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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC by the light of night on this small-group sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air, electric vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of an illuminated Washington Monument, the White House and many other landmark locations. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington, DC by night.
  • Nighttime sightseeing tour of Washington DC landmarks
  • Take in DC’s monuments as they glow with spectacular lighting
  • Marvel at the majestic presence of the White House in the evening light and walk up to the Lincoln Memorial
  • Get great photo ops of illuminated Capitol Hill landmarks
  • Admire the fountain displays at the WWI and WWII Memorials
  • Small-group tour limited to 7 passengers per cart to ensure a personalized experience.
  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company
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An experienced local English-speaking tour guide
Transportation in an all-electric 7-passenger vehicle
Gratuities
Smithsonian , Washington, DC 20024, USA

12th & Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC (Smithsonian Metro Stop) at the base of the Department of Agriculture Building.

8:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
There are walking tours and there are bus tours, but this unique eCruiser tour provides an entirely new perspective on the city of Washington, DC and its many famous landmark locations by the light of night. 

Meet the guide and the rest of the small-group at 12th and Independence Ave. SW, the Smithsonian Metro Stop at the base of the Department of Agriculture Building. Then climb aboard a nifty eCruiser vehicle — an open-air, eco-friendly electric cart that offers as much in style as it does with substance. 

See the Washington Monument lit up for the evening; the Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials, illuminated by indirect lighting from the Tidal Basin; the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, featuring cascading waterfalls and scenic 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 world-famous 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 and facts that make the city of Washington, DC one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Washington DC Tour Hub
Meet your guide outside and then hop into your electric cart, a comfortable and efficient way to get around the downtown area. Each electric cart has room for seven passengers plus a guide.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tidal Basin
Move through the major monument areas, marveling at the dramatic effect of the floodlights on the stately architecture. Admire the Jefferson Memorial and Martin Luther King Memorial, bathed in indirect light from the Tidal Basin.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Take in the FDR Memorial with its cascading waterfalls and sculptures depicting President Roosevelt’s four terms.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Washington Monument
See the illuminated Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Then visit the WWI and WWII Memorials, the Korean War Veterans Memorial
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
And, finally, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
White House
Continue past Washington DC’s most famous address: the White House. Keep your camera ready to test out your night photography skills as you stop at the sites.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Capitol Hill
Continue on towards 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. Your eco-friendly, open-air electric cart allows you to enjoy fresh air and great views as you tour the city. Your guide also points out festivals, exhibits, demonstrations or special events that may be occurring in this lively city. After a 2-hour tour, you'll return to the Smithsonian complex where your tour ends.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchairs can be accommodated, but we need to know in advance.
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Your tour covers the National Mall in an all-electric vehicle. We're committed to reducing the environmental impact of vehicle-based tourism in Washington DC, which makes up the vast majority of tours given in this city. Make a "green" difference by seeing the Mall via electric transportation!
  • Children under 4 are not permitted to sit on a parent's or guardian's lap due to local safety regulations in the eCruiser.
  • Carts accommodate most types of infant seats and we encourage parents to bring their own. We can provide an infant seat, as long as a guest calls us at least 48 hours before the tour and informs us of the age and weight of the infant.
  • As of January 17, 2022, all guests on our cart tours will be required to bring a mask with them. Masks must be worn while on tour on an enclosed cart. Masks will be optional while on tour on an open-air cart.
  • This is a small group experience, with each electric cart limited to a max of 7 people. Whilst we do our best to seat groups together, we aren’t able to guarantee to seat together and at times groups may be asked to sit on separate carts.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • This tour runs year round and will proceed rain or shine unless such weather constitutes a dangerous situation. The final decision on cancelling a tour will occur at least 1 hour prior to departure and all possible guests will be contacted.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intrepid Urban Adventures - USA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Electric Cart Tour.

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  • "I like the open cart so you can get a breeze, hop on and off easily, and have a small group." See review
  • "Night time was the time to do this..great stops, Highly recommend," See review
  • "Being in a smaller group is the best way to see the monuments." See review

