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City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Covers all the major landmarks of the city
  • Love Park, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Please Touch Museum, Barnes Foundation, Mutter Museum – You name it and we have it in the tour
  • Hop on at your own convenience and hop off at your favourite spot
  • The tour covers 27 major attractions of Philadelphia
  • Audio commentary and live guide available in English
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Tickets are valid for 1, 2 or 3 days (as per option chosen)

    Start time

    Buses run at the following times: Sunday - Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
    Frequency: 30 minutes
    Full Loop: 1 hour 45 minutes

    Meeting Point

    Exchange your voucher at 111 S. Independence Mall East. Philadelphia, PA 19106.
    You may then board the bus at any of the stops.

    Ending Point

    You may end the tour at any of the stops.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Philadelphia can be safely termed as the United States’ most versatile city. It has played an important role in penning down the history of the United States and it still restores the picture of how American colonial cities used to look like.

    Soak up the city’s major highlights with the Philadelphia Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour . The tour gives you the chance to visit the top attractions of the city in a red double-decker bus.

    The Hop-On, Hop-Off bus covers 27 top attractions, covering the length and breadth of the city. Hop off the bus to discover an area and when you are done just hop back on the bus. While onboad informative audio-commentary will ensure you don’t miss a thing!

    Download the tour route map


    Get, set for your Philadelphia Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour as it allows you to plan your sightseeing your way. You may hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops, go sightseeing, and shop or eat and then hop back again when the next bus comes along.

    Some of the major attractions covered by the bus are as follows:

    The Bourse Building: Established as a business center of Philadelphia in 1895, it was later transformed into a retailing mall and a food court. It was one of the first steel-framed buildings in the world to be constructed. It is a convenient resting spot while you sight-see.

    National Constitution Centre: America's first and only museum devoted to the US Constitution and the freedoms that empower us as individuals and as a nation. Located on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, this contemporary and moving experience includes an award-winning live theater performance and over 100 interactive and multi-media exhibits, film, photographs, text, sculpture and artifacts to inspire everyone.

    Love Park: A pleasant place to stroll or relax, the John F. Kennedy Plaza gets its name due to its famous sculpture by Robert Indiana. A favourite amongst tourists, the space gives ample photo opportunities.

    Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul: The largest brownstone structure in Philadelphia, it is the only church in United States built in the Roman Corinthian architectural style. The church houses several works of art, shrines, altars and statues.

    Eastern State Penitentiary: Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, Eastern State Penitentiary stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and a surprising, eerie beauty. Tours include Al Capone’s cell, Death Row and critically-acclaimed artist installations.

    Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Museum contains over 225,000 works of art, and in its sweep of 200 captivating galleries visitors find many surprises and changing exhibitions. There are striking Renaissance master paintings, elaborately carved stone altarpieces, and entire period rooms and architectural settings from around the world.

    Philadelphia Zoo: The Zoo’s 42-acre campus is filled with a variety of animal habitats. Each is designed to provide you and your family with an up-close and personal experience. You’ll get the chance to get within inches of a lion, come face to face with a gorilla, and go nose to nose with giant river otters!

    Please Touch Museum and Memorial Hall: Please Touch Museum is home to six interactive exhibit zones, designed to encourage learning with play.

    Mutter Museum: A delightful place for aspiring doctors, the Mutter museum exhibits rare diseases, conditions and other medical oddities. Some of the exhibits include skeletons of Giants and Midgets, samples of bizarre things people have swallowed, foetuses in formaldehyde, an 8 foot enlarged colon amongst others.

    First Bank of the United States: Back in 1790, in order to provide a stable currency to United States, the then treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton, put forward the idea of a federal bank and hence the First Bank of the United States was established in 1791. However, the bank was relocated to a different location. Currently, the Greek Revival building attracts tourists and passersby.

    Penn's Landing: It is a hub of family-friendly activities which go on throughout the year. The area is situated at the Delaware River Waterfront, just a short walk from Old City and Historic Philadelphia. In summers, events range from film screenings under the sky, multicultural shows and music concerts. During winters, Penn’s Landing becomes an Olympic-sized ice rink where you can view both the Delaware River and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and hosts the city’s biggest fireworks display to welcome the New Year.

    Other major highlights of the tour are:
    • Betsy Ross House
    • China Town
    • Reading Terminal
    • Barnes Foundation
    • Rodin Museum
    • Boathouse Row
    • University of Pennsylvania Law School
    • University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology
    • Amtrak 30th Street Station
    • Ritten House Square
    • Academy of Music
    • Kimmel Center
    • Antique Row Pennsylvania Hospital
    • Head House Square South Street
    • Christ Church Arden Theatre
    •American Jewish History Museum

    Download the Stops List

    While on the bus, you will discover Philadelphia’s rich history through our informative personal commentary and an onboard English-speaking guide.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Audio and live guide (English only)
    • 1, 2 or 3 Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Ticket (as per option chosen)


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrance fee to the attractions
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Your ticket is redeemable for 3 months from the date you specify at the time of booking

    This ticket is valid for the Red, City Sightseeing Buses.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    You must exchange your voucher at 111 S. Independence Mall East. Philadelphia, PA 19106 before boarding the bus

    While every attempt is made to provide a smooth service, from time to time, traffic and major events may cause disruption on the route and/or frequency of buses.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions that you may have.

  • reviews
    • Great way to see Phili!

      Easy to use and find; great way to get around. I booked a 2 day tour, which was worth it for the money, and I found a stop close to my hotel and it was easy to get on the bus....

      Janessa Hamm, United States, 04/Dec/2016
    • Perfect for One Day Inspiration!

      Our family loved hearing the tour guides describe the sites on the Hop on Hop Off bus. We bought three day tickets which I wouldn't recommend because waiting for the bus to get a...

      Charlotte Trafton, United States, 13/Jul/2017

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