Capital City Christmas Tour: Washington DC Lights
30 Ratings
Experience the magic of Christmas in the nation's capital with our fully-guided tour. Explore dazzling displays, iconic landmarks, and festive trees on this three-hour journey!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
What's Included
  • Live narrative by English-speaking tour guides
  • Transport in a climate-controlled luxury tour bus
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Embark on a journey across the Nation’s Capital, visiting its magnificent Christmas trees and seasonal decorations on this comprehensive three-hour guided tour!

Your expert guide will meet you and you’ll board a comfortable, climate-controlled bus at the US Navy Memorial, before setting off to Downtown DC. There, get ready to marvel at the stunning Christmas tree and festive light display.

Next up - the esteemed National Christmas Tree accompanied by its “Pathway of Peace” that includes 56 smaller trees—positioned in front of the White House.

Head towards Old Town Alexandria and the renowned Market Square to admire the town’s cherished Christmas centerpiece.

Explore the National Harbor and a sparkling 54-foot high Christmas Tree. Also make a pitstop at the Gaylord National Resort where you’ll be mesmerized by their twinkling holiday light showcase.

We circle back to the majestic Capitol Christmas Tree located at the West Lawn of the US Capitol. We’ll also pop by the Canadian Embassy for a concluding picture moment with their conventional Christmas tree.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No food allowed on buses.
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
US Navy Memorial Plaza
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(30 Ratings)
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Dec 25, 2023
Perfect experience - Wonderful experience. Highly knowledgeable tour guide. All around beautiful tour. The canadian embassy had the best tree.
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Dec 25, 2023
Excellent experience - It was an excellent experience. They kept to the schedule and were very knowledgeable about the history of the DMV.
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Dec 17, 2023
The entire experience was... - The entire experience was great beutiful places and our guide Nick was great friendly and knowledgeable.
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Dec 15, 2023
Enjoy the lughts - Wonderful tour guide & driver. Excellent information on the nights tour. Highly recommended great for everyone
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Dec 14, 2023
The guide was extremely... - The guide was extremely knowledgeable. The trees were beautiful. The Light show at the Gaylord National was great although a bit weird?
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Dec 12, 2023
Awesome - My experience was amazing, however, I would have preferred that there was more lighting at night at the Navy Memorial beginning spot where to wait for the tour bus. Otherwise, I loved the Capitol Christmas tree and grounds.
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Dec 10, 2023
Christmas Lights in Washington DC - Wonderful tour with guide Nick and driver Sylvie! Very informative! Nick told us wonderful and funny stories about the history of DC as we experienced the holiday lights of DC. Would recommend this tour!
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Dec 8, 2023
Thank you for providing the opportunity. - Enjoyed traveling safely in a group to see the variety of Christmas lights & sites. Friendly and knowledgeable guide.
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Dec 24, 2023
Not worth the money - The tour needs to start earlier. Some of the buildings referenced we couldn’t really see in the dark. The windows on the bus were fogged up. We should have been able to get off of the bus in Alexandria but didn’t. It was not worth the money I paid.
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Jan 2, 2024
Tour operator failure to show up for sightseeing tour - The bus never picked up a group of 12-16 people for a sightseeing tour and we all waited for over 1/2 hour in the drizzle and rain on the day after Christmas streetside for a bus never to come. We were there for a special nighttime Washington DC Holiday Lights Tour as a sightseeing tour of the DC monuments and National Christmas Tree. They did not cancel ahead of time and they did not refund our tickets. The address of 701 Penn Avenue seems to include a whole city block so who knows if the bus was on a different side of where google maps directs one to this site. Had they canceled ahead of time or had they refunded our tickets to make it right, We all would be disappointed but not as upset as how badly they responded to our complaints. So there is no interest in making this right or ensuring a tour bus was sent to that address. Nor is there a number to reach Viator afterhours to make a complaint since they put a 3rd party tour operators number on the ticket you print out.
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