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Washington DC's Top National Monuments

By Viator, November 2014

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Washington DC has its fair share of things to do, but for the history buff and monument fanatic, DC is a playground of elephantine proportions. From the White House and Capitol Hill, to the Smithsonian and everything in-between, DC has got more sightseeing than anybody but the longest staying traveler can expect to see while there.

That being the case, a tour is recommended to help orient yourself and to help point-out more esoteric highlights like the new renovation on the Ford Theatre, background notes about the Civil War, and what 1860’s Washington looked like. Get a good overview of Washington DC with a day tour and visit the “must sees” like the White House, the Capitol Building, the Smithsonian Museums, and the National Monument.

A nice alternative tour, and one for any closet shutterbug, is the Monuments and Memorials Full Day Photo Safari where you’ll get to visit, quite literally, the most picturesque monuments that Washington has to offer. Under the guidance of professional photographer E. David Luria, you and a small group will visit and photograph no less than 10 historic sites including the Lincoln and Vietnam Memorials, Lafeyette Park, the White House and Capitol Building, while getting professional guidance and photographic tips before ending the day with Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial and its postcard views of DC.

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Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House and Lincoln Memorial

4.5 star rating: Recommended 92 Reviews

Experience Washington DC’s most sought-after attractions like a true VIP insider. Beat the long entrance lines and enjoy reserved entry to the US Capitol ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00

Washington DC Guided Night Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 107 Reviews

Take a guided evening tour of Washington DC’s monuments and memorials -- majestic by day and spectacular when floodlit at night! See the Lincoln Memorial and ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.10
$49.00 Save $4.90

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley

4.5 star rating: Recommended 683 Reviews

You haven't seen Washington DC until you've seen it at night! On this narrated evening tour, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of Washington DC, and see ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.00

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 77 Reviews

See the very best of Washington DC in one day! Aboard a state-of-the-art, luxury 30-passenger coach for a narrated 6-hour tour, see the White House, the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.10
$69.00 Save $6.90

Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley and Monuments by Moonlight Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Explore Washington DC at your leisure on a hop-on hop-off trolley and see the city's landmarks illuminated on a guided night tour with this super saver combo. ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $70.20
$78.00 Save $7.80

Washington DC Fall Foliage Day Cruise

Washington DC in the fall is a sight to be seen. This relaxing fall foliage cruise takes you along the Potomac River past DC’s most famous monuments, parks and ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $26.00

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Cruise

3 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

See Washington DC like never before on a mesmerizing nighttime cruise along the Potomac River. Admire DC’s most famous monuments and landmarks including the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $26.00

Washington DC Segway Night Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 117 Reviews

A fabulous way to see Washington D.C. at night! Highlights include: The White House, US Capitol Building, National Air and Space Museum, Washington Monument, ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00

Viator Exclusive: Washington Monument Skip-the-Line Admission with DC Landmarks and Memorials Tour

Skip the long lines and be the first to enter the Washington Monument on this Viator Exclusive that can’t be booked anywhere else. Along with the reserved ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.00

Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

See the famous sights of Washington by night including the Vietnam War Memorial, Jefferson, Lincoln and WWII memorials. There is no better way to spend an ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00

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