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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley provided by Old Town Trolley Tours Washington DC

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley
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Tour snapshot
Avoid the crowds and enjoy an evening trolley tour to top city sights
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
52
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    52
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Washington DC looks spectacular when lit up at night, so make the most of your time in the city by going on an evening tour on an open-air trolley. Going on an organized tour saves time working out local public transport, and means you can learn along the way through guide commentary. Tick off lots of top landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Washington Memorial, and more.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Access incredible photo opportunities of Washington DC landmarks at night
  • Learn about the city’s history and top landmarks through guide commentary
  • Lots of variety—see the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and more
What to expect
  • This unique trolley tour provides an entirely new perspective on the city of Washington DC and its many famous locations by moonlight. Meet your guide and the rest of the tour group at 1001 E St NW. Then climb aboard one of the orange and green trolleys and enjoy the view with live commentary from a local guide. Ride along the same streets the presidents have traveled and see the Washington Monument lit up for the evening. Pass the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, illuminated from the Tidal Basin; the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, featuring cascading waterfalls and sculptures; and the National World War I and World War II Memorials, with a spectacular fountain display. There’s also the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the White House, Capitol Hill and the dome of the United States Capitol, plus the United States Supreme Court Building and the Library of Congress. Along the way, hear the historic stories, facts and anecdotes that make the city of Washington DC one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Save money and bundle your experience to include any of our daytime trolley options: Silver Pass: • Fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering over 100 points of interest. Gold Pass: • Fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering 100 points of interest • Includes trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery from this exclusively authorized tour company • Foreign language tour app with GPS tracking
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Access incredible photo opportunities of Washington DC landmarks at night
  • Learn about the city’s history and top landmarks through guide commentary
  • Lots of variety—see the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and more
What to expect
  • This unique trolley tour provides an entirely new perspective on the city of Washington DC and its many famous locations by moonlight. Meet your guide and the rest of the tour group at 1001 E St NW. Then climb aboard one of the orange and green trolleys and enjoy the view with live commentary from a local guide. Ride along the same streets the presidents have traveled and see the Washington Monument lit up for the evening. Pass the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, illuminated from the Tidal Basin; the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, featuring cascading waterfalls and sculptures; and the National World War I and World War II Memorials, with a spectacular fountain display. There’s also the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the White House, Capitol Hill and the dome of the United States Capitol, plus the United States Supreme Court Building and the Library of Congress. Along the way, hear the historic stories, facts and anecdotes that make the city of Washington DC one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Save money and bundle your experience to include any of our daytime trolley options: Silver Pass: • Fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering over 100 points of interest. Gold Pass: • Fully narrated tour of Washington DC covering 100 points of interest • Includes trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery from this exclusively authorized tour company • Foreign language tour app with GPS tracking
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5046WAS_MON
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • 1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA Tour departs from the Washington Welcome Center at 1001 E St. NW. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • If wheelchair access is required, please advise at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • 1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA Tour departs from the Washington Welcome Center at 1001 E St. NW. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • If wheelchair access is required, please advise at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1001 E St NW
    1001 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
    Tour departs from the Washington Welcome Center at 1001 E St. NW. Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Washington Welcome Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Supreme Court
    Capitol Hill
    U.S. Capitol
    Jefferson Memorial
  • 2
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Korean War Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Washington Monument
    White House
  • 5
    Tidal Basin
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Library of Congress
    National World War II Memorial
  • 8
    U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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timsuda
Griffin, GA33 contributions
This tour was the highlight of our trip to Washington DC. The moonlight tour showed how beautiful our capitol is even at night. All of the monuments and buildings looked beautiful illuminated. The ride was safe and smooth and we feel like we really got a great deal for the price. Our tour guide MJ on bus 559 was fantastic. He was so knowledgeable about so many buildings and monuments and the history of the city. He was funny when it was appropriate and quiet and respectful when warranted. Would love to go on a tour with MJ again.
Written 31 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

EmilyMurase
San Francisco, CA17 contributions
Wasn’t sure what the weather would be like so I appreciated the ability to change plans up to a day in advance. Luckily weather was good. Our driver/tour guide Jason was very knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining. Our tour was on 12/26 so there was quite a crowd. Parked nearby the meeting place, the Washington Welcome Center, using SpotHero app. Unseasonably warm (in the 50’s), so took the tour with the vinyl windows rolled up to get much better views. Spectacular tour of monuments at an affordable price. Highly recommend!
Written 30 December 2021
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Amanda
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Drew was great! Loved seeing the monuments at night! Worth the money. Got to stop and walk around at several monuments.
Written 29 December 2021
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Todd P
Twin Cities, Minnesota 3 contributions
We did moonlight tour on Monday Dec27 - no rain but chilly in the 40s. To get good pics at places you don’t stop it gets cold so dress warm. You can choose to leave the window up but then really can’t get pics. We stopped at great places to get off and get great photos. Franklin Roosevelt and MLK memorial, Lincoln memorial and Iwo Jima. The Lincoln stop was wonderful at night- the Korean and Vietnamese nam memorials are also short walks but only have 30 minutes. Our operator was Drew and he did a great job of educational info and a dad joke comedy. He was very knowledgeable and caring for the group. Highly recommended- guessing warm weather is better but even cold it was a great tour.
