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Overview
Combine the many highlights and landmarks of Washington DC in a single-day bus and walking tour. With a guide to accompany you and distill the importance of each sight, feel well-informed rather than overwhelmed over the tour time. Highlights include the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the White House, and a seasonal cruise on the Potomac River, among other important DC attractions.
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You'll start at
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USAU.S. Navy Memorial
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  • 1
    United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    White House
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    National World War II Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Jefferson Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 6
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 7
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 8
    Korean War Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 9
    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 10
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USAU.S. Navy Memorial
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Highlights
  • Travel via climate-controlled coach, eliminating the hassle of driving
  • See the top Washington DC sights in single day with ease
  • Gain in-depth knowledge through your guide's commentary
  • Potomac River cruise included (seasonal) for a view from the water
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at a central meeting point for your tour. Climb into an air-conditioned coach and get ready for a well-organized tour of the capital city’s highlights. Head past top sights such as the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and White House. Listen to engaging narrative on each landmark. Disembark and head out on guided walks at certain spots, including the the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the US Capitol building. You get the chance to see these monuments up close and snap photos. In season (March 15 to October 16), the tour includes a boat cruise on the Potomac River; lunch is available for purchase on board. Off season, the tour stops at Fashion Centre in Pentagon City for free time and lunch (own expense). After a full day of sightseeing, return to your departure location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport by state-of-the-art luxury coach
  • English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)
  • On-board narration
  • 1-hr river cruise, seasonal (operates March 15 - October 6)
  • Entry/Admission - Potomac River
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (available for purchase - approximately $11USD)
  • Entry/Admission - L'Enfant Plaza
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
544Reviews
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Zoe P wrote a review 13 Feb
10 contributions1 helpful vote
What an awesome tour! Covering the main attractions in Washington, we had a fantastic experience with Edgar and Rahil. Edgar was a wealth of knowledge and extremely charismatic - so thank you! Rahil was professional and courteous also :) highly recommend this tour - a seamless
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Date of experience: February 2020
RicoEduardo wrote a review Jan 2020
38 contributions11 helpful votes
You should hope you get Christopher as your guide. He really made the tour! Knowledgeable, in great detail, about so many things. And laugh-out-loud funny 🤣. This tour covers all the highlights. Especially good for first time visitors, but great also for return visitors. I used
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the kind words! We are thrilled you had an enjoyable tour with Chris. His knowledge and love for the city allows him to deliver a memorable experience for our guests. We hope you and your family will tour again with us soon, we will be sure to pass along your appreciation to him! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours
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Darren S wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Nick was a great tour guide, he was very knowledgeable and is very passionate about the history of DC. We loved the tour.
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 11 Jan 2020
We are thrilled you had an incredible experience with Nick! He is one of our best tour guides in the city and we are honored to have him apart of our team. He delivers a very informative tour however his twist of humor and appreciation for our beautiful city and it's treasures leaves you with a memorable impression of Washington DC. Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
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Georgia wrote a review Dec 2019
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Josh was a very knowledgeable tour guide and kept the group entertained with trivia questions and jokes. He kept the tour on time and made sure every guest was accounted for at each stop. We would highly recommend this 6-hour tour! Well worth the time and money.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 30 Nov 2019
Thank you for sharing about your great experience! It is always good to hear that we are maintaining our high standards and providing a unique and entertaining tour. Josh is one of our best and we will be sure to pass along your compliments. Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
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CoolZone wrote a review Nov 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Our guide Joey was excellent. The your length was enough to get a good overview of all major landmarks. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We highly recommend it for everyone.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 18 Nov 2019
Thanks for the feedback, our team is what sets us apart and it sounds like you experienced the great service we are famous for. Joey is one of our best and we will share your compliments with her! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours
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By: USA Guided Tours
Lobber5
West Chester, Pennsylvania
5417
So many landmarks in only 2.5 hours! Great tour!
Edgar & Tashina were great for our tour! Edgar was filled with so many great stories about each place we stopped.
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William G F
10
Night
Nick our Guide was knowledgeable, authentic and fun. There is walking required to make the trip to the major
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Heidi
10
Awesome tour and fantastic guide
We had so much fun on our tour. (1 adult and 2 teens)We learned a ton of interesting facts, and laughed a lot
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Suzanne D
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DC AT DUSK NIGHT TOUR
This a must-do tour to overview DC sights! Our guide ,Josh, was super knowledgeable and created a fun atmosphere
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Katelynn P
10
Amazing Tour
Wow, great tour, and our tour guide, Josh, did a amazing job. He told funny stories about multiple landmarks, and
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Zoe P
41
Thank you Edgar and Rahil!
What an awesome tour! Covering the main attractions in Washington, we had a fantastic experience with Edgar and
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Beth S
Los Angeles, California
20
Fun and interesting experience.
My 14 year old son and I took this tour and really enjoyed ourselves. Guide was knowledgeable and the bus was
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J W
10
Cold tour the night House voted to impeach President
Wonderful tour guide, Dion (ex-Marine), kept us moving and together. Between our stop at Martin Luther King
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beccabad73
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
40
Very rushed
I enjoyed getting to see all the major monuments, while some I am sure are more beautiful at night, some details
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Dee Ann O
30
Informative & Fun!
This tour was so much fun! Tony and our driver were so entertaining and genuinely nice. We walked a good bit, but
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