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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

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Lunch (available for purchase - approximately $11 USD)
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20004, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

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). Lunch is available for purchase onboard. Outside of those dates, visit the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City for shopping and lunch on own.

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all boat cruises in Washington, DC area have been suspended until further notice.

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:  
The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
We'll head over to Fashion Centre at Pentagon City 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.
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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all boat cruises in Washington, DC area have been suspended until further notice.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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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Perfect way to see Washington DC
Lori_D
, Apr 2021
Such a great day. Our tour guide, Christopher, was very knowledgeable and knew many facts and stories behind the attractions we visited as well as things we drive by between the attractions. Highly recommend them!
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Great experience
Pauline_C
, Apr 2021
The knowledge of our tour guide christopher. And learning so much about the monuments. We didn’t expect to go on the boat ride that added to great time.
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Very professional well thought out and guided tour. Worth every Penny
Lauren_N
, Apr 2021
Our tour guide Nick was fantastic! Nice mix of bus riding and walking. The itinerary covered a lot in 6 hours. I took a friend from out of town and still learned and saw many things on this tour even when I have visited the monuments many times in my own.
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Excellent tour!
Crystal_M
, Apr 2021
I took my son to visit DC for the day and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour from start to finish! Our greater was extremely personable and fun! Christopher our guide was extremely knowledgeable and comical. I would highly recommend booking this tour!
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Very interesting tour....
Jennifer_G
, Apr 2021
Very interesting tour. Tour guide Christopher was very knowledgeable and professional. Everything about the tour went well
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Great tour when in DC.
Kurtis_K
, Apr 2021
Christopher and Tony are fabulous. Very informative, accommodating and entertaining. Made up for any modifications to listed tour due to National Park traffic routing and Guidelines effecting boat tour.
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Good experience
Danielle_S
, Apr 2021
I enjoyed the multiple stops & being able to see several places. The bus was a little cold. It was worth it.
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Enjoyable tour
Denise_W
, Apr 2021
Chris and Tony were wonderful tour guides very knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable. We really enjoyed hearing about the history and seeing the different monuments
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Would do it again!
Kathy_D
, Apr 2021
Our Tour Guide Terri was amazing. She was so knowledgeable about everything and there wasn’t one question she couldn’t answer. Loved the tour. Worth every cent!
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Our guide was rude and...
Michelle_D
, Apr 2021
Our guide was rude and condescending the entire tour. We were supposed to do a river cruise and were told as we boarded the bus that it was canceled due to Covid. I had confirmed the river cruise was happening through USA tours by phone the day before and we saw the boats out on the water. We paid the following day to cruise the Potomac on our own. If we had a different guide, this could’ve been a very enjoyable day.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Dear Michelle_D, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Our tour guides are examined on their knowledge, are licensed, and are fine representatives of their prestigious tradition. We are sorry that you were displeased with your guide. Please contact our office at your earliest convenience to allow us to make an adjustment to your costs. Kind regards,
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