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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

Departure Point

701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

U.S. Navy Memorial

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
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
  • To encourage social distancing and to allow for additional space - all tour vehicles are running at 85% of the max allowable capacity
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The boat cruise is seasonal from March 15 to October 15.
  • 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

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star-5
Awesome Experience
Larry_W
, Jan 2022
The Tour was awesome Thanks to The “TOURGOD”Nick he was very Informative about the history of Washington DC we really really enjoyed this experience and also he’s my Dallas cowboy brother 💙💙💙 Larry and Charmaine Willis Cape Coral Florida
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
On behalf of Nick and everyone at USA Guided Tours, thank you for the shout out! We work hard at providing an awesome tour that is perfect for the whole family. Having fun while learning a thing or two along the way is a what we are all about. Hope you will tour with us again soon! We will save a seat for you.
star-5
Fun
Esther_S
, Jan 2022
I loved the tour it was fun. You get to see the main places without having to have your own transportation. They offer water. The only thing I would change is maybe giving more time to see the places.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you Esther_S for the feedback. Our goal is to provide each of our clients with a special experience full of memories to last a lifetime. It is always good to hear that we did a great job! When you return to Washington, D.C., ask us to build you a private tour with custom itinerary so you can specify the time you wish to spend at each location. Safe travels.
star-5
I have been to DC...
Brenda_W
, Dec 2021
I have been to DC multiple times and still saw and learned a lot from our guide who's nickname was Map. It was my friends first time and he highly enjoyed the whole experience. You hit all the major monuments and some not so major. I highly recommend
star-5
Worth every penny!
Melissa_M
, Dec 2021
Our tour guide, Brittany was awesome! She was knowledgeable, funny, and gracious. I would definitely recommend this tour! ♥️
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We appreciate the great feedback, Melissa_M! We work hard to ensure each of our passengers has an awesome tour experience. To hear we are doing a great job means a lot! Brittany will be thrilled for the shoutout. We hope you'll visit again soon.
star-3
Tour of DC I’m a day review.
Phuong_T
, Dec 2021
I feel like our tour guide could have been more informative. She would point out the buildings but often times did not give us a whole lot of backgrounds, story behind it. The tour would’ve been better if she had provided more information. My kids a more info on some of the buildings then her. 😬
star-5
Amazing tour
Madhurima_D
, Nov 2021
Edgar was a wonderful guide. I really enjoyed the tour! The tour started exactly at 10 am and we were back by 4 pm. Would definitely recommend it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth every penny
Sergio_V
, Nov 2021
Alisha (tour guide) and Keith (bus driver) were pretty awesome! Keith had water for us after every stop, Alisha was super informative, funny and interacted tons with the group including the kids!
star-5
Fantastic Tour!
Cassio_M
, Nov 2021
Amazing tour. Amazing guide - Alicia - super knowledgeable and nice. Amazing driver - Keith. The highlight of our vacation!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour with Terry!
Sharon_W
, Nov 2021
It was all great! Our guide, Terry was a wealth of information, and very polite and courteous! Would recommend this tour with Terry to anyone! Well worth it!
star-5
Our driver was awesome....
Iyad_U
, Nov 2021
Our driver was awesome. Knoedgeable, friendly, and punctual. The bus is really nice. Highly recommended.

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