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Washington DC: Full-Day Tour of Washington DC Monuments

4.6 / 5

58 reviews

Activity provider: DC Guided Tours

Washington DC: Full-Day Tour of Washington DC Monuments

Activity provider: DC Guided Tours

From US$ 89 per person

Explore the monuments and memorials of the Nation's Capital, including the Lincoln Memorial, the WWII Memorial, and the Washington Monument.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Step into America's history on a tour of the US Capitol
  • See iconic memorials such as the Jefferson Memorial and the US Capitol Building
  • Learn the meaning behind each monument from your local guide
  • Tour the Capitol in a comfortable climate-controlled bus
  • Stop for photos outside the White House
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Hop onboard a climate-controlled bus that will take you around Washington D.C. perfect for first-time visitors or those who want to make the most of their day. Throughout the tour, your guide will enlighten you about what life in D.C. is like now and in its exciting historic past.

Enjoy photo stops at the U.S. Capitol and White House. Explore the World War II Memorial, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, and more.

From the bus or boat, see the National Archives, the National Mall, numerous Smithsonian Museums, the Jefferson Memorial, the Pentagon, the Kennedy Center and so much more. 

Break up your day with a lunch stop at the DC Wharf or Georgetown in the colder months, or the Potomac River Cruise in the warmer months.

  • Guided tour
  • Local guide
  • Climate-controlled transportation between sites
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry Tickets
  • Tips
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Meet outside the main entrance of the National Archives Research Center at 9:30 AM

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Please carry cash for lunch
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 58 reviews

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An amazing day touring Washington with our tour guide Tyrone and a really lovely bus driver too! This is truly a full day tour as you see so many city sights that you might not have had the time to walk between. A must for a first trip to DC if possible!

August 16, 2022

Guided tour of the typical monuments and memorials of the city, with a very experienced and engaging guide. But I would have avoided the boat trip, absolutely without purpose (we only saw the Pentagon from a distance) and I would have done the Arlington Cemetery for the same duration. It was not well specified that it was not understood, while it was of great interest.

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August 6, 2022

We saw everything you possibly could squeeze into one day. We are a mature couple traveling with our preteen grandson. We all enjoyed, especially the boat ride on the Potomac. They offered plenty of water for the hot, hot day. The bus was cool and comfortable. The narrator spoke to all levels, offering points of interest to kids. We would recommend this for families.

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June 16, 2022

Product ID: 386719