Tours & activities by Historvius from Viator

  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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From USD $39.00

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Special Offer

Book and Travel by March 15, 2017 and Receive 2nd Consecutive Day Free!

Discover Washington DC at your leisure with a one-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of Washington DC at your own pace. Upgrade to the 2-day pass!

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Family friendly
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

The Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour is the easiest way to get around town. You can hop on and off at any of the 14 stops as often as you like. Trolleys depart every 30 minutes.

With an exclusive foreign language app, you can choose to have the tour narrated in your choice of French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, or Japanese. Once you purchase your ticket, you can download the app and then just sit back, relax, and enjoy every sight and sound of the fully-narrated tour through the Nation’s Capital. Earbuds are available for purchase. 

There are two trolley routes:

National Mall and Downtown - Orange Loop
The orange line traverses the National Mall with stops at all the Smithsonian Museum buildings, as well as the national monuments and memorials: Lincoln, FDR, Washington, Jefferson, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, United States Capitol and Supreme Court buildings.

Arlington National Cemetery Shuttle - Red Loop (10 - 15 minute ride)
The Arlington Cemetery line shuttles between the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington Cemetery.
* The last return shuttle from Arlington National Cemetery is at 4:30pm


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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
You can board the Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour at any of the following 14 stops:
  1. Washington Welcome Center: Ford's Theatre, Petersen House, International Spy Museum, Madam Tussauds Wax Museum, National Portrait Gallery, American Art Museum
  2. White House Visitors Center: the White House Visitor Center, the White House
  3. National Archives: National Archives, US Navy Memorial
  4. Union Station, Smithsonian National Postal Museum
  5. US Capitol, US Supreme Court, Library of Congress, US Botanical Gardens 
  6. Air and Space Museum, Museum of the American Indian, Hirshhorn Museum
  7. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Smithsonian Castle 
  8. Jefferson Memorial, George Mason Memorial
  9. FDR Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, World War II Memorial
  10. Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial
  11. Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center
  12. National Museum of American History, Washington Monument
  13. National Museum of Natural History
  14. Newseum, National Gallery of Art
Departure Time:
Departs every 30 minutes beginning from 9am
Duration:
1 day (approx.)
Return Details:
Last re-boarding at 5:00pm

Pricing information

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1-Day Red and Orange Loops
Code: 1D2015

1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour; Red and Orange loop only.

From
USD $39.00
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2-Day Red and Orange Loops
Code: 2D2015

2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour; Red and Orange loop only.

From
USD $59.00
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Pricing information

Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Inclusions:
  • Hop-on hop-off narrated tour
  • Onboard host/hostess
  • Local taxes
  • Exclusive foreign language app customizable in seven languages
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Earbuds (available for purchase)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Strollers are allowed on the trolley if they are collapsible
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if a wheelchair-accessible trolley is required
  • This is DC's only trolley with GPS Tracking. You can find the your next trolley arrival, nearby trolley stops, and there is a call-in feature. No phone app is required
Itinerary:
Washington DC hop-on hop-off trolley tour stops:
  1. Washington Welcome Center: Ford's Theatre, Petersen House, International Spy Museum, Madam Tussauds Wax Museum, National Portrait Gallery, American Art Museum
  2. White House Visitors Center: the White House Visitor Center, the White House
  3. National Archives: National Archives, US Navy Memorial
  4. Union Station, Smithsonian National Postal Museum
  5. US Capitol, US Supreme Court, Library of Congress, US Botanical Gardens 
  6. Air and Space Museum, Museum of the American Indian, Hirshhorn Museum
  7. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Smithsonian Castle 
  8. Jefferson Memorial, George Mason Memorial
  9. FDR Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, World War II Memorial
  10. Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial
  11. Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center
  12. National Museum of American History, Washington Monument
  13. National Museum of Natural History
  14. Newseum, National Gallery of Art
Voucher Info
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Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Dean S, February 2017

This was a last minute decision for us to take a trolley tour of DC. We only had the one day and wanted to definitely see some sites around the US Capital city. It was a great experience from beginning to end. The instructions are concise and simple to follow. We parked at the Arlington Cemetery and made our way to the orange line. We got out at the Lincoln Memorial, White House and Capital Hill. We toured the Capital Building which takes about 1-1.5 hours. We did not have time to tour the Library of Congress nor the other landmarks as we were pressed for time. This is a tour that you could easily spread over 2-5 full days depending on what you were going to want to visit and tour on the route. At the very least take the tour to take amazing pictures of each attraction and then plan a wonderful tour and vacation for the next time. We will be coming to DC again and using the Trolley Tour company as the employees are friendly, knowledgeable, humorous and take pride in what they do.

Reviewed by: Twojtala4, February 2017

Hop-on Hop-off is the way to go in a new city.