Washington DC

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

Washington, United States

From USD 44.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • 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 Travellers 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
  • Trolley & Arlington Cemetery Tour does not include transportation to Arlington National Cemetery
  • 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

32 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 Thursday through Sunday (winter schedule)

Washington Welcome Center

Washington DC Welcome Center/Ford's Theater/Peterson House

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

White House/White House Visitor Center/WWI Memorial

701 Constitution Ave. NW

National Archives (West/East Gallery of the NGA, Navy Memorial)

400 New Jersey Ave NW

Japanese American Memorial/Hyatt Regency

50 Massachusetts Ave NE

Union Station/Smithsonian Postal Museum

First Street Southwest

US Capitol (Botanic Gardens, Supreme Court and Library of Congress)

600 Independence Ave SW

Air/Space Museum, Museum of the American Indian/Eisenhower Memorial -

114 Maine Ave SW

International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum

1398 Independence Ave SW

Washington Monument, Smithsonian Museums and Castle, Holocaust Memorial Museum and Bureau of Engraving and Printing

16 E Basin Dr SW

Jefferson Memorial/George Mason Memorial

1964 Independence Ave SW

Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial/Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial -

2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW

Lincoln Memorial/Vietnam Veterans Memorial/Korean War Veterans memorial/World War II Memorial

1400 Constitution Ave. NW

National Museum of American History/National Museum of African American History & Culture/National Museum of Natural History

800 F St NW

National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum (temp closed for Holiday Market)

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
  • Strollers are allowed on the trolley if they are collapsible
  • Most travellers can participate

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 cancelled 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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Traveller 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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Take the hopper!
David_W, Mar 2023
We caught the cherry blossoms before they peaked, enjoyed the smaller crowds of a Monday visit to DC, and were greatly entertained (and learned a few things) by the various shuttle drivers! First time to try the hopper and would highly recommend it as The Way to enjoy the sites at your leisure!
Don't waste your money!
Andrea_M, Mar 2023
They only took us to 5 stops. There weren't any opportunities to get back on. Traffic was terrible and it took forever to go anywhere. You're better off saving your money & walking.
We booked tickets for Sund tour. 24hrs before tour was to start, we cancelled booking, as unwell. No refund
sadia_r, Mar 2023
Unfortunately , there is no response to the customer service number which one is supposed to contact for cancelling a ticket for unexpected health reasons. DO NOT BOOK IN ADVANCE is my advice despite the price gouging.
They should have canceled!
Theresa_A, Mar 2023
We have enjoyed our experience on your tours in the past, but although I was assured the we would be able to jump on and off to see the sites, we were told that we were not assured someone would be stopping by to pick us up. Many of the stops were passed by. I feel we should be given credit for another day.
Well Worth It for First Timers!
Tanesha_S, Mar 2023
Excellent way to get around DC to capture the sites and history at your own leisure. My family had a great experience. Highly recommend!
A complete disappointment
Michelle_B, Mar 2023
Extremely disappointing tour. Our tour was split between 2 drivers. The first driver (Hollywood) was informative and friendly but the second driver (Ryan)absolutely made this trip miserable. He was rude and short with the riders. He also insisted on leaving his driver window open despite the fact that is was cold and raining and the riders were clearly freezing. We threw in the towel at the Air and Space museum. Feel completely cheated out of our money and what should have been a great experience.
Robert_P, Mar 2023
Great way to get around, easy access to points of interest. Tour drivers were FANTASTIC! They were interactive and very informative regarding the history of Washington DC. We will use them again.
DC Hope on Tours
Cindy_B, Mar 2023
Excellent tour guides. Especially, Duke and Batman. Excellent knowledge about the area and un known information.
Was great to have a bus...
Jeremy_D, Mar 2023
Was great to have a bus that stopped and you where able to get off and explore the stop. The drivers were very knowledgeable.
Wouldn’t Hop and Off Again
Laura_H, Mar 2023
Our last driver was wonderful, the 2 before him were terrible guides. They talked too fast, acted bored. Not informative. They were 30 min late to the stop , then 2 buses came at the same time. We were waiting out in the cold thinking they would be there any minute. Then they took us to the starting point made us change buses told us to get on the bus across the street, she was on break, it was terrible and confusing. With Ubers all over, we will use those next time. Too much time is wasted waiting for, and trying to time just right, using the Hop on Bus.
Stacy was great! Learned...
Marianne_M, Mar 2023
Stacy was great! Learned a lot. I beed to plan a trip when I have more time. We had a great time on our time available.
ALISON_M, Mar 2023
The family was excited to see the city, however, the excitement was a let down: 1) there was a marathon the day of the tour, which means, late start (Ie: 11:00am). Understand this was a scheduled activity, although, I wasn’t made aware until arrival at 9:00am of the delay until for a 11:00am start. 2) due to the late start and notice, we decided to walk ahead to each stop. Once the trolleys started to roll at 11:00am, we couldn’t find the “trolley stop” sign to access the hop on and off feature. The whole journey was a bust, we never got on the paid tour, instead walked over 7 miles (valuable to our step count). Just irritated with the late correspondence, time duration, and lack of signage.
A great experience!
Natasha_C, Mar 2023
I was in town on a business trip that allowed me to be in town over the weekend. I found this trip online and gave it a try. It didn’t disappoint. There was so much to see that I don’t think I got to see it all. I would definitely do this trip again.
History tour.
Deborah_M, Mar 2023
I enjoyed seeing the Capitol building and the Korean War memorial. I also liked hearing about the history of a lot of the buildings.
Knowledgeable, entertaining, and humorous
Peter_C, Mar 2023
I booked this for an afternoon when we were just arriving in DC, did not have much time, but my 12 year old wanted to see the buildings. I do not normally "do tours." I must say I was *very* impressed. Sasha was a delight. Knowledgeable, entertaining, and humorous. I was surprised at how much we learned and how fun it was. I would highly recommend this and will be returning.
Wonderful Experience.
Terri_T, Mar 2023
Buckeye was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. I really enjoyed myself.
Great time
David_L, Feb 2023
Great experience - great way to see the city and not worry about driving ! Driver very knowledgeable
Good tour guide and...
Judy_L, Feb 2023
Good tour guide and plenty of varieties of places the tour guides did a good guide and explain lots of things that are not in history books
We love the live...
Kellie_P, Feb 2023
We love the live presentation. Ryan was wonderful. It’s an affordable way to get around DC while hearing some history and facts about the city. The hop on, hop off gives flexibility to your day.
Great alternative to Metro/see the sites
Keri_P, Feb 2023
What a great way to start off your trip! Gives a high level overview of some of the key sites/attractions in the area, with the added facts from tour guide. The hop on/off option is a great alternative to using the Metro - with convenient stops at key locations. We got on at Stop 2 and rode all the way to Stop 14- was a great way to see the city and learn some cool facts on the ride. Our driver Duke was friendly and hospitable.