4.5 star rating: Recommended 204 Reviews

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  • Location:Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Washington DC can be overwhelming with all of its different sights, but when seated aboard this luxury coach in the company of a knowledgeable guide, you can experience the best that DC has to offer in a single day. Over the course of the six-hour, narrated tour, ride in comfort between popular sites such as the Lincoln Memorial and White House, and enjoy guided walks around the US Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

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

This narrated Washington DC tour begins at the US Navy Memorial, where you’ll step aboard a luxury coach and meet your professional guide. Over the next six hours you’ll tour Washington D.C.’s most popular sights, and get views from the coach of the National Mall, Freedom Plaza, and the White House.

Stretching your legs on a walking tour, listen as your guide provides knowledgeable insight on the city’s buildings and memorials, and walk around the US Capitol Building as well as the Lincoln Memorial. Your tour also includes visits to the Korean Veterans Memorial and the Iwo Jima (Marine Corps) Memorial, and a stop at the World War II Memorial for photos, questions, and stories.

From March 15 to October 6, enjoy a scenic one-hour cruise along the Potomac River, where you’ll see Netherlands Carillon, the Lee Mansion, and Teddy Roosevelt Island. Lunch is available for purchase on board, and in the winter months from October 7-March 14, purchase lunch in an indoor courtyard surrounded by fascinating history.

During all times of year, this guided tour of Washington DC concludes at the US Navy Memorial.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My mother and I went to Washington, D.C. for a 3-day weekend. We arrived early on a Friday, checked into our hotel, and headed to the U.S. Navy Memorial where we picked up this tour. After being unsure of which bus to board, we found the right one and departed shortly after. Our tour guide Mary was awesome. She was knowledgeable and funny. She knew so much about the history of the city and its monuments. Ali was our driver and he got us around the city with no problems. We visited the U.S. Capitol unfortunately, the dome was covered in scaffolding, but the building was still amazing, the White House, the World War II Memorial, the MLK, Jr. Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Mary also identified out other points of interest along the way, such as the Eisenhower Administrative Building, Blair House, and the Hoover FBI Building quite ugly. We then dropped some members of the tour off at the Washington Monument. They had purchased the 4-hour tour. Around 2 p.m. we got lunch, then took a 50-minute boat ride on the Potomac. The boat tour guide was great, too. We saw the Watergate Complex, the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, and the Pentagon. He gave us some history on the bridges spanning the river. You could also see the Washington Monument, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials from the river. We got back on the bus and headed over to the Marine Corps Memorial Iwo Jima which was magnificent. The whole tour was fabulous. This is a great way to see the highlights in a day. The only monument you don't see up close is the Jefferson Memorial, but you can always go see it on your own. I found the Korean War Memorial to be hauntingly beautiful. Also, climbing the Washington Monument is not included in this particular tour. If I ever get back to D.C., or any city for that matter, I would definitely take another Viator tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour! Excellent tour Guide! Thx Nick,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This one day tour was fantastic! Considering we only had one day to try and see as much as we could of Washington, we certainly felt we did this with the excellent driver and our guide who was such a joy to spend the day with. Her enthusiasm, passion and love for Washington's history was catching and very entertaining!
We would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting beautiful Washington!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We would recommend this tour to anyone. Bryan our tour guide was knowledgeable, funny and helpful. We were glad to have an air condition bus and bottle water available for us too. It was a very hot day and I don't think we would have been able to see all we did if we had done this on our own. Will book again with Viator tours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. Well worth the . Christopher was outstanding. Ask for Chris!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide was amazing, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was great! Christopher our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. We really enjoyed visiting all the sites, it was culturally rich and historically significant. My only qualm is that I would suggest stopping somewhere more interesting for lunch, the tourist trap sandwich kiosk was not good. Other than that, it is really worth doing this tour as a first time visitor. I suggest brining your own lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

very useful trip with friendly and knowledgable tour guides

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Competent drive Ali,knowledgeable ,polite guide Lynette .the tour covered most of the citiy's attractions with plenty of time to take pictures and walk around.
We enjoyed ourselves vey much. It was really worth it especially as we were in town for only two days

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tour guide was phenomenal, I zipped up here from Virginia as I was only here for a week and booked this tour. A

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