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Arlington National Cemetery: Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 128001
Enjoy a 2.5-hour guided highlights tour of the largest and most famous military cemetery in the USA - the final resting place for many of America’s greatest heroes. Passionate expert guides will entertain you with its stories, history and secrets.
About this activity
Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided highlights tour with a personal touch
  • See the Tomb of the Unknowns where you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony
  • Visit the gravesite of John F. Kennedy
  • See the memorials to the Space Shuttles Columbia and Challenger
  • Choose between Semi-Private group or Private tour options
Full description
A sobering reminder of the realities of war, but a stunningly beautiful tribute, the Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for many of America's greatest heroes, including more than 300,000 veterans of every American conflict, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan. Your local English speaking guide will share a mix of historical & political information and background stories with you. 

 Tour highlights:
• Arlington House: home of General Robert E. Lee, and its grounds
• The eternal flame at the tomb of President John F. Kennedy
• Learn about the soldier Audie Murphy - one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II
• Discover the military genius General William Sheridan
• Grave of famed boxer Joe Louis
• Tomb of the Unknowns, where you may even witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony
• More modern memorials to the victims of the space shuttles Columbia and Challenge
• Discover the story behind the mast of the U.S.S. Maine

With over 624 acres at the Arlington National Cemetery, you’ll be thankful to your passionate and engaging guide for navigating you and bringing a personal touch to each tour.
Includes
  • Professional, local guide
  • 2.5-hour walking tour
  • Private or small group tour of no more than 10 people
  • Wheelchair tours (by request only)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please bring valid photo ID
• A maximum of 10 people are permitted on each tour
• The semi-private tours will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund.
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
• The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, you will be provided with an alternative route covering most of highlights on the tour. In these cases, the local operator is unable to provide refunds or discounts
• No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour
• It is recommended to bring comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer
• Due to increased security measures, some attractions can’t be visited from the inside
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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The guided walking tour was fantastic. Our guide Amanda was knowledgeable and made sure we arrived in time for the changing of the guard, and even told us the best vantage spot to take photos. She introduced us to a few of the residents again providing insight into their individual stories. Arlington itself is an amazing space, reverent and serene. This tour paid homage to the space very well.

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January 8, 2020

January 6, 2020

Excellent tour of Arlington Cemetery. Our guide, Leigh, was so knowledgeable and provided a great insight into the history & function of the Cemetery. Highly recommend this tour.

December 20, 2019

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Babylon Tours DC

Product ID: 128001