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Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Washington DC: 1-Day Patriot Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $39.00
Child (7-12) $35.00
The Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Washington DC 1-Day Patriot Tour Ticket is one of the best ways to get to know Washington DC and see all of the top sights around the National Mall. Each bus has live narration by a professional guide, so you’ll learn all about the city’s history, culture, and more while the guide directs your attention to famous landmarks along the way – making sure you see it all.

Your ticket lets you ride the Red Loop for a comprehensive tour of DC's National Mall where you'll see the expansive green park, iconic monuments, Smithsonian museums, and more. You’ll have the flexibility to hop-on or off at any of the 20+ included stops along the route so you can explore an area by foot or visit popular attractions. In addition to live, English commentary on all buses, there are 8 pre-recorded languages available for the tour.

Popular stops along the way include:

  • US Capitol & Botanical Garden
  • Air & Space Museum
  • Washington Monument West
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Newseum
  • White House
  • & More
The Washington DC Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Washington DC: 1-Day Patriot Tour tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Present your pass at any Big Bus kiosk at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue. The Big Bus representative will give you your Big Bus ticket.

Ticket pick-up is available from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Your Big Bus ticket starts at time of redemption. You will need to show only your Big Bus ticket to the driver when boarding a Big Bus. Please note, you may redeem your pass for a Big Bus ticket only once per life of card.


Open Daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. See Big Bus DC website for extended seasonal hours.


Service may occasionally be disrupted due to severe weather, major city events, or festivals outside of the control of Smart Destinations or Big Bus.


The Patriot Tour includes the Red Big Bus loop. See the Big Bus website for a map of this route and nearby attractions. Multi-lingual recorded tours available; ask your bus driver. Factors such as traffic or weather can lengthen the amount of time between each stop so please plan accordingly.


Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

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