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Washington DC Open Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

Tour Code: 243-285
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Washington, DC
Duration:
1 Day

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Highlights: See the sights of Washington, D.C. aboard a new open-top double-decker bus. This tour operates as a hop-on, hop-off tour that encompasses 25 stops throughout the nation's capital. Enjoy the luxury and comfort of our new equipment with the added benefit of a two-day unlimited use ticket.

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 9:00am Union Station - Washington, DC
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This was a great tour. I have been to Washington DC many times. I didn't feel like walking so we caught the bus. Our guide Kenneth was wonderful. He was funny and told unbelievable stories for each at... More>>
It was the best way to take Hop on and hop off to see the most wanted places. I'll recommend it to my friend when they travel to Washington DC. One suggestion is to extend the tour time to 7pm.
It was worth the money! Has lots of stops, one of which was conveniently near our hotel. I just wish they extend their hours at least till 7PM. This way tourists can maximize time even more. And also... More>>

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    Pricing Policy

    Activity OptionSurcharge Date / Date Range AdultChild
    Big Bus Patriot Tour - Red and Blue Loops Only Year round -$10Free
    Big Bus Deluxe Tour - All Loop Year round $10$10
    Open Top by Night Year round -$3-$3
    Open Top Night Tour + Hop On Hop Off *24 HR Year round $35$15
    Open Top Night Tour + Hop On Hop Off *48 HR Year round $45$21
  • Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge
  • Children ages 3 to 11 eligible for child discount price
  • Come with us to hear all about the people and places that make up the nation's capital, from the legacy of Abraham Lincoln to present day Washingtonians, from historical buildings to modern urbanism. And of course, an entertaining and informative narration to bring the sights to life!

    Kids and adults alike enjoy the excitement of riding atop a double decker bus with breathtaking views of the city sights. Transportation and attraction in one, it's the perfect way to explore DC at your own pace! Red Line, Yellow Line, Blue Line and Dotted White Line are available.

    To view a map of the tour route: Click Here
    To view a list of stops: Click Here

    The full circle takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete. Enjoy these sites and many more within walking distance. Book now and save!

      Itinerary

      Tour Options:

      • 24 or 48 Hour Hop On Hop Off Pass: Unlimited access from 9 AM - 7 PM (9 AM - 5 PM Oct - Feb) for the duration of your pass.
        • Free add-ons for either a 24 or 48-hour ticket include: complementary admission ticket to Madame Tussauds, free War Memorial and Secrets and Scandals Walking Tours
        • Free add-ons for a 48-hour ticket purchase only include: Crime and Punishment Museum
        • Please note that when you purchase tickets, your voucher will have a departure time of 6 PM; that just identifies the last bus departure time (March - September) of the day. You can board the bus at any of the stops, any time after the first bus departures in the morning at 9 AM. Your 24 or 48 hours will begin when boarding the bus and exchanging your voucher for tickets.

        Classic Tour (24-HOUR) Includes Red Loop,Blue Loop,Yellow Loop.
        Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off for a 24 hour period
        Admission to Madame Tussauds

        Deluxe Tour (48-HOUR) Includes Red Loop,Blue Loop,Yellow Loop adn Green Loop.
        Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off for a 48 hour period
        Admission to Madame Tussauds
        Free night Tour
        1 Free Hour Bike rental (With purchase of one hour.)

        Patriot Tour(24 HOUR)Includes Red Loop,Blue Loop
        Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off for 24 Hour period.

        Night Tour (Duration: 1.5 Hours)

      • Open Top Washington D.C. by Night Tour: Washington DC gets even more beautiful after the sun sets. Join a live guide for a 2.5 hour fully narrated Moonlight tour to see all the major DC landmarks and monuments lit up at night. Don't forget your camera as we will make plenty of photo stops! (Departs Union Station at 7pm - 3 Hours - Open Top Bus - Live Guide - Available Daily Mar 13-Oct 18 - Available Fri/Sat/Sun Oct 19-Nov 27)

        Red Loop (First Departure from Union Station at 9 am; a coach departs every 20-30 minutes and a full loop takes two hours)

        1. Union Station
        2. U.S. Capitol and Botanical Garden
        3. American Indian Museum
        4. Air and Space Museum
        5. Smithsonian Castle
        6. Washington Monument West
        7. Bureau of Engraving and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
        8. Jefferson Memorial
        9. MLK and FDR Memorial
        10. Lincoln Memorial South and Korean War Memorial (Getting off here gets you near BLUE LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
        11. Lincoln Memorial North and Vietnam Memorial (YELLOW LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
        12. WW II Memorial (YELLOW LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
        13. Washington Monument East
        14. American History Museum
        15. Natural History Museum
        16. Newseum
        17. Portrait Gallery and Spy Museum 
        18. City Center
        19. Ford's Theatre Madame Tussauds
        20. White House (YELLOW LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
        21. National Archives and National Art Gallery
        22. Liaison Hyatt Hotels

        Blue Loop Only (Buses come around every 30 minutes)

