Guided tour

Washington, DC: Open Top Bus Tour By Night

Washington, DC: Open Top Bus Tour By Night

From US$ 54 per person

Explore Washington DC by night on a fully-narrated bus tour. See iconic monuments and historic buildings such as the US Capitol Building and White House, spectacularly illuminated at night.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Discover the grandeur of Washington DC at night
  • See iconic monuments illuminated for the night, such as the White House and Capitol
  • Learn the history behind Washington DC's most significant memorials
  • Capture stunning photos as you listen to the expert commentary
Full description
Experience the beauty of Washington DC at night on a fully-narrated 2-hour bus tour. Discover the grandeur of the US capital after dark at dozens of historic landmarks. Climb aboard a double-decker bus for a drive 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. Discover how the city changes dramatically when the monuments and memorials are illuminated with floodlights. Sit back and relax as you learn the history of Washington from the entertaining and informative commentary.
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bus / coach
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 tour takes place in all weather conditions
    •  Note that there are no night tours on 4th July, 24th December and 31st December
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5

    based on 175 reviews

    Review summary

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    It was good, I guess I expected to see more and some attractions were too dark to even see. Would have thought there would be more lighted attractions and Was attacked by a tree branch once and then almost a couple other times , but overall it was still interesting the parts we could hear. The sound kept going in and out and I don’t think it was totally worth the $72.

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    October 6, 2019

    Guide was exceptional

    The guide for our tour was friendly and entertaining, though I suspect that some of the more humorous tales are more urban legend or myth than fact. However, the guide was clearly passionate, knowledgeable and presented very well throughout the tour. Would recommend for an easy 2-hour jaunt around town (bring some bug spray in the summer).

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    August 27, 2019

    The night was great. It was clear and the humidity dropped. We were on the first bus, so it really wasn’t dark enough until we got to the Lincoln memorial. I think a later bus would be better. Our guide was well informed and humorous. Our driver was efficient and smooth. So, this is what happened. The meeting place sucked. I know it was Union station, but there wasn’t a place to park our bikes. Apparently, the was on the other side, but since we were from out of town we didn’t know that. We locked them to a sign, like the the greeter told us to. They were stolen, 30 minutes before we returned. In line, there was an offensive crazy lady, sitting next to the line and not a part of the tour. She was selling water and was not being respectful that their were children in line. I don’t know if anything could have been done about her, but nothing was done regardless. Others in line were uncomfortable. I feel like they should have been offered somewhere else to wait.

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    August 18, 2019

    Product ID: 61880