Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

748 Reviews | Washington DC, USA

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


Discover the iconic sights of Washington, DC at your own pace by open-top Hop on Hop off Bus and the only National Park Service authorized tour of the National Mall and Memorial Parks. See the Memorials, Monuments and more on the Patriot Tour (Red Route) to include new stops at Black Lives Matter Plaza and Senate Park. On board, customers will enjoy recorded commentary, including the history of the Washington, DC and the Nation's famous memorials and monuments.


  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors



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Average 4.04 out of 5 stars based on 748 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Love seeing DC not too crowded.
Michael C, Mar 2021 Verified
Your was amazing! Not too crowded . Weather was amazing and the places are quite.
Fernando L, Feb 2021 Verified
It was a beautiful tour around Washington DC during a snow storm. I was the only on the top of the bus. That was convenient for photos and videos. The driver was very nice.
Tammi, Sep 2020 Verified
The tour was exactly what we needed to see DC in a day. It captured major parts of DC. My family loved it.
Kathleen R, Mar 2020 Verified
We started at Union Station. The girl at the kiosk was extremely helpful! We had purchased the Classic tickets, so we started on the red loop. Our live guide was very humorous and informative. When we reached the Washington monument, we switched to the Blue loop, as recommended. Our goal was to get to Georgetown and that is where the Blue Loop took us. Fun afternoon!
shaun c, Oct 2019 Verified
Very good way to get around the City and see all the obvious places in a couple of days also the added extras are very good as well.
clowe, Sep 2019 Verified
Took the 2 day pass for Washington DC. Should have taken the 3 day, cause if you really want to see everything you probably need 4-5 days. Once we realized that we had to catch the bus in DC ( we were staying in Alexandria) we found out that we needed to take the Water Taxi over to the Wharf, which was a really nice trip and quite inexpensive, plus we had a coupon with our bus ticket, for a free round trip ticket. We did the Red and Blue lines. Very informative and the Bus app is helpful.
Andrea F, Aug 2019 Verified
Gives you a great overall view of the sights in DC, and gives you the option to stop and see more of one sight. They also have a couple of routes of sightseeing; and these routes have common stops so you can hop to a different site. Great way to see as much as possible in a short time. Can buy a 1-day or 2-day pass.
geoffrey b, Jul 2019 Verified
We found the trips tour guides to be in formative and friendly! Did find one to be a bit pushy about receiving a tip to the point where she passed around a bag for tips!! The journey is designed to show as many of the major sites possible and the route was spot on!! Could find at the most popular sites to re-board may incur a long wait if the bus fills up!
lmwhitted, Jul 2019 Verified
We loved the package we got through Cool Destinations with Big Bus. Lots included, and so easy to use and informative. Agents at Cool Destinations were not very familiar with the package, and when I called a couple times before traveling, I got differing information so I was concerned going. However, the bus drivers were great, and everything that was supposed to be included in the package really was. Very happy!
MARJORIE C, Apr 2019 Verified
Great routes. Bus brochure easy to understand and very helpful. All employees helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable. I would use BigBus in the future at other destinations where they provide service

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