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4 Hours Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van provided by Tour Buy the Hour

4 Hours Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van

4 Hours Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van
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Experience the beauty of America's iconic capital city during this moonlight tour of Washington, DC by the light of night on this private, 3-hour, sightseeing tour. Make your way in a comfortable van and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the nation’s capital. See the White House and the United States Capitol, plus the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the National Mall, and more. It’s a great way to see the DC region and its many attractions — a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington, DC by night.Your tour allows you to get out at each stop and take in sites and special events.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32041P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Tour Buy the Hour
Exclusions
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Airbnb
  • 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA Hotel lobby or sidewalk (Hyatt Regency) Capitol Hill.
  • Airports:
  • Ronald Reagan National Airport, 2401 Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Hotel pick up starts 30 mins prior to departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Driver/Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Tour Buy the Hour
Exclusions
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Airbnb
  • 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA Hotel lobby or sidewalk (Hyatt Regency) Capitol Hill.
  • Airports:
  • Ronald Reagan National Airport, 2401 Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Hotel pick up starts 30 mins prior to departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

4.5
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sabrinak136
New Orleans, LA601 contributions
Best Tour of Washington, D.C. Monuments….
I planned a very short visit to Washington, D.C. with my son and my niece to celebrate her 15th birthday.  Due to the time constraints I wanted to find a way to visit many of the monuments on the National Mall at night with transportation.  I found Tours by the Hour online and I knew that this company probably could accommodate us.  I paid $328.77 for four and once my friend decided to join us it cost an additional $85.00 which I consider a bargain for a 4 hour tour with transportation to a variety of monuments on a beautiful evening in Washington, D.C.  
Tunde our driver did an excellent job with getting in touch and accommodating the changes that I had with my reservation.  I appreciated his professionalism and his willingness to make sure our tour needs were met.  We decided to move the tour up by an hour because we had children in the group.  Tunde arrived before our designated time and was very personable and friendly.  I was really excited because I knew we were going to have a magnificent evening.  Once I saw the U.S. Capital I immediately began to photograph it from the van however, he explained that it was not necessary because we would receive a better view later.  He was absolutely correct. The first place that we saw was the Supreme Court building.  The building is absolutely a work of art and I was simply taken away not only by its architecture but by the work that takes place in this building everyday. So many groundbreaking cases have been decided in this amazing beautiful building that have lifelong importance for the citizens of the United States.  It was a wonderful opportunity for my son to stand on the steps of the Supreme Court where history has been made and will continue to be made.  Next, we were taken to the U.S. Capitol which is another architectural masterpiece.  Tunde brought us to a spot where we were able to take some amazing photos.  We also took a few photos on the lawn of the U. S. Capitol.  It truly was an awe inspiring moment for my son who just read a story about the U.S. Capitol to see it in real time.  As we traveled to the White House Tunde provided so much information regarding the history of these monuments and Washington, D.C. I truly enjoyed his commentary.  Our next stop was to see the White House however, so much has changed since my last visit.  We were able to get a bird’s eye view however, due to the barriers we were not allowed on the sidewalk near the White House.  That was disappointing but unfortunately those are the current circumstances and by no means a reflection on the tour or our wonderful guide.  We then made a stop at the Institute of Science where we had an opportunity to see an enormous statue of Einstein E=mc2.  We had such fun taking photos near the statue.
We then went to visit the World War II Memorial which has such significant meaning for us because we had the honor of visiting Pearl Harbor in July of this year.  This memorial is beautiful at night and we took a moment to reflect about the sacrifices that past and present members of the U.S. military make each day. We also took some time to find Louisiana and the state of Hawaii. Next, we visited one of the most recognized U.S. monuments, the Lincoln Memorial.  We had an opportunity to visit the museum prior to taking the elevator upstairs 
to see the Lincoln Memorial.  The museum is quite interesting and visiting takes you on a journey which includes how the museum was built and the vast number of people who have performed or given speeches at this very location.  The spot where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech is marked for visitors to see.  The Lincoln Memorial is iconic and is one monument not to be missed because of its historical significance.  
We also had an opportunity to learn more significant information from Tunde on our drive to the Jefferson Memorial.  Once we arrived there was an opportunity to visit the museum and learn more about Jefferson’s important contribution to the United States.  Finally, we visited the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial one that I have been interested in seeing since it was constructed in 2011.  Tunde even took time to show us the location of a time capsule before we entered the area of the monument.
Our guide Tunde was indeed exceptional!!! He did a stellar job of providing excellent information regarding so many historical moments, providing comfortable transportation, and bringing us to see so many beautiful monuments.  Tours by the hour is definitely a great way to enjoy D.C. with your private group.  It was so worth the cost because the company adjust to the individual interests of your group. I must say that Tunde went above and beyond to provide us with an experience worth remembering.  I definitely made the correct choice when I selected this tour company.  Tunde, thank you for your hospitality, knowledge, patience with our kids, and your love of Washington, D.C. that was reflected in our tour.  We are so grateful to have met you.  We appreciate how you went above and beyond to make our visit to Washington, D.C. one that we will always cherish. As they say in Hawaii….Mahalo.  Thank you!!! You are the best!!!!!
Written September 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sightsee63803678489
Thank you so much for your business,and your review. We hope to see you again in the future.
Written September 17, 2021
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versed88
Deep Southern USA7 contributions
Monuments by Moonlight Tour
Oct 2019 • Family
Our family had a great time! Tunde was an excellent and entertaining tour guide. We hit the highlights and he gave us plenty of time to get out and take pictures. He also took us to a couple of places that even those of us who had been to DC before hadn’t been. We are still laughing about rubbing Albert Einstein’s nose! This tour was great and completely worth the money! And you miss the crazy crowds!
Written October 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sightsee63803678489
Thanks for your Business
Written May 5, 2021
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Michelle F
1 contribution
Well worth the money!!
Jun 2019 • Family
Great opportunity for family to see a lot and without the massive crowds, our guide Tunde knew the tricks and went with the flow when one kiddo decided he was pooped out!
Written June 14, 2019
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Tundeyy
Thanks for your support
Written June 15, 2019
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Brenna H
Tallmadge, OH2 contributions
DC moonlit city tour
May 2019 • Family
It was an excellent tour. We hit all of the major landmarks and our guide was knowledgeable regarding the history.
Written May 5, 2019
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GypsyAtLast
North Carolina218 contributions
You Get What You Pay For
Nov 2018
We took this tour our first night in D.C. with our son & grandson. Great decision! There were no cons -- not even the price. Pickup & drop off at our hotel was very convenient. Loved our guide -- Tunde -- whose infectious good humor and knowledge of DC & the monuments/buildings was spot-on. We were able to stop & get out to visit the monuments we were most interested in. He never hurried us and was always waiting to help us get back in the van and onto the next spot. The privacy allowed us to discuss what we were seeing, ask questions and do it all in comfort. HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Written November 22, 2018
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olblu92
Arroyo Grande314 contributions
Perfect for our Group of Eight
Aug 2018 • Family
The monuments are breathtaking during the day, and at night they take on a special brilliance that is not recognized during the day. There is walking involved from the shuttle stop to the monuments, so wear walking shoes. We saw more of DC at night than we ever expected. It was great.
Written August 13, 2018
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Roland L
Hue, Vietnam1 contribution
Great trip along Washington's best spots
Jul 2018 • Family
We had a wonderful, enthusiastic, funny and helpful guide Tunde.

