Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC, Blue Loop & Red Loop Shuttle in Washington, DC

Historic Tours of America1001 E Street NW,Washington, DC 20001
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Overview

With Old Town Trolley Tours, you’ll have the opportunity to see Washington DC’s iconic landmarks, museums, and points of interest at your own pace. Hop on and enjoy a masterfully narrated tour by your knowledgeable guide, and hop off when you want to explore, shop, or dine. Stops on the tour include multiple Smithsonian Museums, the United States Capitol Building, and Lincoln Memorial.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • More than 100 points of interest included on the tour.
  • Hop on and off the trolley at your leisure throughout the day.
  • Also serves as a shuttle to Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Live, expert narration by knowledgeable tour guides.

Description

from Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC
Washington DC has so many important points of interest that for most travelers there is just so much to see and do. Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC makes visiting all the sights in our nation’s capital easy, convenient and fun with fully narrated tours that provide entertainment and fascinating facts about the city and United States history as well as convenient stops where you may hop on and off.

Board the orange and green trolley and visit the United States Capitol Building, the Supreme Court and several of the Smithsonian Museums. See for yourself why so many people are in awe of the Lincoln Memorial and learn the touching stories behind the Vietnam Veterans and World War II Memorials.

Take your time to stroll through the Museum of American History and learn more about Ford’s Theatre and that fateful night when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. The past, present and future are alive on every corner in Washington DC where history has been continually made and where our forefathers worked to protect our freedom.

On Old Town Trolley Tours, you’ll also have time to hop off for shopping, dining and relaxing throughout the city at several of the area’s best stores and restaurants. You’ll feel free to stay as long as you wish at any of the stops along the way—as another trolley will soon come by to pick you up. Enjoy all that Washington DC represents at your pace. For more than 25 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has been the tour of choice for so many guests, young and old, delighting them with our own brand of Transportainment.

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Cindy S
Zeeland, Michigan
"Fun and convenient way to get around"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2020 NEW
This hop on - hop off tour was great for us! It stops at many attractions in the DC area. I thought the price was very reasonable. We rarely had to wait very long for the next trolley. Riding this trolley made it easy to see many attractions in one day. The drivers we had were bottomless pits of interesting information and trivia. They were friendly, funny and informative.
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tarabT6415CO
Sycamore Wyandot County, Ohio
"Tara Balliet"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2020
I regret that I made this purchase. I should have saved my money for Uber rides. Very long wait times for pickup and it is a cold ride inside the bus in the off season. In the past we used the same company in Savannah and it was a great experience but not in D.C. The bus drivers were knowledgeable and all were very nice. I would save my money in the off season and just use the City bus line if I could do it over again.
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601tonyar
"Great Way to Spend the Day! "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 02, 2020
We loved that this trolley took us to all the top sights to visit in D.C. We did a similar one in Boston, so we knew were going to do it again! My only issue is that we were given tickets for the water taxi to Georgetown, and when we got there, we found out they were closed Jan/Feb. It did say on our tickets that information, however I never would have thought to even look because we were given the tickets in the first place. But truly that was a small detail. Overall, it was great! It saves time and your feet! Plus, some great info on the way!
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772stevenw
Upper Mt Gravatt, Australia
"A great experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 29, 2019
This is a really useful and informative way to see a lot of the place and have a local expert fill in the blanks. It was convenient to be picked up right at the door of our hotel.
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dbc929
Sandersville, Georgia
"More Than A Review...See Tips"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 27, 2019
We chose to use Old Town Trolley for the on/off convienence like we have in the past in Savannah and St. Augustine. This was our first trip to DC and we figured out fast this wasn't the best option. For the tour itself, it was fine to get an overall view of where things are. As always tour guides are a hit and a miss. I personally didn't care for the Moonlinght tour. The monuments were beautiful but congested traffic, honking horns at Union Station (at least 15-20 minute delay here) and monutments I had no interest in made for a very long boring tour. Many stops I just stayed on the trolley. Next time I'll take a cab and visit just the monutments I'm interested in. But, seriously you'll waste alot of time on the trolley if you use it for the on/off priviledges. At one point we waited along with another family for 45 minutes for the trolley to pick us up. Tip 1: Trolley's are only allowed to drop you off on the backside of the capitol. You will be walking UP HILL all the way around. We almost missed our Capitol tour because of the traffic and then the trip around up the hill. Tip 2: Cabs drop you off practially at the front door.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC

What does hop on, hop off mean?
Old Town Trolleys allow guests to board and depart the trolley at the stop(s) of their choice. Whether you want to explore a specific area of Washington DC or a particular landmark interests you, you can hop off the tour to discover it. When you’re finished, hop back on at the same stop.

What will we see on the tour?
The tour includes more than 100 points of interest throughout the greater Washington DC area including government buildings, national landmarks, museums, and more.

How often will a trolley arrive at my stop?
Trolleys arrive about every 30 minutes.

What are the hours of operation for the tours?
The first tour begins at 9:00 am daily with the last re-boarding at 4:45 pm.