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When it comes to sightseeing in Washington, DC, there’s a lot to see and do and often not enough time. One of the most efficient ways to cover all of your bases, while also offering an opportunity to explore museums, monuments, and other points of interest, is to take a double-decker open-top sightseeing bus tour. With a new departure point on the upper deck of L’Enfant Plaza, Big Bus Tours offers customers a stress-free ride in a clean and safe environment above streets and sidewalks!
Big Bus Tours DC is the official tour bus company for the National Mall. Our tours go past and stop at the major monuments, memorials, and museums in DC. With frequent and varied stops throughout the tour, you can always step off for further exploration. And if you want to capture the scene from a unique vantage point, you can stay on the bus for the entire 90-minute ride. Nothing beats the photo-ops from the rooftop! Begin the tour at L’Enfant Plaza or catch the tour at one of the 13 stops throughout the city. The Big Bus Tours app will give you the exact location and stop times for the day you travel.
Once you have explored some of your favorite memorials and museums during the morning, the afternoon presents a unique opportunity to hop off the bus at the Wharf and take the Water Taxi to any three locations along the taxi route. When you have returned from exploring, hop back on the bus and head to the L’Enfant Plaza stop. There you can catch a bite to eat or use your combo pass to schedule your time with the International Spy Museum.
If you haven’t seen the DC skyline set against a night sky, you’re missing out. One of the best ways to experience the beauty of the nation’s capital is during a night tour. You’ll encounter fewer crowds and the monuments and memorials take on an even more awe-inspiring feeling when lit up at dusk. Note, this tour is not a hop-on, hop-off, however, the tour provides a photo stop at the Lincoln and Korean War Memorial. The route includes aspects of the DC area not available during the day tour including the Pentagon, Rossyln, Georgetown, and BLM Plaza.