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This hop-on hop-off bus tour of Washington, D.C., lets you experience the city on your own terms with three curated routes. With so much to see in DC, just finding your way can be overwhelming, but not so on this tour. Plan a succinct day by prebooking a 24-hour pass, or upgrade to a 48-hour pass, which includes a narrated moonlight tour of the city and a river cruise.
- Visit key D.C. destinations and beyond with ease
- Explore the places that interest you at your own pace
- No need to arrange for public transit, parking, or taxis
- Option to upgrade for a river cruise and night tour
- Bus tour offers a great way to get your bearings in Washington, D.C.
What to Expect
Make your way to Union Station to present your voucher for three hop-on, hop-off bus routes through Washington, D.C., Arlington, and Georgetown. You’ll see the city from a double-decker bus; the upper deck is ideal for sunny days, or duck below in case of cooler weather. As you wind through Washington, D.C., hear the stories behind the nation’s capital with pre-recorded narration and live commentary from local guides. Ride the entire circuit or jump off whenever something catches your eye, whether monuments or Georgetown boutiques. Your tickets give you access to three loops: Monuments and Landmarks, including the White House, the Washington National Cathedral & Georgetown loop, and an Arlington National Cemetery & Pentagon loop. Those who opt for the 48-hour pass get a bonus: a 3-hour night tour of D.C. and a 50-minute daytime river cruise that goes past some of the city’s top monuments.
- 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass for three loops
- Night tour (48-hour pass only)
- National Ferry Cruise (48-hour pass only)
- Onboard commentary
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Once voucher is exchanged for CitySights DC ticket, Big Bus buses may be boarded anywhere on the route
- Please note: City restrictions prevent bus stop signs at certain locations
- Buses can accommodate strollers and a limited number of wheelchairs
- Prerecorded tour narration is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and Russian and Hebrew (not available on the night tour)
- Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Time of year
They canceled the day trip on Sunday night. Was not notified of the cancellation. Would like a refund, how do I do this?
Date of experience: August 2020
Night tour visiting the most famous monuments in DC. The tour lasts approximately two hours and is accompanied by a guide who knows all the details of this incredible city.
Date of experience: March 2020
I liked the open bus (open second deck) and the attendant giving out all the sights and history of the buildings. Had a great time.
Date of experience: October 2019
The timing is unreliable. This could just be the heavy traffic in Washington. Doubt this is worth the $49.00 cost. Once and done!!!
About the operator
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By: CitySights DC
Company out of business in DC
When I was in DC for this bus tour, the kiosk to exchange my vouchers was not at the Metro stop that they said, and…
One of the worst experiences
The tour starred 45 minutes latter (7:15pm instead of 6:30 pm) and we have to wait in a cold bus (outside was 40-50…
DC monuments at night
Enjoyed the monuments by night tour. I would suggest the tour guide talk a little less. We took our ear buds out …
Great trip. Bus stops easy to find.
No complaints. Definitely the best way to get around and see everything! Wish the buses came more frequently but wa…
Son got a black eye!
We were having a good time until the driver slammed on there brakes to avoid running a red lighting which then caus…
Worth the ride despite skinny narrow bus seats!
This is a lovely way to see DC at night especially if you are on the top tier of the bus. That said, wait till sund…
Don't hop on at all
The company was never on time. Waits of over an hour at our different stops. They told us every 15 to 20 minutes. N…
Aunt takes nephew on trip
Took my nephew on a trip for High School graduation & for joining the U.S. Army. We had a wonderful time! Mr. His…
Night tour of Washington DC
Our tour guide was Rochelle, and she was phenomenal. It was a warm night so the top of the bus felt very comfortabl…
Double Decker Night Tour
Night tour was great! However...Location at Union Station was difficult to find. Lining up to board was also unor…
Very informative Excellent guide Fantastic Driver Thoroughly enjoyed the evening Well worth the money Thank you
Fine if you are into being roasted alive. It was 97 degrees and our tour bus had no A/C or windows that could open…
We took the evening tour which was a great decision given the summer heat during the day.
We took the evening tour which was a great decision given the summer heat during the day. We boarded the medium siz…
Don’t waste your money
The tour was not as promised. It was supposed to be a 3 hour tour and listed all the stops they were supposed to ma…
Considering CitySights DC? Stop now! Waste of money
Look at other options. CitySights utilizes Big Bus DC. It wasn't awful but wasn't great either. The CitySights kios…
- Arlington National Cemetery, The Pentagon, and 59 more
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