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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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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.
  • 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
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Reviewed yesterday
Big Bus a fun night

Considering the very large crowd ready to board many buses, the staff handled it very well. Remember to go inside the building to their desk for the tickets. The link they send to e mail is scanned. The tour sites were a complete list a...More

Thank MichaelFLA
Reviewed 3 days ago
History of DC

Our guide Tey and driver Mr Keith were wonderful, Tey was very very knowledgeable explaining the history of DC.

Thank Berva T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I got a 2 day pass which included a night tour. My wife and I turned up at the designated stop 15 minutes before the bus was due to arrive. There was already a queue of people but we weren't to concerned as we believed...More

2  Thank gregmapp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour of DC

We went to DC for 3 days and had a wonderful time. The highlight of our trip was this night tour. Our tour guide Tom Thompson was so knowledgeable and told us about everything we saw. It also helped us to narrow down what we...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A disaster from start to finish!

On Saturday, August 4 my husband and I went to the umbrella/stand to inquire about a tour. The woman said she'd be right back and asked us to WAIT. We waited in the hot sun. After wating for a 1/2 hour, we then saw her...More

1  Thank Cherie K
Kaneeka R, Customer Service Rep at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing Big Bus Tours of Washington, DC. I would like to extend to you my apologies for any inconvenience that you and your guest may have endured while touring with us. We are always looking for ways to improve and make our...More

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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.
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