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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial Tours

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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
Overlooking the Potomac River at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, this statue of Marines raising the American flag on Japanese soil after the Battle of Iwo Jima is dedicated to the military service of U.S. Marines since 1775. Sculpted by American artist Felix de Weldon, the 32-foot soldiers and 60-foot flagpole comprise the largest bronze memorial in the world, while the Stars and Stripes here are made of real cloth. In accordance with a 1961 proclamation made by President John F. Kennedy, the statue’s flag flies 24 hours a day.

The scene depicted by this memorial is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph called Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken by D.C. native Joe Rosenthal in 1945.  Five of the six soldiers in the scene were Marines (one was part of the Navy Corps), and three died in this famous last battle of World War II.

At the memorial site, the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps presents the Marine Sunset Review Parade on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., generally the first Tuesday in June through mid-August. Wearing red-and-white dress uniforms, the corps perform a variety of military standards and vintage tunes from wartime eras.

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Public off-site parking is available just outside Arlington National Cemetery, and free shuttle service is provided. Or, the Memorial is about a 10-minute walk from the Metrorail’s stations for Rosslyn (serving the Orange and Blue Lines) and Arlington National Cemetery (serving the Blue Line). On parade evenings, only limited street parking is available, and taking the subway is highly recommended.
Address: 1400 N Meade St, Washington DC 22209, USA
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by TrolleyCultural Tours

Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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Explore the famous monuments and memorials of Washington DC by moonlight on this narrated sightseeing tour. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy an educational and entertaining history of the nation’s capital while traveling past each point of interest. Take in the stunning views of an illuminated Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, and many other landmarks. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington DC by night.
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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off TourBus Tours

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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover the most popular sights in Washington, DC on this relaxing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Drive past many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — including the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, and Arlington National Cemetery, and choose where you want to get off and explore in more detail. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, then hop on at any of the stops on two different routes and get to know the city with a combination of both live and audio commentary. The 2-day option includes admission to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Washington DC Night Tour with Hotel PickupHalf-day Tours

Washington DC Night Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Explore the monuments, war memorials, and famous sites of Washington DC by the light of night on this guided small-group sightseeing tour. Enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the US capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of an illuminated Washington Monument, the White House and many other landmark locations.
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Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off TourHistorical Tours

Arlington National Cemetery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore the vast Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC at a pace that suits you on this hop-on hop-off trolley tour. With trolleys departing regularly, you can hop off at any of the stops, including the US Marine Corps War Memorial, the US Coast Guard Memorial, and the Eternal Flame. Listen to an onboard guide share the history of Arlington and the significance of the memorials, monuments, and burial sites that you pass.
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  • 45 minutes
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Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese OptionHalf-day Tours

Washington DC Private Tour with Spanish or Portuguese Option

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Explore the famous sites of Washington DC on this private tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then climb aboard a luxury vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining account of the nation’s capital with a private guide. Travel around and through the plethora of famous war memorials, monuments, and landmarks. From DC’s residential neighborhoods to Arlington, Virginia and back, experience this comprehensive tour of the city. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
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Washington DC Evening TourHalf-day Tours

Washington DC Evening Tour

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See Washington, D.C.’s most iconic sites illuminated at night on a 3-hour, small group tour with an experienced guide. Enjoy time to explore the city’s moving memorials to the Marine Corps and Korean Veterans, then see the World War II Memorial and the Pentagon Memorial. Walk around the landmarks dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson, and capture unforgettable images of the capital city after dark with time to photograph some of D.C’s most famous views.
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Washington DC Legend Daytime Comprehensive TourDay Trips

Washington DC Legend Daytime Comprehensive Tour

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Explore the most famous monuments and war memorials of Washington, DC on this comprehensive, guided, full-day sightseeing tour. Climb aboard a mini bus with a small group and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the US capital. Travel around and through the plethora of famous memorials and monuments, with stunning views of the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House, Arlington Cemetery, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and many other landmark locations. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Washington DC Express Sightseeing TourBus Tours

