We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Big Bus Tours

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (1,169)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
Travelers talk about
“night tour”(1,263 reviews)
“tour guide”(507 reviews)
“tom thompson”(84 reviews)
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
+1 202-909-6504
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Big Bus Tours
from $45.00
More Info
from $45.00
More Info
from $59.00
More Info
Reviews (6,096)
Filter reviews
5,539 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews night tour tour guide tom thompson red loop day pass hop on hop top deck wax museum bus driver great tour lincoln memorial white house national mall sights cassie nur narrator
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 5,539 reviews
Reviewed today

Horrible, they only wanted the purchase. Didn't care about communicating anything to us about changes in the schedule which left us in the freezing cold and no bus coming our way because of schedule change. Was told the buses ran till later than they did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ladonna B
Reviewed today via mobile

I went on the City Sight Seeing hop on hop off bus tour in New York which was fantastic. So when we got to Washington DC we thought it would be a good idea to do the same there. The service on Big Bus Tours...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 190anthonyv
Reviewed 4 days ago

booked the big buss tour for 2 days . day one great had tour guide pointing out some things most people would not notice. get off any where you want catch the next bus when your ready.great way to see dc. Day two it had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank retirednold
Reviewed 4 days ago

day one we had knowledgeable tour guides that pointed out many interesting sight and much history got off at any stop when we were done got on the next buss.air was crisp but not bad. . day two it had snowed the upper level was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank retirednold
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We waited at a designated hop on and off location (as indicated on the BigBus App) for 40mins before the bus came. BUT the bus drove right passed and didn’t stop even when we waved.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GiantPigeon
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy to set up and pay for.by card on line. Staff very friendly at the stops and on the buses. Long waits for the next bus at stops was frustrating when all you could do or want to do at a stop was to take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a hop on hop off tour in Washington DC the day the president flew in to light the Christmas Tree. Not being American we had no idea what was happening as the streets around the White House were being closed off. What...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trish G
Michael-Ann H, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Trish! We apologize for the rigors of your tour. As you know, this is the nation's capital and high-level security clearance activity is conducted randomly causing unplanned delays and detours. Thank you for being so understanding, here at Big Bus our customers are our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a cold, December night, what crazy person takes a double decker bus tour to see the Washington DC monuments all lit up at night? Answer: a smart person, because this was SO worth the time and money. The guide, Rochelle, was terrific and obviously...More

1  Thank dianeg397
Michael-Ann H, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a detailed review! It is obvious you enjoyed your experience and here at Big Bus, the customer experience is essential to our mission. We will share your words with Rochelle and management team. Hope to see you again when the weather...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from an evening tour of Washington dc . Rochelle was the guide Ana the driver. Rochelle was an amazing guide lots of information about the dc. We had been on tour bus earlier in the day but she outshine the other guides we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Chris7652
Michael-Ann H, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Chris, I am glad that Rochelle and Ana were able to make your tour a spectacular one. I will be sure to share your kind review with them as well as the management team. Please feel free to hold on to your tickets for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great routes! Nice employees all around. My one advice would be to do NOT put graphics on your windows. These are sightseeing buses and the graphics hurt your eyes and fog up the views! Can’t take pictures!More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ruthcF1241BP
Michael-Ann H, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Ruth, I am happy that you enjoyed touring with us. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority and I will be sure to pass along your advice about the adverts on the buses. Please hold on to your tickets for discounts on future tours...More

View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 148 nearby hotels
Phoenix Park Hotel
650 reviews
.15 miles away
Kimpton George Hotel
2,321 reviews
.19 miles away
Washington Court Hotel
1,694 reviews
.26 miles away
The Liaison Capitol Hill DC
151 reviews
.27 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,724 nearby restaurants
Union Station
488 reviews
.03 miles away
Bistro Bis
872 reviews
.19 miles away
The Monocle
173 reviews
.16 miles away
Dubliner Restaurant and Pub
1,055 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,038 nearby attractions
National Postal Museum
1,009 reviews
.11 miles away
Senate and House Office Buildings
202 reviews
.33 miles away
National Japanese American Memorial
64 reviews
.31 miles away
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument House and Museum
39 reviews
.34 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 29, 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from KaneekaR | Property representative |
Good Morning, The best parking area near the Capitol in which to board from would be located at Union Station as they have a public parking facility for a nominal fee. This is our Red Loop Stop #1.
Fan Z
July 23, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from lawnbarber | Reviewed this property |
We checked in at union station the first time to get our printed ticket/receipt
June 20, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from AngelFae22 | Reviewed this property |
We drove to Union a station to park and got on the Red Loop. On the first day we rode the loop in its entirety then started over and hopped off at the sights we wanted to see. The second day we did the same but hopped off... More