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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: 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

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
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.

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 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
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 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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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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Delores
, Jul 2021
What a great experience we were only in DC for a day and a half and taking this tour gave so much and the tour guide was wonderful and funny and knew his history when I come back I would definitely take this again
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Washington DC full day tour
William_P
, Jul 2021
All the Monuments were outstanding. A 6 hour tour with quite a bit of walking but you get to see most everything. Guide was very good.
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A great day in D.C.
William_S
, Jul 2021
Mr. Map was funny, informative, and he provided us much more than we were expecting as far as our tour itinerary. He was very safe and avoided a couple of accidents due to poor driving by others. He took great care to provide us great photo stops. My family and I could not be more pleased.
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Excellent experience
Rafael_P
, Jul 2021
Excellent experience. Our tour guide Brittney had us laughing and enjoying our time. She was very knowledgeable and engaging making our tour experience worthwhile.
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Educative
Kelvin_E
, Jul 2021
The entire experience was memorable. Ending the tour with a boat ride was the cool. The pick up and drop off is central which makes it easy for tourists
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Washington Tour
Leo_W
, Jul 2021
Seeing the Capital was a highlight, just to be able to walk on the lawn with no fences. Of course Martin Luther King Our guide Map was very knowledgeable and humorous
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Doing it in DC.
Sydney_R
, Jul 2021
Alicia and Ali were very informative, entertaining and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this pair for any tour group.
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A must do!
Lynda_B
, Jul 2021
We only had 2 days in Washington and this tour was a great way to see all the highlights. Mr Maps was an excellent tour guide and well exceeded our expectations. He was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and a good sense of humor, made the whole day a wonderful experience. I highly recommend Mr. Maps and this tour. Also really liked the open air experience, great for pictures. Fantastic tour!
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Great tour!
Karla_C
, Jul 2021
Everything was great!! The best places to visit, Britney explained everything to the detail and Ali was a great driver! Thank you guys for this experience!!! We definitely recommend this tour.
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DC in a day
JimC
, Jul 2021
The driver was confident, well versed, and knowledgeable. He exhibited a great sense of humor and was a great all around host.
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