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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley
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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
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5046WAS_MON
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
  • Emotional support animals and pets are not allowed on the tour
  • 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
  • Emotional support animals and pets are not allowed on the tour
  • 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
  • 8
    National World War II Memorial
    Stop: 20 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
356 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Jennifer H
Eugene, OR1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Family
The fresh air, open air trolley , the tour stops and the tour guide / driver / history buff Drew were awesome.
We chose the moonlight tour option in order to jam pack our short stay. It was worth it. The tour driver made three stops , each with approx 15-25 minutes for guests to hop off, see the sights & snap photos (in our case: Lincoln memorial Vietnam & Korean memorial (stop 1), Iwo Jima (stop 2), and MLK monument (stop 3). Be forewarned this is a 2.5 hour tour, so bring a sweater if the night is predicted to get chilly.
Here’s what they could do better: for these earlier sunset times (7:30 in September), they should start the tour NOT at 7:30, but at 6:30… the stop for the Vietnam memorial was pitch black and unsafe for my 10&12yo to saunter off to snap photos or even see the monument. Ditto for the MLK, which was the last stop. The monument itself was lit up but the walk over to it was dark and in an area of trees and hidden corners - again as a mom with two kiddos it was somewhat nerve racking ensuring their safety on those stops - thankfully I had my purse flashlight and cell phone to light the way. You’re
On your own when you walk off the bus. The tour FAQ’s should include the reminder to guests to bring a headlamp or small flashlight for the moonlight walkabout portion.
So keep that in mind on the moonlight tours. However the leisurely trolley ride around the city and the driver hitting most of the oft photographed spots was worth the $!
It goes long tho… we didn’t hop off till nearly 10pm and caught a Lyft back to our hotel.
We would book again!
Written 8 September 2021
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lizmodesitt
O'Fallon, MO14 contributions
This tour was a great way to learn about the city and see the monuments in the evening. Our tour guide Lucky was wonderful. She kept it fun and informative and shared some of her personal favorites around the city.
Written 30 May 2022
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Teresa G
4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
I toured the DC Monuments during the day 7 yrs ago so on this visit I decided to take this moonlight tour. I was NOT disappointed. Our guide was Kam the Man and the tour was 2.5 hours long @$45 a person. Kam was very thorough, polite and provided plenty of time on and off the trolley to visit and photograph each monument/landmark. You owe it to yourself to see the city light up the night.
Written 19 September 2021
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Andrew E
1 contribution
This should have been a guided tour to ensure we got to see Monuments, etc. , at each stop. Could not get pictures of the senate or White house. Next time I will select a tour that is more expensive to ensure I get more pictures of this amazing city.
Written 2 June 2022
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Maria F
1 contribution
May 2022
Tour was rushed and only 2 hours, not 2 1/2 and certainly not 3 hours. Not enough to enjoy any of the monuments. Our driver, Lucky was clearly not having a good night and almost left some of my adult family members behind, who were returning to the trolley ON TIME. She was constantly scolding people to keep their arms inside the windows (I didn't see who she was referring to) and militant about our time at each stop. We were supposed to have 30 mins at each of the 3 stops, but instead got 30 mins at the 1st, 20 mins at the 2nd and 10 mins at the 3rd. Next time I'll take the Metro and save us the aggravations and money.

FYI we did complain to Old Trolley and they refunded us our money.
Written 23 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Please accept our apologies for our CAST's behavior. We take great pride in the level of hospitality we provide the guest, and clearly in your case we failed. Thank you for letting us know your money was refunded.
Written 8 June 2022
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SlytherinMom
Wilmington, NC51 contributions
Great experience. Our guide MJ was good and he kept his cool even when an obnoxious guest kept shouting and loud talking and a car blew their horn at him for literally 30 seconds straight. The stops are quick but we viewed some of the monuments earlier in the day so didn’t feel pressured to see them all on the tour. Take plenty of water! There were no drinks to be found anywhere at night.
Written 8 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for sharing some of your vacation with us. We hope you will join us again.
Written 10 June 2021
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Kristen P
Hopedale, MA5 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
We had a wonderful evening trip for Monuments by Moonlight with Sooner Steve. He shared so many great facts that we loved hearing and continued discussing afterwards. He was mindful of passengers and allowed for great interaction and conversation along the ride. He also acknowledged special events guests were celebrating. The Monuments by Moonlight tour was beautiful. It allowed for time at key spots and beautiful views of the monuments lit up at night. We toured with our three children, ages 10, 7, and 3, and everyone was engaged and had a great time!
Written 12 June 2021
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We are so glad that you had a great time! Thank you for coming by and the for leaving a review!
Written 9 July 2021
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Kelly B
Marion, MA6 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Exceptional way to discover DC. Our guide narrated the excursion and gave us tips for navigating the different stops. For anyone concerned about COVID, the trolleys are open air and most people kept masked when together so overall very safe. They even had heat that was turned on to keep us toasty. They advise arriving 30 minutes early. This is because they are running multiple tour buses (I think they had four going) so yes, get their early to get a good seat and get started. (Buses depart upon being filled). So, you arrive later, you will have a later night.
Written 17 October 2021
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Sue B
Goodyear, AZ5 contributions
Really enjoyed learning so many things! Our tour guide was excellent! I was surprised how much I enjoyed it because the staff in the building was a little rude. We weren't sure where we needed to go an how to scan our tickets. One guys said 'the old people line up outside'. The other one didn't look up from his cell phone
Written 16 May 2022
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Alicia
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
Buckeye is the best guide. He narrated (including interesting facts and humorous stories) as we drove around DC. We had the perfect amount of time at each stop to explore and take photos. If you take only one tour in DC, this is the one!
Written 6 August 2021
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Ralph Waldo Henderson (he quoted that guy) 🙃🙂
Needed to wait 45 mins for the trolley to even arrive. The narration of the tour was just odd. It was like the driv
alistairm2017
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Overcharged
Was doubled charged (for 2 persons despite being a solo traveler) and have not response to requests for a refund. #
Sue M
Sue M
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Good Narrative - Not so good site seeing.
The driver was very knowledgeable about the area and points of interest, but there weren't great opportunities for
Kristi M
Kristi M
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Wonderful and Fun Experience
This was such a wonderful experience! A lot of great tid bits of information and our driver Duke kept us laughing t
Christine D
Christine D
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Great ride!
Even thought he weater was rainy, we enjoyed our trip on the trolley. OUr driver was very thorough and gave us the
mihofamily
mihofamily
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DC Trolly Tour
Unfortunately the day we took our tour was an exceptional cold day therefore the vinyl windows were lowered. We rea
777leslil
777leslil
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Great Historical Experience
The guide was excellent. I've been to DC before and it is hard to see the sights on your own. I learned so many thi
maureenedwards
maureenedwards
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good trip
Buckeye was our guide and he was very informative .Great way to see the sights and see the highlights ,and then dec
Jhobbs7911
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Limitations, but still good option
Great tour. People were very friendly and helpfully. Unfortunately, you can’t hop on and off anymore. Too many city
Jax_Cracker
Jax_Cracker
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4.5 And Here's Why Not a Full 5
Informative and picturesque. Driver accommodates drive-by photo ops and videos where possible. The 30-minute sto
frananic0lini
frananic0lini
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Great for busy families
This was an excellent choice for a family tour. Long enough to feel like you’ve really seen something, but short en
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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
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