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Philadelphia: Double-Decker Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

1. Philadelphia: Double-Decker Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Explore the origins of America on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Philadelphia. Discover the city where America’s Founding Fathers first declared independence, and ratified the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. Along the way, enjoy stunning views of historic landmarks including the Christ Church Burial Grounds, Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross House, and Independence Hall.   Begin your tour at the Bourse Building, across from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Listen to the multilingual audio commentary as you enjoy the views from the open-top deck. See the Friendship Gate in Chinatown and be amazed by the architecture of Philadelphia’s City Hall.   Hop off to explore the various museums along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including the world's largest collection of post-impressionist art at the Barnes Foundation. Marvel at Philadelphia’s skyline and stop to enjoy a bird’s-eye view from the One Liberty Observation Deck. Pass through the charming neighborhood of Society Hill and end your tour with a drive along the banks of the Delaware River. Stops:  • The Bourse Building  • Betsy Ross House  • National Constitution Center  • Chinatown  • Reading Terminal Market  • Love Park  • Cathedral Basilica  • Logan Circle  • Rodin Museum  • Eastern State Penitentiary  • Special Events - The Perelman Building  • The Rocky Steps and Statue  • West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Boat House Row  • Civil War Memorial  • Please Touch Museum  • Philadelphia Zoo  • Franklin Institute  • Mutter Museum  • One Liberty Observation Deck  • Avenue of the Arts  • Society Hill, Antique Row  • Mother Bethel A.M.E Church  • Headhouse Square  • Vietnam & Korean War Memorials  • Penns Landing  • Museum of the American Revolution  • Christ Church  • The Liberty Bell

Philadelphia: Philadelphia Zoo Entry Ticket

2. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Zoo Entry Ticket

Meet the exotic animals at Philadelphia Zoo, America's first zoo, for a family-friendly day out. See big cats and primates, exotic birds, reptiles, and insects. The first-ever zoo in America is home to almost 1,900 animals, many of which are rare and endangered. The Philadelphia Zoo has a revolutionary animal travel and exploration system, which allows primates and big cats to move above and across the main visitor pathway. Other exhibits at the Philadelphia Zoo include Big Cat Falls, the McNeil Avian Center, the PECO Primate Reserve, and KidZooU, an interactive wildlife academy featuring dynamic displays, rare breeds, and indoor-outdoor learning. The zoo is famous for its historic architecture, including the country home of William Penn's grandson. It also features a botanical collection with over 500 plant species. Philadelphia Zoo is situated in a charming 42-acre Victorian garden with tree-lined walks, formal shrubbery, and animal sculptures. Make your Philadelphia Zoo visit a memorable family day. From scavenger hunts and rope courses to carousel rides and animal experiences, the zoo offers a number of attractions for visitors of all ages.

Philadelphia: Go City All-Inclusive Pass w/ 30+ Attractions

3. Philadelphia: Go City All-Inclusive Pass w/ 30+ Attractions

Enjoy an all-inclusive pass that gets you into 30 Philadelphia attractions and tours. Just select the number of days you want to sightsee for (1, 2, 3 or 5 days), then enjoy admission to as many included attractions as you want to. With Go City you can save up to 50%* on top Philadelphia attractions, compared to buying individual tickets. Simply show your Philadelphia pass at included attractions or tour for admission and pay nothing at the gate. Activate the pass by visiting your first attraction, then, use it on consecutive calendar days. The Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass includes the following activities: • Hop-on, Hop-off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour • Eastern State Penitentiary • Franklin Institute Science Museum • Philadelphia Museum of Art • National Constitution Center • Betsy Ross House • Adventure Aquarium • Philadelphia Zoo • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia • Barnes Foundation • Academy of Natural Science • Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial • Ghost Tour of Philadelphia • Independence Seaport Museum • Christ Church Burial Ground Tour • Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History • Dark Philly Adult Night Tour • National Liberty Museum • Longwood Gardens • African American Museum • Rodin Museum • Revolution and Founding Father's Tour • Penn Museum • RiverLink Ferry • Brandywine Museum of Art • Philadelphia Movie & Television Tour • South Philly Italian Market Tour • Philadelphia Street Art Tour • Red Rum Theatre: A Murder Mystery Show • Philadelphia Food & Cheesesteak Tour • Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop 1-Day Pass • $20.00 Dining Credit at The Cauldron Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Philadelphia: Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour

