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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mjgriebs
Maplewood, Minnesota
"Mr. Holiday was great!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2019 NEW
I have been on this tour twice before this trip. I was at a conference with two coworkers that had not been to DC before and we only had 1 night on our own to experience DC. I recommended the nigh tour of the monuments and it did I not disappoint. Mr. Holiday was probably the best tour guide I have had on this trip (and the previous 2 were really good too). Mr. Holiday was informative, funny and engaging. My coworkers really loved the tour and I loved it for the 3rd time. I recommend this tour, especially if you have limited time to see things and it was really cold so taking the bus was a much better option than walking to all of the sites. We were able to hop off and see them but get back on the warm bus and go to the next stop. Also, seeing the monuments at night gives them an entirely different look which is amazing.
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DVS867
Chicago, IL
"Not worth the price!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
I was very disappointed in the trolley tours of Washington DC. We had one afternoon to use the services and thought it would be ideal to use them to get an understanding of where everything was in DC. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case. Upon entering the bus, we began the "tour" to only stop in front of a souvenir shop for over 30 minutes, while staff stated it was a "bus driver change". Upon switching drivers, between traffic and the required route stops (which took forever), we decided to hop off the trolley and continue on our own tour as the tour was wasting too much of our valuable time. Overall, staff was not friendly nor helpful. Perhaps, because it was the end of the day, employees were done for the day. Clearly, I felt the cost of the service was too high and not worth it at all. The entire tour was a rip off! On a side note, later that evening, we had reserved a tour with USA Guided Tours, which was exceptional on every level for a price tag that was so much less and so worth the value!
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SunnyCabinFever
Whidbey Island, Washington
"We did this on our first day in DC."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
Great way to get the lay of the land and decide what we wanted to visit in depth. We did get on and off a couple of times to see things that day as well. There is time to visit all except the museums. Drivers give great commentary. We had Lyft drop us off and pick us up at one of the trolley stops as we were staying out of town.
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Ivan V
"No room no busses"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2019 NEW
Good guides but there are 20 mins between busses and they can only take half or a third of people waiting. Average Saturday. Don’t do it with kids.
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yellowbirdVermont
"Good Way to Get Your Bearings in DC"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2019 NEW
We took the Trolley to the Washington Monument for the first part of our day. The narrations by the driver were very interesting. After spending our time going up the Washington Monument, we walked to a restaurant that was suggested by a friend. I liked that we could pick up the trolley at the Willard Hotel to continue our tour of the city. The driver this time was also fun and interesting. The idea of hop on hop off is good if you are only going to spend a short amount of time in the museums or if you are getting your idea of where places are. The first few days we didn't need the trolley because we spent hours along with lunch time in one or two place near each other.
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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.