30 AM, and the last bus leaves at 5:00 PM every 20 minutes depending on traffic. These hours are subject to change.

May 2023

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Traveller Tips

I highly recommend using Hop On, Hop Off around which to build your visit to Philly!
Bought a 2 day pass and rode it many times.


334 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Joyce_G, Sept 2023
The narrators were knowledgeable and funny. I usually do the Big Bus tours while on vacation. Thanks again for another great trip.
Dennis_J, Sept 2023
Philadelphia was a lot prettier and historic than I thought. The host was fabulous and I learned Rocky didn't run up all the 72 stairs
Convenient and great service
Andrea_G, Sept 2023
Great service. We got picked up at our hotel. Very convenient to make the stops we wanted and to ride back again.
Scam likely???
Charlie_C, Aug 2023
The daily charges were not clear when I ordered. I was only in town for one day. I wasn’t paying attention but don’t remember having an option to chose only one day. I’m not sure but I think you have it set up that way by default. Otherwise, the tour was great 😏.
We had a great time! A...
Monica_D, Aug 2023
We had a great time! A great way to see all the tourist spots without getting lost. We enjoyed! I would recommend to anyone visiting Philadelphia
First time in Philly
Diane_A, Aug 2023
Showing my granddaughter Philadelphia for the first time. She enjoyed all the famous sites but loved that she got to ride on the top level.
See the city and hear the history
Sabrina_A, July 2023
We loved hearing the history of Philadelphia and being able to visit historic sites easily. Each tour guide brought their unique viewpoints to the information they shared.
Not a good experience
Lucia_C, July 2023
We visited Philadelphia on a busy summer weekend. We hopped on the bus at the first stop (The Bourse). No room on the top so we had to sit on the bottom. There is no air conditioning and windows were closed. It got incredibly hot very quickly, so we were anxious to get off. The "tour guide" was horrible. He made inappropriate jokes. Called Betsy Ross a Pimp, Gangster and a Whore. Repeatedly talked about tipping him and the bus driver. He spoke very little about the history of the buildings and was more interested in making himself laugh. Buses were so crowded there wasn't room to hop back on. Philly is not a very big city so we ended up walking to the other destinations.
Great experience.
sheren_l, July 2023
Ease of seeing the city. One of the stops was on the same block as or parking lot. We also were able to see every sight on our list.
2 day trip in Philly with the Family!
Carsha_O, June 2023
Great tour. Learned a lot of stuff about Philly! Liked that we had an option to stop and get off. It was not hard finding the bus stops. Took you to all the major sites and area. Did not give it a 5 because some of the buses could use a good clean but other than that it was a good adventure.
The double Dekker bus is a great way to see famous sites
Anna_D, June 2023
This double-decker bus is a great way to see the city. They go by historic sites as well as through the different neighborhoods. I will caution that it is very hot in June. Even though there was a nice breeze blowing we still got hot in the 90° temperatures even though we went in the morning. Just plan accordingly. They did say a few of the buses were air-conditioned, but ours was not so we elected to ride on the top. The driver was safe and the tour guide was informative. If you’ve never been to Philadelphia before this trip is highly recommended.
Great tour opportunity
Peggy_B, June 2023
Great tour guide, learned alot- smooth driving- covered alot of ground-easy to get on- lots of sights
Lots of information
Penny_R, May 2023
Rick was a great guide! We learned a lot! Remember Robert Morris! Go on the tour! Happy Memorial Day!
Good Ride but Wet Inside
Lois_R, May 2023
Seeing all the historic places with a great informative guide. Cant remember his name but the driver was Aaron. However dont go on these buses if it is raining. The two buses we were on leaked inside over the seat & I got wet & the 2nd bus was a little better but it leaked from the ceiling too. Not a good experience. Sorry!
Good information given by...
Rebecca_R, May 2023
Good information given by the team, the whole tour had a good flow and Ernest, our guide gave us a good run through around town.
We'll i guess we were...
Leslie_B, Dec 2022
We'll i guess we were there not in peak season the buses ran every 45 min v/s every 10....if i would have known i wouldnt probably have used this service. First time ever had issues with hop on hop off
Ok tour guide bare minimum service
Zheng_W, Nov 2022
Tour guide is fine, knowledgeable and did a good job. Other than that the whole service and everything else is just minimum - e.g we selected audio device when booking on Viator but it was not provided
No politics on tours please
YvonneMckercher, Nov 2022
The tour guide narrations were politically charged and geared towards mocking history. On vacation, trying to relax and enjoy the sights with kids, not listen to someone state that most US history is false and explain why Betsy Ross was a “loose” woman. I Actually got off at a stop and just started ubering around the city.
Best trip ever!
Roberta_J, Nov 2022
The bus tour was great! Hopped on and off numerous times so we got to see all the sites we wanted to see….would highly recommend to get a good overview of the city’s amenities….!
Hello, Philly!
Frances_H, Oct 2022
Our group of seniors (who thought we “knew” Philly) all learned something new , and we had a lot of fun along the way. Great way to see the city and get your bearings.

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