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Washington DC: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus with River Cruise

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11 reviews

Washington DC: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus with River Cruise

From US$ 59 per person

Explore Washington DC with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket. See the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and more. Plus, enjoy a 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. With an open-top roof, you’ll get amazing views of the White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, and more. Learn about the city’s most magnificent landmarks with an onboard audio guide. Hop-off at the wharf to enjoy your 2-way 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 city's 2 routes, 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 bus ticket
  • Potomac River Water Taxi
  • 1-hour free bike rental
  • Entertaining audio commentary with complimentary headphones
  • Live bus tracking and arrival times via the free Big Bus Tours App
  • Covid-19 enhanced safety and hygiene practices
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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

3.5 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

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Great way to see The National Mall sites at your own pace,

April 27, 2022

Tidal basin was closed and I had only one day to spend there. Water cruise was average because the boat did not have an upper deck and outdoor seating was extremely limited, both in the front and the back of the boat

April 5, 2022

April 2, 2022

Product ID: 404809