Experience all the historic and iconic sights that Philadelphia has to offer with Big Bus Tours. The tour is an ideal way to sightsee while allowing you to explore Philadelphia at your convenience through hop-on and hop-off locations. Get inspired at the Museum of Art, City Hall, and Elfreth’s Alley. Download the Big Bus app for real-time tracking to get the most out of Hop-On, Hop-Off.
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Where is the tour located?
Stop #1 is at the Independence Visitor Center (Museum of the American Revolution, SW Corner of 6th and Market Street). You can hop on and off the bus at any stop during the tour.
What time do tours start and and how often do buses run?
Big Bus Tour (Blue Route): First Bus: 9:30am from Stop #1 - Independence Visitor Center (Museum of the American Revolution, SW Corner of 6th and Market Street).
Last Bus: 4:00pm (5:00pm Saturdays) at Stop #1
Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes (approx.)
Bus Frequency: every 30 minutes
What can I see and visit during the tour?
There are 27 stops along the blue route. See all the top sites in Philadelphia including the Museum of Art, city Hall, and Elfreth’s Alley. Do not miss the most fascinating landmarks including Independence Hall and Liberty Bell.
Do I need to specify a date of travel?
Yes – we’ll ask you to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring with us for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at time of booking should be the first day of your tour.
How will I know where to get off?
All our tours feature fully trained guides who give an informative historical-based commentary. The guide will be able to tell you about all available stops and where to get on and off the bus if you desire.
What is the child ticketing policy?
Passengers aged between 4 and 12 years must travel on a child ticket. All passengers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a passenger over the age of 16. Children aged 2 years and under may travel free of charge. Strollers must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.
Are accommodations available for persons with disabilities?
Are accommodations available for persons with disabilities? Yes, we operate wheelchair accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate a weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that our entire fleet in Philadelphia is not wheelchair accessible. If you or your travelling partner(s) requires an ADA accessible vehicle, please contact us 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement.
I am waiting at a stop and can’t see any buses, what do I do?
Hang in there! BIG cities like to throw all sorts of challenges at our drivers, who are doing their best to get to you as quickly (but safely) as possible.
Can I bring food and drink on the tour?
Food is not permitted on the tour. Drinks are only permitted if they have a locking cap.
What is the policy on bringing pets?
No pets are allowed on board the bus, except ADA service animals.
luggage allowed on board the bus?
No, luggage is not permitted on board the bus at this time.