CitySights DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tours in Washington, DC

50 Massachusetts Ave, NEWashington, DC 20002
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Tour our nation’s capital at your own pace on the CitySights DC Double Decker Bus Tour. The hop-on, hop-off style of tour allows you to pick and choose the landmarks, museums, and destinations you’d like to visit. Plus, with expert narration and top-deck-only seating, you’ll be immersed in Washington DC’s rich history and captivating story right from the start of your tour.


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Welcome to our nations capital! With CitySights DC you'll have the best views of Washington DC at your own pace! Our hop-on, hop-off bus tours are operated on a fleet of new double-decker buses designed with top-deck-only seating to provide you with the best possible views of Washington DC's attractions, neighborhoods and places of interest. It's the best way to travel Washington DC!

Come ride with us as we embark on a historical journey to discover new places and learn about famous historical figures from our nation's past. From our nations forefathers like Abraham Lincoln to present day Washingtonians, from historical buildings and extraordinary monuments to current neighborhoods. You'll be enriched with our informative and entertaining narration for people of all ages. So hop on board and have fun!

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Alexandria, Virginia
"Educational, comfortable and entertaining "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 30, 2018
This is a great way to get to know, in a nutshell, about the landmarks of the US Capital. Check Groupon for promotions and better prices. This guided and flexible tour is very entertaining and the tour guides provided a lot of history facts and interesting details. In winter bring warm clothes, it can get very chilly in the double decker buses.
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Staten Island, New York
"Worst company and tour. DO NOT USE!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2018
My daughter attends college in DC. She asked if I would book her and two friends tickets for a hop on hop off night tour. Utilizing the internet, I chose this company’s tour. As stated on the website, the three girls got to Union Station 45 mins ahead of the 7:30pm tour time. No one was there. After many, many repeated attempts to reach the company by phone, another tour company said the bus left at 630pm. Furious I spent hours tracking down customer service. I finally got someone and explained the situation and asked for refund. Turns out bus company was bought by another and the website had not been updated. A few days later I got an email that the request for a refund was DENIED since the brochure stated 6:30 pm departure. I BOUGHT TICKETS ONLINE AND NEVER SAW THEIR BROCHURE! I was told in the email that we could use tickets for 1 year so I calmed down since my daughter is living in DC. So a month later she and her friends decide to try and go on the tour again. And guess what - another deception. The tour website states three stops. THE TOUR DID NOT STOP. I cannot believe how poorly run the company is. I cannot believe that we wasted our money on this tour. I cannot stress enough DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. I have used a different company is DC before and regret not using them for their night tour.
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East Northport, NY
"DC Bus Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 31, 2018
What a great tour bus. The Tour Guides were great., informative, knew their history and Chris was super funny. We took the tour first to plan what sites we would go back to visit in person. The night tour was awesome. Worth the money!
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 30, 2018
I loved it. I was able to visit all the important sites of this beautiful city. It was great! I really enjoyed the live guides their comments and explanations were awesome.
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Jayne S
Las Vegas, Nevada
"Bad trip: mew kitty"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2018
Positive: sites were amazing, great to see lit up at night! Not so positive: tour guide Nick was very annoying “ladies n gentlemen” every other sentence and he had everyone turn around and stare at me because I was wearing sunglasses. I have severely dry eyes. Then he made a mockery of me again when we exited the bus saying “you’re just so fashionable”. Get some social skills if you want to be a tour director!
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Frequently Asked Questions about CitySights DC- Double Decker Tours

How long do I have to use my pass?
You’ll have one day to use your pass, starting when you redeem your voucher at the Big Bus Ticket Desk at Union Station in Washington, DC.

What does unlimited hop-on, hop-off access mean? Can I get off anywhere? 
With unlimited hop-on, hop-off access you can hop off the bus at any of the designated tour stops along the route, spend time walking around or exploring attractions, and get back on the bus at the same stop or any of the other designated stops listed on our map. You can do this an unlimited number of times within the specified hours for each tour.

You can not hop off at locations other than our designated hop-on, hop-off tour stops.

Do I need to specify a date of travel? 
No. When you start your order, you will have to choose the day you believe you are going to use the voucher. However, we do understand that plans change so you have one year from the date of purchase to begin using your pass. After one year, it will expire. Please note, some of our partner attractions do require reservations – please refer to the tour details for more information.

Can I use my voucher to board the bus? 
No. You must redeem your voucher at the Big Bus DC Tickets Desk - Union Station Main Lobby, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002.

Where can I start the tour? 
After redeeming your voucher at Union Station, you may use your ticket(s) to board a bus and start your tour at any of the hop-on, hop-off stops. To see the full list of stops, view our map.

How long will I have to wait for the next bus?
Our double-decker buses run every 30 minutes. Please be advised that times can vary due to traffic conditions.

How long is each tour? 
Your tour length varies based on the route. We have 3 double-decker bus routes. The tour lengths, listed below, do not include optional time spent off the tour bus at hop-off locations.

  • National Mall Tour (Red Loop): 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • Historic Uptown Tour (Yellow Loop): 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • American Heros Tour (Blue Loop): 55 Minutes