Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Product code: 5096DCHOHO
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Explore Washington DC at your own pace on an extensive hop-on hop-off itinerary through the heart of the nation's capital. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360-degree panoramic views as you travel along your route. Whether you are a first time visitor or a repeat visitor there are many things to discover on this informative tour, including the White House, Washington Monument, Smithsonian, and many more.

  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

The buses are equipped with a state-of-the-art technology. Guided commentary is provided throughout the tour. Enjoy the views from the open top double-decker observation level or the comfort of the climate-controlled lower level cabin. Either way, this tour allows you to enjoy Washington DC at your own pace and explore your areas of interest such as the White House, Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian. Choose from a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket to ride on an open-top, double-decker bus, with commentary from your on board guide.

The double-decker bus departs Union Station every 30-minutes giving you plenty of opportunities to explore each stop in detail. The buses on the Red Loop, encompassing the city's most popular sites, run every 20 to 30-minutes.

Have the freedom to explore every corner of Washington DC on the four routes around the city. Ride along the Red Loop, the official tour of the National Mall visiting the city's iconic landmarks; cross the Potomac on the Blue Loop and visit Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon; on the Yellow Loop, discover historic Georgetown and a variety of museums; or hop aboard a traditional trolley to the National Cathedral on the Green Loop

For a list of stops see Itinerary below:

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Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See Iconic Landmarks on the Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Departure Point:
The tour departs from Union Station, but passengers are welcome to board at any of the 57 pickup and drop-off locations

Last departure from Union Station, Washington Monument and Washington Hilton is at 7 pm
Departure Time:
    Departs every 30 minutes (20 - 30 minutes on the Red Loop)
    October - March: 9am - 5pm
    April - September: 9am - 7pm

    Buses do not run on July 4 or December 25

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Tour options:
24-hour Hop-on Hop-off PassCode: 24HR

Hop-on hop-off pass valid for 24 hours

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48-hour Hop-on Hop-off PassCode: 48HR

Hop-on hop-off pass valid for 48 hours

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Additional information

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

  • 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass
  • Live and recorded commentary on board
  • Admission to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Live commentary in English only. Recorded commentary is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese
Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off tour stops:

Red Loop
1. Union Station
2. U.S. Capitol
3. U.S. Capitol & Botanical Garden
4. American Indian Museum
5. Air & Space Museum
6. Hirshhorne Museum
7. L'Enfant Plaza
8. Smithsonian Castle
9. National Mall
10. Washington Monument
11. Bureau of Engraving & Holocaust
12. Jefferson Memorial
13. FDR & MLK Memorial
14. Lincoln Memorial & Korean War Memorial
15. Vietnam Memorial
16. WWII Memorial
17. American History Museum
18. Natural History Museum
19. National Portrait Gallery
20. Ford’s Theater
21. White House
22. National Aquarium
23. National Archives & National Art Gallery
24. Liaison & Hyatt Hotel
25. Union Station

Yellow Loop
26. Union Station
27. Ford’s Theater
28. White House
29. US Treasury
30. White House North
31. Mayflower
32. Dupont Circle
33. Washington Hilton
34. Georgetown Inn
35. Georgetown Canal/Shops
36. Georgetown Harbor
37. Four Seasons
38. Hotel Stop
39. Lincoln Memorial
40. WWII Memorial
41. American History Museum
42. Natural History Museum/Old Post Office
43. Marriott Metro Center
44. Convention center
45. Union Station

Green Loop
46. Washington Hilton
47. Woodley Park/National Zoo
48. Washington National Cathedral
49. Embassy Row
50. Washington Hilton

Blue Loop
51. Washington Monument
52. White House
53. WWII Memorial
54. Lincoln Memorial
55. Arlington Cemetery
56. Pentagon City Mall
57. Washington Monument
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