Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour information and booking

Departs from
The tour departs from Union Station, but passengers are welcome to board at any of the 57 pickup and drop-off locations
Time of departure
Departs every 30 minutes (20 - 30 minutes on the Red Loop)9:00am - 5pmBuses do not run on July 4 or December 25
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As the authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service, the Big Bus tour is the official sightseeing tour of the National Mall. Explore the most popular sites in Washington, DC with over 40 stops on this scenic hop-on hop-off bus tour, which includes admission to the world-famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

Visit many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — like the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, Arlington National Cemetery and many  more.

Select a 1- or 2-day pass, then board at any of the Big Bus stops on four separate routes and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live and recorded commentary. For extra value, purchase the 2-day ticket which includes a night tour!

Get to know the city of Washington, DC and its top attractions in convenient and economical fashion on this entertaining and educational hop-on, hop-off tour. It all begins with a hop-on, of course, at any of the 40+ stops on four separate routes. Board one of the open-top buses and enjoy the view with a live and recorded commentary of interesting facts and stories from an expert guide who knows the city inside and out. 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, discover the National Mall, Washington Monument, the White House and a plethora of famous memorials — like the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial and more — 22 stops in all. On the Yellow Loop, visit Georgetown, Dupont Circle, the White House, the US Department of the Treasury, the World War II Memorial and 10 other stops. There is also a Green Loop, highlighted by the Washington National Cathedral, and the Blue Loop, which offers stops at Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon City Mall, among others. A sightseeing tour of Washington, DC has never been easier — or more fun — than on this hop-on, hop-off bus tour of the city. Experience Washington in this unique way.

What's included

  • 1-day or 2-day hop-on hop-off pass
  • Night tour included on 2-day option
  • Live and recorded commentary on board
  • Admission to madame tussaud's wax museum

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off