Guided tour

Washington, DC: Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour

Guided tour

Washington, DC: Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour

From US$ 49.50 per person


Discover DC's most famous landmarks from the open-air top of a double-decker bus. See the nation's capital spectacularly illuminated at night with a 2-hour panoramic night tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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Audio guide included
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover DC's most famous landmarks and monuments aboard a double decker tour
  • See iconic monuments illuminated at night, including the White House and Capitol
  • Learn the history of the most significant memorials through digital commentary
  • Capture stunning photos as you travel through the famous streets of the city
Full description

Experience the beauty of DC by night from the unique vantage point of an open-top double-decker tour. Discover the grandeur and significance of the nation's monuments and memorials dramatically illuminated by the city lights. As the official National Park Services tour partner, Big Bus gets you closest to the best DC has to offer: •National Mall •The White House •Lincoln Memorial •Martin Luther King Memorial •Jefferson Memorial •The Capitol Building •WWII Memorial Sit back, relax, and take photos as you learn the history and hidden stories of the Nation's Capital from the entertaining and expert digital commentary (earbuds provided).

  • Double-decker open-top bus tour visiting DC's most famous landmarks
  • Onboard commentary
  • Headphones
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Exchange your voucher at Stop #1 - L'Enfant Plaza (700 L’Enfant Plaza SW – At the crosswalk on NW corner of Spy Museum).

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  The Night Tour is a non-stop tour, not a hop-on hop-off tour
  •  This tour takes place in all weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 226 reviews

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The busses only book enough so everyone has a seat on the top, they passed out new headphones to listen to the informational tour guide, and we got to stop and get off the bus at the Lincoln Memorial for 20 minutes (and a bathroom break). The staff was friendly and the night tour was a beautiful way to experience the monuments. Highly recommended!

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March 29, 2023

Ada was a fabulous driver for our trip. The pre - recorded commentary was interesting. Ada provided a stop at the MLK memorial after we were unable to see the Iwo Jima site- police blocked it. She also provided rain ponchos that came in handy for the last 10 min of the trip! The nite open air bus ride was great! ** Ada escorted us to the Korean War memorial so we could find it and get back in time for departure! We were using crutches to walk! We were afraid to miss the bus! She was so kind and thoughtful.

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March 29, 2023

We took this tour the evening we landed in DC. It gave us a very nice feel of the city, in 2 hours. You only get to see these places from far, sitting on the bus. Only Lincoln Memorial - there is a stop. Later, next day evening we walked around and visited them on foot, after visiting the Smithsonian museums, in the morning. Also recommend the hop on - off bus in the morning - to see things up close.

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March 29, 2023

Product ID: 61880