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Washington DC Essential Hop-On Hop-Off plus Bonus Tour

By: DC Trails
  • Guided commentary adds context to each stop at top DC attractions
  • Easily connect to the web and social media sites with free Wi-Fi
  • No need to search for public restrooms with a bathroom on every bus 
Washington DC Essential Hop-On Hop-Off plus Bonus Tour
From US$42.00
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2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off + NightMost Popular
2 Day Hop-On, Hop-Off with Free Night Tour Included. Call to reserve date for complimentary night tour after booking. Bonus night tour is reserved based on availability.
From US$59.00
1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off
1 Day Hop-On, Hop-Off City Tour
From US$42.00

Get a comprehensive overview of Washington DC's highlights on your own time with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. While riding, listen to engaging commentary on the sights, and then hop off at any of the 20 stops to explore independently. Choose from a 1-day pass or a 48-hour pass (including a night tour) to suit your budget and schedule.

What to Expect

Make your way to L'Enfant Plaza to activate your 1- or 2-day pass, and begin your hop-on hop-off bus tour, with buses arriving about every 30 minutes. Step aboard a bus and find a comfortable seat either in the open-air top deck or in the climate-controlled area below.

Begin your tour focusing on the most important Washington DC highlights and landmarks. Listen to engaging commentary from your driver and disembark at any of the 20 stops to explore on your own. This flexible tour allows you to create your own itinerary. Route highlights include the US Capitol Building, Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, National Archives, and the White House.

The 2-day ticket comes with a bonus night tour, too.

Reviews (213)
1 - 5 of 135 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Convenient but not as exciting as London

The stops are a little long and your not told if it is a long stop. If they told you , you could get off for a drink or the bathroom. If you get a good knowledgeable guide great. If you get a dud it...More

Thank Pedr009
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Disappointing and a Horrific "Visitor Experience" for Any visitor to this great city

Choose Big Bus Tours. Choose A Segueway, Choose a Scooter. Do Not Choose Hop On Hop Off. We clambered aboard - after looking for a bus for over 45 minutes. Apparently there was an event on - so buses started late, and there were NO...More

4  Thank Simon C
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Amazing Customer Service!

I was SO impressed with the degree of care and service with every one of our tour guides, assistants, and drivers. One was especially accommodating and helpful— Tamara— she took the time to text me a pdf of another convenient way to get around after...More

1  Thank laurap0wers
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you for the kind review! We are so glad you had a great experience with Tamara and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best, DC Trails

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile
Washington DC

DO NOT DO IT. Very poor experience. The shuttle bus from Arlington to the Lincoln Memorial should run every 20 minutes, but we waited over 50 minutes in oppressive heat. Then the connection at Lincoln Memorial took another 50 minutes. The buses were clean but...More

2  Thank Amanda C
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

I'm sorry to hear your experience with us did not go as planned, Amanda. We take great pride in our service and want each customer to feel welcomed to a great tour. We appreciate the feedback and hope you will reconsider and visit us again....More

Reviewed 5 September 2018
DC Trails - Best of the Hop-On, Hop-Off Buses in D.C.

I tried another company and found their buses to be dirty, crowded, nonexistent at times, and poorly staffed. I found out about DC Trails and decided to make a switch for my next day of touring. I am so glad that I did! The buses...More

1  Thank Vicki B
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for the kind review, Vicki! We are so glad you had a great experience with us and we hope to see you again in the future. Best, DC Trails

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Susan C
27 October 2018|
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Response from Jewell P | Reviewed this property |
I imagine it would be tough, to find parking. I rode the metro in from Maryland. It was an easy process with my phones GPS to navigate me through the tunnels and the trains I needed to take. HIGHLY recommend.
20 August 2018|
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Response from Nicola H | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe that the buses have ramps that can be used to assist access.
9 July 2018|
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Response from DSTGRL21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the bus takes you back to the L'Enfant Plaza