Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour Washington DC

Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour Washington DC

Explore the grandeur of the Nation's capital in style with Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tours. With an entertaining and engaging audio commentary, you can sit back and relax on an open-top double-decker sightseeing bus as you journey through Washington, DC's rich history and daily life. Immerse yourself in the city's most iconic and historic memorials, monuments, and museums. Hop off at any stop to explore at your leisure.

Make the most of your day with the flexibility to plan your own itinerary. Choose to do one full loop to see the city or hop off and have your photo taken with Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial. Look out over the Reflecting Pool at the Washington Monument, just as Martin Luther King Jr. did as he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from that very spot. With buses arriving regularly throughout the day, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace.

Experience all that Washington DC has to offer, from the White House to the US Capitol Building and Capital Hill to the Korean and WWII War Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, and the MLK and FDR monuments along the beautiful Tidal Basin.

Big Bus is the official tour operator of the National Mall, giving you the closest access to world-famous, free museums including the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, African-American History Museum, The Holocaust Memorial, National American-Indian History, National Portrait Gallery, and more.

Complete your DC experience with the 3-Day Explore option and enjoy a scenic 45-minute cruise along the Potomac River between the The Wharf and Georgetown. Admire breathtaking views of iconic landmarks, including the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument, from the comfort of a climate-controlled vessel.

Explore Georgetown's historic colonial neighborhood, with its cobblestone streets, charming shops, and unique restaurants. Alternatively, visit The Wharf for its trendy restaurants, boutiques, concert venues, and on-the-water activities, plus easy access to downtown DC and the National Mall. Ticket is valid for a one-way journey in either direction.



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Duration 2 hours
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Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese

Important Information

  • Enjoy panoramic views of DC from an open-top bus as you learn the city's history
  • Hop off and on at any stop around the National Mall to visit famous sites
  • Explore the Lincoln Memorial and get up close and personal with Honest Abe
  • Admire the Martin Luther King Jr. and FDR Memorials near the Tidal Basin
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the scenic Potomac River and see iconic monuments
  • Unlimited hop-on and hop-off access for the duration of the ticket
  • Unbeatable views from an open-top double-decker bus
  • 1, 2, or 3-day ticket
  • Monuments Water Taxi cruise along Potomac River (included with 3-day ticket)
  • Professional digital commentary with souvenir earbuds
  • Free 1-hour bike rental at Unlimited Biking
  • $5 off ARTECHOUSE tickets
  • Free Big Bus app with route information and real-time bus tracking
  • Hotel pickup


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Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour Washington DC

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