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  • Washington DC: Hop-On, Hop-Off Open-Top Bus Landmarks Tour

    1. Washington DC: Hop-On, Hop-Off Open-Top Bus Landmarks Tour

    Visit iconic and historic landmarks in Washington DC and gain sweeping views on the open-top buses with the freedom to explore and hop on and hop off at any and all stops on the three routes around the city. The Red Loop, the official tour of the National Mall, visits historic sites and landmarks including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, and many more. Ready to shop and learn more about the history in Washington, DC? The Blue Loop will transport you across the Potomac to visit Arlington Cemetery and through the history (and to the shops + restaurants) of the beautiful Georgetown. Don’t worry about getting to the Blue and Red Loops from popular hotels. The Yellow Loop provides pickups and drop-offs during the times of operation at over half-a-dozen hotels in the area, with stops overlapping the Red and Blue loops for ease of transfer. Only a short stay in Washin...

    This was a great way to see the important places for the first timer we were. Definitely recommend!

  • National Harbor: The Capital Wheel Flexible Date Ticket

    2. National Harbor: The Capital Wheel Flexible Date Ticket

    The Capital Wheel is located just minutes from downtown Washington DC, at the National Harbor. Relax inside a fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondola with family and friends as you soar 180-feet above the Potomac River. With each gradual rotation, experience a bird’s eye view of the Washington Monument, Capitol Rotunda, Masonic Temple of Alexandria, and much more. Every spin offers a unique way to take in the sights. Admire a breathtaking sunset or capture a photo in front of the dancing light show that illuminates The Capital Wheel every evening. The National Harbor is the perfect one-stop destination offering great restaurants, shops, hotels, and outdoor fun. You can enjoy a drink from the Flight Deck located directly under The Capital Wheel while you unwind by the water’s edge. For the complete experience, upgrade to the Magical Memories package, which includes 2 tickets to The ...

    We had a wonderful time. MY Husband wanted to ride the Capital Wheel for his Birthday and the experience was Great.

  • Washington DC: Monuments by Moonlight Nighttime Trolley Tour

    3. Washington DC: Monuments by Moonlight Nighttime Trolley Tour

    See the most popular monuments of the U. S. capital illuminated at night on a 2.5-hour trolley tour! The route follows streets that have been traveled by presidents and makes stops at the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, and the Iwo Jima Memorial. A professional tour guide will entertain and inform you with stories about the Capitol’s colorful past. You’ll hear tales about the curse of the Hope Diamond and the restless spirits who make the city their home. You’ll also hear about the Medal of Honor winner whose leg was amputated. He donated the leg to a museum and would frequently go to the museum to visit it! Trolley stops:  • FDR Memorial  • Lincoln Memorial  • Vietnam Veteran Memorial  • Korean War Memorial  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial  • Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial  Washington turns into a very different place after dark, and with the Mo...

    The Tour of WAshington DC City and monuments at night were stunning. The guide was very knowledgeable

  • Washington DC:Gourmet Brunch or Dinner Cruise on the Odyssey

    4. Washington DC:Gourmet Brunch or Dinner Cruise on the Odyssey

    Cruise on the Potomac River and see the sights of Washington DC from a luxury boat, The Odyssey. Board the boat and enjoy a personal greeting. Smile for the ship's photographer to capture the memory, then embark on an elegant dining cruise along the Washington DC shoreline. After being seated at your private table, tuck into your gourmet brunch or 3-course dinner consisting of creative meals prepared fresh daily by the on-board executive chef. After your meal or relax on any of the 3 climate-controlled decks as you watch the monuments glide by. Sample Dinner Menu Starters (choice of one): Caesar Salad Buttermilk Caesar Dressing | Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese | Herb Croutons | Italian Parsley Lobster Soup Brioche Croutons | Scallions Main Course (choice of one): Jumbo Forest Mushroom Ravioli Spanish Red Lentils & Sage | Arugula |...

    The boat ride was amazing!!! Me and my husband enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to returning.

  • Washington DC: National Mall Night Bus Tour

    5. Washington DC: National Mall Night Bus Tour

    Start your 3-hour night tour at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Head to the U.S. Capitol Building, taking in views of the Smithsonian – the world’s largest museum complex – and the Washington Monument – the world’s tallest freestanding stone structure. Continue to the White House, the official residence of the U.S. president. Take a walk past Lafayette Park. Visit the World War II Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial, built on the Tidal Basin, lined with cherry trees that were a gift from the people of Japan. Across the Tidal Basin, see the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Take a walk to the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and on to the Lincoln and Vietnam Veterans memorials.

    Overall great tour, very informative. The description says to bring headphones, but it does not specify that the headphones are only for translation from English to Spanish or Mung. We had a deaf person in our party, and there was no accommodation for her. Be aware, even though this is a bus tour, still lots of walking.

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

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

    Spend the day discovering Washington DC while visiting historical landmarks and monuments. Learn about the memorials of famous American leaders who helped shape the United States and see architectural landmarks that commemorate important chapters in American history.

