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Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour provided by Philadelphia Trolley Works

Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour

Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour
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Our Philly By Night tour offers a spectacular view of the city after dark, when our skyline is beautifully transformed with lights. The tour passes by historic sites such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and makes a stop at the Philadelphia Art Museum's "Rocky Steps" where you can snap a photo with the hometown hero or run to the top of the steps for the best view of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and City Hall. The tour also travels through historic Society Hill and along Penn's Landing.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Get to know the city of Philadelphia and its top attractions on this entertaining and educational double-decker bus tour. See the city while it’s illuminated for the evening — the popular ‘Philly by Night Tour.’ Enjoy the evening view with a live commentary of interesting facts and stories from an expert guide who knows the city inside and out. Learn about the history and happenings of Philadelphia, a city that forged a nation, as the bus rolls along from one location to the next. Visit popular sites like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, the United States Mint, the Constitution Center, City Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famed Rocky Steps — plus America’s first zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo — to name just a few. It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know the city, its history and the cultural attractions it offers. The entire loop takes about 90 minutes to complete and also features special stops to climb the aforementioned Rocky Steps and to take pictures of Philadelphia's nighttime skyline, if desired. A sightseeing tour of Philadelphia has never been easier — or more fun — than the ‘Philly by Night Tour.’ Experience Philadelphia in this unique way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Get to know the city of Philadelphia and its top attractions on this entertaining and educational double-decker bus tour. See the city while it’s illuminated for the evening — the popular ‘Philly by Night Tour.’ Enjoy the evening view with a live commentary of interesting facts and stories from an expert guide who knows the city inside and out. Learn about the history and happenings of Philadelphia, a city that forged a nation, as the bus rolls along from one location to the next. Visit popular sites like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, the United States Mint, the Constitution Center, City Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famed Rocky Steps — plus America’s first zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo — to name just a few. It truly is a fun and fast way to get to know the city, its history and the cultural attractions it offers. The entire loop takes about 90 minutes to complete and also features special stops to climb the aforementioned Rocky Steps and to take pictures of Philadelphia's nighttime skyline, if desired. A sightseeing tour of Philadelphia has never been easier — or more fun — than the ‘Philly by Night Tour.’ Experience Philadelphia in this unique way.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13471P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by bus with tour escort/host
  • Our Philly By Night tour offers a spectacular view of the beautiful lit city after dark
  • The tour passes by historic sites such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
  • Stop at the Philadelphia Art Museum's "Rocky Steps" where you can snap a photo with a hometown hero
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Guest Entrance, 1200 Filbert St at, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA This sightseeing tour begins at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, located on Market Street, a 1-minute walk from Reading Terminal Market.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, an alternative date or full refund will be offered
  • The tour is fully narrated by a local, professional guide.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by bus with tour escort/host
  • Our Philly By Night tour offers a spectacular view of the beautiful lit city after dark
  • The tour passes by historic sites such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
  • Stop at the Philadelphia Art Museum's "Rocky Steps" where you can snap a photo with a hometown hero
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Guest Entrance, 1200 Filbert St at, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA This sightseeing tour begins at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, located on Market Street, a 1-minute walk from Reading Terminal Market.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, an alternative date or full refund will be offered
  • The tour is fully narrated by a local, professional guide.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

4.5
21 reviews
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Monia Y
1 contribution
Single mom two thumbs up!!
I almost didn’t do this tour because I’m traveling alone with my 12 year old son. One of the reviews said the pick up was in an unsafe location. At the last minute I went ahead and booked. So glad I did! The pick up location is right across the street from Reading Market and right next to the downtown Marriot. Perfectly fine!!! They even had a shuttle bus come and pick me up from my downtown hotel and drive me there! It was fun, kept my 12 year old son interested, had a lot if Philly character, great eating recommendations and all around amazing night. Totally worth it! And I’m a cheapskate!!!
