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Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour provided by Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour

Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
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from RM 186.10 per adult
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from RM 186.10 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 19 Jun 2020
A note from Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Maps and brochures will not be handed out on the service and customers are encouraged to download our Free Mobile App providing extended digital content including map and live bus tracking.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5096DCNIGHT
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
90 minute Night tour, note not a hop-on hop-off
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA Night Tour departs at 7pm nightly, Thursday - Monday. Be advised, in DC, street closures and protests affect timing of routes and availability.
Inclusions
90 minute Night tour, note not a hop-on hop-off
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA Night Tour departs at 7pm nightly, Thursday - Monday. Be advised, in DC, street closures and protests affect timing of routes and availability.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    700 L'Enfant Plaza SW
    700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
    Night Tour departs at 7pm nightly, Thursday - Monday. Be advised, in DC, street closures and protests affect timing of routes and availability.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Big Bus Tours
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    White House
  • 2
    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Jefferson Memorial
  • 3
    U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    700 L'Enfant Plaza SW
    700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
    Night Tour departs at 7pm nightly, Thursday - Monday. Be advised, in DC, street closures and protests affect timing of routes and availability.
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

4.0
555 reviews
Excellent
334
Very good
102
Average
34
Poor
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Terrible
53

Missy S
1 contribution
Not worth the money for the night tour
Oct 2020 • Family
The experience was not worth the price. The driver came to the top of the bus and said something but we could not hear him. There was a recording instead of a person giving the details of the tour, so you could not ask questions. At times you were uncertain as to what you were supposed to be looking at. There were very low hanging branches in many places and you had to duck down so you would not be hit with a branch.
Written 11 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

meme d
1 contribution
Buyer BEWARE
Jul 2020
Buyer Beware.

If you talk to Big Bus tours BEFORE to buy a ticket, they will simply invite you to purchase and answer general questions. AFTER you buy a ticket they will let you know that they are basically running weekends only now.

They know very well that most people aren't in town for multiple weekends, and are simply hoping that you'll buy tickets, then find out, then you'll try to get your money back and they will laugh at you and say no, then you'll give up.

But the good news is that they KNOW they don't have a leg to stand on. I contacted Paypal, disputed, and though they wasted a lot of my time, they didn't try to defend themselves and I got my money back.

Don't trust them. It appears that they don't know how to deal with the Covid issues, and so have decided to try to hustle people instead. Pretty shameful.

