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This hop-on hop-off Washington DC bus tour includes three different loops with live commentary plus a night bus tour and admission to up to five total attractions. Use your 48-hour pass to explore memorials and monuments such as the US Capitol, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Lincoln Memorial. Choose entry to attractions including the International Spy Museum and Madame Tussauds, or select a full-day bike rental.
  • 2-day hop-on hop-off bus and tickets to popular attractions in Washington DC
  • Travel three different loops with your bus pass, hopping on and off as you wish
  • See top DC attractions including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and US Capitol as you travel the bus loops
  • View major DC monuments and memorials lit up on your double-decker night tour
  • Choose admission to attractions such as the Newseum, Madame Tussauds DC and the International Spy Museum
  • Upgrade for admission to up to five total attractions
  • Ideal for independent travelers seeking convenience and flexibility!
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2 day hop-on hop-off pass for three loops
Onboard commentary
Selection of attractions per option purchased
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

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Redeem your 48-hour bus voucher at Union Station, where your sightseeing tour begins around Washington DC by double-decker bus. You'll have access to two loops. 

Hop on and off at the numerous stops to explore at your own pace, and choose one to five attractions and activities including Newseum, the International Spy Museum, Madame Tussauds DC, the National Ferry, a Myths and Misconceptions Walking Tour, National Geographic Museum or a daylong bike rental to further explore the city. There's no need to select which of these sights and activities you'd like to do in advance — allowing you maximum flexibility.

