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DC in a Day: 10+ Monument Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore the famous landmarks and monuments of Washington DC on this guided 6-hour walking and riding sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the nation’s capital. Stop at the White House and the United States Capitol, plus the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and much more. The full-day tour features more than 30 sites with stops to at least 12 sites. It’s a great way to see many of DC’s popular attractions.
  • 6-Hour Guided Sightseeing Washington DC tour
  • Stop at top sites with detailed narration from your guide on board the bus and at each stop
  • Get great photo ops of the White House, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol Building and more
  • Seasonal Boat Cruise of Potomac River departing from Georgetown
  • Bonus stops to Jefferson Memorial and Eisenhower Memorial when Potomac Cruise not operating

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A balance of driving and site visits keeps the pace varied, and the commentary engages even the older kid and tween set. Experience over 30+ Washington DC sites with stops at 12 of them including White House, MLK Memorial, U.S. Capitol and more. Boat Cruise of Potomac River available seasonally.

What's Included

  • 6-Hr DC Sightseeing Tour with 10+ Stops & Seasonal River Cruise or Jefferson & Eisenhower Memorials
  • Stop at top DC Sites including the U.S. Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, MLK Memorial, & more
  • Seasonal Boat Ride along the Potomac River (March 26-October 17)
  • Visit Georgetown Washington Harbor for lunch on own before ferry (DC Wharf when ferry not operating)
  • Professional Tour Guide that stays with you through out tour, and walks you through the sites
  • Pass by over 100+ top Washington DC Sites and Memorials
  • Bonus stops at Jefferson & Eisenhower Memorials when Potomac Cruise not operating (Oct 17-March 25)
  • Gratuities
  • Food & Drinks (stop for lunch on own during tour)
  • NOTE: Hotel pickup or Drop-Off is not provided. Please plan accordingly.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

    Bus stop is located on Pennsylvania Avenue NW near the corner of 9th Street NW and close to the National Archives building. There will be sign on a pole with Signature Tours next to a bench. Please arrive no later than 9:45 AM. The address is 800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington DC 20004

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group at the National Archives Building to begin this comprehensive 6-hour tour around and through the nation’s capital, Washington DC. Travel aboard an air-conditioned motorcoach with an expert local guide who knows the city inside and out.

Visit the most popular monuments, memorials, and museums in DC. Drive by 30 of Washington, DC’s top sites with stops at 12 of them, including the United States Capitol, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial (aka the Iwo Jima Memorial), the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial and the United States Air Force Memorial.

Along the way, hear the historic stories and facts that make the city of Washington, DC one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. There is a lunch break at approximately the halfway point of the day.

This tour also features a scenic boat cruise along the Potomac River (seasonally, approximately April - mid October) and a chance to stop at either George Washington Harbor or DC Wharf for lunch on own.

White House

You will see the outside of the White House.

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Jefferson Memorial

You will visit the Jefferson Memorial ONLY during the winter months when the seasonal boat cruise of the Potomac River is not operating.

