Washington DC: Nighttime Open-Top Double-Decker Bus Tour


Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageMultiple
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Exchange your voucher and find your seat on the top or bottom deck; seats are first come, first served. 
As you take off through the Washington DC landscape, lit up for the night, listen to live or recorded audio commentary, depending on whether you travel during the week or on the weekends. 
You'll pass landmarks and highlights such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Memorial, the White House, and many more. Admire the sights and capture nighttime photos, all while enjoying the comparative lack of crowds and traffic.
Finally, after spending several hours seeing the sights, return to your original departure point.


This tour offers the perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Experience unobstructed views from your open-top double-decker bus
Learn insider stories about DC from the recorded or live commentary
Leave all the driving and logistics to someone else


Washington DC becomes even more beautiful after the sun sets. Join us on our 90 minute narrated Night Tour to discover the nation's capital from a whole new perspective.
*The Night Tour takes two hours and is not a hop-on, hop-off tour.
View the seat of the Executive Branch of US government
View and take pictures on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Join us on our 1-5 hour fully-narrated Night Tour to discover the nation's capital from a whole new perspective
View and take pictures at the historic Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial. On the Night Tour only. 15 minute stop. It is glorious at night!
View and take photos from the top of the bus. Experience the memorial wall of lost lives.


Audio Guided Tour Monday - Thursday
120 minute Night tour, note not a hop-on hop-off
Live Guided Weekend tours


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Information

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to secure your seat. Everyone sits up top unless otherwise requested (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
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Customers are advised to download the Big Bus app to find out real-time bus tracking information and Stop location. Alternatively please visit the Big Bus website.
  • Live Guides are available Friday - Sunday Only.

Guide Languages

  • Italian

  • French

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.