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DC at Dusk

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Your guided DC night tour begins at the U.S. Navy Memorial at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue 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!

Take a trip to the twilight zone with this mesmerizing dusk city highlights tour. As night falls in the capital, all the most famous monuments are lit up, casting a glimmering glow over the city and offering countless photo opportunities. You’ll begin the tour at the U.S. Navy Memorial, before heading through the half-light to major attractions such as the White House, the Korean War Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

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You’ll find each one features special illuminations at night, with regular opportunities to hop off and see the spectacular sculpture work up close. The full shimmering skyline can be seen at the start and endpoint of your tour, which also includes views of the twinkling Tidal Basin and Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Washington, DC, night tours don’t get much more magical than this!

Please note that an upgrade option for this tour is conducted with a luxury glass-top or open-top convertible bus led by a driver/guide in one! Please note that convertible buses switch from open-tops to glass-tops between Oct 15 – Mar 15 due to colder temperatures.

Operational Dates

7 days a week, rain or shine

Additional information:

Jan 1 New Year’s Day – Night Tours Closed
Jan 29 March For Life – Day Tours Closed
Mar 14 NYC Half Day Marathon – All Tours Closed
Mar 27 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon – Day Tours Closed
Apr 10 National Cherry Blossom Parade® – Day Tours Closed
Apr 11 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler – Day Tours Closed
Apr 19 Patriots’ Day – All Tours Closed
May 2 National Women’s Half Marathon – Day Tours Closed
May 24 Memorial Day – All Tours Closed
May 30 AMVETS’ “Rolling to Remember” – Day Tours Closed
Jun 12 Boston Pride Parade – All Tours Closed
Jun 13 Bunker Hill Day Parade – All Tours Closed
July 4 Independence Day – All Tours Closed
Aug 28 The Commitment March – Day Tours Closed
Oct 11 Army Ten Miler – Day Tours Closed
Oct 24 Marine Corp Marathon – Day Tours Closed
Oct 31 Halloween – All Tours Closed
Nov 25 Thanksgiving Day – All Tours Closed
Dec 24 Christmas Eve – Night Tours Closed
Dec 25 Christmas Day – All Tours Closed
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve – All Tours Closed


If you’re driving in, please be prepared to park your vehicle in one of the paid indoor parking garages close to the tour departure location

Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are not provided


United States Navy Memorial Start/End open in google maps
White House Guided Stop (outside only) more info
United States Capitol Building Guided Stop (outside only) more info
World War II Memorial Guided Stop more info
Washington Monument Guided Stop more info
Thomas Jefferson Guided Stop more info
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Guided Stop more info
Lincoln Memorial Guided Stop more info
Korean War Memorial Guided Stop more info
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Guided Stop more info
The Pentagon Guided Stop (outside only)
US Marine Corp War (Iwo Jima) Memorial Guided Stop more info


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Average 3
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Perfect for Families

Our tour and guide was amazing! We had so much fun and could not have asked for better service. We had a great time as a family and would love to do the tour again! - Hannah A.

Small group tour hits all the top spots

Highly recommend! The tour covered all the main sites with ample photo ops and stops to walk around the monuments. Small size tour and comfy mini van (open top in warmer seasons, glass top in colder ones). Our tour guide, Brittany, was friendly and well-informed. Good price for what you get, too. - JC


This tour was great! So awesome. I’d recommend to anyone visiting DC and was the highlight of our trip. - Natan F.

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Debbie Brinlee

Nick is the BEST tour guide! We loved it so much we did a day tour and a dusk tour both were awesome!

F Tucker-Lively

We took the Nighttime Tour of Monuments. Nick was a fabulous guide. I enjoyed how he shared his knowledge and humor with us. If only he was my Government and History teacher, I would have remembered more. Great tour!

Janet Lee

We loved our tour with Dion (Tour Guide) + Curtis (Driver). Our group had the best time with them and many of us said that this is the best tour they ever had, hands down. Dion has genuine excitement and deep, deep knowledge about US history and all the sites. However, it was never boring because he has such an amazing personality and unique storytelling ability. It felt like a re-telling of US History that we have never heard before. Although it was a lot of walking, he kept us entertained and engaged and knew when to get the right photo. He is very talented at what he does and it was definitely a highlight of our trip. Appreciate your hard work and enthusiasm!

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How does USA Guided Tours deal with COVID-19?

Enhanced cleaning policy:
  • All USA Guided Tours vehicles are cleaned with EPA-registered multi-surface cleaner & disinfectant as recommended by the CDC – between every tour


Additional measures:
  • Face masks are optional for tour guides and travelers
  • Hand sanitizers available on buses
  • Contactless check-in process

Why type of buses does USA Guided Tours use?

We use luxury tour buses that are climate-controlled and offer comfortable and pleasant touring experience, as well as protection from weather elements. The maximum bus capacity is 33 passengers; however, for the sake of making our tours more intimate, the average group size is less than 30 guests.
We do our best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus, but please remember that the seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you claim your seats – they’re reserved only for you for the duration of the tour.

Are we allowed to bring luggage on the tour?

Unfortunately, our shuttles are not wheelchair accessible, nor is there storage for baby strollers. If you have a wheelchair, please call us to make special vehicle arrangements for your tour. Some of our tours involve longer walks so if you like, you may stay on board the shuttle, near the landmark, without exiting the shuttle bus every time.

What is USA Guided Tours cancelation policy?

Free Cancellation up to 24 Hours in Advance > if you cancel your booking 24 hours in advance of your tour departure time – a full refund will be issued


Free Cancellation up to 1 Hour in Advance With Tour Booking Insurance > if you purchase Tour Booking Insurance at $5.99 per booking, booking cancellations may be made up to 1 hour in advance of your tour departure time for a full refund

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