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clock-o2 to 16 hrs (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 7 more


Take a hop-on hop-off Washington DC trolley tour to explore the nation’s capital at your own pace. The route encompasses the city’s top attractions, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery. This is the only tour to take you into the Arlington National Cemetery. Just hop off at any stop when you want to explore, and then hop back on the trolley to continue around the city. When booking, select between a 1- and 2-day pass.
  • Washington DC Trolley Tour
  • The only tour that takes you into Arlington National Cemetery
  • Hop on and off at any of the 25 stops as often as you like
  • Washington DC trolley is the easiest way to get around town
  • Upgrade to the 2-day pass
  • Exclusive foreign language tour app

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This hop-on hop-off trolley tour stands out for including a stop at Arlington National Cemetery.
When booking your hop-on hop-off Washington DC trolley tour, select either a 1-day, 2-day, or 1-day plus Night Tour pass. Then board the trolley at any of the stops (see the Itinerary for a list) to begin your independent sightseeing around DC; trolleys depart approximately every half hour. With easy transportation, you can see the attractions that most interest you at your own pace.

Select either onboard narration in English or, use our exclusive foreign language app to have the tour narrated in your choice of French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, or Japanese. Once you purchase your ticket, download the app and then sit back, relax, and enjoy every sight and sound of the fully-narrated tour through the Nation’s Capital. Earbuds are available for purchase at the Welcome Center.


Washington DC hop-on hop-off trolley tour stops:
  1. Washington Welcome Center/Ford's Theatre/Petersen House
  2. White House
  3. National Archives/US Navy Memorial
  4. Union Station/Smithsonian National Postal Museum
  5. US Capitol/US Supreme Court/Library of Congress 
  6. Smithsonian Air and Space Museum/Museum of the American Indian/US Botanic Gardens
  7. Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art/Smithsonian Castle 
  8. Holocaust Memorial Museum/Bureau of Engraving and Printing/Washington Monument
  9. Jefferson Memorial/George Mason Memorial
  10. Franklin Roosevelt Memorial/Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  11. Lincoln Memorial/Vietnam Veterans Memorial/Korean War Veterans Memorial/WWII Memorial/Arlington Cemetery -TRANSFER FOR ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY SHUTTLE                           
  12. Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center -TRANSFER FOR TOUR OF CEMETERY                                                                                                                          
  13. John F. Kennedy Grave Site
  14. Coast Guard Memorial
  15. Pershing Grave Site
  16. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  17. Arlington House
  18. Ord and Weitzel (Iwo Jima Memorial Outside Gate)
  19. Sections 55 and 59 (weekend stop only)
  20. Columbarium and Niche Wall (weekend stop only)
  21. Pentagon Group Burial Marker (weekend stop only)
  22. National Museum of American History/National Museum of African American History and Culture
  23. National Museum of Natural History
  24. Newseum/National Gallery of Art
  25. National Portrait Gallery/African Art Museum/Spy Museum


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Sep 2018

Fantastic way to travel around and taking in all the sites. Trolley drivers were friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. No issues getting a seat at any time. Took the shuttle bus to Arlington, again, driver very informative, you could spend a lot of hours here so using the trolley service is ideal to cover the vast area in a shorter time. Guided tour gave insightful facts that you would never have known by just walking around by yourself. The major sites such as Washington Monument, Capitol Hill and Lincoln Memorial,etc, are further apart than you think! also with the heat! The trolley gets you around effortlessly and lets you find your bearings!

, Aug 2018

This was a great experience. We used the hop-on hop-off for multiple days and ended up purchasing the night trolley tour as well. Each driver was friendly, kind, funny and full of knowledge. I will definitely be using Viator again!

, Apr 2018

Worst decision we made during our week long trip. I should of saved my money.

Not worth the cost. Use a Uber to get to Arlington instead and save your money they advertise as the only tour to Arlington well it is a nightmare to get the shuttles they provide to and from. They did not give any information as to how to tour Arlington we had to figure it out on our own. It is a free for all to get on shuttles and there is no order or line. If you are first in line and the shuttle stops on curb below you then people in back can rush and get on first leaving you standing and waiting. Took my family of 3, two hours of waiting to board.

The city trolley ride was informative and all the drivers were very kind or so we thought until we rode it again and realized the information was not the same from driver to driver and when we asked at some of the attractions about the information we realized a lot of it was inaccurate.

Only positive thing to me was that the drivers seemed to all be kind people.

, Apr 2018

We loved our day of hopping-on and off so much we signed up for an amazing evening tour! With the same guide, Adam. During the cool damp days it was nice to be able to be warm and dry and not have to sit in an open upper deck.

On the evening tour there was a bit of a mix up in information called and spoke to at least 3 people about time and place to meet but we finally figured it out.

, Apr 2018

Really enjoyed. Staff provided great information as well as being courteous and helpful! Thank you...

, Apr 2018

Our Trolley tour was amazing. We loved the drivers and how knowledgeable and funny they were. We learned so much! We have been to the city many times and we saw places we hadn't seen. We loved being able to get off where we wanted or stay on the bus. It was definitely worth every penny. We are from PA and we met our family that traveled from IL. They too loved the trolley tour and we would all happily do it again next time we come to the city. Thank you!

, Apr 2018

The driver/narrators were great. Both knowledgeable and entertaining. Good coverage of all the major memorials and other sites. Excellent commentary on the buildings and other sites as we drove along the streets. Easy to get off and back on- not a very long wait.

, Mar 2018

Took the two day Hop-on-Hop Off Trolley Guided Tour of Arlington very enjoyable. Both guides Yvette and Sunny very knowlegable about the Washington DC area. Would recomend the tour.

, Mar 2018

We had a wonderful experience with two tours.....the night tour and a two day tour. Unfortunately we weren't able to see all the 25 exhibits. Next time. The tour guides were all fantastic and incredibly full of knowledge. Bella, on our night tour, was on her first ever tour and she was excellent. Jorge, also, was on a maiden voyage. He too was expert. Please feel free to take these tours you will totally enjoy yourselves.

, Mar 2018

Great hop on hop off itinerary but not enough buses provided around the route so there were very long waits at certain stops

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