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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

Washington, United States
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6 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Experience the sights and sounds of Washington, DC in one day on this guided 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 Potomac River cruise.
  • 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 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour’s river cruise and guided walking portions provide extra photo ops and insight.
Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group at the United States Navy Memorial in Marine Park to begin this comprehensive 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 boat cruise along the Potomac River (March 15 to October 16). Lunch is available for purchase on board. Outside of those dates, visit the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City for shopping and lunch on own.

The tour concludes back at the United States Navy Memorial.

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Washington dc tour excellent
Linda B
, Sep 2019
excellent tour guide and narrator. Was very nice and informative. And lots of water to drink for the hot day.
A good tour.
, Sep 2019
Tour started on time and we were transported to the various sites in an air condition coach. Be prepared for walking on the tour as many of the monuments requires getting off the coach and getting there by foot. Comfortable footwear recommended. The tour is a full six hours including a lunch stop of about 40 minutes. The Guide kept a fairly brisk pace which was needed to fit in all the sites. This tour included a trip down the Potomac river which was very good as we were treated to an impromptu tour guide by one of the crew who provided great commentary whilst on the cruise. If doing this tour in winter bring something warm as it can get chilly up on the deck. I would recommend this tour if in DC.
great experience
, Sep 2019
it was a great way to spend a short stay, only one day, in our capital. the tour guide, Jamal was awesome and his knowledge of the area fantastic. have already told several friends that they should check this out.
Very enjoyable & informative
, Aug 2019
The tour guide was very good, informative and helpful. Overall the tour took in the key sites. Unfortunately, as some of the travellers didn't stick to the stipulated return times, we didn't get very long at the Martin Luther King memorial, so it became very rushed. The guide tried hard to get people to co-operate and she was very polite and respectful in doing so.
All You Need to Visit DC
, Aug 2019
I choose this particular tour because it was a good price and because it including all of the major places to sight see on ones first time visit to DC. It also included a very knowledgeable, friendly, and effective tour guide on a very comfortable bus with charging outlets, and bottled water to drink. This tour even included a bonus one hour long river boat tour/ride that was fabulous. It's advertisement told up front everything a visitor would see, and told whether you would pass by it on the bus or get out of the bus to experience it up close and for how long. Lastly, we stopped for lunch at a food court in a mall area right before the boat ride trip. This tour made my first time trip to Washington DC very memorable. Bring sun screen, and a shading hat. You can leave your items on the bus as you get out to explore.
Not for young children
Ellen G
, Aug 2019
We selected this tour because it included a boat ride on the Potomac River. Our tour guide (Valerie) and bus driver were excellent. However, I do have 2 complaints. There was a young couple and their 2 year old child on our tour bus. The child screamed and cried during the entire 6 hour tour. It was difficult, if not impossible, to hear the tour guide, even though she was speaking into a microphone. The boat ride was nice, however, you could not hear the narration over the loud speaker. I asked the employees at the concession stand it the volume could be made louder, and was told it was at the maximum level. My cousin had traveled from the west coast to join my family on this tour (she had never been to Washington DC). I felt bad for her, as she missed out on so much ... mostly due to the screaming child. I'm sure others on the bus shared my frustration. This is a wonderful tour, however, there should be age restrictions for passengers.
DC by bus
, Aug 2019
Stephen and Tracey were awesome, it was sometimes hard to here in the back of the bus but overall it’s was a great tour! A lot of walking but worth every mile!
Great for adults and kids
Lorri B
, Aug 2019
We saw all the major monuments and had a great cruise on the river. The bus was air conditioned...thankfully and there were outlets to charge phones!
Great Tour
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide, Joshua, was very knowledgeable and fun. The driver, Thomas, was very good and took routes to assure we saw all the sites. Cold bottle water was provided through the tour which was wonderful since it was a very hot day. Could not have asked for anything more.
DC in summer
, Aug 2019
Our Hard working guide Josh made it fun and informative. We enjoyed the tour sights and even went on a night tour with him.

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