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Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 1,386 reviews

Knowledgeable live guides and punctual pick up times

Was going to use Circulator, but found out BigBus stopped outside our hotel. It was so hot (90 degrees) so we opted for tickets. We were well pleased with the pick up punctuality compared to our experience in Philly. We used the tracking app and it was pretty accurate. Stop info was enough to give us an idea of what each attraction offered. Particularly we enjoyed the live tour guide (can't remember her name) but she was super knowledgeable and had many close ties to the area. My 14 year old grandson was so impressed with her knowledge he was thinking he would like to be a guide. He loves history and geography.

Great way to get familiar with the attractions a city has to offer.

We used the Washington Hop-On, Hop-Off bus to see as many attractions as possible. We got the 2 day pass and used the first day to prioritize the various monuments and museums we wanted to see. We used the second day to budget our time in seeing all of the attractions we wanted to see and we were already familiar with the bus schedule. The narration provided on most of the routes was also informative and helpful.

Mr. History was our tour guide - he and whole tour were amazing!

Our tour was incredible and Mr. History our guide was so engaging! He made what we were seeing come alive and we learned so many facts and background information that we did not know. He also gave our son a chance to say the Gettysburg Address to everyone - what a great impression on an 11 year old boy! Thanks for a great opportunity!

Excellent way to see everything in 90 minutes!

We did the whole tour to get our bearings, then cherry picked the places we wanted to see the next day and used the bus as a taxi. Very good commentaries! Only negative, seats are a little uncomfortable!

Bus schedule is somewhat of a constraint.

We found ourselves having to make some decisions around what we did and when based on the last pickups and where we were.

Cover photo: Nicolas Raymond, CC BY 2.0