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Discover Washington DC at your own pace with our Classic 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Explore the city with stops by the capital's most famous landmarks and attractions.

Hop-on, Hop-off

Explore Washington DC at your own pace.

Make the most of your time in Washington DC with our flexible hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours. Explore the capital city's sights at your own pace - simply hop off the bus at any of our conveniently located stops, and rejoin when you're ready. Please note: tickets valid for more than 1 day must be used across consecutive days.

Pre-recorded Commentary

Available on all buses.

All tours feature pre-recorded commentary, available via complimentary headphones. Red and Blue Loop buses feature commentary in 8 different languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese. Yellow Loop buses feature pre-recorded commentary in English.

Blue Loop - American Heroes Shuttle

Cross the Potomac to visit Arlington National Cemetery

Our Blue Loop tour crosses the Potomac River to visit the United States military cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, the final resting place for more than 14,000 U.S. veterans, including those who fought in the Civil War. The journey begins on Constitution Ave., passing the Vietnam War Memorial, Three Servicemen Statue, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial and Seabee Memorial before arriving at the Arlington National Cemetery Visitors' Center. On board the bus, our virtual guides share facts and stories about the capital. For more detailed stop and scheduling information, see our Blue Loop Timetable.

Red Loop

Hop on for a tour of DC's top sights

Our Red Loop journeys through the heart of Washington DC, passing famous landmarks like the White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, Smithsonian Castle, and many more. Sit back and relax on our open-top buses while our virtual guides share facts and stories about the capital, or hop on and hop off to explore at your own pace – our stops are positioned at key points of interest throughout the city. For more detailed stop and scheduling information, see our Red Loop Timetable.

Authorized National Park Service Concessioner

Big Bus Tours gets you closest to meaningful monuments and memorials.

Big Bus Washington DC is the authorized interpretive transportation services concessioner of the National Park Service and National Mall & Memorial Parks. As the official sightseeing tour of the National Mall & Memorial Parks, Big Bus Tours gets you closer to meaningful monuments and memorials.

See all the top Landmarks

Our carefully designed sightseeing tours take you closest to the Washington DC's famous landmarks.

Take in the neo-classical grandeur of the USA's capital city with Big Bus. We'll take you to all the famous landmarks, including The White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, National Cathedral, and many more. Sit back, relax and capture the sights from our open-top double-deckers, or hop off to explore and visit the city's world-renowned attractions.

Extra Hygiene Measures

The health and safety of our staff and customers is our number 1 priority, so we've introduced a number of enhanced health and safety measures. We are continuously following government advice and requirements of the local health authorities.

Free Mobile App

Now with live bus arrival times!

Download our free mobile app for the perfect pocket companion to your sightseeing adventure. Our live bus arrival times feature lets you spend a little longer sipping that latte, browsing at the museum or taking that all-important selfie, so you can simply arrive 5 minutes early at the bus stop. In addition to live bus arrival times, you'll also get detailed maps and route information, live bus tracking, walking directions, facts about famous landmarks and attractions, ticket offers and more. Save memory-making minutes on your city adventure with Big Bus Tours.

Check Service

Plan ahead for your tour with our service updates

Visit our Service Information Page for up-to-date information about our current service.

2 Routes

Our Washington DC Sightseeing Routes

Experience Washington DC's most famous landmarks and attractions with Big Bus Tours. You'll enjoy unique, top-deck views of the capital's best sights, including the White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, Smithsonian Castle, and many more.

  • The Old Stone House
  • Smithsonian Castle
  • Sackler / Freer Gallery
  • The National Gallery of Art
  • The Exorcist Steps
  • Bureau of Engraving
  • Woodrow Wilson House
  • Smithsonian National Zoo
  • American History Museum
  • Bike and Roll Rental
  • Botanical Garden
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • St. Matthew’s Cathedral
  • The Renwick Gallery
  • Madame Tussauds **CLOSED**
  • The Walter E. Convention Centre
  • American Indian Museum
  • Artechouse
  • Hirshhorn Museum
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • The National Archives Museum
  • Ulysses Grant Memorial
  • Union Station
  • WWII Memorial
  • US Treasury
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Embassy Row
  • The Bishop’s Garden
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • Albert Einstein Memorial
  • Arlington Cemetery
  • Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
  • Ford's Theatre
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Peace Monument
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • U.S Capitol
  • Library of Congress
  • Martin Luther King Memorial
  • White House
  • Georgetown Canal
  • James A Garfield Monument
  • Japanese American Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Pentagon Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • Black Lives Matter Plaza
  • M and Wisconsin Avenue shops
  • Pentagon City Mall
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill
  • Chinatown
  • Hard Rock Cafe

Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 22 cities across four continents.

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