Washington D.C., District of Columbia

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Overview

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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Short wait times, plenty of buses, and 40-plus stops mean you can choose your own pace to explore DC. If you haven't already bought tickets to some of the attractions visited by the hop-on hop-off bus, you might be able to do so at the stops — check with the Big Bus representative when you hop off.
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.

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M
, Dec 2018

We used the Hop-On Hop-Off tour on a cold day and it was done well. The ride is good but the guide, Nor made the ride so much fun. After an almost trip around, we got off and went to Smithsonian Natural History and American History Museums. When we got back on Nor was again our guide and remembered us. What a treat. Negative was that when we got to end of the route and we stayed on to go to 3rd stop, the crew changed and our guide was George who was almost terrible. His comments were boring and had no emotion to them. If you were watching a training video for guides, George would have been used as an example of what should not be done.

E
, Oct 2018

This Big Bus is just amazing and it goes all over the city spectacular views great appreciated.

Liz

j
, Sep 2018

We purchased the two-day Hop-On/Off Tour and it was awful. The recorded commentary never was in line with our location so we never saw the sites being described. Due to a fiesta, the routes were changed and two routes combined for one big mess. The drivers were unfriendly and barely spoke English. We hated it so much we skipped day two and swore off this tour forever.

D
, Aug 2018

The Big Bus was convenient and informative. However, I felt it was way over priced for one day when we only made it to 4 museums. Guess we should have walked .... cheaper to take an Uber.

D
, Aug 2018

Very organized and on point.
Easy to find stops and directions were good. Funny and friendly staff. Thanks

C
, Aug 2018

Tour was good....but the heat made it difficult. Wish the bus had air conditioning. Tour guides were informative.

D
, Jul 2018

Our family of six enjoyed the convenience of transportation and explanation using the Big Bus for our WA DC tour. The bus stops were easy to access from the monuments and other site locations. Our night tour guide was very well researched and entertaining! We found Union Station, where you have to start your tour the first time and the night tour, to be a good spot for a lunch or coffee/pastry - also easy to access by metro or train.

T
, Jul 2018

The lady who did the verbal run down wasnt professional, too much about her personal life not enough history. The male driver wouldnt give us a card, he said we were good but find someone else to help us. A prerecorded run down would of been preferable. We had a two day with night tour and we skipped the rest. We have down hop on hop off Big bus in 4 other places, it was much better there.

m
, Jul 2018

The bus was very convenient . And we were able to see most of the sights. The narrator was very good.

J
, Jul 2018

The Big Bus tour is a great way to get a quick introduction to the many great sites in Washington DC. There are three major routes covering the most popular attractions in DC. Each bus has a live narrator who describes major sites along the route. There are designated stops along the route to allow passengers to disembark to investigate a site in depth, and to pick up passengers who want to continue along the bus route. My recent trip took place during Memorial Day Weekend. Tourism and traffic was so heavy that the 3 Big Bus routes were combined into a purple route and re-routed to avoid the heavy crowds at the National Mall. The Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour is a relaxing way to see DC.


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