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Guided Tour of Washington DC with Washington Monument and Seasonal Boat Cruise

Washington, United States

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Explore the famous landmarks and monuments of Washington DC on this guided, half- or full-day, walking and riding sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of the nation’s capital. Stop at the White House and the United States Capitol, plus the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and much more. The full-day tour features more than 30 sites with visits to at least 12. It’s a great way to see many of DC’s popular attractions.
  • Half- or full-day guided Washington DC tour
  • Stop at top sites with detailed narration from your guide on board the bus and at each stop
  • Get great photo ops of the White House, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol Building and more
  • Admire the monuments as they light up for the evening on the nighttime tour (if option chosen)

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A balance of driving and site visits keeps the pace varied, and the commentary engages even the older kid and tween set. If you've explored D.C. during the day, choose the night tour to see the monuments illuminated in the darkness.
Professional guide
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest & 9th Street Northwest, Pennsylvania Avenue NW & 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Washington Monument, 2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group at the National Archives Building to begin this comprehensive half- or full-day tour around and through the nation’s capital, Washington DC. Travel aboard an air-conditioned motorcoach with an expert local guide who knows the city inside and out.

On the morning tour, visit the most popular monuments, memorials, and museums in DC. Stops include the United States Capitol, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Also, drop-offs at the National Museum of Natural History or the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City are offered.

The evening tour covers the same itinerary as the morning tour, except each of the landmark locations is illuminated for the evening.

On the full-day tour, see all of the city’s popular monuments and attractions. Drive by 30 of Washington, DC’s top sites with stops at 12 of them, including the United States Capitol, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial (aka the Iwo Jima Memorial), the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial and the United States Air Force Memorial.

Along the way, hear the historic stories and facts that make the city of Washington, DC one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. There is a lunch break at approximately the halfway point of the day.

This tour also features a scenic boat cruise along the Potomac River (mid-March to mid-October). Outside of those dates, you visit the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
Stop At:  
White House
You will see the outside of the White House.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jefferson Memorial
You will visit the Jefferson Memorial ONLY during the winter months.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lincoln Memorial
You will walk up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
You will get to see the Vietnam Veteran's Wall with all the history and view the names.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Washington Monument
You will take the Washington Monument tour to the top of the Monument with the National Parks guide. The price of admission is included in your tour ticket price. Not to be missed.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vietnam Women's Memorial
A stop which pays homage to our Women in Vietnam.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
U.S. Capitol
Visit the outside of our US Capitol.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
One of our newest and most liked Memorials.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National World War II Memorial
You will want to take lots of pictures at this memorial. Lots of gorgeous fountains.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
You will love this memorial which pays homage to one of our most famous people that fought for our rights, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • All reservations are non-cancellable, non-refundable. Date/time changes are subject to availability and will incur a $30 change fee which will be collected upon arrival for your tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please take a look at the Washington Monument prohibited items. We can not offer refunds for not getting into Monument for bringing these items:For Security and Safety Reasons the following are NOT allowed within the Washington Monument. Smoking; Food and drink (except sealed food, water, & baby formula in clear plastic containers); Strollers; Bags larger than 18 x 16 x 8 inches; Animals (except service animals); Glass; Weapons; Ammunition; Mace or aerosols; Explosives or highly flammable substances;
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Signature Tours of DC

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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.
What is the maximum group size during Guided Tour of Washington DC with Washington Monument and Seasonal Boat Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "There is moderate walking since the bus may be unable to drop you off close to the sites." See review
  • "Highly recommended for tourists that have limited time in DC to be able to see all the major spots in a short amount of time!" See review
  • "The 6-hour trip was not worth it more than the 3-hour." See review


294 Reviews
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Could not of been better! DC tour
, Oct 2020
Tyrone was so friendly and knowledgeable. The driver Chris was very safe and stayed near each monument to avoid us having to walk further. Both took Covid precautions.
Great tour!
, Sep 2020
Our tour guide and driver were amazing. Both were very informative and fun! Highly recommend this tour, it was worth the money!
Skip the tour
, Sep 2020
Details regarding pick up location we’re incorrect. We arrive 45 minutes early and called the Local contact. She was unaware of the tour date and time. It took her awhile to figure it out. Bad experience.
A MUST at the start of your visit to DC
, Feb 2020
We weren't sure how this tour would work, since it has so many stops and it was perfect! Our tour guide was SO knowledgeable about both the history, the city, our country and so much fun, i can't imagine how much we would have missed and left without knowing. Great pace. This is a great starting spot to see what landmarks you want to come back to with more time, so i would suggest doing this as soon as you get into the city. We based where we were wanting to spend more time at on this tour- great plan maker! I will be back in the fall and plan on taking the tour again. thanks for the bonus ticket to go inside the Washington Monument!! What a cherry on top of this delightful cake!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to share such detailed review about your experience with us. It helps for other guests to hear from real people like you about Signature and we are always so happy when people enjoy themselves like you did. We are also excited about the Washington Monument being added to our tour and we hope to see you again the next time you are in DC (and hope that it will be very soon).
Washington Night Tour
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour with knowledgeable guide and very nice driver. We covered all of the important money mentally in Washington.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you so much for giving us your thoughts about your tour experience and giving us a happy review. We appreciate it when guests like you recognize our efforts and when they choose us for their tour option in DC. We hope that you come back again sometime in the near future and thanks again for choosing Signature Tours DC.
Very impressed
, Jan 2020
It was an excellent tour. Sally the tour guide and Cassie the driver were so helpful and welcoming. The tour was so informative and very useful. A day well spent. I would recommend the trip. James (UK).
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for the wonderful compliment on our tour guide, Sally and the driver, Cassie. Signature Tours believes we have the best tour guides and drivers in Washington, DC so we appreciate your kind words! We hope to see you the next time you are in DC.
Great way to see Washington
, Dec 2019
Sally was great, she was funny/ knowledgeable/ insightful. My brother is going in a couple of weeks and i suggested the tour to him
Great coverage
, Nov 2019
We covered lot of tourist attractions and it was a fun tour. Specially loved the Lincoln Memorial and World War II memorial.
3 hour DC tour
, Nov 2019
Tyrone was very knowledgable and funny. They had to adjust the tour to accomodate an unexpected parade. They did a very good job of changing but still making the tour an excellent one.
, Oct 2019
Tyrone was an exceptional tour guide. A ton of information both past and present. We were very pleased.

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