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Big Bus Tours Washington DC

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Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, In front of Union Station, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
Phone Number:
+1 877-332-8689
Today
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The open-top deck of a Big Bus tour is the best way to see Washington DC....

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 flexible approach to city discovery. Your hop-on, hop-off ticket provides you the freedom to get off the bus to explore and visit attractions. Buses run regularly so re-joining the tour is easy.

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US$39.00*
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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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"That was great, even I could understand it!" said my 6yo!

We rode on the big bus starting out by Fords Theater. The 4 and 6yo were captivated throughout and enjoying see the sights and hearing the accompanying narrative. Devon did a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We rode on the big bus starting out by Fords Theater. The 4 and 6yo were captivated throughout and enjoying see the sights and hearing the accompanying narrative. Devon did a great job sharing his own personal anecdotes (we ate at one of restaurant recs) and narrating the trip. Trip was perfect as it allowed us ample time between two... More 

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Southern NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We caught the red line at our hotel (stop 20) after having a great conversation with the agent right there. The driver was really nice and the commentator very informative. We were able to easily transfer to the blue line for a trip to Arlington and back to our stop after sightseeing. It is definitely an easy way to see... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not sure if that's what it's called but that's what happened. It was fun. I saw everything I wanted to see except the MLK Memorial. The tour guide thought he was funny. Lol. I enjoyed myself. And so did The Timah. Wear a jacket.

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on the Night Tour! We are happy to read you enjoyed the experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and wife booked a day tour for red, blue lines. The tour guide Tom Thompson is absolutely amazing and lively guide! He has great knowledge and good sense of humor.

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Tom. More 

Darlington, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I took the tour over one day. In hindsight we should've bought weekend tickets instead of one day tickets. Even though we used to live in the area there was still so much to take in in just a day. The tour guides were all great and I know we didn't meet all of them but Tom... More 

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and the TripAdvisor community, Mike. We are glad you enjoyed the experience with Tom and Devin. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had 5 hours to use this bus, so we thought it would be a good way to see the city. Not ONE person told us the bus stops at 4pm. We found out on our receipt once we started the ride. We started our ride at 1230pm. For 2 people for 3.5 hours, it was $68!! NOT worth... More 

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your recent experience with us and you were not given detailed information when you purchased your tickets. Our last tour of the day departs at 4:00 pm and will complete a whole tour, which means that even after 4:00 pm, you will be picked up and can continue to sight-see. The last Red... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The two guides Nur and Tom Thomson made our day. They are very clever! I will highly recommend Big Bus Tours.

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

We are delighted to read you enjoyed the tours with Nur and Tom. Thank you for recommending us! More 

New Castle, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take the Big Bus Tour while visiting Washington DC because it offered a lot of the locations we wanted to see. You can "hop on and hop off" whenever you want to see some sites. I must warn you that some of the places you may spend a lot of time and that may affect what other... More 

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community, Curt! We are glad you enjoyed the tour. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bough a deluxe ticket which comes with a free night tour, 10% off in the white house gift shop (this helps as it ain't cheap in there) and free entry to madame tussards. Rode the red, and yellow routes. Great way to see the city and a cheap way to get around. The routes will get you anywhere you need... More 

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community, Nick! We are glad you had an excellent time with us. Please look for Big Bus Tours on your next city-discovery adventure. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to Virginia we were able to really enjoy our first time in the capital! Being taken to all the major sites and have them explained was great. The guides were also great telling you where the happenings were at.

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Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and the TripAdvisor community, Rhonda. We are glad you had an excellent experience! More 

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