• Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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Discover the most popular sights in Washington, DC on this relaxing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Drive past many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — including the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, and Arlington National Cemetery, and choose where you went to get off and explore in more detail. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, then hop on at any of the stops on three different routes and get to know the city with a combination of both live and audio commentary. The 2-day option includes a night tour for visiting the iconic monuments under the evening sky and admission to Madame Tussaud's Washington DC is 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 40 city-wide stops, and tour four different routes
  • Choose a 1-day pass or opt for a 2-day pass that includes a night tour!
  • Admission to Madame Tussaud's Washington DC included

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What You Can Expect

Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See Iconic Landmarks

The tour begins with a hop on at any of the 40-plus stops on three separate routes. Board one of the open-top buses and enjoy the view with both live commentary from a guide who knows the city inside and out and recorded audio detailing interesting facts and stories. 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, The official tour of the National Mall, authorized by the National Park Service and National Mall and Memorial Parks. Take in all the places that are synonymous with the nation’s Capital; The White House, U.S. Capitol, Air and Space Museum, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial are just some of the iconic landmarks. On the Yellow Loop, visit White House and Dupont Circle before heading out to discover Adams Morgan, the National Zoo, and the old world charm of Georgetown. Travel the Blue Loop, The Heroes tour travels to the sites and memorials honoring American heroes. Travel over the Potomac River leaving Washington, DC behind and visiting Virginia. You can expect to see Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, the Pentagon City Fashion Center, and the US Marine Corps War Memorial. 

Both the 2-day option and the panoramic night tour let you explore the city under the evening sky, visiting its iconic monuments when they're lit up for a different vantage point.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Ellen who did our night tour was amazing. She knows DC so well and its history. Shared a lot of interesting information. Look or request for her if you're in town and doing Big Bus tour.

Patricia Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our guide Rae and bus driver Yonathan were great Rae very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Of course the sites were beautiful and having a full moon on the 31st made it spectacular.
Everything was handled well check-in staff were all very nice too.

CraigandSharon M New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018


Mami M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Two visitors from Kyoto, Japan took the premium tour. They seemed very happy at the end of the tour.
The Japanese translations were a boon.
The staff was welcoming and treated the visitors with much kindness.
Thank you.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Tour was very informative and you can visit places at your leisure

Umesh P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This trip was fabulous. It is such nice way to see the beautiful city. The guides were very knowledgeable and humorous all through the way. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Washington DC.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Truly amazing way to get around Washington. Had an amazing time.

Gerald A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The best way to see Washingtons famous monuments and buildings ,No crowds,beautiful views with a very different perspective .We were fortunate in having a great guide.Communicative ,interesting helpful.

Douglas D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very good. Guide very knowledgeable.

Michael D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I absolutely loved this bus trip .To begin the bus drivers are so pleasant and extremely friendly.My wife and I loved the amity hop on and hop of all day.The price of the tickets is more than worth it. I highly recommend Big Bus for the best way to see our beautiful capital.

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