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The Monuments Express Tour (Hop-on Hop-off)

24-hour hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tour pass featuring the capital city’s top monuments and landmarks. Plus, FREE ticket for Arlington National Cemetery and Pentagon loop.
• Option to add on one top DC attraction. Choose from museums, tours and restaurants.


If you want to see Washington DC’s top attractions but have limited time in the nation’s capital, the Monument Express Tour is your answer. Let our narrated tour lead you on a journey to Washington’s top landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and numerous other sites on the National Mall and in surrounding areas. Our fleet of double-decker buses offer prime views of Washington’s unique architecture, grand avenues, stunning bridges and magnificent green spaces.

Most importantly, you’ll be able to hop off the bus at 16 designated stops along the Landmarks and Monuments (Red Loop) tour, giving you the freedom and flexibility to spend time at attractions that interest you the most. Tour highlights include:

• The White House
• U.S. Capitol
• Washington Monument
• FDR Memorial
• Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
• Lincoln Memorial
• World War II Memorial
• Vietnam Veterans Memorial
• Korean War Veteran's Memorial
• Supreme Court of the United States

Bonus Tour: Arlington National Cemetery and Pentagon (Purple Loop)
Your 24-hour bus pass also includes the chance to visit the Arlington National Cemetery. These historic grounds are the final resting place for over 400,000 fallen soldiers. The beautiful and somber cemetery is known for its seemingly infinite rows of small white headstones on rolling green hills. Here, you’ll be able to see the Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and visit the Kennedy gravesite.

On this loop, you’ll cross the Potomac River on the grand Arlington Memorial Bridge and see the Pentagon, which is virtually a city in itself, employing 23,000 Department of Defense workers.

Add-on Attraction Choices
If you choose to add on an additional attraction, pick from this list of popular sites:
• Madame Tussauds DC – popular wax museum featuring all 44 presidents
• International Spy Museum – unique attraction with a focus on espionage
• Newseum – award-winning museum dedicated to the first amendment
• Myths and Misconceptions Walking Tour - inside the National Museum of American History
• $15 at Buca di Beppo – authentic Italian cuisine served family style
• National Geographic Museum – the National Geographic Society’s museum showcases scientific and cultural discovery
• 'Bike and Roll' Bike Rental – an easy way to see the sights and get some exercise

Redemption & Departure Location:
After your online purchase you will be redirected to a page with your voucher. An order confirmation, with a link to your online voucher, will also be e-mailed to you within two hours of completing your purchase.

IMPORTANT: You must exchange this voucher for your boarding pass at the CitySights DC Ticket Desk at Union Station Main Lobby prior to boarding your bus. At the ticket desk, simply show your voucher on your mobile phone or bring a printed copy.

CitySights DC Ticket Desk at Union Station Main Lobby: 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Macy’s Metro Center
1201 G St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Departure Time:
Departs 9:00AM-4:00 pm daily. Buses run every 30 minutes (Red Loop) and every hour (Purple Loop).

Available Tour Languages
Chinese Engish French German Hebrew Italian Korean Mandarin Portugese Russian Spanish

1. Union Station - 50 Massachusetts Ave, NE

2. US Capitol North - Peace Circle at 1st St.

3. US Capitol South - Garfield Circle at 1st St., SW

4. National Air & Space Museum - 6th St., SW & Independence Ave (Transfer Here: National Harbor Shuttle/ Tanger Outlet Loop)

5. National Portrait Gallery - 8th & F St. NW

6. Ford’s Theater/Madame Tussauds/ Grand Hyatt Hotel (10th street side) – 10th & F St., NW

7. White House – 1401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. Stop at Willard Hotel (Transfer Here: Washington National Cathedral/ Georgetown Loop)

