Washington D.C., District of Columbia

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clock-o2 days (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 9 more

Overview

This hop-on hop-off Washington DC bus tour includes three different loops with live commentary plus a night bus tour and admission to up to five total attractions. Use your 48-hour pass to explore memorials and monuments such as the US Capitol, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Lincoln Memorial. Choose entry to attractions including the International Spy Museum and Madame Tussauds, or select a full-day bike rental.
  • 2-day hop-on hop-off bus and tickets to popular attractions in Washington DC
  • Travel three different loops with your bus pass, hopping on and off as you wish
  • See top DC attractions including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and US Capitol as you travel the bus loops
  • View major DC monuments and memorials lit up on your double-decker night tour
  • Choose admission to attractions such as the Newseum, Madame Tussauds DC and the International Spy Museum
  • Upgrade for admission to up to five total attractions
  • Ideal for independent travelers seeking convenience and flexibility!
Redeem your 48-hour bus voucher at Union Station, where your sightseeing tour begins around Washington DC by double-decker bus. You'll have access to all 3 loops. 

Hop on and off at the numerous stops to explore at your own pace, and choose one to five attractions and activities including Newseum, the International Spy Museum, Madame Tussauds DC, the National Ferry, a Myths and Misconceptions Walking Tour, National Geographic Museum or a daylong bike rental to further explore the city. There's no need to select which of these sights and activities you'd like to do in advance — allowing you maximum flexibility. (See Itinerary for full list.)

Listen to live commentary on board as you pass DC landmarks such as the White House, US Capitol, Jefferson Memorial, Ford's Theatre and Arlington National Cemetery. You can see the Washington Monument and more lit up after dusk on a 3-hour narrated night bus tour.

Itinerary

Attraction List (subject to change without notice):

Newseum
Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer.  Each of the seven levels in the magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that explore how news affects our shared experience of historic moments! 

Bike and Roll DC - Day Bike Rental
Explore the Washington DC area on wheels, with your own itinerary and schedule. Rentals of comfort bikes, kids’ bikes, and trailer tandems are available daily.

International Spy Museum
It is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a global perspective on an all-but-invisible profession that has shaped history and continues to have a significant impact on world events.

Myths and Misconceptions Walking Tour
Jump into history! Prepared in consultation with the Smithsonian staff, this tour explores the stories and myths of some of America’s most treasured objects in the National Museum of American History. Highlights include George Washington’s uniform, Lincoln’s famous top hat, Dorothy’s ruby slippers, and the Star-Spangled Banner as you venture through exhibits on the top two floors. Added Bonus: Skip the lines! Your tour reservation grants you express entry into the museum.

Buca Di Beppo (1825 Connecticut Avenue NW)
$15 towards lunch or dinner. Authentic Italian food served family style

National Geographic Museum
Explore the world and all that’s in it!

National Ferr 50 minute cruise
National Ferry Corporations's harbor cruises aboard PATRIOT II or FREEDOM give you fantastic views of the Washington Monument, Roosevelt Hall (National War College), Titanic Memorial, Capital Building, and more.  Plus, the vessel is equipped with a full bar with snack and beverages for purchase; and enclosed, climate controlled decks as well as open-air decks for ultimate comfort as you see the sights.  Cruise operates April 1 to October 31.

Reviews

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D
, Oct 2018

Dissatisfied with serve and no person to talk too disorganized operation payment for other attractions not honored at attractions.

I
, Oct 2017

poor experience..no signs at Union Station to show where to catch the bus..no map given to show where the bus stopped in Wash .DC. the tour guide was very informative. we had to walk more than planned because we didn't know where to catch the bus...

P
, Oct 2017

buying on price was not a good choice for this tour. Where do i start
1 Staff were useless, no one knew what was going on,
2 their schedule was never kept to, buses didn't arrive on time
3 their promise of buses running every 20 minutes in the morning and every 30 minutes in the afternoon was not correct
4 the supposed attractions that you buy were actually free
5 commentary was non existent, staff were rude and could not care less.
If i could get my money back i would, but I doubt that will happen. I have been in the hospitality industry for 35 years, and this was my worst tour experience ever.
This has tarnished my view and my stay in Washington, so much so I doubt I will will trust Viatour again. Everyone we spoke to on the tour was of the same opinion

M
, Aug 2017

Accent of ticket sellers very hard to understand .. possibly Jamaican. Ticket I purchased for tour American history museum myths and misconceptions was not running that day for some reason and no options offered. Careful getting the three bus options as only some stops let you on the other circuit and you have to vomplete it in a certain time in order to get back. We wasted most of our ticket. The other bus company buses go both ways so probably a better option. No one to confirm things with or ask questions about tickets.

J
, Jul 2017

This was TERRIBLE!!! Not worth the money at all. The tour left very late, took twice as long as advertised, there was a ton of walking when it was supposed to be NOT hop on hop off, our tour guide mispronounced everything and was hard to understand. The driver didn't seem to know where he was going.

M
, May 2017

This tour was amazing!

K
, Feb 2017

Buses did not run often enough and you had to wait a lot.

T
, Oct 2016

This particular hop on tour was not the best one for Washington D.C. They had very few buses running and we waited sometimes over an hour for another bus. A better bus would be Washington's Big Bus Tour. They had tons of buses and we would see 15 of them before we saw one of our buses. We gave up waiting at Arlington and used Uber. Also, we purchased the additional package for free entrance into 5 more attractions. We didn't even use them as everything we wanted to see were free of charge. It was a waste of our money for Madame Tussaud's or the Spy Museum.

d
, Sep 2016

We done the night tour which was good, our guides were great. The day tours were terrible. Couldn't find any bus stops. The yellow line only ran every 2 hours and when we waited the bus was late. There clearly isn't enough buses. Not enough guides for information. We couldn't find where to get the purple line so missed that. Poor value for money compared to the big bus with buses every 15-20 minutes. Very disappointed. Spend a lot time hanging about waiting on the buses

P
, Aug 2016

Very bad service. The bus wait at each destination wasy too long and staffs were very rude and unpolite. It's best to use bus tours like the big bus tour which has frequent services and know how to deal with their guests and customer.

But must say that the night tour was very good and so was the staff


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