Shining City Tour

“America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere.” —Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States of America

The Shining City Tour is an after-dark tour of the lights and radiance of Washington, D.C. Aptly called the “Shining City,” Pierre L’Enfant drew his inspiration for the design and layout of Washington, D.C. from the city of Paris, which is called the “City of Lights.” Our nation’s capitol is a beautiful representation of the principles of freedom our nation was founded on and to which it holds today.


Evening Tour Overview

Tour includes your own personal tour guide, hop-off/hop-on at each stop, and bottled water.

DURATION: 3 hours from 7pm to 10pm

PICKUP LOCATION: 701 15th St. NW – cross street is New York Ave. (in front of the White House Gift Shop) (view map)


  • $43 – Children (3-11)
  • $53 – Adults (12-59)
  • $49 – Seniors (60+)
  • (10% discount available for military veteran families of up to 4 persons)




  • The White House
  • World War II Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • Air Force Memorial
  • Marines Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • U.S. Capitol Building
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