Washington DC Express Sightseeing Tour

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See the highlights of the capital on a Washington DC express tour that whisks you around the city by van or minibus. A knowledgable guide provides informative commentary about DC’s major landmarks such as the White House and the US Capitol Building. During your 2-hour tour, starting from Capitol Hill, you’ll get a comprehensive overview in a short time. Select the night tour and see the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial illuminated after dark.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Moonlight Tour of Washington DCHalf-day Tours

Moonlight Tour of Washington DC

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Experience the grandeur of Washington DC’s architecture and memorials at night on this three-hour moonlight tour of the city. Avoid the crowds and traffic that persists during the day, and have the sights to yourself on a small group tour (max 14 people). Travel in a climate-controlled van and stop to see some of the nation’s most famous sights including the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, and the National Archives. Skip the hassles of driving and public transportation and get a good overview of the city.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Moonlit Tour of the National Mall with Pick-UpHalf-day Tours

Moonlit Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up

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See Washington, DC’s best sites light up after dark on a 3-hour, nighttime tour of the National Mall and monuments. Listen to an entertaining narrated history of the capital city, then stop to explore the most important destinations, from moving tributes to America's 20th-century wars to inspiring presidential landmarks. Take in the White House and the U.S. Capitol building at their most picturesque and get the perfect orientation and overview of Washington, DC.
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  • 3 hours

4 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & SedanHalf-day Tours

4 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & Sedan

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Get a first class private tour with our professional chauffeurs, past major landmarks on this tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this 4-hour sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night. Washington DC night tour by state-of-the-art luxury 5-passenger SUV Admire Washington DC’s major attractions and monuments floodlit at night Professional chauffeur will stop at each landmark so you can walk through each attraction.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US VeteranDay Trips

Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran

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Delve into the nation’s military history with a twenty-year Navy veteran as your guide on a private tour. Choose from an extensive list of museums, monuments, memorials, battlefields, cemeteries, and even the Pentagon (90 day advanced notice required) on an exclusive tour of Washington, DC and surrounding areas. Get unmatched insights and history and spend the day walking through the pages of a real life history book.
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  • 12 hours
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Private SUV Tour of Washington DC's HighlightsHalf-day Tours

Private SUV Tour of Washington DC's Highlights

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Experience the history and grandeur of the nation’s capital on a private 3-hour tour. Work with your personal guide and driver to curate the ideal tour incorporating your must-see spots or rely on their local expertise to create a fascinating tour. Go inside the House and Senate Galleries and see where the nation’s laws are debated. See the White House, Supreme Court and much more. This tour is ideal for visitors looking for a personalized experience
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour of Washington DCBus Tours

Private Tour of Washington DC

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Crown Limo Service provide extensive tour of Washington DC at affordable rates. ​ Our professionally trained tour guides will take you to explore the beauty of DC. Experience the best tour service with exotic limos at lowest rates. We are #1 Rated tour operator in Washington DC.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Magic LED Guided Night Tour - 3hrs Pick up/Drop off and Earpieces is includedHalf-day Tours

Magic LED Guided Night Tour - 3hrs Pick up/Drop off and Earpieces is included

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See the landmarks of Washington DC on a night tour that highlights the major monuments of the United States capital. This night tour uses audio-visual technology including bluetooth earpieces that make it easy to hear the guide’s commentary, and LED bracelets to identify the group. View top destinations including the US Capitol, the White House, and memorials to Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Private Marine Corps Tour in Washington DCDay Trips

Private Marine Corps Tour in Washington DC

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Get acquainted with the history of the United States Marine Corps on this guided, 6-hour, small group tour in Washington DC. From the Marine Corps War Memorial, aka the Iwo Jima Memorial, to the Marine Barracks, Marine Corps Base Quantico, and the National Museum of the Marine Corps, expert guides provide unique and detailed information. This intimate tour provides an incredible historical experience for those with an interest in the US Marine Corps. Lunch, entry fees and a local hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Tour of Washington DC War Memorials and Heros by VanBus Tours

