Hop-on hop-off tour

Washington DC: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Hop-on hop-off tour

Washington DC: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 48.60 per person


Explore Washington, DC's famous and historic landmarks with a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket. See the city at your own pace with unlimited access to the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours.

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Valid 1 - 3 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese


  • Get immersed into the beauty of Washington from an open-air double-decker bus
  • Visit the famous sights like The White House, Washington Monument, and more
  • Feel free to explore the routes of Washington, DC on a Hop-On Hop-Off city tour
  • Choose from 3 different options like a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour ticket
  • Uncover the history, facts, and stories through expert digital commentary
Full description

Visit iconic and historic landmarks in Washington, DC, and enjoy sweeping views from open-top buses. Take advantage of the freedom to explore and hop on and hop off at any stop on two routes around the city. First, ride the city loop, which stops at historic sites, monuments, and landmarks including the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, Jefferson Memorial, National Cathedral, and Arlington Cemetery.

Then, enjoy unlimited access to the hop-on, hop-off bus tour, and a bike rental offer. Upgrade to the 48-hour Premium or the 72-hour Deluxe ticket for more flexibility to explore at your leisure.

Finally, hop off the bus and try biking around the sites for a more intimate look at Washington. Take advantage of 1 hour of free rental with the purchase of an hour, giving you the time to cycle at your own pace before heading home.

  • Unlimited access to the loop
  • 1-hour free bike rental with the purchase of a 1-hour rental
  • $5 discount at ARTECHOUSE DC
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Headphones

Not allowed

  • Non-folding strollers

Know before you go

  •  Audio commentary available in 8 languages
  • Guests 18 and older visiting Arlington Cemetery must present a valid photo ID
  • Strollers are allowed on the bus as long as they are foldable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 750 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
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The morning process was pleasant and exactly as advertised-the Big Bus was at the 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW starting point on time. The bus drivers and assistants were friendly, and give you earbuds to plug-in and listen to the history about each landmark. You can get off the Big Bus at any bus stop to walk around, then catch it again at different bus stops, or stay on for the entire tour (if it's too cold or you're tired).

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March 22, 2023

Very difficult to find the meeting point. There really should be signs inside L’anfant plaza telling you where to go. We walked in circles for over an hour because no shops were open and the couple people we saw have us terrible directions. Our Uber driver dropped us off on the lower level but not being from DC we had no idea. You bud guide needs better directions around the building so people can find you

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March 22, 2023

This tour is a great way to see the sights in DC. Loved being able to get off and take our time walking around the monuments. Buses come back every 20 minutes...if we needed more time we waited for the next bus. Highly recommend this tour to see the sights. The recorded narration gave lots of interesting facts.

March 22, 2023

Product ID: 61881