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Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour

  • See Washington DC’s most popular monuments illuminated at night
  • Sunset views from the double-decker bus
  • Commentary on board provides entertaining historical context
Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
From US$45.00
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Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
From US$45.00
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.
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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Reviews (281)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Totally awesome tour!

On a cold, December night, what crazy person takes a double decker bus tour to see the Washington DC monuments all lit up at night? Answer: a smart person, because this was SO worth the time and money. The guide, Rochelle, was terrific and obviously...More

1  Thank dianeg397
Michael-Ann H, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for such a detailed review! It is obvious you enjoyed your experience and here at Big Bus, the customer experience is essential to our mission. We will share your words with Rochelle and management team. Hope to see you again when the weather...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A money Grubbing Company

Good Day: A group of 10 took the evening tour on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The weather was terrible which prevented some for getting on/off and the windows were either fogged or speckled with rain/snow. The trolly was cold if the windows were open to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JACKPEP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tour guide was great--bus was horrible

We took our three kids, ages 13, 11, and 8, on the night tour of DC at the end of October. Our tour guide was named Cassie S.. She was amazing. She did a great job making everyone feel welcome and did her best to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emily R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Best Tour

Alicia was an awesome tour guide! She was energetic, yet very informative. We got on the tour at the Willard Hotel due to being in the area from our day hop on hop off bus with two different guides. Alicia’s was our favorite and made...More

Thank 512michellemi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
A Must

Although it is advertised that it leaves at 6:30p, apparently that time is for when the “queue” stats to form. We eventually started moving by 7:20pm. The tour itself is very nice to see with live english commentary, and I suggest that you do this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 8SAB8
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13 September 2018|
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Response from SrijanMalhotra | Reviewed this property |
I believe if it's your first trip to DC then you should go for a night tour as that covers almost every part of DC, but yes you could still consult one of the travel guides there. Secondly, depending on where you're staying... More
Gina G
31 May 2018|
Response from MsJennO | Reviewed this property |
Yes! That is what we did. If you buy through the sightseers pass you must check in at Union Terminal for the night tour.
Diane N
17 April 2018|
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Response from Laura B | Reviewed this property |
Everything is online but our bus left at 7pm, 2 hour tour.