Guided tour

Washington DC: National Mall Night Bus Tour

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS

Washington DC: National Mall Night Bus Tour

Activity provider: USA GUIDED TOURS
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 58 per person

Admire the atmospheric landmarks of the US capital, Washington D.C., as dusk settles over the city. Capture the illuminated Jefferson and Lincoln monuments and view the major sights by night.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Marvel at the captivating view of the capital by night
  • Experience the perfect pair to a city day tour
  • Enjoy comfortable, luxurious buses with panoramic views
  • Witness all the major attractions illuminated beautifully by the night sky
  • Get access to insider knowledge on the best photo opportunities
Full description

Admire the atmospheric landmarks of the capital as the sun sets on Washington, DC. Take a trip to the twilight zone with mesmerizing views of the city highlights at dusk. As night falls, all the most famous monuments are lit up, casting a glimmering glow over the city and offering countless photo opportunities.

Begin at the U.S. Navy Memorial, before heading through the half-light to capture views of the White House, the Korean War Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Each monument features special illuminations at night, with regular opportunities to hop off and see the spectacular sculpture work up close.

The full shimmering skyline can be seen at the start and endpoint of your tour, which also includes views of the twinkling Tidal Basin and Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Night tours don’t get much more magical than this, and pair perfectly with a day tour the following day.

  • Access to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • Access to Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Access to Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Access to District of Columbia War Memorial
  • Access to Lincoln Memorial
  • Access to National Mall
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Van, bus / coach
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the United Stated Navy Memorial.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Along with an English-speaking live guide, there are also Spanish and Mandarin audio guides available
    • An upgrade option for this tour is conducted with a luxury glass-top or open-top convertible bus led by a driver/guide
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 123 reviews

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    We took Signature Tours (Moon-Lit tour) and Ellen tour guide was excellent. And bus driver too was great. Thanks Signature tours. Note: if do not want hotel pickup (and wish to meet National Archives) may be better choice. Pickup from hotel is early. If you do a tour ask for one with Ellen, she is great!

    April 12, 2022

    The tour was really great. The tour guide was very friendly and professional. She shared a wealth of knowledge at all the sites and monuments. I highly recommend this tour. Being on the bus and getting off to see the monuments allows you to cover a lot of sites and seeing the monuments light up was really nice.

    January 1, 2022

    Overall great tour, very informative. The description says to bring headphones, but it does not specify that the headphones are only for translation from English to Spanish or Mung. We had a deaf person in our party, and there was no accommodation for her. Be aware, even though this is a bus tour, still lots of walking.

    September 9, 2021

    Product ID: 44718