Big Bus Double Decker Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour
Operated by Philadelphia Trolley Works, the Big Bus Sightseeing Tours are offered 7 days per week with frequent departures from the Northeast Corner of 5th & Market streets. Climb aboard the Double Decker Big Bus and enjoy the history, cultural attractions, dining and shopping along the route. Hop on and off at any of our 27 stops or just sit back and enjoy the ride!
See the steps that Rocky climbed, Enjoy an authentic cheese steak or Philadelphia Soft pretzel, celebrate Ben Franklin's 309th birthday, retrace the steps of our founding fathers, visit America's first Zoo or shop along South Street.
See The Big Bus staff to have your ticket validated. Guests just show their ticket to reboard the bus. Parking options are available at Stop 1 in the Independence Visitor Center parking garage or visit spothero.com for additional options.
Choose from the 1 Day, 2 Day, or 3 Day PASS to see the sights and tour the city.
Select tours are also offered in foreign languages:
Free Courtesy Shuttle (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) available from Center City locations -
Courtesy Shuttle will also pick up all Airport, University City, 30th Street Station, and City Line Ave Hotels.
To arrange for a pick-up call us at 215-389-8687.
The City Tour operates daily except Christmas and New Year’s. All tours subject to availability and are on a first come / first serve basis.
Trolleys and Big Bus Double Decker vehicles operate interchangeably on the tour. Your pass is good for either vehicle.
Tours depart from the Northeast corner of 5th & Market Streets.
Summer (Memorial Day-Labor Day)- First Bus 9:30 AM Last Bus 6:00 PM
Fall/Spring: Monday-Friday- First Bus 9:45 AM Last Bus 4:30 PM Every 45 Minutes
Saturday-Sunday- First Bus 9:30 AM Last Bus 4:30 PM Every 30 Minutes
Winter: Monday-Friday- First Bus 10:00 AM Last Bus 4:00 PM Every 60 Minutes
Saturday - First Bus 9:30 AM Last Bus 4:15 PM Every 45 Minutes
Sunday - First Bus 10:00 AM Last Bus 4:00 PM Every 45 Minutes
Where we take you!
Our Big Bus Sightseeing Tours take in all of Philadelphia's main sights. Take a look at our full list of stops below.
1. Independence Visitor Center- NE Corner of 5th & Market
2. Betsy Ross House
3. United States Mint/Ben Franklin's Grave
4. National Constitution Center
6. Reading Terminal Market/Convention Center Marriott/Macy's
7. City Hall/Love Park
8. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul/Sister Cities
9. Barnes Foundation
10. Rodin Museum
11. Eastern State Penitentiary
12. Perelman Building of Philadelphia Art Museum
13. The Philadelphia Zoo
14. Please Touch Museum/ Memorial Hall/Fairmount Park
15. "Rocky Steps" Philadelphia Museum of Art East Entrance
16. Philadelphia Museum of Art- West Entrance
17. Franklin Institute/Logan Circle
18. One Liberty Observation Deck, Philly From the Top
19. The Bellevue/Rittenhouse Square
20. Academy of Music/Broad Street
21. Antiques Row
22. South Street/Head House Square
23. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
24. Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing/Columbus Boulevard/Spruce Street Harbor Park
25. Penn's Landing/Waterfront
26. Old City/Christ Church
27. Museum of American Jewish History
*All tours terminate at 5th & Market/Liberty Bell* Seating on a first come first serve basis* All tours weather permitting