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Experience the sights and sounds of Washington, DC in one day on this guided, 6.5-hour, 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 Marine Corps War 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 1-hour Potomac River cruise.


  • Tour of Washington DC's most famous monuments and landmarks by state-of-the-art luxury 30-passenger coach
  • See the White House, Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, and more from your comfortable coach
  • Hop off for guided walks around the US Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and much more
  • Take a scenic 1-hour Potomac River cruise (March 15 - October 6)
  • Learn about the sights you see from your knowledgeable guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 30 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

There is so much to see in Washington DC, so this tour is a great way to keep you from being overwhelmed. Having the guide accompany you at the stops really sets this tour apart. If you can, visit in the spring to take advantage of the Potomac River cruise!

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What You Can Expect

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

See the US Capitol Building and Other Iconic Sights

Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group at the United States Navy Memorial in Marine Park to begin this comprehensive 6-hour tour around and through the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

From the comfort of an air-conditioned coach, drive past the White House, the many Smithsonian museums, the National Mall, Freedom Plaza 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, the Marine Corps Memorial (better known as the Iwo Jima 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 1-hour boat cruise along the Potomac River (March 15 to October 16). Lunch is available on board, if option selected. Outside of those dates, visit the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City for shopping and lunch.

The tour concludes back at the United States Navy Memorial. See lunch options below and specify your desired selection at checkout. All lunch options include a beverage and chips.
  • Roasted turkey and provolone cheese on hero roll 
  • Honey ham and cheddar cheese on kaiser roll 
  • Homemade tuna salad on kaiser roll 
  • Roasted chicken on hero roll
  • Roasted vegetable wrap with hummus on flour tortilla
  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich 
  • Seasonal kale salad with carrots, cucumbers, dried cranberries, and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Classic chicken caesar salad 

Customer Reviews

Hilario B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was amazing and was even made so special by our tour guide Esau and our driver Rahel.. Esau kept us fully engaged and was fun.Gave us some cool informations of bygone days. The tour l should say is a semi-private tour with us less than 25 that day. Must do when first time in DC. Thanks Esau!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Really a great way to get an overview of the city and see the most important venues. 6 Hours is a good amount of time to get the feeling of each venue, then go back later to the ones we were most interested in to spend more time. Our tour guide Christopher was incredibly personable and well versed in American history so he made our tour extra meaningful. Our driver as well was very courteous and accommodating. Our family was thrilled with this experience.

Sharon A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What a team Mary and Rajell!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a wonderful tour, despite being a record breaking hot day in Washington DC. Mary, our guide, and Rahel, our driver, did everything possible to keep us moving and as cool as possible. The boat tour on the Potomac was a welcome respite. We spent and adequate amount of time at each stop and saw all the highlights of DC and some of the less visited areas like Korean War Memorial and FDR Memorial. Mary's knowledge and passion for sharing were evident throughout the tour. She is amazing! Rahel did a spectacular job of driving and assuring the bus was as cool as possible when we returned from our site visits. The only surprise, but not a real issue, was more walking than expected. Mary did make sure we found elevators in the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorial. Overall, fun and educational day. We will definitely visit some of the free options Mary noted during the tour, e.g., Newseum.

Timothy R S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Chris guide and Lee driver were excellent, spot-on, punctual, funny and informative! Definitely a must do for first-time DC visitors.

Constance C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We saw so much in one day. We so enjoyed the stories of our guide Ralph. He was both knowledgable and entertaining. I recommended the tour to friends.

Gerardo L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The last time we were in DC was over 20 years ago. So we decided to take a refresher tour that covered all of the major sights. The river cruise was excellent. Ralph, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

Albin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

John was spectacular as a tour guide. We had so much fun. Even though the heat was terrible, Sam kept the air conditioned at the right level. We also had water and soda for free. My wife and I recommend this trip if you want to know the Capitol city.

Larry L P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour guide and wonderful overview of DC. Would take it again and recommend everyone do this trip on your first day in DC.

Tedd B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lovely and educational tour. Our guide, Joey, was informative, humorous and very well organized in keeping the group together. I would recommend the tour to anyone coming here and suggest they ask for Joey as guide.

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