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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour provided by Big Bus Tours

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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Maps and brochures will not be handed out on the service and customers are encouraged to download our Free Mobile App providing extended digital content including map and live bus tracking.
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
This Washington, D.C., bus tour is an affordable way to plan a day or two of sightseeing in the US capital. Instead of figuring out routes between main attractions, such as the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, book a bus tour with two routes. Move through D.C. at your own pace and stop at the sights that interest you. The 2-day pass includes admission to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
  • Travel easily among D.C. landmarks without transportation or parking woes
  • Explore Washington D.C. at your own pace, and create your own itinerary
  • Included Madame Tussaud's admission ticket gives you even more to do
  • Choose between a 1- or 2-day pass to suit your schedule
What to Expect
Begin your adventure at any of the Big Bus stops on either of its two routes. Show your voucher as you board, and you’re ready to go. Between the two routes, there are more than 40 stops at popular D.C. sights and neighborhoods. Pick your preferred stops and use the Big Bus as worry-free transportation to and from attractions. Wait time for a bus varies depending on the route and time of year.. Along your journey, listen to both live and recorded audio commentary for information about the city. Upgrade to a Deluxe Ticket for access to a special night tour of the city. Premium and Deluxe ticket options come with an admission ticket to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Book the hop-on hop-off bus tour ahead of time for seamless transportation to D.C.’s most popular attractions.
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Important Information
  • WiFi on board
  • Live and recorded commentary on board
  • One or Two Day Hop on Hop off Bus Ticket
  • Madame Tussaud's Entry with Premium and Deluxe Ticket Options
  • Boat Cruise on Potomac River with Deluxe Ticket
  • 10% off White House Gifts with every bus ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Live commentary in English only. Recorded commentary is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Mandarin, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese
  • 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 additional day from time of redemption
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brianabulls wrote a review Apr 2020
Miami, Florida355 contributions145 helpful votes
Whenever I travel, I look for a Big Bus Tour. They provide great tours and you get to see some many sights. I love the hop on hop off aspect and especially in DC. You get to see several monuments and neighborhoods. The tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. The price
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Dan Nyznik wrote a review Mar 2020
Keene, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I along with two friends took the Red Bus loop earlier this month (March). The BB rep. at Union Station was not friendly and in fact quite curt. However the tour guides on the bus were engaging, especially an older man whose name I can't recall but he did say he was
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Date of experience: March 2020
even2222 wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
I WOULD ADVISE ALL TOURISTS TO AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS. I was told to leave bus due to Coronavirus and would be given a full refund. The company is refusing to do so even though I have told them I live in the UK and will not be returning to Washington. Other bus
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Date of experience: March 2020
Spillers-Wirsu wrote a review Mar 2020
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2 Families for a total of 15 of us had an excellent time on the Big Bus Tours in Washington Dc on the night tour.. I want to give a big shout out to Marcale, Shawn and Ms. Virginia for making this tour possible for our family.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Good Evening, Thank you for choosing Big Bus Tours of Washington DC. Thank you so much for the awesome review. I'm glad that we were able to accommodate you and your lovely family. Please hold on to your tickets for future discounts with Big Bus Tours. Warm Regards, Marcale
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Lmayvish wrote a review Mar 2020
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Bought tickets weeks in advance. Bought two 2 day tickets including night tour of DC. Tickets were sent to us with a scan code , our names and all our info which we both put in our phones. Got on bus first day, driver scanned code and gave us a bunch of coupons on paper
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from MartaviaB, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Good Morning I am very sorry for the inconvenience, unfortunately, the company policy prohibits anyone from boarding the bus without their printed ticket. Please contact us directly at so we can identify the tour guide mentioned in your review. Again we are very sorry you were not able to fully enjoy or utilize your tour with us. -Michael-Ann H
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By: Big Bus Tours
Hop on, hop off tours with open-top deck of a Big Bus is the best way to see this great city. It is essential to ge
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Casey and Damien were awesome
Casey and Damien provided a wonderful night time tour! Damien was a wonderful driver and even slowed down over a br
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Great Way To See DC
If you’ve never been to DC before there is tons of walking! Using the big bus get you to all the sites and saves a
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Washington weekend
We were met by Beverley at the Big Bus stand on Union station who gave us excellent service and advice. Our stay w
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Damien and Norm's amazing Trip!
As a first time DC visitor, my girlfriend bought these tickets for valentines and the trip was fantastic. The amoun
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Karen T
Great night tour
Just finished a night tour with Tom Thompson. He has so much knowledge to share it was fun and educational at the s
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Wonderful Tour!
This bus tour was amazing! Our driver, Ms. Gail, handled the city streets masterfully and with ease. Our tour guide
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Great way to see the city!
Only had a short time, so glad we did the tour. Rochelle and Ms. Gail treated us well!!! Loved that she always said
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Night tour with Tom Thompson
Outstanding way to experience the beauty of our nation's capitol ! The architecture is so much more dramatic when i
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Great tour
Visiting DC for work and this tour was great .the time is perfect for business travel ,Casey the tour guide was inf
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Non responsive and terrible customer service
I purchased 7 tickets for a tour in DC. The bus broke down and we had to wait for a new one to come. By the time t
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Great Value
I will usually do a big bus tour when i visit new cities because i can get on and off and see the major sites. I ac
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Big Bus Night Tour
My husband and I took the night bus tour the 3rd night we were in DC after a mix-up with the pickup time the first
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Still No Response for Poor Service
I tried to update my previous review, but couldn't figure out how, so am leaving another review. After my poor rev
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Sally-Ann C
Hop on for the DC sights
We purchased the two day pass, first day we completed the red loop taking note of all the monuments and museums we
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Key Details
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