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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

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
Seasonal: March 15 to October 15. For a unique experience, this tour offers a leisurely cruise on the Potomac River 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
  • The boat cruise is seasonal from March 15 to October 15.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY USA Guided Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
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
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
  • 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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Traveler Tips


  • "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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star-5
Fantastic tour for the ages
Charles_M
, Oct 2021
Learning about the rich history of US capital city. Our tour guide Christopher was fantastic. He is knowledgeable, friendly, engaging and welcoming. Without question, one of the best tours ever.
star-5
First time to DC
Kym_S
, Oct 2021
Enjoyed my first time visit to DC and thanks to the guided tour we saw so many sights and learned interesting facts about each. No better way to get around. Our guide was knowledgeable, willing to answer questions, personable and friendly.
star-5
Perfect way to cover the sights!
Terry_B
, Oct 2021
Great way to cover all the top sites without hassle of waiting for a bus to come by. The guided tour if .monuments is very informative and helps one really appreciate and understand what you are seeing
star-5
This trip was well worth...
Shelley_M
, Oct 2021
This trip was well worth the money. You get to see the sights without a lot of walking or dealing with traffic. Our driver and tour guide were amazing! The boat ride on the Potomac was also nice.
star-5
Good tour to see main attractions in DC
Kimberly_C
, Oct 2021
Loved the open air van. Tour Stopped at the main locations. Tour guide knowledgeable and nice. Very good for overall view of DC, especially, when only there short stay. Boat ride was nice and lunch on waterfront was also nice
star-5
Ww2 memorial. Excellent...
Peter_R
, Oct 2021
Ww2 memorial. Excellent tour guide. Comfortable bus,clean. Also enjoyed lunch and the port. I would recommend skipping the boat ride and going to Arlington Cemetery instead.
star-5
Fall break in Washington DC
Stacey_A
, Oct 2021
We had a wonderfully informative tour experience! Both Dion, our driver and Alicia, our tour guide were phenomenal and always professional. I would highly recommend this to tour to anyone traveling to Washington DC.
star-5
Great day tour of DC - highly recommend!!!
Monty_M
, Oct 2021
We had great tour guide and driver in Terri & Thomas. He was an excellent driver and very courteous helping us off the comfortable bus. She was very knowledgeable in the history of the DC and of the monuments and important figures in history. We probably wouldn’t do the Potomac River boat ride again next time but glad we did it this time. We certainly would recommend this day tour to everyone.
star-5
Great tour - don’t miss it
RoyJ_B
, Oct 2021
The whole tour was excellent. The bus was special - a single decker that had a retractable roof. Our tour guide was very informative and the time keeping allowed us to do everything. The itinerary gave a great overview of this beautiful city
star-5
Fantastic tour!
James_S
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide, Alesha and driver, Deon were wonderful! Expertly done! Would highly recommend. Thank you!

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