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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour provided by Big Bus Tours

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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Maps and brochures will not be handed out on the service and customers are encouraged to download our Free Mobile App providing extended digital content including map and live bus tracking.
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This Washington, D.C., bus tour is an affordable way to plan a day or two of sightseeing in the US capital. Instead of figuring out routes between main attractions, such as the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, book a bus tour with two routes. Move through D.C. at your own pace and stop at the sights that interest you. The 2-day pass includes admission to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
Highlights
  • Travel easily among D.C. landmarks without transportation or parking woes
  • Explore Washington D.C. at your own pace, and create your own itinerary
  • Included Madame Tussaud's admission ticket gives you even more to do
  • Choose between a 1- or 2-day pass to suit your schedule
What to Expect
Begin your adventure at any of the Big Bus stops on either of its two routes. Show your voucher as you board, and you’re ready to go. Between the two routes, there are more than 40 stops at popular D.C. sights and neighborhoods. Pick your preferred stops and use the Big Bus as worry-free transportation to and from attractions. Wait time for a bus varies depending on the route and time of year.. Along your journey, listen to both live and recorded audio commentary for information about the city. Upgrade to a Deluxe Ticket for access to a special night tour of the city. Premium and Deluxe ticket options come with an admission ticket to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Book the hop-on hop-off bus tour ahead of time for seamless transportation to D.C.’s most popular attractions.
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Recorded commentary on board
  • One or Two Day Hop on Hop off Bus Ticket
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Live commentary in English only. Recorded commentary is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Mandarin, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Operation times are subject to change without notice
  • Classic 1-day ticket will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 2pm will be valid for additional day from time of redemption
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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CleophisJ wrote a review 24 Oct.
Washington DC, District of Columbia3 contributions3 helpful votes
Bus is completely packed with no enforcement of masks or distancing. Regretting getting on this tour. Otherwise it would have been a fine tour.
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Linda M wrote a review 5 Oct.
Benson2 contributions1 helpful vote
The web site is wrong showing a stop at Union Station, although the app, I latter learned, is correct. We used Lyft to drop us off at Union Station before 10:00AM. No bus stop. We had to walk several blocks to stop 8 to catch the bus approximately 11:15. Over an hour of our day
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Response from Pioneer55569874446, General Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
We apologize for your experience. Unfortunately we at Big Bus cannot control third party websites. As you stated the Big Bus Tour app was correct and helped you find your place. Contact Big Bus directly before your next trip and we can guide you and increase your chances of a wonderful experience.
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steelersgal78 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania318 contributions72 helpful votes
We did a different tour earlier in the day. After walking miles on our own, we decided to book with the big bus tour. We waited a little over an hour at stop 4 by the Korean War memorial. I was told by customer service they were running about an hour for it to make it over. Wish
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Mark F wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Give better directions on were the bus stops are! and times they should arrive. Finding the Bus was a disaster. We went to where they said to catch the bus at Union Station, Washington, D.C. and no bus arrived there. We texted someone from your co. to help out and he said go to
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Pioneer55569874446, General Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
I am sorry for your experience. Fortunately the information on our Big Bus Tours app was/is correct. Please consider us again, I have a feeling that you will not be disappointed once you board.
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Brianabulls wrote a review Apr. 2020
Miami, Florida355 contributions147 helpful votes
Whenever I travel, I look for a Big Bus Tour. They provide great tours and you get to see some many sights. I love the hop on hop off aspect and especially in DC. You get to see several monuments and neighborhoods. The tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. The price
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Date of experience: November 2019
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pmunsinger
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BIG BUS BIG HIT
I pre-bought tickets from Groupon. I did download the app, even though I'm not that into apps or on-line coupons,
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288missys
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Not worth the money for the night tour
The experience was not worth the price. The driver came to the top of the bus and said something but we could not h
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757memed
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Buyer BEWARE
Buyer Beware. If you talk to Big Bus tours BEFORE to buy a ticket, they will simply invite you to purchase and ans
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otislehto
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Buyer Beware- NO REFUND
I purchased a ticket direct from their app. The app didn’t mention when I purchased the ticket or while using it th
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Naina-Damani
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IDEAL WAY TO EXPLORE THIS AMAZING CITY
Hop on, hop off tours with open-top deck of a Big Bus is the best way to see this great city. It is essential to ge
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Ashlynn50
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Casey and Damien were awesome
Casey and Damien provided a wonderful night time tour! Damien was a wonderful driver and even slowed down over a br
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zapprint
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Great Way To See DC
If you’ve never been to DC before there is tons of walking! Using the big bus get you to all the sites and saves a
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Candyb62
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Washington weekend
We were met by Beverley at the Big Bus stand on Union station who gave us excellent service and advice. Our stay w
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wal1iee
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Damien and Norm's amazing Trip!
As a first time DC visitor, my girlfriend bought these tickets for valentines and the trip was fantastic. The amoun
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Karen T
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Great night tour
Just finished a night tour with Tom Thompson. He has so much knowledge to share it was fun and educational at the s
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arielo400
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Wonderful Tour!
This bus tour was amazing! Our driver, Ms. Gail, handled the city streets masterfully and with ease. Our tour guide
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bethanyb118
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Great way to see the city!
Only had a short time, so glad we did the tour. Rochelle and Ms. Gail treated us well!!! Loved that she always said
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mustbenonsense
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Night tour with Tom Thompson
Outstanding way to experience the beauty of our nation's capitol ! The architecture is so much more dramatic when i
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669jeanniek
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Great tour
Visiting DC for work and this tour was great .the time is perfect for business travel ,Casey the tour guide was inf
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JMDtraveller
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Non responsive and terrible customer service
I purchased 7 tickets for a tour in DC. The bus broke down and we had to wait for a new one to come. By the time t
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