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Big Bus Tours Washington DC

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Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, In front of Union Station, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
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+1 877-332-8689
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The open-top deck of a Big Bus tour is the best way to see Washington DC....

The open-top deck of a Big Bus tour is the best way to see Washington DC. Sit back and relax as you are transported passed the iconic landmarks that make America's Capital so recognizable and special. Our sightseeing tours are designed to provide a flexible approach to city discovery. Your hop-on, hop-off ticket provides you the freedom to get off the bus to explore and visit attractions. Buses run regularly so re-joining the tour is easy.

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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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So Far So Good

Day 1 of a 2 day pass. Reading all of the negative comments we were worried but decided to go ahead with purchasing tickets. Staff was great and helpful at purchase and were able... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Christopher W
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Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Day 1 of a 2 day pass. Reading all of the negative comments we were worried but decided to go ahead with purchasing tickets. Staff was great and helpful at purchase and were able step on a bus right away. Being a Sunday where traffic might be light we decided to head to Arlington. There were so many negative reviews... More 

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Thank Christopher W
Emmett, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tenisha was our driver and made the tour a great experience. She was funny and gave us great information about our questions.

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Calne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid a lot of money to wait ages for a bus - the last bus did not even pitch up. Felt it was a bit of a rip off. Uber would have been cheaper

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Thank Bardrew
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Disjointed online ticketing system required us to email the proof of purchase to the company, followed by the staff at the pick-up corner to call the company to confirm the purchase. According to the staff on site, they were too busy and he was unable to print paper tickets. He was nice enough to verbally confirm payment to the driver,... More 

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Thank Kirbysm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have used The Big Bus in various other cities but Washington turned out to be a huge disappointment. Road closures and traffic snarls due to visiting dignitaries cannot be helped but using a pre-recorded commentary that was so out of date it was embarrassing. Staff were too busy talking to one another to offer advice or assistance or even... More 

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Thank Karen E
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent more time waiting on a bus than actually seeing sights. Would not recommend. Waste of time and money!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great routes, very informative tours. The only bad thing was that we didn't know that the green line doesn't operate in the winter , it wasn't on the brochure , and we waited for it at the stop for close to an hour .

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Chandler, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!! I repeat, do not waste your money!!! We spent more time waiting for a bus to arrive, we only got off at 2 stops because we didn't want to wait again for another bus (and 1 of the 2 was because we had to transfer lines), than we did actually site seeing. I understand traffic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For starters, when I bought our tickets (the night before our tour), I accidentally bought the 24 hour pass instead of the 48 hour pass. I immediately sent an email asking if I could upgrade. The next morning (8:30am) I got an email telling me that they couldn't upgrade my tickets, but they could refund my money and sell me... More 

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Thank Katie W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We bought a two day pass and got a free night tour along with it. The tour guide was interesting and very knowledgeable. The night I did my tour was super cold, but it was worth it. Seeing all the monuments lit up was spectacular. This is a great tour!

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliment and the five-star review! We're glad you enjoyed your sightseeing experience with us. More 

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