Big Bus Tours

Free Entry with The Sightseeing Pass

Normal Entry Price: Adult $45.00 - Child $35.00

Big Bus Tours with The Sightseeing Pass

    • The Red Loop is the official tour of the National Mall, stopping at the major Smithsonian Museums and the Nation’s famous monuments and memorials. The tour features live, English-speaking guides, alternating with pre-recorded commentary, available in 8 languages

What You Get

  • Sightseeing DAY Pass holders can choose EITHER the Big Bus Classic Ticket 1 Day Hop-on Hop-off Tour (Red Loop) OR the Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour.

    Sightseeing FLEX Pass holders get a free Big Bus Classic Ticket 1 Day Hop-on Hop-off Tour (Red Loop), but cannot choose the Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour as one of their choices.

How To Redeem

Redeem your pass at 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW (at crosswalk on NW corner of Spy Museum)

Groups: Notify us at least 72 hours in advance of a group’s arrival and arrive 45 minutes in advance of our departure time.

ADA accessibility: We operate wheelchair accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that our entire fleet in Washington DC is not wheelchair accessible. If you or your travelling partner(s) requires an ADA accessible vehicle, please contact us no less than 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement. We can then arrange for a suitable vehicle to be available at the time and location required. If you require a different type of accommodation, please still contact us no less than 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement so we can make arrangements for an accommodation. Please note that messages left on the office general voicemail do not constitute confirmed arrangements. Please also note that passengers with mobility impairments may not be able to access the upper deck on our buses. We cannot guarantee the accessibility of the various attractions along the tour.

Hours

  • Big Bus Classic Ticket 1 Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: Tours run Thursday to Sunday from 10-5 pm.

    First Bus: 10:00am from Stop #1: L’Enfant Plaza
    Last Full-Circuit Tour: 5:00pm from Stop #1: L’Enfant Plaza
    Last Bus: 5:00pm from Stop #1: L’Enfant Plaza
    Full Circuit Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes (approx.)
    Bus Frequency: every 60 minutes.

    Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour: Tours run Thursday - Sunday at 7:30pm from 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW (at crosswalk on NW corner of Spy Museum) – Guests MUST check in 30 minutes prior to departure.

Getting There

Big Bus Tours

700 L'Enfant Plaza SW (at crosswalk on NW corner of Spy Museum)

Telephone: 877-332-8689

  • Closest Subway
  • Federal Center SW
  • Closest Bus Stop
  • 700 L'Enfant Plaza SW (at crosswalk on NW corner of Spy Museum)

Big Bus Tours

Free Entry with The Sightseeing Pass

Normal Entry Price: Adult $45.00 - Child $35.00