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Make the most of your short capital stay on this Washington DC highlights tour. Enjoy the ease of coach transportation to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the US Capitol, Smithsonian museums, World War II Memorial and the White House Visitor Center. Explore these destinations on your own and also cruise past other popular sites on this popular excursion that guarantees you’ll hit all the DC hot spots.


  • Full-day tour of Washington DC landmarks
  • Visit major DC attractions such as the US Capitol, White House Visitor's Center and Smithsonian museums on your own
  • Admire other Washington DC sights including the Washington Monument, Tidal Basin and FBI headquarters from your coach
  • Learn about Washington DC's history and abundance of monuments and memorials from your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

See some of Washington's most famous sights all in one exhilarating day! This tour includes plenty of photo ops and a few museum visits. A good way to get the lay of the land or cover the highlights quickly.

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What You Can Expect

Washington DC in a Day Tour

Capitol Building, Washington DC

Explore the city in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach and avoid the hassle of having to navigate the streets on your own during this Washing DC in a Day Tour. Met your driver and guide at Union Station and make your way to some of the capital’s most iconic sites as you listen to expert commentary from your local guide.

Check out several landmarks on your own, including the US Capitol, where you can book a guided tour in advance and see where Congress meets. Snap some photos on the famous White House South Lawn and wander the White House Visitor Center to get a behind the scenes look at America’s best known home. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant of your choice (own expense) and meet your guide and group back at the bus at a pre-determined time.

You’ll have the chance to see the World War II Memorial and explore the galleries of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, as well as the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. 

Your coach bus will also travel past the FBI Headquarters, Federal Triangle, the Washington Monument, The US Botanical Gardens, the US Navy Memorial and other popular DC stops, so have your camera ready!

This 7-tour of the city ensures you make the most out of your single day before returning to Union Station to conclude a memorable afternoon of exploring.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Driver was excellent. Very good guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Enjoyed the tour, bus driver gave great informations about the sights. Bus was in time. It was worth $50 per a person. I would do it again. First time in DC.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was one of the best tours I have been on from Viator. I think it was due to the excellent narration from the bus driver, Cheryl. Due to the traffic difficulties, secondary to Rolling Thunder, she was outstanding in working around the traffic to get us to all of the monuments and historic places highlighted on the web for this tour. With her love of history, she really added a lot to our knowledge of US history.

Frank K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I enjoyed it. However, it's not the best tour for people who cannot speak English. I don't have that issue but just making a comment

Robert G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Tour was great, driver was wonderful. Being elderly we did have a problem with the walking.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

the most amazing place. We were able learn and watch the cherry blossom.

Gene B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our party saw a lot of the important attractions in DC for a fair price. The bus driver/tour guide was very interesting and knowledgeable and made the tour.

Gene Burt Franklin, North Carolina

Sharmini K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very enjoyable day tour which covered over 30 sights.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Tour was great! Bob gave much info we would never have know about.

Kathy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I highly recommend this tour. We got to see a lot of Washington DC in one day. It was a tiring day, but well worth the trip. Our guide was very informative.

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