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4-Hour Small Group Guided National Mall Tour with 10 Top Attractions

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


Experience the history and culture of the nation’s capital on this comprehensive, half-day, small-group tour. Travel in a comfortable vehicle complete with phone chargers, umbrellas, and a flat-screen TV, and see Washington DC’s monuments, museums, and memorials with a guide. See the US Capitol building, the White House, the Mall and more. Avoid the hassles of driving, or navigating public transportation and leave the logistics to your guide.
  • Explore Washington, DC's sights and landmarks on a comprehensive 4-hour tour
  • See the capital’s memorials, museums, and monuments with a small group
  • See sights like the Smithsonian Castle, the White House, the Tidal Basin and more
  • Convenient, centrally located departure point

What's Included

  • 4-Hour Guided Day Tour of Washington DC
  • Transportation from site to site
  • Tour Guide that provides commentary during tour and answers questions
  • Stop at 10 DC Attractions including White House, US Capitol, Lincoln Memorial,
  • Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial, and Ford's Theatre.
  • Pass by top DC attractions such as FBI Headquarters, National Archives, Smithsonian Castle
  • Storage Space for Wheel Chairs - Scooters
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pickup

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Grand Hyatt Washington
    1000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

    Meet your guide IN FRONT OF THE STARBUCKS (11th & H S Street NW) at the Washington Grand Hyatt Hotel - 1000 H Street NW. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Ford's Theatre

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

White House

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lincoln Memorial

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Washington Monument

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Mall

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Korean War Veterans Memorial

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

U.S. Capitol

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National World War II Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Three Soldiers

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vietnam Women's Memorial

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jefferson Memorial

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

FBI Headquarters (Pass By)

Tidal Basin

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Smithsonian Institution Building (Pass By)

National Air and Space Museum (Pass By)

National Museum of the American Indian (Pass By)

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The National Archives Museum (Pass By)

United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center (Pass By)

National Museum of the American Indian (Pass By)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Pass By)

National Museum of African American History and Culture (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small Group Day Tours start at 9 am in front of the Starbucks at the Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street NW.
  • Please provide us your cell phone number. We will text you the night before your tour with your guides name and number.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Arrive 10 minutes early to check in with your guide.
  • Tour route may change due to construction or road closings.
  • If you are apart of a group booking separately please let us know if you would like to be seated in the same van.
  • We tour rain or shine.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

I highly recommend this tour if you need a refresher on the city, or as orientation for your first visit.
Like advertised there was water, visual aids, and cell phone chargers available.
I would recommend this tour for everyone who wants to cover major D.C. attractions in a limited time.


734 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Around Downtown D. C.
Julie_M, Jun 2023
Steve and Edrick did a wonderful job showing us D. C. Steve was very knowledgeable about the town and was able to pivot when the Secret Service taped off Lafayette Park and he and Edrick pivoted to the next stop. The traffic is the city was awful but the bus was comfy and we were able to get restaurant recommendations and side stories about the different areas we were passing by. Taking us to Iwo Jima monument was very moving along with seeing the Lincoln Memorial!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Hi Julie- Secret Service does that regularly at the White House... and then there's motorcades to contend with but it's all part of the DC scene. Both Steve and Edrick are Washingtonians and roll with it! Many thanks for this wonderful review and for choosing us for your tour
Easy way to see washington
Guy_D, Jun 2023
An interesting tour and a good way to see Washington. Possibly could be slightly shorter. Although some walking is required, you get driven to each monument.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Hi Guy- We do specialize in getting our guests as close as legally possible to all ten stops on our tour. We truly appreciate your choosing us and we thank for taking the time while on travel to leave us this wonderful review.
Washington, DC
Zari, Jun 2023
I booked a tour of Washington, DC with the Viator yesterday. The tour was very good. Our guides Steve and Edrick made the tour very pleasant. I will continue to use Viator Tours for all my future travels. Zari
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Hi Zari- We love Viator- we believe in customer service as they do and also protecting our guests and insuring that they enjoy themselves. Thanks so much for your review as well as that 5 Star rating.
4 Hour glimpse of Washington DC
Shirley_F, May 2023
Ramon was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and has a deep personal connection to the city.
Response from Host, May 2023
HI Shirley- Your Day Tour with Ramon certainly gave you a glimpse of how DC operates every day of the week. Totally different from our Night Tour. We always strive to connect our guests with the real DC and Ramon's personal connection is part of that. Thanks so much for choosing us.
Wes is an awesome tour...
Angela_K, May 2023
Wes is an awesome tour guide. Makes the tour entertaining and alot of great knowledge. Saw alot of cool places in a short period of time.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Angela- Well, that's our specialty! We want our guests to see as many sites and know what went on there as possible. We pack a lot into 4 hours! Many thanks for choosing us for your tour and for this awesome review.
I would highly recommend Viator
Carole_P, May 2023
We were on the small group tour with Steve. He did an excellent job explaining all the sights and was very knowledgeable. He answered all our questions and above and beyond to make the tour enjoyable. Erdrich was a great driver too!vistor
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Carole- We know what you mean! Steve and Erdrich both have lived in DC their entire lives. Steve loves to tell ALL the backstories about his hometown and Erdrich is a whiz at finding his way around town. Thanks so much for your high recommendation and your 5 Star Review.
Great tour!
Jamie_J, May 2023
Steve was great. We had a nice time visiting the capital. People should be on time to their required meeting time.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Jamie- Glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Steve. With Memorial Day approaching some of our guests find they are tied up in traffic on the way to the tour due to rolling, unannounced closures - even the sidewalks sometimes are closed! Thanks so much for patience and for selecting us for your tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Must do!
Corey_T, May 2023
Very informative your Steve was great! Having a small group is ideal. This tour was recommended to me, and I'm recommending it to anyone who is interested in learning about DC
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Corey- We agree! Touring with a small group IS ideal- everyone makes friends and one and all can ask questions and learn from Steve's amazing knowledge of DC. Thanks for choosing us!
Best tour in DC!
Daryl_M, May 2023
Great driver/guide and a wonderful respectful group with which to tour. Ramon was the best - he gave an excellent, informative narrative as we drove to the monuments and memorials. We were given the proper amount of time at stops to view and get some pics , particularly at The Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Korean War Memorial. The World War II Memorial was of my personal favorite and Ramon gave us all the facts about the construction, symbolism and dedication that interested our group. He also gave great recommendations on other places of interest and dining spots. Great tour - would certainly recommend and use them again.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Daryl- Ramon is in love with DC- he was born and raised here and totally loves to showcase his hometown. We appreciate your great recommendation and we sincerely thank you for this 5 Star review!
Dave_D, May 2023
Steve, Great tour guide. Very knowledgable and friendly. What else is there to say. That’s all folks.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Dave- Indeed! What else is there? You had a great time on Steve's tour as he showed off DC! Steve is a native and his tour reflects his lived experience form the last 60 years in his home town. Thanks for touring with us!
Very nice tour!
Cindy_J, May 2023
The tour was just what we had hoped it would be. Our guide Wes was very personable and provided us with just the right amount of information at each stop. The van was the perfect size and very comfortable. Thanks for a great day!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Cindy- I believe Mother Nature smiled on all of us that day- we've been having a run of great weather. We'll let Wes know how much you enjoyed his tour. We truly know how hard it is to write a review while traveling and we thank you for choosing us!
Washington DC memorable moments
Melsmith00, May 2023
We enjoyed our experiences of each attraction. Steve was very informative and helpful. Our driver Edrick got us everywhere safely with the utmost curdius driving
Response from Host, May 2023
HI - So happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Steve and Edrick - they are both natives and love to showcase their home town. We thank you also for those 5 Stars-and we appreciate your choosing us.
Awesome tour that covered the DC highlights!
Tarisa_W, May 2023
I was in DC for just a couple days and it was my first visit! I knew there was a lot to see, but needed a way to see the most highlights I could in a short amount of time. This tour was an excellent choice!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Tarisa- We like to think of ourselves as a survey course on Washington, DC's National Mall. We do pack a lot into 4 hours and you will see the city at work during business hours. We truly appreciate your excellent review!
Great tour
TERRY_D, May 2023
Our guide Cassi was excellent, very knowledgeable and informative. Our stop times were perfect with plenty of time for pictures without being rushed.
Response from Host, May 2023
HI Terri- So thoughtful of you to stop while traveling to leave this us wonderful review. Come back and see us for our Night Tour- The National Mall is totally different at night as the monuments line up against the darkened sky! Many thanks for the 5 Stars!
Practical Approach to DC Highlights!
JuanJose_V, May 2023
Small group, half a day hopping on-off a comfortable Big Van to focus on Washington DC’s Main Monuments and Buildings.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Juan- We understand and agree - it is difficult to see everything the National Mall has to offer without exhaustive walking. But once you've seen it all at once on one of our tours you can decide what to focus on. Thanks so much for choosing us!
Wow! What a great tour
lstanton1012, May 2023
A small tour that got close to all the monuments and lots of great stories and historical information. Wes was a fabulous tour guide! This tour is definitely worth the money
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi - The National Mall is a real fooler- it looks like it's easy to walk but its deceptively large! We fixed that with our small group tours in small vans that get you right up to the monuments with a minimum of walking. Thanks for selecting us as your tour company and come back for our Night Tour!
This is a must do
Liz_A, May 2023
Our experience was fabulous!! Our guide was amazing! We saw so much in so little time but never felt rushed. 10 out of 10, highly recommend!!!
Sunshine Despite the Rain
Stanley_T, May 2023
Wes was an engaging and effable guide during the tour. Despite the all-day rainy conditions, he made the tour an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Stanley- So sorry about the weather - sometimes DC does get rain - but we've all adapted to working through the drops. Sounds like Wes brought some sunshine plus he had lots of umbrellas. We appreciate your taking time to leave this review and for those 5 Stars. Thanks for choosing us!
Cassie was wonderful and...
Alicia_C, Apr 2023
Cassie was wonderful and really brought the tour together for us with all her knowledge and wonderful stories.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Alicia- Cassie loves to introduce her hometown to our guests. It can be a confounding city but once it's explained and you know the backstories it does come together. Thanks for choosing us for your tour!
Best First Day Tour
Anne_L, Apr 2023
Great “get to know the city” first day experience. Wes was knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommend him and the company!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi Anne- We like to think of our tours as the very best way to spend a first day in DC. Once you see all the monuments then you can easily focus on which ones you want to go back to. Thanks so much for choosing us!


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