Tours and Tickets

DC at Dusk Guided Night Tour provided by USA Guided Tours

DC at Dusk Guided Night Tour

DC at Dusk Guided Night Tour
4.5
Book in advance
from
C$76.54
per adult
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
93% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
Avoid the massive daytime crowds in Washington DC and tour at night
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    30
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
See Washington DC lit up at night on this guided mini-bus tour. Drive by and stop at some of the city’s top memorials and attractions, including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial, which are usually less crowded after dark. With transportation and navigation taken care of, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and sightsee.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See top attractions without the stress of planning an itinerary or transport
  • A guide walks you through important sights and adds helpful context
  • Easy-to-find pickup and drop-off location for your convenience
What to expect
Your Washington DC tour starts when you meet at the US Navy Memorial at least 15 minutes before your departure time. After you’ve checked in with your guide, hop aboard a comfortable mini-coach bus for your guided tour. As you tour DC at night, you’ll pass by landmarks in the US capital and take in sights of monuments and buildings brilliantly lit up. Some of the main attractions visited during this tour include the Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Tidal Basin. Your bus stops at some of the attractions where your guide leads the way and tells you about the history associated with each. These usually popular points of interest tend to be less busy at night, allowing you time and space to contemplate in peace. This tour ends with a drop-off at the departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See top attractions without the stress of planning an itinerary or transport
  • A guide walks you through important sights and adds helpful context
  • Easy-to-find pickup and drop-off location for your convenience
What to expect
Your Washington DC tour starts when you meet at the US Navy Memorial at least 15 minutes before your departure time. After you’ve checked in with your guide, hop aboard a comfortable mini-coach bus for your guided tour. As you tour DC at night, you’ll pass by landmarks in the US capital and take in sights of monuments and buildings brilliantly lit up. Some of the main attractions visited during this tour include the Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Tidal Basin. Your bus stops at some of the attractions where your guide leads the way and tells you about the history associated with each. These usually popular points of interest tend to be less busy at night, allowing you time and space to contemplate in peace. This tour ends with a drop-off at the departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6349NIGHT
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided city tour
  • Transport by state-of-the-art luxury coach
  • Bottled water
  • Live Tour Guide Narrative (English-speaking; on and off the bus)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • US Navy Memorial Plaza, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Small carry-on bags are allowed; however it recommended to travel light
  • For security reasons, the tour operator reserves the right to search any bags or purses you bring on board
  • Please note that most attractions in Washington, DC are equipped with metal detectors at the entrances, and to make your sightseeing experience as seamless as possible, we recommend traveling light on our tours
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided city tour
  • Transport by state-of-the-art luxury coach
  • Bottled water
  • Live Tour Guide Narrative (English-speaking; on and off the bus)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Departure details
  • US Navy Memorial Plaza, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Small carry-on bags are allowed; however it recommended to travel light
  • For security reasons, the tour operator reserves the right to search any bags or purses you bring on board
  • Please note that most attractions in Washington, DC are equipped with metal detectors at the entrances, and to make your sightseeing experience as seamless as possible, we recommend traveling light on our tours
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    US Navy Memorial Plaza
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
    701 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
  • 1
    White House
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    U.S. Capitol
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    National World War II Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Jefferson Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • 7
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
+
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
1,351 reviews
Excellent
1,161
Very good
107
Average
39
Poor
21
Terrible
23

Roberta F
6 contributions
Nov. 2021
This is a must-do if you are staying in Washington, DC overnight. As beautiful as the buildings and monuments are by day, they are even more dramatic and lovely by night. Team this up with a top-notch driver (Theo) and guide (Dion) and you'll have an unforgettable experience. We were picked up at our hotel in a spotless and comfortable small tour bus. Dion combines encyclopedic knowledge with wit and entertaining delivery. Most of the stops included time to get off the bus and enjoy Dion's explanations, descriptions and lore. My only suggestion wold be for the tour to supply headsets, and a mic for Dion. He has great vocal production, but if you were in the back of the group it was hard to hear everything while walking. It would be a shame to miss a single word! I highly recommend this experience!
Written November 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Isabella M
1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Family
DC at Dusk was the highlight of our trip to Washington! Our guide, ‘Tourgod’, was very knowledgeable about all of the sights on our tour with plenty of punny humor and charisma along the way. There is ample time at each stop for photo ops and exploration galore. The open-top bus offered unparalleled views of monuments and buildings along the route. The city cooled off considerably during the dusk time frame of the tour, making it an enjoyable experience for all. Only regret is that we didn’t bring our nice camera to capture sunset monument shots! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend DC at Dusk to anyone!
Written July 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

