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DC Monuments and Memorials Night Tour

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Ride a luxury mini-coach past major landmarks on this night bus tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night.
  • Washington DC night tour by state-of-the-art luxury 30-passenger coach
  • Admire Washington DC’s major attractions and monuments floodlit at night
  • Professional tour guide will hop off with you at each of the 9 stops and walk with you through each attraction
  • Learn more as you listen to your guide’s informative commentary

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Stay comfortable on a luxurious mini-bus as you visit nine of DC’s major sites after dark for photos and insight about the city.

What's Included

  • Guided city tour
  • Transport by state-of-the-art luxury bus - closed-top or open-top/glass-top convertible bus
  • Bottled water
  • Profesional Tour Guide (English-speaking; on and off the bus)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • US Navy Memorial Plaza
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

    701 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004

Start time

07:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Start your Washington DC night bus tour from the United States Navy Memorial. Settle into the state-of-the-art luxury mini-coach, which seats up to 30 passengers, and view DC’s illuminated monuments and memorials from panoramic windows as you pass by.

You’re accompanied by a professional guide on this comprehensive sightseeing tour of the nation’s capital. Listen to interesting commentary about Washington DC history and get off the bus at nine of the top sights to snap photos of main attractions while accompanied by your guide.

See the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Iwo Jima Memorial and more — especially impressive when dramatically floodlit at night!

United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center (Pass By)

Start/End Location

White House

Guided Stop (outside only)

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Convertible buses switch from open-tops to glass-tops between Oct 15 - Mar 15 due to colder temperatures
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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

Seeing these monuments in the night is an absolute must!
Bring good walking shoes and a flashlight (not just your phone).
It's not possible for the buses to park right up front.
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We had accidentally...
Ben_P, Mar 2023
We had accidentally booked our experience a day after what we were trying to do. The crew was accommodating and was able to help us go with a group a day ahead of schedule. The guide was great, we had a wonderful time.
A great way to see the monuments
Mary_P, Mar 2023
Wonderful weather - clear skies, warm temps - made the experience particularly memorable. Especially was moved by the Martin Luther King memorial with all the cherry blossoms blooming. Our guide, Carl, did a wonderful job - lots of information but not overwhelming as he also added his own humor to the info. Maurice, our driver, was extremely patient as traffic was particularly bad - causing the trip to run about 45 minutes late. But, no problem, they made sure we had plenty of time at all the stops.
Best. Tour. Ever!!
Amy_C, Mar 2023
This tour was fantastic! Joey was extremely knowledgeable, funny and approachable. The driver, Tisha (?) was excellent as she navigated the horrible traffic during the Cherry Blossom Festival. We will sign up with the company next time we have visitors. Highly recommend!!
Highly recommended tour for everyone
Ekansh_A, Mar 2023
Highly recommended. Joey and Tsheena were awesome guides. Explained everything clearly and covered almost every building and memorial. Everything made sense after they explained the history related to every memorial and building. One must definitely take this tour in DC
Great tour with an excellent guide!
Bernadette_j, Mar 2023
It was very foggy the evening of our tour, but that made for some unique photo opportunities. Evan was an excellent guide!
Tour guide was excellent. She was wonderful
Neomicia_M, Mar 2023
Well organized. Very pleasant. Enjoyed every minute of it. Guidebwas very knowledgeable. The tour itself is very beautiful
Night of monuments
margaret_s, Mar 2023
Our tour great was great. He was very knowledgeable of the monuments snd history of the times. He had a good sense of humor, and watched out for safety of the group. It was dark and he had good control of everyone. Letting us know how much time and what time we had to be back. The monuments were beautiful at night. After 7 days in DC my 8 year old grandson said this was his favorite experience. He had lots of questions and guide was so nice answering them all.
Tonya_K, Mar 2023
Joe and Nona were very good drivers and full of information. We had a very good time. even though we had toured all of the sites during the day, this was a very different experience going in the evening with all of the lighting. And it was great to learn the interesting facts.
Loved Our Experience
Brent_L, Mar 2023
This was well worth the money! Highly recommend. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and the monuments were beautiful at night, even on a foggy evening
Thumbs up
Annabelle_P, Mar 2023
USA Guided Tours was the best. Our tour guide nick was great. He was knowledgeable and funny. If there was too much traffic he would take us to another site so as not to sit in traffic. He knew all unknown facts about Washington DC , which made it very interesting. Most importantly, the gentleman who signed us in the beginning of the tour waited with another young lady and myself ( we were the only 2 women alone waiting at the US Navy Memorial Plaza for our Ubers). He insisted that he would stay with us until our rides arrived well after 11.:30 PM. Which he did. In my book that’s huge. Thank you again
Nice tour
Cynthia_D, Mar 2023
The tour was very informative, the bus was comfortable and they offered mini bottles of water multiple times 👍 The tourist guide was needing a huge cup of coffee or a retbull 👎 he was so tired, poor guy! Seems he knows a lot but I guess he was super tired, his voice made me sleepy 🥱
Lucky for some
OwenJ_D, Mar 2023
This was the 13th tour we did on this visit. We were extremely happy to have had Dion as our guide. Thank you
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Considering the rain,...
Virginia_M, Mar 2023
Considering the rain, James and his driver did a great job. Got us successfully through a great tour trudging through the rain with professionalism and expertise. Thank you.
Lovely Time!
Audrey_J, Mar 2023
The tour was wonderful but we were there 30 minutes early not knowing in advance the name of the tour bus.. Viator didn’t provide that we were looking for a buss that said Viator.. While waiting we saw a group of people lining up we were there way before so went there and they said you need to get in line and check in.. No announcement when they arrived they were here for this tour.. That wasn’t Cool!
Monuments in a different light
Michelle_W, Mar 2023
Knowledgeable your guide, comfortable ride, and great photo opportunities. Perfect way to see the monuments at night.
Great tour that fell short.
Marcia_R, Mar 2023
I don't know why we lost 25 minutes of the tour due to the bus going back to a hotel to pick up 7 people. I thought everyone had to show up at the pickup place. As a result we missed 2 memorials and were 30 minutes overdue at the end. For the money that was disappointing, but the tour overall was good. I just didn't get my money's worth due to missing the two memorials.
We had a great time! Tour and bus driver were great!
Stacy_S, Mar 2023
We had a great time on the tour, it was chilly, but we made the best of it! Lots of walking involved and in and out of the bus. Lots of great information and fun stories!!
A treasured walk back in time.
Vicki_G, Mar 2023
The commentary provided by Dre. He was very knowledgeable, passionate, and patient with the guests. Getting going on the tour was a bit chaotic but once we got all the folks loaded we were good to go.
Must See Night Tour
Peter_L, Mar 2023
We spent the day at the monuments during the but felt it would be worth a night tour. Absolutely breathtaking views at each stop. There’s something quite special about seeing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial in the evening hours. Lincoln Memorial also is breathtaking. Quite moving how it captures the spirit of a man who never set foot in the memorial. However the view of the Washington Monument, bearing the name of the man who helped found our nation, from the Lincoln Memorial, bearing the name of the man who saved said nation is unreal. Our tour guide and bus driver were the perfect combination of knowledgeable, humorous, and respectful of the need to just soak it all in. Well worth the price of admission.
The driver and the tour...
Patricia_B, Mar 2023
The driver and the tour guide need to be on the same page. Really ran long. Great information though and very pretty.


Product code: 6349NIGHT