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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover Washington, DC with the only National Park Service authorized tour of the National Mall and Memorial Parks. See the sites on the Red Loop (Official National Mall Tour) and the Blue Loop (Arlington and Georgetown tour.) On board, customers will enjoy entertaining commentary from knowledgeable tour guides, including the history of the Washington, DC and the nation's memorials and monuments.
  • 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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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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having visited D.C. several times, I never took a guided tour, this time was different! It was my Granddaughter's birthday and we wanted to see Washington D.C.! Our first encounter with Big Bus Tours was as we were leaving Union Station, after arriving on the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SheRoJoRo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The seats are uncomfortable so not good for older couples. It’s very very slow so it’s frustrating for young couples who can just as easily walk. You might as well just pay someone 50 bucks to kick you in the tail.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Purchased the 2 day deluxe package. This wasn't my first time in DC and decided to try this with a friend. Occasionally there are tour guides on buses which is a plus. The White House walking tour guide was fantastic. On the Saturday we used...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Stew P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This tour is a joke. You are lucky if you can actually find a bus stop for this tour bus. We paid $50.00 each for this tour and then could it find a bus from this company to ride. We did eventually find a stop...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DFacemyre
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well it beats walking I suppose. Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a rotisserie chicken? Or what it’s like to roll around in a moving oven? Broiled nicely on the top in the sun? Slowly cooking from the inside out inside...More

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28 July 2019|
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Response from kspeaker | Reviewed this property |
We bought ours online and it was included. I can't imagine that it would not be included.
26 July 2019|
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Response from drelizabeth | Reviewed this property |
I advise against buying any unless there are no tourists (or very few)inDC. It is better to plan out your route yourself and use the Uber app to get around.
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21 July 2019|
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Response from Laurel D | Reviewed this property |
I did not take this tour during high heat alert season. I cannot answer that honestly.
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