        23. Washington Monument West (the main transfer point for the Blue Loop, first bus leaves at 9 am, RED LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
        24. Lincoln Memorial South Korean War Memorial
        25. Lincoln Memorial North Vietnam War Memorial
        26. Arlington National Cemetery
        27. Pentagon City Mall

        Yellow Loop (First departure is at 9:15 am from the Lincoln Memorial North and Vietnam Memorial Stop; a full loop lasts 1 hour, 30 minutes long; buses come every 30 minutes)

        28. Lincoln Memorial North and Vietnam Memorial (RED LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
        29. World War II Memorial (RED LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
        30. Washington Monument East
        31. American History Museum
        32. Natural History Museum
        33. Convention Center
        34. City Center
        35. Ford's Theatre Madame Tussauds
        36. White House
        37. White House and US Treasury
        38. White House North
        39. Mayflower Hotel
        40. Dupont Circle
        41. Washington Hilton (GREEN LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
        42. Washington Circle Hotel
        43. Georgetown Canal Shops
        44. Georgetown Harbor
        45. Four Seasons Hotel
        46. Kennedy Center


        Green Loop: ONLY AVAILABLE ON DELUXE TOUR (First departure is from the Washington Hilton at 9 am and a full loop lasts an hour long; buses come every 30 minutes)

        47. Washington Hilton (YELLOW LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
        48. Adams Morgan
        49. Woodley Park
        50. Smithsonian National Zoo
        51. Washington National Cathedral
        52. Embassy Row

      • Madame Tussauds
        Joining George Washington in his boat crossing the Deleware River and sitting next to Franklin D. Roosevelt to hear a fireside chat are among the interactive experiences awaiting guests of Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. It's the ultimate three-dimensional tribute to the United States' commanders-in-chief and American history. The spectacular new Madame Tussauds D.C. gallery is the only place in the world where you can see and interact with all 44 U.S. Presidents.
      • Crime & Punishment Museum
        The National Museum of Crime & Punishment provides America?s most thorough and comprehensive study of the development and evolution of crime and punishment in a museum environment. Five unique and distinct galleries delve deep into the studies of criminal intent, criminal profiles, serial killers, issues associated with crime, the prison system, victims, crime prevention, CSI/Forensic science and more.
      • Spy Museum
        Umbrellas are pistols. Dead rats are microphones. Femme fatales are men fatales. Gain access to a wild world of gadgets, weapons, bugs, cameras, vehicles and spy-tech that defies classification. Do you have what it takes to live a life of lies as a spy? The answers are exhibited here for those who are clandestinely curious enough to enter.
      • National Aquarium
        Discover America's Aquatic Treasures? at the National Aquarium Washington DC, located in the lower level of the Department of Commerce Building. The nation?s first Aquarium offers a 45-minute intimate showcase of unique and engaging animals and a refreshing pause in your busy day! Don't miss this historical landmark and enjoy the beauty of over 250 species including alligators, piranhas and sharks. Special animal presentation and feedings daily at 2pm.
      • Lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe
        Be yourself, speak your mind and let rock-n-roll do the rest. Complete your tour of the city with an authentic rock-n-roll dining experience. You'll be surrounded by 17 plasma displays as you dine with the stars and marvel at our world famous collection of memorabilia. Includes a deluxe cheeseburger, fries and a drink. Hard Rock Cafe Washington, DC where you don't have to BE a rock star to party like one!
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      • Departure & Return

      Location Address
      Washington, DC map link 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002 (Washington, DC)
    • Operating Times: Daily - First departure is at 9am from Union Station and last departure is at 5pm, also from Union Station.
    • Departure Times: Every 30 Minutes
    • Main stop: Location: Union Station [1 40 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002]
      • Price Includes

      • Unlimited use for 24-hour (Classic Tour, 46 stops without Green Loop) or 48-hour (Deluxe Tour, 52 stops with Green Loop); You will receive a complementary night tour pass when you redeem Deluxe (48 Hours) ticket.
      • Hotel pick-ups on the route mentioned in departure and return
      • Unlimited Hop-On, Hop-Off privileges for duration selected
      • Live commentary or recorded commentary in your choice of language
      • Open top double decker bus with air-conditioned lower floor
      • Price Excludes

      • Meals and beverages
      • Gratuities Optional
      • Hotel Transfers are NOT Available
      • Additional Note

      • Features Include: Air conditioning, best views from rooftop 13 feet high with no windows, comfortable seats, most stops of any company, frequent departures, entertaining and learning narration, ticket valid for unlimited 2 days, 2 hour full tour of Washington DC, and children under 4 ride free.
      • Policies

        Redemption

      • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order was received. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Email (e-ticket). When you reserve your attractions and services you will be asked to print e-tickets to present when you arrive at your destination. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

        Terms & Condition

      • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within one business day after booking.
      • Standard Cancellation and Refund policy (please read before booking)
      • Prices may vary subject to availability/season/weekend/holiday.
      • We reserve right to cancel a schedule to fully refund affected customers although we will make every effort to maintain the regular operation.

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