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Big Bus Tours Washington DC

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Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, In front of Union Station, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
Phone Number:
+1 877-332-8689
Today
09:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The open-top deck of a Big Bus tour is the best way to see Washington DC....

The open-top deck of a Big Bus tour is the best way to see Washington DC. Sit back and relax as you are transported passed the iconic landmarks that make America's Capital so recognizable and special. Our sightseeing tours are designed to provide a flexible approach to city discovery. Your hop-on, hop-off ticket provides you the freedom to get off the bus to explore and visit attractions. Buses run regularly so re-joining the tour is easy.

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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Nice nightly tour

We really enjoyed Chris Lee and Dave tonight. Very safe tour and most informative. Even though it was rainy and cold it was a pleasant tour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed Chris Lee and Dave tonight. Very safe tour and most informative. Even though it was rainy and cold it was a pleasant tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We used BB Tours in SF and decided to go with them again for our D.C. trip. We were not disappointed in the slightest. Great tours and busses, and the guides are great. The best one of our experience was definitely Vern. If you don't get in the night tour with this guy you are doing yourself wrong. Get on... More 

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Thank David C
Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for being a returning patron of Big BUs Tours! We are delighted to know you enjoyed the tour in San Francisco and in Washington, DC. Vern is a great guide and can be found on board the Day and Night Tours! Join us again in the future! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent option to see all the city most interesting places. Very polite crew and amazing narrative

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community, Evakilzi. Please look for Big Bus Tours on your next sightseeing adventure. More 

sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ok, I tried it in Miami and they left me stranded for an hour- but I gave it another shot in Washington and they did the same thing- this time I had to wait in the freezing snow and the bus did not stop and it was not full. Bad service-This does not cut it with me- next time I... More 

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

We are sorry to read of your negative experiences with us in both Miami and Washington, DC. Can you please email us at infodc@bigbustours.com with more details about your DC experience so we may investigate the cause of the long wait and look into the claim of the bus that did not stop for you? All of our buses are... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great until you get off to look around. Then it's a total waste of time and effort trying to get another bus to take you further! We stopped off at the Lincoln memorial. When we got to the bus stop there were 3 busses parked at the stop but none were for the route we needed! We had to wait... More 

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

We are sorry to read you experienced long waits during your recent hop-on, hop-off trip with us. We currently operate on a 30-minute frequency and while our tours make frequent stops, the length of time in between buses should not exceed over 30 minutes as all stops have been factored into the set frequency. Can you please email us at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Could not understand the audio microphone engine noisey due to heating late on arrival at puck up good information if you could understand what was said

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

We are sorry to read you did not have a great experience while on board the Big Bus tour of Washington, DC. Please email our Guest Services team at infodc@bigbustours.com with additional details about your experience so they may assist you and make you future Big Bus experience as more enjoyable one. We thank you for sharing your feedback with... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waiting time between buses ruined it. Of 5 hours, and three hop offs, we waited a total of 2.5 hours.

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

We are sorry you experienced long wait times on your recent trip. Due to the season, our tours are currently on a 30 minute frequency. However, we do monitor the demand and plan for an increased number of buses and higher frequency at busier times to avoid long waits. Please email us at infodc@bigbustours.com so we can look further into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being that D.C. Is a large place with a lot to see, we would never have made it without the Big Bus Tours. Personnel were friendly and also the tour was very informative. And can't forget free coffee as an added bonus from the corner Bakery!

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your Big Bus experience, Ashley. We are glad to know you had a five-star trip with us. More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We jumped on st 9am at the Fordes Theatre stop. We hadn't gone very far and there was only a couple of other people on board when the roads were shut off for Obama to make his way to the Capitol. Pretty exciting. We did both red and blue courses so we got see all of the important sights. Now... More 

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Brian C, Manager at Big Bus Tours Washington DC, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Amanda. We are delighted to read you enjoyed the tour and glad you were able to see the Presidential Motorcade! More 

Mumbai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I strongly recommend all first time travellers to take this tour to familiarise with the city.These buses take you to all the important destinatons. They have excellent guides who give you the history of each monument & destination.In DC there are 2-3 different bus routes.Recommend travellers to ride on all of them.Thereafter,one can get off at the destination of choice... More 

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Thank you for sharing your feedback and for choosing Big Bus Tours! More 

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