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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 and 2 more

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
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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
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Lunch (available for purchase - approximately $11 USD)

Departure Point

701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, 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
  • 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.

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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 policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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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jose_v
, Jan 2021
Everything was wonderful and great. We learned so many things that I really enjoyed the great things in Washington.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Good Morning Jose, Thank you for the feedback! At USA Guided Tours we strive to make your experience the best possible and are always looking for ways to improve it. Sounds like you had a great tour; I'm sure they will be pleased to hear how special they made your trip. Thanks for the great review! Stay Safe. Best Regards, Elizabeth
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Great tour
jose_v
, Dec 2020
Everything was exceptional an educational. Great tour to go through. Definitely no regrets. It was great to know we did not pay attention before I’m done things.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Good Afternoon, We are thrilled you had a great experience with our team members, it is feedback like this that makes us number one. Thank you for the opportunity to share our fine City with you, we hope you'll visit again soon! Best Regards, Elizabeth
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My experience was very good. It was worth it to really pay for that tour.
jose_v
, Dec 2020
Almost everything but, the most beautiful thing was the Korean War monument. It was so beautiful and a lot of learning
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Good Morning, Thanks for the great feedback Jose. We are delighted that you had such a great tour. They do their very best each day to ensure our customers have a memorable and enjoyable experience. It really is our people that set us apart as the best tour in town, we hope you will tour again with us soon, safe travels. Best Regards, Elizabeth
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Amazing tour
Andres_S
, Dec 2020
All the facts our tour guide gave us. He was awesome. Its a very well organized tour and all the places we visit were beautiful.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Good Morning, Thanks for sharing your great experience with the Trip Advisor community. It is always good to hear that we are maintaining our high standards and providing a unique and entertaining tour. Our guides are best and we will be sure to pass along your compliments. Best Regards, Elizabeth
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COVID tour
Tammy_B
, Dec 2020
Our guide was very knowledgeable and the stops were amazing to see in person. Wish the museums and other sites were available.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Good Afternoon Tammy, We are thrilled you had a great experience with two of our best team members. It is feedback like this that makes us number one, thank you for the opportunity to share our fine city with you! We hope you'll visit again soon. Happy Holidays! Elizabeth M.
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This was a great trip
HELEN
, Nov 2020
This met all my expectations. I was only in town a couple of days and had no transportation. I was able to get my photos and experiences with Washington culture safely
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Good Afternoon Helen, Thanks for the kind words, Helen! We set a high bar for ourselves to deliver a wonderful and unique tour experience for each of our guests. It's always nice to hear that we delivered on our promise. Hope to see you again soon. Happy Holidays, Elizabeth
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Awsome. I was only in town a little while and wanted maximum experiences
HELEN
, Nov 2020
They had lots of stops for photo opportunities. My guide was amazingly informative. The van was clean comfortable and spacious
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Good Afternoon Helen, We are delighted you had such a great experience on USA Guided Tours. We appreciate the time you took to share feedback on your experience and will pass it along. Thank you for sharing safe travels. Elizabeth M.
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The monument tour
Kenneth_R
, Oct 2020
Our guide and driver were the best! It was a beautiful tour and very informative. We enjoyed hearing the history as we toured. Very knowledgeable. Thank you for a great day!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your kind words. It is a great pleasure to hear you had a wonderful time on tour. Its a great motivation to help us continue to show off our great city! We look forward to having you again soon. Best Regards, Elizabeth
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DC city tour
Arturo_M
, Oct 2020
Great information and really friendly. I do a lot of tours when I travel, this one was one of the best
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Major things To see in NY
Nurservans
, Oct 2020
Nick was awesome. He was well versed on the history of everything. He enthusiastically shared his knowledge with all aboard. Nick also had a great sense of humor and interjected jokes at the most appropriate time. Would highly recommend this tour.
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