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3-Hour Small Group Night-Time National Mall Tour with 10 Top Attractions

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Washington DC’s monuments and landmarks light up after dark, perfect for dramatic views and memorable photos of the capital city. Explore the sights from the National Mall to the White House and key memorials as your guide provides informative narration about each site. Hop off at select sights to get an up-close look with your small-group and guide. This tour includes transport between locations.
  • Visit the White House and National Mall
  • See landmarks illuminated at night
  • Includes transport between sites
  • Small group for a personal experience

What's Included

  • Professionally Guided 3-Hour Night Tour of Washington D.C.
  • Transportation from site to site
  • Stop at 10 DC attractions White House, US Capitol Building and Lincoln Memorial
  • Washington Monument, Vietnam Memorial, World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial & Jefferson Memorial
  • Pass by top DC attractions such as FBI Headquarters, National Archives, Smithsonian Castle
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Storage Space for Wheel Chairs - Scooters

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Grand Hyatt Washington
    1000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

    We meet in front of the Starbucks - 11th & H Street NW in front of the Grand Hyatt - 1000 H Street NW.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide and group at the designated meeting point for your early evening departure, then make your way to the grounds of the United States Capitol. Follow the Presidential Inauguration route down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House, where you can take in the north side of the building and Lafayette Park, and continue to the Treasury Building, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, and the Blair House.

Visit the World War II Memorial, then travel on foot to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, set at the edge of the Tidal Basin. This is the perfect spot to snap a photo of the Jefferson Memorial across the water. Tour the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and walk up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for views back towards the US Capitol.

Make the final stop of the night at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial—your guide can assist in finding a name on the wall, as you hear the individual stories behind the war. This tour concludes at the Vietnam Memorial, close to public transport and National Mall sites.

St Patrick's Catholic Church (Pass By)

We will point out St. Catholic Church as we pass it during the tour. St Patrick's Catholic Church was established in 1794.

Ford's Theatre (Pass By)

