Night Tour

When the sun sets in Washington DC, the capital city’s many magnificent monuments and memorials are dramatically illuminated against the night sky. On this majestic evening tour, see the most stunning sights in the District from your double-decker bus. Accompanied by your knowledgeable tour guide, you will be able to discover the stories behind Washington’s iconic landmarks. 

Your guide will explain the history of these national monuments and reveal the perfect position to capture the most impressive photos. The panoramic tour includes one stop-off where your guide will hop off with you and take you on a short walking tour of the Lincoln Memorial and Korean War Memorial.


Highlights of this tour include:

- The White House
- Lincoln Memorial
- Martin Luther King Memorial
- Washington Monument
- Union Station
- U.S. Capitol
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- Jefferson Memorial

By the end of this panoramic Night Tour, you’ll understand why tourists and locals alike love exploring D.C. at night!

Departure Location:
Union Station | 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Willard Hotel | 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Departure Time: Daily (Please arrive 45 minutes early)
Spring & Summer: 7:30pm
Fall & Winter: 6:30pm*
*Departure from Willard Hotel is 30 minutes earlier.

Guests MUST check inside Union Station main hall at the Big Bus kiosk 30 minutes prior.

Redemption & Departure Location: After your online purchase you will be redirected to a page with your voucher. An order confirmation, with a link to your online voucher, will also be e-mailed to you within two hours of completing your purchase.

ADA Accessibility: We operate wheelchair accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that our entire fleet in Washington DC is not wheelchair accessible. If you or your travelling partner(s) requires an ADA accessible vehicle, please contact us no less than 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement. We can then arrange for a suitable vehicle to be available at the time and location required. If you require a different type of accommodation, please still contact us no less than 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement so we can make arrangements for an accommodation. Please note that messages left on the office general voicemail do not constitute confirmed arrangements. Please also note that passengers with mobility impairments may not be able to access the upper deck on our buses. We cannot guarantee the accessibility of the various attractions along the tour.

IMPORTANT: Please download and print your voucher. It will feature a code which will be checked by a Big Bus Tours staff member at any Big Bus kiosk inside Union Station.  Union Station is located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington DC, 20002. 

Do I need to specify a date of travel?
When you start your order, you will have to choose the day you believe you are going to use the voucher. However, we do understand that plans change so you have one year from the date of purchase to redeem your voucher.

Can I use my voucher to board the bus?
You must redeem your voucher at the Big Bus DC Tickets Desk - Union Station Main Lobby, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002. Your Night Tour departs from this location.

Once I redeem my voucher, how long do I have to use my tickets?
You must use your Night Tour ticket on the day you redeem your voucher.

What time does the tour start?
Illuminations Night Tour departs once daily at 7:30 pm.

How long does the tour take?
Your tour will be about 2 hours in total.

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Great fun seeing DC after dark!

Reviewed on 12/2/2016, By Karl
A great three hour tour! Brenda gave an excellent tour as our guide. Thanks for the fun evening! We learned a lot and laughed a lot also. I would recommend this tour even if you know D.C., it was great.
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A+ Ride! :)

Reviewed on 9/14/2016, By Beautiful Monuments
We did a night tour and really enjoyed seeing the sites. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about all of the sites. The bus driver was great too! I enjoyed the FDR Memorial because the tour guide actually showed us the way through the memorial and took us to Martin Luther King Jr. It was a beautiful experience to see everything at night.
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Great Night Tour

Reviewed on 8/14/2016, By franny3333
Our tour was really good. Our tour guide was Leanyse and our driver was Pierre. I thought Pierre did a great job driving and Leanyse was very polite, very informative and did a great job explaining all of the sights. I would definitely recommend this tour to one of my friends.

It was hot during this time of the year (August) recommend drinking plenty of water and bringing a few with you on the road trip.

