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Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour in Washington DC

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Highlights: See all the major DC landmarks and monuments, plus Georgetown, Arlington National Cemetery and many more during day and at night

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Activity Option Date / Date Range AdultChild
Deluxe Tour-48 Hour Loop Surcharge Year round $20$20
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    Price In USD (per person)
    Adult Child (5-15 yrs)
    $50 $40
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    Activity Option Date / Date Range AdultChild
    Deluxe Tour-48 Hour Loop Surcharge Year round $20$20
    • Child Rates: Child rates apply to those who are 5-15yrs old.Children aged 4 years and under are free of charge
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    Explore the Nation's Capital with Big Bus Tours and tailor your sightseeing experience to your schedule and interests! You can start your tour at any stop during our hours of operation. Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours, including unlimited rides during that time. 

    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!

    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
    Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off for a 48 hour period
    Admission to Madame Tussauds
    Free night Tour (start at 7:30pm from the Willard Hotel and 7:30pm from Union Station)
    1 Free Hour Bike rental (With purchase of one hour.)

    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)
    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
    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

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

    Tickets purchased after 3:00pm will be valid for the remainder of the day and the following day.
    • Washington, DC

      The capital of the United States of America sits on the scenic Potomac River. Monuments, museums, and Americana characterize this historic city, which is located in the District of Columbia between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

      Ford's Theatre and Museum

      The Ford's Theatre Museum combines a remarkable collection of historic artifacts with a variety of interactive exhibits to tell the story of Abraham Lincoln's presidency. Using environmental recreations, videos, and three-dimensional figures, the museum transports visitors to 19th-century Washington, where they can follow Lincoln from his arrival in Washington in 1861.

      Opening Hours: 9:00am - 4:00am, daily schedule varies

      Capitol Hill

      Capitol Hill refers to the neighborhood around the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. It is one of the city's most densely populated residential areas, housing more than 35,000 residents.


      Located along the Potomac River, this historic neighborhood in Washington, D.C. is home to the university of the same name. The port area predates the foundation of Washington by 40 years.

      Library of Congress

      The Library of Congress is the oldest cultural institution established by federal mandate in the US, divided between three buildings in Capitol Hill and a Virginia campus. It is the largest library in the world.

      Lincoln Memorial

      This iconic American monument honors the 16th president of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was president during the American Civil War, and is most famous for the Emancipation Proclamation that freed all of the slaves in the US.

      National Zoological Park

      One of the oldest zoos in the country, the Smithsonian National Zoo is home to giant pandas, orangutans, gorillas, gibbon monkeys, cheetahs, lions, tigers, several species of birds, reptiles, small mammals and much more.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm

      Smithsonian Institution

      Centered on the National Mall, the Smithsonian Institution is a series of museums dedicated to research and spreading knowledge. Some of the most notable Smithsonian museums are the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum of American History.

      White House

      The world-famous White House in Washington, DC is the official residence of the president of the United States and the place where most of the work is done. The facade of this neoclassical mansion is a global icon.
    • Departure & Return

    • From any of the 52 bus stops.
    • Hotel pick-ups on the route include Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill(400 New Jersey Ave. NW); and The Liaison Capitol Hill (415 New Jersey Ave, NW). This is stop 22 on the Red Loop. On the Yellow Loop, there is the Mayflower Hotel (Stop 39, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW); the Washington Hilton (Stop 41 Yellow and Stop 47 Green; 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW); the Washington Circle Hotel (Stop 42; 1 Washington Circle NW); and the Four Seasons (Stop 45; 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).
    • Price Includes

    • Admission to Madame Tussauds
    • 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

    • Attraction Admissions
    • Food or Beverages
    • Additional Note

    • Redemption Location: Please bring a copy of your voucher to any of the 52 bus stops and present it to the bus hostess. It will then be exchanged for a ticket.
    • Last double decker leaves Union Station at 4 pm, and you want to get back on no later than 4:45-5 pm if you are picking up along the way
    • Policies


    • 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.

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    • 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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