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Big Bus Washington DC: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket, Madame Tussauds & more!

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    • Adults (16+)
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from US$ 49.00 US$ 44.10 per person pp
  • KEY HIGHLIGHTS
    • Explore Washington DC at your own pace
    • The Hop-On, Hop-Off tour with over 40 stops, cover all the major attractions of the city
    • See the wax statue of your favorite celebrity at the Madame Tussauds
    • Choose from Classic, Premium or Deluxe ticket and enjoy additional benefits!
    • Live Commentary and Multi-language recorded commentary offered
    • FREE WiFi on all buses!
  • Overview

    This fantastic hop-on hop-off All Loops bus pass is the perfect introduction to Washington DC! Jump on and off just as you like to see the sights or to catch a bite to eat. Buses run regularly so joining the tour is easy.

    Sit back and relax as you are transported in an open-top double-decker bus past the iconic landmarks of America’s capital. Learn all about the city’s history from an entertaining audio-commentary (or a live guide on blue route). Your hop-on, hop-off ticket includes 3 routes and over 45 convenient stops, letting you explore the city at your own pace.

    You have a choice of three tickets – Classic, Premium and Deluxe with validity 1 or 2 days, so that you can plan your own sightseeing itinerary. 

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

    When does it run?

    Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: Daily

    Duration

    Your ticket is valid for 1 or 2 calendar days

    Start Time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Buses: Buses depart from 9:00am to 5:00pm (4:00pm, from Sept – Mar). Since this is an outdoor activity, schedules might just change sometimes, check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe. 

    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

    Duration - 2 hours

    Timings are subject to change.

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tours: You can join the bus at any of the stops on each of the loops and show your voucher to the driver
    Madame Tussauds: Madame Tussauds Washington DC 1001 F Street NW (Corner of 10th and F Street)

    Itinerary

    You can choose from below two hop-on, hop-Off ticket options, with the validity of the tickets ranging from 1 to 2 days from redemption and specific set of inclusions:

    Classic Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 1 day 

    Premium Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 day + FREE Admission to Madame Tussauds Washington DC+ Walking Tour

    Deluxe Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 days + FREE Admission to Madame Tussauds + Walking Tour + Boat Tour

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour:

    Discover the US capital at your own pace and in your own way. The fun and flexible pass provide access to three loops – Red, Blue and Yellow Loop. Relax on a comfortable open-top double-decker bus as you travel past all the main highlights of Washington DC on one of the four loops. As you go along you can listen through headphones to an informative recorded commentary available in eight languages. In addition, there is a live commentary in English on the Blue Loop.

    The Red Loop includes all the places we associate with the US capital, the Blue Loop travels to the sites and memorials honoring American heroes and across the Potomac River to the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. Have the camera ready because the journey across the Potomac offers stunning views and photo opportunities and the Yellow Loop goes through Washington’s historic center, passing the White House and Dupont Circle.

    Some of the attractions included are:
    • Union Station
    • US Capitol & Botanical Garden
    • WWII Memorial
    • Natural History Museum
    • Ford’s Theater & Madame Tussauds
    • Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War Memorial
    • Arlington National Cemetery
    • White House
    • US Marine Corps War Memorial
    • National Zoo
    • Washington Monument
    • Jefferson Memorial
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Kennedy Center

    Download the tour route map

    Apart from travelling in the open-topped, double-decker hop-on, hop-off bus, you will also get the following additional benefits with the respective selected tickets:

    FREE Madame Tussauds’ Ticket (with Premium+ Delux) : 

    Get snapped by the paparazzi with your favorite celebrity; meet the political figureheads who have shaped our history and get close and personal with your sports idols. It’s the only place in the world where you can see and interact with all 44 Presidents of the United States in 3D.

    Boat Cruise ( with Delux): Witness the iconic landmarks of DC via water.


  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • 1 or 2 day Hop-on, Hop-off bus ticket
    • Live English Commentary on Blue route only
    • Recorded commentary in 8 languages on Blue Loop (Languages include English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese)
    • Admission to Madame Tussauds  WiFi on all buses
    Exclusions
    • Entrance to attractions (except those stated)
  • Please note

    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

    Your ticket is redeemable for 6 months from purchase.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    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

    • Great guides

      Great guides and bus tour.informative and entertaining.

      Mark Kravetz, United Kingdom, 07/Jun/2018
    • Really enjoyed the tours we did. Saw so much without having to walk. Loved Washington and all the sites and the guides were so informative so a big thank you to them.

      T A Fullwood, United Kingdom, 10/Jun/2016
    • The 4 of us in DC

      Great experience, great value for the money spent, loads of fun realy enjoyed the guides Mike, Peachy, Hana and the sales rep lawana down at the Madame Trussauds

      Thomas R Wingard, United States, 17/Jun/2015
    • washington Big Buses not frequents enough

      Adele Smith, Australia, 24/Jun/2019
    • washington Big Buses not frequents enough

      Adele Smith, Australia, 24/Jun/2019
    • I servizi inclusi nel tour acquistato non erano chiarissimi , CLASSIC TOUR, night tour, Madame Tussadus and more....ma era solo incluso il ONE DAY Hop-On, hop-off nel biglietto...

      Nadine SOUTOULY, United Kingdom, 22/May/2019
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