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Many DC landmarks light up after dark, so exploring at night is a great way to see the city at its most atmospheric. These night tours of DC cover many of the same sites as our favorite daytime tours, but with far less traffic and fewer crowds.

Trolley Tours
With open sides that are perfect for on-the-go photography, trolley tours are a good choice for shutterbugs. Most trolleys have live or recorded narration throughout the tour, so you’ll know what you’re looking at as you explore the key sites in central DC, such as the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Some evening trolley tours can be combined with daytime tours of DC for a full day of exploring that offers especially good value.
 
Bus Tours
Climate-controlled buses are comfortable any time of year, and range from small-group vans to full-sized coaches. Whatever the group size, guides are on hand to introduce each point of interest along the way, and many tours include time to disembark and explore the sites on foot. Bring a flashlight or phone to light up dark pathways.

Night Cruises 
The Potomac River flows right past some of DC’s most important monuments, and a cruise offers unobstructed views from the water. Some river cruises offer climate-controlled cabins that are ideal on hot nights, with open-air decks for catching the breeze off the Potomac.
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DC At Dusk Night TourHalf-day Tours

DC At Dusk Night Tour

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Ride a luxury 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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.00 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Night Tour of Washington DC Small Group Half-day Tours

Night Tour of Washington DC Small Group

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Washington DC’s monuments and landmarks light up after dark, perfect for dramatic views and memorable photos of the capital city. Explore the sights from the National Mall to the White House and key memorials as your guide provides informative narration about each site. Hop off at select sights to get an up-close look with your small-group and guide. This tour includes transport between locations.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.65 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

DC After Dark Tour with Stops at Top AttractionsHalf-day Tours

DC After Dark Tour with Stops at Top Attractions

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Check out Washington DC’s memorials and other landmarks illuminated after dark on this evening sightseeing tour. Travel through the city by coach or open-top bus to admire the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, the US Capitol and more. Stop for photo ops, and soak up the twinkling atmosphere of the American capital at night.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart TourHistorical Tour

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC by the light of night on this small-group sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air, electric vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of an illuminated Washington Monument, the White House and many other landmark locations. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington, DC by night.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.25 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by TrolleyCultural Tours

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington DC by moonlight on this narrated sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy an educational and entertaining history of the nation’s capital while traveling past each point of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, and many other landmarks. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
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  • 2 hours to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00 
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  • 2 hours to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

DC Monuments By NightHalf-day Tours

DC Monuments By Night

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Head out after dark to see the iconic monuments of Washington, DC, lit up for the night. This evening tour takes you on a scenic ride past the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and other sites. This tour combines a ride in a tour vehicle with some stops where you'll get out to walk for a closer look. Learn about the history of the sites and ask plenty of questions.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Washington DC Evening TourHalf-day Tours

Washington DC Evening Tour

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See Washington, D.C.’s most iconic sites illuminated at night on a 3-hour, small group tour with an experienced guide. Enjoy time to explore the city’s moving memorials to the Marine Corps and Korean Veterans, then see the World War II Memorial and the Pentagon Memorial. Walk around the landmarks dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson, and capture unforgettable images of the capital city after dark with time to photograph some of D.C’s most famous views.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.00 
per group
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Washington DC Night Tour with Hotel PickupHalf-day Tours

Washington DC Night Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Explore the monuments, war memorials, and famous sites of Washington DC by the light of night on this guided small-group sightseeing tour. Enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the US capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of an illuminated Washington Monument, the White House and many other landmark locations.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.80 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

DC Lights Night TourHalf-day Tours

DC Lights Night Tour

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After the sun goes down and the tourist crowds have thinned, it’s the perfect opportunity to discover the nation’s capital. See the Lincoln Memorial, White House, and more in their illuminated splendor on a 3-hour nighttime tour. Save your energy and take a shared tour bus to numerous iconic monuments, including the US Capital, MLK Memorial, and Vietnam War Memorial.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Three-Hour DC City Night TourHalf-day Tours

Three-Hour DC City Night Tour

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See the sites of Washington, D.C., light up after dark with a tour of the city’s most important landmarks. Capture unforgettable images of the U.S. Capitol building and the White House then visit a pair of moving war memorials. Stand at the base of the softly-lit Abraham Lincoln Memorial, and see the buildings that line Pennsylvania Avenue, from the National Gallery of Arts to the FBI and Freedom Plaza. Enjoy live commentary on board as you explore the city with a guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Moonlit Tour of the National Mall with Pick-UpHalf-day Tours

Moonlit Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up

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See Washington, DC’s best sites light up after dark on a 3-hour, nighttime tour of the National Mall and monuments. Listen to an entertaining narrated history of the capital city, then stop to explore the most important destinations, from moving tributes to America's 20th-century wars to inspiring presidential landmarks. Take in the White House and the U.S. Capitol building at their most picturesque and get the perfect orientation and overview of Washington, DC.
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  • 3 hours
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$56.00 
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  • 3 hours

Big Bus Washington DC Night TourBus Tours

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Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour

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Step aboard this 2-hour fully narrated nighttime bus tour of Washington, DC to see the sights lit up for the night. Live commentary in English, recorded commentary is available in additional languages. Two pickup locations available for your convenience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.20 
$49.00
$9.80 savings
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$49.00
$9.80 savings
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Washington DC Sites at Night Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

