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Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour

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Overview

Get a new perspective on the City of Brotherly Love with this nighttime sightseeing tour. Climb on board a double-decker bus and explore the best that Philadelphia has to offer. Visit 27 of Philly’s top attractions — like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Penn’s Landing and the Rocky Steps at the entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art — on a 90-minute loop around this historic city.
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Philadelphia
  • See the city as it’s lit up for the evening
  • Visit many of the Philly’s most popular sites and landmark locations
  • Listen to the on-board commentary and get to know the sites
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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
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

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.

Departure Time

8:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Philadelphia Trolley Works
For a fun and informative overview on the city of Philadelphia, take the 'Philly By Night' double-decker bus tour. This 2-hour adventure offers a different perspective on the 'City of Brotherly Love' in the evening, with all the attractions and landmark locations lit up under the night sky. This sightseeing tour begins at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, located on Market Street, a 1-minute walk from Reading Terminal Market. The bus leaves at 8pm and the suggested boarding time is 7:30pm. 'Philly by Night' is not of the 'hop-on hop-off' variety, but passengers will have the opportunity to climb the famous Rocky Steps at the entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and to take pictures of the city's nighttime skyline. Enjoy live narration from a tour guide/host, who will share interesting stories and facts about one of America's oldest cities. Along the way, visit Penn's Landing, South Street, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Chinatown, the Avenue of the Arts, the Ben Franklin Parkway, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and much more. The tour ends back at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown around 10pm.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Independence Hall
For a fun and informative overview on the city of Philadelphia, take the 'Philly By Night' double-decker bus tour. This 2-hour adventure offers a different perspective on the 'City of Brotherly Love' in the evening, with all the attractions and landmark locations lit up under the night sky.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
City Hall Visitor Center
For a fun and informative overview on the city of Philadelphia, take the 'Philly By Night' double-decker bus tour. This 2-hour adventure offers a different perspective on the 'City of Brotherly Love' in the evening, with all the attractions and landmark locations lit up under the night sky.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
United States Mint
For a fun and informative overview on the city of Philadelphia, take the 'Philly By Night' double-decker bus tour. This 2-hour adventure offers a different perspective on the 'City of Brotherly Love' in the evening, with all the attractions and landmark locations lit up under the night sky.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Philadelphia Museum of Art
For a fun and informative overview on the city of Philadelphia, take the 'Philly By Night' double-decker bus tour. This 2-hour adventure offers a different perspective on the 'City of Brotherly Love' in the evening, with all the attractions and landmark locations lit up under the night sky.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Penn's Landing
For a fun and informative overview on the city of Philadelphia, take the 'Philly By Night' double-decker bus tour. This 2-hour adventure offers a different perspective on the 'City of Brotherly Love' in the evening, with all the attractions and landmark locations lit up under the night sky.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Philadelphia Zoo
For a fun and informative overview on the city of Philadelphia, take the 'Philly By Night' double-decker bus tour. This 2-hour adventure offers a different perspective on the 'City of Brotherly Love' in the evening, with all the attractions and landmark locations lit up under the night sky.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Betsy Ross House
For a fun and informative overview on the city of Philadelphia, take the 'Philly By Night' double-decker bus tour. This 2-hour adventure offers a different perspective on the 'City of Brotherly Love' in the evening, with all the attractions and landmark locations lit up under the night sky.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Constitution Center
For a fun and informative overview on the city of Philadelphia, take the 'Philly By Night' double-decker bus tour. This 2-hour adventure offers a different perspective on the 'City of Brotherly Love' in the evening, with all the attractions and landmark locations lit up under the night sky.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Liberty Bell Center
For a fun and informative overview on the city of Philadelphia, take the 'Philly By Night' double-decker bus tour. This 2-hour adventure offers a different perspective on the 'City of Brotherly Love' in the evening, with all the attractions and landmark locations lit up under the night sky.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Philadelphia Museum Of Art steps
'Philly by Night' is not of the 'hop-on hop-off' variety, but passengers will have the opportunity to climb the famous Rocky Steps at the entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and to take pictures of the city's nighttime skyline.
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • Courtesy shuttle available from Center City hotels to the departure point
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The tour is fully narrated by a local, professional guide.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Philadelphia TrolleyWorks

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour.

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star-4
Right intro to Philly
Terese_J
, Sep 2021
Very friendly and knowledgeable guide! Open to questions and further recommendations. We made a list of places we wanted to explore further based on this experience.
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star-5
Fun times had by all
Kristin_B
, Aug 2021
Was in Philly for the weekend with some good friends. We decided to do this instead of doing each individual activity. The 90 min tour was great to see so much of Philly in a concise manner. We ate dinner before at Hard Rock Cafe. All in a all a good tour and we sat on top. Bring a sweater.
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star-5
Live, Love Laugh Philadelphia!!
T_T
, Jul 2021
The tour was super informative and energetic!! We were sad when the tour ended, it inspired you to go and seek out the remaining history with in Philadelphia!!
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star-5
Great tour!!
tracyc796
, Aug 2019
This tour was very good. The best part was the stop at the Rocky statue where we ran up the steps. The city of Philadelphia looks great at night and the tour did a good job at showing us the historical sites.
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star-4
A good way to Philly at Night
BLKSQ
, Jul 2019
Shortly before our bus was due to leave there was a torrential rain shower that lasted around 25 minutes, so everyone on the upper deck quickly moved downstairs as the rain was so heavy. The tour guide and driver delayed the departure of the bus as the rain was easing, and once it had stopped they went to a local take-away shop to get kitchen towels so everyone could wipe the seats upstairs, which was really good of them. Once underway, the guide (who's name I can't remember) was entertaining and provided useful information about the city. Despite the late start, we still had the full tour and didn't feel it had been cut short.
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star-5
Grreat Tour
Inspire29954803069
, Apr 2019
This tour is well worth the money. Billy our guide was jam packed with marvelous info about Philly. The driver was safe and very efficient and skillful in getting us down those streets. Beautiful!
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star-5
Delightful experience
W1799PUcarolinat
, Oct 2018
I enjoyed the tour and sights, it was a great way to get the most of my business trip. The bus was clean, the commentary was both informative, light-hearted . There is one stop on the famous "rocky steps" and you get to see the skyline by night
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Can't See Out of Windows
mominator5107
, Oct 2018
If the weather is undesirable, or if a guest is disabled and can't climb stairs to the top (open) area, the downstairs, interior windows are covered with advertising. You can still hear the tour but are unable to see out. The guide was good and the tour would be great as long as you are OK with climbing stairs and being seated outdoors while winding through the city.
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star-5
Great way to get to Philadelphia attractions
necmann
, Jul 2018
The buses are clean, well staffed and run on time. Tour guides are friendly and helpful. The stops are frequent and take you to many of the notable attractions in the metro Philadelphia area.
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it was nice, I was disappointed that...
Denise D
, Sep 2016
it was nice, I was disappointed that it did the exact tour of the day time City tour. It would have been nice to see something different.
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