Listen to live commentary on board as you pass DC landmarks such as the White House, US Capitol, Jefferson Memorial, Ford's Theatre and Arlington National Cemetery. You can see the Washington Monument and more lit up after dusk on a narrated night bus tour.
1 hour 30 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Tour Duration: 90 Minutes Frequency: Every 30 Minutes
1411 Jefferson Dr SW
Washington Monument East
Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest
Bureau of Engraving & Holocaust Museum
1100 S Hayes St
Pentagon City Mall
1 Memorial Ave
Arlington National Cemetery
1801 N Lynn St
Observation Deck
1064 Wisconsin Ave NW
Georgetown Canal & Potomac Boat cruise
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Georgetown Shops
1 Washington Cir NW
Washington Circle
Renwick Gallery
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW
The White House
White House North
610 10th St NW
Ford's Theatre & Madame Tussauds
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
The White House & Willard Hotel
Points of interest passed by on this route
International Spy Museum
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Hop on Hop Off
L'Enfant Plaza
L'Enfant Plaze
United States Botanic Garden
U.S Capitol & Botanical Garden
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Air and Space Museum
Municipal Fish Market at The Wharf
The Wharf & Potomac Boat Cruise
L'Enfant Plaza Southwest
Spy Museum
Smithsonian Castle
Smithsonian Castle
2 15th St NW
Washington Monument West
Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest
Bureau of Engraving & Holocaust Museum
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
121 West Basin Dr SW
FDR and MLK Memorial
100 Daniel French Dr SW
Lincoln Memorial South & Korean War Memorial
2215 Constitution Ave. NW
Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam Memorial
World War II Memorial
WWII Memorial
1411 Jefferson Dr SW
Washington Monument East
1300 Constitution Ave. NW
American History Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Natural History Museum
Two CityCenter
City Center
610 10th St NW
Ford's Theatre & Madame Tussauds
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
The White House & Willard Hotel
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
National Archives & National Art Gallery
415 New Jersey Ave NW
Liaison & Hyatt Hotels
Points of interest passed by on this route
Arlington National Cemetery
White House
Supreme Court
Jefferson Memorial
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
National Geographic Society's Explorer Hall
National Museum of American History
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
The National Archives Museum
Library of Congress
Ford's Theatre
Union Station
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Washington Monument
Smithsonian Institution Building
National Museum of African Art
National Gallery of Art
National Mall
National Air and Space Museum
National Portrait Gallery
Korean War Veterans Memorial
National Zoological Park
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
The Phillips Collection
Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Dupont Circle
U.S. Capitol
Washington National Cathedral
United States Botanic Garden
Georgetown University
National Postal Museum
International Spy Museum
National World War II Memorial
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Senate and House Office Buildings
Madame Tussauds DC
National Museum of Crime & Punishment
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
National Japanese American Memorial
Freedom Plaza
CitySights DC
Lincoln Memorial
National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Once voucher is exchanged for CitySights DC ticket, Big Bus buses may be boarded anywhere on the route
  • Please note: City restrictions prevent bus stop signs at certain locations
  • Buses can accommodate strollers and a limited number of wheelchairs
  • Prerecorded tour narration is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and Russian and Hebrew (not available on the night tour)
  • Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY CitySights DC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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None because it's bus isn't running
, Oct 2020
Are we supposed to catch the hop-on-hop-off bus on the 3rd of October and we told the Redemption Center was at Union station so I walked there it was about a 30 minute walk including getting lost a couple of times when I got there I was informed that sitting bucks no longer those that route if it doesn't go any place at this point I had not been notified of this nor had I been refunded the cost of the ticket I had to call the company to find that they were no longer running any buses at this point because of the virus and then if I wanted a refund I had to go through Viator which I he booked it out through needed to say I was very unhappy I did end up getting another hop-on hop-off bus it was there at Union Station cost me $50 and I only got two stops on it because of a protest that was going on and a lot of the streets are blocked off so basically my whole day was pretty much wasted and it all started by not having been informed of the previous hop-on hop-off bus pass this one I think it's a piss-poor way of running a business by not informing your customers that you are no runny why are you even taking orders if you're not up and operating
, Apr 2019
We came on Eater sunday bad idea for us between the White house and the last stop near Mme Tussaud we could not get any one telling us what to do whith our ticket, so we postpone to monday and we loose the entire morning between two stop before being sent to Union Station, there outside nobody was able to help us except a young lady who said you have to go inside the station first desk noone to drive us but at the end one person send us to a lady who had a lot of difficulty in issuying our ticket so we lost one day and half on monday afternoon on the blue bus we tell the driver to stop us on 27 bad idea he did do it so no upper desk, we said then we will do the water taxi we found out a paper just "Sorry we are closed" even no idea untill when so we used only 1 day of the trip for two days and only on attraction over two this is the first city where we had problem with Internet tickets
, Sep 2018
Dissatisfied with serve and no person to talk too disorganized operation payment for other attractions not honored at attractions.
poor signs at Union...
Ingrid M. H
, Oct 2017
poor signs at Union Station to show where to catch the map given to show where the bus stopped in Wash .DC. the tour guide was very informative. we had to walk more than planned because we didn't know where to catch the bus...
buying on price was not a good...
Peter W
, Oct 2017
buying on price was not a good choice for this tour. Where do i start 1 Staff were useless, no one knew what was going on, 2 their schedule was never kept to, buses didn't arrive on time 3 their promise of buses running every 20 minutes in the morning and every 30 minutes in the afternoon was not correct 4 the supposed attractions that you buy were actually free 5 commentary was non existent, staff were rude and could not care less. If i could get my money back i would, but I doubt that will happen. I have been in the hospitality industry for 35 years, and this was my worst tour experience ever. This has tarnished my view and my stay in Washington, so much so I doubt I will will trust Viatour again. Everyone we spoke to on the tour was of the same opinion
Accent of ticket sellers very hard...
Melanie S
, Aug 2017
Accent of ticket sellers very hard to understand .. possibly Jamaican. Ticket I purchased for tour American history museum myths and misconceptions was not running that day for some reason and no options offered. Careful getting the three bus options as only some stops let you on the other circuit and you have to vomplete it in a certain time in order to get back. We wasted most of our ticket. The other bus company buses go both ways so probably a better option. No one to confirm things with or ask questions about tickets.
This was TERRIBLE!!! Not worth the...
Jessica R
, Jul 2017
This was TERRIBLE!!! Not worth the money at all. The tour left very late, took twice as long as advertised, there was a ton of walking when it was supposed to be NOT hop on hop off, our tour guide mispronounced everything and was hard to understand. The driver didn't seem to know where he was going.
Buses did not run often enough and you...
Keith H
, Feb 2017
Buses did not run often enough and you had to wait a lot.
This particular hop on tour was not...
Tonna B
, Oct 2016
This particular hop on tour was not the best one for Washington D.C. They had very few buses running and we waited sometimes over an hour for another bus. A better bus would be Washington's Big Bus Tour. They had tons of buses and we would see 15 of them before we saw one of our buses. We gave up waiting at Arlington and used Uber. Also, we purchased the additional package for free entrance into 5 more attractions. We didn't even use them as everything we wanted to see were free of charge. It was a waste of our money for Madame Tussaud's or the Spy Museum.
We done the night tour which was...
donna M
, Sep 2016
We done the night tour which was good, our guides were great. The day tours were terrible. Couldn't find any bus stops. The yellow line only ran every 2 hours and when we waited the bus was late. There clearly isn't enough buses. Not enough guides for information. We couldn't find where to get the purple line so missed that. Poor value for money compared to the big bus with buses every 15-20 minutes. Very disappointed. Spend a lot time hanging about waiting on the buses

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