Private Tour of Washington DC War Memorials and Heros by Van

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Experience the beauty and the history of Washington, DC during this private tour that makes stops at Arlington National Cemetery and other iconic war memorials. See the changing of the guards at the Tombs of the Unknowns, visit the family gravesite of President JFK and more with this memorable private tour by van.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Private Tour of Washington DC up to 11 GuestsHalf-day Tours

Private Tour of Washington DC up to 11 Guests

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This Private Small-Group Washington DC Tour can accommodate groups up to 11 guests and includes Transportation from site to site, a Professional Driver/Guide, and Hotel Pick-Up within 3 miles of the White House. During your tour, your driver will safely and efficiently navigate your group around Washington, DC.and share the history of the city and details for each of the sites that you choose to visit. Iconic Washington DC sites you may want to visit: US Capitol (grounds), World War II Veterans Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima, United States Air Force Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the White House (grounds).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private SUV Night Tour of Washington DC Half-day Tours

Private SUV Night Tour of Washington DC

This private tour that accommodates up to 4 guests includes transportation from site to site and pickup within 3 miles of the White House. Your guide will safely and efficiently navigate your group around Washington, DC. During your tour, we will share the history of the city and give you details about each of the sites that you will visit. Iconic Washington DC sites you may want to visit: US Capitol Building, World War II Veterans Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima, United States Air Force Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington Monument, and the White House (grounds).
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Tour of Arlington VirginiaHalf-day Tours

Day Tour of Arlington Virginia

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Explore the monuments and memorials of Arlington, Virginia, on a 5-hour, guided tour including the Arlington National Cemetery. See moving tributes to the United States Marines and Air Force, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and the Robert E. Lee Memorial at the Arlington House. Visit the most important graves at the national cemetery with time to search for the grave sites of loved ones. Pause to purchase lunch at the Pentagon Mall, then continue to the Pentagon to take in the site of the September 11th terrorist attack.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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Open Top Convertible Bus Tour of DCHalf-day Tours

Open Top Convertible Bus Tour of DC

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Make the most of your trip to the US national capitol with this 3.5-hour SkyVue convertible tour of the Washington DC area. From the comfort of a SkyVue vehicle, take in panoramic views as you drive to some of the most well-known spots on America’s east coast. Stop to explore the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, US Marine Corps War Memorial, and US Air Force Memorial. Plus visit Maryland’s National Harbor, and choose to take a ride on the 180-foot (54.9-meter) Capitol Wheel (own expense).
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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DC Monuments By Day Day Trips

DC Monuments By Day

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Get to know the monuments of Washington DC on a sightseeing tour that provides the ideal introduction to the city--perfect for the start of your stay. You'll pass by top attractions such as Lincoln Memorial and the White House, plus, depending on the season of your visit, visit Georgetown or take a Potomac River cruise. This tour combines riding in a climate-controlled bus and walking around some areas, providing a comprehensive overview of the memorials and landmarks.
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Half-day Tours

"HEROES OF FREEDOM" PRIVATE TOUR (4 Hour Military Tribute)

It has often been said and is an undeniable truth that “freedom is not free.” It is fitting for we who enjoy this freedom to honor those who sacrificed to obtain and preserve it. Join us for a profound and inspiring view of our American Armed Forces. See the losses they have suffered as well as the victories they have won as they have fought to preserve liberty throughout the ages of our nation.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private City Tours Washington DCHalf-day Tours

Private City Tours Washington DC

You will enjoy a nice sightseeing of Washington D.C. with a Professional Tour Guide. In a very nice and confortable vehicle.Talking about History and what every Memorial means or represents in the Capital of the United States.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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