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Big Bus Tours Washington DC

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Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, In front of Union Station, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
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+1 877-332-8689
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The open-top deck of a Big Bus tour is the best way to see Washington DC....

The open-top deck of a Big Bus tour is the best way to see Washington DC. Sit back and relax as you are transported passed the iconic landmarks that make America's Capital so recognizable and special. Our sightseeing tours are designed to provide a flexible approach to city discovery. Your hop-on, hop-off ticket provides you the freedom to get off the bus to explore and visit attractions. Buses run regularly so re-joining the tour is easy.

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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Great tour

Great routes, very informative tours. The only bad thing was that we didn't know that the green line doesn't operate in the winter , it wasn't on the brochure , and we waited for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent more time waiting on a bus than actually seeing sights. Would not recommend. Waste of time and money!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great routes, very informative tours. The only bad thing was that we didn't know that the green line doesn't operate in the winter , it wasn't on the brochure , and we waited for it at the stop for close to an hour .

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Chandler, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!! I repeat, do not waste your money!!! We spent more time waiting for a bus to arrive, we only got off at 2 stops because we didn't want to wait again for another bus (and 1 of the 2 was because we had to transfer lines), than we did actually site seeing. I understand traffic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For starters, when I bought our tickets (the night before our tour), I accidentally bought the 24 hour pass instead of the 48 hour pass. I immediately sent an email asking if I could upgrade. The next morning (8:30am) I got an email telling me that they couldn't upgrade my tickets, but they could refund my money and sell me... More 

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Thank Katie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We bought a two day pass and got a free night tour along with it. The tour guide was interesting and very knowledgeable. The night I did my tour was super cold, but it was worth it. Seeing all the monuments lit up was spectacular. This is a great tour!

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Thank GatorGirl428
Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliment and the five-star review! We're glad you enjoyed your sightseeing experience with us. More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So happy we bought tickets for the Big B Bus Tours. Not only did it save us a lot of walking, all the guides had a lot of great info & facts that we wouldn't have known otherwise. Spend the extra $10 for an extra day & the night tour!! Worth it!! Shout out to Casey, our favorite guide who... More 

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Thank reneeruzzo
Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community! We are delighted you enjoyed your tour with Casey. More 

Eureka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 17 year old daughter and I made a road trip to DC for Spring Break. Met a lady for Big Bus at Union Station. She was amazing. We decided to buy the 48 hour deluxe pass. Purchased our two passes around 4pm on Monday. We were going to do the night tour that night (possible snow storm hitting that... More 

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Thank Douglas H
Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community, Douglas. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the inclement weather and subsequent cancellation of service. Unfortunately, we have no control over the weather or road conditions after such weather. We suspended the Night Tour service on Monday due to the forecasted weather and the initial estimated... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose the big bus option because our hotel sold their tickets and it seemed like a good idea at the time. Our first bus was later than supposedly scheduled. 9.15. Not good when waiting in the cold. There doesn't seem to be any other real schedule for the buses but understandably the traffic can be pretty bad. We too... More 

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience and feedback with us, Coralie. We are sorry about the delays you experienced and about the poor interactions with our team members. We aim to deliver a fun and informative experience and as such, we place a large emphasis on the training of our team so are disappointed to read they were not more... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I downloaded the app and bought a 2-day pass. The part where the app takes your money worked fine. Even after deleting and reloading (x2) it rarely located my location on the map and never gave any information as to the next bus coming. After observing the process, I realized even the employees didn't have any access to when the... More 

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback Margo. I am sorry to read the experience was not as expected and that the app location rarely worked for you. I have just tested the App locator on both an iPhone and Android phone and had no issue. So we may pass this along to our team dedicated to the Big Bus App,... More 

Madison, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have limited time in DC, take the night tour of the city. You will see most everything and the tour guides are great. Dress warm (in March we needed hats and gloves). You can be inside or on top. Go on top. WONDERFUL views and you will learn interesting things about the city. Available in many languages.

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Thank KLMMadison
Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for the five-star review! Please note; the Night Tour is available in English-commentary only. Our day tours are available in a choice of live-guided English commentary or in a recorded commentary in 8 languages. More 

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