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A child ticket is available for children between the ages of 5 - 15. Children under 5 may travel free of charge.
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DURATION: 2-Day. Standard Hours of Operation:
Red Loop - Official Tour of the National Mall
First bus departs Stop #1: Union Station at 9:00am.
Last full-circuit Red Loop tour departs Stop #1: Union Station at 5:00pm
Frequency: Buses every 15 minutes
Full circuit tour: 105 minutes
Blue Loop - Heroes Tour
First bus departs Stop #23: Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War Memorial at 9:00am.
Last full-circuit Blue Loop tour departs Stop #23: Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War Memorial at 5:00pm
Frequency: Buses every 30 minutes.
Full circuit tour: 60 minutes
Yellow Loop - Historic Neighborhoods
First bus departs Stop #29: Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War Memorial at 9:00am.
Last full-circuit Yellow Loop tour departs Stop #29: Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War Memorial at 5:00pm
Frequency: Buses every 30 minutes
Full circuit tour: 120 minutes
Our night tour of Washington DC departs daily at:
- 7:30pm - from Stop #20: White House (Bus Stops outside Willard Hotel)
- 7:30pm - from Stop #1: Union Station
Included with the ticket
INCLUDES in brief: 2 days Hop-on, hop-off, all tour loops, Night Tour, and admission to Madame Tussauds!
Explore Washington DC at your own pace.
Make the most of your time in Washington DC with our flexible hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours. Explore the capital city's sights at your own pace - simply hop off the bus at any of our conveniently located stops, and rejoin when you're ready.
Available on all buses.
All tours feature pre-recorded commentary, available via complimentary headphones. Red and Blue Loop buses feature commentary in 8 different languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese. Yellow Loop buses feature pre-recorded commentary in English.
Authorized National Park Service Concessioner
Big Bus Tours gets you closest to meaningful monuments and memorials.
Big Bus Washington DC is the authorized interpretive transportation services concessioner of the National Park Service and National Mall & Memorial Parks. As the official sightseeing tour of the National Mall & Memorial Parks, Big Bus Tours gets you closer to meaningful monuments and memorials.
On alternate Red Route tours and all Blue Loop tours.
Our entertaining and experienced English-speaking guides offer an exciting and educational commentary throughout the duration of alternating Red Route tours.
See all the top Landmarks
Our carefully designed sightseeing tours take you closest to the Washington DC's famous landmarks.
Take in the neo-classical grandeur of the USA's capital city with Big Bus. We'll take you to all the famous landmarks, including The White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, National Cathedral, and many more. Sit back, relax and capture the sights from our open-top double-deckers, or hop off to explore and visit the city's world-renowned attractions.
Madame Tussauds Admission
Check out Washington DC's best collection of celebrities, sports stars and political figureheads.
Your ticket includes free admission (with speedy entry) to the world-famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Get to know Washington DC even better by seeing the people who helped define it. Your free Madame Tussauds ticket will complement your Big Bus tour and city experience perfectly.
We've partnered with premium outlets to offer customers delicious free food and drink.
Show you Big Bus ticket at any Washington DC Corner Bakery Café to receive a free regular-sized coffee, and trade in your Big Bus-Garrett Popcorn voucher to receive a free treat bag of Garrett Mix at Garrett Popcorn.
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Tour duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Frequency: Every 15 minutes
Audio guide commentary language: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Live Guide, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese.
Explore DC's best sights on our Red Loop tour, featuring live, English-speaking guides and pre-recorded commentary in 8 different languages. Hop on and hop off at over 20 stops, or change to the Yellow Loop at Stops 11, 12 and 13, or the Blue Route at Stops 6, 7, 11 and 12.
1Union Station50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
2US Capitol & Botanical Garden1st St. NW off Maryland Ave SW by Garfield Memorial
3American Indian Museum4th St SW & Independence Ave SW
4Air & Space Museum600 Independence Avenue SW
5Smithsonian Castle1000 Jefferson Dr SW
6Washington Monument WestRaoul Wallenburg Pl.change to: Bus city tour - Blue Loop
7Bureau of Engraving & Holocaust MuseumRaoul Wallenburg Pl.change to: Bus city tour - Blue Loop
8Jefferson MemorialOhio Drive SW
9FDR and MLK MemorialWest Basin Dr. SW
10Lincoln Memorial South & Korean War MemorialDaniel French Drive SW.
11Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War MemorialConstitution Ave & 22nd St.change to: Bus city tour - Blue Loopchange to: Bus city tour - Yellow Loop
12WWII MemorialConstitution Avenue & 18th Streetchange to: Bus city tour - Blue Loopchange to: Bus city tour - Yellow Loop
13Washington Monument EastJefferson & 14th Streetchange to: Bus city tour - Yellow Loop
14American History MuseumConstitution Avenue NW
15Natural History MuseumConstitution Avenue & 11th St.
