Washington DC

Hop-On Hop-Off 21 Stop Trolley Tour + Arlington Cemetery

Washington DC, USA
Washington DC Hop On Hop Off Patriots Trolley Tour
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket

Overview

Get a comprehensive, self-paced tour of Washington, D.C., on this hop-on, hop-off trolley. As you travel through the nation's capital, listen to your guide's engaging narrative, then disembark at any of the 21 stops to explore on your own.
  • Hop-on, hop-off trolley tour of Washington, D.C. and Arlington National Cemetery
  • Includes 21 stops, tour all day at your leisure
  • Transportation to Arlington National Cemetery
  • Live, on-board narration from a guide
  • Trolley can accommodate collapsible strollers

What's Included

  • Live commentary on-board the trolley
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Washington DC and Arlington National Cemetery
  • Children 3 and under are free
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

  • 5/13/2024 - 5/19/2024
  • 5/13/2024 - 5/19/2024
  • 5/13/2024 - 5/19/2024
  • 5/20/2024 - 5/26/2024
  • 5/20/2024 - 5/26/2024
  • 5/20/2024 - 5/26/2024
  • 5/27/2024 - 6/2/2024
  • 5/27/2024 - 6/2/2024
  • 6/3/2024 - 6/9/2024
  • 6/3/2024 - 6/9/2024
  • 6/10/2024 - 6/16/2024
  • 6/10/2024 - 6/16/2024
  • 6/17/2024 - 6/23/2024
  • 6/17/2024 - 6/23/2024
  • 6/24/2024 - 6/30/2024
  • 6/24/2024 - 6/30/2024
  • 7/1/2024 - 7/7/2024
  • 7/8/2024 - 7/14/2024
  • 7/15/2024 - 7/21/2024
  • 7/22/2024 - 7/28/2024
  • 7/29/2024 - 8/4/2024
  • 7/29/2024 - 8/4/2024
  • 8/5/2024 - 8/11/2024
  • 8/5/2024 - 8/11/2024
  • 8/5/2024 - 8/11/2024
  • 8/12/2024 - 8/18/2024
  • 8/12/2024 - 8/18/2024
  • 8/19/2024 - 8/25/2024
  • 8/26/2024 - 9/1/2024
  • 9/2/2024 - 9/8/2024
  • 9/2/2024 - 9/8/2024
  • 9/9/2024 - 9/15/2024
  • 9/16/2024 - 9/22/2024
  • 9/16/2024 - 9/22/2024
  • 9/23/2024 - 9/29/2024
  • 9/30/2024 - 10/6/2024
  • 10/7/2024 - 10/13/2024
  • 10/7/2024 - 10/13/2024
  • 10/14/2024 - 10/20/2024
  • 10/21/2024 - 10/27/2024
  • 10/28/2024 - 11/3/2024
  • 11/4/2024 - 11/10/2024
  • 11/11/2024 - 11/17/2024
  • 11/18/2024 - 11/24/2024
  • 11/25/2024 - 12/1/2024
  • 12/2/2024 - 12/8/2024
  • 12/9/2024 - 12/15/2024
  • 12/16/2024 - 12/22/2024
  • 12/23/2024 - 12/29/2024
  • 12/30/2024 - 1/5/2025
  • 1/6/2025 - 1/12/2025
  • 1/13/2025 - 1/19/2025
  • 1/20/2025 - 1/26/2025
  • 1/27/2025 - 2/2/2025
  • 2/3/2025 - 2/9/2025
  • 2/10/2025 - 2/16/2025
  • 2/17/2025 - 2/23/2025
  • 2/24/2025 - 3/2/2025
  • 3/3/2025 - 3/9/2025
  • 3/10/2025 - 3/16/2025
  • 3/17/2025 - 3/23/2025
  • 3/24/2025 - 3/30/2025
  • 3/31/2025 - 4/6/2025

What To Expect

Make your way to any one of the stops, where you'll climb aboard your transportation for the day. We suggest starting your experience at the Welcome Center to provide the best flow.

Settle in to your seat and begin your tour of Washington, D.C. with informative commentary from your on-board guide. When you reach a stop that interests you, simply disembark and spend as much time as you like exploring. Trolleys arrive at each stop every half hour, and there are plenty of things to see and do at each stop.

This tour also includes transportation from Lincoln Memorial to Arlington National Cemetery as well as a trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery. 

