Explore all the iconic sights that Washington D.C has to offer with Big Bus Tours. The tour is an ideal way to sightsee while allowing you to explore Washington D.C. at your convenience through hop-on and hop-off locations. Make the most of our flexible tours by hopping on and off to visit legendary landmarks at your leisure, including the White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial. Download the Big Bus app for real-time tracking to get the most out of Hop-On, Hop-Off.
Where is the tour located?
First Bus: 10:00am from Stop #1: L’Enfant Plaza
Last Full-Circuit Tour: 5:00pm from Stop #1: L’Enfant Plaza
Last Bus: 5:00pm from Stop #1: L’Enfant Plaza
Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes (approx.)
Bus Frequency: every 20-30 minutes.
Day Tour - Blue Loop - American Heroes Shuttle:
First Bus: 10:21am from Stop #5: Lincoln Memorial & Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Last Full-Circuit Tour: 5:21pm from Stop #5: Lincoln Memorial & Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Full Circuit Time: 30 minutes (approx.)
Bus Frequency: every 20-30 minutes.
Please note: Arlington Cemetery closes at 5:00pm.
What can I see and visit during the tour?
700 L'Enfant Plaza SW (at crosswalk on NW corner of Spy Museum)
215th St NW (On Raoul Wallenburg Place, between Jefferson & Independence Aves.)
East Basin Dr SW at Jefferson Memorial (bus stop along from refreshment kiosk)
121 West Basin Dr. SW (between the MLK and FDR Memorials)
100 Daniel French Drive SW (next to Korean War Memorial)
1 Memorial Avenue (in the bus parking zone)
Corner of 10th St NW & Constitution Ave (in front of the Natural History Museum)
610 10th Street NW (opposite St. Patrick's Church)
1401 Pennsylvannia Avenue NW (outside Willard Hotel, near corner with 15th St. NW)
2436 Rayburn House Office Bldg (East Side of Garfield Circle)
600 Independence Ave SW (outside Air & Space Museum main entrance)
800 Maine Ave SW (north-east corner of Maine Ave SW & 9th St)
Blue Loop Tour:
Hop on our American Heroes Shuttle to cross the Potomac River and explore Arlington National Cemetery.
Do I need to specify a date of travel?
Yes –we’ll ask you to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring with us for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at time of booking should be the first day of your tour.
How will I know where to get off?
Our live guides and pre-recorded commentary will communicate upcoming stops.
What is the child ticketing policy?
Child tickets are available for children aged between 3 and 12 years. Children aged 2 years and under may travel free of charge. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Strollers and pushchairs must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.
Are accommodations available for persons with disabilities?
Yes, we operate wheelchair accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that our entire fleet in Washington DC is not wheelchair accessible. If you or your travelling partner(s) requires an ADA accessible vehicle, please contact us no less than 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement.
I am waiting at a stop and can’t see any buses, what do I do?
Hang in there! BIG cities like to throw all sorts of challenges at our drivers, who are doing their best to get to you as quickly (but safely) as possible.
Can I bring food and drink on the tour?
No food or alcohol is permitted on board the bus. Please feel welcome to bring non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles.
is the policy on bringing pets?
No pets are allowed on board the bus, except ADA service animals.
luggage allowed on board the bus?
No, luggage is not permitted on board the bus at this time.