momof2greatcats
Kettering, OH42 contributions
Mar. 2022
Nick was a FANTASTIC tour guide tonight. We had such a great time that I had to come online tonight to review. I’m so glad my husband found this tour and booked it. We learned so much about each of the sites and it was fun (and funny!). Nick was vigilant in making sure all the group was accounted for, while still being super engaging and informative. Our driver (sorry, don’t remember her name!) was super smooth. I definitely recommend this tour.
Written March 13, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Malorie F
1 contribution
Jul. 2021
We arrived for our tour and rushed to get onto the tour van because it was steadily raining. We were greeted by our “tour god”, Nick. He introduced himself and described what to expect during the tour. As we began, it wasn’t long before we realized he was going to be an amazing guide. He was a DC native, born and raised. He knew the history of all the landmarks we were passing. He shared fun and unique facts about presidents and other related topics that we probably wouldn’t find in any history textbook. Didn’t really know Abraham Lincoln was a wrestler? Or What US state does not have a street named after it in DC? In addition to providing quality content, he was hilarious. His jokes were the best. He had the whole tour group laughing. I won’t spoil any of those jokes here. 😊

So, there is a downfall to our experience. We arrived at our first or second stop which was the White House. After walking as close as we could with the rest of the tour group, we were given approximately 8 minutes to be back at the bus. We walked back to the van within the allotted time frame and were excited to see that because the rain let up, the roof of the minibus was removed, like a convertible. Much to our dismay, we boarded the tour van to be the only two passengers that had to sit in seats that were still covered by the roof of the van. The way the van was built was that the roof appeared to have moved forward and all the seats except for the first 2 rows were exposed to open air. As the tour continued, the guide was sharing details, facts, (great jokes!) on surrounding buildings, structures, etc. He would say to look to the right or look to the left, as we did that, all we saw was a black and opaque window. In addition, there was little to no airflow so in the humidity and heat, trying to breathe was stifling. Every stop, all the passengers would disembark, and it was left unsaid that all would return to the seats that they were already sitting in prior to exiting the vehicle. We tried to make the most of it, but it was very unfair that the rest of the passengers were able to see the view and breathe fresh air while we couldn’t.

Unless you have no interest in seeing what the tour guide is talking about, don’t sit in the front 2 rows.

