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24/48-Hour Washington, D.C. Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Product ID: 4399
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Tour Washington, D.C. at your own pace on an open-top double-decker sightseeing bus. You can hop on and off as often as you like, on 4 different routes, taking in the best that the U.S. capital has to offer! Choose from a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket.
About this activity
Valid 1 - 2 days
(from first activation)
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Travel around the world-famous National Mall
  • See the U.S. Capitol Building
  • Visit some or all of the Smithsonian’s 15 museums
  • Stop at the White House and the Washington Monument
  • Visit Arlington National Cemetery
Full description
The Washington open-top sightseeing tour has the option of 4 exciting routes.

All Loops ticket which includes The Patriot Tour and The Freedom Tour. Take the Patriot Tour (Red and Blue Loop), the official tour of the National Mall, including a bus ride across the Potomac to Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon; The Freedom Tour (Yellow and Green Loops) gives you the opportunity to explore Georgetown and visit the National Cathedral on a traditional trolley.

The Red Loop takes in all the places that are synonymous with the nation’s capital. The White House, U.S. Capitol, Air and Space Museum, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial are just some of the iconic landmarks.

The Blue Loop takes you across the Potomac River to the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. Of special note is the journey across the Potomac which provides some fantastic views and photo opportunities.

The Yellow Loop also travels through the City's historic center, passing the famous Ford Theatre before heading out to discover the old world charm of Georgetown.

The Green Loop takes you on a traditional trolley ride up the winding slope to the National Cathedral. Remember: all 4 loops are included with the All Loops ticket. Cruise along the Potomac: 48-hour All Loops ticket holders only.

The 48 hour All Loops ticket includes a free, 50 minute cruise along the Potomac River. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument as you float serenely by. The river cruise complements the open-top bus tour by providing a different perspective on the city.
  • 1 day all loops ticket includes access to 3 bus routes
  • 2 day all loops ticket includes access to 3 bus routes and Madame Tussauds DC entrance fee (subject to change without notice)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The first bus stop for the red route is at Union Station. Although each route has it's own starting point, passengers can hop on to the tour at any bus stop along the routes.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Red Route: operates from 9 AM-5 PM with buses running every 25 minutes. The full loop lasts 1 hour 45 minutes. The start point is Union Station.
• Yellow Route: operates from 9 AM-5 PM with buses running every hour. The full loop lasts 1 hour. The start point is Washington Hilton
• Blue Route: operates from 9:15 AM-5:15 PM with buses running every 30 minutes. The full loop lasts 1.5 hours. The start point is Washington Monument East
• Please note that although each route has a start point, you can hop on to the tour at any bus stop across the 3 routes
• Please note that a paper voucher is required for this tour
• All vouchers must be redeemed at the local partner's redemption desk in Union Station
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Product ID: 4399