4. Philadelphia: Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour

Climb aboard the double-decker hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and discover the sights of Philadelphia at your own pace. Benefit from the services on an onboard guide and avail of frequent departures every day of the week. Learn the history of the city and its cultural attractions, and hear where the best places to eat and shop are along the way. Follow in the footsteps of "Rocky" and climb the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoy an authentic cheesesteak or retrace the steps of the founding fathers and see where they signed the Declaration of Independence. Sit back and enjoy the 90-minute ride around Philly seeing almost 30 points of interest along the way. Sights you will see: • Independence Visitor Center (northeast corner of 5th and Market Streets) • Betsy Ross House  • U.S. Mint and Ben Franklin’s Grave  • National Constitution Center  • Chinatown (northeast corner of Arch Street at 10th Street) • Reading Terminal Market/Convention Center  • City Hall and Love Park • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul/Sister Cities  • Barnes Foundation (21st Street and Ben Franklin Parkway)  • Rodin Museum • Eastern State Penitentiary • Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art • Philadelphia Zoo  • Please Touch Museum/Memorial Hall/Fairmount Park • Rocky Steps • Philadelphia Museum of Art • Franklin Institute/Logan Circle • The Bellevue/Rittenhouse Square • Academy of Music/Broad Street • Antiques Row (10th and Pine Street) • South Street/Headhouse Square • Vietnam Veterans Memorial • Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing/Columbus Boulevard • Penn's Landing/Waterfront • Old City/Christ Church • Museum of American Jewish History

Philadelphia: Go City Explorer Pass with 3 to 7 Attractions

5. Philadelphia: Go City Explorer Pass with 3 to 7 Attractions

The Explorer Pass by Go City is a multi-attraction pass that includes admission to 3, 4, 5, or 7 Philadelphia attractions of your choice. There are 30 attractions and tours to choose from and you can save up to 50%* off compared to buying separate attraction tickets. Simply purchase a pass for the number of attractions you want to visit. There's no need to decide which attractions you want to visit before your trip. Just choose as you go from the options included. Visiting your first attraction activates your pass. Then, you’ll have 60 days to use it. Show your pass to get entry and pay nothing at the gate. You'll get all the information you need including attraction descriptions and opening hours on the PDF guide or Go City app. Choose from the following attractions: • Hop-on hop-off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour • Eastern State Penitentiary • Franklin Institute Science Museum • Adventure Aquarium • Philadelphia Zoo • Philadelphia Museum of Art • Philadelphia Food & Cheesesteak Tour • National Constitution Center • Betsy Ross House • Barnes Foundation • Academy of Natural Science • Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial • Ghost Tour of Philadelphia • Independence Seaport Museum • Christ Church Burial Ground Tour • Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History • Dark Philly Adult Night Tour • National Liberty Museum • Longwood Gardens • African American Museum • Rodin Museum • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia • Penn Museum • Brandywine Museum of Art • Red Rum Theatre: A Murder Mystery Show • RiverLink Ferry • Revolution and Founding Father's Tour • Philadelphia Movie & Television Tour • South Philly Italian Market Tour • Philadelphia Street Art Tour • $20.00 Dining Credit at The Cauldron Please note attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

