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Washington DC: Hop-On, Hop-Off Open-Top Bus Landmarks Tour

Washington DC: Hop-On, Hop-Off Open-Top Bus Landmarks Tour

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Visit iconic sites in Washington DC with the freedom to curate your exploration of the nation’s capital with three hop-on, hop-off loops to choose from. Select from 3 different options depending on your preference.

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Covid-19 precautions
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  • Visit the iconic sites of Washington, DC
  • Get unlimited hop-on, hop-off privileges for the duration of the purchased ticket period
  • Gaze up at the sights and admire sweeping views from a double-decker bus
  • Choose from 3 different options: Classic, Premium, or Deluxe
Full description

Visit iconic and historic landmarks in Washington DC and gain sweeping views on the open-top buses with the freedom to explore and hop on and hop off at any and all stops on the three 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 many 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 + restaurants) of the beautiful Georgetown. Don’t worry about getting to the Blue and Red Loops from popular hotels. The Yellow Loop provides pickups and drop-offs during the times of operation at over half-a-dozen hotels in the area, with stops overlapping the Red and Blue loops for ease of transfer. 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 to all three of Big Bus Tours loops on Open-Top buses. 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 three of Big Bus Tour loops on the Open-Top buses.  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 be getting a 90-minute panoramic night tour which allows you to see the beautiful landmarks illuminated at night.

  • Unlimited transportation by bus
  • Night tour (if deluxe ticket option selected)
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  •  Foreign language audio is available on the red and blue loops; eight additional languages available
  • A valid passport or driving license (US residents only) is required for entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. Without this, the entry will be refused
Customer reviews

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based on 508 reviews

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My husband and I were in DC for a very short trip so we decided to book the hop on/off bus tour. We loved it bc the weather was pretty and we could see a lot of DC while listening to some of th history behind the monuments or buildings. Just a note that it is a recorded voice you listen to thru earbuds they give to you. We liked that bc we can’t always understand the driver if he’s the one speaking on the tour. I would recommend downloading the App so you can see where the bus is if you are waiting ata stop. Also, the night tour was definitely worth the extra money! We got off at the Lincoln memorial and were able to get some great pictures!

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October 17, 2021

This is one of the few tours that offer a true hop on and off service. Print your reservations including the QR code before you show up to board the bus. Your tickets are issued by the Bus driver. The prerecorded narration on channel 2 is sometimes not in sync with the location of the bus so some of the buildings they are talking about are not in view. The following stops are recommended to get off. Lincoln Memorial, Willard Hotel to see White House, Museum of Natural History, Garfield Circle to see the Capitol. Stroller space is limited and only certain busses are handicap accessible. Use the upper deck for best view and picture taking

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October 15, 2021

Very good choice of places most tourists would want to visit, information during the tour is a canned tape and needs some updating. Would also have liked to be told that certain museums were closed before getting off the bus and having to wait 20-30 mins for the next bus

October 13, 2021

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