Washington DC

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

Washington, United States
Washington DC Hop on Hop off Trolley Tour

From US$49.95

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a hop-on hop-off Washington DC trolley tour to explore the nation’s capital at your own pace. The route encompasses the city’s top attractions, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and more. Just hop off at any stop when you want to explore, and then hop back on the trolley to continue around the city. When booking, select a 1- or 2-day pass, according to your schedule.
  • Washington DC Trolley is the easiest way to get around town
  • Exclusive foreign language tour app
  • Hop on and off at any of the stops as often as you like
  • See top highlights with ease including the White House

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This trolley tour stands out for including a stop at the Lincoln Memorial!

What's Included

  • Exclusive foreign language app in seven languages
  • Infants 3 and under are free
  • Food and drinks
  • Earbuds (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

When booking your hop-on hop-off Washington DC trolley tour, select either a 1- or 2-day pass. Then board the trolley at any of the stops (see the Itinerary for a list) to begin your independent sightseeing around DC, with trolleys depart regularly. With easy transportation, you can see the attractions that most interest you at your own pace.

Select either onboard narration in English or, use our exclusive foreign language app to have the tour narrated in your choice of French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, or Japanese. Once you purchase your ticket, download the app and then sit back, relax, and enjoy every sight and sound of the fully-narrated tour through the Nation’s Capital. Earbuds are available for purchase at the Welcome Center.
Washington D.C. Trolley Tour with 15 stops

15 Stops

31 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating Schedule: Tours depart every half hour from the Washington Welcome Center beginning at 9am until 4pm. Tour operates daily.

Washington Welcome Center

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

701 Constitution Ave. NW

400 New Jersey Ave NW

50 Massachusetts Ave NE

First Street Southwest

600 Independence Ave SW

114 Maine Ave SW

International Spy Museum

1398 Independence Ave SW

16 E Basin Dr SW

1964 Independence Ave SW

2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW

1400 Constitution Ave. NW

800 F St NW

Points of interest passed by on this route

Military Women's Memorial

White House

Supreme Court

Jefferson Memorial

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

National Museum of American History

Bureau Of Engraving And Printing

The National Archives Museum

Library of Congress

Ford's Theatre

Union Station

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Washington Monument

National Museum of African Art

National Mall

National Air and Space Museum

National Portrait Gallery

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

U.S. Capitol

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

United States Botanic Garden

White House Visitors Center

National Postal Museum

George Mason Memorial

National Museum of the American Indian

National World War II Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if a wheelchair-accessible trolley is required
  • Voucher holders may board the trolley at the Washington Welcome Center (1001 E Street NW)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Strollers are allowed on the trolley if they are collapsible

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How long is the Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour?

A:The Old Town Trolley Tour is approximately 90 minutes.

Jun 2021

Q:Are the Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour drivers knowledgeable?

A:Yes - all guides are accredited by the city government.

Jun 2021

Q:Is the Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour narrated?

A:Yes, the Old Town Trolley is fully narrated by knowledgeable, expert guides. However, an Old Town Trolley Tour is more than just a narration, it’s an experience! You’ll hear sound effects and much more.

Jun 2021

Q:Are food and drinks allowed on the Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour?

A:Yes, food and drinks are welcome. However alcoholic beverages are not allowed under any circumstance for the safety and comfort of all of our guests.

Jun 2021

Q:Are pets allowed on the Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour?

A:Service animals are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys.

Jun 2021

Q:Are the Washington DC Sightseeing Trolleys handicap accessible?

A:A certain number of the trolleys are equipped with hydraulic wheelchair lifts. Please call the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to your travel date to confirm an accessible vehicle.

Jun 2021

Q:Are the Washington DC Sightseeing Trolleys enclosed?

A:The trolleys are open-air vehicles but have plastic windows that can roll up or roll down depending on the weather conditions.

Jun 2021

Q:What if there is bad weather on the day of my Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour?

A:Tours operate rain or shine, hot or cold, year-round. However, bear in mind that conditions can be harsh, especially in the winter-time. If the tour does not operate due to weather, you will receive a full refund.

Jun 2021

Q:Are the Washington DC Sightseeing Trolleys heated in the winter?

A:Yes. During the wintertime, the trolleys are heated.

Jun 2021

Q:Can I bring my stroller on board the Washington DC Sightseeing Trolley Tour?

A:Yes, strollers must be collapsible and will be stored up front with the conductor. Strollers in the aisle ways would constitute a safety hazard.