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Philadelphia: Double-Decker Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Philadelphia: Double-Decker Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Explore the origins of America on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Philadelphia. Discover the city where America’s Founding Fathers first declared independence, and ratified the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. Along the way, enjoy stunning views of historic landmarks including the Christ Church Burial Grounds, Elfreth’s Alley, the Betsy Ross House, and Independence Hall.   Begin your tour at the Bourse Building, across from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Listen to the multilingual audio commentary as you enjoy the views from the open-top deck. See the Friendship Gate in Chinatown and be amazed by the architecture of Philadelphia’s City Hall.   Hop off to explore the various museums along Benjamin Franklin Parkway, including the world's largest collection of post-impressionist art at the Barnes Foundation. Marvel at Philadelphia’s skyline and stop to enjoy a bird’s-eye view from the One Liberty Observation Deck. Pass through the charming neighborhood of Society Hill and end your tour with a drive along the banks of the Delaware River. Stops:  • The Bourse Building  • Betsy Ross House  • National Constitution Center  • Chinatown  • Reading Terminal Market  • Love Park  • Cathedral Basilica  • Logan Circle  • Rodin Museum  • Eastern State Penitentiary  • Special Events - The Perelman Building  • The Rocky Steps and Statue  • West Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Boat House Row  • Civil War Memorial  • Please Touch Museum  • Philadelphia Zoo  • Franklin Institute  • Mutter Museum  • One Liberty Observation Deck  • Avenue of the Arts  • Society Hill, Antique Row  • Mother Bethel A.M.E Church  • Headhouse Square  • Vietnam & Korean War Memorials  • Penns Landing  • Museum of the American Revolution  • Christ Church  • The Liberty Bell

Philadelphia: Philadelphia Zoo Entry Ticket

Philadelphia: Philadelphia Zoo Entry Ticket

Meet the exotic animals at Philadelphia Zoo, America's first zoo, for a family-friendly day out. See big cats and primates, exotic birds, reptiles, and insects. The first-ever zoo in America is home to almost 1,900 animals, many of which are rare and endangered. The Philadelphia Zoo has a revolutionary animal travel and exploration system, which allows primates and big cats to move above and across the main visitor pathway. Other exhibits at the Philadelphia Zoo include Big Cat Falls, the McNeil Avian Center, the PECO Primate Reserve, and KidZooU, an interactive wildlife academy featuring dynamic displays, rare breeds, and indoor-outdoor learning. The zoo is famous for its historic architecture, including the country home of William Penn's grandson. It also features a botanical collection with over 500 plant species. Philadelphia Zoo is situated in a charming 42-acre Victorian garden with tree-lined walks, formal shrubbery, and animal sculptures. Make your Philadelphia Zoo visit a memorable family day. From scavenger hunts and rope courses to carousel rides and animal experiences, the zoo offers a number of attractions for visitors of all ages.

Philadelphia: Go City All-Inclusive Pass w/ 30+ Attractions

Philadelphia: Go City All-Inclusive Pass w/ 30+ Attractions

Enjoy an all-inclusive pass that gets you into 30 Philadelphia attractions and tours. Just select the number of days you want to sightsee for (1, 2, 3 or 5 days), then enjoy admission to as many included attractions as you want to. With Go City you can save up to 50%* on top Philadelphia attractions, compared to buying individual tickets. Simply show your Philadelphia pass at included attractions or tour for admission and pay nothing at the gate. Activate the pass by visiting your first attraction, then, use it on consecutive calendar days. The Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass includes the following activities: • Hop-on, Hop-off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour • Eastern State Penitentiary • Franklin Institute Science Museum • Philadelphia Museum of Art • National Constitution Center • Betsy Ross House • Adventure Aquarium • Philadelphia Zoo • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia • Barnes Foundation • Academy of Natural Science • Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial • Ghost Tour of Philadelphia • Independence Seaport Museum • Christ Church Burial Ground Tour • Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History • Dark Philly Adult Night Tour • National Liberty Museum • Longwood Gardens • African American Museum • Rodin Museum • Revolution and Founding Father's Tour • Penn Museum • RiverLink Ferry • Brandywine Museum of Art • Philadelphia Movie & Television Tour • South Philly Italian Market Tour • Philadelphia Street Art Tour • Red Rum Theatre: A Murder Mystery Show • Philadelphia Food & Cheesesteak Tour • Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop 1-Day Pass • $20.00 Dining Credit at The Cauldron Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Philadelphia: Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour

