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  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration:  Varies

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Explore Washington DC at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off itinerary through the heart of the nation's capital. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360-degree panoramic views as you travel along your route. Whether you are a first time visitor or a repeat visitor there are many things to discover on this informative tour, including the White House, Washington Monument, Smithsonian, and many more.

Highlights

  • 57 stops throughout Washington DC
  • Enjoy the flexiblity of exploring the city at your own pace
  • Informative, live commentary on board
  • Experience unparalleled views from the vantage point of an open top double-decker bus
  • Tour four different routes around the city
  • Visit the National Mall, historic Georgetown, Arlington Cemetery and much more!
  • Hop off and explore places like the Smithsonian, Washington Monument and the White House
  • Choose from a 24-hour or 48-hour pass

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What You Can Expect

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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

The buses are equipped with a state-of-the-art technology. Guided commentary is provided throughout the tour. Enjoy the views from the open top double-decker observation level or the comfort of the climate-controlled lower level cabin. Either way, this tour allows you to enjoy Washington DC at your own pace and explore your areas of interest such as the White House, Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian. Choose from a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket to ride on an open-top, double-decker bus, with commentary from your on board guide.

The double-decker bus departs Union Station every 30-minutes giving you plenty of opportunities to explore each stop in detail. The buses on the Red Loop, encompassing the city's most popular sites, run every 20 to 30-minutes.

Have the freedom to explore every corner of Washington DC on the four routes around the city. Ride along the Red Loop, the official tour of the National Mall visiting the city's iconic landmarks; cross the Potomac on the Blue Loop and visit Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon; on the Yellow Loop, discover historic Georgetown and a variety of museums; or hop aboard a traditional trolley to the National Cathedral on the Green Loop

For a list of stops see Itinerary below:

Itinerary

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off tour stops:

Red Loop
1. Union Station
2. U.S. Capitol
3. U.S. Capitol & Botanical Garden
4. American Indian Museum
5. Air & Space Museum
6. Hirshhorne Museum
7. L'Enfant Plaza
8. Smithsonian Castle
9. National Mall
10. Washington Monument
11. Bureau of Engraving & Holocaust
12. Jefferson Memorial
13. FDR & MLK Memorial
14. Lincoln Memorial & Korean War Memorial
15. Vietnam Memorial
16. WWII Memorial
17. American History Museum
18. Natural History Museum
19. National Portrait Gallery
20. Ford’s Theater
21. White House
22. National Aquarium
23. National Archives & National Art Gallery
24. Liaison & Hyatt Hotel
25. Union Station

Yellow Loop
26. Union Station
27. Ford’s Theater
28. White House
29. US Treasury
30. White House North
31. Mayflower
32. Dupont Circle
33. Washington Hilton
34. Georgetown Inn
35. Georgetown Canal/Shops
36. Georgetown Harbor
37. Four Seasons
38. Hotel Stop
39. Lincoln Memorial
40. WWII Memorial
41. American History Museum
42. Natural History Museum/Old Post Office
43. Marriott Metro Center
44. Convention center
45. Union Station

Green Loop
46. Washington Hilton
47. Woodley Park/National Zoo
48. Washington National Cathedral
49. Embassy Row
50. Washington Hilton

Blue Loop
51. Washington Monument
52. White House
53. WWII Memorial
54. Lincoln Memorial
55. Arlington Cemetery
56. Pentagon City Mall
57. Washington Monument

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The hop on hop off bus was great! Everyone had told me how there was so much walking in DC but with the bus, it was so convenient. The bus would drop you off at the designated stops and then when you're done, you go back to the same spot the bus dropped you off at to catch the next bus. The red loop bus comes every 20 minutes and it goes to all the popular places. Also, since it's hot outside, the bottom floor of the bus was great for the air-condition. When it rained, they gave everyone panchos. If you're on the top deck, you'll probably need to come down because a pancho can only help so much when it's pouring.

I would definitely recommend this bus. It's so convenient and worth the price. I did the 48 hour tour since it was only about $10 more for the extra day and it included entrance into the wax museum, the crime and punishment museum and the riverboat on the potomac (I didn't have time to do the boat unfortunately). Great value!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

If your time is limited in Washington DC, this is the tour you want! Even if your time is not limited, this is the tour you want to take. We saw more than we planned. We only had a day so we didn't get off the bus very much. Samuel, our tour guide, did a wonderful job!! We took the red line first and came back to Union Station, ate lunch, and took the blue line to Arlington Cemetery. DON'T MISS THIS - the changing of the guards was so amazing!! Looking over all the grave sites brought tears to our eyes. It was truly the best money we've ever spent on a tour. B/T/W.....we thought it would be really hot sitting on the top deck of the bus, but we were pleasantly surprised! People boarded the bus at several stops selling ice cold water which was appreciated! Everyone was so helpful and nice. Highly recommend!!

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