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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Explore the Nation's Capital and see the incredible historical sights of Washington, DC aboard Big Bus' open-top double-decker bus

Highlights

  • See all the major DC landmarks and monuments plus Georgetown, Arlington National Cemetery, and many more. 48 stops total.
  • Make the most of the fantastic, unobstructed views from the top of the bus for the best photo opportunities in the city.
  • Hop on and off at your leisure, customizing your own ideal DC experience.
  • Last double decker leaves Union Station at 4 pm, and you want to get back on no later than 4:45-5 pm if you are picking up along the way

Inclusions

  • Ability to purchase tickets, and thus begin tour, at any of 48 stops
  • Hotel pick-ups on the route include the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill ---- 400 New Jersey Ave. NW; and The Liaison Capitol Hill --- 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. This is stop 21 on the Red Loop. On the Yellow Loop, there is the Mayflower Hotel (Stop 32, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW); the Washington Hilton (Stop 34; 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW); the Georgetown Inn (Stop 36; 1310 Wisconsin Ave. NW); and the Four Seasons (Stop 39; 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).
  • Unlimited Hop-On, Hop-Off privileges for duration selected
  • Live commentary or recorded commentary in your choice of language
  • Open top double decker bus with air-conditioned lower floor

Exclusions

  • Attraction admissions
  • Food or beverages

Please Note

  • Buses run daily, every 20-30 minutes, with the first departure at 9 a.m. and last departure at 4 p.m. from Union Station, finishing between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
  • Please bring a copy of your voucher to any of the 45 bus stops and present it to the bus hostess. It will then be exchanged for a ticket.
  • Children under 5 ride free!

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Apr 27 2016
I loved the hop on hop off tour! I got off on the stops I wanted to see. The information they give you as you ride on the bus was awesome. I learned so much. Loved the tour. If I had any questions it was easy to find someone in the burgundy jacket and ask. They were very helpful.
Feb 19 2016
Excellent way to get around the city. Very convenient.
Feb 19 2016
There was some confusion due to the marathon being run that weekend, but all in all it was good.
Feb 17 2016
Everything was as stated on the advertising. The buses arrived as expected. The buses were clean - the audio commentary satisfactory. The staff, both on the buses and on the Street, were very friendly and helpful - more than expected in a big city in,for us, a foreign country.
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ITINERARY

Explore the Nation's Capital with Big Bus Tours and tailor your sightseeing experience to your schedule and interests! You can start your tour at any stop during our hours of operation. Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours, including unlimited rides during that time.

Come with us to hear all about the people and places that make up the nation’s capital, from the legacy of Abraham Lincoln to present day Washingtonians, from historical buildings to modern urbanism. And, of course, an entertaining and informative narration to bring the sights to life!

Kids and adults alike enjoy the excitement of riding atop a double decker bus with breathtaking views of the city sights. Transportation and attraction in one, it’s the perfect way to explore DC at your own pace!
RED LOOP (First Departure from Union Station at 9 am during Winter 2015; a coach departs every 15-20 minutes and a full loop takes two hours)

1. Union Station
2. U.S. Capitol and Botanical Garden
3. American Indian Museum
4. Air and Space Museum
5. Smithsonian Castle
6. Washington Monument West
7. Bureau of Engraving and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
8. Jefferson Memorial
9. MLK and FDR Memorial
10. Lincoln Memorial South and Korean War Memorial (Getting off here gets you near BLUE LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
11. Lincoln Memorial North and Vietnam Memorial (YELLOW LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
12. WW II Memorial (YELLOW LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
13. Washington Monument East
14. American History Museum
15. Natural History Museum
16. Convention Center
17. City Center
18. Ford's Theatre & Madame Tussauds
19. White House (YELLOW LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
20. National Archives and National Art Gallery
21. Liaison & Hyatt Hotel
22. Union Station

BLUE LOOP Only (Buses come around every 30 minutes)

23. Washington Monument West (the main transfer point for the Blue Loop, first bus leaves at 9 am, RED LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
24. Arlington National Cemetery
25. Pentagon City Mall
26. Washington Monument West (RED LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)

YELLOW LOOP (First departure is at 9:15 am from the Lincoln Memorial North and Vietnam Memorial Stop; a full loop lasts 1 hour, 30 minutes long; buses come every 30 minutes)

27. Lincoln Memorial North and Vietnam Memorial (RED LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
28. World War II Memorial (RED LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
29. White House South (RED LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
30. White House and US Treasury
31. White House North
32. Mayflower Hotel
33. Dupont Circle
34. Washington Hilton (GREEN LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
35. Rock Creek Park
36. Georgetown Inn
37. Georgetown Canal/Shops
38. Georgetown Harbor
39. Four Seasons Hotel
40. Washington Circle
41. Lincoln Memorial North and Vietnam Memorial

GREEN LOOP (First departure is from the Washington Hilton at 9 am and a full loop lasts an hour long; buses come every 30 minutes)

42. Washington Hilton (YELLOW LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
43. Adams Morgan
44. Woodley Park
45. Smithsonian National Zoo
46. Washington National Cathedral
47. Embassy Row
48. Washington Hilton (YELLOW LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)