Washington DC 'Monuments and Memorials' Guided Night Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Washington, DC
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Tour description

Take a guided evening tour of Washington DC’s monuments and memorials -- majestic by day and spectacular when floodlit at night! See the Lincoln Memorial and more from the comfort of a state-of-the-art luxury 30-passenger coach, and discover why Washington DC is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night.

See all the major sights and monuments of Washington, DC lit up for the night on this comprehensive tour of the nation’s capital. The tour begins at the U.S. Navy Memorial at 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - halfway between the White House and the U.S. Capitol - and will bring you a unique and breathtaking look at our nation's capital! On your way to the U.S. Capitol Building (the first stop) you pass the National Archives, which houses historic U.S. documents - the original Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. In route, you will also see the Newseum, the Canadian Embassy, and the National Gallery of Art. Emerging in sight will be the U.S. Capitol, where you'll take in a memorable, two-mile long, panoramic view of the Smithsonian Museums (the largest museum complex in the world), and the Washington Monument (the tallest, freestanding stone structure in the world), flooded with lights – creating an unforgettable experience. On your way to the White House, you'll pass the U.S. Botanic Garden, Grant's Memorial, The U.S. Navy Memorial, the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice, and the J. Edgar Hoover Federal Bureau of Investigation. When arriving at the White House, you'll see the Executive Residence of the President and his family, as well as the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This stop also includes a walk past Lafayette Park, honoring the Marquis de Lafayette, leader of French forces. Next, your next stop is the National World War II Memorial. Along the way, you will see the headquarters of the American Red Cross, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Organization of American States (OAS). Once finished at the World War II Memorial, you will visit the beautiful Jefferson Memorial – which was built from 1938 –1943 – on the Tidal Basin, lined with cherry trees that were a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. Across the Tidal Basin you'll visit the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial – dedicated in 2011; quite a sight, at night! On the walking part of the tour, you will visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and via a nice stroll along the tree line, you will emerge in front of the Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorials. On the way to the last stop at the U.S. Navy Memorial, you will, once more, be able to take in a twinkling, and spectacular view of the Washington, DC landscape.

What's included

  • Guided city tour
  • Transport by state-of-the-art luxury coach
  • Entry into all of the landmarks scheduled during the tour

What's not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off


  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide