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Experience the sights and sounds of Washington, DC in one day on this guided, 6.5-hour, walking and riding sightseeing tour around the nation’s capital. Visit the city’s historic, iconic landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the United States Capitol, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Marine Corps War Memorial. See and learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States, like Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King, Jr., to name a few. Includes a seasonal 1-hour Potomac River cruise.

Highlights

  • Tour of Washington DC's most famous monuments and landmarks by state-of-the-art luxury 30-passenger coach
  • See the White House, Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, and more from your comfortable coach
  • Hop off for guided walks around the US Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and much more
  • Take a scenic 1-hour Potomac River cruise (March 15 - October 6)
  • Learn about the sights you see from your knowledgeable guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 30 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

There is so much to see in Washington DC, so this tour is a great way to keep you from being overwhelmed. Having the guide accompany you at the stops really sets this tour apart. If you can, visit in the spring to take advantage of the Potomac River cruise!

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What You Can Expect

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

See the US Capitol Building and Other Iconic Sights

Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group at the United States Navy Memorial in Marine Park to begin this comprehensive 6-hour tour around and through the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

From the comfort of an air-conditioned coach, drive past the White House, the many Smithsonian museums, the National Mall, Freedom Plaza and much more. Enjoy an entertaining and educational narrative from the expert local guide, with frequent photo op stops of the historic and iconic landmark locations.

Also experience guided walks around the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Marine Corps Memorial (better known as the Iwo Jima Memorial) and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Along the way, learn about the history of these famous monuments and examine them up close.

This tour also features a scenic, seasonal 1-hour boat cruise along the Potomac River (March 15 to October 16). Lunch is available for purchase on board the boat. Outside of those dates, visit the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City for shopping and lunch (own expense).

The tour concludes back at the United States Navy Memorial.

Customer Reviews

Carl M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Informative and comfortable with knowledgeable guide and driver.

Brenda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a great quick tour of D.C. It was my first time there so I was able to see several things in a short period of time. Our guide was wonderful. She told us so much history about everything. She was very pleasant and kept our group together. It was very educational. I would highly recommend this tour.

Thomas H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Mary is an excellent, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable tour guide. We truly enjoyed her stories full of
Informative facts and historical details.

Kerry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Mary was so knowledgeable! There was not a question raised by the 27 of us that she didn't know the answer to. She was so kind and made our day feel more like visiting a friend in a new town than taking a tour. I would recommend this tour to anyone. There is so much more to understand about the monuments than most of us realize!

GLENN B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

John A. was especially good. Very professional, informational, knowledgeable, kind, courteous, helpful. John was the. BEST. tour guide I/we have ever had!!!!!!!! Sam, the driver, was super good in maneuvering the traffic.!! Glenn and Ellen Barnes

mothermolli

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour. Tour guide Christopher was very knowledgeable, had a great sense of humour and was most accommodating of everyone's needs. Great value for money.

Tommy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Chris and Tony were outstanding. Very comfortable, safe, entertaining and very informative. I can't think of a better way to do a quick orientation and see this much for a very reasonable price.
A great value.

Sabiha C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Kristofer and Ali were amazing !

Linda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour was a perfect way to see DC in 6 hours. Our guide Christopher was absolutely WONDERFUL!
He was informative, big personality, friendly, funny and professional all in one package!! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit D.C. A

Jason P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Christopher was excellent. He was very professional, entertaining/ knowledgeable. He is an excellent guide. He never asked for tip at the end, which was refreshing although, pretty much everyone volunteered to provide :
He made the DC trip exceptional ....

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