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Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour

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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.
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
1: Union Station, Washington, DC 20002, USA
2: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Departure Time
March 5 to April 30: 7:30pm*
May 1 to November 4: 7:30pm
November 5 to March 10: 6:30pm*
*Departure from Willard Hotel is 30 minutes earlier.
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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We booked the night tour. They gave us 2 departure locations , we waited in front of the Willard hotel 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue from 5:50 pm till 7:00 pm and they never showed!No email no phone call , not Evan a number you can call them. Again “ Good Luck “!
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Response from MartaviaB, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Good Evening William, I am very sorry you were not able to utilize the Night Tour. Please contact us directly at infodc@bigbustours.com so we can rectify this situation for you. -Michael-Ann H
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Too expensive for what we've got. The guide was nice but all in all, a 2 hour night bus tour in Washington shouldn't cost 45 dollars.
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Response from MartaviaB, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Good Evening Dangital, Thanks for taking the time to review your experience. Please try our Hop on Hop off day tours the first tour of the day begins at 9am and the last tour currently begins at 4pm. Please present your ticket for discounts. -Michael-Ann H
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We booked this bus tour at the last minute after our original tour cancelled due to insufficient registration. It was a blessing in disguise. Our tour guide, Mr. History was knowledgeable and entertaining. He presented all the information so enthusiastically, it was easy to
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Response from MartaviaB, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hey Mikay, I agree that situations like this one can be a blessing in disguise. I will be sure to share your great review with Mr.History and the management team. Thanks for taking the time to review your experience. -Michael-Ann H
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The night tour was very good. Our guide #Alisha was very knowledgeable but also so so entertaining. She made the tour fun as we learned little known facts about the monuments. Our driver #Shaun was an incredible driver. I was amazed at how she maneuvered the streets of DC. Try
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Response from MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good Morning, Thank you for choosing Big Bus Tours as your sightseeing provider! The Night Tour is my personal favorite. It allows you to see the city more intimately and the staff being amazing puts the icing on the cake. We hope you are able to tour with us again. If so, please hold onto your tickets to receive 10% off your next purchase. Regards, Martavia
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Great tour for a star filled night however bring a jacket as it can get chilly with the wind. Fantastic views on the top deck are good for pictures if the lighting behaves. Really impressed by the commentator, did a nice job and super friendly
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Response from MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello WaterlooDad, Big Bus would like to extend many thanks for using our sightseeing tours and leaving this very informative review! If you happen to visit again, please hold onto your tickets to receive 10% off your next Big Bus purchase. Regards, Martavia
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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