8. Holocaust Museum – 204 14th St., SW

9. National Ferry Harbor Cruise – 1300 Maine Ave. S.W

10. L’Enfant Plaza – 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW

11. . Smithsonian Castle/Metro – 1385 Independence Ave, SW

12. Jefferson Memorial – 701 E. Basin Drive, SW

13. Lincoln Memorial – Lincoln Memorial-Daniel French Drive, NW

14. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial– 121 W. Basin Drive, SW (Transfer Here: Pentagon & Arlington National Cemetery)

15. World War II Memorial – 17th St. & Constitution Ave, NW

16. National Museum of American History –14th St. & ConstitutionAve, NW

17. National Museum of Natural History 10th St. & Constitution Ave, NW

18. National Gallery of Art/Newseum – 201 6th St., NW

How long do I have to use my Monuments Express Tour pass?
You’ll have 24 consecutive hours to use your pass, starting when you redeem your voucher at the CitySights DC Ticket Desk at Union Station in Washington, DC.

What does unlimited hop-on, hop-off access mean? Can I get off anywhere?
With unlimited hop-on, hop-off access you can hop off the bus at any of the designated tour stops along the route, spend time walking around or exploring attractions, and get back on the bus at the same stop or any of the other designated stops listed on our map. You can do this an unlimited number of times within the specified hours for each tour. There are 16 stops on the Landmarks and Monuments (Red Loop) route and 2 stops on the Arlington National Cemetery (Purple Loop) route. View tour stops and route map here.

You can not hop off at locations other than our designated hop-on, hop-off tour stops.

Do I need to specify a date of travel?
No. When you start your order, you will have to choose the day you believe you are going to use the voucher. However, we do understand that plans change so you have one year from the date of purchase to begin using your pass. After one year, it will expire.

Can I use my voucher to board the bus or visit an attraction?
No. You must redeem your voucher at the Citysights DC Tickets Desk - Union Station Main Lobby, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002.

Where can I start the tour?
After redeeming your voucher, you may use your ticket(s) to board a bus and start your tour at any of the hop-on, hop-off stops. To see the full list of stops, view our map.

How long will I have to wait for the next bus?
Our double-decker buses run every 30 minutes (Red Loop), every hour (Purple Loop) and every 2 hours (Yellow Loop). Please be advised that times can vary due to traffic conditions..

Is the tour commentary available in my language?
We have narrated tours available in: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean and Russian.

How long is each tour?
Your tour length varies based on the route. We have 4 double-decker bus routes. The tour lengths, listed below, do not include optional time spent off the tour bus at hop-off locations.

Monuments & Landmarks (Red Loop): 1.5 hours
Washington National Cathedral & Georgetown (Yellow Loop): 2 hours

How long will I have to wait for the next bus?
Our double-decker buses run every 30 minutes. Please be advised that times can vary due to traffic

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it was an ok tour

Reviewed on 11/10/2014, By harold
i was forced onto the tour by my wife. i dont really care for sight seeing so i didnt really enjoy myself that much. if you do enjoy it then youll probably enjoy this tur
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Great option when time is a factor

Reviewed on 8/20/2014, By anniesanders
The Monuments Express Tour was a great choice for us. We were only in DC for a couple of hours and this tour looked like the perfect tour for us. In our short time we were able to see The White House, Smithsonian Institution, Holocaust Museum and many other famous landmarks. Were so glad we went on the Monuments Express Tour.
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Cant wait for my next tour!

Reviewed on 8/20/2014, By alex.godin
These narrated tours are a great way to get familiar with DC and see a lot of things you cannot cover quickly on foot. We did the Red Loop Tour where we saw The White House, Washington Monument, The National Cathedral and many other Historical Sights. I can’t wait for my next trip to DC so I can do the other loops.
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Exactly what we wanted

Reviewed on 8/18/2014, By Raymond B.
This Washington bus tour offered exactly what we were hoping for.
Spending one whole day jumping on and off the bus we were able to see and visit all of the DC landmarks we wanted to.
I will definately take this tour again the next time I'm in Washington DC.
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24-hour hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tour pass featuring the capital city’s top monuments and landmarks. Plus, FREE ticket for Arlington National Cemetery and Pentagon loop.
• Option to add on one top DC attraction. Choose from museums, tours and restaurants.


