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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 $45.00
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Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
From $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.

Reviews (279)
1 - 5 of 276 reviews
Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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

1  Thank 8SAB8
Reviewed 1 week ago
DC Night Tour

What a great tour! Our tour guide, Tom Thompson, was amazing! He was so engaging, had great insight, and was a wealth of knowledge about all things Washington DC. I love this tour because it went to so many of the monuments that you would...More

Thank Monica M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fun and Easy

Great way to see a lot in just 2 hours. Nona (tour guide) was entertaining and even kept the attention of my 2 children for 2 whole hours. Mike the driver navigated DC traffic like a pro. It is fun to see everything that we...More

Thank 809erine
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September 13, 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
May 30, 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
April 16, 2018|
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Response from Laura B | Reviewed this property |
Everything is online but our bus left at 7pm, 2 hour tour.