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DC: Tour with U.S. Capitol Ground Access

DC: Tour with U.S. Capitol Ground Access

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Experience the most complete tour of Washington, DC filled with top-notch attractions and a fun-filled bus tour of city's best sights. Enjoy guaranteed entrance to the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, and a seasonal Potomac River cruise all in one day.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Discover the inside of the U.S. Capitol with a guided tour of the Crypt, Rotunda, and Statuary Hall
  • Admire DC from the top of the Washington Monument with breathtaking views not to be missed
  • Get up close to each monument and take memorable photos of DC's most famous landmarks
  • Cruise along on a seasonal boat ride on the Potomac River for the finest views from the water
Full description
See the most important sights in DC on the most comprehensive, top-of-the-line, and exciting tours of the historic city. Experience an 8-hour day in DC jam-packed with stops while making memories to last a lifetime. Join your expert live guide, both on and off a climate-controlled touring bus, for an entertaining, fact-filled tour highlighting the history, culture, architecture, and sights of this beautiful city.   Your day includes the city's important monuments and memorials (listed below) including the exterior of the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, a guaranteed visit inside the United States Capitol building, and access to the top of the Washington Monument. From April to October, you’ll also take a 1-hour boat ride on the lovely and historic Potomac River to experience DC's monuments and views from the unique perspective of the water. Your visit to the U.S. Capitol includes the visitor's center and a guided tour of the crypt, rotunda, and National Statuary Hall, where you can take pictures and hear a wealth of information about this one-of-a-kind place where history is made every day.  Upon leaving, board the bus for a city tour of the most important monuments and memorials, while seeing and learning about other points of interest as your guide narrates along the way. At each stop, your guide will accompany you on foot giving an informative, insider's view and great photos of each special place, before conveniently boarding the bus again.   Your day also includes hard-to-get tickets to the newly renovated and reopened Washington Monument with its incomparable views of the National Mall and beyond. You will also have a lunch break at either the Georgetown waterfront (April-October) or The Wharf (October-April) where you can purchase lunch from one of several delicious locations. Tour includes the following stops: Capitol Building White House (exterior) World War II Memorial Korean War Veterans Memorial Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vietnam Women’s Memorial Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Washington Monument Time permitting there will be additional surprise stops. Sights seen from the bus include the National Archives, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Castle, Treasury Building, and much more.
  • Bus tour
  • Official tour guide
  • Washington Monument admission ticket
  • Tour of the Top of Washington Monument
  • Tour inside the U.S Capitol
  • Seasonal boat tour (April 1 to Oct. 15)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

At Signature Tours of DC on the corner of 9th St NW & Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA. Look out for the “Signature Tours” dispatcher and bus. Please arrive by 10:15 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument have specific rules in order to access. Please look at the links provided in the Voucher Information to insure you do not have prohibited items
  • Sights may be substituted or changed due to road closures, large public events, weather issues, or other unforeseen circumstances that are out of the local partner's control. In such cases, no refunds will be given
  • The U.S. Capitol can close due to security issues, the Washington Monument can be closed due to high winds or mechanical issues, and the boat cruise can be interrupted due to inclement weather. In such cases, no refunds will be given
  • Boat ride included from April 1 to Oct. 15
  • When the boat does not operate, you will be given an extra stop at the Jefferson Memorial plus spend extra time at each stop
  • During the boat season, you'll visit Georgetown waterfront where there are several lunch options
  • Between Oct. 16 and April 1, visit The Wharf to eat and shop in lieu of the boat
Customer reviews

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Not a lot of time at each place. Our guide gave us some information but could have told us more details to make it more interesting

June 23, 2022

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June 17, 2022

Even though both of the places originally advertised for the tour were closed, this tour company made it right by driving us to and from our hotel and substituting the original locations with new ones. Thank you Zuma and Tyrone!

September 13, 2021

Product ID: 348526