Stroll the streets of Washington, DC’s oldest residential neighborhood as we discover the birthplace of American politics.
Monuments by Night
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Evening DC Monuments Tour Highlights
Experience a whole different side of Washington, DC during our Monuments By Night tour! Climb into our all-electric Red Roadsters and tour the National Mall in style while enjoying the moonlit magic of the monuments, White House, and Capitol Hill!
- Receive a comprehensive overview of the National Mall and monuments
- Enjoy the stunning views of Washington DC at night
- Feel like royalty while cruising in our all-electric Red Roasters
- Pick the brains of a local for tips and tricks to further enjoy the city
Inclusions: Transportation in an all-electric five or seven-passenger vehicle with an experienced, local English-speaking tour guide
Exclusions: Food, drinks, souvenirs, and tips/gratuities for your guide.
- Duration: 2 hours
- Meeting point: 12th & Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC (Smithsonian Metro Stop) at the base of the Department of Agriculture Building
- Starting time: 8.00 PM
- Ending point: 12th & Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC (Smithsonian Metro Stop)
Should I Book a Public Tour or a Private Tour?
- Set departure time
- Slight less expensive for small groups
- Meet other travelers and locals and make new friends
- Pick your departure time
- Ability to customize the tour for your specific preferences
- Ability to add a hotel pick up
Ready to test your night-photography skills and see some jaw-dropping views while learning the history of the United States through the National Mall? Hop on our all-electric Red Roadsters and get ready for the ride of your vacation!
We start our DC tour at the Smithsonian metro station, where our guides take you back in time to the city’s origins and give you some tips for exploring the city on your own. As we work our way through the Smithsonian complex, our guides regale you with the story behind our amazing museums and help you choose which one you will visit during your stay.
Next, we take you past two of DC’s most incredible monuments, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. Afterward, you’re able to wander through the FDR and MLK memorials and enjoy a stroll along the jaw-dropping Tidal Basin at sunset.
Continue on past the World War I and World War II Memorials to the Lincoln Memorial, where you’re blown away by views of the Potomac River and the National Mall sparkling in the dark.
Be entertained by stories of the city’s history, statues, and famous buildings on your way to the White House, where you see possibly the most iconic American structure. Continue on toward Capitol Hill to be astounded by the Capitol Building. End your tour on a high note by asking your guide for some recommendations for the rest of your stay in the city.
Inclusions: Transportation in an all-electric five or seven-passenger vehicle with an experienced local English-speaking tour guide
Exclusions: Food, drinks, souvenirs, and tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: As we will be outside, please check the weather and dress accordingly.
Your Trip: For your tour you will be in a small group with a maximum of seven persons per vehicle. Your seat is guaranteed, however seating is on a first come first served basis, so we cannot guarantee that you will be able to sit with everyone in your party. Sometimes we use more than one vehicle and these travel together throughout the tour.Guests on monuments tours will be provided with radio receivers and single-use earbuds to better hear the guide on our electric cart. Please help us limit waste and be as responsible as we can on our tours by bringing your own wired headphones, if possible. Also, if you require the use of an “over-the-ear” headphone for any accessibility reason, please let us know ahead of time.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites: Sometimes, sites will be closed due to events/demonstrations. We will do our best to take you as close to as many monuments as possible.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of four and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of four are permitted to join this tour free of charge, but please note they will be required to sit on a parent’s or guardian’s lap due to limited space in the eCruiser. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of four. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
Mrs. Joanne G. from USA traveled on 25 Oct 2017:
Allie was great! Very informative, pleasant, great personality for a tour guide
Mrs. Elizabeth G. from USA traveled on 11 Oct 2017:
Ally & Goergiena were Fabulous!!!
Mrs. Catherine C. from USA traveled on 18 Aug 2017:
Sean was an excellent guide. He was friendly, very knowledgeable and aware of the passé audience. We were a family of 4 with 2 kids ages 8, 9. This tour was pricey but worth it for several reasons. It is a small tour so a family or group of 7 would easily fit into 1 car. The sites that we visited were amazing and the information that Sean provided was an excellent history lesson. He was very easy going and the tour was well paced out. My kids loved it especially after days of going through timed tours in all the museums. Thanks for a well worth the money tour. We will definitely recommend to friends and would do again.
Ms. Vanessa B. from New Zealand traveled on 17 Aug 2017:
This was amazing and I highly recommend this tour to anyone
Ms. Michele S. from Canada traveled on 01 Aug 2017:
My tour guide was amazing. We were lucky and didn’t get the pouring rain until the last half hour of the trip. The only negative comment I’ll make is that I had sent an email the day before my tour asking if I could switch to another day because of the weather forecast. I checked online and there was availability for the slot I suggested. No one emailed me back. I called the next day and left a message and no one called me back. I finally got through and at that time it was too late to make the switch. That experience was frustrating. My email confirmation gave a link to make changes to my reservations but when I got in there, there was no area to make a change other than to cancel.
Mr. Payam B. from USA traveled on 10 Jul 2017:
Phillip our tour guide had very depth knowledge of US history and we really enjoyed and learned a lot. Thank you so much for such fabulous evening .
Ms. Nancy N. from USA traveled on 04 Jul 2017:
Great experience. We had 6 kids with us and the staff were great with them!
Ms. Perri S. from USA traveled on 26 Jun 2017:
We loved this tour! We even considered doing it a second time but ran out of time. Being out in the night air, even on a warm night, with such a small group made it more enjoyable than an air-conditioned, crowded, see it through a tinted window bus tour. Our guide was Ally. She was super friendly, and enthusiastic about the monuments and their history. She shared some interesting facts that we enjoyed discussing as we walked parts of the city later on our trip. When I return, I will be doing this tour again. Hint: get to meeting point early enough to get the forward facing seats. The two back facing seats meant we had to turn a lot to see what she was talking about. She was plenty loud enough, though.
Mr. Cori W. from USA traveled on 15 Jun 2017:
Miller is a fantastic tour guide!
Mr. Kimberly S. from Australia traveled on 05 May 2017:
Sophie was FANTASTIC!!! FRIENDLY, OUTGOING, EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGABLE
Mrs. Ashley W. from USA traveled on 02 May 2017:
Sophia was amazing and this tour was a highlight of our DC experience. We learned a lot and you could tell she enjoys sharing her knowledge about the area. I would consider using UA again and would request Sophia as our guide.
Mr. Ridge F. from Canada traveled on 09 Apr 2017:
Phillip did an amazing job leading our tour. Not only was it very informative, but he was extremely personable and provided great conversation. Everyone should try to see the monuments at night. They are always beautiful, but are particularly stunning at night with the lights shining.
Ms. Karla G. from USA traveled on 08 Apr 2017:
Enjoyed Mike’s knowledge and his attention to detail. Loved seeing the DC monuments at night as it is such a different perspective.
Mr. Elizabeth E. from USA traveled on 28 Mar 2017:
Our tour guide was fantastic! His name is Mike
Mr. Noelle D. from USA traveled on 04 Mar 2017:
Phillip our tour guide was amazing! It’s nice to see a tour guide who is just so friendly and warm. You can see he loves what he does and that makes you enjoy it even more.
Ms. Maggie F. from USA traveled on 17 Jul 2016:
Miller was great. Group was fun. Great way to see Washington. Very personable. Miller was very knowledgable.
Mrs. Michelle M. from USA traveled on 22 Aug 2015:
This experience far exceeded our expectations.