    On this tour visit historic and iconic places, like the breathtaking Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the unprecedented Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the inspiring Marine Corps War Memorial. Head over to Georgetown Waterfront Park for a lunch break. Board the bus to visit the Iwo Jima Memorial and enjoy its spectacular views of Arlington Cemetery and the Washington, D.C. cityscape.

    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 detai...

    Christopher and Ali were our guide and driver… they were awesome! They really knew their stuff! Christopher was so patient with those of us that were older & slower. Ali always had the bus right where it was supposed to be and very punctual. That was much appreciated. We also loved the boat ride. My only suggestion would be that as we sign up for this tour, from the description I was under the impression that lunch was included in the price of the tour. Maybe you could change the verbiage a bit. Thank you for a lovely day in our nations capital! Sucerey, Lori Strasburger

  • From Washington, D.C.: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

    7. From Washington, D.C.: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

    Experience a great American adventure on this boat trip to the home of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Enjoy a round-trip cruise from Washington, D.C. to Mount Vernon, including entrance to the estate of George and Martha Washington. Start your tour with a fully narrated cruise down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon. Tour the gardens and grounds of this national historical landmark and learn the history of one of the country's most important leaders. Spend 3 full hours at the estate viewing the gardens, strolling the many trails, visiting the farm, and stopping by the many restaurants and shops, on a tour that allows you to travel back in history to the time of colonial America.

    Had an enjoyable time on the cruise down the Potomac to Mount Vernon. The boat left on time, had plenty of seating. Nice to sit below deck on the way back because it was very hot out that day. The time spent at Mount Vernon was nice, we got tickets to tour the inside of the mansion, not just the grounds. There is a lot to see there, the gardens, the tomb and memorial to the slaves who worked there, the home itself. Good selection of food at cafeteria and museum shop for souvenirs.

  • Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

    8. Washington, DC: Old Town Trolley City Tour

    Climb aboard the Old Town Trolley and enjoy a comprehensive tour of Washington. Listen to the colorful anecdotes, humorous stories, and well-researched historical information your guide has to share. Upgrade to include a tram tour of Arlington Cemetery and a boat cruise on the Potomac River Sit back while expert tour guides help you discover the beauty and majesty of Washington, D.C. This popular tour covers Washington's major attractions such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.  The trolley will make one stop along the tour route at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. While off the trolley, you can visit the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. You will have 30 minutes to explore the area while your guide and the trolley wait for you. Please see below the...

    One of the best experiences we have ever had! We Absolutely love Washington and this tour was incredible. Doug was a great teller. In the evening, we did this tour but the Monuments by night with Mr. History. Mind blowing, Incredible. The best best best decision to do this. Thank you!!!! highly recommend.

  • Washington DC: See the City Segway Tour

    9. Washington DC: See the City Segway Tour

    All tours begin with a 30-minute training session on how to operate the Segway. 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 And more! Bring your camera! There is a bag...

    Raphy was informative and entertaining. Loved seeing and hearing about all the sights around DC via Segway.

  • Washington DC Must See Sights Half-Day Tour

    10. Washington DC Must See Sights Half-Day Tour

    Washington D.C. showcases some of the most majestic monuments and memorials in America. With so much to see this sightseeing bus tour makes for a great orientation option, especially for those with little time. Tailored to offer you a historic journey through the rich heritage of the United States, the tour is a quick and efficient way to learn the history of the capital. Ride past the essential monuments, museums, and attractions to relive the history of America on a 3-hour tour. You will stop at the following memorials and monuments on your tour to take pictures: • U. S. Capitol (exterior only and a photo stop only) • White House (exterior only and a photo stop only) • World War II Memorial • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial • Franklin Delano Memorial • Korean Memorial • Vietnam Memorial • Vietnam Women's Memorial • Lincoln Memorial (tour ends at this memorial)

    Tour was okay and the Guide Tyrone was fine. I might have liked a little more discussion and information about the sites and attractions. Perhaps some more attractions could have been included. Thanks. Harry.

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What people are saying about Washington, DC

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 395 reviews

My husband and I were in DC for a very short trip so we decided to book the hop on/off bus tour. We loved it bc the weather was pretty and we could see a lot of DC while listening to some of th history behind the monuments or buildings. Just a note that it is a recorded voice you listen to thru earbuds they give to you. We liked that bc we can’t always understand the driver if he’s the one speaking on the tour. I would recommend downloading the App so you can see where the bus is if you are waiting ata stop. Also, the night tour was definitely worth the extra money! We got off at the Lincoln memorial and were able to get some great pictures!

DC at night is beautiful! Our tour guide, Brittany, was delightful and a wealth of information about DC and the sights. Highly recommend!

Great way to cover a lot of ground and get some interesting facts and history.

very knowledgable, well organized and timed out friendly tour guide

Very good food great service and enjoyable cruise on the Potomac.