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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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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: March 15 to October 16)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Lunch
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW , 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

U.S. Navy Memorial

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • The boat cruise is seasonal from March 15 to October 15.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • 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 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 policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
1,214 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-4
6 hour tour
EDUARDO_A
, May 2022
Over all it was great. I wish we weren’t so far from some of the buildings. Wish we could have been able to get close and personal to the White House and Capital Building.
star-5
DC glass top tour
Catherine_O
, May 2022
Dion was very informative and accommodating! My husband and I enjoyed the tour very much! I’ve been to DC several times and learned many facts on this tour!
star-5
Awesome. Christopher was very informative and obviously has done his homework. 2nd time, learned more.
Christopher_K
, May 2022
Christopher was an awesome, very informative tour guide. 2nd time going on this tour, learned more. Chris definitely did his homework.
star-5
Open top bus tour
Amanda_B
, May 2022
Wonderful experience!!!!!! Loved every minute of our tour. Our guide was very pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable.
star-5
The entire tour was a...
Silvia_D
, May 2022
The entire tour was a great experience and the guide was patient, professional and full of knowledge. Thank you
star-5
Ask for Edgar . You will not regret . I love it!!!!
Paul_L
, May 2022
Great Guide . Edgar is the best . He is friendly , knowledgeable , great personality , highly recommended . Booked 2 for $84 each , 6 hrs tour , worth every penny .
star-5
Fast History Lessons
James_L
, May 2022
We had a short period of time for the DC area and found this trip to cover all of the important places. So much history to see. You need to be ready for quick stops and getting on and off the bus quickly to see the places for the various stops. Lots to absorb in a small amount of time. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and the weather was beautiful.
star-5
Best experience! Great time, Great fun.
Dawn_M
, May 2022
Edgar and driver (sorry I forgot your name) were the best. He was a very engaging tour guide. I really loved how he got the kids interested in the history but also kept the adults engaged. I would definitely use USA again and if possible request Edgar as my guide.
star-5
Awesome Tour Guide!
Tabatha_T
, May 2022
Great tour! Guide was awesome. He was very knowledgeable about the history of each stop. This tour gives just enough time at each stop. The boat cruise is a nice break in the middle.
star-5
Good tour
Tracey_D
, May 2022
Good tour hitting all the major sites. It’s nice to go on the river boat but not as much to see from the river as I thought. Maybe should the tour should be changed to add another stop rather than the river tour.
star-5
Definitely a good time!
Cathleen_H
, May 2022
Brittany and Toy, our bus guide and driver are exceptional!! The ride was fun, well informed, and they took great care of our trip! The off and on at each location was easy and just enough time at each stop. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Guide Dion and bus driver...
Kathryn_R
, May 2022
Guide Dion and bus driver were excellent really enjoyed boat ride and FDR memorial. Would have liked to spend a few more minutes at the Viet Nam wall.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great trip.
Robert_G
, May 2022
Tour of monuments, museums and boat trip. Arlington cemetery was by far a very moving experience. Guide was very knowledgable and entertaining.
star-5
Excellent Tour
GAYLE_T
, May 2022
Loved whole tour and Dre did a fabulous job..also Ali as driver. Would highly recommend...the Potomac river cruise was a highlight as well as eating at Nick's Riverside Grill
star-5
Excellent I was a first...
Sean_P
, May 2022
Excellent I was a first time visitor my me and my wife enjoyed ourselves And would definitely do it again if we were in town
star-5
Easiest way to see a lot of DC in one day
Stephanie_S
, May 2022
FDR memorial and the Vietnam memorial especially the nurses sculpture were my favorites. Dion is an excellent guide and Toy a great driver
star-5
We’ll worth the money!
Cheyene_H
, May 2022
Our tour guid Dion was the best!!! He knew so much, full of facts and kept us all engaged the entire time. The bus driver Tommy did an awesome job getting us around smoothly and safely. Even the guy that checked us in (not sure of his name), part of our group was running late and he made sure to get them to us to make sure we could all enjoy the tour. We’ll worth the money and enjoyed the entire day because of this team!
star-5
Educational Tour with Awesome Guide
Katherine_M
, May 2022
The tour guide Dion and driver Tommy made the tour experience AWESOME. The knowledge and history shared was very educational. The Memorial Wall was very sentimental to our family.
star-4
The big memorial
alessandro_r
, May 2022
The Roosevelt Memorial and M. L. King Memorial. The refuse of war and the trail from dispairs to hope
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
The Tour guide was so...
Neha_S
, May 2022
The Tour guide was so well informed and the way he gave us all information was so innovative and joyful. An experience I would never forget.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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