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US Navy Memorial Plaza: Our most recommended tours and activities

Washington DC: See the City Segway Tour

1. Washington DC: See the City Segway Tour

Head off on a thrilling guided Segway tour of Washington DC and its main landmarks. Listen as your guide recounts fascinating stories about these iconic locations, as you smoothly glide along paved roads. Before departure, receive training and get fitted for your equipment. Watch a brief video and presentation, then receive one-on-one instruction from the experienced staff. Don't be nervous! Many of the visitors are first-time riders and most people get the hang of it within a few minutes.  Once everyone is comfortable, you will do a quick soundcheck and off you go!  The first stop is the White House, just across the street from your starting point! From there, continue to explore as many of the following sites as possible: US Treasury Blair House Constitution Gardens Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Vietnam Veterans Memorial Korean War Memorial DC War Memorial Tidal Basin WWII Memorial Washington Monument Smithsonian Museums National Gallery of Art US Capitol Canadian Embassy Newseum National Archives US Navy Memorial FBI Building

Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

2. Washington, DC: Full-Day Tour with a Scenic River Cruise

Discover all the delights of Washington DC with this day-tour around the city, hitting hotspots such as the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Board your glamourous, climate-controlled, panoramic bus at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Head to all the major highlights of regular sightseeing tours and enjoy a lunch break and an opportunity to travel through the Tidal Basin. Learn about some of the most fascinating landmarks in the USA, including the White House, U.S. Capitol Building, and National Archives, plus breathtaking memorials of Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Roosevelt. After lunch, summer brings the opportunity for a boat ride through Georgetown and the DC Waterfront. In winter, this Washington bus tour culminates with a visit to the Pentagon and several more fascinating war memorials. During your tour learn from your live tour guide who hops off the bus with you to ensure you receive an intimate and personalized experience of each attraction.  Your guide will educate you on the important details of each monument. From March through September, take in the fresh air on a scenic 1-hour cruise along the Potomac River. The full itinerary of this tour includes: • Jefferson Memorial • U.S. Capitol Building • FDR Memorial • World War II Memorial • Iwo Jima Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • Martin Luther King Memorial • Lincoln Memorial • White House • Korean War Memorial

Washington DC: Bus Tour to the Highlights of the Capital

3. Washington DC: Bus Tour to the Highlights of the Capital

Capitalize on your time in the capital with this whistle-stop city tour of Washington DC. Board one of the luxury buses at the U.S. Navy Memorial before cruising past the National Archives to the U.S. Capitol Building. Let your guide give you the lowdown, from the original Declaration of Independence to the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Take in incredible views of the two-mile-long Smithsonian Museum and imposing Washington Monument, which is the tallest freestanding stone structure in the world. You’ll have the chance to stretch your legs with stops at the White House and Lincoln Memorial, where you can climb the stairs to see the famous statue of America’s 16th President. Then, take an informative guided walk around the beautiful WW2 Memorial. The tour takes a loop from the United States Navy Memorial, stopping at memorable sites, such as the Vietnam Memorial, US Capitol Building and Lincoln Memorial. An experienced guide will explain every significant detail of each monument and memorial, and give you the most comprehensive and intimate tour experience DC has to offer. Marvel at the many Smithsonian museums, National Mall, Freedom Plaza, and much more from onboard the bus. Then, learn the history of the White House, Capitol Building, FDR Memorial, and Martin Luther King Memorial during short guided walks.

From DC: Baltimore and Annapolis Day Trip

4. From DC: Baltimore and Annapolis Day Trip

Enjoy the marvels of Maryland with one of our private Baltimore day tours from Washington DC, which also includes a stop at historic Annapolis!. Often dubbed ‘charm city,’ Baltimore is a short 60-minute drive from DC and makes for the perfect day trip from the capital. Enjoy pickup from your DC address in a luxury vehicle, and after a short scenic drive through Maryland, arrive at the first destination, the grave of legendary writer, Edgar Allen Poe and the former home of baseball icon, Babe Ruth. Next, take an informative tour with your guide of the cultural Inner Harbour, complete with entrance to the USS Constellation Ship and Fort McHenry. Here, learn how this place was where Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," and spend the afternoon exploring Annapolis. Enjoy eye-catching architecture downtown before taking a historic Annapolis walking tour of the United States Naval Academy. Don’t forget to grab some of the region’s renowned seafood in a harbourside restaurant before the journey home.

DC: City Highlights Tour and Photography Class with Wine

5. DC: City Highlights Tour and Photography Class with Wine

Enjoy a wholesome adventure by taking a guided sightseeing tour to some of the major cultural and historic sites in DC. Then, learn all about film photography in an interesting class, where you'll get a wonderful insight into this traditional craft while sipping on a glass of wine. Start out by exploring the city, with visits to the US Botanic Garden, the Union Market historic district, the National Cathedral, the trendy Adams Morgan neighborhood, and the National Gallery of Art. Complement your experience by joining a 90-minute photography course, where you'll learn how to develop traditional film photography in a dark room and even take your developed image home. While you work on your photo skills, you can enjoy some snacks, wine, and other drinks.

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What people are saying about US Navy Memorial Plaza

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 480 reviews

Definitely worth it… you get to see several monuments and memorials with fun and interesting info from the very personable tour guide. Our guy was Dion, and he was fantastic. We had a little family emergency and this guy went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. So, not only is the tour guide wonderful, but you get to see several places without having to worry about parking or *all*that*walking*. You don’t get a ton of time at any site, BUT you get to see what sites you may want to go back to and spend more time. It was perfect. The cruise was ok… if you didn’t get in line early you get stuck out on the front of the boat. We went in July when it’s hot a. f. and that was awful. So get in line early or don’t go in the heat. Overall 10/10

Well worth it, plenty of picture opportunities and great information given on sights along with sight seeing tips outside of tour.

Driver and guide were very knowledgeable and caring. Made sure everyone was comfortable and tried to accommodate all requests.

Marcus the driver and Brittney the tour guide were awesome.

Enjoyable, efficient, and not tiring to do the tour.