City Sightseeing Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours & Transportation1400 Schuylkill AvePhiladelphia, PA 19146
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Select a single or multi-day pass to see the City of Firsts through the City Sightseeing Philadelphia tour! Experience the rich history, multifaceted food scene, and cultural treasures— like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Independence National Historical Park— as you've never had before. Hop off, take the trip at your own pace, and then hop on to continue the adventure with your expert local guide on a wonderful trip around one of America's oldest cities!

up to 1.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Hours of operation vary per tour, daily.
  • Tour duration ranges from 24-to 72 hours.
  • Hop on hop off at 28 different locations
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible.
  • Complimentary disposable ponchos are offered on rainy days on open-air buses.
  • Options for assistive audio guide translations are available in 9 languages.
  • Booklet with deals and discounts at museums, restaurants, and attractions along the way are included.
  • Admissions are not included.


from City Sightseeing Philadelphia
Experience Philadelphia with an expert-guided tour of the city!

This dedicated route provides locals and visitors with access to over 100 sites and attractions throughout Philadelphia. Traveling over 16 miles of the city, City Sightseeing Philadelphia Tour buses provide the perfect combination of expert commentary and transportation so that our riders can gain a truly local experience when touring the City of Brotherly Love. You hear all about Philadelphia's rich history and culture while traveling aboard an open-top double-decker bus. The city tour is a must when you visit Philadelphia!

Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods and many different experiences. The daytime hop-on, hop-off loops begin at the Bourse Building in the Independence National Historic Park, right across from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Multi-language audio commentary in English, French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin.

Philadelphia’s top sites:
Beginning at the Bourse Building right across from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, plug into the 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions about City Sightseeing Philadelphia

Where is it located?

Departure points vary depending upon the tour selected. After your ticket purchase, hop-on hop-tours bus tours may be boarded from any of their 28 stops along the route. The tour starts at the Historic Bourse Building, 111 S. Independence Mall East (on 5th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets.) The Night Tour departs from The Historic Bourse Building – 21 S. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Walking tours depart from Philadelphia Sightseeing Tour Stop #1 at 5th and Market Streets.

Are the tours appropriate for children?

Yes, these are family-friendly tours.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Yes. There are vehicles with accessibility. Advanced notice is required and subject to availability.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, lots of photo opportunities.

What’s included in my ticket/experience?

Hop-on Hop-off bus tours include a tour on a London-style double-decker bus with hop-on hop-off privileges at 28 stops along the route. The Night Tour does not include hop-on hop-off privileges. Also, included is an expert local guide commentary, along with multi-language audio commentary in English, French, German, Mandarin, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, and Hindi. Walking tours include 1 to 1.5 miles of walking depending upon the tour selected, and each include a professional tour guide.

Is smoking allowed aboard vehicles?

For the health and safety of passengers and drivers, smoking is not allowed in any vehicles.

Does the open-air tour bus run in the rain?

Yes, these open-top, double-decker buses run rain or shine. Complimentary disposable ponchos are offered on rainy days to help keep you dry and you always have the option to travel on the covered buses if available.