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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington DC by moonlight on this narrated, 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy an educational and entertaining history of the nation’s capital while traveling past each point of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House and many other landmarks. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
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  • 2 to 48 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 to 48 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Washington DC Duck Tour

Buckle into an amphibious World War II vehicle and take off on an entertaining duck tour of Washington DC. You’ll travel by land and water and view plenty of landmarks narrated by your comical captain during this 1.5-hour tour. Motor past the Washington Monument and other famous memorials before you make a splash into the Potomac River for unique water views.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley + Arlington Nat'l Cemetery, Water Taxi Upgrade

Take a hop-on hop-off Washington DC trolley tour to explore the nation’s capital at your own pace. The route encompasses the city’s top attractions, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery (if option is selected). This is the only tour to take you into the Arlington National Cemetery (if option is selected). Just hop off at any stop when you want to explore, and then hop back on the trolley to continue around the city. When booking, select a silver, gold or platinum pass, depending upon your interests.
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  • 2 to 48 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 to 48 hours
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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

Once you’ve experienced some of America’s greatest icons, take this memorable day trip to Gettysburg to explore some of its deepest historical roots, too. Enjoy the comfort of coach bus transport as you make your way through the countryside of Maryland and Pennsylvania. See Cemetery Ridge, where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, and learn about the largest battle ever fought on American soil during a narrated show and a detailed miniature military diorama. This tour includes a stop at the restored home of George Washington Shriver, too.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.00
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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

Explore the best of Washington, DC on this narrated, hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Visit more than 100 points of interest among DC’s top attractions — like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, to name just a few. Depending upon your interest, select a silver, gold or platinum pass, then board at any of the 17 stops and get to know the nation’s capital in customized fashion, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor. A guided, 2.5-hour, moonlight trolley tour to the same landmark locations, illuminated for the evening, is also included.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

Get a panoramic look at Washington DC on this sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to the United States capital and its historical and cultural landmarks. Listen to live narration as you see dozens of attractions, such as Lincoln Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, the outside of the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall, the Watergate building, Arlington National Cemetery and the Smithsonian buildings.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore the vast Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC at a pace that suits you with this hop-on hop-off trolley tour. With trolleys departing every 20 minutes, you can hop off at any of the six stops, including the US Marine Corps War Memorial, the US Coast Guard Memorial and the Eternal Flame. Listen to an onboard guide share the history of Arlington and the significance of the memorials, monuments and burial sites that you pass.
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  • 2 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 to 9 hours
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Mount Vernon Admission Ticket

Experience American history firsthand with a ticket to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s elegant home on the banks of the Potomac River near Washington DC. Explore the manicured grounds and the beautifully restored interior of the President’s mansion and get a glimpse of his daily work and life in his study and private rooms. Learn the stories behind the remarkable estate at the Orientation Center, then visit the 5-acre experimental farm; from April through October, admission includes entry to the onsite gristmill and whiskey distillery.
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  • 30 to 240 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 30 to 240 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

2-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

Explore the most famous landmark locations in and around Washington, DC on this guided, 2-day sightseeing tour. Visit popular attractions like the White House Visitor Center, the United States Capitol and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to name just a few. Then travel to Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved plantation in Virginia and Arlington National Cemetery to witness the Changing of the Guard. Along the way, hear colorful stories and learn little known facts about all the monuments, statues, buildings and locations in and around DC.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 days
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Private Mount Vernon and Arlington Cemetery Tour

Experience George Washington’s home and Arlington National Cemetery on a private tour. Comfortable round-trip transportation from your hotel allows you to visit a number of points of interest, without the hassle of car rental. There’s no risk of going hungry with a light breakfast and lunch at Mount Vernon included. Enjoy immersive guided visits at each stop on your itinerary, with ample opportunity to ask questions and take photos.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Private Guided Walking Tour: Arlington National Cemetery

Explore Arlington National Cemetery with a dedicated guide on this private 2.5-hour walking tour. Visit the graves of the men and women buried there and listen to cemetery history from your guide. This private tour ensures a flexible itinerary and personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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DC Monuments By Night

D.C. is a fascinating city, but at night and under the stars,  it’s magical. Tour your favorite monuments and memorials all lit up our experienced guide for 3 unforgettable hours.  In the spring and summer, you’ll hopefully catch a beautiful sunset with an iconic location such as the Capitol or the Washington Monument as your backdrop. Then watch as the lights come up all over the city on favorites like the White House and Lincoln Memorial. In the fall and winter, you’ll be able to see the city at its glowing best right from the start and even catch the seasonal holiday lights from November-January.It’s just the right blend of time riding and walking and you’ll visit all the most famous DC nighttime sights while hearing all about the Nation’s Capital from our personable and entertaining live guide.  If you’ve never been to DC before, a night tour is an absolute must. If you’ve been here before, there's a reason so many people want to do it again. 
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Private Guided Tour: The Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Get an in-depth look at the National Museum of American History on this 2.5-hour private tour. With a dedicated guide, visit the museum's highlights that features personalized attention and a flexible itinerary.
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  • 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.00
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  • 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Moonlight Tour of Washington DC