Jun 2021

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Traveler Tips

Trip home via GPS was uneventful and leaving D C after noon was best time to avoid traffic
we used this as our means of transportation around the city, it was a good way to get from attraction to attraction and learn a little bit along the way
Would recommend taking this bus tour on your first or second day in town.


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Expectations need to be lower..
James_D, Sept 2023
Didn't exactly deliver what was expected. Drive by were quick and was dropped at union Station to see the Capital bldg. was quite a distance and that was never explained...I expected more..my expectations were set too high
Washington DC Hop on hop off bus
tonjencooke, Sept 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our hip on hop off bus experience. We extended our ticket for a second day. A very good way to get an overall idea about the city. All the drivers were helpful, polite and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend the tour. We also went to Arlington which was a most moving and inspiring time. .
michele_u, Sept 2023
The trolley ride and drivers were great.we paid for the trolley ride around Arlington but were never told they finished at 4 pm so never got to see that...so lost our money.Very disappointed.
Go to the competition!
Sandra_S, Sept 2023
Very disorganized experience that left us stranded at the end of the day due to conflicting information from the company. Cost us additional money to get back to our point of origin. Not a happy customer.
Vacation in Washington DC
Rihana_B, Sept 2023
The hop in hop off tour guides were very informative but I think the cost of the tour is too expensive.
Great experience
gloria_T, Sept 2023
Great experience. The tour guides were knowledgeable and fun. I’d do it again. Relaxing way to tour the city and get to where you want to go.
Informative & Entertaining
Susan_T, Sept 2023
Jewel was awesome! Very informative and entertaining. I recently moved to the area and got a good overview of things in the city.
Krys_L, Sept 2023
The drivers were well versed on all the sites that we were passing by including adding in their own information! They all were great!
The cost was pricey compared to other cities we’ve done. Other people decided against it because it was pricey
Diane_D, Sept 2023
Enjoyed the portion of time we were on and very informative. Made one stop at I Spy and got back on again. However we paid to go to to Arlington Cemetary and we never saw it. We would have gotten off there as well but the driver never went there and it was around 4:30. Went back to home base.
Awesome experience
Shannon_M, Sept 2023
The most memorable part of the trip was the driver, who provided tons of information and made the trip fun by engaging all riders in question and answer. The kids kept talking about all that he said.
The Louisiana crew
Miesha_S, Sept 2023
Prince James was our tour guider & he was exciting! He kept the tour entertaining & gave us a lot of history on landmarks & city. We really enjoyed!!!
very good
Eric_H, Sept 2023
Some times the bus was not always there when they said, but we had a good time. I wish they had more stop.
Good hopper IF you get a pdf first of the brochure
Jonathan_S, Aug 2023
I had a 2 day hopper. Once i discovered where the stops were on day 2 it worked. I stayed at the wharf Hilton and no trolley stop sign on that stop at the nearby Spy Museum, so was confusing. Would have been very helpful to get a pdf of the brochure first! A bit disappointing since I calked in frustration and was emailed the stops but wasnt told my stop had no sign and also not given any directions. . Start at the welcome center and you’ll save yourself some trouble.
Loved the Hop on Hoo off
Andy_V, Aug 2023
Great experience, the drivers all had great knowledge of Washington, but each with there own take and stories
It was very interesting...
Jennifer_D, Aug 2023
It was very interesting to see all the buildings & history of them. Nothing more to say..stupid that you are forcing me to say more
Great tour. Don’t miss the opportunity!
Rebecca_L, Aug 2023
Tour was informative and fun! Points of interest with history were well explained. On time! Great overview of the DC experiences and museums! Very enjoyable.
Day in DC
dianna_w, Aug 2023
The hopp on bus trip was nice but not as expensive as it used to be. Somewhat expensive. I would not do it again
Tour guide excellent (Big...
Kenneth_W, Aug 2023
Tour guide excellent (Big Red)!!!¡!!!!!! Very knowledgeable. Had a great time. Very interesting experience
Not so good
Christina_B, Aug 2023
Unable to use the ticket! I had to buy another one! I am waiting for a refund!! It was so frustrating!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Greetings, If this issue has not been resolved will you please contact me directly at guestrelations@historictours.com.
Great experience, lots of...
leanne_r, Aug 2023
Great experience, lots of information and tips shared by the driver and lots of sights seen. We would recommend this tour!

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