1. United States
  2. Washington, DC
  3. White House

Washington DC Half-Day Tour with US Capitol Priority Access

Product ID: 111250
Enjoy priority access to the United States Capitol Building – one of Washington DC’s most sought-after attractions – followed by an enlightening 5.5-hour tour of Washington DC's most famous monuments and attractions.
About this activity
Duration: 5.5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long entry lines with reserved entry into the U.S. Capitol Building
  • View the White House (outside only) from the North Lawn
  • Enjoy a live tour guide narrative & amazing photo opportunities
  • Visit a selection of the country's most important memorials
Full description
After receiving Priority access into the Capitol Building, you will explore Washington, DC's most famous monuments and attractions on a fully-guided bus tour, led by an expert local tour guide.

Your day starts with your reserved entry to the United States Capitol Building, which lets you skip the long lines into the headquarters of America's legislative branch of government. Once inside the Capitol you will enjoy a 15-minute orientation film outlining the foundation of the United States Congress. Proceed on a historic guided walk-through of the Crypt, Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall.

Next, your guide will take you on a memorable 4-hour bus journey in and around the National Mall aboard a comfortable, climate-controlled luxury tour bus. 

Stop for short guided walks at the White House (exterior only), Jefferson Memorial, World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and U.S. Navy Memorial. Learn the history behind each landmark and as you take photos of your memorable experience.
Includes
  • Priority access and guided-walk inside the U.S. Capitol Building
  • Guided walking tours of DC’s main monuments with live tour guide
  • Photo op outside the White House
  • Transportation with luxury tour bus and professional driver
  • Licensed D.C. tour guide
  • Bottled water on buses
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities, optional
  • Food

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

68 First St SE Washington, DC 20004.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour’s departure time to check in
• Please note that live tour guide narration is provided in English only
• For Spanish and Mandarin languages, you must download the Tour Buddy App
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 79 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We took this tour because it included a visit of the US Capitol and it was a big disappointment. We visited only 2 rooms, the Rotunda and the National Statuary Hall. The cost of the same tour without US Capitol was $35 chipper. Visiting two rooms for this price is too expensive. The second part of this tour was very interesting. Edgar, our guide, was just excellent and we had a great time.

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January 5, 2020

Informational

This was a fun and informational tour for all ages. Our teenage boys enjoyed it as much as we adults did! A great way to see the sites with less walking. I only wish the tour of the capital building would have had a bit more time for gift shops

July 13, 2019

This was a wonderful tour and I recommend it for all 1st time visitors

This was a great tour. The bus was very comfortable and we were able to see the sights we wanted to see. Having never been to DC, I highly recommend this tour as a starting point for first time visitors. Janna, our tour guide, was amazing. She was kind, friendly and very knowledgeable.

April 29, 2019

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Product ID: 111250