Big Bus Tours Washington DC operates 364 Days a year as we are closed on 25th December.
Occasionally, service may be affected by roadworks, city events, poor weather and other unpredictable circumstances.
Tour times are subject to traffic, weather and other events, so please check with a member of staff or check our service information for the most up-to-date Tour scheduling information.
No, you can use your ticket on any date. If you purchase a 2-day you must use it over consecutive days.
Child tickets are available for children aged between 3 and 12 years. Children aged 2 years and under may travel free of charge. Children aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Strollers and pushchairs must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.
No food or alcohol is permitted on board the bus. Please feel welcome to bring non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles.
Big Bus operates wheelchair accessible vehicles that can accommodate a weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that the upper deck on our entire fleet in Washington DC is not wheelchair accessible. Passengers with mobility requirements may not be able to access the upper deck of our buses. Big Bus cannot guarantee the accessibility of the various attractions along the tour.
To request a refund please follow the below instructions:
Please email your request to: [email protected]
Please include the following details:
Customer email address
Date of sale
Order reference number
The reason for requesting refund - please provide as much information as possible.
Enjoy the 45 Wharf Boat Cruise Wednesday – Sunday departing the Wharf between 11:45 am - 7:15 pm.
This water taxi offers direct routes between the Wharf, Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor. Before you board the boat cruise you must get your printed ticket receipt from a Big Bus Representative. Take the printed Big Bus receipt to the Water Taxi ticket booth on the dock and they will assign your departure time. Please arrive 20-30 minutes early to allow time for this.
Location: Dock: Transit Pier, 950 Wharf St SW (Pedestrian access only). Located between Blair Alley SW & 9th St SW. Drop-Off: 950 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC. Closest stop is Stop # 9 which is located at 800 Maine Ave SW (North-East corner of Maine Ave SW & 9th Street).
The International Spy Museum is located at 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington DC 20024.
Open daily from: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Is the Museum appropriate for children and school groups?
Yes! While children of all ages are welcome, those aged 10 and up will gain the most from the exhibitions. Children are encouraged to experience the interactive activities at the Museum marked on the Spy Guide.
The Museum's permanent exhibition and Museum Store are fully wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs may be borrowed at the Information Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are requested to leave a photo ID at the Information Desk while using Museum wheelchairs. Elevators provide access to all floors and exhibits. All restrooms in the Museum complex are wheelchair accessible.
WEAR A MASK.
All guests ages 3+ must wear a mask when in the Museum. Masks must cover the nose and mouth, be secured with ties or ear loops, and fit snugly against the face. (NOTE: Masks with valves and face shields without masks are not allowed. Neck gaiters must have two layers.)
CAPACITY: We will be operating on a strictly limited capacity.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: All staff and guests should practice 6 ft. Social distancing at all times. lnteractives and theaters will be altered to maintain social distancing.
LINEAR FLOW: Separate Museum entrance (Main Lobby) and exit (Spy Store).
Recommended one–way flow in exhibits.
TIME LIMIT: Recommended two–hour time limit for guests.
HAND SANITIZER: We encourage frequent hand washing and are providing hand sanitizer throughout the Museum, including in exhibit spaces and by specific interactives.
DOORS: Hallway doors will be propped open and bathroom foot–door openers installed.
INTERACTIVE: All guests will be given a stylus free of charge to use interactives.
SPY GUIDE: Online version available and encouraged. Maps self–serve only.
CLOSURES: Some interactives, like Hangtime and the Air Duct, have been modified for a contactless experience.
UNDERCOVER MISSION BADGE: No lanyard, self–serve only.
We have adjusted the guest experience to ensure social distancing.
Enhanced cleaning practices have been incorporated. Staff will follow CDC cleaning, training and disinfection guidelines, including purchase and use of products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against COVID–19. The Lobby, the Spy Store, and both floors of the exhibition have dedicated cleaning personnel.
Our HVAC system has been adjusted to utilize 100% outside, fresh air.
Individuals traveling with groups, experiencing COVID–19 related symptoms as described by the CDC, are asked to not visit the Museum.
Please visit spymuseum.org/covidsafety for latest intel.
Discover Washington DC at your own pace with our Classic 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Explore the city's landmarks and attractions, with stops by the capital's most famous landmarks and attractions. Included with your Classic Ticket is General Admission to the International Spy Museum and a cruise on the Potomac with Wharf Sightseeing Cruises.
All guests ages 3+ must wear a mask when in the Spy Museum. Masks must cover the nose and mouth, be secured with ties or ear loops, and fit snugly against the face. Please visit spymuseum.org/covidsafety for latest intel.