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Gray Line's DC After Dark Tour

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Key Highlights
  • See the memorials and monuments of Washington DC bathed in light
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday


    3 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from Willard Hotel and Gray Line Terminal at Union Station.
    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

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview Washington, DC comes alive under the cover of night in this sightseeing tour of the nation's Capital. The White House is radiantly lit at this hour and the illuminated dome of the US Capitol rises out of the darkness. The austere pillars of the Supreme Court are appareled in golden light and the John F. Kennedy Center sits peacefully on the glittering waters of the Potomac.

    Step off the coach and honor America's war heroes at the Vietnam and Korean Memorials. Walk through the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, where two of the country's greatest leaders are immortalized in stone. The shop-lined streets of Georgetown are electric at night, and some of the city's most stately government buildings converge at the Federal Triangle.


    Your English-speaking guide and driver for the day will pick you up from the Gray Line Terminal at Union Station or Willard hotel in an air-conditioned coach and take you for a tour of DC After Dark Tour.

    You drive past America's most treasured monuments and memorials, illumined to magnificent effect, as nighttime transforms the nation's Capital into a city of lights.

    Look out at the most enduring symbols of American democracy as your coach drives by the White House, US Capitol, The Kennedy Center, Supreme Court, House and Senate Office Buildings, Pennsylvania Avenue, Capitol Reflecting Pool, Georgetown, Marine Corps (Iwo Jima) Memorial and Library of Congress.

    Leave the coach to pay your respects to the country's fallen soldiers at the FDR and Vietnam and Korean memorials.

    Walk up the steps of history and stand beneath the moving sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, who sits deep in thought on a throne of limestone at the memorial built in his honor. Walk through the neoclassical triumph of the Jefferson Memorial, peering through its ionic columns to see the Washington Monument pierce the darkness beyond.

    Watch the august buildings of the Federal Triangle stand silent and austere, waiting for morning.

    Your coach will drop you at Union Station's Gray Line Terminal or Willard Hotel at tour's end.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details

    You must print your electronic voucher after completing the online booking process and present it at Union Station.

    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

  • reviews
    • Great Tour!

      We loved it! Organized company. Professional. Tour guide was fantastic. It rained and they provided a poncho to all of us as our bus was open air top. But our family rolled with...

      Melissa Shupe, United States, 14/Aug/2015
    • Best night tour ever

      Great way to see the momuments and memorials at night. Comfortable transport and excellent guide. Lasted almost 4 hours so great value for money....

      Mr Ted Scriven, Ireland, 28/Sep/2013

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