Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Discover Washington, DC with the only National Park Service authorized tour of the National Mall and Memorial Parks. See the sites on the Red Loop (Official National Mall Tour) and the Blue Loop (Arlington and Georgetown tour.) On board, customers will enjoy entertaining commentary from knowledgeable tour guides, including the history of the Washington, DC and the nation's memorials and monuments.
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In Brief

Location:
Washington, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
1 hour
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Great overview and orientation of the city
Multiple departure times and locations available
Ideal choice for families
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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Itinerary

Red Loop- Official Tour of the National Mall

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Red Loop- Official Tour of the National Mall:
  • 50 Massachusetts Ave NE - Union Station
  • United States Botanic Garden - US Capitol and Botanical Garden
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • 800 Maine Ave SW - District Wharf, Water Taxi
  • International Spy Museum
  • Smithsonian Castle
  • Washington Monument
  • 15th Street near Maine Avenue SW - Holocaust Museum
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Constitution Gardens
  • 1400 Jefferson Dr SW
  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Newseum
  • Grand Hyatt Washington
  • Madame Tussauds Washington DC
  • InterContinental the Willard Washington D.C.
  • National Archives Museum
  • Liaison Washington Capitol Hill
Attractions on the Red Loop- Official Tour of the National Mall:

White House / Tidal Basin / Washington Monument / National Mall / National Museum of African American History and Culture / U.S. Capitol / Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden / Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial / Ford's Theatre / Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History / Smithsonian American Art Museum / Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery / Smithsonian Garden / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum / Art Museum of The Americas / Department of the Interior Museum / Lincoln Memorial / Vietnam Veterans Memorial / Korean War Veterans Memorial / Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial / International Spy Museum / Union Station / National Museum of Women in the Arts

Operates: First Departure at 9:00 am from Stop 1. Last departure at 5:00 pm from Stop 1. Buses depart every 20-30 minutes.

Blue Loop - Arlington and Georgetown Tour

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Blue Loop - Arlington and Georgetown Tour:
  • Washington Monument
  • Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • The View of DC
  • Pinstripes
  • Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
  • One Washington Circle Hotel
  • 1700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
  • White House Historical Association
  • Grand Hyatt Washington
  • Madame Tussauds Washington DC
  • InterContinental the Willard Washington D.C.
Attractions on the Blue Loop - Arlington and Georgetown Tour:

The Pentagon / U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial / Francis Scott Key Bridge / Georgetown University / Georgetown Harborwalk / White House

Operates: First Departure at 9:00 am from Stop 23. Last departure at 5:00 pm from Stop 23. Buses depart every 20-30 minutes.

Inclusions

  • 1-day or 2-day hop-on hop-off pass
  • Live and recorded commentary on board

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

See itinerary

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Returns To

You may disembark at any of the available stops.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Live commentary in English only. Recorded commentary is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Mandarin, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Operation times are subject to change without notice
  • Classic 1-day ticket will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 2pm will be valid for additional day from time of redemption
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Very good way to get around the City and see all the obvious places in a couple of days also the added extras are very good as well.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Took the 2 day pass for Washington DC. Should have taken the 3 day, cause if you really want to see everything you probably need 4-5 days. Once we realized that we had to catch the bus in DC ( we were staying in Alexandria) we found out that we needed to take the Water Taxi over to the Wharf, which was a really nice trip and quite inexpensive, plus we had a coupon with our bus ticket, for a free round trip ticket. We did the Red and Blue lines. Very informative and the Bus app is helpful.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2019
Gives you a great overall view of the sights in DC, and gives you the option to stop and see more of one sight. They also have a couple of routes of sightseeing; and these routes have common stops so you can hop to a different site. Great way to see as much as possible in a short time. Can buy a 1-day or 2-day pass.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
We found the trips tour guides to be in formative and friendly! Did find one to be a bit pushy about receiving a tip to the point where she passed around a bag for tips!! The journey is designed to show as many of the major sites possible and the route was spot on!! Could find at the most popular sites to re-board may incur a long wait if the bus fills up!
• Submitted 11 Jul 2019
Great routes. Bus brochure easy to understand and very helpful. All employees helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable. I would use BigBus in the future at other destinations where they provide service
• Submitted 18 Apr 2019
This Big Bus is just amazing and it goes all over the city spectacular views great appreciated. Liz
• Submitted 18 Oct 2018
Very organized and on point. Easy to find stops and directions were good. Funny and friendly staff. Thanks
• Submitted 09 Aug 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.
• Submitted 17 Jul 2018
The Night Tour was amazing especially because of the tour guide, Nur! He was energetic and so knowledgeable! He didn’t make it like a lecture. He made funny jokes and shared personal experiences. He stayed clear of any political statements. I would recommend the night tour to everyone because DC is gorgeous in the evening! And hopefully you’ll get Nur as your tour guide!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
We did the day and night city tour, so much to see in Washington. The tour guides are excellent.
• Submitted 06 Jul 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.
• Submitted 07 Apr 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.
• Submitted 03 Apr 2018
Great
• Submitted 24 Mar 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.
• Submitted 23 Mar 2018
Tour was very informative and you can visit places at your leisure
• Submitted 21 Mar 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.
• Submitted 28 Jan 2018
Truly amazing way to get around Washington. Had an amazing time.
• Submitted 27 Dec 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.
• Submitted 11 Dec 2017
Very good. Guide very knowledgeable.
• Submitted 03 Dec 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.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2017
Had a great time, and the Big Bus helped a lot!
• Submitted 04 Nov 2017
This is the best way to see DC. It stops at all the highlights and you can walk to others from the stops and then get back on to the next. Lots of great information.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
loved it, I would recommend the night tour, bus 144 . the tour guide was engaging and funny
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
Great experience,will do it again.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2017

In Brief

Location:
Washington, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
1 hour
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Great overview and orientation of the city
Multiple departure times and locations available
Ideal choice for families
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors