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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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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
  • 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.
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Transport by state-of-the-art luxury coach
English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)
On-board narration
Boat Cruise on the Potomac River (seasonal: Apr 1 to Oct 15)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure Point

701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

U.S. Navy Memorial

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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). We'll spend some time at beautiful Georgetown Waterfront Park for a lunch break, and after this, we re-board the bus to visit the Iwo Jima Memorial - with spectacular views of Arlington Cemetery and the Washington, D.C. landscape.

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:  
Georgetown Waterfront Park
We'll spend some time at beautiful Georgetown Waterfront Park for a lunch break.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Potomac River
For a unique experience, this tour offers a leisurely cruise on the Potomac River (Seasonal: April 1 to October 15) with your guide, who will answer any questions you might have.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Small carry-on bags are allowed, however it is recommended that you ravel lightly. Due to security concerns, the tour operator reserves the right to search any bags or purses you bring on board. Many of the attractions in Washington DC are equipped with metal detectors at the entrances. Traveling without bags or purses is recommended.
  • Due to time restrictions, you cannot go inside any of the monuments, however you can spend about 15-20 minutes at each stop to enjoy up-close views
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • To encourage social distancing and to allow for additional space - all tour vehicles are running at 85% of the max allowable capacity
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY USA Guided Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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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
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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
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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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.

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Great tour and tour guide!!
Jeffre_B
, Sep 2021
My guide was so knowledgeable and intelligent and polite!!! He was definitely a pleasure, we were ver luck to have him!
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star-5
Fantastic Day Tour in DC
Maritza_Y
, Sep 2021
Christopher is an EXCELLENT tour guide. We loved his enthusiasm and were very impressed with his vast knowledge of American history. He helped the tour run smoothly and gave us plenty of time at each stop to see and take pictures of the many different sites and memorials. The only suggestion I have is not to recommend Souvenir City on 10th & K because they closed permanently during the pandemic. We walked there and were disappointed to find an empty building.
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star-5
Interesting. Well worth the time and money!!
Diana_T
, Sep 2021
Dion was an excellent guide. He knew his history and parented in an interesting and energetic manner. Bus was new and clean.
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Amazing Tour Guide & Driver!
Beverly_M
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide was Christopher and our driver was Ali. Both gentlemen were outstanding! I sincerely doubt there’s an individual more knowledgeable about D.C.’s history than Chris. He knew the answer to every question thrown his way and maintained his high energy & vibrant personality from start to finish. Chris was so considerate and made everyone feel included...he and Ali make a great team. This is an efficient way to see every important landmark in D.C. in one day. Such a blessing to have had such a wonderful group!
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star-5
Great tour, great accommodations and great tour guide and you can ask for him!
karen_g
, Sep 2021
We had Edgar Vasquez as tour guide and he was excellent, very knowledgeable about history! Funny too! The vehicle we were in was awesome a open roof minibus!
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Excellent day.
andrea_i
, Sep 2021
Brittany our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. We saw everything we wanted to see including a boat tour. Excellent all round.
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Very informative tour, would recommend it
Irina_G
, Sep 2021
For 5 hours we vizited all monuments and took a boat trip. Bus was big and comfortable, the only problem in bus - there was not charge plug for phones. Our guide Christofer was very jelpfull and informative. We realy glad that we bought this tour!!!
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Our guide Kristopher was superb
Donald_G
, Sep 2021
Kristopher, our guide was the best and was a mountain of information. We loved seeing the White House and the Capitol and all the other monuments.
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Great experience
Patricia_H
, Sep 2021
Worth every penny. Our guide, christopher, made the trip very enjoyable. He has a passion for history and a great sense of humor. I think I learned more about American history on this 6 hour journey then I did in 12 years of school. I highly recommend taking the tour.
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Washington DC 6 Hour Tour Review
Jen
, Sep 2021
This tour was great!! We saw everything I wanted to see with a very knowledgeable guide Brittany and our driver Curtis. The boat ride through the harbor was a great addition. This was well worth the cost and I highly recommend it!
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