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Big Bus Washington DC: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket, Night Tour, Madame Tussauds & more!

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Key Highlights
  • Explore Washington DC at your own pace
  • The Hop-On, Hop-Off tour with over 45 stops, cover all the major attractions of the city
  • See the wax statue of your favorite celebrity at the Madame Tussauds
  • Choose from Premium and Deluxe ticket and enjoy additional benefits!
  • See the attractions of the city illuminated on the Washington DC Guided Night Tour
  • Live Commentary and Multi-language recorded commentary offered
  • FREE refreshments with your Big Bus ticket
  • FREE WiFi on all buses!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: Daily


    Your ticket is valid for 1 or 2 calendar days

    Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Buses: Buses depart from 9:00am to 5:00pm (4:00pm, from Sept – Mar)

    Red Route: every 15-30 minutes; Full loop: 1 hour 45 minutes

    Blue Route: every 20-30 minutes; Full loop: 1 hour

    Yellow Route: every 20-45 minutes; Full loop: 2 hours

    Panaromic Night Tour:
    March 13 - May 25: 7:00pm
    May 26 to September 4: 7:30pm
    September 5 to March 12: 6:30pm
    Duration: 2 hours

    Timings are subject to change.

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tours: You can join the bus at any of the stops on each of the loops and show your voucher to the driver
    Washington DC Night Tour: Bus departs from White House at 7:00pm and from Union Station at 7.30pm
    Madame Tussauds: Madame Tussauds Washington DC 1001 F Street NW (Corner of 10th and F Street)

  • Overview & Itinerary

    This fantastic hop-on hop-off All Loops bus pass is the perfect introduction to Washington DC! Jump on and off just as you like to see the sights or to catch a bite to eat. Buses run regularly so joining the tour is easy.

    Sit back and relax as you are transported in an open-top double-decker bus past the iconic landmarks of America’s capital. Learn all about the city’s history from an entertaining audio-commentary (or a live guide on blue route). Your hop-on, hop-off ticket includes 3 routes and over 45 convenient stops, letting you explore the city at your own pace.

    You have a choice of two tickets – Premium and Deluxe with validity 1 or 2 days, so that you can plan your own sightseeing itinerary. Your ticket includes FREE admission to Madame Tussauds and FREE WiFi on-board and also an opportunity to add a panoramic night tour to the package.

    And that’s not all! Show your Big Bus ticket to get FREE regular-sized coffee, and a FREE treat bag of Garrett Mix at Garrett Popcorn.


    You can choose from below two hop-on, hop-Off ticket options, with the validity of the tickets ranging from 1 to 2 days from redemption and specific set of inclusions:

    Premium Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 1 day + FREE Admission to Madame Tussauds + FREE regular-sized coffee from Corner Bakery Café + FREE Garrett Popcorn voucher

    Deluxe Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 days + Non-stop Panoramic Night Tour + FREE Admission to Madame Tussauds + FREE regular-sized coffee from Corner Bakery Café + FREE Garrett Popcorn voucher

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour:

    Discover the US capital at your own pace and in your own way. The fun and flexible pass provide access to three loops – Red, Blue and Yellow Loop. Relax on a comfortable open-top double-decker bus as you travel past all the main highlights of Washington DC on one of the four loops. As you go along you can listen through headphones to an informative recorded commentary available in eight languages. In addition, there is a live commentary in English on the Blue Loop.

    The Red Loopincludes all the places we associate with the US capital, the Blue Loop travels to the sites and memorials honoring American heroes and across the Potomac River to the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. Have the camera ready because the journey across the Potomac offers stunning views and photo opportunities and the Yellow Loop goes through Washington’s historic center, passing the White House and Dupont Circle.

    Some of the stops included are:
    • Union Station
    • US Capitol & Botanical Garden
    • WWII Memorial
    • Natural History Museum
    • Ford’s Theater & Madame Tussauds
    • Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War Memorial
    • Arlington National Cemetery
    • White House
    • US Marine Corps War Memorial
    • National Zoo
    • Washington Monument
    • Jefferson Memorial
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Kennedy Center

    Download the tour route map

    Apart from travelling in the open-topped, double-decker hop-on, hop-off bus, you will also get the following additional benefits with all tickets:
    • FREE regular-sized coffee at any Washington, DC Corner Bakery Café
    • FREE Big Bus-Garrett Popcorn voucher to receive a free treat bag of Garrett Mix at Garrett Popcorn.

    FREE Madame Tussauds’ Ticket (with both tickets):
    Get snapped by the paparazzi with your favorite celebrity; meet the political figureheads who have shaped our history and get close and personal with your sports idols. It’s the only place in the world where you can see and interact with all 44 Presidents of the United States in 3D.

    Washington DC Night Tour (with Deluxe Ticket only):
    Discover the highlights of Washington DC, when they appear more beautiful after the sun sets. Highlights include the Lincoln, Martin Luther King, FDR, Iwo Jima, Vietnam War, and Korean War Veterans Memorials plus The White House. You will be kept informed and entertained by an expert guide on board, who knows all the sights and stories from the foundation of this great city right up to the present day.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hop-on, Hop-off bus ticket
    • Live English Commentary on Blue route only
    • Recorded commentary in 8 languages on Blue Loop (Languages include English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese)
    • Admission to Madame Tussauds
    • Panoramic Night Tour (with Deluxe ticket only)
    • FREE Big Bus-Garrett Popcorn voucher to receive a free treat bag of Garrett Mix
    • FREE Cup of Hand-Roasted Coffee from Corner Bakery
    • FREE WiFi on all buses
    • Entrance to attractions (except those stated)
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

    Your ticket is redeemable for 6 months from purchase.

    Washington DC Night Tour is not hop on hop off; this is an escorted tour.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Great guides

      Great guides and bus tour.informative and entertaining....

      Mark Kravetz, United Kingdom, 07/Jun/2018
    • Really enjoyed the tours we did. Saw so much without having to walk. Loved Washington and all the sites and the guides were so informative so a big thank you to them....

      T A Fullwood, United Kingdom, 10/Jun/2016
    • The 4 of us in DC

      Great experience, great value for the money spent, loads of fun realy enjoyed the guides Mike, Peachy, Hana and the sales rep lawana down at the Madame Trussauds...

      Thomas R Wingard, United States, 17/Jun/2015

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