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Washington DC Essential Hop-On Hop-Off plus Bonus Tour

By: DC Trails
  • Guided commentary adds context to each stop at top DC attractions
  • Easily connect to the web and social media sites with free Wi-Fi
  • No need to search for public restrooms with a bathroom on every bus 
Washington DC Essential Hop-On Hop-Off plus Bonus Tour
From US$42.00
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2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off + NightMost Popular
2 Day Hop-On, Hop-Off with Free Night Tour Included. Call to reserve date for complimentary night tour after booking. Bonus night tour is reserved based on availability.
From US$59.00
1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off
1 Day Hop-On, Hop-Off City Tour
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Get a comprehensive overview of Washington DC's highlights on your own time with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. While riding, listen to engaging commentary on the sights, and then hop off at any of the 20 stops to explore independently. Choose from a 1-day pass or a 48-hour pass (including a night tour) to suit your budget and schedule.

What to Expect

Make your way to L'Enfant Plaza to activate your 1- or 2-day pass, and begin your hop-on hop-off bus tour, with buses arriving about every 30 minutes. Step aboard a bus and find a comfortable seat either in the open-air top deck or in the climate-controlled area below.

Begin your tour focusing on the most important Washington DC highlights and landmarks. Listen to engaging commentary from your driver and disembark at any of the 20 stops to explore on your own. This flexible tour allows you to create your own itinerary. Route highlights include the US Capitol Building, Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, National Archives, and the White House.

The 2-day ticket comes with a bonus night tour, too.

Reviews (219)
1 - 5 of 141 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased two tickets for the hop-on-hop-off bus on December 8th to be used from the afternoon of the 9th to the afternoon of the 10th, as it is a 24 hour ticket. After waiting 40 minutes for our first pickup at Arlington National Cemetery...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Kari D
Darnell P, Manager at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kari, You purchased a one day pass that was good from 9:00 am until 5 Pm on the 9th of December. Unfortunately your credit card dispute was denied by your credit card company. We understand by you starting your tour so late that you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
If you can find the location to start tour--lucky you

We walked around in circle for an hour before I finally telephoned and had an answer. The tickets I printed did not have the correct information. We took the Metro to the Elefant Station, looked for the street number, but it did not exist. This...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile
Incredible bad attitude, disappointing !!!

I bought tickets for december 10 & 11 through DC trails website for 48 hours+twilight. My family and I showed up at L’enfant plaza and nobody was around, then I called to find out that they were having christmas celebration and after calling twice, they...More

3  Thank victord780
DCtrails-admin, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I'm sorry to hear your experience with us did not go as planned. Customer service is extremely important to us and we want each of our guests to feel welcomed to a great experience. We appreciate the feedback and hope you will visit us again...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile
Got a 48 hour with a night tour

Ok going to start with the good we took a night tour on 11/10 our tour guide was amazing. She knew lots of fun facts about DC. Even made a few jokes. The bus was nice and warm as it was a very cold night....More

2  Thank Hawaiianmom91
Reviewed 7 November 2018
Convenient but not as exciting as London

The stops are a little long and your not told if it is a long stop. If they told you , you could get off for a drink or the bathroom. If you get a good knowledgeable guide great. If you get a dud it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pedr009
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Susan C
27 October 2018|
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Response from Jewell P | Reviewed this property |
I imagine it would be tough, to find parking. I rode the metro in from Maryland. It was an easy process with my phones GPS to navigate me through the tunnels and the trains I needed to take. HIGHLY recommend.
21 August 2018|
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Response from Nicola H | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe that the buses have ramps that can be used to assist access.
9 July 2018|
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Response from DSTGRL21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the bus takes you back to the L'Enfant Plaza