In a 7 persons mercedes sedan we were driven around and had a wonderful evening.
Very accurate pickup time and return. Thanks !
Written July 31, 2018
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Rebecca B
Danville, CA59 contributions
Will Cancel On You 0/5
Apr 2018 • Family
I placed my reservation on Jan. 12 for April 1. I confirmed my reservation March 1 and then contacted on March 29 to coordinate our pick up-no answer. Tried again the next day and then got an email March 30 with a cancellation notice. I was leaving the next day to take my daughter to Washington, DC for the first time (she is 16) and looking forward to this being one of the highlights of our trip. A very unprofessional company. Luckily I contacted Tiber River and they were able to take us on a really wonderful tour.
Written April 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melinda B
Oklahoma City, United States16 contributions
Great orientation to D.C. and historical narrative!
Dec 2017 • Couples
We LOVE history and have been to D.C. many times, but we learned something new from our well-informed host! Dexter was very knowledgeable, congenial, flexible and willing to tailor the tour to our particular interests. We were able to repeat visits to favorite monuments and see a few that have been completed since our last visit to D.C.. This was a bitter cold night with snow flurries that was warmed by our gracious host and his hospitality. A MUST for ALL!
Written January 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mtm-ac-phx
Phoenix, AZ4 contributions
Dexter is friendly & knowledgeable
Oct 2017 • Couples
We had a great time with Dexter. Friendly and knowledgeable.
the pace was pleasant, we were able to stop at any location and stay as long or short as we wanted.
Written October 25, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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From the beginning.
We paid for a family of 5 and mentioned that our daughter had a broken foot. First, they showed up late in a picku
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DC Vacation
Our tour guide was beyond phenomenal!!! His tour vastly surpassed our expectations. He displayed a remarkable amoun
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WORTH EVERY PENNY
Our guide was outstanding. He was full of facts and information that made our tour far better than expected. Their
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Very interesting. And a funny guy presenting Mandy details. Many thanks. 4 hours Gas been enough to See the Most Im
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Perfect!
We came to Washington DC when the federal government was shut down. We were hesitant to book since many of the muse
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Fabulous! The highlight of our trip
Our family visited my daughter in Washington DC for Thanksgiving. My elderly mom had never been there and we weren'
John S
John S
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Best. Washington. Tour. Ever.
We like private tours, my wife and I. Never have been partial to canned commentary in a busload of sardines. So w
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The best way to experience Washington DC
We were a group of 7 people, teenageres and adults, who spent a whole day with the best guide and driver, Don. Don
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Excellent tour of D.C.
Excellent tour by local tours & Edward. Highly recommend. Flexibility is the KEY to a good private tour & Flexib
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Private Tour
This tour made our DC visit the best! Great history lesson! Great photo opportunities! The tour guide, Zhiris Ro
Klerbear
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A great way to get around the city...
If you don't want to do public transportation tours......this is the tour for you! Tunde, our tour guide, was right
Kyung K
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Never book this tour
I booked this tour over 2 months prior to the travel date and it was cancelled via email with no other options (oth
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add us to the list of cancelled with no reason given
We booked this tour in February for April. Today, March 30, our trip was cancelled. Tripadvisor emailed to inform
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Family memories were made
Dexter’s knowledge of American history is inspiring. He has a keen memory for historical facts fueled by a passion
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Do not miss this one!
Dexter is the best tour guide ever! He is professional and knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to assist you.
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