If you want to see Washington DC’s top attractions but have limited time in the nation’s capital, the Monument Express Tour is your answer. Let our narrated tour lead you on a journey to Washington’s top landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and numerous other sites on the National Mall and in surrounding areas. Our fleet of double-decker buses offer prime views of Washington’s unique architecture, grand avenues, stunning bridges and magnificent green spaces.

Most importantly, you’ll be able to hop off the bus at 16 designated stops along the Landmarks and Monuments (Red Loop) tour, giving you the freedom and flexibility to spend time at attractions that interest you the most. Tour highlights include:

• The White House
• U.S. Capitol
• Washington Monument
• FDR Memorial
• Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
• Lincoln Memorial
• World War II Memorial
• Vietnam Veterans Memorial
• Korean War Veteran's Memorial
• Supreme Court of the United States

Bonus Tour: Arlington National Cemetery and Pentagon (Purple Loop)
Your 24-hour bus pass also includes the chance to visit the Arlington National Cemetery. These historic grounds are the final resting place for over 400,000 fallen soldiers. The beautiful and somber cemetery is known for its seemingly infinite rows of small white headstones on rolling green hills. Here, you’ll be able to see the Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and visit the Kennedy gravesite.

On this loop, you’ll cross the Potomac River on the grand Arlington Memorial Bridge and see the Pentagon, which is virtually a city in itself, employing 23,000 Department of Defense workers.

Add-on Attraction Choices
If you choose to add on an additional attraction, pick from this list of popular sites:
• Madame Tussauds DC – popular wax museum featuring all 44 presidents
• International Spy Museum – unique attraction with a focus on espionage
• Newseum – award-winning museum dedicated to the first amendment
• Myths and Misconceptions Walking Tour - inside the National Museum of American History
• $15 at Buca di Beppo – authentic Italian cuisine served family style
• National Geographic Museum – the National Geographic Society’s museum showcases scientific and cultural discovery
• 'Bike and Roll' Bike Rental – an easy way to see the sights and get some exercise

Redemption & Departure Location:
After your online purchase you will be redirected to a page with your voucher. An order confirmation, with a link to your online voucher, will also be e-mailed to you within two hours of completing your purchase.

IMPORTANT: You must exchange this voucher for your boarding pass at the CitySights DC Ticket Desk at Union Station Main Lobby prior to boarding your bus. At the ticket desk, simply show your voucher on your mobile phone or bring a printed copy.

CitySights DC Ticket Desk at Union Station Main Lobby: 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Macy’s Metro Center
1201 G St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Departure Time:
Departs 9:00AM-4:00 pm daily. Buses run every 30 minutes (Red Loop) and every hour (Purple Loop).

Available Tour Languages
Chinese Engish French German Hebrew Italian Korean Mandarin Portugese Russian Spanish

ADULT:

$24.00

CHILD:

$14.00

WAS $39.00 | $29.00
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1. Union Station - 50 Massachusetts Ave, NE

2. US Capitol North - Peace Circle at 1st St.

3. US Capitol South - Garfield Circle at 1st St., SW

4. National Air & Space Museum - 6th St., SW & Independence Ave (Transfer Here: National Harbor Shuttle/ Tanger Outlet Loop)

5. National Portrait Gallery - 8th & F St. NW

6. Ford’s Theater/Madame Tussauds/ Grand Hyatt Hotel (10th street side) – 10th & F St., NW

7. White House – 1401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. Stop at Willard Hotel (Transfer Here: Washington National Cathedral/ Georgetown Loop)

