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Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Key Highlights
  • Why Hop-On Hop-Off tours will save you time exploring a city
  • Flexible trolley tour that's fun for all the family
  • Hop on and off all day just as you like!
  • Convenient stops close to the most important attractions
  • Entertaining and informative live commentary
  • Pay tribute to the US soldiers at the Arlington National Cemetery
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    90 minutes to 2.5 hours approx.

    Start time

    Trolleys operate: 9:00am - 5:00pm, every 30 minutes
    Red Loop/Arlington National Cemetery Shuttle pick up starts from 10:00am

    Meeting Point

    Old Town Trolley e-Ticket holders may board the trolley at the Washington Welcome Center, 1001 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 or any Old Town Trolley stops.

    Ending Point

    You can leave the tour at any point.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    There’s just so much to explore in Washington DC – monuments, memorials, museums, delightful scenery and magnificent architecture are found around every corner. You can see all the main highlights with ease and comfort when you join the Washington DC Old Town Trolley hop-on hop-off trolley tour.

    With 12 well-placed stops and frequent departures this is the most fun, flexible and comprehensive tour in town. You can jump on and off the trolley at will to visit the attractions or go shopping. Or stay on the trolley for the entire loop and listen to an entertaining and informative live commentary.

    On this tour you can visit the United States Capitol Building, the Supreme Court and several of the Smithsonian Museums. See for yourself why so many people are awe-struck by the Lincoln Memorial and learn the moving stories attached to the Vietnam Veterans and World War II Memorials.

    The Arlington National Cemetery Tour is the new addition to the Hop-On Hop-Off Old Town Trolley Tour. Pay tribute to the graves of US soldiers who have laid down their lives in all the wars ever since the American Revolution.

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    Enjoy an unforgettable day out in the US capital with the Washington DC Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. See all the famous Washington DC landmarks in ease and comfort and jump on and off the trolley to explore the places that interest you most.

    The Blue Loop:

    The Blue Loop has 25 stops and covers the National Mall, Downtown, National Museum of American History, National Potrait Gallery, John J. Pershing Gravesite, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Franklin Roosevelt Memorial, White House and Arlington Pentagon Group Burial Marker among many other attractions.

    The Red Loop:

    The Red Loop is a transfer shuttle between the Lincoln Memorial stop and Arlington National Cemetery and takes 10 to 15 minutes. The red transfer shuttle will pick you up at the Lincoln Memorial and drop you off at the cemetery, where you can hop aboard the Arlington National Cemetery vehicle for a tour of the grounds.

    The Arlington National Cemetery Tour is bound to leave an indelible impression on your mind. Explore the cemetery and pay tribute to the graves of soldiers of every war the United States has fought since the American Revolution. After the tour, you can catch the shuttle to Lincoln Memorial again to continue with the tour of the city.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hop-on hop-off trolley ticket
    • Live commentary on board the trolley
    • Shuttle to Arlington Cemetery.
    • Food and beverages
    • Entrance fee to monuments and attractions
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Your tour operator is not responsible for belongings left behind on the trolley.

    A foreign language tour app with GPS tracking on the Washington DC Trolley Tour is now available.

    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
    • Our experience with hop on was great even through We had just gotten on the bus at the America. History museum when someone rear ended the bus. There was another bus that came...

      Karen Brassfield, United States, 10/Jun/2017
    • Great intro to D.C.

      Booked a 2 day pass to get an initial overview of the city. Used it for the first 2 days of our 6 day trip. Primarily booked this particular Hop On Hop Off because it took us to...

      Julie Salmon, United States, 06/Apr/2017
    • Great tour bus.

      The staff were friendly, funny & informative, especially Jewel & Godviva....

      Mrs S A Byron-Butler, United Kingdom, 28/Aug/2016

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