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Washington DC: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour & Boat Cruise

Washington DC: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour & Boat Cruise

From US$ 59 per person

Explore Washington DC with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket and see the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, etc. Also, enjoy a panoramic river cruise along the Potomac River.

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Duration 1 day
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Audio guide included
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese


  • Explore Washington DC at your own pace
  • Admire the views of iconic landmarks from an open top bus
  • Cruise along the Potomac River to see the city from the water
  • See the White House, Capitol Hill, Washington Monument, and more
Full description

Enjoy a full day of exploring with your 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. From the open-top double decker, you’ll see amazing views of the White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, and more. Learn about the city’s most magnificent landmarks with expert digital commentary. Hop off at The Wharf to enjoy your roundtrip Potomac River cruise onboard the city water taxi. You can cruise along the water to see the John F. Kennedy Center, the Washington Monument, Arlington Memorial Bridge, and more before hopping back on the bus to continue your day. Your ticket gives you access to the Red and Blue city loops, giving you the freedom to hop off and explore at your own pace. Your ticket also includes 1-hour bike rental, so you can get off the tourist trail and discover more of the city.

  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour ticket
  • Potomac river cruise
  • 1-hour free bike rental to explore DC
  • Entertaining audio commentary on the history and hidden stories of DC with complimentary headphones
  • Download an app for real-time bus tracking and maps
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

You can join the tour at any of the stops along the route, or at the local suppliers manned location: 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Stop locations can be found on the local suppliers free Big Bus Tours mobile app.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

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We didn’t get to do the river cruise, more detail of how to organise it into the day would have been useful. The times we were offered were no good. Also it was misleading we didn’t know where best to go, as we thought it was a sightseeing cruise

July 12, 2022

Honestly, I loved it but feel that an "all day" experiences should not be from 10 am until 4 pm. Service should have been available earlier and later. I would suggest 9 am- 6 pm, especially in the summer when the daylight hours are longer.

July 18, 2022

the guide said will be around the white house and we can see the gardens but she didn't go there and I can't see nothing. She lay.

July 7, 2022

Product ID: 404809