Washington Bus Tour – Hop-on, hop-off – 1 or 2 day Pass

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Highlights

  • Complete freedom on how you spend your time

  • Hear all kinds of facts and stories about the city and its history

  • Complete freedom

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 1 day, 2 days

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Climb aboard this open-top bus for a complete tour of Washington, DC. Commentary will be provided by a guide (in English) or an audio guide (in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese), revealing all kinds of facts and stories about each museum and monument you pass. To help you fit as much as possible into your 1 or 2-day tour, 4 routes and more than 50 stops are available ! You will be able to hop on and off at any stop, at any time, and as often as you would like !

·         Red Circuit: a tour of the main museums and monuments of the American capital

·         Blue Circuit: a route which takes in the Potomac river, the Pentagon and Arlington cemetery

·         Yellow Circuit: a tour of the historical center and of Georgetown

In addition to having full access to these bus circuits, the 2-day pass has many advantages. Get free access to Madame Tussauds and a night-time bus tour.

 

Options

When making your booking you will be asked to choose one of the following options:

  • 24 hour pass: access to all circuits for 24 hours and access to Madame Tussauds
  • 24 hour "Premium" pass: 1 day pass for 3 hop-on-hop-off circuits, access to Madame Tussauds and you can choose between an extra day on your pass OR an evening panoramic tour
  • 48 hour "deluxe" pass: access to all circuits for 48 hours, free entry to Madame Tussauds and a two-day water taxi pass

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Times: service generally runs from 9am to 5pm (the last bus will leave at 7pm in summer and at 4pm in winter)
  • Frequency: departures every 15–30 minutes
  • Duration: around 1h45
  • To begin your tour, just turn up at one of the many stops and present your voucher to the driver. Detailed information will be provided with your voucher. A detailed map is also available in most Washington hotels
  • When you book, you will be asked to indicate a provisional start date for your pass. However, your pass will be valid for a week after the selected date
  • A bus passes by each stop every 15/30 minutes
  • Your ticket will be valid for 24 or 48 hours (depending on your option) If you begin your tour at 2pm, your pass will be valid until the same time the next day (or the day after if you choose the 48-hour pass)
  • You can hop on and off the bus at any stop, at any time and as often as you wish
  • The 24-hour pass also gives you access to the Madame Tussauds museum
  • If you purchase the 48-hour pass, you will receive free entry to Madame Tussauds Washington, DC, and a night-time bus tour. Tickets for these activities will be issued along with the pass by the bus driver
    The night-time bus tour lasts for 2 hours approx. You will have the choice between a 7pm departure from the Willard Hotel (stop 19: White House) or a 7:30pm departure from stop 1: Unition Station 
  • Not all of the buses are equipped with audio guides. Approximately every other bus on the yellow and red circuits offer this service. Before getting on the bus, you are welcome to ask the driver if audio guides are available onboard. If they are not, you can choose to wait for the next bus
  • The activity is free for children under the age of 5 who can sit on their parents' lap
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Tour of Washington, DC in an open-top double decker bus
  • The services of a driver/guide (in English)
  • Recorded commentary in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese – Yellow and red circuits only
  • Entry to Madame Tussauds Washington, DC, (included with the two passes) and access to a night-time bus tour (with the 2-day pass only)

Not included

  • ​Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any added extras

Customer reviews

28 reviews
  • Christine P.
    Nov 12, 2019
  • Valérie A.
    Aug 23, 2019
  • Très bien
    louis J.
    Aug 13, 2019

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