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

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

From US$ 59 per person

Explore Washington DC with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket. See the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and more. Plus, enjoy a river cruise along the Potomac River.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
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. 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.
  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Potomac River Water Taxi
  • 1-hour free bike rental
  • Entertaining audio commentary with complimentary headphones
  • Live bus tracking and arrival times via the free Big Bus Tours App
  • Covid-19 enhanced safety and hygiene practices
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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: 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Stop locations can be found on the local suppliers free Big Bus Tours mobile app.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 3 reviews

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September 27, 2021

Great way to get between the monuments. App is slow at updating the bus locations, so allow plenty of time to catch a bus.

October 15, 2021

The hop on hop off bus was great. The app worked well with finding where buses were. We paid additional for the river cruise but when we got to the wharf, the water taxi was closed and remained closed while we were in town. We also were not given information re how to rent the bikes that were also to be included in the cost of the tour. I tried to reach out to the Big bus tour re the river cruise and bikes with no response.

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November 3, 2021

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