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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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 Lincoln 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.
  • Hop off for guided walks around the US Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial
  • Take a scenic Potomac River cruise (March 15 - October 15)
  • Learn about the sights you see from your knowledgeable guide
  • Travel aboard state-of-the-art luxury 30-passenger coach

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 a central meeting point.

From the comfort of an air-conditioned coach, drive past the White House, the many Smithsonian museums, the National Mall 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, 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 onboard. Outside of those dates, visit the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City for shopping and lunch on own.

The tour concludes back at the original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
Starts/Ends
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Guided Walking Tour of the U.S. Capitol Building (outside only)
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
White House
Guided Walking Tour of the White House (outside only)
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National World War II Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of WWII Memorial
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jefferson Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of FDR Memorial
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of MLK Memorial
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of Korean War Veterans Memorial
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lincoln Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of Lincoln Memorial
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Guided Walking Tour of Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
L'Enfant Plaza
Guests have their choice of lunch options at the newly renovated L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC (lunch cost not included in the tour price)
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Potomac River
Enjoy one-hour boat cruise on the Potomac River (Seasonal: March 15 - Oct 15)
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour.

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Excellent
Julie_B
, Jul 2020
We had an excellent tour guide. His name was Nick. Would highly recommend. He knew a lot of history and was funny too.
star-4
Very good but...
Janice_J
, Jul 2020
The tour and guide were wonderful As far as VALUE, it fell short. Due to Covid, the boat tour portion was cancelled without noting ahead of time. I feel that including LUNCH would have been an appropriate measure, since the final price was not reduced.
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Fantastic
Sharlene_J
, Jul 2020
Nick was a fantastic tour guide and gave great historical knowledge along with his very corny jokes.
star-5
Great tour!
Marsina_N
, Mar 2020
The tour guide named Brittany was EXCELLENT! Because of her, I will highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting DC.
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Washington in a day tour
Christina_B
, Mar 2020
Really great tour, we went with our 3 boys (7, 10 and 12) and the really enjoyed it. Our tour guide Brittany was full of interesting information and I would recommend this tour
star-5
Great trip
Randy_H
, Mar 2020
Tour guide Brittany was great very knowledgeable and friendly. Bus was very clean and modern driver was also very good
star-5
Great Tour
dartgrl
, Feb 2020
I took the 6 hour tour. Tour guide was with Edgar, he was an excellent tour guide. Highly recommend.
star-5
Fun and informative!
vdahome
, Feb 2020
Dion was an excellent tour guide! He was fun and so informative! He made the tour special! We had a short first time in DC and it was a great way to take in so many highlights!
star-5
No shortage of monuments - bucket list ticks too.
smwrsw
, Feb 2020
Nick was our guide and Thomas our driver. Both were terrific. Nick loves telling stories and is v theatrical in how he presents the information about Washington. The tour is a combination of drive by, hop off and walk around. You visit most of the major monuments - well in the case of Capitol Hill - it is a stop and photo opportunity. But separately you can join one of the free tours of this site which we did via our hotel. If you were trying to do this in the busier seasons I would definitely recommend booking ahead. The Tour also took us to the White House, WWII, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Korean War, Vietnam War memorials - we stopped at all of these and had plenty of time to look around, take photos etc. We did not see or stop at Georgetown, The Smithsonian or Arlington Cemetery. These sights you need to do on your own. Tour finishes at the National Archives building which means you can see 1 of 4 copies in existence of the Magna Carta, original copy of the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. All pretty cool. The tour is pretty full 9-4 although we finished early as we were only a small group. Definitely recommend it.
star-5
Christopher and Rahelle are fantastic!
Adventurers4Life2015
, Nov 2019
Christopher was absolutely worth every penny! Rahelle was our incredibly patient and wonderful driver. We couldn't believe how knowledgeable and professional Christopher was throughout our tour. He was more than willing to answer all of our questions that included anything about DC and the surrounding areas. Water was provided and numerous bathroom stops along the way. We had a safe place to keep our belongings on the bus, so we didn't have to worry about a thing. The only thing we were disappointed on was how short the tour was. We were prepared for a 6 hour tour, but we we were actually done in about 4 hours. We ended up hitting all the spots as expected, so I'm not sure this is necessarily a bad thing. It allowed us to just check out some more museums instead. Overall, great tour and awesome tour guide!

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