Double Decker Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour of Philadelphia

Double Decker Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour of Philadelphia

Experience the unique history and beauty of Philadelphia from the top of a modern double-decker bus. These open-top tours of the city offer the most spectacular views and entertaining live commentaries from fully-trained and friendly guides. See Philly at your own pace by hopping on and off at any of the 25+ stops, or just sit back and soak in the history and the sunshine!

This world class tour has been provided in Philadelphia for over 35 years.

The following options are available: 1-Day Ticket or 2-Day Ticket.

See the steps Rocky climbed, enjoy an authentic cheese steak or Philadelphia soft pretzel, celebrate Ben Franklin's birthday, retrace the steps of America's founding fathers, visit the country's first zoo or shop along South Street - it's all available from these buses.

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Tour/Activity Details


1 day or 2 days


9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily (Late March to Late May)
9:30 am to 6:00 pm daily (Late May to Early September)
9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily (Early September to Late December)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily (Late December to Late March)

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Hotel pick-up is NOT included; you will board the tour near the Independence Visitors Center (specifics provided on E-Ticket). Please order online or call to order or for more information.


Welcome to Philadelphia, the city that gave us the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell, Grace Kelly and the cheese steak sandwich. Join this tour and be driven through the perfectly laid out streets that were established when the city was founded in 1682. See where George Washington served most of his presidency (Philadelphia was the nation's capital for ten years at the end of the 18th century). See where the nation's first flag was probably sewn by Betsy Ross.

Climb up the Rocky Steps in front of the Museum of Art in the footsteps of Sylvester Stallone; visit the new-age shops along South Street; see the animals in America's very first zoo; see the site of where Benjamin Franklin lived; and take in the sheer beauty of America's largest urban park, Fairmount Park, which straddles the Schuylkill River and the Wissahickon Creek for ten miles.

Philadelphia is the nation's most historical city but it offers so much more with its flourishing arts scene, many great restaurants, and more than anything, its friendly people. Philadelphia means "the City of Brotherly Love" in Greek, and that's exactly what it is.

NOTE: If you take the last tour of the day, it is a straight-through 90-minute tour with no hop-off privileges.

This tour does not operate on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

These hop-on hop-off tours are available in 7 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, French, German and Italian.


This tour takes in all of Philadelphia's main sights. Take a look at the full list of stop:

  • Stop 1. Independence Visitor Center
  • Stop 2. Betsy Ross House
  • Stop 3. United States Mint/Benjamin Franklin's Grave
  • Stop 4. National Constitution Center
  • Stop 5. Chinatown
  • Stop 6. Reading Terminal Market/Convention Center Marriott/Macy's
  • Stop 7. City Hall/Love Park
  • Stop 8. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul/Sister Cities
  • Stop 9. Barnes Foundation
  • Stop 10. Rodin Museum
  • Stop 11. Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Stop 12. Perelman Building of Philadelphia Art Museum
  • Stop 13. The Philadelphia Zoo
  • Stop 14. Please Touch Museum/Memorial Hall/Fairmount Park
  • Stop 15. "Rocky Steps" (Philadelphia Museum of Art East Entrance)
  • Stop 16. Philadelphia Museum of Art West Entrance
  • Stop 17. Franklin Institute/Logan Circle
  • Stop 18. Four Seasons Hotel
  • Stop 19. The Bellevue/Rittenhouse Square
  • Stop 20. Academy of Music/Broad Street
  • Stop 21. Antiques Row
  • Stop 22. South St./Head House Square
  • Stop 23. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Stop 24. Hyatt Regency Penn's Landing/Columbus Boulevard
  • Stop 25. Penn's Landing/Waterfront
  • Stop 26. Old City/Christ Church
  • Stop 27. Museum of American Jewish History

The round-trip takes approximately 90 minutes, but your pass is good for 1 or 2 days (depending on the option you purchase), and you can hop-on and hop-off at any of the 25+ stops.

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Hotel pick-up is NOT included; you will board the tour near the Independence Visitors Center (specifics provided on E-Ticket). Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Rating & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Excellent bus tour. Got a great feel and education about Philadelphia that we didn't know before. Thanks.

  • 5 / 5
    I had friends and family in town and used the service to book a tour. I would recommend them highly for reserving such tours.

  • 5 / 5
    We took the tour for my son's sixth birthday. We had a great time and learned a lot about a city I grew up in. The tour guide C was great!

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October 24, 2017

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