Thanks for a great night in DC!
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Perfect evening with Leanyse

Reviewed on 8/7/2016, By Mary and Trev
We had a fabulous tour of the DC sights. Our guide, Leanyse was exceptional - funny, informative, helpful. A terrific way to see the monuments with the benefit of an expert explaining all the relevant facts. Thanks so much!
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Great Guide & Driver Awful Ticket Reps

Reviewed on 7/2/2016, By Karen
Our guide was great and had a great driver for the tour! But be aware that them taking no reservations, taking tickets online, Groupon and onsite makes for no planning on numbers. The ticket agents were so unorganized and unaware that they caused a 45 min delay to the start of the tour. They even decided not to honor Groupon which 50% of the riders had. Truly needs an improvement on the ticket experience and process.
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Deonder - tour guide

Reviewed on 4/24/2016, By April 24th Noght your
Night tour was great. Deonder was terrific. great personality and very knowledgeable .
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Great way to kick off a DC holiday

Reviewed on 11/2/2015, By Maryln W.
DC Sights provides a wonderful opportunity to not only see the capitol but also learn of its geographical layout and history. Our guide, Ken, a retired Marine, was a wealth of knowledge and very engaging. The monument tour at night was beautiful. This experience is a great way to kick off a memorable DC holiday.
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If it weren't for the cold

Reviewed on 11/2/2015, By Daniel C.
This tour group was very helpful, We enjoyed the crew. The night tour with the open air double decker was tooooo cold for that night. We did not enjoy as much as we could have
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Highly recommended

Reviewed on 11/2/2015, By Erin L.
We highly recommend the night tour. We loved it. It was a highlight of the trip.
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Great experience!

Reviewed on 11/2/2015, By Mario V.
Everything was great, including the night tour guide, Tommy (or John?)
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When the sun sets in Washington DC, the capital city’s many magnificent monuments and memorials are dramatically illuminated against the night sky. On this majestic evening tour, see the most stunning sights in the District from your double-decker bus. Accompanied by your knowledgeable tour guide, you will be able to discover the stories behind Washington’s iconic landmarks. 

Your guide will explain the history of these national monuments and reveal the perfect position to capture the most impressive photos. The panoramic tour includes one stop-off where your guide will hop off with you and take you on a short walking tour of the Lincoln Memorial and Korean War Memorial.


Highlights of this tour include:

- The White House
- Lincoln Memorial
- Martin Luther King Memorial
- Washington Monument
- Union Station
- U.S. Capitol
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- Jefferson Memorial

By the end of this panoramic Night Tour, you’ll understand why tourists and locals alike love exploring D.C. at night!

Departure Location:
Union Station | 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Willard Hotel | 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Departure Time: Daily (Please arrive 45 minutes early)
Spring & Summer: 7:30pm
Fall & Winter: 6:30pm*
*Departure from Willard Hotel is 30 minutes earlier.

Guests MUST check inside Union Station main hall at the Big Bus kiosk 30 minutes prior.

Redemption & Departure Location: After your online purchase you will be redirected to a page with your voucher. An order confirmation, with a link to your online voucher, will also be e-mailed to you within two hours of completing your purchase.

ADA Accessibility: We operate wheelchair accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate weight up to 650 pounds. Please be advised that our entire fleet in Washington DC is not wheelchair accessible. If you or your travelling partner(s) requires an ADA accessible vehicle, please contact us no less than 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement. We can then arrange for a suitable vehicle to be available at the time and location required. If you require a different type of accommodation, please still contact us no less than 48 hours prior to your planned tour commencement so we can make arrangements for an accommodation. Please note that messages left on the office general voicemail do not constitute confirmed arrangements. Please also note that passengers with mobility impairments may not be able to access the upper deck on our buses. We cannot guarantee the accessibility of the various attractions along the tour.

IMPORTANT: Please download and print your voucher. It will feature a code which will be checked by a Big Bus Tours staff member at any Big Bus kiosk inside Union Station.  Union Station is located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington DC, 20002. 

ADULT:

$46.00

CHILD:

$36.00

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  • Double-decker tour of DC under the night sky
  • Mesmerizing views of the monuments and memorials illuminated at night
  • Enjoy reflections of the Jefferson Memorial lights on the Tidal Basin
  • Fully narrated tour with expert guides

Do I need to specify a date of travel?
When you start your order, you will have to choose the day you believe you are going to use the voucher. However, we do understand that plans change so you have one year from the date of purchase to redeem your voucher.

