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Begin your adventure at any of the Big Bus stops on any of its three routes. Show your voucher as you board, and you’re ready to go.

Between the three 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 and ranges from 15 to 45 minutes.

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. Both 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.

Locations visited
Women in Military Service for America Memorial
White House
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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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 three routes. Move through D.C. at your own pace and stop at the sights that interest you. Tour 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
  • Three routes with more than 40 stops allow you to see more top attractions
  • Driver-announced stops so you’ll always know when to get off
  • Included Madame Tussaud's admission ticket gives you even more to do
  • Choose between a 1- or 2-day pass to suit your schedule
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
2 day & night tour

Another great experience with hop on hop off bus this time in Washington over 2 days all the guides had loads of information and the drivers are excellent The night tour with Tom was an exceptional experience loved the walk and his very informative commentary...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great Tour, Well Worth The Money

The tours in Washington have live tour guides, as well as recordings - one such guide, Cassie, was amazing, she explained the surroundings in a passionate and informative way that made me extremely excited for my next destination. The tours cover all the main landmarks...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you buy this ticket be sure to use your credit card. I used a debit card which has allowed them to basically steal $455.00 dollars from me. After we waited 30 minutes to board our bus for the night tour, they told 50 or...More

2  Thank Wander766611
Martavia B, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good Afternoon, Thank you for choosing Big Bus Tours of Washington, DC. On behalf of the Management Team here at Big Bus Tours, I would like to extend to you my apologies for any inconvenience that you may have endured while touring with us. We...More

Reviewed 2 days ago
Very useful to see alot in a short space of time

We were only in Washington for a few days as part of a bigger US trip. This was an excellent way to get about (our hotel was in Georgetown) and to see as much as possible in that short period - we did all of...More

Thank michaelrimmer81
Michael-Ann H, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are happy that we were able to make your stop in DC Fun. Thank you for taking the time to review your tour. If you want to contact us further please feel free to contact us directly at InfoDC@BigBusTours.com Regards, Michael-Ann Henderson

Reviewed 2 days ago
Awesome Tour

My husband and I recently went to DC and toured on the Big Bus. Our driver was Shawn and our amazing, knowledgeable, friendly, funny tour guide was Melinda! We had them twice throughout the day. It was our first time to DC and we really...More

Thank miharts86
Michael-Ann H, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are glad to hear that we were able to make your first dc experience a positive one. Your kind words about our Driver Shawn and our Guide Melinda will be shared with them as well as the management team. If you have any other...More

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Response from saddy2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I purchased a 1 day pass and downloaded the map at the hotel. The audio supplied on the bus is fantastic as it lets you know in advance your next point of interest. But I found the guide on the bus both informative and... More
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Response from belleretraite | Reviewed this property |
In Washington , yes ! We used it the first time at 11.00 hrs and the following day we took the tour at 1o.30 hrs !
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