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Highlights

See the best of Washington DC with our Premium 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Discover the capital's landmarks and attractions across 3 different routes, and enjoy free admission into Madame Tussauds. Our Premium Ticket also offers you the choice between a free night tour or an extra day free.

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.

Live Guides

On alternate Red Route tours and all Blue Loop tours.

Our entertaining and experienced English-speaking guides offer an exciting and educational commentary throughout the duration of alternating Red Route tours.

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.

Night Tour or Extra Day Free

Choose between two great extras.

Discover DC after dark on our Night Tour, or extend your exploration with an extra day on the bus - our Premium ticket gives you the freedom to choose your own adventure. To make your choice, simply speak to a Big Bus Tours staff member when you redeem your ticket.

Night Tour Departure Times

Our Night Tour runs every evening

Hop on at 7:00pm from Stop #20: White House (outside the Willard Hotel) or 7:30pm at Stop #1: Union Station. The Night Tour takes two hours and is not a hop-on, hop-off tour. Please note that Night Tour timings are subject to change without notice. Please check your ticket on the day of your tour for the most current hours of operation.

Madame Tussauds Admission

Check out Washington DC's best collection of celebrities, sports stars and political figureheads.

Your ticket includes free admission (with speedy entry) to the world-famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Get to know Washington DC even better by seeing the people who helped define it. Your free Madame Tussauds ticket will complement your Big Bus tour and city experience perfectly.

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.

Free Wi-Fi

Offered on all buses.

Download our free app and plan your day out in the capital, or upload photos and tag your friends - Big Bus makes it easy to stay connected during your sightseeing tour, with free Wi-Fi available on all buses.

Great Extras

We've partnered with premium outlets to offer customers delicious free food and drink.

Show you Big Bus ticket at any Washington DC Corner Bakery Café to receive a free regular-sized coffee with any purchase, and trade in your Big Bus-Garrett Popcorn voucher to receive a free treat bag of Garrett Mix at Garrett Popcorn.

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.

3 Routes

Our 3 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
  • Botanical Garden
  • Smithsonian Castle
  • Hirshhorn Museum
  • Sackler / Freer Gallery
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • The National Gallery of Art
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • The Exorcist Steps
  • The Walter E. Convention Centre
  • American History Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • The Renwick Gallery
  • Bike and Roll Rental
  • Newseum
  • National Geographic Museum
  • Artechouse
  • The Spy Museum
  • American Indian Museum
  • Bureau of Engraving
  • The National Archives Museum
  • Woodrow Wilson House
  • Smithsonian National Zoo
  • St. Matthew’s Cathedral
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
  • Peace Monument
  • Martin Luther King Memorial
  • Library of Congress
  • James A Garfield Monument
  • Ulysses Grant Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Union Station
  • Washington Monument
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • WWII Memorial
  • Folger Shakespeare Library
  • White House
  • US Treasury
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Georgetown Canal
  • Embassy Row
  • Arlington Cemetery
  • Pentagon Memorial
  • The Bishop’s Garden
  • U.S Capitol
  • Ford's Theatre
  • Albert Einstein Memorial
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • Japanese American Memorial
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill
  • Chinatown
  • Pentagon City Mall
  • M and Wisconsin Avenue shops

Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 19 cities across three continents.

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