Aside from that, an amazing tour. Loved that it was in the evening. Loved the stops. Loved the tour guide. Loved the tour guide’s jokes. Loved the information that was shared during the tour.
Written August 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Haley L
3 contributions
Mr. Map, our tour guide along with our driver Osei conducted a very thorough, educational tour of DC at dusk, which was beautiful…highly recommend visiting DC at dusk/night. Would recommend USA guided tours, Osei picked us up at our hotel. I don’t believe they pick up at all hotels, but some of the more local hotels to the National Mall. The bus was clean, temperature was comfortable. Give them a call!!
Written August 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sara N
1 contribution
Apr. 2022 • Family
The actual monument stops were beautiful lit up at night. The guide was knowledgeable. The bus was very squeaky which was noisy and annoying. It made it difficult to hear the guide, esp if you were in middle or rear. Also a group of slightly intoxicated, noisy guests which made it difficult to hear. Probably would opt to try a different tour next time.
Written April 4, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Matt S
I am sorry our vehicle caused issues on tour. Could you provide me with your booking number so I can ensure that vehicle is brought into maintenance?
Written April 26, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rick Peterson
Redding, CA1 contribution
We arrived in DC, tired but wanting to get started exploring the city. We booked this tour within two hours of our arrival. Bryan, our driver was prompt, attentive, courteous and genuine. He approached his position with humor and grace; steadily engaging… we were the first customer picked up for the tour; and he informed us, this was a VIP tour and we were his only customers. We felt that way even though he picked up a guide “Smoky” and 32 more tourists.
Written April 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aristeo D
1 contribution
Jun. 2021
In order to make the most of a day arriving midday, we opted to book the DC at Dusk Guided Night Tour. Unfortunately, the night it was originally scheduled, it rained heavily. Thankfully, our guide allowed us to reschedule and we are so glad we did! Our group was relatively small and the age range was from school age to elderly. Our tour guide, Tony Spadafora, accommodated every person with ease and a smile. He was incredibly respectful of each monument/memorial. In fact, an opportunity presented at the Vietnam Memorial to help a group member locate two soldiers. He educated us on how everything was organized and together we found the soldiers. I believe he was able to answer every question that we came up with all while balancing our education with light humor when appropriate. Even the younger of our group became interactive and seemed to put themselves right up at the front to hear Tony or challenge him with questions. It was a very positive experience and we enjoyed this tour very much.
Written June 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christina C
1 contribution
Nov. 2020 • Family
This tour was outstanding!! Our tour guide Terry and driver Ali were both wonderful! Terry was so knowledgeable about the monuments and city itself. Both Terry and Ali made sure we had enough time to see everything at each monument, so we didn’t miss anything. Terry even offered to take pics of your group if you wanted her to!
In terms of COVID, they made sure everyone had their masks on while on the bus, the group was very small and we were spread out on the bus. They had bottled water that you could take from a cooler while getting on or off at each stop.
I could not recommend this tour enough!! A great way to see all the monuments and learn so much about each one!
Written November 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
USAGuidedTours
Good Morning, Thank you for the kind words. We are thrilled you had an enjoyable tour with Terry and Ali. They are two of our best and always deliver a great experience for our guests. We will pass along your compliments hope to see you again soon, safe journeys. Best Regards, Elizabeth
Written November 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bob E
Shaftsbury, VT5 contributions
Sep. 2021
We were a party of 4 with 2 of us using walkers when we first arrived in DC. Very quickly we realized we needed a wheelchairs. We call USA TOURS and were told that it would be no problem. And it wasn’t. Britney and Theo took wonderful care of us. Britany gave spectacular narration the whole way. Every time we stopped Theo would help us with the wheelchair. He also pulled as close to the curb as possible at each stop making getting on and off much easier. We have been on many DC tours and I think that this one was the best.
Written September 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,351
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: USA Guided Tours
akankshakumar91
akankshakumar91
00
Entertaining and knowledge filled
Christopher was a very fun and mindful guide to our tour. He was very knowledgeable. The tour was engaging as well
shelleyg9497
shelleyg9497
00
Temp Builders
The tour was interesting, informative and a reminder of the people who built Washington and left a legacy that is u
PapalovestheMama
PapalovestheMama
00
A great day with a great guide!
Deon was the man! Super personable and very knowledgeable. He pointed out some great viewing vantage points that we
chrissyh783
chrissyh783
00
Great experience
We enjoyed our tour with the open top Christopher did a great job with telling us all the history of the place we w
djdavis2013
djdavis2013
00
Great
Great tour. Wish I could have seen the Capitol but due to protesting we were unable to see it. But it was a great t
Melwood62
Melwood62
00
Fabulous Tour
We had a wonderful time on our Highlight Tour and learned so much. Our guide was Jamal; he is very knowledgeable an
Telgip66
Telgip66
00
Best tour ever!
I went to Washington DC for the first time Mother’s Day weekend. We booked a tour on the glass bus. It was amazing!
Companion192740
Companion192740
00
Washington DC Highlights in One Day!
This is a great tour! You see all the major monuments in one trip. We traveled in an open top vehicle on a sunny d
Edward M
Edward M
00
Fabulous Day in DC with Edgar & Theo
Fabulous day spent with tour guide Edgar, who was very knowledgable and professional. He made the day fun and we re
604billh
604billh
00
Mount Vernon
The departure point was easy to find, the tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful. The group was small. Cold water
stephaniehA881TG
stephaniehA881TG
00
SAW IT ALL
Christopher (tour guide) and Thomas (driver) we’re outstanding! Our guide was very knowledgeable and humorous, as
sammig156
sammig156
00
Edgar and Theo are tour guide MVPs!
We went all over DC, saw all the sights, and were given some fantastic information and photography opportunities by
vincentt970
vincentt970
00
DC tour
We scheduled a tour of DC. It was a wonderful experience. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area; qu
Ibbylove
Ibbylove
00
Amazing
I had an incredibly fun time even though it was raining the whole day. Larry is a gem 💎 he is funny, so energetic
franksZ172AW
franksZ172AW
00
Nice Overview of DC
Nice overview of Washingtonn DC. The guide, Edgar, shared a lot of good information and insight. Tony, the driver
Frequently Asked Questions about DC at Dusk Guided Night Tour

DC at Dusk Guided Night Tour will start at 7:30 PM. Discover and book DC at Dusk Guided Night Tour on Tripadvisor


DC at Dusk Guided Night Tour price starts from C$74.57. Discover and book DC at Dusk Guided Night Tour on Tripadvisor

DC at Dusk Guided Night Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book DC at Dusk Guided Night Tour on Tripadvisor