8. Holocaust Museum – 204 14th St., SW

9. National Ferry Harbor Cruise – 1300 Maine Ave. S.W

10. L’Enfant Plaza – 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW

11. . Smithsonian Castle/Metro – 1385 Independence Ave, SW

12. Jefferson Memorial – 701 E. Basin Drive, SW

13. Lincoln Memorial – Lincoln Memorial-Daniel French Drive, NW

14. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial– 121 W. Basin Drive, SW (Transfer Here: Pentagon & Arlington National Cemetery)

15. World War II Memorial – 17th St. & Constitution Ave, NW

16. National Museum of American History –14th St. & ConstitutionAve, NW

17. National Museum of Natural History 10th St. & Constitution Ave, NW

18. National Gallery of Art/Newseum – 201 6th St., NW

How long do I have to use my Monuments Express Tour pass?
You’ll have 24 consecutive hours to use your pass, starting when you redeem your voucher at the CitySights DC Ticket Desk at Union Station in Washington, DC.

What does unlimited hop-on, hop-off access mean? Can I get off anywhere?
With unlimited hop-on, hop-off access you can hop off the bus at any of the designated tour stops along the route, spend time walking around or exploring attractions, and get back on the bus at the same stop or any of the other designated stops listed on our map. You can do this an unlimited number of times within the specified hours for each tour. There are 16 stops on the Landmarks and Monuments (Red Loop) route and 2 stops on the Arlington National Cemetery (Purple Loop) route. View tour stops and route map here.

You can not hop off at locations other than our designated hop-on, hop-off tour stops.

Do I need to specify a date of travel?
No. When you start your order, you will have to choose the day you believe you are going to use the voucher. However, we do understand that plans change so you have one year from the date of purchase to begin using your pass. After one year, it will expire.

Can I use my voucher to board the bus or visit an attraction?
No. You must redeem your voucher at the Citysights DC Tickets Desk - Union Station Main Lobby, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002.

Where can I start the tour?
After redeeming your voucher, you may use your ticket(s) to board a bus and start your tour at any of the hop-on, hop-off stops. To see the full list of stops, view our map.

How long will I have to wait for the next bus?
Our double-decker buses run every 30 minutes (Red Loop), every hour (Purple Loop) and every 2 hours (Yellow Loop). Please be advised that times can vary due to traffic conditions..

Is the tour commentary available in my language?
We have narrated tours available in: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean and Russian.

How long is each tour?
Your tour length varies based on the route. We have 4 double-decker bus routes. The tour lengths, listed below, do not include optional time spent off the tour bus at hop-off locations.

Monuments & Landmarks (Red Loop): 1.5 hours
Washington National Cathedral & Georgetown (Yellow Loop): 2 hours

How long will I have to wait for the next bus?
Our double-decker buses run every 30 minutes. Please be advised that times can vary due to traffic

Reviews of The Monuments Express Tour (Hop-on Hop-off)

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4.5 Based on 4 ratings
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it was an ok tour

Reviewed on 11/10/2014, By harold
i was forced onto the tour by my wife. i dont really care for sight seeing so i didnt really enjoy myself that much. if you do enjoy it then youll probably enjoy this tur
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Great option when time is a factor

Reviewed on 8/20/2014, By anniesanders
The Monuments Express Tour was a great choice for us. We were only in DC for a couple of hours and this tour looked like the perfect tour for us. In our short time we were able to see The White House, Smithsonian Institution, Holocaust Museum and many other famous landmarks. Were so glad we went on the Monuments Express Tour.
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Cant wait for my next tour!

Reviewed on 8/20/2014, By alex.godin
These narrated tours are a great way to get familiar with DC and see a lot of things you cannot cover quickly on foot. We did the Red Loop Tour where we saw The White House, Washington Monument, The National Cathedral and many other Historical Sights. I can’t wait for my next trip to DC so I can do the other loops.
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Exactly what we wanted

Reviewed on 8/18/2014, By Raymond B.
This Washington bus tour offered exactly what we were hoping for.
Spending one whole day jumping on and off the bus we were able to see and visit all of the DC landmarks we wanted to.
I will definately take this tour again the next time I'm in Washington DC.
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