I've ridden during "the before times" and it was fine, nothing special, but fine. It's a shame they decided to go that route during the crisis.
Written 20 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ashlynn
1 contribution
Casey and Damien were awesome
Mar 2020 • Family
Casey and Damien provided a wonderful night time tour! Damien was a wonderful driver and even slowed down over a bridge to let us get pics of the city. I thought that was thoughtful and showed he cared about our experience. Casey was very knowledgeable about the city and buildings. I enjoyed all of his “true fun facts”. He was also very funny and slightly sarcastic with some of his jokes which we enjoyed and got quite a few laughs from. Overall great experience. Wish we had done it sooner in trip so we knew where everything was!
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Good Evening, Thank you for allowing Big Bus to provide you with an amazing tour. I'm very pleased to hear that you had Damien and Casey to guide you throughout the city. Please hold on to your tickets for future discounts with us. Warm Regards, Marcale
Written 14 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Candyb62
Stellenbosch, South Africa54 contributions
Washington weekend
Mar 2020
We were met by Beverley at the Big Bus stand on Union station who gave us excellent service and advice. Our stay was only 2 days long so we took the hop-on-hop-off package as well as the DC night tour. Rochelle was our guide on the night tour and she was super amazing, telling us when to get our cameras ready for a shot. We really enjoyed her sense of humour and her knowledge of all the museums and memorials. We so much wanted to ride the yellow line as well because we thought we could visit the zoo, but apparently, the yellow line does not go that far anymore and it only runs on weekends. It would have been helpful to know a bit more on how the app worked as we had so little time to explore, e.g we only realized on the last day that when you look at the middle of your screen on the app , it shows you where the buses are at that point in time and you could gestimate how long it would take to get to your stop. Another guide pointed this out to us and I'm sorry I didn't get her name. Overall it was a good experience and we got to see lots of the capital but not too many museums. Some, like the Smithsonian Natural Sciences one, can take you all day. We also learnt that memorials are buildings or statues with not much information. If you want information, visit a museum. We managed to fit in Madame Tussaud, The Natural Sciences museum and the Holocaust museum and hope to visit all the the other free Smithsonian museums on our next visit.
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Good Morning, Thank you for allowing Big Bus to provide you with an amazing tour. I am glad you got the chance to experience Beverley as your customer service agent. I will be sure to pass the accolades along to Beverley's managers. Please come back to visit soon. If you do, hold onto your tickets to receive 10% off your next purchase. Regards, Marcale
Written 7 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nathan W
1 contribution
Damien and Norm's amazing Trip!
Feb 2020
As a first time DC visitor, my girlfriend bought these tickets for valentines and the trip was fantastic. The amount of information provided by Norm was so informative and amazing it blew me away with the amount of information he knew. Damien's driving was amazing and driving a massive bus in dc is no small task. My girlfriend and I loved seeing the Lincoln monument our only recommendation would be to make the trip longer so we could have seen the Iwo Jima memorial, as well. Overall this was the highlight of my trip and made me excited to return to the Federal City of DC.
Written 29 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Good Morning, Thank you for allowing Big Bus to provide you with an amazing tour. I am glad you got the chance to experience Nur as your Tour Guide and Damien as your driver. I will be sure to pass the accolades along to Nur & Damien's managers. Please come back to visit soon. If you do, hold onto your tickets to receive 10% off your next purchase. Regards, Marcale
Written 1 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen T
Burlington, VT5 contributions
Great night tour
Feb 2020 • Family
Just finished a night tour with Tom Thompson. He has so much knowledge to share it was fun and educational at the same time. If it hadn't been so cold I could have listened to him talk about the memorials all night. Thanks to Tom I know where Washington kept his armies, lol. Definitely recommend the tour and Tom.
Written 27 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hey Karen, Happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour despite the cold. I will be sure to share your review with Tom and the management team. Please hold on to your tickets for discounts on future tours with us. -Michael-Ann H
Written 28 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ariel O
1 contribution
Wonderful Tour!
Feb 2020 • Business
This bus tour was amazing! Our driver, Ms. Gail, handled the city streets masterfully and with ease. Our tour guide, Rochelle, was incredibly knowledgeable about the city's history and was so energetic and funny! I wish she taught classes because I would take them! This comprehensive tour is definitely worth your time. (:
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Good Morning Ariel, I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your night tour with Gale and Rochelle. I will send this review to management so they can receive the proper recognition they deserve. Please hold onto your tickets for future discounts with us. Best, Marcale
Written 23 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bethany B
Ogden, UT1 contribution
Great way to see the city!
Feb 2020 • Business
Only had a short time, so glad we did the tour. Rochelle and Ms. Gail treated us well!!! Loved that she always said “get your cameras ready” as we approached cool views. Rochelle was a wonderful guide!
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Good Morning Bethany, I’m very pleased to hear that Ms.Gale and Rochelle were of great experience on the night tour. I personally love the Night-Tour myself, I love visiting the Lincoln Memorial and seeing the reflective pool. Please hold on to your tickets for future discounts with us. Best, Marcale
Written 23 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tim
2 contributions
Night tour with Tom Thompson
Feb 2020
Outstanding way to experience the beauty of our nation's capitol ! The architecture is so much more dramatic when illuminated , and our guide Tom Thompson, really made the experience with his knowledge and lighthearted wit. VERY MUCH RECOMMENDED!
Written 19 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Good Afternoon, Thank you for allowing Big Bus to provide you with an amazing tour. I am glad you got the chance to experience Tom as your Tour Guide as he’s one of our great vets! I will be sure to pass the accolades along to Tom and his managers. Please come back to visit soon. If you do, hold onto your tickets to receive 10% off your next purchase. Regards, Martavia
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jeannie K
New York City, NY29 contributions
Great tour
Feb 2020
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 .
Written 13 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written 14 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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