Philadelphia: Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour

Climb aboard the double-decker hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and discover the sights of Philadelphia at your own pace. Benefit from the services on an onboard guide and avail of frequent departures every day of the week. Learn the history of the city and its cultural attractions, and hear where the best places to eat and shop are along the way. Follow in the footsteps of "Rocky" and climb the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoy an authentic cheesesteak or retrace the steps of the founding fathers and see where they signed the Declaration of Independence. Sit back and enjoy the 90-minute ride around Philly seeing almost 30 points of interest along the way. Sights you will see: • Independence Visitor Center (northeast corner of 5th and Market Streets) • Betsy Ross House  • U.S. Mint and Ben Franklin’s Grave  • National Constitution Center  • Chinatown (northeast corner of Arch Street at 10th Street) • Reading Terminal Market/Convention Center  • City Hall and Love Park • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul/Sister Cities  • Barnes Foundation (21st Street and Ben Franklin Parkway)  • Rodin Museum • Eastern State Penitentiary • Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art • Philadelphia Zoo  • Please Touch Museum/Memorial Hall/Fairmount Park • Rocky Steps • Philadelphia Museum of Art • Franklin Institute/Logan Circle • The Bellevue/Rittenhouse Square • Academy of Music/Broad Street • Antiques Row (10th and Pine Street) • South Street/Headhouse Square • Vietnam Veterans Memorial • Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing/Columbus Boulevard • Penn's Landing/Waterfront • Old City/Christ Church • Museum of American Jewish History

Philadelphia: Go City Explorer Pass with 3 to 7 Attractions

Philadelphia: Go City Explorer Pass with 3 to 7 Attractions

The Explorer Pass by Go City is a multi-attraction pass that includes admission to 3, 4, 5, or 7 Philadelphia attractions of your choice. There are 30 attractions and tours to choose from and you can save up to 50%* off compared to buying separate attraction tickets. Simply purchase a pass for the number of attractions you want to visit. There's no need to decide which attractions you want to visit before your trip. Just choose as you go from the options included. Visiting your first attraction activates your pass. Then, you’ll have 60 days to use it. Show your pass to get entry and pay nothing at the gate. You'll get all the information you need including attraction descriptions and opening hours on the PDF guide or Go City app. Choose from the following attractions: • Hop-on hop-off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour • Eastern State Penitentiary • Franklin Institute Science Museum • Adventure Aquarium • Philadelphia Zoo • Philadelphia Museum of Art • Philadelphia Food & Cheesesteak Tour • National Constitution Center • Betsy Ross House • Barnes Foundation • Academy of Natural Science • Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial • Ghost Tour of Philadelphia • Independence Seaport Museum • Christ Church Burial Ground Tour • Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History • Dark Philly Adult Night Tour • National Liberty Museum • Longwood Gardens • African American Museum • Rodin Museum • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia • Penn Museum • Brandywine Museum of Art • Red Rum Theatre: A Murder Mystery Show • RiverLink Ferry • Revolution and Founding Father's Tour • Philadelphia Movie & Television Tour • South Philly Italian Market Tour • Philadelphia Street Art Tour • $20.00 Dining Credit at The Cauldron Please note attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

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4.4
(410 reviews)

Highly recommend this excursion!! I booked it to pass the time during my 6 hour flight layover and it turned out to be the best part of my trip. The tour was packed with interesting information, many beautiful and historical stops, and the staff were professional, friendly and helpful. The included airport shuttle was a nice plus. Will do it again when I have more time!

We enjoyed the trip. Our guide was very informative. The gentleman who assisted us to get a shuttle to Please Touch Museum was very helpful. We liked the shuttle trip to the museum and being driven by a very nice lady. Both gave us pointers on how to maximize our trip. Thank you very much.

I really liked the the views of the city siting inside the bus. The day was windy so me and my fiance decided not to sit in the top deck. The tour guide was ok, he did speak about some unknown facts about the historical buildings and streets.

Fun Informative Relaxing Convenient I spent most of the day hopping on and off the buses. Staff were super helpful and friendly

Took my kid there for his first birthday and he had a ball.