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Taking a Bus Tour in Washington DC with Kids at All Ages

Last Updated: March 22, 2023

This is a list of the top bus tours in Washington DC that are great family experiences. The list is being updated on a regular basis.
Monuments by Monlight Nighttime Tolley Tour

Experience the sights of Washington D.C. by night on a guided trolley tour of the city's most popular monuments. Along the way, learn about the fascinating history of the nation's capital.


  • Experience Washington DC’s famous monuments illuminated at night.

  • Enjoy panoramic views of DC from a trolley with special stadium seating.

  • Spend 30 minutes exploring the Lincoln, Vietnam & Korean War Memorials on foot.

  • Spend 30 minutes discovering the FDR & MLK Memorials up close, on foot.

  • Pass the White House, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, and Capitol Hill.

Big Bus Hop-on-Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Explore Washington, DC's famous and historic landmarks with a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket. See the city at your own pace with unlimited access to the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours.


  • Get immersed into the beauty of Washington from an open-air double-decker bus.

  • Visit the famous sights like The White House, Washington Monument, and more.

  • Feel free to explore the routes of Washington, DC on a Hop-On Hop-Off city tour.

  • Choose from 3 different options like a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour ticket.

  • Uncover the history, facts, and stories through expert digital commentary.

Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley City Tour

Discover the best of Washington D.C. on this Hop-on Hop-off trolley tour, with 15 stops at iconic sites across the city. Upgrade to include a tram tour of Arlington National Cemetery.


  • Enjoy an entertaining narrated tour of DC covering over 100 points of interest.

  • Tour at your own pace with unlimited on and off privileges at 25 popular stops.

  • Upgrade to include a tram tour of historic Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Choose between 1-day or 2-day tickets.

  • Download the App for commentary in 7 foreign languages and for GPS bus tracking.

Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour

Discover DC's most famous landmarks from the open-air top of a double-decker bus. See the nation's capital spectacularly illuminated at night with a 2-hour panoramic night tour.


  • Discover DC's most famous landmarks and monuments aboard a double decker tour.

  • See iconic monuments illuminated at night, including the White House and Capitol.

  • Learn the history of the most significant memorials through digital commentary.

  • Capture stunning photos as you travel through the famous streets of the city.

Washington DC Must See Sights Half-Day Tour

See all of the top sights in Washington DC from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Enjoy a jam-packed 3 hours with an expert guide who will get on and off the bus, give you the history and important facts, and leave you with a wealth of knowledge.


  • Learn about Washington DC's main monuments from the comfort of a bus.

  • See the political powerhouse buildings, such as the White House and Capitol
    Marvel at the war memorials.

  • Jump off at strategic sights and enjoy a short guided walk.

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