Red Route | Washington DC Sightseeing Bus | Big Bus Tours

Tour Duration: 90 Minutes
Frequency: Every 30 Minutes

Hop-On, Hop-Off Washington DC Red Loop

Explore DC's best sights on our Red Loop tour, featuring pre-recorded commentary in 8 different languages. Hop on and hop off to discover iconic landmarks and attractions, including the White House, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and many more.

Please be aware that the current service may differ from the advertised service as we start back up in the city – please speak to a member of our team on the day to get details of the daily service.

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Night Tour (Black Loop)


L’Enfant Plaza & International Spy Museum

700 L'Enfant Plaza SW (at crosswalk on NW corner of Spy Museum)

First Bus: 10:00
Last Bus: 17:00
  • Sackler / Freer Gallery
  • Bureau of Engraving
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • American Indian Museum
  • Artechouse
  • Hirshhorn Museum
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum

Washington Monument West

2 15th St NW (On Raoul Wallenburg Place, between Jefferson & Independence Aves.)

First Bus: 10:07
Last Bus: 17:07
  • Smithsonian Castle
  • Sackler / Freer Gallery
  • Bureau of Engraving
  • American History Museum
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Artechouse
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Washington Monument

FDR and MLK Memorial

121 West Basin Dr. SW (between the MLK and FDR Memorials)

First Bus: 10:15
Last Bus: 17:15
  • WWII Memorial
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
  • Martin Luther King Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial

Lincoln Memorial & Korean War Memorial

100 Daniel French Drive SW (next to Korean War Memorial)

First Bus: 10:21
Last Bus: 17:21
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • Albert Einstein Memorial
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Martin Luther King Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial

Arlington Cemetery

1 Memorial Avenue (in the bus parking zone)

First Bus: 10:33
Last Bus: 16:33
  • Arlington Cemetery

Natural History Museum

Corner of 10th St NW & Constitution Ave (in front of the Natural History Museum)

First Bus: 10:49
Last Bus: 17:49

City Center & Ford’s Theater

610 10th Street NW (bus stop in front of building)

First Bus: 10:58
Last Bus: 17:58
  • Chinatown
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Ford's Theatre
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • The National Archives Museum

The White House & Willard Hotel

1401 Pennsylvannia Avenue NW (outside Willard Hotel, between 14th St. & 15th St. NW)

First Bus: 11:06
Last Bus: 18:06
  • US Treasury
  • American History Museum
  • White House
  • Hard Rock Cafe

Air & Space Museum

600 Independence Ave SW (outside Air & Space Museum main entrance)

First Bus: 11:20
Last Bus: 18:20

The Wharf & Potomac Boat Cruise

800 Maine Ave SW (north-east corner of Maine Ave SW & 9th St)

First Bus: 11:29
Last Bus: 18:29
  • Artechouse