Washington DC Essential Hop-On Hop-Off - Washington D. C.

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From the comfort of our fully air-conditioned and heated tour buses, enjoy the view as we show off the Nation’s Capital and it’s many “must see” monuments, memorials, and museums. Our Live Narrated tour takes you to some of the most historic sites Washington DC has to offer. Explore the city at your own pace. Get off the bus at any of our 20 stops to explore attractions, museums, café’s and more! Rejoin the tour when you are ready to move on to the next stop.


  • Excellent value for money
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible

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Your 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off tour starts at L'Enfant Plaza in Washington DC. Hop aboard the bus and set off through the city, getting off at any of the 20 stops on the loop to visit the attractions, museums, historic sites, monuments, and neighborhoods that interest you. This is the ideal way to create your own sightseeing itinerary with convenient transportation around DC. Select the 24-hour pass, which includes our night tour, or upgrade to the 48-hour option and select a night tour or harbor cruise.

Hop-on hop-off stops:
  1. L'Enfant Plaza
  2. US Capitol Building
  3. Garfield Memorial / Botanical Gardens
  4. National Air and Space Museum
  5. Bureau of Printing and Engraving
  6. Museum of American History
  7. Museum of Natural History
  8. Verizon Center / Chinatown
  9. Grand Hyatt
  10. Ford's Theater / Madame Tussauds
  11. Willard Hotel
  12. Jefferson Memorial
  13. MLK and FDR memorials
  14. Lincoln Memorial
  15. Arlington National Cemetery
  16. Vietnam Memorial
  17. WWII Memorial
  18. White House / W Hotel
  19. White House Visitors Center
  20. National Archives

Night tour and harbor cruise bonus are based upon availability. Harbor cruise voucher may be picked up at stop #1. Night tour may be reserved by following the voucher instructions provided after your purchase.

Inclusions for Washington DC Essential Hop-On Hop-Off

  • Free WiFi on-board
  • Live commentary on-board
  • Bathrooms on-board each bus

Exclusions for Washington DC Essential Hop-On Hop-Off

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Night tour and harbor cruise are based upon availability

Harbor cruise is seasonal and may be canceled due to inclement weather.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • We found the pick up location to be in a less-than-desirable area. The plaza that it was the only shelter from the cold was all but closed down and a little creepy to walk around. In fact, at the end of the tour, there are 3 drop-off areas and the tour guide strongly recommended that we not go to the 3rd option which was back to the original pick up place because he didn't feel that it was safe.

    Our tour guide was Henry. He is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the area and its history and we appreciate his passion for educating his guests. We found it a little disconcerting that the majority of his passion was delivered at the FDR and MLK, Jr. memorial sites and very little information was given regarding other memorials, including the Lincoln, Korean, WWII, Vietnam and Korean Memorials. These sites represent hundreds of thousands of people who have also fought for our country and it's rights.

  • We had a really wonderful time, and saved the hassle of driving to all the sites separately! When I lost my paper tickets to the wind, they were on top of things and issued me e-tickets on my phone. We could stay at each site for as long as we wished, a bus was not far away! Want to save time and hassle? Book one of these tours!

  • We had a difficult time fining stops and when we did locate a tour bus they said we had to go back to union station and get our form signed. There was no Bonus Tour - which was supposed to be a boat tour and when we called to schedule with them on the number provided they said NO they no longer do that.

  • The tour in the morning was quick and informative because traffic was lite. Later in the day, buses were slower. I rode the entire route in the morning and hopped at the last stop to explore the areas of interest. Dre, my tour guide, was fabulous, knowledgeable about the area and monuments. The night tour was excellent, getting a personnel, close up tour of several monuments.

  • The hop on hop off bus was always more than 30 minute wait. That's a lot of time when you are trying to see the city in 1 day.

  • The Hop on and Off bus was perfect for us. Only issue was finding the office to pick up our tickets. They said we could get them at any of the stops but couldn't find the spots they stopped. We arrived on a Sunday and the large Mall we were to pick them up had no stores open--no one to ask. Had it not been for a wonderful young lady walking thru the mall, we never would have found it. We had a two day pass which included the night tour. The weather was wonderful so we were able to sit upstairs. Don't think you see as much inside bus. All employees were helpful.
    FYI One thing we did discover on the regular city buses after our 2 days ended the regular cost is 2 but for seniors it is only 1. They don't tell you that

  • First day of two-day purchase was good. Henry is an awesome tour guide.

    Second day was awful. I got off at one location and walked to the next. They did not pick up at the second scheduled location that day saying that it was impossible to get there, except that Old Town Trolley and the Big Bus came by the same stop several times. It was late in the day so I called. I was told to walk to one spot. No bus. I called again. I was told that I missed the last bus of the day there, but could walk to ANOTHER spot. I was told that they would tell the bus driver to make sure to wait for me at that location. I walked there and waited. No bus. I called again. They assured me that the bus was almost there. I waited for another 15 minutes. No bus. I called back. They put me on hold and did not return. After that when I called back several times I suppose they could see my number on caller ID, someone would pick up the phone and immediately hang it up. I had to pay for a taxi in the end. Not much of a bargain and certainly NO CUSTOMER SERVICE.

    I am giving this 2 stars because of the good first day. Otherwise, no stars.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Great to use to get our bearings when we arrived, 1 day isn't enough time to do all the sites, spending time at each. the second day we did a DIY tour of the sites we liked the best.

  • My trip was wonderful!!! the Hop on and Hop off bus was fantastic. The agent at the beginning stop was phenomenal. I totally recommend this tour. The only down side was on Monday I did not see the bus as often as on Sunday. The tour guides were all wonderful. I will be back and will use this service for my full stay.

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