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 tours.
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 spring bus tour has a $19 fee.

Sights you will stop at on the Washington DC bus tours:

    • US Capitol Building
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial*
    • US Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima)
    • Air Force Memorial
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • White House*

*These two stops are subject to park closures by Secret Service or road closures, in which case we will only see it from the bus.

From the bus, we will discuss:

  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • WWII Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • Kennedy Center
  • Smithsonian Museums

Our full day bus tour is not running at the moment, but you can book a VIP Best of DC bus tour to visit the memorials, Capitol Building and the Archives. Book your VIP Best of DC full day tour here!

***BUS TOURS ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE. We cannot accommodate wheelchairs or large strollers. If you have a small stroller that can be stored at your feet, that is fine. All persons, regardless of age, by law must have a ticket purchased and seat available. No sitting in laps, however we do not provide car seats.***

***DCbyFoot and its affiliated entities and its employees, shareholders, directors, neither own nor operate any transportation entity or other entity which is to, or does, provide goods or services for tours offered by DCbyFoot. Because DCbyFoot does not maintain any control over the personnel, equipment, or operations of these suppliers, DCbyFoot assumes no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any personal injury, death, property damage, or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of (1) any wrongful, negligent, willful, or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any of the tour suppliers, or other employees or agents, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrument owned, operated or otherwise by any of these suppliers, or (3) any wrongful, willful, or negligent act or omissions on any part of any other party not under the supervision or control of the Operator.  ***

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.

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 Spring Bus tour tour.

When: View our Calendar

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 $19 seat fee for the night 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.***