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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$39,00
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Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
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.

Reviews (270)
1 - 5 of 267 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Mixed Opinion

The odds are you will have an excellent experience with Big Bus Tours. Our guide Rae was personable, and did a very good job of making the trip informative and entertaining. Other positives. Big Bus called for extra busses so that the vast majority of...More

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Disappointing experience

When i booked this excursion, it was indicated that tour began at 6:30pm. When we arrived, we were told no, not until 7:30. Night very chilly so we didnt care to sit on upper level of bus. Subsequently we heard NO commentary on sights of...More

Thank Judy D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Overall, very enjoyable!

I want to acknowledge “Cassie” and “Mike”, they were helpful and enthusiastic. Great ride! I would highly suggest this to people of any age, as they were very respectful of everyone’s view for photos.

1  Thank Hannah B
Michael-Ann H, Customer Service REpresentative 2 at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am glad you enjoyed your Tour! I will let Mike Cassie and the management team know that you found them helpful and enthusiastic. If you have any other comments or possibly a questions please feel free to contact me directly at InfoDC@BigBusTours.com. -Michael-Ann Henderson

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tour was awesome, Guide was awesome, Empolyees Not So

This was a great experience because of our tour guide. The people selling the tickets and helping us onto the bus were rude and disrespectful. One lady even told my husband what he was going to do what she said when he asked if we...More

3  Thank bdfritz2018
Michael-Ann H, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Firstly I would like to apologize for how our staff treated you when you initially boarded the bus. This is not how we are trained to interact with our guests .How ever I am glad that your guide was able to bring some turn your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful Trip!

Our guide, RAE, was so knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful! She was great! but the buses earbuds or connection was so bad, so static, that it was so hard to hear Rae's, knowledgeable commentary. It could have been much more enjoyable to have heard every word...More

2  Thank Lynda B
MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for touring with us! We are glad to hear you've enjoyed your sightseeing experience and we'll be sure to check out the sound quality on the buses.

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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
30 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.
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