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Washington DC

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

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This hop-on hop-off bus tour of Washington, D.C., lets you experience the city on your own terms with three curated routes. With so much to see in DC, just finding your way can be overwhelming, but not so on this tour. Plan a succinct day by prebooking a 24-hour pass, or upgrade to a 48-hour pass, which includes a narrated moonlight tour of the city and a river cruise.
  • Visit key D.C. destinations and beyond with ease
  • Explore the places that interest you at your own pace
  • No need to arrange for public transit, parking, or taxis
  • Option to upgrade for a river cruise and night tour
  • Bus tour offers a great way to get your bearings in Washington, D.C.
What to Expect
Make your way to Union Station to present your voucher for three hop-on, hop-off bus routes through Washington, D.C., Arlington, and Georgetown. You’ll see the city from a double-decker bus; the upper deck is ideal for sunny days, or duck below in case of cooler weather. As you wind through Washington, D.C., hear the stories behind the nation’s capital with pre-recorded narration and live commentary from local guides. Ride the entire circuit or jump off whenever something catches your eye, whether monuments or Georgetown boutiques. Your tickets give you access to three loops: Monuments and Landmarks, including the White House, the Washington National Cathedral & Georgetown loop, and an Arlington National Cemetery & Pentagon loop. Those who opt for the 48-hour pass get a bonus: a 3-hour night tour of D.C. and a 50-minute daytime river cruise that goes past some of the city’s top monuments.
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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.
  • 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass for three loops
  • Night tour (48-hour pass only)
  • National Ferry Cruise (48-hour pass only)
  • Onboard commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Once voucher is exchanged for CitySights DC ticket, Big Bus buses may be boarded anywhere on the route
  • Please note: City restrictions prevent bus stop signs at certain locations
  • Buses can accommodate strollers and a limited number of wheelchairs
  • Prerecorded tour narration is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and Russian and Hebrew (not available on the night tour)
  • Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I liked the open bus (open second deck) and the attendant giving out all the sights and history of the buildings. Had a great time.
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The timing is unreliable. This could just be the heavy traffic in Washington. Doubt this is worth the $49.00 cost. Once and done!!!
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Dion is a “prime time” tour guide! Enjoyed hop on hop off and DC bc of him! He is so knowledgeable and entertaining. He cared about his passengers well being as well.
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This company will lie to you about their pick-up times. It was not just my group, but a number of other people that we were waiting with also stated the same thing. We were told they stop at each spot every 15 to 20 minutes. It was more like an hour. It was burning hot (93
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The busses itself were fine. The guides were kind ind informative but the wait time was ALWAYS over 45 minutes to and hour when they say they run about every 20. Overall not a good experience and I wouldn’t recommend
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