Washington Dc Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
The Big Bus Washington hop on and off tour is a good way to see the city without being beholden to the tour guide or your transportation. The Big Bus drives through the city every day for hours, and you can get on and off as much as you want. The beauty of this bus tour is that it takes you where you need to go, picks you up again, and lets you tour all day if you want.
The Big Bus Washington driver gives information about the city as you drive, and they let you take pictures through the bus windows. The know that people want to get off the bus, and there are many tour stops along the route that you could use. There is another bus coming to this place in a few minutes, and you can get back on that bus when you want.
The whole purpose of the Big Bus is to give you complete control of your tour. You could get off the bus for hours if you wanted, and you might not want to get back on when you find the best place to be. You might ride this tour bus all day, and it charges one flat fee for this tour.
Get tickets online for the Big Bus, and you can show up at any stage of the tour. You must present these tickets to the driver, or you could start at their station.
The Big Bus tour takes you all over Washington, and it helps you have a good time because you are not stuck on a tour bus all day or missing your favorite sights.
The buses are equipped with a state-of-the-art technology. Guided commentary is provided throughout the tour. Enjoy the views from the open top double-decker observation level or the comfort of the climate-controlled lower level cabin. Either way, this tour allows you to enjoy Washington DC at your own pace and explore your areas of interest such as the White House, Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian. Choose from a 1- or 2-day pass to ride on an open-top, double-decker Big Bus, with commentary from your on board guide.
Have the freedom to explore every corner of Washington DC on the three routes around the city.
Ride along the Red Loop, The official tour of the National Mall, authorized by the National Park Service and National Mall and Memorial Parks. Take in all the places that are synonymous with the nation's Capital; The White House, U.S. Capitol, Air and Space Museum, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial are just some of the iconic landmarks. Commentary provided in live guided commentary and in a choice of 8 pre-recorded languages.
The Blue Loop, The Heroes tour travels to the sites and memorials honoring American heroes. Travel over the Potomac River leaving Washington, DC behind and visiting Virginia. The tour's main features are Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, the Pentagon City Fashion Center, and the US Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue.) Other highlights include the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial, WWII Memorial and Air Force Memorial. Tour is available with live-guided commentary.
And the Yellow Loop, allows you to travel through the city's historic center, passing the White House and Dupont Circle before heading out to discover Adams Morgan, the National Zoo, and the old world charm of Georgetown. Recorded commentary is available in your choice of 8 languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese and English available).
Pickup & Return:
Hop-on hop-off tours depart from Union Station, but passengers are welcome to board at any of the 40+ pickup and drop-off locations. Night tours depart from Union Station or the Willard Hotel outside the White House.
Departure Times: March 13 to September 4
Operates: 9:00am — 6:00pm
September 5 to March 12
Operates: 9:00am — 4:00pm
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Frequency: 15-30 minutes depending on season
Duration: 1 hour
Frequency: 20-30 minutes depending on season
Duration: 2 hours
Frequency: 20-45 minutes depending on season
PANORAMIC NIGHT TOUR
Duration: 2 hours
March 13 to May 25: 7:00pm*
May 26 to September 4: 7:30pm
September 5 to March 12: 6:30pm*
*Departure from Willard Hotel is 30 minutes earlier.
- 1-day or 2-day hop-on hop-off pass
- Live and recorded commentary on board
- Admission to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum
- Night tour included on 2-day option
Does not include:
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Live commentary in English only. Recorded commentary is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Mandarin, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese
- Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)
- Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
- Wheelchair accessible
- Operation times are subject to change without notice
- Premium 1-day ticket will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 2pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption