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. 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
Full description

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.

  • 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 must bring your own headphones

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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 132 reviews

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    The tour was good- but the tour guide wasted so much time rambling on that we didn’t have time to go see the capital. It was 3 hours long- and I wish I would’ve chosen the shorter tour with the open top bus as tour guide kept insisting that everyone put on their masks and no one wore them properly- so it was annoying

    June 19, 2022

    The guide was energetic and knew all the right spots to take the best photos from the tour. He provided A LOT (maybe too much) information about each place, felt we were having information overload with all the details, but I guess this is a matter of personal opinion. What was not ok was that we specifically booked a tour in a glass-top or open-top convertible bus but when we arrived we got the standard bus.

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    June 19, 2022

    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

    Product ID: 44718