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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

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 (available for purchase - approximately $11 USD)

Departure Point

701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

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). 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:  
The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
We'll head over to Fashion Centre at Pentagon City 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.
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 50% of the max allowable capacity
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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
  • 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
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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.

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  • "Be prepared for walking on the tour as many of the monuments requires getting off the coach and getting there by foot." See review

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The best DC in one day trip!
Elizabeth_F
, Jun 2021
Christopher was an amazing guide! He did an awesome job! I really highly recommend this trip if your coming to DC! You will not regret it!!!! Especially if you have kids!
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Great day tour with boat ride
michael_B
, Jun 2021
The departure was on time and buses seemed pretty new with great ac. Our guide Brittany was very knowledgeable and happy. She took time to answer questions take pics. It was very informative. I would recommend it to all.
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Amazing tour and guide
Michael_R
, Jun 2021
Brittany was an amazing tour guide. The tour covered all monuments, and the information given really enhanced the experience.
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Wonderful Washington DC Tour
MARLEN
, Jun 2021
The tour guide Nick was very knowledgeable, funny and considerate. The tour root was thorough and other participants were very kind and friendly.
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The Tour God!!
Alicia_B
, Jun 2021
Great tour. Very entertaining. Had lots of great info and extra stories and neat facts to share. Even brought a souvenir to our hotel that we left on the bus.
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Great work
Katherine_S
, Jun 2021
The guide and driver were tremendous. Their ability to change according to traffic patterns and maneuver through different areas was great.
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Great way to see allot in a short time.
Kurt_G
, Jun 2021
Brittney was a great tour guide and made the day wonderful. The itinerary was well planned and covered everything I want a chance to see.
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Natalie_Kertes
, Jun 2021
Nick was equally informative and entertaining. He has over 12 years of experience, and it shows. The tour was well-paced and enjoyable throughout.
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Great experience
T-Panch
, Jun 2021
Amazing tour, great information. Awesome way to learn about and see the nationals capital! Would recommend the night tour!
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John is a great tour guide!
Catie_S
, Jun 2021
John and Thomas are a great team! John was ver knowledge about all things DC the bus was comfortable, nice air conditioning and fresh cold water bottles.
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