Our 90 minute Christmas Light tour takes you to all the best sites for viewing the holiday lights!

Take the Philly By Night tour — an extension of the Big Bus Double Decker.

Our 90 minute Christmas Light tour takes you to all the best sites for viewing the holiday lights

Take the Philly By Night tour — an extension of the Big Bus Double Decker

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Big Bus Hop-on Hop-Off Double Decker Sightseeing Tour Departs From SW Corner of 6th and Market Streets: 1 Day Pass

Experience Philadelphia from the top of a modern Double Decker Bus! See the cultural attractions and historic sites from one of our open top Double Decker buses. Professional Tour Guides bring old and new Philadelphia to life on our 90 minute fully narrated hop on/hop off tour.

Tours will operate Monday-Sunday
Current Hours:
Sunday-Friday: 9:30AM-4:30PM (final departure)
Saturday: 9:30AM-5:00PM (final departure)
Frequency: Every 25 minutes (20 minutes on Saturdays)
Please check the Announcements section of our home page for updates.

Please see Announcements page for schedule updates. Tours to depart from SW corner of 6th & Market Streets. 

Operated by Philadelphia Trolley Works, the Big Bus  Tours are offered 7 days per week with frequent departures from 6th and Market Street. Climb aboard the Double Decker Big Bus and enjoy the history, cultural attractions, and dining and shopping along the route. Run the Rocky Steps,  enjoy a cheesesteak or Philadelphia Soft pretzel, revisit the colonial past in Old City and Society Hill, visit America’s first zoo, or shop the unique boutiques along South Street. Hop on and off at any of our 27 stops or just sit back and enjoy the ride!

Big Bus staff  will validate your ticket. Use your ticket to hop on/hop off at any of the 27 Stops. Parking is available at the Independence Visitor’s Center 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.


Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Tours

Tours depart from the Southwest corner of 6th & Market Streets.

Free Courtesy Shuttle available from Center City locations, University City, 30th Street Station, City Line Ave Hotels, and Airport Hotels. To arrange for a pick up call us at 215-389-8687.

Select tours also offer prerecorded commentary in foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, and Mandarin

The Hop On/Hop Off Tour operates daily except Christmas and New Year’s. All tours subject to availability and are on a first come / first serve basis.

In the event of inclement weather, Big Bus Double Decker vehicles may be substituted for Victorian Style Trolleys. Your pass is good for either vehicle.

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- SW Corner of 6th & Market
  2. Betsy Ross House
  3. United States Mint/Ben Franklin’s Grave
  4. National Constitution Center
  5. Chinatown/Fashion District
  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. Pine Street
  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
  28. *All tours depart and end at 6th & Market Street
  29. * Seating on a first come first serve basis
  30. * All tours weather permitting

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