Washington DC Bus Tours

DC by Foot is proud to present our newest name your own price tour options – Washington DC bus tours.  We are combining our highly rated walking tours and combining them with a bus.   Our tour guides will narrate on the bus as well as off as they walk you through each memorial and neighborhood.   One driver, one bus and one tour guide means you keep all three for the entire tour. Our Washington DC bus tours will save you time.  There’s no waiting for the next bus.  You will see the sites on our itineraries in a 1/3 of the time it would take on a traditional hop-on, hop-off bus tour.Washington DC Bus Tours

Like our walking tours, our Washington DC Bus Tours operate on the pay-what-you-like model, meaning can decide what your tour guide was worth, or what you could afford, once the tour has finished.   Unfortunately, our bus partners work on a more traditional pay-up-front model. Therefore, there is a charter fee for the bus, a fee we have spread out over the number of seats on the bus.   Our 3.5 hour night tour has a $16 fee and our 6 hour All-in-One Bus Tour comes with a $20.

Sights you and your guide will stop at on the night tour:

  • US Capitol Building
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • US Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima)
  • Air Force Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • White House

Additional sights visited on the day tour:

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (FDR)
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Embassy Row*
  • Georgetown
  • Watergate Hotel*
  • (day tour does not include Air Force Memorial)

Lunch Break at Pentagon City Mall food court.  Click here for a full list of eating establishments.

On both Washington DC bus tours, your tour guide will cover:

  • Washington Monument
  • Kennedy Center
  • Pentagon 911 Memorial

Check out our buses!

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. If you are booking less than 24 hours, please also email us! Unlike our walking tours, we cannot add extra spots so we must ensure that all guests can be accommodated. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Where: All tours meet at the northeast corner of 12th St. and G St. NW, just outside the Metro Center (Blue/Orange) station exit. Your guide will have on a Free Tours By Foot Orange Tshirt or a sign! Tours end at same location. NOTE: Guests interested in traveling with the car-sharing service Uber are invited to use exclusive promo code “DCbyFoot” for a free $20 credit added to their new user account!

Duration: Approx. 3.5 hours for the night tour, 6 hours for the day tour.

When: View our Calendar - our evening bus tour runs weekly until September.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget. There is a $16 seat fee for the night tour and a $20 seat fee for the day tour, which is the cost per seat to charter the mini-bus.  The tour itself runs on the pay-what-you-like model. ***This ticket is only valid for the date and time purchased. As a result of such a low price ticket, we cannot give refunds or exchanges with less than 24 hours notice. All guests must have a seat by law, regardless of age.***