Guided tour

Washington, DC: Arlington Cemetery & DC Monuments Tour

Guided tour

Washington, DC: Arlington Cemetery & DC Monuments Tour

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From US$ 84 per person

Likely to sell out

This tour is perfect for guests who don't have a lot of time, but want to see a lot. This 5-hour guided tour combines an Arlington National Cemetery walking tour with the popular half-day bus tour with stops at most of the best-known DC attractions.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Learn about the history and significance of Arlington Cemetery
  • Be amazed at what your tour guides can fit into 5 hours
  • Take the opportunity to take great pictures at each of the monuments where your bus stops
Full description
Join this 5-hour tour that starts with Arlington National Cemetery, and then see some of the most famous Washington, DC monuments. Start with a 90 minute walk through Arlington National Cemetery and visit John F. Kennedy's gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Changing of the Guard. Once you finish the walking tour of Arlington Cemetery, you will be picked up to start your guided tour of many of the top sights of Washington, DC. Travel by an air-conditioned bus from one sight to the next. Hop off the bus at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Martin Luther King  Jr Memorial, the Korean Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the exterior of the White House, and the exterior of the U.S Capitol. Your guides will detail the history surrounding each site. Enjoy ample time for photo opportunities at each stop.  The tour ends from 1:00 PM at the Lincoln Memorial.
  • Live tour guide
  • Bus transportation
  • 90-minute walking tour of Arlington Cemetery
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Stops for food
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please arrive at 7:30 AM at the Arlington Cemetery Metro Station (Blue Line). Go to the top of the escalator and look for the Signature Tours Guide. The guide will be looking for you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour does not have a break for lunch
  • Eating or drinking is not allowed on the bus or in Arlington Cemetery
  • The Arlington Cemetery portion of the tour is recommended only for those able to stand and walk briskly for that period of time and is not ideal for those accompanied by children or babies in strollers
  • A valid passport or driving license (US residents only) is required for entrance to Arlington National Cemetery
  • Plan for the weather, as most of the tour is outdoors
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 16 reviews

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Excellent guide and service. Guide very knowledgeable with positive attitude. Patient and kind. Bus driver also very competent and personable. Arlington cemetery was exceptional as well as the monuments to MLK and Rosevelt. Tour guide very knowledgeable about all sites and provided detailed information that made each site more interesting and meaningful. Definitely would use this tour group again. Walked over 5 miles on the tour. Lincoln monument with numerous flights of steps and guide allowed persons to skip and meet at next site. Remember this is a guided tour and participants need to keep up the pace with guide. Allowances are made for persons to stay on the bus at stops for rest if needed. Very accommodating.

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April 11, 2023

We were disappointed as the information was not complete in the directions. We were told to meet at the Arlington cemetery metro stop. We were there early by 7:30am but what wasn’t explained at all is that there was no parking available at Arlington until 8am so we had to go to the pentagon metro to park and by the time we got back we missed the Arlington cemetery portion. Then when I was finally able to a hold of the guide he told me to meet them at the entrance to the national archives and I told him I was on the public entrance and he said nothing and again I called him and he advised, oh we just left and are at the capital now. He sent the bus back for my and my wife but were were very disappointed in both the lack of explicit written instructions and the verbal communications with our guide and missed the Arlington cemetery, national archives and the capital portions. The rest of the tour was enjoyable but the start was very disappointing

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March 24, 2023

March 22, 2023

Product ID: 348536