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Washington DC: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour & Boat Cruise

Washington DC: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour & Boat Cruise

From US$ 75 per person

Explore Washington DC with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket and see the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, etc. Also, enjoy a panoramic river cruise along the Potomac River.

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Duration 1 day
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Audio guide included
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese


  • Explore Washington DC at your own pace
  • Admire the views of iconic landmarks from an open top bus
  • Cruise along the Potomac River to see the city from the water
  • See the White House, Capitol Hill, Washington Monument, and more
Full description

Enjoy a full day of exploring with your 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. From the open-top double decker, you’ll see amazing views of the White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, and more. Learn about the city’s most magnificent landmarks with expert digital commentary. Hop off at The Wharf to enjoy your roundtrip 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 Red and Blue city loops, 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.

  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour ticket
  • Potomac river cruise
  • Rent a bike for 1-hour and get an additional hour free.
  • Entertaining audio commentary on the history and hidden stories of DC with complimentary headphones
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

You can join the tour at any of the stops along the route, or at the local suppliers manned location: Stop 1 - L’Enfant Plaza (700 L’Enfant Plaza SW – At crosswalk on NW corner of Spy Museum). Stop locations can be found on the local suppliers free Big Bus Tours mobile app.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Driver's license
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Download the free Big Bus App to live-track buses, view bus stop locations, and more.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

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Our family really enjoyed this tour. We would have liked an itinerary ahead of time so we could have planned for it better. We boarded at the Spy Museum at 10am and stayed on the bus to see all the monuments until we got off at the Wharf for a great lunch then we were able to catch the boat taxi just in time at 1:15 to make the trip. It ended up being a perfect day in DC!

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October 9, 2022

So much to see! Map your day before you head out to sites you must see! Stop off at monument that are most popular FIRST like Arlington Cemetery less crowded! Suggestion get over to water taxi by noon go over to Alexandria multiple great restaurants Then hop back on bus and continue back to sites!

August 23, 2022

October 1, 2022

Product ID: 404809