Washington DC

DC Monuments and Memorials Night Tour

Badge of ExcellenceWashington, United States
Washington DC Guided Night Tour

From US$58.00

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Washington DC night tour by state-of-the-art luxury tour bus

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 high-end 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)

White House

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

U.S. Capitol

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National World War II Memorial

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jefferson Memorial

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lincoln Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Korean War Veterans Memorial

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • 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.

Traveler Photos

See more

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.


4,014 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 4,014 reviews
Fast paced
Stacy_D, Sept 2023
Great informative tour but fast paced. Expect to walk quite a bit. Guides were knowledgeable and it was amazing to see monuments at night.
Great experience with one disappointment
Madeline_C, Sept 2023
Overall great experience to see so many monuments! Only 4 stars because there was a disappointment that we were really far away from the Capital and the White House so I wish it would have been stated upfront that those would be viewed from a distance.
Wonderful tour with a great guide!
Angela_M, Sept 2023
Our tour guide Deion was amazing! Great tour and the best way to see the monuments:) Would highly recommend this to friends and colleagues.
A Worthwhile Tour
Dana_K, Sept 2023
Seeing the district and memorials at night was a beautiful and touching experience. The views are most breathtaking in the evening. Our tour guide (Brittany) did a great job, sharing great trivia and getting us to and from each of the 9 sites without making us feel rushed.
Washington DC - beautiful on a perfect weather evening.
James_K, Sept 2023
An open top vehicle on a perfect weather evening seeing a city for the first time. This was a great intro to the Monuments. Three hours is the right length of time.
Book now! Beautiful and awesome!
Kimberly_R, Sept 2023
TAKE THIS TOUR! You won’t regret it. BRITTANY our tour guide was awesome and knowledgeable. Made it super fun!!
DC Mall Wonderland under the moonlight
Peggie_H, Sept 2023
It was beautiful and our tour guides were awesome Brittany was very knowledgeable and kept us laughing. We loved her. Our driver was very courteous and kept us safe. We had fun. Thanks
Belinda_S, Sept 2023
Brittany and Sean were awesome guides. All of the memorials and monuments were presented with wonderful knowledge and humor. Would highly recommend!
Definitely worth it!
Yazmin_A, Sept 2023
I was a little nervous as a first time traveler to Washington and to top it off, doing it alone. Sean and Kareem made this experience an unforgettable one! Their generosity, positive outlook/friendliness, and history knowledge definitely made this tour an unforgettable one. The way they set up the guide was memorable as details were given at every stop and not just while on the bus. They are the reason why I have decided to visit again soon with family. I want them to experience this tour as I did. I want to extend kudos to them both!
Good overall
Sharon_S, Sept 2023
Great fun! I would recommend springing for the upgraded bus though. It was hard to see inside the bus with the tinted windows. But otherwise, it was fantastic. We had a great tour guide, and we got to get off the bus several times to take pictures and see the sites up close.
Fantastic!!! Don't miss
Alan_B, Sept 2023
Cassie was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide! We had a great time. Walking wasn't terrible but be advised that you will do quite a bit. Reflections on the water were simply gobsmacking!!! For this price, don't pass this up!!!
Great tour
Aaron_M, Sept 2023
Great narration Convenient drop off next to each monument (These are excess words to meet minimum word count)
Kareem and Jamal were GREAT!
Lori_T, Sept 2023
Kareem, the tour guide, provided great insight and information and Jamal, the driver did a great job getting us to location sites swifly.
This tour was amazing and...
Monique_C, Sept 2023
This tour was amazing and very informative! A must when you’re in the DC area! The guide Christopher was fabulous!
Fun and Educational
Judy_R, Sept 2023
Cassie was AWESOME so was Ray. Cassie was so knowledgeable and fun. I learned at lot . Cassie cared about where he passengers were from and acknowledged every group.
DC tour
Michelle_C, Sept 2023
Chris was a great entertaining tour guide and the tour hit all the main attractions of DC. The length was the right amount of time
“Feel like an American”
Eleni_K, Sept 2023
My most memorable moment was when I visit The Lincoln Memorial which was built to heal national divisions caused by the Civil War and Jefferson memorial the "Author of the Declaration of Independence and Justice. Father of the University of Virginia. A unique memorable moment was As I walked across the 9/11 monument museum at World Trade Center at New York and I was overcome with emotion. I lost my best friend there “Ted” and he was my main point of visit. A lost friendship which comes with the loss of long inventory of fond memories. Any loss can cause lingering pain but the “memory” of all souls is the healing process. The feelings that I experienced on that day will stay with me forever. It was a moment I will cherish and remember for the rest of my life.
Fabulous, highly recommend
Lisa_H, Sept 2023
Fabulous guide, really fun trip and great value for money. Absolutely 5 star would give it 6 if I could!
Great set of stops!
Clayton_Z, Sept 2023
Great experience overall, although the PA the guide was using was very crackly, and not all seats are created equal - we got stuck on the side where it's only 1 seat in a row so my wife had to sit in front of me, which wasn't ideal. Monuments and memorials were amazing though!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you for your feedback about our vehicles. We will have the transportation manager take this into consideration as they onboard new vehicles.
Great tour with an even greater tour guide
Jesenia_D, Sept 2023
Our tour guide Dion was amazing. The wealth of knowledge that man possesses is beyond mind blowing. It was such a great time and visiting the monuments at night is different but very enjoyable. I shaved a star off just because the bus we were in had graphics on the outside of the windows which made it really hard to see out of them especially at night. Other than that, phenomenal experience, highly recommend

Compare Similar Experiences

1 / 3
No Photo
DC Monuments and Memorials Night Tour


3 hours
Free Cancellation
No Photo
Private Tour to see the Monuments and Memorials in Washington DC


1 hour 20 minutes
Free Cancellation
No Photo
DC Monuments and Memorials Tour


3 hours
Free Cancellation
No Photo
Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour


3 hours
Free Cancellation

Explore Similar Things to Do