Fronting the Potomac River, Georgetown is an evocative neighborhood, combining the most elegant, wedding-cake exterior décor of Washington D.C. with a genuine sense of lived-in bustle. The neighborhood is rich with American Federal and ... 

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4 star rating: Recommended
June 2014

Great for seeing all the sights. Informative too! 4 lines taking you throughout DC and Georgetown, plus a free cruise on the Potomac. The only drawbacks were that sometimes the stops were not clearly marked, which means a lot when you're talking about something as large as the national cathedral.

Doing what: Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

All the routes covered everything in Washington you may wish to see. Went to the zoo and saw the pandas, Arlington and all that entails, Pentagon, Georgetown, all the museums and the Washington Mall. The narrators were knowledgable and the drivers very safe. Worth every penny and was great value, as well as the best way to get around over 3 days. Stops were easy to recognise and buses ran on time which was essential for early morning and changeover routes. Had people on the ground also helping with information at a lot of stops. Just one minor complaint, the marching band music was far too loud on one bus early in the morning with recorded comments, even without earphones.

Doing what: Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2013

Completed 3 tours. Georgetown tour was lovely lots to see and very informative. The main tour of the Museums/ Whitehouse / Capitol Hill etc was excellent due at least in part to Tour Guide Matthew who was most entertaining and informative. We also completed the Blue tour which was also good, if a bit rushed. Overall the tours were well worth the money, but you best with a flesh and blood guide.

Doing what: Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2013

The tour is very informative and goes to many spots. It wasn't an option if you needed to be at a certain location on a time frame as the buses run on loops. We were delayed on the yellow loop due to a minor accident going to the Georgetown area. An inconsiderate car owner parked his car with half of it extending past the no parking sign. How the bus driver missed scraping down the side of that expensive car is any wonder but she did tap a light post to avoid it. We had to wait until another bus could come so they could evaluate the current bus. This was frustrating as this bus had stopped several times while new passengers got on and had to pay slowing the trip down extensively.

Overall, it was nice to get to see and hear the history of the city.

Doing what: Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2013

It really is a great way to see a lot of DC. Start by hopping on the red route and see the monuments, then ride it again and stop where you want. Start early...the wait times for the buses are very long later in the day. I'd give it another star, except we (and 20 others) waited over 45 minutes for our last bus to take us back from Georgetown Harbor, and then I finally just got a cab to a metro to take us home. Not sure how long everyone else was there. Also, the automated voiceover is pretty good, but we had one driver who just tried to talk (was the voiceover broken?) and was terrible.

Doing what: Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
June 2013

I was planning on loving this tour but it turned out to be an epic fail! I spent well over 200 dollars on this tour and used it for FOUR stops! USE A TAXI!! They are everywhere and this tour bus is NOT. You have to wait a minimum of 30 minutes for a bus to arrive. And besides, you can WALK most places... I only needed this bus for Georgetown and the cathedral, otherwise we walked everywhere!

Doing what: Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2013

The 48 hour hop on hop off was great for our family. After 3 days of walking the Mall sites, we were able to see some of the sites not on the mall like Arlington, Georgetown, and the National Cathedral. We were also able to combine walking and hopping to maximize our time and our kids (12 and 10) cooperation with all of the sightseeing. We would recommend this tour.

Doing what: Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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