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Washington DC: Monuments at Night Bike Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    April-October: 6:30pm

    November-March: 4:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    998 Maine Avenue SW Washington DC 20024

    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Key Highlights

  • Cycle past the famous monuments bathed in the glow of the setting sun
  • Washington at night is even more mesmerizing!
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The monuments never looked so spectacular! cycle to the magnificently lit memorials.

This relaxed and easy-paced tour takes you to the National Mall and Potomac Tidal Basin when the monuments are less crowded, the air is cooler, and the views are magnificent. See the superbly illuminated Washington Monument, Vietnam Memorial, World War II memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and more.

Get off the bike and walk around and explore the enduring landmarks of American history up close and at your leisure.

You haven't seen Washington until you've seen it at night!

There is no hotel pick-up for this Night Bike Tour of Washington DC’s Monuments. Make your own way to the National Mall, 998 Maine Avenue SW.

You will receive your bike, helmet (mandatory for children, ages 16 and under), comfort hybrid, a handlebar bag, snacks and bottled water. Each tour begins with a safety and bike usage talk. The tour route takes place on paths, trails, and sidewalks.

Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, set out to explore Washington DC’s monuments and memorials after sunset. You will get ample time to walk around all of the monuments.

Highlights of the tour include:

• The Washington Monument: This obelisk is dedicated to the founder of America, George Washington and is the centrepiece of the National Mall. It is the tallest free standing masonry structure in the world.

• Lincoln Memorial: An enduring symbol of American freedom, the Lincoln memorial is a monument honoring the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The pristine white building is modeled on a Greek temple. Inside is a large sculpture of Abraham Lincoln seated in a chair.

• Vietnam Memorial: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served in the Vietnam War. Its main monument, known as 'The Wall' is the most visited memorial in Washington.

• WWII Memorial: This is one of Washington D.C.’s newest monuments. The National World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces during the war and the 400,000 Americans that died in that war. It is flanked by two of Washington D.C.’s most notable structures – the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial.

• Jefferson Memorial: Modeled along the lines of the Pantheon in Rome, this tribute to Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, is located at the south side of the Tidal Basin. It is dominated by a neo-classical dome with a portico in the centre of a manmade lake. The lake is surrounded by cherry trees, a gift from the city of Tokyo to the city of Washington in 1912. It is one of the most photographed sights in Washington, especially when the trees are laden with cherry blossoms.

At the end of an unforgettable experience, return on your bike to the starting point, where your tour ends.


  • Bike rental
  • Helmet
  • Bike bag 
  • Reflective vests Safety lights
  • English-speaking guide


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please note

Helmets are mandatory for children, ages 16 and under. Children's trailer tandems and burley trailers are available at extra cost. Please indicate which child attachment will be needed when calling the local activity operator to confirm availability.

please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start for check-in.

The tour may be cancelled for safety concerns such as high winds, thunderstorms, excessive heat or cold, or other severe conditions. In the event of such a cancellation, you may either reschedule or request a full refund.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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