Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Wax Museum Admission

Cultural & Theme Tours in Washington, DC

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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 35 stops on this scenic hop-on hop-off bus tour. 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 two separate routes and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live and recorded commentary. Admission to Madame Tussaud's Washington DC is included in all Premium tickets. For extra value, purchase the 2-day Deluxe ticket, which includes Madame Tussaud's, and the choice between either a ticket to the Observation Deck, providing panoramic views, or a 2-way ticket on the Water Taxi, which you can use to explore National Harbor, Old Town Alexandria, or Georgetown!
The buses are equipped with a state-of-the-art technology. Guided commentary is provided throughout the tour. Enjoy the views from the open top double-decker observation level or the comfort of the climate-controlled lower level cabin. Either way, this tour allows you to enjoy Washington DC at your own pace and explore your areas of interest such as the White House, Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian. Choose from a 1- or 2-day pass to ride on an open-top, double-decker Big Bus, with commentary from your on board guide. Have the freedom to explore every corner of Washington DC on the two routes around the city. Ride along 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. Commentary provided in live guided commentary and in a choice of 8 pre-recorded languages. The Blue Loop, the Arlington and Georgetown tour travels to parts of Virginia, once part of Washington, DC and to oldest settlement in the District. Travel over the Potomac River leaving Washington, DC behind and visiting Virginia. The tour’s main features in Virginia are Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, the Observation Deck, the Key Bridge, and the US Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue.) Highlights in DC include Georgetown, Old Stone House, Georgetown Harbor, the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial, and WWII Memorial.  Tour is available with live-guided commentary and recorded commentary. Tour is available with live-guided commentary.

What’s included

  • 1-day or 2-day hop-on hop-off pass
  • Live and recorded commentary on board
  • Admission to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Premium and Deluxe tickets
  • Choice of Admission to the Observation Deck or 2-way Water Taxi in Deluxe tickets

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors