Big Bus Tours Washington DC
The open-top deck of a Big Bus Tour is the best way to see Washington DC. Sit back and relax as you are transported pass the iconic landmarks that make America’s Capital so recognizable and special. Along the way, you can learn about the city's history by listening to the entertaining and informative commentary. Your hop-on, hop-off ticket also provides you the freedom to get off the bus to explore and visit attractions. Buses run regularly so re-joining the tour is easy. There are three routes to choose from. Our Red Loop tour is the official tour of the National Mall. You will have the flexibility to plan your own schedule and to visit the places you find most interesting. Be sure to bring your camera for the many excellent photo opportunities. The Big Bus Tour of Washington DC has four exciting routes. You can experience all of them within the 24 or 48 hour validity of your ticket. The Red Route is the perfect introduction to the city and takes in all the places that are synonymous with the nation’s capital. The White House, U.S. Capitol, Air and Space Museum, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and the Ford’s Theatre are just some of the iconic landmarks you will see on the Red Route. The Yellow Route also travels through the City's historic center before heading out to discover the old world charm of Georgetown and the Washington National Cathedral. Georgetown, founded in 1751, was the original settlement, pre-dating Washington, D.C. by 40 years. It still retains its old world charm. George Washington was a regular visitor and JFK lived here as a young Congressman. Thomas Jefferson had a home in Georgetown as did Francis Scott Key who wrote the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner. Hop on a traditional trolley to explore the Green Loop taking you up to the stunning National Cathedral which has been the location for the funerals of four American Presidents (Woodrow Wilson, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford). The Blue Route takes you to the Holocaust Museum and across the Potomac River to the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. Of special note is the journey across the Potomac which provides some fantastic views and photo opportunities. All 48 Hr. hop-on, hop-off bus tour includes a free, 50 minute cruise along the Potomac River. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument as you float serenely by. The river cruise complements the open-top bus tour by providing a different perspective on the city. Big Bus Tours is proud to be an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service and Department of Interior, providing the official sightseeing tour of the National Mall.