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star-5
A great way to see the key sights
Kristi_B
, Jun 2022
We (2 adults and 9 YO boy) did this tour in our first night in town and it certainly set off our trip well! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and made sure everyone on the tour felt included. We would recommend this tour and would do it again when coming back to town.
star-5
Skip the Walk
Hario_V
, Jun 2022
Sherazade was the right person to take us around DC because of her knowledge and passion she has for DC. Truly a great experience I would recommend to anyone.
star-1
THE WORST "CUSTOMER SERVICE" I'VE EVER RECEIVED
Alison_D
, Jun 2022
Honestly I am very disappointed by this whole experience and will not only not book with Viator ever again, but I will post in every executive assistant blog I am a part of warning others not to book (in addition to telling all my friends, family, and colleagues). I booked a Washington DC nighttime monument tour for my group of 11 (I am an EA and book social activities for my executive team frequently). Our reservation was for 8pm; we arrived at 8:12pm due to some road closures in DC because of an upcoming music festival (to note, I did try to call but couldn't get anyone on the phone). My group SAW the tour guides and then witnessed the tour guides driving away as we pulled up in our Uber (tried to shout to them but they didn't hear). I then attempted to call the local number again and couldn't get anyone on the phone. I found a second number and called that (it was the general line). I did get someone on the phone who told me I should call the local number (yes, I had already tried that twice). I explained to her that we saw the guides departing and could they just loop around and pick us up and we would be totally content with a shorter tour. Apparently this wasn't possible...I have no idea why since I had PRE-PAID for the tour @ $85/pp (so around $900 total for an 8-10p ET tour). It was 8:25p by this point so still 1 hour, 35 mins until the end of the tour. Once I realized the guides wouldn't come back, I asked for a refund. I was told I would be contacted by email. I received a short and terse email back to which I responded. Then I received this email: "Hi Alison, Thank you for your patience as we reviewed your refund request. While we understand that you were unhappy with your experience, the tour was provided as advertised in the tour description. Their tour guide waited until 8:14 PM. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a refund for this booking. We have noted your concerns, however this decision is final. No further consideration will be given to this request." Excuse me? What HORRIBLE customer service. This makes me feel like this whole company is very shady. I PAID FOR TIME and we didn't receive anything other than they had "noted my concerns". This is very unprofessional in my opinion and up there with the "customer service" at Xfinity. I feel like I was scammed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fab tour fab guide highly recommend
b12ans
, Jun 2022
Absolutely great tour would highly recommend. Our tour guide (nick I think) was fabulous and gave lots of knowledge to us (we were from the UK) Seeing the Lincoln memorial at night really shows how big it is but really shows off its beauty too.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome tour
Ellen_F
, Jun 2022
Kevin Fanning was an amazing tour guide. We actually got there late he waited for us and gave us a great tour. Would highly recommend anyone visiting in the DC area to take this tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Take this tour!
Jennifer_M
, Jun 2022
The tour was extremely enjoyable. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and charismatic. We loved it.
star-5
The best and informative tour we have had!
Jacob_S
, Jun 2022
Amazing experience with great service! Just a heads up you aren’t dropped off from your departure location. Amazing tour though!
star-5
A Must Do While in DC
Allison_H
, Jun 2022
Tour guides were great! Very informative. Seeing the monuments lit up at night is a must see!! On this tour you were also able to stop and get out to get a better view.
star-5
Full of information!
valerie_c
, Jun 2022
Dana was fantastic! So much enthusiasm sharing extensive historical information. She was a gift. My 15 year old son loved it!
star-5
So much fun!!! We love Bruce!
Abbie_E
, Jun 2022
Bruce was the BEST tour guide! So much fun, despite a slow drizzle. This was our favorite part of DC!
star-5
Excellent activity for out-of-town visitors
Christina_U
, Jun 2022
Friendly and informative tour guide, amazing sites during sunset and after dark. A must-see for everyone!
star-5
Beth was our guide and...
Lori_C
, Jun 2022
Beth was our guide and she was great. Let us personalize our tour a bit by seeing the Supreme Court. She was so kind!!
star-5
Wonderful
Evie_Z
, Jun 2022
Alex was amazing. Answered all our questions and told many stories about working in the legislature he was great
star-5
A lovely way to see the Monuments!
Lisa_D
, Jun 2022
Cory was excellent! Kind and knowledgeable! Loved it! We loved the small group size & the electric cart.
star-4
Fun DC tour
JudyHarradine
, Jun 2022
Great fun on a very warm night being in an open air EV. Guide very informative . Small group of 7. Only negative as it would have been great to include both Rosevelt and Vietnam memorial.
star-5
Seeing the monuments all...
Lisa_T
, Jun 2022
Seeing the monuments all lit up was excellent. My eleven-year-old daughter was never bored and enjoyed herself the entire time.
star-5
Best way to see DC monuments
shelbyyferguson
, May 2022
As a DC local I could not recommend this tour more! I have done it all in terms of trying to hit as many iconic locations as possible in a short time when family/friends visit and this one by far is the absolute best way to do it!! DJ was so much fun and gave great info at each stop. Must do in DC!
star-5
Great evening with Sam in DC!
Jessica_F
, May 2022
Great tour with Sam behind the wheel! We had the ability to hop off at several stops and explore the memorials at night. It was a lovely ride that I’d definitely recommend to anyone!
star-5
Great experience
Jo_F
, May 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. It was so neat to see the monuments lit up at night. I highly recommend this.
star-5
Amazing Tour!
Cassee_C
, May 2022
Great tour! Great guide Bruce! DC is amazing to see lit up in the evening. Absolutely was the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. Got to go to several locations: Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, MLKJ Memorial, US Capitol, White House.

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