Guided tour

Washington DC: National Mall Night Bus Tour

Activity provider:USA GUIDED TOURS
Guided tour

Washington DC: National Mall Night Bus Tour

Activity provider:USA GUIDED TOURS
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From US$ 58 per person

Likely to sell out

Admire the atmospheric landmarks of the US capital, Washington D.C. aboard an open-top bus as dusk settles over the city. Capture the illuminated Jefferson and Lincoln monuments and more 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
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Admire the atmospheric landmarks of the capital from an open-top or glass-top bus as the sun sets on Washington, DC. Take a trip to the twilight zone with mesmerizing views of the city highlights at dusk. See the most famous monuments lit up, casting a glimmering glow over the city.

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, along with countless photo opportunities.

Marvel at the full shimmering skyline 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.

  • Bus tour
  • Live commentary
  • Attraction entry tickets

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Meet at the United Stated Navy Memorial.

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  • Convertible buses switch from open-tops to glass-tops between Oct 15 - Mar 15 due to colder temperatures
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 172 reviews

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The seats were too small for me. They need to state very clearly that there is a lot of walking on this tour. A person in our group complained that they could not keep up, because she had trouble walking. The tour guide kept talking in a forward direction as she was walking, so we could not hear what she was saying. When I was able to hear her, she knew a lot of historical information, so she knew what she was talking about. I wish I could have heard everything she said. I also think they should see less monuments and spend more time at some of them. Overall, the tour experience was mediocre due to small seats, we were unable to hear the tour guide at times, and the time spent at each monument was too short (for example, at the Lincoln memorial, we also have a chance to see the Vietnam and Korean war monuments, but were so time limited, we could only see the Lincoln memorial and the reflection pool and not the Vietnam and Korean war monuments.

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May 20, 2023

Jamal was a great guide! He was very knowledgeable and gave details, history, and the meaning behind each monument. He was great at answering all the questions we had. We loved that we were able to get off the bus and go up to the monuments. Perfect way to see them (plus it’s less crowded at night).

October 27, 2022

Christopher was very knowledgeable and funny and personally took us around some of the war memorials. He helped one of travelers find her family member at the Vietnam memorial, it was very touching. He also used humor when one of the ladies on our bus got on the wrong bus! He was great and he dropped us near us near the metro station at the end of the tour so we could easily get back to our B&B. Highly recommend!

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September 25, 2022

Product ID: 44718