Booking Fee

Washington, DC: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

From $58.00
$52.20 /person
Info &

About the activity

Discover DC with the Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour of the nation's capital. See the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Washington Monument, and much more with unlimited hop on and off access.

  • Free cancellation
    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
  • Instant confirmation & Mobile tickets
    Receive your ticket right away. Use your phone or print your voucher.
  • Skip the line
    Get priority entry.
  • Audio guide
    Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish (depends on selected option)
  • Live guiding
  • Duration
    2 hours - 3 days
  • Includes
    • Unlimited hop-on and hop-off access for the duration of the ticket
    • Unbeatable views from an open-top double-decker bus
    • 1, 2, or 3-day ticket
    • Monuments Water Taxi cruise along Potomac River (included with 3-day ticket)
    • Professional digital commentary with souvenir earbuds
    • Free 1-hour bike rental at Unlimited Biking
    • $5 off ARTECHOUSE tickets
    • Free Big Bus app with route information and real-time bus tracking
    • Hotel pickup
Highlights & Description


  • Enjoy panoramic views of DC from an open-top bus as you learn the city's history
  • Hop off and on at any stop around the National Mall to visit famous sites
  • Explore the Lincoln Memorial and get up close and personal with Honest Abe
  • Admire the Martin Luther King Jr. and FDR Memorials near the Tidal Basin
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the scenic Potomac River and see iconic monuments


Big Bus is the official preferred tour of the Cherry Blossom Festival. No one gets you closer to the natural beauty of the Nation's Capital.

Explore the grandeur of the Nation's capital in style with Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tours. With an entertaining and engaging audio commentary, you can sit back and relax on an open-top double-decker sightseeing bus as you journey through Washington, DC's rich history and daily life. Immerse yourself in the city's most iconic and historic memorials, monuments, and museums. Hop off at any stop to explore at your leisure.

Make the most of your day with the flexibility to plan your own itinerary. Choose to do one full loop to see the city or hop off and have your photo taken with Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial. Look out over the Reflecting Pool at the Washington Monument, just as Martin Luther King Jr. did as he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from that very spot. With buses arriving regularly throughout the day, you have the freedom to explore at your own pace.

Experience all that Washington DC has to offer, from the White House to the US Capitol Building and Capitol Hill to the Korean and WWII War Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, and the MLK and FDR monuments along the beautiful Tidal Basin.

Big Bus is the official tour operator of the National Mall, giving you the closest access to world-famous, free museums including the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, African-American History Museum, The Holocaust Memorial, National American-Indian History, National Portrait Gallery, and more.

Complete your DC experience with the 3-Day ticket and enjoy a scenic Monuments Water Taxi cruise along the Potomac River between The Wharf and Georgetown. Admire breathtaking views of iconic landmarks, including the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument, from the comfort of a climate-controlled vessel.

Explore Georgetown's historic colonial neighborhood, with its cobblestone streets, charming shops, and unique restaurants. Or take the Water Taxi to the Wharf for its trendy restaurants, boutiques, concert venues, and riverside views, plus easy access to downtown DC and the National Mall. Ticket is valid for a one-way journey in either direction.

Good to know before you go
  • Guests 18 and older must provide valid photo identification to enter Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Potomac River Cruise is valid for a one-way journey only (when in season).
Meeting point

1-Day Ticket

Sunset Tour: Monuments and Memorials by Open-Top Bus

2-Day Ticket and Monuments Water Taxi Cruise

3-Day Ticket and Monuments Water Taxi Cruise

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the cancellation policy for this activity?
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
2. When will I receive the confirmation of my booking?
You will receive an email notification right after your successful payment. If you don't see it in your inbox, check your spam or junk mail folder. When the payment is completed you have the option to download your ticket directly.
3. What does the 'skip the line' ticket mean?
'Skip the line' tickets provide the fastest possible entry with no or very little queuing.
4. Are mobile tickets enough or do I have to print them?
Tickets don't need to be printed. You can show your ticket from your smartphone as a PDF.
  • Adult
    13-99 years
  • Children
    3-12 years
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