Premium 1 Day Tour

From USD $57.00
  • Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Wasington, DC
  • Product code: PR1DT

Free night tour or an extra day free.

Hop-on, Hop-off 

Explore Washington DC at your own pace. 

Make the most of your time in Washington DC with our flexible hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours. Explore the capital city's sights at your own pace - simply hop off the bus at any of our conveniently located stops, and rejoin when you're ready. 

Live Guides 

On alternate Red Route tours and all Blue Loop tours. 

Our entertaining and experienced English-speaking guides offer an exciting and educational commentary throughout the duration of alternating Red Route tours.

Pre-recorded Commentary 

Available on all buses.

All tours feature pre-recorded commentary, available via complimentary headphones. Red and Blue Loop buses feature commentary in 8 different languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese. Yellow Loop buses feature pre-recorded commentary in English. 

Night Tour or Extra Day Free

Choose between two great extras. 

Discover DC after dark on our Night Tour, or extend your exploration with an extra day on the bus - our Premium ticket gives you the freedom to choose your own adventure. To make your choice, simply speak to a Big Bus Tours staff member when you redeem your ticket. 

Night Tour Departure Times

Hop on at 7:00pm from Stop #20: White House (outside the Willard Hotel) or 7:30pm at Stop #1: Union Station. The Night Tour takes two hours and is not a hop-on, hop-off tour. Please note that Night Tour timings are subject to change without notice. Please check your ticket on the day of your tour for the most current hours of operation. 

Madame Tussauds Admission


Check out Washington DC's best collection of celebrities, sports stars and political figureheads. 

Your ticket includes free admission (with speedy entry) to the world-famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Get to know Washington DC even better by seeing the people who helped define it. Your free Madame Tussauds ticket will complement your Big Bus tour and city experience perfectly. 

Authorized National Park Service Concessioner 


Big Bus Tours gets you closest to meaningful monuments and memorials. 

Big Bus Washington DC is the authorized interpretive transportation services concessioner of the National Park Service and National Mall & Memorial Parks. As the official sightseeing tour of the National Mall & Memorial Parks, Big Bus Tours gets you closer to meaningful monuments and memorials. 

Free Wi-Fi 

Offered on all buses.

Download our free app and plan your day out in the capital, or upload photos and tag your friends - Big Bus makes it easy to stay connected during your sightseeing tour, with free Wi-Fi available on all buses. 

Great Extras 

We've partnered with premium outlets to offer customers delicious free food and drink. 

Show you Big Bus ticket at any Washington DC Corner Bakery Café to receive a free regular-sized coffee with any purchase, and trade in your Big Bus-Garrett Popcorn voucher to receive a free treat bag of Garrett Mix at Garrett Popcorn. 

See all the top Landmarks 

Our carefully designed sightseeing tours take

Our 3 Washington DC Sightseeing Routes


Experience Washington DC's most famous landmarks and attractions with Big Bus Tours. You'll enjoy unique, top-deck views of the capital's best sights, including the White House, Capitol Hill, Jefferson Memorial, Smithsonian Castle, and many more. 

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Blue Loop


Pre-recorded commentary.

First tour from Stop #23 - 9:00am

Last tour from Stop #23 - 4:00pm

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Yellow Loop

Pre-recorded commentary.

First tour from Stop #29 - 9:00am

Last tour from Stop #29 - 4:00pm


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Red Loop

Live guides and pre-recorded commentary.

First tour from Stop #1 - 9:00am

Last tour from Stop #1 - 4:00pm

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Blue Loop

Pre-recorded commentary.

First tour from Stop #23 - 9:00am

Last tour from Stop #23 - 4:00pm

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Red Loop

Live guides and pre-recorded commentary.

First tour from Stop #1 - 9:00am

Last tour from Stop #1 - 4:00pm

See Full Timetable

Blue Loop

Pre-recorded commentary.

First tour from Stop #23 - 9:00am

Last tour from Stop #23 - 4:00pm

See Full Timetable

Yellow Loop

Pre-recorded commentary.

First tour from Stop #29 - 9:00am

Last tour from Stop #29 - 4:00pm

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Red Loop

Live guides and pre-recorded commentary.

First tour from Stop #1 - 9:00am

Last tour from Stop #1 - 4:00pm

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Blue Loop

Pre-recorded commentary.

First tour from Stop #23 - 9:00am

Last tour from Stop #23 - 4:00pm

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LANDMARK

  • The Old Stone House
  • Botanical Garden
  • Smithsonian Castle
  • Hirshhorn Museum
  • Sackler / Freer Gallery
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • The National Gallery of Art
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • The Exorcist Steps
  • The Walter E. Convention Centre
  • American History Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • The Renwick Gallery
  • Bike and Roll Rental
  • Newseum
  • National Geographic Museum
  • Artechouse
  • The Spy Museum
  • American Indian Museum
  • Bureau of Engraving
  • The National Archives Museum
  • Woodrow Wilson House
  • Smithsonian National Zoo
  • St. Matthew’s Cathedral
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
  • Peace Monument
  • Martin Luther King Memorial
  • Library of Congress
  • James A Garfield Monument
  • Ulysses Grant Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Union Station