Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Philadelphia, United States

From USD 36.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit Philadelphia’s top attractions—like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall—on a full loop. Select from a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass. Board at any of the stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live commentary. A route map and courtesy shuttle from Center City hotels are included.
  • See Philadelphia at your own pace on this hop-on hop-off tour
  • Visit top Philadelphia attractions including the Liberty Bell, Reading Market, and Independence Hall
  • Enjoy views from the open-top, double-decker bus, with live onboard narration
  • A fun, fast and scenic way to explore the city

What's Included

  • Live onboard commentary (English only)
  • Map of route and sites
  • Hop on Hop off Tour of Philadelphia
  • Up to 25 stops to Hop-on and Hop-off
  • 3 Ticket Types 1/2/3 Days
  • Entrance fees/attraction tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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What To Expect

Board an open-top double-decker bus at the main departure location, the Independence Visitor Center, or at any of the conveniently located stops. Enjoy the view with live commentary from a guide who knows the city inside and out. Learn about the history of Philadelphia, a city that forged a nation, as the bus rolls from one location to the next. Hop off at any of the attractions for a closer look, then hop back on when it’s convenient.

Visit popular sites like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, the United States Mint, the Constitution Center, City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famed “Rocky Steps” — plus America’s first zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo — to name just a few. Or explore Chinatown or Antique Row. Stay on for the entire loop and stop at a number of popular dining, shopping and entertainment venues. (Don’t forget to try a Philadelphia cheesesteak and a soft pretzel along the way.)

A sightseeing tour of Philadelphia has never been easier—or more fun—than this hop-on hop-off tour of the city.
Hop on Hop off Philadelphia Double Decker Tour

21 Stops

29 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: Departures - Operating Daily with a 45 - 60 minute frequency departures from Stop 1 on SW Corner of 6th & Market between 09.30am - 5.00pm. PLEASE NOTE you must redeem your ticket at Stop 1 Before you can board the tour. Up to 25 Stop on route.

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239 Arch St

151 N Independence Mall E

525 Arch St

North 12th Street & Arch Street

Center City West

North 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

2124 Fairmount Ave

2525 Pennsylvania Ave

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

222 N 20th St

1625 Chestnut St

200 S Broad St

Pine Street

301 South St

South Christopher Columbus Boulevard & Spruce Street

201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd

Waterfront Parking

101 N Independence Mall E

Points of interest passed by on this route

Eastern State Penitentiary

Reading Terminal Market

Christ Church

Rodin Museum

Academy of Music

City Hall Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center

Fairmount Park

Please Touch Museum

Rittenhouse Square

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History

United States Mint

Antique Row

Penn's Landing

Old City Arts District

Philadelphia Zoo

Betsy Ross House

Memorial Hall

National Constitution Center

Love Park

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Logan Circle

The Franklin Institute

Benjamin Franklin's Grave

Big Bus Tours


China Town

Delaware River Waterfront

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Schedules may differ slightly during peak and off-peak times
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate

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.

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Q:How often does a bus arrive at each stop during the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:A bus arrives approximately every 20-25 minutes.

Mar. 2021

Q:Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:You can simply show a printed or electronic version of your ticket at any of the stops to board the bus.

Mar. 2021

Q:How will I know which stop(s) to use during the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:Our live guides and pre-recorded commentary will communicate upcoming stops. You can also download our free App for more information on routes and times, and what to see and do at each stop location.

Mar. 2021

Q:Is the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour wheelchair accessible?

A:Yes, we operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate up to 650 pounds however, not all vehicles are equipped. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Mar. 2021

Q:Can I bring a pet with me on the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:No pets are allowed onboard the bus, except ADA service animals.

Mar. 2021

Q:Can I bring food or drink with me on the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.

Mar. 2021

Q:Can I bring luggage on the Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour?

A:No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.

Mar. 2021

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Traveller Tips

It is a must-do if it's your first time in Philly and doesn't know exactly where to go or visit.
I would recommend some tree trimming be done by the city to make the journey safer.
The convenience of hop on and off is helpful, just this particular guide just was lacking knowledge and staying focus.


1,785 reviews
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Fun day exploring Philly
Michelle_W, May 2023
The tour guides were great, very knowledgeable about the city and history and even gave us tips on safety near some of the sights. The buses took a little longer than they said, about 30 mins instead of 20. Other than that it was a great experience!
I had 11 and 9 year old...
Mary_H, May 2023
I had 11 and 9 year old grandchildren for a visit to Philadelphia. The on/off bus is a great way to see the high points in the city. Our guide Billy was great. Kids loved his sense of humor.
Mostly good
Kristin_W, May 2023
The bus was a little awkward, I would absolutely not recommend this in the summer. There seems to be seats on the lower part but our tour guide was up top so that's where most people sat. A lot of points in the tour was our tour guide screaming duck as there were tons of tree branches and stuff in the way up top. Other than that we did get to see quite a few things, our tour guide was engaging and had a lot of facts for us which I liked a lot. I would do this again when it is cooler because you can get off the bus at several different places and another tour bus will come by at certain times to pick you up if you want to continue the tour.
Holly_L, May 2023
Fun way to see the city of Philadelphia. Tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this tour.
Tour was horrible...
Nadra_R, May 2023
Tour was horrible Tour guide was clueless, did not share any significant information, kept begging for tips. Worst tour ever.
Hop off tour bus
pndubia, May 2023
We got a chance to see a lot. I enjoyed the whole experience. I loved seeing the Liberty Bell. This was very nice.
Carlos_H, May 2023
Talking to people on board, having a chance to visit Historical monuments, enjoying explanations from tour host.
Catherine_M, May 2023
When we arrived to board at Stop 1 (the Independence Visitor Centre) there was confusion over our Viator booking. This was eventually resolved after a call to their office however may be worth Viator looking into this as it was mentioned that this was a regular occurrence. We wanted to get off at the Eastern State Penitentiary but due to road works we were dropped 10 -15 mins away and had to walk the rest. We were then uncertain where to board to resume our tour so walked to the Rocky steps (around 25 mins). From there the tour resumed and overall we enjoyed it and thought it was worth the cost charged.
Very accommodating as we...
LauraM, May 2023
Very accommodating as we had a person in a wheelchair. Only issue was second driver did not stop at all stops or ask if we wanted to stop so ended up having to walk 20 blocks back to hotel.
Great Experience
thomas_s, May 2023
Henry was a very knowledgeable tour guide with a great sense of humor. Our driver, April, did a wonderful job of navigating through all the traffic. We had a fun time and highly recommend this tour.
Excellent storytelling
Mary_T, May 2023
The story telling by the guide was very educational and she is very knowledgeable of the history of Philadelphia.
Great look at Philly and it’s history
Cindy_A, May 2023
Good host -very educational and interesting! Enjoyed the sites! Good way to see downtown Philly and what’s there. Recommend to anyone to wants to know history and about what’s in Philly.
Recommend if you are in town for 1 day
Mounir_B, May 2023
The experience was fantastic, this is the best way to visit Philadelphia if you are in town for the day. On the top deck, you can take pictures of the city without the crowd being on the way and the stops were very convenient if you want to hop-off and explore the attraction up close. The guide was terrific, with tremendous knowledge about the history of the city.
Saw all the spots I...
Julie_S, May 2023
Saw all the spots I wanted to see. Blue the tour guide was the best. I would do the tour again and spend longer at different places.
Great guides and good...
Lise_B, May 2023
Great guides and good info! Easy to find and handy stops …. Great way to visit the city for the first time!!
Family fun
Lisa_M, May 2023
Sebastián was an awesome tour guide. Super knowledgeable and friendly! And Linda was an amazing driver. Wonderful experience!
Philadelphia hop on hop...
Marvel_S, May 2023
Philadelphia hop on hop off city tour was amazing, we’ve seen so many iconic buildings and heard their stories, I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Philadelphia.
Great Experience!
Karen_O, May 2023
Great experience! The guide was very informative and funny. Excellent way to get a great history of Philadelphia.
Great speakers
Andrew_C, May 2023
The speaker (Henry) was amazing, with in-depth knowledge of the city and the sights. Even the other speaker, later in the day was quite entertaining to listen to.
Bus fills up too fast and...
Eileen_L, May 2023
Bus fills up too fast and had to wait for a third bus to come to a pick us up. Would be nice to be able to track buses for better planning

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