Experience the grandeur of Washington DC’s architecture and memorials at night on this three-hour moonlight tour of the city. Avoid the crowds and traffic that persists during the day, and have the sights to yourself on a small group tour (max 14 people). Travel in a climate-controlled van and stop to see some of the nation’s most famous sights including the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, and the National Archives. Skip the hassles of driving and public transportation and get a good overview of the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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 National Mall, Smithsonian Museums and more, and enjoy guided walks around the US Capitol Building, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial, giving you a more intimate look at DC's most famous landmarks. You’ll learn all about the sights you see from your knowledgeable English-speaking guide and Mandarin-recorded head-set.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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God Bless America tour

Affordable custom, private tour catered to the need of each client, while providing high end service. We provide Luxury SUVs, professional drivers and amazing hand-picked profesional tour guides.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Guided Tour

Booking a tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ensures that you won't miss the highlights of one of the most popular museums in Washington DC. You'll hear facts and stories about the wildlife and historical artifacts on display as you wander through the museum in a small group.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour

Take a break from the city without the hassle of navigating on your own on a guided day trip to Mount Vernon and Old Alexandria. No need to plan logistics: Admission tickets and tour of Washington’s Mount Vernon estate are reserved for you. Afterwards, explore Old Alexandria with a guide, who ensures you see points of historical interest that are often unmarked and missed by visitors.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour: George Washington's Mount Vernon

Travel to Mount Vernon, George Washington's popular plantation home in Virginia and one of the nation’s most beloved historic sites for this private tour. Learn about his life as a founding father and first president of the United States. Explore his home of more than 40 years, including the 21-room mansion, the Colonial-era buildings, the beautiful gardens, a working distillery and gristmill, and the museum and education center.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$500.00
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  • 1 hour
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Washington DC Food Tour: Italian Cuisine in Dupont Circle

Follow a passionate foodie guide on foot to several Italian restaurants in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. You’ll visit local establishments and savor four to five food tastings with a wine pairing during this 3.5-hour tour, which offers various departure times. Learn about regional history, architecture and all things Italian while you walk and discover these culinary gems. Numbers are limited to 16 participants to ensure an intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$68.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Guided Tour Experience of Washington DC

The DC It All! Tour is the longest running guided tour in DC. This tour was created in 2006 and has been consistently running ever since. Don't be fooled by copycat companies that have only been in business a year or two.The DC It All Tour is Washington DC’s Most Comprehensive Guided Tour. This is a broad overview tour of Washington DC. Perfect for your first day in Washington.Your licensed tour guide will step off the bus with you at each attraction. The guide will show you every important detail of each monument and help you experience everything DC has to offer. This is what makes the DC It All Tour the favorite of tourists that come to Washington DC.Many companies use audio recordings rather than live tour guides. Other companies have the driver be the tour guide, which saves them money, but the tour guide cannot walk you into the various attractions.The tour makes 7 stops, and you will see a total of 68 attractions and points of interest during the tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.99
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Full Monuments & Memorials Tour

You can see all Washington DC Monuments and Memorials, the White House and the Capitol at your own pace, with no bus-filled crowding or walking — and no waiting. You'll be protected from the weather, including rain, snow and sun. Kid friendly and your dogs are most welcome! This is the best option for anyone with a mobility impairment. Our most popular tour is the Monuments and Memorials tour. We have done this tour 100+ different ways, depending on our guest's wishes. This is a tour of the entire National Mall on tricycle and includes the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean, Vietnam and WWII War Memorials, and the White House, as well as other memorials. We also conduct night tours, which usually include all the amazing lit-up sights (our favorites at night are The White House, World War II, Lincoln, Jefferson, Roosevelt and the Capitol).
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
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War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

Visit Arlington National Cemetery and explore some of the most famous memorials around Washington, DC on this sightseeing tour. At Arlington National, witness the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns, then stop at famous landmark locations like the Marine Corps War Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and more. Additionally, see the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and many more—even the White House, the United States Capitol and the National Mall.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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DC & Arlington in a Half Day

The DC & Arlington in a Half Day is a fast-paced and enjoyable way to see the top sights in one memorable tour in the company of our knowledgeable and personable live guide. Approximately 5.5. hours in duration, it starts by meeting your guide outside the Arlington National Cemetery Metro station by 7:45 am and ends by approximately 1:30 pm at either the Natural History Museum (mid-October to mid-April) or the Lincoln Memorial (mid-April to mid-October. See the top sights in Washington, DC as well as visit the world-renowned Arlington National Cemetery and still be finished in time to do other things like visit museums, go shopping, have a rest or catch a plane in the afternoon. It’s the best of both worlds! Begin with a unique 2 hour walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery with your guide, then board our climate-controlled bus to between top sights like the U.S. Capitol, White House,the Lincoln, MLK, WW II and Vietnam War Memorials among many others in one amazing tour!
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours


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