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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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This Washington, D.C., bus tour is an affordable way to plan a day or two of sightseeing in the US capital. Instead of figuring out routes between main attractions, such as the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, book a bus tour with two routes. Move through D.C. at your own pace and stop at the sights that interest you. The 2-day pass includes admission to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
  • Travel easily among D.C. landmarks without transportation or parking woes
  • Explore Washington D.C. at your own pace, and create your own itinerary
  • Driver-announced stops so you’ll always know when to get off
  • Included Madame Tussaud's admission ticket gives you even more to do
  • Choose between a 1- or 2-day pass to suit your schedule
What to Expect
Begin your adventure at any of the Big Bus stops on either of its two routes. Show your voucher as you board, and you’re ready to go. Between the two routes, there are more than 40 stops at popular D.C. sights and neighborhoods. Pick your preferred stops and use the Big Bus as worry-free transportation to and from attractions. Wait time for a bus varies depending on the route and time of year.. Along your journey, listen to both live and recorded audio commentary for information about the city. Upgrade to a Deluxe Ticket for access to a special night tour of the city. Premium and Deluxe ticket options come with an admission ticket to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Book the hop-on hop-off bus tour ahead of time for seamless transportation to D.C.’s most popular attractions.
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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Departure Time
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Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • 1-day or 2-day hop-on hop-off pass
  • Live and recorded commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Firstly, the price is $50 for 1 day, $60 for 2. The frequency of buses is poor. We waited 40 mins in the freezing cold. An additional problem is with the advertising mesh covers on the downstairs windows. You can see through them but can’t take photos. It was too cold to sit
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We were very disappointed with this tour. Very minimal narration. People on the bus were pointing out important and interesting buildings. A lot of money for something compared to the regional transit.
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Surprised at some of the bad reviews. I had avery good experience. Took a one day tour on the Veterans Day. Friendly guides, sound system was good, ground staff very cooperative to guide you to attractions.
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Response from MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 2 days ago
Good Morning, Thank you for choosing Big Bus Tours of Washington D.C., I'm very pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your tour. Please hold onto your tickets for future discounts with Big Bus Tours. Best, Marcale
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Couldnt see out the lower windows, arrives every 20-30 mins so we wasted time waiting, bus stops were inconvenient to attractions and difficult to locate, sound systemwas terrible, announcers talked too fast and it only ran 9 to 4 in Nov. We bought the 2 day pass and rode it 4
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Response from MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 4 days ago
Hello, Big Bus would like to apologize for your less than amazing experience. Please email us directly at infodc@bigbustours.com for further assistance. Regards, Martavia
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The sound system was terrible and the windows were PLASTERED with advertisements - the tour guide pointed out points of interest that no one on the left side of the bus could see! The emergency window was broken. It flopped back and forth and the bus was freezing. This was a
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Response from MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Good Morning, Thank you for touring with Big Bus of Washington, D.C. We are currently in the process of upgrading our equipment and it’s technology. I am going to pass this information along to our Operations team for review. Big Bus would like to apologize for your experience and we will continue to work towards bettering our services for you in the future. Regards, Martavia
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Key Details
  • The Pentagon White House and 27 more
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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