Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Philadelphia, United States

From $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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Stop 1 - Independence Visitor Center (SW Corner of 6th and Market Street)

239 Arch St

Stop 2 - Betsy Ross House/Philly Tour Hub

151 N Independence Mall E

Stop 3 - United States Mint/Ben Franklin's Grave

525 Arch St

Stop 4 - National Constitution Center

North 12th Street & Arch Street

Stop 6 - Reading Terminal Market/Convention Center Marriott/Macy's

Center City West

Stop 7 - City Hall/Love Park

North 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Stop 8 - Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul/Sister Cities

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Stop 9 - Barnes Foundation

2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Stop 10 - Rodin Museum

2124 Fairmount Ave

Stop 11 - Eastern State Penitentiary

2525 Pennsylvania Ave

Stop 12 - Perelman Building of Philadelphia Art Museum

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Stop 15 - "Rocky Steps"

222 N 20th St

Stop 17 - The Franklin Institute/Logan Circle

1625 Chestnut St

Stop 18 - Shops at Liberty Place

200 S Broad St

Stop 19 - The Bellevue/Rittenhouse Square

Pine Street

Stop 21 - Pine Street

301 South St

Stop 22 - South Street/Head House Square

South Christopher Columbus Boulevard & Spruce Street

Stop 23 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial

201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd

Stop 24 - Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing/Columbus Boulevard

Waterfront Parking

Stop 25 - Penn's Landing/Waterfront

101 N Independence Mall E

Stop 27 - Faith and Liberty Discovery Center

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 travelers 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 canceled 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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Traveler 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.
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Barbara_G, Mar 2023
Learning about the Rocky statue, how it was moved from the top of the steps and then returned. However, after returning, it was no longer in its original spot instead, it was at the bottom of the steps. Remarkable!
A fun filled day!
Barbara_G, Mar 2023
The tour guide keeps reminding us to watch out for the tree branches so we wouldn’t get hit 😀. It was a fun experience.
Karen_G, Mar 2023
Tour guide very knowledgeable! Almost too much information. Lots to see and learn in the City of Brotherly Love
Not enough buses
Kerrie_K, Mar 2023
There were not enough buses and too many people, It was a big waste of precious sightseeing time. We ended ubering around the city.
Wendy_J, Mar 2023
We arrived at the independence visitor center SW corner of 6th and Market Street at 9:45am in order to secure a good spot on the bus. At which point we were told that this particular tour bus doesn’t run on Tuesdays by the gentleman in the visitors center. This came as a surprise to me because every confirmation I received stated that my requested date and time was for Tuesday March 7th at 10am. I even went on the web site to get in touch with the tour operator, I was redirected to a chat feature which I never got a response. At 10:30 we decided to leave and go off on our own disappointed because we deliberately chose this tour to maximize our one day in Philadelphia. Very disappointing to say the least and this company is refusing to refund us.
Good for transportation only
Leslie_A, Mar 2023
Final guide (ended day at stop 1 around 3:40) was disengaged and lazy. Feet up, solicited tips, bad stories. Not fun. Sad the stops along the water were not available. Overall, best way to get around and see main points but dont count on tour guides.
Ask for Bruce
Maria_V, Feb 2023
Bruce was our tour guide and he was excellent! He really knows his stuff and is personable and kind.
Diane_M, Feb 2023
While the narrator was excellent the tour was not a two hour tour as advertised but took slightly over one hour. We had wanted to see the zoo which was arbitrarily removed (as well as other stops in that area) but because of road closures multiple River front stops were eliminated. The wait time to get a bus after exiting for a stop was almost an hour. The explanation was that with it being Super Bowl weekend the ridership was expected to be light so fewer buses were being run. Waiting in freezing weather for buses that didn’t show up was frustrating. Th delays and the short run were less than a good experience. I would not book again.
Good in the summer, not in the winter
MIchelle_T, Feb 2023
45 minutes to wait for pickup is too much, especially in the winter. I'm pretty sure in the summer the wait is every 15 minutes which works better when trying to get off at multiple stops.
Very disappointing
junehannah3, Feb 2023
We were very disappointed in this tour. We had no idea when the bus would arrive and missed it several times because it never stopped. Unless you were standing at the bus stop. It would take 45 minutes to wait for a bus. There was a stop we wanted to go to and while we were on the way we were told they don’t go there even though it was on the map of destinations. We did not get our money’s worth. There were times when we were waiting for a bus and there were several buses lined up with drivers standing there talking to each other but were not taking passengers. Very frustrating.
Philly factual!
RITA_W, Jan 2023
Commentator on the bus was very knowledgeable and entertaining. People pertaining to big bus tours were very nice and friendly.
Excellent way to get around on a cold day
Caroline_C, Jan 2023
Tour guide Bruce was energetic and amazing. We learned so much! Only wish buses came more often (45 min interval is a bit too long)
The tour was a little too fast to take it all in.
Barbara_C, Jan 2023
Arriving at the Rocky statue. The buses were clean. The drivers surprising great at maneuvering the narrow streets of zphlt.
Great tour.
Javier_A, Jan 2023
Loved the museum of Arts, Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and the terminal. Walked around the liberty bell which I enjoyed a lot. The tour is a great way to explore and learn about Philadephia’s history and places to visit. I would highly recommend not skipping the art museum, time just flew by for me at that amazing place.
Loved it !
Naeema_M, Jan 2023
It was a cold day in January , so we took the bus ride to look at the city. Our tour operator he was good.
It was my second time...
Wayne_H, Jan 2023
It was my second time visiting Philly and my first time experiencing the city tour by bus. It was an awesome tour, many historial landmarks, Museums and great history about Philadelphia.
Not dependable pick up times
Greta_L, Jan 2023
The first shuttle of the day didn’t show up. I was super early because I hadn’t realized it wasn’t supposed to get to stop 19 until 10:30, after being 30 min early we were disappointed when the first bus didn’t show. The company chat service told me, this stuff happens just wait for the 2nd bus which should be around in 45 minutes. Over an hour of precious vacation time wasted standing in the cold. Once the bus showed up the guide was great, the tour was fun. We had hoped to hop off at a couple of locations, but we’re only able to do the liberty bell. They make you exit the bus at this stop one. We used this time to check out the liberty bell and hurried back to ride the rest of the tour. We stayed on the bus the whole time to make sure we saw every stop. When they made us exit at the bell again we ate lunch, did the liberty hall tour, and walked through the Benjamin Franklin museum. By then the tour bus was finished running for the day. We felt like that extra hour would have given us enough time to ride to at least one other location to explore. It was a disappointment. The guide and driver were great. We really liked them, but disappointed in the fact the company does not seem concerned with punctuality or even offer an apology. Their attitude seems to be you can just stand and wait for when/if we decide to show up.
Left at the prison
Ardara_H, Jan 2023
We exited at the prison and was informed that the last bus would be 5:00pm, we were outside at the stop at 4:30pm. No one came, we phoned the number listed and it went to voicemail. We are from out of town and was stuck outside the prison. We had to Uber back to our vehicle.
Very irresponsible
AThomas_D, Dec 2022
My granddaughter became ill the day before. I did not feel it was appropriate to expose others on the bus so I attempted to cancel. It was 18 hours before the event and I realize the cancellation is to be 24 hours. I was declined the cancellation. Very surprised you are willing to expose you patrons to an avoidable illness
Our tour guide had lots...
Emily_M, Dec 2022
Our tour guide had lots of good information to share with the city. Sometimes these hop on trips aren't narrated by a real person. We were able to ask questions.