Washington, DC
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Our most recommended Washington, DC Hop-on Hop-off Tours

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

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

    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 Washin...

    This was a great way to see the important places for the first timer we were. Definitely recommend!

  • Washington DC: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus with River Cruise

    2. Washington DC: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus with River Cruise

    Enjoy a full day of exploring with your 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. With an open-top roof, you’ll get amazing views of the White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, and more. Learn about the city’s most magnificent landmarks with an onboard audio guide. Hop-off at the wharf to enjoy your 2-way Potomac River cruise onboard the city water taxi. You can cruise along the water to see the John F. Kennedy Center, the Washington Monument, Arlington Memorial Bridge, and more before hopping back on the bus to continue your day. Your ticket gives you access to the city's 2 routes, giving you the freedom to hop-off and explore at your own pace. Your ticket also includes 1-hour bike rental, so you can get off the tourist trail and discover more of the city.

  • Washington DC: Arlington Nat. Cemetery Ticket & Tram Tour

    3. Washington DC: Arlington Nat. Cemetery Ticket & Tram Tour

    Discover the enduring tribute to the men and women that have dedicated their lives to defending the ideals of the United States of America with a tour of Arlington National Cemetery. Explore more than 600 acres of hallowed ground that once belonged to George Washington's adopted son, George Washington Parke Custis. In 1857, Custis left the property to his daughter Mary Anna Randolph Custis, when it became the family home for her and her husband Robert E. Lee. Throughout its history, the grounds have been used for various purposes, including serving as a camp and headquarters for Federal Troops during the Civil War, and as a safe haven for slaves transitioning to freedom after abolition. Arlington National Cemetery held its first military burial on 13 May 1864, and is now the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families. Honor the m...

    Highly recommend this, we got to see so much and learned a good amount of history.

  • Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

    4. Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

    Climb aboard the Old Town Trolley and enjoy a comprehensive tour of Washington. Listen to the colorful anecdotes, humorous stories, and well-researched historical information your guide has to share. Upgrade to include a tram tour of Arlington Cemetery and a boat cruise on the Potomac River Sit back while expert tour guides help you discover the beauty and majesty of Washington, D.C. This popular tour covers Washington's major attractions such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.  The trolley will make one stop along the tour route at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. While off the trolley, you can visit the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. You will have 30 minutes to explore the area while your guide and the trolley wait for you. Please see below the...

    One of the best experiences we have ever had! We Absolutely love Washington and this tour was incredible. Doug was a great teller. In the evening, we did this tour but the Monuments by night with Mr. History. Mind blowing, Incredible. The best best best decision to do this. Thank you!!!! highly recommend.

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What people are saying about Washington, DC

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4.5 / 5

based on 3,402 reviews

The tour was nice! The guide, Brian was funny and knowledgeable about all the sites. I would recommend this tour to others. Thanks!

Great place to visit! Very nice place and so informative! Definitely will recommend!

Informative and fascinating tour of the African American History Museum.

The BEST TOUR and GUIDE EVER!! So worth the money!! A MUST do in DC!!

Great introduction to a place that I've never been.