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Great overview and orientation of the city
Multiple departure times and locations available
Ideal choice for families
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
The buses are equipped with a state-of-the-art technology. Guided commentary is provided throughout the tour. Enjoy the views from the open top double-decker observation level or the comfort of the climate-controlled lower level cabin. Either way, this tour allows you to enjoy Washington DC at your own pace and explore your areas of interest such as the White House, Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian. Choose from a 1- or 2-day pass to ride on an open-top, double-decker Big Bus, with commentary from your on board guide.
See the sites on the Red Loop (Official National Mall Tour) and the Blue Loop (Arlington and Georgetown tour) and this spring only, hop on our Pink Loop, dedicated to the Tidal Basin and the celebrated cherry blossoms.
Ride along the Red Loop, The official tour of the National Mall, authorized by the National Park Service and National Mall and Memorial Parks. Take 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 and the Lincoln Memorial are just some of the iconic landmarks. Commentary provided in live guided commentary and in a choice of 8 pre-recorded languages.
The Blue Loop, the Arlington and Georgetown tour travels to parts of Virginia, once part of Washington, DC and to oldest settlement in the District. Travel over the Potomac River leaving Washington, DC behind and visiting Virginia. The tour’s main features in Virginia are Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, the Observation Deck, the Key Bridge, and the US Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Statue.) Highlights in DC include Georgetown, Old Stone House, Georgetown Harbor, the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial, and WWII Memorial. Tour is available with live-guided commentary and recorded commentary. Tour is available with live-guided commentary.
On the Pink Loop, visitors can walk along the Tidal Basin for pictures of the trees or, if they are looking to immerse themselves in historical landmarks, they can visit the Jefferson Memorial and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
As the sun goes down, join us as we take you on an illuminated tour of this world famous city. The night tour is 2 hours and fully narrated with a live guide. The highlight of this trip is the walking tour, where you get to visit the Lincoln Memorial and Korean War Veterans Memorial.
1-day or 2-day hop-on hop-off pass
Live and recorded commentary on board
Admission to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum with Premium and Deluxe tickets
Choice of Admission to the Observation Deck or 2-way Water Taxi in Deluxe tickets
Official National Cherry Blossom Pink Loop (Classic, Premium and Deluxe tickets)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Live commentary in English only. Recorded commentary is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Mandarin, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese
Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)
Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
Operation times are subject to change without notice
Classic 1-day ticket will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 2pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption
Hop-on hop-off tours depart from Union Station, but passengers are welcome to board at any of the 35 pickup and drop-off locations. Night tours depart from Union Station or the Willard Hotel outside the White House.
March 5 to November 4 Operates: 9:00am – 5:00pm November 5 to March 10 Operates: 9:00am – 4:00pm
RED LOOP Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes Frequency: 15-30 minutes depending on season
BLUE LOOP Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Frequency: 30-45 minutes depending on season
PINK LOOP Duration: 30 minutes Frequency: Every 20 minutes
PANORAMIC NIGHT TOUR Duration: 2 hours March 21 to November 4: 7:30pm* *Departure from Willard Hotel is 30 minutes earlier