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Washington DC: 1-2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Sights Bus Tour

1. Washington DC: 1-2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Sights Bus Tour

Visit iconic and historic landmarks in Washington, DC and enjoy sweeping views from open-top buses. Take advantage of the freedom to explore and hop on and hop off at any and all stops on the 2 routes around the city. The Red Loop, the official tour of the National Mall, visits historic sites and landmarks including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, and much more. Ready to shop and learn more about the history in Washington, DC? The Blue Loop will transport you across the Potomac to visit Arlington Cemetery and through the history (and to the shops and restaurants) of the beautiful Georgetown. Only a short stay in Washington, DC? The Classic Iconic Washington, DC Landmarks by Day ticket provides you 1-day hop-on, hop-off access with 1-hour free bike rental. Staying a little longer? Choose between the Premium or Deluxe Iconic Washington, DC Landmarks by Day tickets. Both provide you 2-day hop-on, hop-off access to all Big Bus Tour loops. With your Deluxe ticket, enjoy your unlimited 2-day hop-on hop-off access of Big Bus' Tour around the National Mall. With this ticket you'll also get a 90-minute panoramic night tour which allows you to see the beautiful landmarks illuminated at night.

Washington DC: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus with River Cruise

2. Washington DC: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus with River Cruise

Enjoy a full day of exploring with your 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. With an open-top roof, you’ll get amazing views of the White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, and more. Learn about the city’s most magnificent landmarks with an onboard audio guide. Hop-off at the wharf to enjoy your 2-way Potomac River cruise onboard the city water taxi. You can cruise along the water to see the John F. Kennedy Center, the Washington Monument, Arlington Memorial Bridge, and more before hopping back on the bus to continue your day. Your ticket gives you access to the city's 2 routes, giving you the freedom to hop-off and explore at your own pace. Your ticket also includes 1-hour bike rental, so you can get off the tourist trail and discover more of the city.

Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

3. Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

Climb aboard the Old Town Trolley and enjoy a comprehensive tour of Washington. Listen to the colorful anecdotes, humorous stories, and well-researched historical information your guide has to share. Upgrade to include a tram tour of Arlington Cemetery. Sit back while expert tour guides help you discover the beauty and majesty of Washington, D.C. This popular tour covers Washington's major attractions such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.  The trolley will make one stop along the tour route at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. While off the trolley, you can visit the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. You will have 30 minutes to explore the area while your guide and the trolley wait for you. Please see below the list of attractions and memorials that you will see on the tour: • Washington Welcome Center • The White House • National Archives • National Law Enforcement Museum • Union Station • U.S. Capitol • Smithsonian Air & Space Museum • The Wharf • International Spy Museum • Holocaust Memorial Museum • Jefferson Memorial • FDR Memorial • Lincoln Memorial • National Museum of American History • Smithsonian Museum of Natural History • National Gallery of Art • National Portrait Gallery

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What people are saying about Washington, DC

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 452 reviews

This is a great way to see the sites. We bought the two day pass. Our 1st hop on we did the full two hour loop so we could see the city and take it all in. We then hopped on/off to see the sites and did some walking between monuments. We used the bus as our “ride home” at the end of the day once we learned the stop closest to our hotel. We never waited long for the bus to arrive at a stop, they were clean, and the narration easy to listen to. Most of the drivers and staff were great (we had one grumpy guy.) Our flight got delayed in Chicago and with a few hours to kill we immediately went online to find a big bus tour. Unfortunately the timeline didn’t work for our layover. Definitely a great way to take in the city, and cheaper than Lyft for getting around town!

Pick up drop off points where in good locations it made it easy to see all of the great points of interest in one day it was nice not having to drive the traffic is very heavy in the DC area.we had multiple drivers through out the day and every one was kind and professional.

Buses were a great way to see the city. Will do it again when we go back. They were back every 20 minutes just as they said. Hop on hop off was a great experience

I really appreciated the timeliness of arrivals and departures. Commentary was fascinating. Would highly recommend.

But I would do it without the bus. Too expensive in relation