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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Eastern State Penitentiary Admission

Philadelphia, United States

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See the sights of Philadelphia at your own pace with a 2-day hop-on hop-off tour that includes admission to Eastern State Penitentiary, a National Historic Landmark. With the hop-on hop-off pass, you'll enjoy easy transportation to 27 stops around the city with live commentary by guides on board the double-decker bus. Get off at the attractions that interest you, such as the Rocky Steps, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell, to learn about the history and culture of one of the oldest cities in the U.S.
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Fully narrated tour
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2-Day Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
Admission to Eastern State Penitentiary, one of the most famous prisons in the world
Transportation aboard London-style Double Decker Bus
Experience the prison where notorious inmates such as Al Capone and Willie Sutton were once held
Eastern State Penitentiary admission includes “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour
Pass by 100+ Philadelphia Attractions including Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the US Mint
Professional Local Guides offer Live Commentary throughout a 1.5-Hour loop to 28 stops
Hop-On Hop-Off Audio Guides Available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin
Entrance fees (unless otherwise noted)
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Eastern State Penitentiary is not climate controlled; please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • You will receive your Eastern State Penitentiary Admission Ticket after checking in for your Hop-On Hop-Off tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours

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.

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What is the maximum group size during Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Eastern State Penitentiary Admission?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "We did go to the city on one of the coldest days in winter so bus schedule was on reduced runs, making it a long cold wait if you missed the pick up time at your spot." See review
  • "Definitely worth the value and an easy way to get around aside from an Uber." See review


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Philadelphia 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Eastern State Penitentiary
, Sep 2019
The hop on hop off tour was a really good way to see Philadelphia. The Eastern State Penitentiary was fascinating ... great place to visit
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for your review. We are happy that your enjoyed your time touring with City Sightseeing Philadelphia.
great time in Philly
, Oct 2018
We enjoyed our 2 day hop on hop off bus tour very much. The tour guides Warren and Edgar were great! Very informative and enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour.
You gotta be freaking kidding me.
paul m
, Sep 2018
Used the tour service for 2 days. First tour guide was fantastic. So much information. Second day different guide and different attitude. The guy was screaming at people in the streets as we were driving by different sites. Also kept asking those on the tour questions about the tour expecting an answer from someone. When a person got the answer wrong the guy shouted at the person “ you gotta be freaking kidding me “ and gave the answer to the pop quiz. Very cringeworthy!Also tours were not very punctual supposed to be every 20-30 minutes but ended up being 30-40 minutes. Kept asking the reps when the next tour would arrive and was continually told next 2 minutes which ended up be way longer. With today’s technology such as Uber it should not be that hard to have an app that shows real time when the next bus would arrive, this would save you having to stand around for long periods wondering if the next bus will arrive shortly or not. This would help tourists not waste so much time waiting around. Finally when we wanted to get off the bus we headed for the only door that was open and the driver was shouting at us for wanting to use that door. They were expecting us to know how to open the other doors to get off..As if!
Perfect way to see Philly when you...
Chelsey L
, Jul 2018
Perfect way to see Philly when you don't have much time to spend! Guides were great and we loved all the options. Spent the first day touring and the second day saw some other stops and Eastern State Pen. Would definitely recommend and book again. Definitely worth the value and an easy way to get around aside from an Uber.
We had a great time exploring...
, Jan 2018
We had a great time exploring Eastern State Penietentiary and also the ease of using the hop on hop off bus. The bus was great because not only did it get you from one spot to another it also explained the history of the city. We did go to the city on one of the coldest days in winter so bus schedule was on reduced runs, making it a long cold wait if you missed the pick up time at your spot. It was running every 45 minutes to an hour.
The Eastern State Penitentiary was...
, Nov 2017
The Eastern State Penitentiary was the highlight of the weekend. What an awesome tour. The city of Philadelphia is a fantastic place to explore. Cannot wait to go back.
Very good value over two days you...
, Oct 2017
Very good value over two days you can decide where to stop and get back on do choose the trip with the state penitentiary. Very interesting
Easy to book online and great...
catherine W
, Aug 2017
Easy to book online and great overview of the city. Got picked within 20 mins of our hotel and brought to stop 1. Used the passes over 2 days.

Product code: 7296P23

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