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Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour provided by Big Bus Tours

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Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
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.
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    Big Bus Tours
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    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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  • 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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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
700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, 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 travelers can participate
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Missy S wrote a review Oct 11
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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
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Pioneer55569874446, General Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
We apologize for your experience. Unfortunately we do not supply live guides as advertised on our website and app. As much as we try to avoid the trees, we are not responsible for their maintenance. Although it is a very limited occurrence when it happens, the few low branches on route can certainly can be a distraction from the wonderful privilege of being on a safe 2 story open top bus.
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meme d wrote a review Aug 2020
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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
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Pioneer55569874446, General Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
I am sorry for your experience. It would be helpful to know who provided you wrong information? Fortunately our app is correct with operating hours. Covid has amended our hours but that information is clearly outlined on our website and app. I hope you will try is again.
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Ashlynn wrote a review Mar 2020
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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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded Mar 14, 2020
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
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Candyb62 wrote a review Mar 2020
Stellenbosch, South Africa54 contributions5 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded Mar 7, 2020
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
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Nathan W wrote a review Feb 2020
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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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded Mar 1, 2020
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
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No mask no distancing
Bus is completely packed with no enforcement of masks or distancing. Regretting getting on this tour. Otherwise i
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I pre-bought tickets from Groupon. I did download the app, even though I'm not that into apps or on-line coupons,
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The web site is wrong showing a stop at Union Station, although the app, I latter learned, is correct. We used Lyft
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Saved our feet
We did a different tour earlier in the day. After walking miles on our own, we decided to book with the big bus tou
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Call it the Big Bus Hunt!
Give better directions on were the bus stops are! and times they should arrive. Finding the Bus was a disaster. We
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Buyer Beware- NO REFUND
I purchased a ticket direct from their app. The app didn’t mention when I purchased the ticket or while using it th
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IDEAL WAY TO EXPLORE THIS AMAZING CITY
Hop on, hop off tours with open-top deck of a Big Bus is the best way to see this great city. It is essential to ge
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Always A Good Ride
Whenever I travel, I look for a Big Bus Tour. They provide great tours and you get to see some many sights. I love
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BEWARE OF TICKET PRICES
My wife and I along with two friends took the Red Bus loop earlier this month (March). The BB rep. at Union Station
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CAN NOT BE TRUSTED
I WOULD ADVISE ALL TOURISTS TO AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS. I was told to leave bus due to Coronavirus and woul
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Corona 2020 Virus Trip
2 Families for a total of 15 of us had an excellent time on the Big Bus Tours in Washington Dc on the night tour..
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Great Way To See DC
If you’ve never been to DC before there is tons of walking! Using the big bus get you to all the sites and saves a
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TERRIBLE Cheat Company
Bought tickets weeks in advance. Bought two 2 day tickets including night tour of DC. Tickets were sent to us wit
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Pia S
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Don't think I would go again
The bus is convenient especially if it is cold and you want to go and see things. The first bus we were on had a re
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Horrible Tour, Horrible Customer Service
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