Big Bus Tours in Philadelphia, PA

Big Bus Tours Philadelphia3400 W Girard AvePhiladelphia, PA 19104
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Experience all the historic and iconic Philadelphia sights with Big Bus Tours. Explore Philadelphia at your own pace through a hop-on and hop-off sightseeing tour. Hop off at any stop and visit the Museum of Art, City Hall, Elfreth’s Alley, and more. You can also enjoy a full bus tour during the day or after dark, with live commentary by entertaining guides.

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Good To Know

  • Plan your own itinerary and enjoy the City of Brotherly Love at your own pace with a hop-on, hop-off tour.
  • You can use your flexible ticket on any date. If you purchase a 2 or 3-day ticket, you must travel on consecutive days.
  • Tours operate on a central route, with stops near all the iconic Philadelphia landmarks and attractions.
  • Please note that the night bus tour is date and time-specific and only stops at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Listen to the live narration by English-speaking guides. Pre-recorded commentary in various languages is also available on select buses.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Enjoy the amazing panoramic views from open-top double-decker buses.
  • Download the Big Bus app for real-time bus stop locations and timing.


from Big Bus Tours Philadelphia
Welcome to the Big Bus Tour of Philadelphia. This open-top sightseeing tour will introduce you to all the city's must-see sights so you can experience the unique history and beauty of Philadelphia with ease. Enjoy the most spectacular views of the city from one of the open-top buses while fully-trained guides entertain you with fascinating facts and fun stories about Philadelphia and the people who helped make the city what it is today.

Discover the USA’s most historic city with Big Bus Philadelphia. Hop-off the tour and get inspired at the Museum of Art, City Hall, and Elfreth’s Alley. Don’t miss the most fascinating landmarks in Philadelphia, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

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See the best of Philadelphia in one tour. This sightseeing tour is carefully designed to take you to Philadelphia's best-loved landmarks, from City Hall and the Love sculpture to the US Mint and Rodin Museum. The tour will highlight the rich history of Philadelphia while showcasing its many attractions.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Bus Tours Philadelphia

Where does the hop-on, hop-off tour depart from?

The hop-on, hop-off tour departs from the Independence Visitor Center (Stop #1) at the SW Corner of 6th and Market Streets. You can hop on and off the bus at any stop during the tour.

What time do tours start and and how often do buses run?

The first bus leaves at around 9:30 am from Stop #1 - Independence Visitor Center for the blue route. The buses run every 30 to 45 minutes.

What can I see and visit during the tour?

There are 27 stops along the blue route. See all the top sites in Philadelphia including the Museum of Art, City Hall, and Elfreth’s Alley. Do not miss the most fascinating landmarks including Independence Hall and Liberty Bell.

Do I need to specify a date of travel?

Yes, you need to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at the time of booking should be the first day of your tour. The night tour also requires that you select a time of travel to guarantee your seat.

How will I know where to get off?

All our tours feature fully trained guides who give an informative historical-based commentary. The guide will be able to tell you about all available stops and where to get on and off the bus if you desire.

What is the child ticketing policy?

Passengers aged between 4 and 12 years must travel on a child ticket. All passengers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a passenger over the age of 16. Children aged 2 years and under may travel free of charge. Strollers must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.

Are accommodations available for persons with disabilities?

Big Bus Tours operates wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts accommodating a max weight of 650 lbs. ADA-accessible vehicles can be arranged only with an advance notice indicating the exact location and time. Please leave a comment in the “Have Special Needs?” section above if you or anyone in your group requires this assistance. Please also note that the upper deck of the buses and certain attractions along the tour do not guarantee accessibility.

Can I bring food and drink on the tour?

Food is not permitted on the tour. Drinks are only permitted if they have a locking cap.

What is the policy on bringing pets?

No pets are allowed on board the bus, except ADA service animals.

Is luggage allowed on board the bus?

No, luggage is not permitted on board the bus at this time.