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Experience the beauty of Washington, D.C. at night on this monuments at night bike tour of the city. Check out the Jefferson, Lincoln and WWII memorials once the sun goes down and explore the Vietnam War Memorial and the National Mall at night. This popular tour offers travelers the chance to explore on two wheels after dark when monuments are less crowded.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Washington DC Twilight TourHalf-day Tours

Washington DC Twilight Tour

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There's a certain magic to Washington DC when the sun gets low in the sky, and the pale orange glow of evening twilight begins to change into night. On this twilight Washington DC open top double-decker bus tour, grab your camera and hop on board to tour America's capital, as we cruise by bus around the memorials, monuments, and US Capitol. You'll also have time to snap a photo while standing outside the White House, and pay your respects at war memorials from Korea and World War II.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Washington DC After Dark Wonder TourHalf-day Tours

Washington DC After Dark Wonder Tour

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Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC by the light of night on this guided sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of an illuminated Washington Monument, the White House, and many other landmark locations. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Washington DC Double Decker Bus Guided Night TourHalf-day Tours

Washington DC Double Decker Bus Guided Night Tour

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There’s nothing quite like Washington DC and it’s iconic highlights under the moonlight. Hop on a double-decker bus on this 3-hour night tour of Washington DC, and catch sight of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. See places, such as the Washington Monument, Union Station, the White House, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial. Make specific stops to view the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and the Iwo Jima Memorial illuminated in the surrounding darkness.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

LED Twilight Guided night Tour 3hrs - Show up and Earpieces is included.Half-day Tours

LED Twilight Guided night Tour 3hrs - Show up and Earpieces is included.

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Our famous LED Twilight Guided night tour is educational and entertaining, which is why both kids and families love this interactive tour alike. Lets us take you on a super fun journey at the monuments and memorials dressed in her best jewels. Refreshments and light snack will be served for free! So, climb aboard to our comfortable transportation and make this experience worthwhile in our nation’s capital. Come Smile With Us!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Washington DC Holiday Lights Sightseeing TourChristmas

Washington DC Holiday Lights Sightseeing Tour

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See Washington DC light up for the season with a 3-hour, holiday lights sightseeing tour of the city’s most important landmarks. Visit the evergreen ‘People’s Tree’ at the U.S. Capitol, and then take in the National Christmas Tree at the White House Ellipse. Walk through the State and Territory trees that celebrate traditions from around the United States, and enjoy a festive atmosphere with a model train village, Santa’s workshop, and holiday music. Finish your tour at the Lincoln Memorial for unforgettable nighttime views of the Capitol Building and Washington Monument.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

DC the Lights - an Unforgettable Night Tour!Half-day Tours

DC the Lights - an Unforgettable Night Tour!

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This is the highest-rated and longest-running night tour in Washington DC. This tour makes more stops than any other, and the top-rated tour guides will hop off with you at each stop to narrate your experience. You will truly experience all that Washington DC has to offer at night on this four. FREE bottled water is included on the bus. You will be on the same bus for the tour, so you can leave your personal belongings on the bus at stops. Climate-controlled buses and comfortable, padded seats instead of hard plastic, make this tour more enjoyable.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Magic LED Guided Night Tour - 3hrs Pick up/Drop off and Earpieces is includedHalf-day Tours

Magic LED Guided Night Tour - 3hrs Pick up/Drop off and Earpieces is included

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See the landmarks of Washington DC on a night tour that highlights the major monuments of the United States capital. This night tour uses audio-visual technology including bluetooth earpieces that make it easy to hear the guide’s commentary, and LED bracelets to identify the group. View top destinations including the US Capitol, the White House, and memorials to Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

3 Hour-Kid Friendly DC private night tours! Half-day Tours

3 Hour-Kid Friendly DC private night tours!

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From the White House to the Jefferson Memorial, you can marvel at the top sights in Washington DC lit up at night with this family-friendly private tour. After convenient hotel pickup, you're whisked through the city by your personal guide, who's ready to offer insightful commentary about each monument you pass. Highlights include stops at the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$295.00 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

DC Smartphone Photo Safari at NightPhotography Tours

DC Smartphone Photo Safari at Night

Experience Washington, DC’s many historic buildings and monuments without the crowds on this nighttime photo safari. Explore the nation’s capital with a professional architectural photographer and learn how to compose stunning photos with the correct use of color, exposure, and light. Enjoy convenient transportation between locations, and learn to get the most our of your smartphone or DSLR camera with pro tips.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day time tour and Evening Night TourHalf-day Tours

Day time tour and Evening Night Tour

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What makes this private tour unique is that will covered almost all the memorials sites and makes stops as we go. Sometimes we allowed the travelers to choose which sites they want to see and those that they did not really care about. And because of the walking distance to some of the sites travelers also choose to skip some of the sites. In this case we don't impose anything on the travelers, we give them the opportunities to choose must see sites for them; and we're flexible in this direction. This flexibilities we have available is what they cannot enjoy with other tour companies in Washington DC. Rather they choose what they want you to see as the travelers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Tour of Washington DC at Night with a Chauffeur. Half-day Tours

Private Tour of Washington DC at Night with a Chauffeur.

See all the main sights in Washington DC with your private chauffeur aboard a late model SUV( Chevy Suburban or GMC Yukon). Maximum passengers 7. Sample itinerary: (not in order) - The White House - Thomas Jefferson Memorial - Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial - Lincoln Memorial/Korean War Veterans Memorial/Vietnam Veterans Memorial - National World War II Memorial - Washington Monument - United States Capitol Since this is a private tour you have the ability to skip or add other locations. Keep in mind that the tour cost is for 4 hours only.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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