Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC, Blue Loop & Red Loop Shuttle in Washington, DC

Historic Tours of America1001 E Street NW,Washington, DC 20001
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With Old Town Trolley Tours, you’ll have the opportunity to see Washington DC’s iconic landmarks, museums, and points of interest at your own pace. Hop on and enjoy a masterfully narrated tour by your knowledgeable guide, and hop off when you want to explore, shop, or dine. Stops on the tour include multiple Smithsonian Museums, the United States Capitol Building, and Lincoln Memorial.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • More than 100 points of interest included on the tour.
  • Hop on and off the trolley at your leisure throughout the day.
  • Also serves as a shuttle to Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Live, expert narration by knowledgeable tour guides.


from Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC
Washington DC has so many important points of interest that for most travelers there is just so much to see and do. Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC makes visiting all the sights in our nation’s capital easy, convenient and fun with fully narrated tours that provide entertainment and fascinating facts about the city and United States history as well as convenient stops where you may hop on and off.

Board the orange and green trolley and visit the United States Capitol Building, the Supreme Court and several of the Smithsonian Museums. See for yourself why so many people are in awe of the Lincoln Memorial and learn the touching stories behind the Vietnam Veterans and World War II Memorials.

Take your time to stroll through the Museum of American History and learn more about Ford’s Theatre and that fateful night when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. The past, present and future are alive on every corner in Washington DC where history has been continually made and where our forefathers worked to protect our freedom.

On Old Town Trolley Tours, you’ll also have time to hop off for shopping, dining and relaxing throughout the city at several of the area’s best stores and restaurants. You’ll feel free to stay as long as you wish at any of the stops along the way—as another trolley will soon come by to pick you up. Enjoy all that Washington DC represents at your pace. For more than 25 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has been the tour of choice for so many guests, young and old, delighting them with our own brand of Transportainment.

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"Fun and Informative"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 19, 2018 NEW
I had a very limited amount of time in DC, so the Trolley Tour was an excellent way to see the Highlights in a quick and reliable manner. The driver, Adam, was so fun and had lots of trivia and facts to share. I highly recommend!
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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
"Great daytime transportation option!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2018 NEW
We were in town for a week and knew we’d be dedicating at least a few days for sightseeing. The pricing was great especially since we got a deal of buy one day and get two free! The maps provided made it easy to plan your on foot excursions to where you could meet up with the trolley/bus again. The busses do have a few step ups so that the seating is graduated for better viewing but would make it a bit more difficult for anyone with mobility issues. The drivers are engaging, some more than others. Although they give you a sticker to wear to make it easier to be recognized getting in and off the bus, some drivers were very particular about also seeing your tickets upon each re-entry. I completely understand but it does hold up the line at times especially with folks who had tickets on electronic devices. Pulling them up is not always quick.
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"very rude expeditor"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2018 NEW
The tour was OK, the driver was very knowlegeable, and the expeditor of the tour was very RUDE. They need to hire people with manners,polite and good communication skills. Having in consideration that this is a tourist tour. Calling the company to let them know and explaining my case they didn't ask for any personal information, I am guessing that they really don't care
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Richmond, Virginia
"Clean and reliable"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018 NEW
Such an easy way to see DC. Friendly drivers with an entertaining view on the history of the Capitol. Start from Union station to get a better idea of how the tour works. There is an information desk which can give you a map and answer your questions.
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Angela H
Monroe, NJ
"More Information, Please!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2018 NEW
We purchased tickets for the Old Town Trolley Tours because they received good reviews and they said it stopped at our hotel. Their brochure said their first tour was at 9:05 in the morning but when we got outside our hotel the doormen advised us that it usually shows up around 10:15. Not wanting to wait that long we took a taxi. We asked the driver to take us to the Trolley’s Welcome Center. He had no idea where it was and asked for an address. Their brochure doesn’t have an address on it! We remembered hearing it stopped at the Union Station so asked him to drive us there. The Trolley has a representative there who told us the trolley would be there around 9am. We waited about an hour- no trolley. Upon asking him to contact the company he found out that the trolley would not be there until 10 am as they were having a training session and were starting late. What a waste of our time, and it would have been a great idea if the company had notified its employees. The rep. had not received any e mails or other info. about the delay. I am happy to say that once we started the tour it was terrific! Unfortunately at the end of the day we found out that their ‘Molly’ (a small van) that goes to the hotels wasn’t available until an hour and a half from the time we got to their Welcome Center (where you get the van), and once again we had to take a taxi to get to our hotel. The company should be up front about their time schedule for the van that goes to the hotels. The tour was terrific but the company needs to be work on its customer service.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC

What does hop on, hop off mean?
Old Town Trolleys allow guests to board and depart the trolley at the stop(s) of their choice. Whether you want to explore a specific area of Washington DC or a particular landmark interests you, you can hop off the tour to discover it. When you’re finished, hop back on at the same stop.

What will we see on the tour?
The tour includes more than 100 points of interest throughout the greater Washington DC area including government buildings, national landmarks, museums, and more.

How often will a trolley arrive at my stop?
Trolleys arrive about every 30 minutes.

What are the hours of operation for the tours?
The first tour begins at 9:00 am daily with the last re-boarding at 4:45 pm.