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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

Washington, United States
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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, the exterior of the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian buildings.
  • Washington DC sightseeing tour
  • See the memorials, monuments, and other attractions that make up the American capital city
  • Enjoy photo stops at the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial
  • Pass by the Smithsonian buildings, Arlington National Cemetery, US Capitol, and Ford's Theatre
  • Learn all about the city with live commentary
  • Great way to get oriented with DC and discover the places you want to return to later


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Informative Tour
, Nov 2019
The tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable about the history of DC. The vehicle was comfortable and clean. We were given a DVD of DC to watch later. We were part of a small group and the guide provided opportunities to stop and tour various sites along the tour. Even suggestions for where we could go to the bathroom! I would recommend this tour.
Half-Day grand tour of Washington DC
, Jun 2019
The tour was very good and the driver was very accommodating letting us join up after missing the start of the tour. He was very informative and we enjoyed the sites. The only thing I would do different is not to come during cherry blossom time, it was so crowded that we wound up sitting in traffic jams.
Washington tour
, Jun 2019
I booked this as a kid friendly tour-it really wasn't. Our tour guide was very informed, but we were unable to understand him. Would have liked having a guide who spoke much better English. Was very disappointed. Ended up buying the DVD to be able to understand the tour. Maybe that's the idea to sell your DVD's. We took a tour in Moab, Utah for the Arches Park. It was great so expected the same with this tour.
worth the time and $$
, Apr 2019
trip was well planned covered all we wanted so much to do in DC its a great start and provides direction for planning rest of your trip
Clyde W
, Jul 2018
Bus was late in arriving. There was no one there to tell us if we were in the right place. The air conditioning on the bus was operating at about 25%. There was no water i on the bus. (Another similar tour which I took a few years ago had bottled water for us.) The driver tried hard, but his foreign accent made it difficult to understand him. My wife and daughter were unable to find the White House because they could not understand his directions. He did let us off at the White House so that they could see it. This resulted in a costly cab fare to Union Station. The
It was a good tour for the money...
Mark M
, May 2018
It was a good tour for the money. But it didn't stop at Jefferson Memorial as advertised That was the one I really wanted to see., and the tour ended about a half-hour short of the advertised 4 hours. Also, the driver had a heavy accent and it was difficult to understand him sometimes. Otherwise, he hit most of the spots and was very knowledgeable. And at the end, he offered us various points where he would drop us off so we could see other monuments. Another positive: It was raining heavily and he had umbrellas available for us to use.
Mr. Ali, the tour guide is very...
myrna a
, Feb 2018
Mr. Ali, the tour guide is very knowledgeable and the half day tour is just enough if you have limited time.
Did not stop at all the stops...
Michelle S
, Dec 2017
Did not stop at all the stops listed. Tour guide did not get out with us or explain well where we were to go at the Lincoln/Korean/WWII memorial. Just said to be back in 30 mins. With walk time, that is about 6 mins at each...if you know where you are going. Didn't stop at all at Iwo Jima or go by Arlington Cemetery.
This certainly was not a 'Grand...
, Oct 2017
This certainly was not a 'Grand Tour' hence the title is somewhat misleading. We arrived early for pick up however actual pick up was 20 minutes late so we were concerned something had gone wrong. The van was aged and not that clean inside ect. On a positive Ali our tour guide was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable around Washington, great detail. The last opportunity to stop ended at 1:30pm with the option of drop off to the pick up point or Capital. The tour effectively started at 10:50 and finished by say 2pm so not really half a day. For those visiting Washington is amazing we stayed on at the three memorials and walked through to capital, fantastic walk, loads of photo opportunities.
Had also taken a half-night tour and...
Manning M
, Aug 2017
Had also taken a half-night tour and both driver's provided insight and great commentary information for the various sites. Gave ample time for close-up photos. Recommend taking both a night and day tour.

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