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Washington, DC: Big Bus Open-Top Panoramic Night Tour

Washington, DC: Big Bus Open-Top Panoramic Night Tour

From US$ 54 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 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience a feast for the eyes as you see Washington from an open-air bus
  • 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 Washington, DC on an open-top sightseeing tour at night. Discover the grandeur of the nation's monuments and memorials dramatically illuminated by the city lights. Climb aboard a double-decker bus for a journey down the dramatic National Mall, flanked by the White House and Jefferson Memorial. From the dome of the US Capitol Building to the World War II Memorial, you'll see Washington, DC at its most enchanting. Sit back and relax as you learn the history of Washington from the entertaining and expert digital commentary.

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  • Transport for activity duration: Bus / coach

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    Meeting point

    Exchange your voucher at L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • This is not a hop-on hop-off tour
    •  This tour takes place in all weather conditions
    •  There are no night tours on 4th July, 24th December, and 31st December
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5

    based on 220 reviews

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    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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    September 12, 2022

    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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    August 24, 2022

    I really enjoyed the night tour. It was great seeing everything lit up and it went past many places. The one thing to be careful for is low lying branches that will hit you if you don’t duck. The driver told people but sometimes the came quick. I would recommend.

    August 18, 2022

    Product ID: 61880