Written 9 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eric B
1 contribution
Bait and Switch
The Trip advisor page says two hours. When you arrive they tell you 90 mins and the actual tour was 65 mins. Total bait and switch. Also, the pickup location in Downtown Philly is filled with the homeless, drug addicts, and shady characters at night. My daughter did not feel safe. Finally the open air double decker bus drives under about 100 trees with branches that can whack you in the face or cut you up real good. We actually got hit a few times. The tour guide yelled duck about a dozen times and I told my daughter to duck about another dozen. When you duck you miss the site because the bus is going by so quickly. Also, many of the sites are not lite at night and your view is blocked by tres and bushes. The only experience that was positive was the tour guide seems to be very educated on the sites. I do not recommend at night or this location for pickup, at least at night. I will be requesting a refund.
Written 2 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PWMcMahon
Hello Eric B, Thank you for your feedback on the Philly By Night tour. This tour is scheduled to be 90 minutes. I have revised the Trip Advisor listing accordingly, and I apologize for the oversight on our part. Thank you for pointing this out. I inquired internally about the length of the tour. It seems that there was police activity blocking the usual tour route this day. This required us to modify the normal route which resulted in a slightly shorter tour. This would also account for the increased occurrence of tree branches you encountered since this was not the typical route. I apologize for the inconvenience, but we were adapting to an unexpected situation the best we could. In terms of the conditions of the pickup location, these are largely beyond our control, unfortunately, as this is a public area in a large city. We do appreciate your positive comments about our tour guide, however. Given your difficulties during your tour, I can help you with a refund. I hope you will give us another chance in the future. Thanks, Philadelphia Trolley Works
Written 6 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AlesiaC3
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
Amazing!
The tour guide was so friendly as personable..also veryyy knowledgeable! We were able to get off the bus, and enjoy the city! The sights were perfect and the views were scheduled perfectly to take amazing pics!
Written 24 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Clear2send
New York City, NY87 contributions
Enjoyable Evening
A great way to tour the city at night. Very interesting & our guide was very knowledgeable. It was a most enjoyable evening!
Written 20 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ashley L
10 contributions
Excellent Tour
Sep 2019 • Business
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to learn a little about Philadelphia but not wanting the daytime crowds. Also great for an after convention activity.
Written 24 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Ashley L, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed our Philly by Night tour. Our night tour is a great option for those visiting the city who have daytime obligations. The comprehensive tour offers a stop at the famous Rocky Steps, and the views are spectacular from the double decker during the evening hours.
Written 1 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roger H
Bloomington, IL35 contributions
Amazing to see Philadelphia by night!
Sep 2019
We were ready to sit since we had been on our feet all day so this was a perfect way to continue to learn more about Philadelphia. Our tour guide was amazing with so much knowledge to share. Sorry I don’t recall his name but we did the 8 pm tour on 9/16. Highly recommend!
Written 22 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello RogerH189, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed our Philly By Night tour. Your tour guide was Bill, a native Philadelphian, who loves to share his vast knowledge of his city with visitors. The Philly By Night tour is a a perfect way to sit back and enjoy the sites against the backdrop of the lights of the city. Thank you for recommending Big Bus Philadelphia.
Written 23 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jason R
New Hampton, IA379 contributions
Great Experience
Aug 2019
This tour was WELL worth our time! We were in town for only two days, and weren't confident in our ability to navigate the city. This tour was a great way to see many of the sites that we would have otherwise blown off. The guide was knowledgeable, as you'd expect, and offered great insights. It's the smartest $30 we spent.
Written 10 September 2019
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Hello L1351EXjasonr, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed the tour. Our tour is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the city, especially when you have limited time. Our 27 stop hop on/hop off tour is comprehensive and covers 14 miles of historic sites and modern museums and attractions. Our guides are expert and really enjoy sharing their city with visitors. Thank you for acknowledging their expertise.
Written 11 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pens58
6 contributions
Fantastic views
My daughter and I enjoyed it. Did it our first night in town. Beautiful views and we had a great tour guide. The only drawback for me personally was it wasn't very well organized. We got there and didn't know where to check in, no one really offered to help us, boarded late. Once going however, well worth the time.
Written 31 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Pens58, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed our Philly By Night tour. I do apologize for any inconvenience you experienced prior to boarding the bus. Thank you for acknowledging your guide. All our guides enjoy sharing their city with visitors, and offer an engaging and informative tour. There really is no better introduction to our beautiful city than seeing the sites lit up at night, and the views offered from atop the double decker bus.