Written 29 December 2021
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Brenda Bennett
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
The 3 Christmas trees and lights we saw were beautiful. Our guide/driver definitely knew his facts and pointed out all the buildings. Unfortunately, it must be very fast-paced narrative as the traffic passes by so quickly. The plastic windows either hampered our views or froze us when rolled up, so I really don't believe the experience was worth the discomfort, especially as the three stops are too short to do more than get off the bus and snap a few pictures, but not time to see and enjoy the monument. I would prefer the daytime tour to be better oriented and able to select points to return to visit in depth.
Written 20 December 2021
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Tracy K
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Cam the man was pleasant. The inside knowledge he presented was interesting. He’s slow down as much as possible for us to get good pictures of the monuments. Wearing masks was optional for fully vaccinated individuals.
Written 15 December 2021
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Mindfun
South Lake Tahoe, CA23 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Guide was nice and informative
Actually you couldn’t see anything due to the rain and fog in the plastic windows. My take was that they would
Offer you a ticket for another time at a discount or some kind of compensation. It was my husband’s first time very disappointed, never got close to the white house either. In a previous tour same company we drove around the White House. I guess it depends on the driver?
Written 14 December 2021
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Terry D
Edmonton, Canada72 contributions
We took this tour with our guide Jason he was amazing! He was very knowledgeable about the monuments and the city he told some interesting stories around each area of the city and was very pleasant
The tours is 2.5 but there is opportunities to stop and look around at select monuments
We took the tour on a day when the radius around the white house was closed for security but Jason took us to some other interesting sites and we very much enjoyed them
Written 4 December 2021
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Angela P
6 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Don was a fantastic tour guide, the sights were perfect, and the three stops were very well planned. Thank you!
Written 2 December 2021
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Cturgeon75
Lakeland, FL1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
Great tour! Seeing all of the monuments at night is a wonderful experience(we were in the 630 tour). Sooner Steve was a great tour guide. The bus was comfortable and we didn’t feel crowded even tho the bus was full. Time at the stops was sufficient to take all the pictures we wanted and taking the tour at night the monuments are not as busy. At many of the stops we were the only group there and had the entire area to ourselves. Well worth the price.
Written 27 November 2021
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By: Old Town Trolley Tours Washington DC
Venture46054006697
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Best OVERVIEW!! Best way to see it all in about two hours! Highly recommend!
This trolley tour only had one stop to get off due to safety restrictions. HOWEVER, our tour guide was funny, knowl
Johnna V
Johnna V
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Amazing Customer Service Still Survives!
Kudos to the team! We booked several tours with Old Town Trolley for March 2020, and had to cancel them all due to
MsJay82
MsJay82
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VERY DISAPPOINTING! NOT IMPRESSED
Very disappointed in this tour. I Could Barely See Anything! There is no hopping on and off at 17 different sites.
GrandmCharzie
GrandmCharzie
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Very Disappointing
Very disappointed in this tour. There is no hopping on and off at 17 different sites and they don't tell you this w
Cari H
Cari H
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DC Sights Overview
The trolley tour was a perfect beginners introduction to DC - Cam our tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. It w
gretchenw538
gretchenw538
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Fun and insightful tour of DC
What a wonderful trolley ride on a beautiful day in DC. Our tour guide provided a lot of fun and interesting inform
Kathy S
Kathy S
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Perfect visit to DC! Highly recommend the Trolly and a water cruise!
We weren’t sure what to do in the short time we’d have in DC, so we opted for land AND water! The Trolly was perfe
martinsancho94
martinsancho94
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Interesting tour
Very well explained your. We stopped at Lincoln Memorial for 30 minutes and it was enough. I recommend it very much
diana0806
diana0806
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Excellent Trolley Experience
This was an excellent experience that everyone in our group of adults enjoyed. The tour guide was informative and e
208LisaR5
208LisaR5
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Fantastic tour and an awesome guide
We enjoyed a lovely tour led by John, our tour guide. He was very informative with an impressive amount of informa
Companion50381076884
Companion50381076884
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Not worth the $.
High priced for a short circuit. 90 min for $50. Should be a hop on hop off tour but using covid as an excuse, the
Fred K
Fred K
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Clean up your advertising
Have already contacted you seeking a $10 refund because of your deceptive advertising of the Arlington “gold” tour
pantone77
pantone77
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It's a nice tour for 90min
We scheduled a 1pm tour and got to the trolley station at 1:02pm...we saw the trolley driving away so we missed it.
Ed K
Ed K
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Interesting and informational.
Learned a lot about DC, including the locations of sites I want to go to. Sitting in the open top was perfect eve
danar54
danar54
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Great choice!
This was not a DRY presentation but witty and engaging...good job TERPSWAG! Great event for a HOT August morning.
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