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Boat ride of Potomac River is seasonal (March 26 - October 16). When the boat is not operating, you will visit the Jefferson Memorial and Eisenhower Memorial instead
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • There will be standing and walking during this tour. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather as much of the tour is outdoors. DC can be very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Umbrellas and layers are recommended.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Highly recommended for tourists that have limited time in DC to be able to see all the major spots in a short amount of time!
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It was great. Many...
Maria_K, Nov 2022
It was great. Many monuments and memorials in a short and fun way. Driver and tour guide were very attentive and personable.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for nice review, it really makes me happy to hear. we’are glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak.
Canceled without notification
Shawn_G, Nov 2022
I booked my ticked paid for it… showed up early like asked. No one showed up to pick me up. They could of emailed called or texted and would of be understanding.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We are so sorry if you my missed your tour our tours running day and night all year long except Christmas and never cancel our tour please make sure you booked with your tour with other company
Excellent experience, recommend highly
Joyce_K, Nov 2022
I had never been to FDR memorial and MLK memorials and found both of them deeply moving. Yhe quotes could have been switched! Tyrone was an excellent guide. We even ate dinner at one of his recommended restaurants. Chris drove us and was always there when we were ready to be picked up.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the positive feedback. we're glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
Loved the tour
Rick_W, Nov 2022
Very informative, seen all the highlights of Washington, had plenty of time at the stops to look around. David our guide and Kriss our driver were fantastic, very knowledgeable about DC
Response from Host, Nov 2022
thank you for taking the tour with us. we're glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
Unforgettable sightings
Grace_C, Nov 2022
Seeing the different memorials for our past leaders; the different war memorials . The Arlington cemetery, the tour was thoroughly explained and the information was made more personal by our tour guide Tyrone. It was a great day
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for nice review, it really makes me happy to hear. we’are glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
Awesome experience in DC
Rupal_T, Nov 2022
White house and washington manument were my favourite places. Loved it. Tyrone knows his city well and explained details. Thank you
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for nice review, it really makes me happy to hear. we’are glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
Great experience.
Llonna_H, Nov 2022
WW 2, FDR, Viet Nam and Korea Memorials. Sorry we missed out on the Potomac trip. Our guide, Jude and driver, Chris, were exceptional.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for nice review, it really makes me happy to hear. we’are glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
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Don_S, Oct 2022
Staff was awesome Saw many sights in a short. Excellent driver. Guide knew area! You on the other hand are pushing me to the limit not accepting what I want to write.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
thank you for being with us on the tour . “We really appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us and We hope to see you again. Malaak
Memorable visit to Washington
Juan_C, Oct 2022
Tyrone, our guide, was very knowledgeable and fun. He answered all our questions and pointed out details we might have missed
Response from Host, Oct 2022
thank you for taking the tour with us. we're glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
Seeing DC with Ma
Jeff_U, Oct 2022
Tyrone and Chris were great. This was the second time taking the DC tour and learned more about our great capital
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for the positive feedback. we're glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
Superb trip
Diane_M, Oct 2022
Jude and Chris were both wonderful, kind and helpful!! The stops were Fantastic along with all the great information we got!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for nice review, it really makes me happy to hear. we’are glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
Great experience
Chris_H, Oct 2022
Tyrone was knowledgeable and funny. Great way to see DC. Especially like the guided walks at each stop but also plenty of time to take pics and explore on your own.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for the positive feedback. we're glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
Must do this tour
Laura_D, Oct 2022
Tyrone was a great guide. I would recommend this tour to anyone going to DC we got to see everything we wanted to in 6 hours!!! Ty’s knowledge of the sites was so awesome, we learned so much!!!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for nice review, it really makes me happy to hear. we’are glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
A little taste of D C
Vince_M, Oct 2022
Our guide Tyrone and driver Chris did a really good job. Having been to Washington several times before, we saw some new sites. Sad there was no stop at the Washington Monument. Quite enjoyable overall
Response from Host, Oct 2022
thank you for enjoying the tour with us. We're glad to hear that the driver and guide were attentive to your needs. That's what we would expect. Malaak
Nice tour
Akira_J, Oct 2022
Chuck and Tyrone were amazing. Tyrone was very funny and extremely knowledgeable about history. He was able to answer all of our questions. He’s definitely ready for jeopardy. The cons were that we showed up on time but we were across the street so we missed the day tour and had to take the night tour. The night tour was ok, but I probably would’ve enjoyed it more had I been on the day tour first. We found the tour bus during the day but they said for security purposes they could not let us join the day tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for the positive feedback. we're glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
The guide was awesome and...
Christine_F, Oct 2022
The guide was awesome and I learned alot about our country. I would highly recommend this your and Viator for tours.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for the positive feedback. we're glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
DC Bus tour
Anonymous, Oct 2022
Vernon was a wonderful tour guide and extremely knowledgeable about the history of the monuments we saw. It was the best tour of DC I’ve ever taken. Lots of steps and walking so bring good walking shoes!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
“Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We hope to see you again.” “We really appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us. Malaak
The BARNEY'S take on Washington DC
April_M, Oct 2022
Chris and Tyrone were amazing! Tyrone would get 10 stars for his attention to detail. He knows his history of Washington D.C.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
thank you for being with us on the tour . “We really appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us and We hope to see you again. Malaak
Great tour of DC
David_L, Oct 2022
Great tour. There were stops at all the key sites along with a tour guide. Our guide, Tyrone was outstanding! Chis was a very good driver as well.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for nice review and rating it as great. it really makes me happy to hear. we’are glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
This tour is a MIST
Kelly_S, Oct 2022
One of the best parts of our trip. My teenage boys were less than thrilled when I told them the tour was SIX hours! Haha. But even they agreed it flew by. Tyrone was FANTASTIC My boys were enthralled by his stories and he kept them laughing with his jokes. It really is the only way to see all the monuments in such little time. Recommend and see if you can get Tyrone!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for nice review, it really makes me happy to hear. we’are glad to have you and we hope to see you again. Malaak
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