Big Bus & Philadelphia Trolley Works

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Location:

North Philadelphia


1350 Schuylkill Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146
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p: (215) 389-8687
f: (215) 389-1279
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Description

Tours - Receptives

Founded over 30 years ago with a vision of providing the Philadelphia Region with superior tours and transportation services, Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus Tours is now Philadelphia's largest provider of Sightseeing Tours. For more information on our tours and to purchase tickets, please click here.

  • Hop on/Hop off Big Bus Double Decker Tour - Experience Philadelphia from the Top of a Modern Double Decker Bus! See the sights of the city on one of our Open-Top tours that offer spectacular views and entertaining stories from our fully-trained Philly friendly guides. Professional Tour Guides bring old and new Philadelphia to life on our 90+ minute fully-narrated sightseeing “City Tour.”
  • Philly by Night: Want a taste of Historic Philadelphia under a starry night sky? The Philly By Night tour — an extension of the Big Bus Double Decker tour — takes off nightly for a city-wide tour of Philadelphia’s most notable attractions.
  • Franklin’s Footsteps Walking Tour: This guided walking tour retraces the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin and his fellow patriots during the founding of our nation. This guided sightseeing tour provides an up close glimpse at colonial Philadelphia's historic past
  • Amish Experience Specialty Tour: Journey from Philadelphia to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The home to one of the oldest and largest Amish Communities in America, a place where time stands still. 
  • Combination Tours: Choose from a number of our unique combination tours that include popular Philadelphia tourist spots such as Eastern State Penitentiary, the Please Touch Museum, the Philadelphia Zoo, and the Observation Deck at One Liberty Place. 

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.51 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 0.58 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.09 miles


Experience Philadelphia from atop a Modern Double Decker Bus! Allow Philadelphia’s premier sightseeing tour company to show you the sights and tell you the tales of a city that forged a nation, cheered for Rocky, invented the soft pretzel, and houses the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Whether you choose one of our daily sightseeing tours, regional day tours, or majestic horse drawn carriage tours, our highly trained staff will enlighten and entertain you with historical tales, cultural highlights, and interesting stories of the city’s past, present, and future.

The Big Bus Sightseeing Tours are offered 7 days a week with frequent departures from the Northeast Corner of 5th and Market Streets and are offered in 7 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, German, French, and Italian. Our 90 Minute City Tour allows you to hop on and hop off at any of our 27 stops, so climb aboard the Double Decker Big Bus and enjoy the history, culture, dining, and shopping along the route!

To inquire about private tours or charters with Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus Tours please call 215-389-8687 or send an email to charters@phillytour.com


Transportation is Our Business! Philadelphia Trolley Works has the technical expertise, courteous drivers, and fleet of vehicles to design, operate, and manage your transportation services. From simple ground transportation to fully-managed events, we have the perfect combination of experience and equipment to provide top quality service at an affordable price. Our diversified, well-maintained fleet of motor coaches, mini buses, vans, double decker buses, and trolleys allows us to meet the transportation needs of large groups and individuals. 

Find out what over 500,000 annual satisfied riders already know: Philadelphia Trolley Works is the Professional Transportation Services, Systems, and Management Experts. For inquiries please call 215-389-8687 or send an email to
charters@phillytour.com


This is the best way to get to know Philadelphia and all of its history, shopping, culture and attractions. Visitors can enjoy a 90-minute narrated tour with all-day on/off privileges, including an exclusive tour of Fairmount Park. Courtesy shuttle pickup at area hotels begins at 9 a.m.

Founded over 30 years ago with a vision of providing the Philadelphia Region with superior tours and transportation services, Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus Tours is now Philadelphia's largest provider of Sightseeing Tours. For more information on our tours and to purchase tickets, please click here.

  • Hop on/Hop off Big Bus Double Decker Tour - Experience Philadelphia from the Top of a Modern Double Decker Bus! See the sights of the city on one of our Open-Top tours that offer spectacular views and entertaining stories from our fully-trained Philly friendly guides. Professional Tour Guides bring old and new Philadelphia to life on our 90+ minute fully-narrated sightseeing “City Tour.”
  • Philly by Night: Want a taste of Historic Philadelphia under a starry night sky? The Philly By Night tour — an extension of the Big Bus Double Decker tour — takes off nightly for a city-wide tour of Philadelphia’s most notable attractions.
  • Franklin’s Footsteps Walking Tour: This guided walking tour retraces the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin and his fellow patriots during the founding of our nation. This guided sightseeing tour provides an up close glimpse at colonial Philadelphia's historic past.
  • Amish Experience Specialty Tour: Journey from Philadelphia to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The home to one of the oldest and largest Amish Communities in America, a place where time stands still. 
  • Combination Tours: Choose from a number of our unique combination tours that include popular Philadelphia tourist spots such as Eastern State Penitentiary, the Please Touch Museum, the Philadelphia Zoo, and the Observation Deck at One Liberty Place. 

Allow Philadelphia’s premier sightseeing tour company to show you the sights and tell you the tales of America’s most historic city. Whether you choose a 1 day, 2 day, or 3 day pass hop on/hop off Big Bus Double Decker tour, a Big Bus Double Decker tour under Philly’s night sky, or one of our numerous combination tours, Philadelphia Trolley Works will make your visit to Philadelphia one of a kind.

For more information on our tours and to purchase tickets, please click here. For more information about booking a private tour, please call 215-389-8687 or send an email to info@phillytour.com


This is the best way to get to know Philadelphia and all of its history, shopping, culture and attractions. Visitors can enjoy a 90-minute narrated tour with all-day on/off privileges, including an exclusive tour of Fairmount Park. Courtesy shuttle pickup at area hotels begins at 9 a.m.

Transportation is our business! Choose from our wide variety of motor coaches, mini buses, vans, double decker buses, trolleys, and horse drawn carriages to meet your transportation needs. For inquiries please call 215-389-8687 or send an email to charters@phillytour.com


General

Associations:
Associations ABA
Facility Information:
Family Friendly, Family Reunion Friendly, Student Friendly
Group Information:
Group Friendly
Venue Amenities:
Guided Tours Available
Facility Amenities:
Handicap Access
Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, German, French, and Italian
Payment Options:
Payment Option CC AmEx, Payment Option CC Discover, Payment Option CC Mastercard, Payment Option CC Visa

Hours

Hours Sun:
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM every 30 minutes
Hours Mon:
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM every 45 minutes
Hours Tue:
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM every 45 minutes
Hours Wed:
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM every 45 minutes
Hours Thurs:
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM every 45 minutes
Hours Fri:
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM every 45 minutes
Hours Sat:
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM every 30 minuters

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