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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

Dawn N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Christopher was excellent! Great tour!

Sheila M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was awesome!! I was apprehensive about taking a 6 hr tour with thoughts that I might fall asleep. I was so wrong. The tour was the BEST! Our tour guide Ralph was a true historian and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour and count it an extra blessing if your guided by Ralph!

Teresa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and helped us get the most out our excursion.

Rey T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent! Our tour guide, Ralph, was excellent at explaining things and even scored tickets for us to get into the National Archives! Would do again!

Kelli D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was absolutely AMAZING!!!!! Our guide Chris and driver Lee did an outstanding job. We hit all of DC in just a few hours and the amount of information about each site was fabulous. Chris went OVER AND ABOVE on the whole tour. From additional information about sites that weren't being seen to even making sure I could hit a cash station along the way. I was listening to all of the other tour guides in the area and not one compared to the AMAZING job done by Chris. I highly recommend this tour to all, but make sure you request Chris and Lee... You won't be disappointed!!

Erin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an awesome tour. Our tour guide, Allen, was great. He's an older guy who does the tours part time and made everything very enjoyable. He regaled us with legitimately interesting stories, had a lot of fun facts about D.C., made sure we didn't lose anyone, provided us plenty of opportunities for photo's, and made sure he was available to take pics of your whole family/group for you so no one had to be left out at each place or risk handing their camera or phone to a random stranger. The driver was with the bus at all times too, so we were able to leave things on it, which was nice. There were bathrooms at several of the stops along the way, and a cooler full of water bottles available on the bus all day long to make up for that. There was a snafu with the lunch some of the group had paid for in advance, and there was one guy on the tour who wouldn't shut up about what a horrible time he was having. Otherwise, this was well worth the money.

Darren M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Mary, our tour guide EXTRAORDINAIRE, made our trip MEMORABLE!! It was a scorchingly HOT day, but she kept us going and ENGAGED!! She was a FABULOUS story teller and was super personable!! The monuments all came to life thanks to her superb presentations!!
Skip the boat tour, sub Arlington Cemetery!

Susan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Definitely worth doing

Nancy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide Brian and Racquel our driver was a great combination. Brian is knowledgeable and Racquel knows her way around. Highly recommend this team and this tour, it was worth it...

Lorna L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

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