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$ 38
Jun 2007
Cleveland, OH
3 hours
Fun trolley tour of Cleveland  more... close row
$ 32
Apr 2008
Philadelphia, PA
1 hour, 30 minutes
Philadelphia trolley tour   more... close row

Description of service

This is one way to see the city of brotherly love either on a quick 1 1/2 hour fully-narrated round-trip tour or taking your time, hopping on and off the trolley the entire the day, from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm. The tour covers 18 places of interests, like the Liberty Bell, US Mint, Rodin Museum, Betsy Ross House, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the seaport and antique row. The tour company also provides complimentary shuttle services to limited areas / hotels within the city center. The fee does not include the gratuity you may or may not want to give to the driver and the guide.

Review of Service

The trolley tour is great for a newcomer, but I’ve actually taken it twice during my last two visits. I liked the set-up because the trolley allows you to appreciate the scenery more than if you are stuck inside a big bus. I like the freedom of being able to get off the bus to take pictures, visit the museum or just browse the antique shops, then just waiting for the next trolley to come and take you to the next adventure! The narration was a bit to ‘historical’ for my tastes, but I am sure the parents would love for their children to pick up a thing or two for their class. It is a lovely city, and the architecture is awe-inspiring, the graffiti very artistic. The service was courteous, the driver was careful and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and humorous. The trivia shared during the ride was fun and insightful. All in all, I think the fee was worth the experience.


Check the different companies offering the tour. They might have similar rates but concentrate on attractions you wish to see, they might not have the same places. Also, if you buy online, in advance, the tour company usually gives a discount of $5.00.

$ 18
May 2008
San Francisco, CA
4 hours
Trolley tour on famous cable cars  more... close row
$ 80
Apr 2008
Boston, Massachusetts
3 hours
Trolley tour of Boston  more... close row
$ 19
Dec 2007
Saint Augustine, Fl
one day pass
St. Augustine trolley tour  more... close row
$ 35
Mar 2008
Washington DC
all day
Price per person for trolley tour in DC  more... close row
$ 25
May 2008
Lansing, MI
1.5 hours
Trolley tour of the Lansing area  more... close row
$ 45
Jun 2008
Asheville, NC
80 minutes
Trolley tour of Asheville  more... close row
$ 35
Jul 2008
Louisville, KY
about 4.5 hours
Trolley tour of hot spot and bar venues  more... close row
$ 25
Feb 2007
Chicago, Illinois
2 - 3 Hours
Tour cost plus tip to trolley driver  more... close row
$ 1
Aug 2008
30-45 min
Historic trolley tour of Astoria, Oregon  more... close row
$ 20
Mar 2007
Dubuque, IA
1 hour
Trolley from the early 1900s   more... close row
$ 50
Apr 2008
New York City, NY
the tour was 2 days, 2 nights
Two day pass for trolley tour  more... close row
$ 30
Jun 2007
Savannah, GA
One day
Trolley tour of Savannah, GA   more... close row
$ 8
Aug 2007
Cleveland, Ohio
2 Hours
Two hour no-frills trolley tour of Cleveland  more... close row
$ 0
Aug 2008
Anchorage, Alaska
30 mintues
Trolley tour very disappointing  more... close row