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DC in a Day: 10+ Monument Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise

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DC in a Day: 10+ Monument Stops & Seasonal Potomac River Cruise

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icon6 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the famous landmarks and monuments of Washington DC on this guided 6-hour 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 stops to at least 12 sites. It’s a great way to see many of DC’s popular attractions.
  • 6-Hour Guided Sightseeing 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
  • Seasonal Boat Cruise of Potomac River departing from Georgetown
  • Bonus stops to Jefferson Memorial and Eisenhower Memorial when Potomac Cruise not operating

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. Experience over 30+ Washington DC sites with stops at 12 of them including White House, MLK Memorial, U.S. Capitol and more. Boat Cruise of Potomac River available seasonally.
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6-Hr DC Sightseeing Tour with 10+ Stops & Seasonal River Cruise or Jefferson & Eisenhower Memorials
Courtesy Hotel Pick-Up (if booked more than 24 hours in advanced, select hotels only)
Stop at top DC Sites including the U.S. Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial, MLK Memorial, & more
Seasonal Boat Ride along the Potomac River (March 26-October 17)
Visit Georgetown Washington Harbor for lunch on own before ferry (DC Wharf when ferry not operating)
Professional Tour Guide that stays with you through out tour, and walks you through the sites
Pass by over 100+ top Washington DC Sites and Memorials
Bonus stops at Jefferson & Eisenhower Memorials when Potomac Cruise not operating (Oct 17-March 25)
Gratuities
Food & Drinks (stop for lunch on own during tour)
NOTE: Hotel Drop-Off is not provided. Please plan accordingly.
800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW , 800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

Bus stop is located on Pennsylvania Avenue NW near the corner of 9th Street NW and close to the National Archives building. There will be sign on a pole with Signature Tours next to a bench. Please arrive no later than 9:45 AM. The address is 800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington DC 20004

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group at the National Archives Building to begin this comprehensive 6-hour 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.

Visit the most popular monuments, memorials, and museums in DC. 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 (seasonally, approximately April - mid October) and a chance to stop at either George Washington Harbor or DC Wharf for lunch on own.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
White House
You will see the outside of the White House.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Jefferson Memorial
You will visit the Jefferson Memorial ONLY during the winter months when the seasonal boat cruise of the Potomac River is not operating.
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:  
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 Not Included
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
Stop At:  
Potomac River
Seasonal boat cruise of the Potomac River is also included with your tour (seasonally, approximately April - mid October). During the months the ferry is not operating, you will be able to visit Jefferson Memorial and Eisenhower Memorial instead.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
You will visit the Eisenhower Memorial ONLY during the winter months when the seasonal boat cruise of the Potomac River is not operating.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Boat ride of Potomac River is seasonal (March 26 - October 16). When the boat is not operating, you will visit the Jefferson Memorial and Eisenhower Memorial instead
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • There will be standing and walking during this tour. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather as much of the tour is outdoors. DC can be very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Umbrellas and layers are recommended.
  • COURTESY HOTEL PICK-UP: We offer courtesy hotel pick-up from select DC hotels only if available. Please call us 24 hours before the tour to reconfirm your hotel pick-up time if your hotel is on our list. If you booked your tour less than 24 hours in advanced of the travel date, transportation will not be provided. Please meet us at the tour departure location 800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW near the National Archives Building.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Signature Tours of DC
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.

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  • "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

