- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Take a guided evening tour of Washington DC’s monuments and memorials -- majestic by day and spectacular when floodlit at night! See the Lincoln Memorial and more from the comfort of a state-of-the-art luxury 30-passenger coach, and discover why Washington DC is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night.
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- See the sights illuminated at night
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Guided city tour
- Transport by state-of-the-art luxury coach
- Hotel pick up and drop off
US Navy Memorial
Returns to original departure point at approximately 11pm
See all the major sights and monuments of Washington, DC lit up for the night on this comprehensive tour of the nation’s capital.
The tour begins at the U.S. Navy Memorial at 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - halfway between the White House and the U.S. Capitol - and will bring you a unique and breathtaking look at our nation's capital!
On your way to the U.S. Capitol Building (the first stop) you pass the National Archives, which houses historic U.S. documents - the original Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. In route, you will also see the Newseum, the Canadian Embassy, and the National Gallery of Art.
Emerging in sight will be the U.S. Capitol, where you'll take in a memorable, two-mile long, panoramic view of the Smithsonian Museums (the largest museum complex in the world), and the Washington Monument (the tallest, freestanding stone structure in the world), flooded with lights – creating an unforgettable experience.
On your way to the White House, you'll pass the U.S. Botanic Garden, Grant's Memorial, The U.S. Navy Memorial, the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice, and the J. Edgar Hoover Federal Bureau of Investigation.
When arriving at the White House, you'll see the Executive Residence of the President and his family, as well as the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This stop also includes a walk past Lafayette Park, honoring the Marquis de Lafayette, leader of French forces.
Next, your next stop is the National World War II Memorial. Along the way, you will see the headquarters of the American Red Cross, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Organization of American States (OAS).
Once finished at the World War II Memorial, you will visit the beautiful Jefferson Memorial – which was built from 1938 –1943 – on the Tidal Basin, lined with cherry trees that were a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan.
Across the Tidal Basin you'll visit the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial – dedicated in 2011; quite a sight, at night!
On the walking part of the tour, you will visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and via a nice stroll along the tree line, you will emerge in front of the Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorials.
On the way to the last stop at the U.S. Navy Memorial, you will, once more, be able to take in a twinkling, and spectacular view of the Washington, DC landscape.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Small carry-on bags are allowed; however it recommended to travel light
- For security reasons, the tour operator reserves the right to search any bags or purses you bring on board
- Please note that most attractions in Washington, DC are equipped with metal detectors at the entrances, and to make your sightseeing experience as seamless as possible, we recommend traveling light on our tours
- A maximum of 30 people per booking
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We met our tour group at the Navy Memorial and boarded the motorcoach there. The motorcoach was very clean and comfortable. John, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of historical information at each stop as well as pointing out different landmarks along our trip route. We stopped at several locations, including the White House, as well as the WWII, Jefferson, Lincoln, MLK, Korean, Vietnam memorials and the Capitol. At each stop we walked as a group to the memorials while our tour guide gave us insights into the history of each one. It was a busy night with other tour groups nearby so at times it was hard to hear him speaking if you were more toward the back of the group. There was more walking than I had anticipated, but that was not an issue for us. I really enjoyed having the driver waiting on us when we were finished with a stop instead of having to wait for the next bus/trolley to come by which is the case with the hop-on/hop-off tours. I felt we had sufficient time to view/explore and take pictures at each stop, but there was a time limit at each one so the tour could remain on time. At the end of the tour, we arrived back at the Navy Memorial and about half of the 24 in our group were being taken back to their hotels. I'm not sure why that option was not made available when I reserved my tickets. Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely take this tour again!
Christopher is the BEST tour guide! I went on a night tour during my first visit to DC (for work) and knew my husband would love it for his first trip so I booked this months ago to make sure we squeezed it into our quick trip. We arrived to the pickup spot and were greeted and ushered onto the bus. The bus was super clean and comfortable. We had a pretty full tour group so Christopher had his work cut out for him! He was SO informative and gave lots of little tidbits along the way, never losing anyone and keeping up with even the stragglers that wandered off at the monuments. This is such a great way to see all the highlights of DC without running around the city on your own. Plus, you get so much more information about the monuments themselves. Christopher was phenomenal and so friendly. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!
Fabulous tour, great guide and beautiful views. Washington looks different in the night with all attractions beautifully lit!
Seeing the DC landmarks by day is educational but with night time lighting is beautiful. This is a bus tour that meets near the monuments. At each stop passengers get out for photos and a closer look. Not recommended for children since it ends at 10:30 PM--the children on our tour were all crying from exhaustion. Loved our tour leader but he needs to speak slower.
We had Henry as our guide and he was PERFECT, knowledge, humor and a true compassion of what he was doing!!
The night tour was great. What a beautiful city and the monuments were fantastic. Tour staff was very friendly and informative.
Anne Marie was very knowledgeable about all of the buildings we passed by and had some "extra" information and stories to share.
It was a wonderful experience. I was able to see all the monuments at night without all the walking! The guide was great and had some really good trivia questions to keep us occupied during the ride.
Our guide Christopher did an amazing job. He was very knowledgable as well as funny. We really enjoyed touring the monuments at night. I highly recommend it for everyone!
Excellent tour. Too fast paced for my father who walks with a cane. Nonetheless, the tour guide and bus driver made sure to take my father to the Vietnam War Memorial and let him spend 30-40 minutes there while the rest of the passengers were seeing the other sites. Kuddos to the driver and guide! Would hightly recommend this tour!
The 3 of us loved our adventure. We were only in town for the evening and I had never been to DC before. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly the monuments were spectacular at night
Tour was great. Buses made it easy to see a lot in just a few hours. Vernon did an outstanding job as the our tour guide. He was very energetic, informative, and just an all around great guy.
The tour started out a little rocky because we had more people than could fit into one bus, so we had to wait for a second bus to take the overfull. After that, everything was great! We lucked out with having two guides, each of whom complemented the other in regards to knowledge. But had great and entertaining personalities as well, which always makes things better. The tour itself was comprehensive and the right amount of time per memorial, building, etc. Very good!
I very much enjoyed the Washington DC Guided Night Tour! Although it was a very cold evening with single digit wind chills, we visited all of the scheduled monuments. The guide gave us the full story at each place and we were limited in time to take photos only by the weather, never the guide. The warm bus was always waiting for us so we were able to warm up in between stops. We even had a full moon which added to the beauty of the monuments.
The tour was a magnificent experience, our guide Henry was excellent and our driver did a fantastic job. I would recommend this to anyone, but if you can get Henry it's a definite bonus.
Tour was very informative and the monuments were very pretty at night all lit up. Bella was our tour guide and did a great job of pointing out specific things while also letting us tour around by ourselves.
The night of the tour it rained none stop. Henry, the tour guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Even though the conditions were not ideal, Henry’s sense of humor made the night very enjoyable. This tour is a must if visiting DC. Visiting the monuments at night is a completely different experience than in the day.
Guided night tour with guides Thomas (driver) and Christopher providing excellent insight into historical background of the city. Only downside was having to sit separately from my partner during the bus moves.
Christopher was amazing!! Very knowledgeable, energetic and tolerant of our group!! Learned a lot from his tour!! Highly recommend!!