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

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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!


  • 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our driver Bob was awesome!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had a great time! Definitely would recommend it to anyone. We could not have seen ALL the sites and the knowledge gained by ourselves!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great driver, excellent knowledge from Bob, tour guide,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

crams everything into one day. bus driver (Bob) was informative and entertaining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

It was a great day to see Washington DC in a day. It could not have been any better. Our driver DC was super. He was very knowledgable and entertaining as well. The cost was very reasonable for the experience.
We will definitely be looking for other similar tour upon our return to DC in the near future. Thanks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

What an amazing experience. I would absolutely recommend this tour to my friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Tour was great, and the Tour Guide very knowledgable, informative and friendly. Would take this tour again and highly recommend to anyone visiting, who wants to see and experience a lot within a limited amount of time!

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