Written 3 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SeanPsyD
Cordele, GA161 contributions
Great and easy availability by showing up
Aug 2019
I had an evening in Philly before flying out the next day and this looked like an interesting thing to do, but trying to book online at the last minute it showed not available. I called them and they said there is guaranteed availability if you show up to the meeting spot outside the Marriott at 730 PM. I did just that and it was easy to book a seat. The tour was very informative and the guide hardly had time to take a breathe as he pointed out each and every sight possible. There was so much information I don't know if I retained much, but I definately learned that I need to come back and spend some serious time checking out the sights. There are two stops on the tour; one to see boat house row lit up and one to run up the art museum steps and see the statue of "Rocky."
Written 26 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello SeanPsyD, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed our Philly By Night tour. Purchasing tickets for all our tours can be done on site the day of the tour, so I do apologize for any confusion the on line purchase caused. Thank you for acknowledging our guide. All our guides are expert, and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge of the city's rich history and current events with visitors. The Art Museum and Boat House Row are particularly beautiful at night, lit up in lights, and the Philly By Night tour is a great way to experience those sites. I am pleased our tour helped to inspire you to visit the city again.
Written 28 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kim A
Athens5 contributions
Philadelphia Trip
Aug 2019
First time to Philly and so glad I took this tour. The tour operators were friendly and very knowledgeable of the city. It was great that I could hop on and off as needed, I was a little nervous about that at first but it was easy as staff had told me.
Written 20 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello KA, Thank you for choosing Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus. I am pleased you enjoyed the tour, and used it to enhance your first visit to Philadelphia. Thank you for acknowledging our friendly, helpful, and informed staff. Our sales and tour staff strive to provide outstanding customer service, and appreciate when it is recognized. I am pleased you found the hop on & off feature easy to use. It is a convenient option.
Written 22 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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flwrhead12
flwrhead12
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Definitely recommend!
Learned so much, the tour was great! It wasn't too much for my 78 year old mom, but I recommend tennis shoes.
bhijayc
bhijayc
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Great Way to Start Your Philly Adventure
This is a fabulous way to get a great overview of all things Philadelphia. Our guide was terrific; very knowledgeab
MaynardJK69
MaynardJK69
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Great way to see the city!
We loved the hop on/hop off option. We were in Philly for a day and it certainly helped us see everything we wanted
Murph M
Murph M
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Worth It
This tour gives one the lay of the land. It allows you to ascertain where/what you actually want to visit and the
STLBob27
STLBob27
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Fun and interesting way to quickly get an overview of the many sights in downtown Philadelphia
We took the Hop On Hop Off bus in Philadelphia on Thursday 7/19. The temperature was 93 degrees with 99 degree heat
Andrea B
Andrea B
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Don’t waste your money
Purchased 4 tickets for this tour and was told we could hop on at any location and that the next bus would be there
lizaes
lizaes
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Well
It's pretty cool, the people explains very well about the history of the places, the only thing that I could compla
cjwilk
cjwilk
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Great tour of Philly, now to go visit by ourselves the things we saw on the bus tour.
It was a great, clean and enjoyable trip sight-seeing Philly! The driver and tour guide were great, the system they
danielhU900MC
danielhU900MC
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Last Tour of our Vacation
We actually did the Franklin Footsteps Tour as the last tour of our four days in Philadelphia. It was a good summar
207genam
207genam
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Poor Customer Service
The tour itself was fine. The issue for us was in the actual customer service. We purchased tickets for an 11 am to
Davin D
Davin D
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Great way to get around
Great way to get around. The trolley is a great way to tour the city you can get on and get off and see the things
LadyJ-102
LadyJ-102
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Ok - Nothing to Write Home About.
Booked this tour after exiting our visit to the Liberty Bell. We asked for the hour carriage ride since it was a re
Qtip1992
Qtip1992
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Friendly fun
The driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. He wore a mask and i never once felt like my health was compromised
784gardners
784gardners
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Top Knotch Philly Tour
Very informative by a very knowledgeable presenter. Great Highlight Tour of Philly !!! You won't be disappointed -
Obiewankenobi
Obiewankenobi
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Nice way to start a vacation
This comfortable tour gave a great historic overview of Philadelphia. It was worth the price. Nice carriage..
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