Choose your own adventure and save money while doing it with a Washington D.C. Hop-On, Hop-Off tour & International Spy Museum Saver Combo ticket! Hop off the bus to see what you like. Then, hop back on and skip what you don’t. Touring Washington D.C. has never been this simple!
With over 40 convenient stops and three routes, a Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off tour practically guarantees you won’t miss a thing! See the U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian Castle, and more on the Red Route. Then, visit the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington Monument, and more on the Blue Route. Finally, you can stop by the White House and explore Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and other popular neighbourhoods on the Yellow Route. When and where you go is up to you!
Then, rub elbows with the top brass of the United States at Madame Tussaud’s! Take a selfie with Barack Obama or cuddle up with President Trump for an impromptu photo op! Of course, America’s favorite celebrities are here, too! Play a little ditty with Taylor Swift and be sure to ask Angelina Jolie which country she’ll be adopting from next. Countless famous celebrities are all in one place at Madame Tussaud’s!
Psst... Are you ready for your next mission, Agent? The shadowy powers that be have personally selected you to infiltrate deep into the International Spy Museum. You are to reconnoiter the entire museum and report back with your findings regarding the history of espionage, spy tactics, and declassified tools of the trade.
Upon entry, you’ll be briefed by film explaining why you should adopt a cover identity. Then, you and other secret agents will carry out the interactive, one-hour Operation Spy mission. You’ll be dropped into the fictional lands of Khandar, a troubled nation. Your objective is to find the trigger device and figure out who stole it. Prepare to decrypt intercepted audio communications, penetrate a high-security compound, and interrogate an enemy spy. Then, rendezvous back at Washington D.C. and reassume your civilian identity as you discover the spy memorabilia displayed in the popular exhibit called Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villians! For lovers of intrigue and suspense, the International Spy Museum is what to do in Washington D.C.
Finally, if you need a little something to keep you going, use your ticket for a free cup of coffee at any Washington D.C. Corner Bakery! You also receive a voucher for a free bag of Garret Mix from Garret Popcorn! It’s a new deal that everyone supports!
The Saver Combo ticket: Washington D.C. Hop-On, Hop-Off tour and International Spy Museum runs daily.Duration Start time
The Hop-On, Hop-Off tour busses run from 9:00am to 5:00pm, except September through March when they run until 4:00pm.
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.
The International Spy Museum is generally open from 9:00am to 5:00pm but may close early some days.
The hours for Madame Tussaud’s vary by season.
The Big Bus staff will be able to advise opening hours for your chosen date
For the Washington D.C. Hop-On, Hop-Off tour, you can board the bus at any of the stops and show your voucher to the driver. Madame Tussaud’s is located at 1001 F Street NW, Washington D.C. 20004 and is stop 19 on the Red Route. The International Spy Museum is located at 80 F Street NW, Washington D.C. 20004 and is stop 17 on the Red Route.
Washington D.C. Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
Explore Washington D.C. at your own pace with your 1-day Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket. With 3 routes and 45 stops, it covers all the Washington D.C. attractions.
The designated stops include:
1. Union Station
2. U.S. Capitol & Botanical Garden
3. American Indian Museum
4. Air & Space Museum
5. Smithsonian Castle
6. Washington Monument West
7. Bureau of Engraving & Holocaust Museum
8. Jefferson Memorial
9. FDR & MLK Memorial
10. Lincoln Memorial South & Korean War Memorial
11. Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War Memorial
12. WWII Memorial
13. Washington Monument East & African American History & Culture Museum
14. American History Museum
15. Natural History Museum
17. Portrait Gallery & Spy Museum
18. City Center
19. Ford’s Theatre & Madame Tussaud’s
20. White House
21. National Archives & National Art Gallery
22. Liason & Hyatt Hotels
23. Lincoln Memorial North, Vietnam War Memorial & Korean War Memorial
24. WWII Memorial
25. Washington Monument West
26. Bureau of Engraving & Holocaust Museum
27. Pentagon City Mall
28. Arlington National Cemetery
29. Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War Memorial
30. WWII Memorial
31. Washington Monument East & African American History & Culture Museum
32. White House
33. White House & U.S. Treasury
34. White House North
35. Mayflower Hotel
36. Dupont Circle
37. Washington Hilton
38. Adams Morgan
39. National Zoo
40. Woodley Park
41. Washington Circle
42. Old Stone House & M Street Shops
43. Georgetown Canal & Shops
44. Georgetown Harbor
45. Kennedy Center
Madame Tussaud’s & International Spy Museum Both visits to Madame Tussaud’s & the International Spy Museum are unguided. Stay as long as you like. Please keep in mind that you must visit both museums on the same day you take the 1-Day Washington D.C. Hop-On, Hop-Off tour
You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged with the driver at any of the stops.
Your ticket is redeemable for 6 months from date of purchase.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.