59 reviews of 2-Day Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Reviewed by Bruce P, June 2011
Our family loved this trip and loved riding on the open top buses. The only problem we had was catching the busses at the stops that we made. Many times the busses just went past us and did not pick anyone up. We were stranded at the Lincoln Memorial for an extra 1 1/2 hours because we weren't getting picked up. When we did get picked up they just kept telling us that the busses were over heating and not keeping up. We were also told that some of the busses were in accidents, while one bus would come around just to sell tickets and not pick up passengers. Seems like their could have been some more busses on the routes so we didn't have to miss some of our vacation always waiting on a bus.
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Reviewed by Sonja T, April 2012
I and my family were REALLY disappointed in this tour.
First of all, we arrived at Union Station and went to the front of the Postal Museum to meet the tour as instructed. When I saw no sign for the tour, I called the number that was the designated "local contact" on my email confirmation. They were supremely unhelpgul and furthermore said they had no knowledge of Viator - which then made me panic that I had been swindled.
By luck we then saw an open top tour bus directly in front of Union Station. We made our way and asked the offical reps who were there if we were in the right place. Thankfully they acknowledged our receipt and we got our tickets issued.
The tour itself took us to the promised places. But what was really disappointing was the recorded commentary. The people in charge of it did a very poor job of keeping the commentary up to date with what we were seeing. Most of the times the commentary started up again, it started in the wrong place, referring to sights we already saw. It was then hastily stopped in mid-sentence and started back up again, most times again in the wrong place. By the time the commentary got to the correct place, most times we had already passed by the historical site. It was a very frustrating experience. In this digital age I cannot imagine that syncing the commentary with what we are seeing outside, or starting it up at particular points, can be so difficult.
The driver was also quite aggressive - almost knocking a small tree over in Georgetown. The low branches that you face on the top of the bus on the route are quite dangerous also.
A disappointing experience overall.
Reviewed by David K, November 2011
Three routes didn't interlink very well.We thought the buses ran until 6pm but they stopped at 5pm which seemed ridiculously early. On our second day the first bus was over half an hour late arriving. After a few stops the driver announced he was changing his route to make up time and we had to get off his bus and get on the next bus behind to get to Georgetown, Some of the drviers did not seem to drive well - very jerky when stopping - throwing people around. Not very impressed overall. Would have been much cheaper to use local metro trains / buses.
Reviewed by Christine H, November 2011
not a very informative tour. I should have taken the metro and read a tour guide books. waste of money
Reviewed by Aurelee S, October 2011
I was very disappointed with your web site. TRhe hop on and off bus would not accept our voucher for TWO days, only one. We had to pay AGAIN for the second day. I really think this is false advertising!!!!
Reviewed by Andrew P, July 2011
waited over 45minutes and no yellow line arrived at museum.....had to take red line to Lincoln memorial and walk home
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Reviewed by Jason J, USA, October 2009