This hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour takes you to see the most important monuments and landmarks throughout our nation’s Capital. Along the way, you’ll enjoy informative and interesting tour narration aboard double-decker buses offering a bird’s-eye view of Washington’s iconic architecture, grand avenues, stunning bridges, and magnificent green spaces.
Some highlights of the tour include the Washington Monument, the White House, the Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian Institution Museums (including the Air and Space Museum and National Museum of Natural History), the National Cathedral, and more. This tour is the perfect introduction to D.C. for first-time visitors and is a great chance to capture those postcard-quality photos!
Present your DC Pass at the CitySights DC ticket desk in the main lobby of Union Station - 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC. Your 24-hour ticket begins when your pass is redeemed.
Children 3 and older must have a DC Pass or paid ticket. Child tickets are available for purchase at the Union Station ticket desk. Multilingual tours available. Ask on board. Your DC Pass must be redeemed at Union Station for a 24-hour ticket prior to boarding a bus.
Also included: Your ticket gives you access to the red line and the purple line bus routes. The entire tour is approximately 2.5 hours. Operation frequency of the red line is every 20 minutes and the purple every 30 minutes.
The hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour's red loop has 18 stops, including 4 at or near attractions on the Go Washington DC Card listed below:
Monuments Loop (Red)
(5) National Portrait Gallery 8th & F St, NW
(6) Ford’s Theater/ Madame Tussauds/ Grand Hyatt Hotel (10th street side) 10th & F St, NW
(10) L’Enfant Plaza 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW
(18) National Gallery of Art / Newseum 201 6th St, NW
Please note: the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour is a great way to get acquainted with the city, but should not be relied on as a mode of transportation. For quickest transportation between attractions, we recommend you use the Metro.
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Comments about Smart Destinations City Sights 24-hour Monuments Express Tour:
We had so much fun, loved using the pass. So much easier to take the bus than drive around the city looking at the sights.