16NewseumOn 6th St. NW corner of Pennsylvania Ave NW
17Portrait Gallery and Spy MuseumCorner of F St. NW and 9th Street
18City Center10th NW. St.
19Ford's Theatre & Madame Tussauds10th Street NW of F. St. NW
20White HousePennsylvannia Avenue NW.
21National Archives and National Art GalleryPennsylvannia Avenue & 7th Street NW
22Liaison and Hyatt Hotels415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Tour duration: 1 hour
Frequency: Every 30 minutes
Audio guide commentary language: English.
Hop on our Blue Loop bus tour to cross the Potomac and explore Arlington National Cemetery and Pentagon City. You can start the Blue Loop tour from 6 different hop-on, hop-off stops, and then change to the Red Loop at Stops 23, 24, 25 and 26, or the Yellow Loop at Stops 23 and 24. This tour features pre-recorded English-language commentary.
23Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War MemorialConstitution Ave & 22nd St.change to: Bus city tour - Red Loopchange to: Bus city tour - Yellow Loop
24WWII MemorialConstitution Avenue & 18th Streetchange to: Bus city tour - Red Loopchange to: Bus city tour - Yellow Loop
25Washington Monument WestRaoul Wallenburg Pl.change to: Bus city tour - Red Loop
26Bureau of Engraving & Holocaust MuseumRaoul Wallenburg Pl.change to: Bus city tour - Red Loop
27Pentagon City Mall1099 South Hayes Street, Arlington VA
28Arlington CemeteryArlington Cemetery
Tour duration: 2 hours
Frequency: Every 30 minutes
Audio guide commentary language: English.
Our Yellow Loop bus tour travels through picturesque Georgetown and the Dupont Circle. Hop on, hop off and explore from over 10 different stops. The tour features a pre-recorded English-language commentary. Change to the Red Loop at Stops 29, 30, 41 and 42, or the Blue Loop at Stops 27, 28 and 41.
29Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War MemorialConstitution Ave & 22nd St.change to: Bus city tour - Red Loopchange to: Bus city tour - Blue Loop
30WWII MemorialConstitution Avenue & 18th Streetchange to: Bus city tour - Red Loopchange to: Bus city tour - Blue Loop
31Washington Monument EastJefferson & 14th Streetchange to: Bus city tour - Red Loop
32White House South (Willard Hotel)At the corner of 15th St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave. NW
33White House & US Treasury675 15th Street NW
34White House NorthFarragut Square
35Mayflower Hotel1130 Connecticut Avenue NW
36DuPont CircleSouth-east corner of Q St. NW and Connecticut Ave. NW
37Washington HiltonT St. NW.
38Adams Morgan1815 Adams Mill Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
39National ZooNorth Road (Jewett Road), Smithsonian National Zoological park
40Woodley ParkConnecticut Ave NW, near intersection with Calvert Street NW.
41Washington Circle1 Washington Circle, NW
42Old Stone House and M Street Shops3051 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
43Georgetown Canal & ShopsGeorgetown Canal & Shops
44Georgetown HarborSouth Corner of K Street NW and 31st Street NW
45Kennedy CenterKennedy Center Roadway, 2699 F St. NW
Standard operating hours
(subject to change without notice)
From 13-Mar to 25-May: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From 26-May to 04-Sep: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
From 05-Sep to 31-Dec: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tickets on sale for hop-on hop-off bus in Washington DC: Deluxe Tour.
As the authorized concessioner of the National Park Service, the Big Bus tour is the official sightseeing tour of the National Mall. With over 40 hop-on and hop-off stops, and the open-top deck, this is definitely the best way to see Washington D.C. Additionally; each 2-day ticket includes a FREE Night Tour and admission to the world-famous Madame Tussauds wax museum. Sit back and relax as you are transported passed the iconic landmarks that make America’s Capital so recognizable and special. Along the way, you can learn about the city's history by listening to the entertaining and informative commentary. Your hop-on, hop-off ticket also provides you the freedom to get off the bus to explore and visit attractions. Buses run regularly so re-joining the tour is easy.
The Red Loop is the official tour of the National Mall, stopping at the major Smithsonian Museums and the Nation’s famous monuments and memorials. The tour features live, English-speaking guides, alternating with pre-recorded commentary, available in 8 languages.
The Blue Loop crosses the Potomac River, introduces you to Arlington National Cemetery and Pentagon City. The Blue Loop tour features pre-recorded commentary.
The Yellow Loop explores picturesque Georgetown and features pre-recorded English language commentary only.
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