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star-5
Zuma and Chris were our...
Kim_P
, Aug 2022
Zuma and Chris were our tour guides. Zuma was very knowledgeable and entertaining! We had a great experience learning and seeing all the amazing sights of DC.
star-5
Mr.Vernon was very...
Curtis_H
, Aug 2022
Mr.Vernon was very impactful and have a lot of knowledge about each monument he kept us laughing and enthused about each site, I will recommend to friends and family
star-5
Better Call Tyrone!
Horace_P
, Aug 2022
Our guide, Tyrone, was simply awesome! His knowledge, wit, and efficiency were spot on. His anecdotes and insights made our trip one to remember.
star-5
Happy day!
Anatolie_C
, Aug 2022
Very nice guide,and super professional driver Chris!we was enjoying this trip,I’m very excited!nice place and nice memories left to us.
star-5
Wonderful trip
Chinyere_U
, Aug 2022
The guided tour ladie- Kate was exceptional good in giving us details and history about a lot of site we visited.5 Stars.
star-5
Great intro to Washington DC
Michael_D
, Aug 2022
This was a great introduction to DC excursion, which is exactly what we were looking for. Got to see most of the big attractions and our guide, Duane, was very knowledge and entertaining.
star-5
Great combo of knowledge and humor
Adlai_A
, Aug 2022
Sally and Chris provided the right combination of knowledge and humor for this 6 hour tour. Even my teenager finally started to enjoy the ride - now that’s an accomplishment! LoL!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for allowing us to be your guide to the monuments of DC. We paired an expert team for your convenience and if they provided a 'great combo of knowledge and humor' that makes us happy. Zuma
star-5
Wonderful tour
Eva_S
, Aug 2022
Larry and Chris were astonishing, most enjoyable tour you can have. Warm, friendly and absolutely amazing atmosphere
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for allowing us to be your guide and rating your tour as wonderful. Our staff is friendly and we love for our guests to feel like members of our extended family. Zuma
star-5
Efficient and Friendly
Donald_C
, Aug 2022
Sally our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly!!!! We got to see all of the important sites and got to walk around at most of them!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for praising your guide as knowledgeable and friendly. We offer a trip to all the important sites in DC with stops to walk around visit and photo ops. Zuma
star-5
Knowledgeable tour
Kenisha_l
, Aug 2022
Larry & Chris were fantastic host. Larry is very energetic and knowledgeable about all the sites. Chris went above and beyond when I had a medical emergency. I have already recommended this tour for my family and friends
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for thinking that your guised and driver were fantastic. We pride ourselves with having guides who are knowledgeable and personable. Our drivers are attentive and helpful. Zuma
star-1
No parking. Missed bus....
Lara_H
, Aug 2022
No parking. Missed bus. Followed the bus and he told me to meet at next stop. Went there and waited for 40 minutes but no bus.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We are so sorry that you missed the bus. Parking is a serious issue in DC, so we recommend everybody get with metro and exit National Archives and you 'll find us across the street. And you have to be there 30 minutes before the start of the tour to check you in. If you drive, you have to be there earlier to look for parking. As the bus departs the starting point, you miss the bus. Please consider the next time to be there at 9:30am for the day tour and no later than 7:00pm for the night tour. Thank you. Zuma
star-5
Sally was excellent!!! So...
Kathy_Z
, Aug 2022
Sally was excellent!!! So much information to give us and just a wonderful tour guide…. Would 10000% recommend!!!! Love your red headed Long Island New York group!!! The LOUD ones!!! We had so much FUN!!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for joining us on this tour and loving your tour guide. It puts a smile on our faces when we see that we delivered satisfaction to our guests. Zuma
star-5
Sally & Chris love their jobs/ it shows!!
patricia_r
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Sally and driver Chris were wonderful!! Sally should be a history teacher- she was so knowledgeable about everything having to do with everything we saw - all with backstories- we loved it! They deserve a raise $$$$ They were amazing ! I would definitely recommend them and this tour company !
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the tour and heaping praise on your guide and driver. We try to offer you the best and we believe it straw with a knowledgeable and personable guide. The driver is very attentive and helpful and puts your safety on top. Zuma
star-5
Would recommend to any visitor
Kennetha_S
, Aug 2022
Tyrone was fabulous! He was a great guide and gave wonderful info. Chris was a good driver and got us around safely
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the tour and enjoying it. We're happy that you liked the guide and driver too. Zuma
star-5
Worth it
Mel_H
, Aug 2022
Ver informative, jam packed back to back of sites . We got to know the DC area in over 6 hours. Lots of history to recount for the teens to recount from their summer us history class. Tour guide nice, knowledge and funny.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
thank you for finding the tour informative and endorsing the guide for his knowledge, sense of humor and personality. We cover a lot of history in this tour and we do so in a fun way. Zuma
star-5
Our driver, Chris, was...
Christie_B
, Aug 2022
Our driver, Chris, was superb! Our tour guide, Tyrone, was a wealth of information and VERY personable. I’ve taught history for 30+ years and I learned a lot from him. I was VERY VERY impressed! This was worth the money!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your superlative review. We take pride in the professionalism of our staff because we care about our guests. We're glad that you learned a lot from our tour. Zuma
star-5
Great Tour, highly recommend!
Travis_M
, Aug 2022
We really enjoyed our tour with Sally and Chris. She was informative and funny and Chris did a great job getting us where we needed to go safely, and no one was left behind even though we lost track of time at one monument. 😬.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your great review. We put at your service knowledgeable guides and drivers who have your safety in mind. We think you're in good hands when you take our tours. Zuma
star-5
Love it
Janice_P
, Aug 2022
The tour was amazing! Sally was very knowledgeable, and all the staff was very nice. I wish we had a bit more that 15 minutes at each stop. Otherwise it was all perfect!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the tour with us and loving it. Your appreciation of the guide is uplifting to us. We wish we could offer longer stays at the stops but we have so much ground to cover! Zuma
star-5
Bus Sightseeing Tour
Mark_G
, Aug 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and polite! Made the trip worth it by far. Driver was extremely efficient and polite.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for enjoying a great 'bus sightseeing tour' with us. Glad that you liked the guide and driver. Zuma
star-5
We started and ended on...
Edna_B
, Aug 2022
We started and ended on time Zuma and Tyrone are a great time Tyrone is great guide very knowledgeable and kept it interesting I traveled with my grandson and he truly enjoyed it. We left something behind on the bus at the end of the tour and they were very responsive when we asked about it and we picked it up that same evening THANK YOU !!!! I would define you recommend this tour !
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you so much for choosing us for your tour. We're glad that you enjoyed it and liked your guide and driver team. We're here to assist you in any way we can and take lost objects seriously. We do our very best to help our guests find them. Zuma

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