We will point out Ford's Theatre as we pass it during the tour.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Our small group night tours start in front of the Starbucks, at the Washington Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street NW.
  • Please make sure that we have your cell phone number. We will text you the day of your tour with your guides name, number and more detailed pick up instructions.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We tour rain or shine.
  • Tour route may change due to construction or road closings.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a truly DC experience, it is WELL WORTH the money!!!
Anne Marie and Steve provides a great tour with lots of information and great dropoff/pickups for great pictures and quick pickups.
Well worth the money, and 3 plus hours of your time!
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Knowledgeable Tour Guides
Lauren_W, Nov 2022
Really enjoyed the tour. Ramon was very informative and shared so much knowledge with us. Great way to see the National Mall!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Lauren- Ramon loves DC and it shows. So glad to hear you enjoyed your three hours with us! Thanks for joining us!
A+++
Charlie_H, Oct 2022
We did the night tour of Washington DC and our host was Ramon. Ramon was super knowledgable about the area, and really fun! Ramon got us round all the sights quickly giving us lots of information and then gave us plenty of time to look around. When looking at tours I was unsure which one to go with but I would definitely recommend this tour. There were 10 of us in the group which allowed us all to ask any questions if needed and were not waiting around for people to return.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Charlie- We love to introduce our guests to DC in small groups- everyone learns from questions yet no time is wasted loading and unloading at our 10 stops. We'll let Ramon know you had fun.
Great Nighttime DC Monument Tour
Diane_V, Oct 2022
Tour guide was very informative & provided ample time to visit each stop. I recommend taking this tour
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Diane- We truly appreciate your kind words and we're happy you had a great time on our 3 hour Night Tour.
Great tour
Lillian_S, Oct 2022
Guide was very knowledgeable. Got to see all major sites with enough time to view them. Easy on and off. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Lillian- Easy on and off is our secret sauce- that plus small groups and great guides and drivers. Many thanks!
Best tour of DC. Amazing...
Colleen_P, Oct 2022
Best tour of DC. Amazing to see these monuments at night. And less crowds. Highly recommend. Great for families. Would book this again.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Colleen- Thanks to you for both your high recommendation, amazing review and those 5 Stars!
Night Time is the Right Time for Sightseeing the Capital!
J_K, Oct 2022
Wow, what a memorable experience. I had no idea that our monuments and memorials (except the Air Force memorial) are open 24 hours. In fact, several of the memorials (the Korean in particular) felt more impactful in the quiet of night. Even with a little rain, this was the perfect time way to see all the highlights of the capital, and I do mean all! I was shocked by how many important places we were able to see without feeling overly rushed at any one stop. Our guide Dustin was very knowledgeable (and in fact his personal relationship with the officer at the Air Force memorial was what got us in when we arrived just before closing!) and the lack of crowds was also a major bonus. One note: the pathway lighting in many of these spots is surprisingly low and I twisted my ankle on transitional paving outside the Lincoln Memorial, so those with mobility and/or vision issues might want to stick with the daytime tours.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
What a heartfelt review of what it's like to experience the National Mall and Memorials on fall evening in the drizzle with Dustin! We agree the Park Service trails are twisty - we are so sorry you twisted your ankle. Many thanks for the 5 Star review - come back and see us for our Day Tour!
Great!!!
Sujay_R, Oct 2022
It was amazing!! Ramon was very polite and informative. If you want to see Washington and know about it’s history, this is the tour to get..
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Sujay- We really appreciate this wonderful review - Ramon really knows DC and loves to show it off!
DC at night is cool
Jean_H, Oct 2022
Had a great time. Recommend this tour. Got to see so many cool things in three hours. Our guide was nice enough to drop everyone at their hotel afterwards.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Jean- DC sites really sizzle at night- Our small vans allow us to be nimble and get real close to the best of them so our guests can see even more! Thanks for the great review!
Highflying recommend!
Erica_R, Sep 2022
Fantastic experience, our host, Ramon, was a wealth of information! Would totally recommend doing this, it’s a whole different way to see the monuments and memorials. (But if they tell you Harry’s is a good place to eat afterwards, DONT Go!!)
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hi Erica- what a great highflying review! We'll let Ramon know how much you enjoyed his tour. Thanks for choosing us!
Dustin was great! Thanks...
Candice_P, Sep 2022
Dustin was great! Thanks for the tour and the information. The sites were amazing to see in person and so pretty at night.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
DC at night is breathtaking - with the monuments lit against the darkening sky... So glad you chose us for your tour!!!
Recommended: fun and informative!
Marilou_G, Sep 2022
I only had a short time in DC and this was the perfect tour to see many things efficiently. Ramon was absolutely fantastic, and took great care of us while sharing his considerable knowledge about the city and its history. Plus he had great tips to see more!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hi Marilou- if your visit is short THIS is the tour for you- we get you to the best, most spectacular monuments in just 3 hours. We'll let Ramon know how much you enjoyed his tour! Thanks for the fantastic review!
Great Experience!
7k5t8wx787, Aug 2022
Corey was our tour guide! We had a great time! Definitely recommend this tour! We had a small group, so we had a chance to see a few more spots than usual. This was our first time to DC, and won’t be our last.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hi- So you had a good time in DC?! When you come back let us show you DC on our Small Group Day Tour- it feels like a different place with all the hustle of politics and business going on! Many thanks for the 5 Star review.
Great way to visit
Greg_Y, Aug 2022
Lots of information on tour. Great way to visit the sites. Several of the sites are dark at night (no fault of the tour)…so be careful with kids or older visitors.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Greg- Thanks so much for those 5 Stars and safe travels this summer!
Great tour!
Karen_F, Aug 2022
Dustin was very knowledgeable. The monuments were beautiful lit up at night. We saw everything we were hoping to see and enjoyed the opportunity to get out of the van and explore.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
HI Karen- We love the way DC is showcased at night with beautifully designed lighting - compliments of the Park Service. Thanks so much for the terrific review and for joining Dustin's tour - he loves introducing guests to our town!
Highly Recommend
Dawn_M, Aug 2022
Great way to see DC in a short period of time. It would be difficult to see that many places , know the history and above all find parking at each place. The drivers knowledge was great , the valet service was worth it. Lots of walking so wear comfy shoes.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks so much for joining us- DC really is a parking challenge- especially the Mall. We’re glad to hear you had fun!
Great night tour
Lisa_D, Aug 2022
This was a great way to see the monuments and learn the history behind them and interesting facts. Unfortunately, there was a rain storm off and on the night we went but our guide Cassie made the most of it and did a great job. Our van driver also did a terrific job given the challenging weather conditions. I would highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Lisa- We agree- DC weather in August can be surprisingly strange. Very hot; very rainy but sometimes just lovely. So happy to hear you had a great time with Cassie on the (rainy) night tour!
Great way to learn about our nation's history
Ray_O, Aug 2022
Fantastic tour with our guide Dustin who was knowledgeable and engaging with the group of 8. It was well-paced and efficient with lots to see and various stops with restrooms available as needed. Rain or dry - it was an excellent experience.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
We'll let Dustin know you had an excellent experience with him on his tour. Many thanks for the 5 Stars!
Worth Every Penny!
GINA_P, Aug 2022
Corey was right on time picking us up. We actually got started a few minutes early because everyone was ready. I loved that our family of four was able to see so many sights in such a short time. There is no way we could have done that without Corey’s driving plus all of his information was a bonus. He even helped us find a family friend’s name on the Vietnam Memorial wall. He had plenty of water and the van was super clean. Would 100% recommend.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Gina- we really appreciate your 100% recommendation- and we'll let Corey know your family loved his tour! Many thanks!
Awesome Monument Tour
Kathryn_G, Jul 2022
What a great way to see the DC Monuments! Dustin was very knowledgeable and made the monuments come alive. Appreciated his help finding a name on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Small group made accessing van really easy. Highly recommend!!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Kathryn- We'll make sure Dustin knows how much you appreciate his Small Group tour and his help at the Vietnam Memorial. Safe travels!
Outstanding Experience
Dennis_A, Jul 2022
We appreciated both our driver and guide. They took great care throughout the tour to ensure we were comfortable, cool and hydrated! It was a very hot even but they made it comfortable for the group. Andy and Kareem were outstanding! So personable and genuine, they made us feel at home! It was a highlight to our Washington DC trip. We would do it again for sure!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Andy is a retired teacher and loves to take care of his groups. We'll let the team know how much you appreciate their tour. It IS hot in DC each and every summer but that ice cold water helps a lot! Thanks for the 5 Stars!
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