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  • Location:Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Book the 2-day ticket option and receive a FREE extra day on your tour! Valid for travel dates November 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016.

Explore the most popular sites in Washington, DC on this scenic hop-on hop-off bus tour. Visit many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — like the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, Arlington National Cemetery and many more. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, then board at any of the 57 stops on four separate routes and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live and recorded commentary. Admission to Madame Tussaud's Washington DC included.


  • Explore the city at your own pace with a Big Bus Washington DC hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Visit the National Mall, historic Georgetown, Arlington Cemetery and much more
  • Travel easily between landmarks like the Smithsonian, Washington Monument and the White House
  • Experience unparalleled views from the vantage point of an open top double-decker Big Bus
  • Hop on and off at any of the 57 city-wide stops, and tour four different routes
  • Choose from a 24-hour or 48-hour pass

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What You Can Expect

Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See Iconic Landmarks on the Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Get to know the city of Washington, DC and its top attractions in convenient and economical fashion on this entertaining and educational hop-on hop-off tour.

It all begins with a hop-on, of course, at any of the 57 stops on four separate routes. Board one of the red, open-top buses and enjoy the view with a live and recorded commentary of interesting facts and stories from an expert guide who knows the city inside and out. Learn about the history and happenings of the nation’s capital as the bus rolls along from one location to the next. Hop-off at any of the attractions for a closer look, then hop back on when it’s convenient. 

On the Red Loop, discover the National Mall, Washington Monument, the White House and a plethora of famous memorials — like the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial and more — 25 stops in all.

On the Yellow Loop, visit Georgetown, the National Museum of Natural History, Union Station, the US Department of the Treasury, the World War II Memorial and 15 other stops.

There is also a Green Loop, highlighted by the Washington National Cathedral, and the Blue Loop, which offers stops at Arlington National Cemetery and the World War II Memorial, among others.

A sightseeing tour of Washington, DC has never been easier — or more fun — than this hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city. Experience Washington in this unique way. 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

it was the greatest and amazing learning experience i've ever had. the tour guide, mr. mike c is awesome, he did a good job. i must admit that particular trip, stirred my interest to study american history. may GOD bless America and the whole world

Diana S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Awesome tour. We were on the 48 hour tour with the Night tour included. The night tour is something I would do over and over again. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and interesting. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Washington DC.

Kathryn Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our party of 4 enjoyed a great tour of all the major sights in Washington DC with the help of Henry, our live tour guide. With his charming commentary, even we long-term residents of the the city learned new things about it. Although we did not take advantage of the hop-on hop off feature on this tour, we will repeat the tour next year and do so. Recommended!

John F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The bus tour guide was very good.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We loved our tour. I wish I had asked how long the tour would be because we only got off at one stop in fear of being late. Next time we go, Lord willing, we will be better prepared. Loved the tour and highly recommend it.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent way to see the main attractions in Washington.

Deborah L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was a wonderful way to get around.

Joe H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Best way to see DC. Tour guides were funny and knowledgable, stops were perfectly convenient, really a fantastic way to explore a new city. I'll definitely do this again!

Michele R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great Tour of the city and monuments! Would not have seen as much as we did without the tour. Staff very friendly and helpful. Didn't realize DC would be such a great trip. Will be back to see more!

Vickie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Taking the hop on hop off trolley is very well done. The recording was very informative and detailed. We came away much more informed. The staff are very friendly and most helpful. This is a great way to tour the city and learn the heritage.

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