Washington DC

Hop-On, Hop-Off Patriot Tour (Red/Blue Loops Only)

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Duration 1 day




The Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour includes the Red and Blue Loops, covering the heart of DC, a total of 26 stops!


  • See all the major DC landmarks and monuments. 27 stops total.
  • Make the most of the fantastic, unobstructed views from the top of the bus for the best photo opportunities in the city
  • Hop on and off at your leisure, customizing your own ideal DC experience
  • Last double decker leaves Union Station at 4 p.m., and you should be able to ride until roughly 6 p.m.


  • Ability to purchase tickets, and thus begin tour, at any of 27 stops
  • Hotel pick-ups on the route include the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill ---- 400 New Jersey Ave. NW; and The Liaison Capitol Hill --- 415 New Jersey Ave NW. This is stop 21 on the Red Loop.
  • Unlimited hop-on, hop-off privileges for duration selected
  • Live commentary
  • Open Top Double Decker Bus with Air-Conditioned Lower Floor


  • Attraction Admissions
  • Food or Beverages

Please Note

  • Buses run daily, every 30 minutes, with the first departure at 9 a.m. and last departure at 4 p.m. from Union Station, finishing between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
* Please bring a copy of your voucher to any of the 27 bus stops and present it to the bus hostess. It will then be exchanged for a ticket.
  • Children under 5 ride free!

50% of reviewers liked this tour
Nov 12 2016
Could not get into the bus upon arrival as my voucher had to be approved by big bus customer service as the purchased was made at gray line web site
Sep 19 2016
First time user of the bus tour service and my wife and I were thoroughly pleased. Courteous and Prifessional. We highly recommend this company. The best way to see any city!!!


The Big Bus Patriot Tour includes the Red and Blue Loops, covering a total of 27 stops, including many of the must-see sites in DC!

RED LOOP (First Departure from Union Station at 9 am; a coach departs every 20-30 minutes and a full loop takes two hours)

1. Union Station
2. U.S. Capitol and Botanical Garden
3. American Indian Museum
4. Air and Space Museum
5. Smithsonian Castle
6. Washington Monument West
7. Bureau of Engraving and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
8. Jefferson Memorial
9. MLK and FDR Memorial
10. Lincoln Memorial South and Korean War Memorial (Getting off here gets you near BLUE LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
11. Lincoln Memorial North and Vietnam Memorial (YELLOW LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
13. Washington Monument East
14. American History Museum
15. Natural History Museum
16. Newseum
17. Portrait Gallery and Spy Museum
18. City Center
19. Ford's Theatre & Madame Tussauds
21. National Archives and National Art Gallery
22. Liaison & Hyatt Hotels

BLUE LOOP Only (Buses come around every 30 minutes)

23. Washington Monument West (the main transfer point for the Blue Loop, first bus leaves at 9 am, RED LOOP SWITCHOVER POINT)
24. Lincoln Memorial South & Korean War Memorial
25. Lincoln Memorial North & Vietnam War Memorial
26. Arlington National Cemetery
27. Pentagon City Mall

Redemption Instructions

washingtondc@grayline.com • 1-877-332-8689 • For Big Bus Tours: Present a copy of your printed electronic voucher to a bus hostess at any of the 27 bus stops or stops on the appropriate color loop to receive your tickets. No confirmation call is required. You DO NOT need to come to Union Station to redeem your vouchers. However, if you plan to start from there, you DO NOT need to go upstairs to the Gray Line office; you can simply present your voucher to a Big Bus representative at their Main Level kiosks, or out front, where their buses are waiting. Call the 1-877 number if you have questions regarding times, location of stops, when the next bus is arriving, etc

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