Please see Itinerary section below for the full list of stops.
Hop-on Hop-Off Trolley Tour and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

21 Stops

17 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Operating Schedule: Tours depart every half hour from the Washington Welcome Center (1001 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20004) beginning at 9am until 4pm. Tour operates daily. Shuttle available from Lincoln Memorial to transfer to Arlington National Cemetery for that portion of the tour. Shuttles run every half hour from 9am - 3:30pm

Washington Welcome Center

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

701 Constitution Ave. NW

400 New Jersey Ave NW

Events at Union Station

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

Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center

President John F. Kennedy Gravesite

Arlington Cemetery Future Expansion Area

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Ord & Weitzel Pedestrian Gate

Points of interest passed by on this route

Arlington National Cemetery

White House

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Smithsonian Institution Building

Old Town Trolley Tours

Lincoln Memorial

U.S. Capitol

Jefferson Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

John F. Kennedy Grave Site

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Supreme Court

Library of Congress

National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Collapsible strollers are allowed on the trolley
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible; please advise when booking if you require a wheelchair-accessible trolley
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No emotional support animals or pets allowed
  • Transfer from Lincoln Memorial to shuttle for Arlington National Cemetery Tour

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.

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Reviews

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Great way to see DC
barbara_g, May 2024
The narration which was useful and entertaining. It was easy to get on and then find the next trolley to continue
Check for predictable DC traffic events yourself
Steven_F, May 2024
The morning of Sunday 5th May was the DC half marathon so most of the route the bus would have taken was closed. We booked 10am but the closures were to 12.30pm- quicker to cancel and walk as we had limited flexibility. Not the companies fault but they had accepted our money for something they could not deliver. They promised a full refund
Great experience!
Adam_A, Apr 2024
Great experience. Easy to get on and off and see the sights. Drivers were knowledgeable and helpful and funny! Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
Great experience!
deidramiller, Apr 2024
Birdy was great! The tour was great too. Saw just about everything we wanted to. Good for the old folks in our group to see the things without having to walk. I do recommend getting there when it starts if you want to go to Arlington. That was worth the extra cost for sure!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're glad to hear that you enjoyed Birdy and had a great time! We hope you'll come back for more next time you're in one of our other destinations. You’ll also find our tours in Savannah, Nashville, Saint Augustine, Key West, Boston, San Diego, and Washington DC.
Priceless tour
Elysce_T, Apr 2024
Our second day in Washington DC was packed with excitement and inspiration! We embarked on a trolley tour to explore the city's most significant attractions and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Seeing the Arlington National Cemetery and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider will forever be etched in our memory. Dinner at Chef Geoff's (btw this is one of three restaurants owned by Chef Geoff inDC (who is also Norah O’Donnells husband and was delicious!) added another layer of delight to this already amazing day.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
Just hope you get a good tour guide!
Amy_C, Apr 2024
The actual places we visited were amazing! The tour guides were kind of rude and the last one at the end of the day was just disrespectful by raising her voice telling people to be quiet treating everyone like children.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
I’ve read your review and am sorry to hear that that was your experience. What you describe does not reflect our standards or training procedures. I have forwarded your comments to the General Manager of the Operation, and your experience is currently being looked into. I would like to assure you this is not an example of our company culture or our hospitality training. You can read about our satisfaction guarantee by selecting, "100% Satisfaction Guarantee" on our website, trolley tours dot com. Or go directly to trolley tours dot com/guarantee. We hope to see you again when we can offer a better experience.
Good but disappointing
Annette_V, Apr 2024
It was good, however at one stop the driver didn’t stop but passed us by and we had to wait quite. Long time for the next bus. The stops were not marked well so it was difficult to find where to catch the next bus. Not very organized during busy cherry blossom season when they should know that it will be busy. More buses should be used. This should not be a surprise that it is a busy time.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We would like to hear more about your experience, please contact us directly at guestrelations@historictours.com.
Awesome Tour...Very Knowledgeable and Professional
Alonzo_B, Mar 2024
The associate at the Welcome Center was very helpful and honest. Our Consuctor Birdy (Birdie) was amazing. I did the 3:15'ish tour so we hit some traffic but she communicated well in advance, offered additional options to get back if we decided to hook off towards the end of the evening. Excellent narration, wealth of knowledge, definitely worth the trip! Learned a lot that I thought I knew but really didn't. Thanks Team, and thanks Birdy!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're so happy to hear you had a great time! Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I'm sure our team also loves seeing their names on here. We hope you'll come back for more next time you're in one of our other destinations.
DC hop on bus
Sandra_C, Mar 2024
Our driver was great! Her positive vibes were infectious! The only recommendation I have for tourists is to check the time for the last pick up at the Lincoln memorial.
It’s Not DC Without Old Town Trolley
Lindsay_C, Mar 2024
Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to do DC. 15 incredible stops along a downtown tour filled with popular and interesting historical sights to see. The hop on/hop feature allows you to customize your sightseeing and areas of interest. I was able to see everything on my list in a day and half with a little pre-planning and a willingness to walk around some between stops. This is a popular tourist option, sometimes the buses get full, wait times might get longer than usual but they always call in more shuttles when the passengers aren't hopping on and off as much. It’s all done moment by moment, and traffic will get in the way, come with your patience and kindness because that’s the only way to have a great time here in DC! I highly suggest getting yourself on one of Prince James’s buses and riding it all the way around before embarking on your convenient hop on, hop off feature. He is absolutely, hands down, the best tour guide. They are all great in their own way, and all kind and polite but Prince James was the guide I looked for when hopping back on a bus. He is well versed in both general and alternative historical facts; as well as fun facts sprinkled in and amongst anecdotes and personal stories. This man brings his A game for sure!! Do yourself a favor and invest in your trip to DC with this Trolley service. You won’t regret it, as long as you’re patient and kind, you’re guaranteed to have a great time!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We love reading about our guests' experiences, and our CAST also enjoys knowing that they made your trip memorable. Thank you for taking the time to write this. We hope to see you again next time you visit one of our destinations.
Would use again
Kathy_D, Mar 2024
It was raining and cold this past weekend and we probably wouldn't have got to see much at all if it wasn't for the trolley cars. The drivers were knew the area and were very informative. I learned a lot from them. They were also friendly and nice in every way.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
These are all things we love to hear. Thank you so much for your comments! Our guides and storytellers take pride in what they do. Come visit us again in one of our other destinations.
Very disappointed
Amy_C, Mar 2024
Unfortunately, the tour was running 2 hours late and did not send a message or update. We found out after walking to the welcome center at 9am. Then we walked across the city to get the trolley at the Lincoln monument at 11:00am - it was not there. We waited 40 minutes, and called a few times. They kept saying it was on its way. After wasting 2hours and 40 minutes of our way we decided to forget it! Very disappointed :(.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We were sorry to read you are dissatisfied with our tour. We stand behind our efforts with a Satisfaction Guarantee. You can read about it by selecting, "100% Satisfaction Guarantee" on our website, trolley tours dot com. Or, go directly to trolley tours dot com/guarantee. We hope you will try us again in one of our other services in the future.
Horrible
Georgia_P, Mar 2024
It was promised that the trolleys were coming around every 20 minutes. You would sit at a stop for over an hour and still no one would come. We paid for Arlington national park tickets with our admission and was told when we got on the bus that it’s going to take over an hour to cross the bridge to get there and that we wouldn’t have time to get a ride back because they were stopping picking up at four but in reality they didn’t pick back up at any of the stops at all
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We were sorry to read you are dissatisfied with our tour. We stand behind our efforts with a Satisfaction Guarantee. You can read about it by selecting, "100% Satisfaction Guarantee" on our website, trolley tours dot com. Or, go directly to trolley tours dot com/guarantee. We hope you will try us again in one of our other services in the future.
Too short of hours
amyyalda, Mar 2024
We waiting for 45 minutes for our first bus. Many stops were closed. We only sat on the bus for about an hour total. No hopping on or off because the bus was done picking up people at our stop by 4:00. Not worth all that money for a short trip!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We would like to hear more about your experience, please contact us directly at guestrelations@historictours.com.
Fun in DC
Shannon_P, Mar 2024
Very convenient to use. Educational even with the corny jokes! Had to pay full price for Arlington transfer and tour instead of the half price shown in the flyer and that was disappointing. Arlington was very good. Third time to the area, but it changes and the reminders are enjoyable.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
Good value.
John_R, Mar 2024
Very knowledgeable tour guides and entertaining. Would be nice if all of the stops were advertised when making the booking so you can plan your trip in advance instead of finding out when you board. Would recommend to others.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
Beware the "trolley switch"
Thomas_H, Feb 2024
We didn't know we had to change trolleys to get to Arlington. After waiting for 3 trolleys that didn't go to Arlington, we gave up and took the 15-stop trolleys back to the Visitor Center.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We would like to hear more about your experience, please contact us directly at guestrelations@historictours.com.
Old Town Trolley hop on hop off tour
Deann_F, Feb 2024
Loved the knowledge and humor of the tour guides. I liked the fact I could start the tour at Union Station. Had such a great time!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We are so happy you had a great time with our CAST. We hope you'll visit us again when you visit one of our destinations.
bad
kim_s, Feb 2024
it was awful and didnt go as late as said and paid airlington and didnt /couldnt go. dont use. and reached out customer service and no help
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We would like to hear more about your experience, please contact us directly at guestrelations@historictours.com.
Hop On Hop Off Trolley
Kat_W, Feb 2024
All the drivers were informative about every landmark. But Duke had the best stories. We only got to stop 10 and then got caught up at the Spy Museum (so fun). Need to go back to finish the tour. Will do this again!!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
It's a great compliment to hear that one of our visitors would come back. We'd love to see you visit us again! You’ll also find our tours in Nashville, Saint Augustine, Savannah, Key West, Boston, San Diego, and Washington DC.

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