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

Washington DC in a Day Tour

Soak up the best of Washington DC on this full-day tour that combines informative narration with free time to explore popular sights. Step off your coach to visit top DC attractions including the US Capitol, White House Visitor Center, Smithsonian museums and World War II Memorial on your own. Drive by other major landmarks including the Washington Monument, Tidal Basin, National Gallery of Art and US Navy Memorial. This tour makes it easy to capture amazing photos and make the most of your time in the US capital!

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Washington DC landmarks
  • Visit major DC attractions such as the US Capitol, White House Visitor's Center and Smithsonian museums on your own
  • Admire other Washington DC sights including the Washington Monument, Tidal Basin and FBI headquarters from your coach
  • Learn about Washington DC's history and abundance of monuments and memorials from your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

See some of Washington's most famous sights all in one exhilarating day! This tour includes plenty of photo ops and a few museum visits. A good way to get the lay of the land or cover the highlights quickly.

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What You Can Expect

Washington DC in a Day Tour

Capitol Building, Washington DC

Begin your daylong tour of Washington DC by boarding your comfortable, air-conditioned coach at Union Station. As you travel the city, listen to your knowledgeable driver share information and anecdotes about the US capital and its many famous sights.

Get off your coach to visit certain landmarks independently. Join a guided tour (reserved for you in advance) of the US Capitol, where the Congress meets, and make the most of your photo stop at the White House South Lawn. At the White House Visitor Center, get a sense of what the White House looks like inside and learn about US presidents. Have lunch (at your own expense) at your choice of several locations; your guide will let you know when to return to the coach.

Pay your respects to the heroes of World War II at the stately World War II Memorial with its lovely fountains. Spend time exploring the vast collections at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

In the course of your tour, you'll also see the Washington Monument, FBI headquarters (J Edgar Hoover Building), Federal Triangle, Ellipse, Tidal Basin, National Archives, House and Senate Office Building, US Botanical Gardens, National Gallery of Art, US Navy Memorial and Grant Memorial — so keep your camera handy!

Your 8-hour tour of Washington's best-known sights concludes at Union Station.

Customer Reviews

Gene B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our party saw a lot of the important attractions in DC for a fair price. The bus driver/tour guide was very interesting and knowledgeable and made the tour.

Gene Burt Franklin, North Carolina

Sharmini K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very enjoyable day tour which covered over 30 sights.

merbnc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Tour was great! Bob gave much info we would never have know about.

Kathy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I highly recommend this tour. We got to see a lot of Washington DC in one day. It was a tiring day, but well worth the trip. Our guide was very informative.

coco2us

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My 7 years old son had a great time!

Chi Chi U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tour was excellent, see almost all of DC history in one day in comfort!

Eva O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We saw lots of things in 1 day... nice

Lindsay J R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our driver Bob was awesome!

Tommy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Teneisha D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an awesome experience! I've done the tour before, but my mom and nephew hadn't. They both stated how much we were able to see in DC within the 8 hours. Just the right amount of tie was given at each stop to let you get the perfect amount of pictures. Also, out tour guide was awesome!

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