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Washington DC Old Town Trolley: Hop-on, Hop-off Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Discover the magic of Washington DC, vintage style, with the Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour
  • Hop on and off as you wish to easily visit top attractions like White House, Lincoln Memorial and more
  • Enjoy a Free shuttle to the historic and must-visit Arlington National Cemetery
  • Deep dive into American history with the Arlington National Cemetery tour with your Gold & Platinum Passes
  • Relish the thrill of a round trip Potomac water taxi ride with Gold & Platinum Passes (March to December only)
  • Overview

    Exciting Offer! Enjoy 1-Day EXTRA VALIDITY on Trolley Tours with Gold and Platinum Passes!

    Go old school with your travels with the renowned Washington DC Old Town Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour! With three ticket types to choose from and a validity of 1 or 2 days, it is perfect for exploring The US capital at your own pace - from monuments and memorials to delightful scenery and magnificent architecture. 

    There are three types of tickets you can choose from:

    • Silver Pass: 1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour + Free Shuttle to Arlington National Cemetery
    • Gold Pass: 1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour (+ 1-Day EXTRA Free) + Free Shuttle to Arlington National Cemetery + Arlington National Cemetery Tour + Round-trip Potomac Riverboat Water Taxi Ride (March 3 - December 31, only)
    • Platinum Pass: 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour (+ 1-Day EXTRA Free) + Free Shuttle to Arlington National Cemetery + Arlington National Cemetery Tour + Round-trip Potomac Riverboat Water Taxi Ride (March 3 - December 31, only)

    With  well-placed stops and frequent departures this is the most fun, flexible and comprehensive tour in town. There are four fantastic routes covering the nooks and corners of the city - the Orange Loop which covers the heart of Washington DC, the Green/Uptown Loop which works as a hotel pickup shuttle, the Red Loop which is the Shuttle to Arlington National Cemetery and the Blue Loop which is the Arlington Cemetery Tour bus. You can hop on and off the trolley as you wish to visit the attractions of your choice or go shopping, or even sit back to savour the sights of the city while being regaled by live commentary on board. 

    Attractions Covered

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • The White House
    • U.S. Capitol / Library of Congress
    • The National Museum of Natural History
    • National Gallery of Art
    • Union Station
    • Smithsonian Castle

    … and more!

    Click Here for the COMPLETE TOUR MAP

    Arlington National Cemetery (Blue Loop): Covering over 600 ha of hallowed grounds, the Arlington National Cemetery comprises Kennedy’s grave, Pentagon Group Memorial / 911 Memorial, Ord & Weitzel and more, making it an enthralling look at The United States of America’s incredible history. There are 7 stops during weekdays and 10 on weekends, with the full loop lasting anywhere between 45 to 60 minutes. Just hop on and off as you wish to explore the sites you are interested in. 

    Potomac Riverboat Water Taxi Round Trip (March 3 to December 31): Enjoy a lovely round trip to Georgetown, Alexandria Marina or National Harbor on the scenic water taxi cruise. 

    NOTE: Please remember that your Arlington Cemetery Tour tickets (for the Blue Loop) as well as Water Taxi ticket is valid for 2 consecutive days from the date of using your Trolley Tour tickets. Your Water Taxi benefits end, however, once your round trip is over.

    About the Supplier: Claiming to be ‘The Nation’s Storytellers’, Historic Tours of America is known for helping travellers relive the tumultuous history of The USA through their lovely tours. 

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Trolley Tour tickets valid for 1 or 2 days

    Start time

    Trolley Tour: 9am - 5pm, every 30 minutes

    Arlington National Cemetery

    • Shuttle (Red Loop): Runs 10am onwards
    • Tour (Blue Loop): Runs between 8:30am and 6pm, depending on the season

    Water Taxi: Approx. 6am onwards, depending on the dock (March to December only)

    Meeting Point

    Trolley Tour: You can hop on at any of the stop

    Arlington Cemetery Tour & Shuttle: Just hop off the trolley and change to the Red Loop at the Lincoln Memorial Stop
    For the Tour, you will have to change to the Blue Loop tour bus at the Cemetery

    Water Taxi: Redeem your voucher and choose your round trip route from the Potomac Office at The Wharf
    Check Please Note for complete details

    Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 1 or 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour tickets - as per option chosen
    • Live commentary on board the trolley
    • Free Shuttle to Arlington Cemetery
    • Arlington National Cemetery Tour - with Gold & Platinum Passes
    • Round Trip Potomac Riverboat Water Taxi Ride (March to December) - with Gold & Platinum Passes


    • Entrances, unless specified
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). Don't worry if you haven't booked it yet, you pass them onto the operator.

    Don’t forget that visitors 16 years and older need to mandatorily carry valid government-issued ID proof to enter the Arlington National Cemetery. 16 and 17 year olds can show their school-issued IDs.

    Please remember to dress according to the weather and wear comfortable shoes to make the best of your tour. And of course, keep your camera handy for all those perfectly-captured memories!

    A foreign language tour app with GPS tracking on the Washington DC Trolley Tour is available.

    The Potomac Riverboat Company Water Taxi

    • Schedule: March 3 - December 31 // Runs approx. 6am onwards

    • You can redeem your tickets at the address below and choose your ending point.

      The Wharf
      Dock: Transit Pier, 950 Wharf St SW*
      *Pedestrian access only. Located between Blair Alley SW & 9th St SW. 

    Please understand that the Water Taxi tickets based on availability and are good for the next available cruise.

    Due to the concerns over COVID-19, Arlington National Cemetery will be closed until further notice and there will be no tours available during this time.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Great trolley service!

      The drivers were very knowledgeable and friendly....

      Brett McClintock, United States
    • Our experience with hop on was great even through We had just gotten on the bus at the America. History museum when someone rear ended the bus. There was another bus that came...

      Karen Brassfield, United States
    • Great intro to D.C.

      Booked a 2 day pass to get an initial overview of the city. Used it for the first 2 days of our 6 day trip. Primarily booked this particular Hop On Hop Off because it took us to...

      Julie Salmon, United States
    • It was pretty good value. We got to see all the major monuments and sights in Washington without driving and parking. Very convenient and included a nice tour of Arlington Cemetery

      Erik Alkenbrack, Canada, 15/May/2019
    • Very simple process and great deal!!

      Denise Glover, United States, 05/Dec/2018
    • Excellent

      Lynn Fisher, United Kingdom, 07/Jan/2017