Washington DC Combo Deluxe + Wharf Boat Cruise
Important Information
On which days does the tour operate?

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.

Do I need to specify a date for travel?

No, you can use your ticket on any date. If you purchase a 2-day ticket you must use it over consecutive days.

What is the child ticketing policy?

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.

What is the food and drink policy?

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.

Wharf Boat Cruise

Travel along the Potomac River to see the city’s famous monuments and landmarks, with stunning reflective views of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and more. The cruise is 45 minutes.

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).


To request a refund please follow the below instructions:

Please email your request to: refundsdc@bigbustours.com

Please include the following details: 

Customer name 
Customer email address 
Date of sale 
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The reason for requesting refund - please provide as much information as possible.


Experience Washington DC with our Deluxe Ticket. You'll get a 2-day pass to hop on and hop off our buses, allowing you to explore the capital at your own pace. This ticket also includes our Big Bus Night Tour and a Wharf Boat Cruise.

Please note: At the time of purchase, you will be booking your spot on the Big Bus Night Tour. After purchase, you will need to check-in for any additional services. This can be done via our booking portal or with our on street sales team in your destination.

2 Day Hop-on, Hop-off
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Night Tour
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Washington DC Combo Deluxe + Wharf Boat Cruise
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