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Overview
Washington DC transforms at night when its national monuments and memorials are illuminated. Avoid the hassle of navigating the city in the dark with this convenient 2-hour bus tour. The top deck will provide sweeping views that you wouldn’t be able to see on foot, and on-board commentary will give you context as you pass each landmark.
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You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Big Bus Tours
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    White House
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Jefferson Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    U.S. Capitol
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 7
    The Capitol Steps
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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Highlights
  • See Washington DC’s most popular monuments illuminated at night
  • Sunset views from the double-decker bus
  • Commentary on board provides entertaining historical context
  • Convenient pick-up and drop-off from central locations
What to Expect
Start your evening at one of two convenient pickup locations—the Willard Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, or Union Station. Climb aboard and settle into your seat on the top or bottom deck. Seats are first come, first served, so get there early to secure your preference. Depart at sunset, just as the national monuments begin to glow in the evening light. A guide will provide live commentary in English as you pass each point of interest, but recorded commentary is available in a range of other languages. Gain a new perspective on the city as you pass the Capitol Building, Washington Monument, various war memorials, and the White House. Weather permitting, step off the bus at the Lincoln Memorial. The nighttime tour gives you the opportunity to see its striking illuminated pillars reflected in the water opposite the memorial. End the evening back at your pick-up location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Union Station, Washington, DC 20002, USA 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2-hour Night tour, note not a hop-on hop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Big Bus Tours
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Live commentary in English only. Recorded commentary is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Mandarin, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)
  • Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Operation times are subject to change without notice
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jeannie K wrote a review 13 Feb
29 contributions9 helpful votes
Visiting DC for work and this tour was great .the time is perfect for business travel ,Casey the tour guide was informative and the ticket staff friendly .nice way to see the sights if you are on a short trip .
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from MartaviaB, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 3 days ago
Good Morning We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your touring experience with our team and Casey. I will be sure to share your kind review with Casey and the management team. Please hold on to your tickets for discounts on future tours with us. -Michael-Ann H
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M E wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
I will usually do a big bus tour when i visit new cities because i can get on and off and see the major sites. I actually used Big Bus in DC last year and didn't hesitate to do it again this year. Got a great deal buying tickets online...2 days, night tour and madam tussauds for
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from MartaviaB, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good Evening Matty, Thanks for taking the time to review your touring experience, I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. I will be sure to share your review with Nur and the management team. Please feel free to hold on to your ticket for discounts on future tours with us. Michael-Ann H
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Tracy W wrote a review Jan 2020
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My husband and I took the night bus tour the 3rd night we were in DC after a mix-up with the pickup time the first night. Trip advisor and Big Bus Tours were very understanding and allowed us to move our tour to another night. We had Melinda (guide) and Darnell (driver). Both
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from MartaviaB, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hey Tracy, I am glad that you were able to utilize and enjoy the Night Tour after the mix-up. I will be sure to share your kind review with Melinda Darnell and the management team. Please hold on to your tickets for discounts on future tours with our company. -Michael-Ann H
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CHERRY M wrote a review Dec 2019
6 contributions
Had an enjoyable evening. Alicia was well informed, polite & friendly. And Our driver Darnell was great!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from MartaviaB, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 29 Dec 2019
Good Morning Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour! I will be sure to share your review with Alicia, Darnell and the management team. Please hold on to your tickets for discounts on future tours with us. -Michael-Ann H
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nolajackie wrote a review Dec 2019
50 contributions5 helpful votes
A good tour. Tom, our guide was pretty informative with the usual jokes throughout the tour. We stopped to see the Korean, Vietnam, and Lincoln memorials but did not get to explore on our own at all. We stayed on the ground instead of walking up to see Lincoln. I was
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Response from MartaviaB, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 29 Dec 2019
Good Morning Jackie, Thanks for taking the time to review your tour. I will be sure to share your review with Tom and the management team for further review. I would also like to suggest taking our Night Tour where you get 30 minutes to walk around the Lincoln Memorial. -Michael-Ann H
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About the operator
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Jessica G
Buffalo, New York
30
Decent for your money
My 8 year old son and I were in DC for 2 days and wanted to see the sites of the city. I figured an on/off tour
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Jeannie K
New York City, New York
299
Great tour
Visiting DC for work and this tour was great .the time is perfect for business travel ,Casey the tour guide was
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oniel
United Kingdom
91
Fabulous
Hop on hop off was the best I love every minute until the end my favourite stop was Martin Luther King memorial
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stewart p
5018
Great value
Great value for money we got the 2 day bonus ticket which got us into madame tussauds, and a 3rd day bus ticket,
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Janine
20
Non responsive and terrible customer service
I purchased 7 tickets for a tour in DC. The bus broke down and we had to wait for a new one to come. By the time
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D228BFbarbarah
Chesapeake, Virginia
173
Excellent Tour
Did the Red Loop. Excellent! Very informative and great way to get an overview of many of the DC sights - esp the
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Travelttomuch
Manchester, United Kingdom
14472
Good way to see Washington DC, but....
This bus costs less than the international hop on hop off that I had used in other countries. The main difference
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M E
10
Great Value
I will usually do a big bus tour when i visit new cities because i can get on and off and see the major sites. I
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Tracy W
10
Big Bus Night Tour
My husband and I took the night bus tour the 3rd night we were in DC after a mix-up with the pickup time the first
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ActuallyKillian
Dublin, Ireland
194
Pricey - but worth it!
Ok, the short version. Doing a bus tour like this is one of the best ways to see a place like DC and learn about
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