Can I use my voucher to board the bus?
You must redeem your voucher at the Big Bus DC Tickets Desk - Union Station Main Lobby, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002. Your Night Tour departs from this location.

Once I redeem my voucher, how long do I have to use my tickets?
You must use your Night Tour ticket on the day you redeem your voucher.

What time does the tour start?
Illuminations Night Tour departs once daily at 7:30 pm.

How long does the tour take?
Your tour will be about 2 hours in total.

Reviews of Night Tour

Average Rating :

4.8 Based on 21 ratings
  • 5 Star
     16
  • 4 Star
     5
  • 3 Star
     0
  • 2 Star
     0
  • 1 Star
     0

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Great fun seeing DC after dark!

Reviewed on 12/2/2016, By Karl
A great three hour tour! Brenda gave an excellent tour as our guide. Thanks for the fun evening! We learned a lot and laughed a lot also. I would recommend this tour even if you know D.C., it was great.
Was this review helpful ? Yes / No

A+ Ride! :)

Reviewed on 9/14/2016, By Beautiful Monuments
We did a night tour and really enjoyed seeing the sites. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about all of the sites. The bus driver was great too! I enjoyed the FDR Memorial because the tour guide actually showed us the way through the memorial and took us to Martin Luther King Jr. It was a beautiful experience to see everything at night.
Was this review helpful ? Yes / No

Great Night Tour

Reviewed on 8/14/2016, By franny3333
Our tour was really good. Our tour guide was Leanyse and our driver was Pierre. I thought Pierre did a great job driving and Leanyse was very polite, very informative and did a great job explaining all of the sights. I would definitely recommend this tour to one of my friends.

It was hot during this time of the year (August) recommend drinking plenty of water and bringing a few with you on the road trip.

Thanks for a great night in DC!
Was this review helpful ? Yes / No

Perfect evening with Leanyse

Reviewed on 8/7/2016, By Mary and Trev
We had a fabulous tour of the DC sights. Our guide, Leanyse was exceptional - funny, informative, helpful. A terrific way to see the monuments with the benefit of an expert explaining all the relevant facts. Thanks so much!
Was this review helpful ? Yes / No

Great Guide & Driver Awful Ticket Reps

Reviewed on 7/2/2016, By Karen
Our guide was great and had a great driver for the tour! But be aware that them taking no reservations, taking tickets online, Groupon and onsite makes for no planning on numbers. The ticket agents were so unorganized and unaware that they caused a 45 min delay to the start of the tour. They even decided not to honor Groupon which 50% of the riders had. Truly needs an improvement on the ticket experience and process.
Was this review helpful ? Yes / No

Deonder - tour guide

Reviewed on 4/24/2016, By April 24th Noght your
Night tour was great. Deonder was terrific. great personality and very knowledgeable .
Was this review helpful ? Yes / No

Great way to kick off a DC holiday

Reviewed on 11/2/2015, By Maryln W.
DC Sights provides a wonderful opportunity to not only see the capitol but also learn of its geographical layout and history. Our guide, Ken, a retired Marine, was a wealth of knowledge and very engaging. The monument tour at night was beautiful. This experience is a great way to kick off a memorable DC holiday.
Was this review helpful ? Yes / No

If it weren't for the cold

Reviewed on 11/2/2015, By Daniel C.
This tour group was very helpful, We enjoyed the crew. The night tour with the open air double decker was tooooo cold for that night. We did not enjoy as much as we could have
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Highly recommended

Reviewed on 11/2/2015, By Erin L.
We highly recommend the night tour. We loved it. It was a highlight of the trip.
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Great experience!

Reviewed on 11/2/2015, By Mario V.
Everything was great, including the night tour guide, Tommy (or John?)
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  • Double-decker tour of DC under the night sky
  • Mesmerizing views of the monuments and memorials illuminated at night
  • Enjoy reflections of the Jefferson Memorial lights on the Tidal Basin
  • Fully narrated tour with expert guides