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Best of DC Tour With Reserved Access to US Capitol & National Archives Buildings

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Experience Washington DC’s most sought-after attractions like a true VIP insider. Beat the long lines and enjoy reserved entry to the US Capitol Building for a tour of the home of Congress. Plus, gain priority entry into the National Archives Building for an exclusive look at the original Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and US Constitution. You'll also see famous DC landmarks including the White House and the Lincoln Memorial.
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You'll start at
68 First St SE
68 First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USALIBRARY OF CONGRESS | Jefferson Building at Neptune Fountain
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  • 1
    Library of Congress
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    White House
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    National World War II Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    U.S. Capitol
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 6
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 7
    Jefferson Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 8
    Korean War Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 9
    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 10
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, USANATIONAL ARCHIVES BUILDING (INSIDE TOUR)
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Highlights
  • Priority access to National Archives and US Capitol Building saves time 
  • Transportation around DC landmarks eliminates the need to rent a car 
  • Comprehensive tour of city highlights allows an overview of DC in one day 
  • In-depth guide commentary teaches much more than you may learn on your own
What to Expect
Exploring Washington DC can be overwhelming. This guided tour, which includes priority access to two popular sights, allows you to get a comprehensive overview of the nation's capital in a single day. Meet your group at the US Capitol Visitor Center, where you'll enjoy a skip-the-line walking tour of the Senate and House of Representatives. See the Crypt, Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall, as well as a film about the history of US government. Back on the shuttle, pass the White House on the way to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, United States Navy Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and Korean War Veterans Memorial. At each stop, hop out to have a look around, take photos, and listen to informative commentary from your guide. Midday, head over to the Potomac River for a leisurely cruise (seasonal, mid-March to mid-October). Lunch of your choice is available at L'Enfant Plaza. The day's last stop is the National Archives Building, where you'll have priority access to see the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, the original Bill of Rights, and Public Vaults.
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Important Information
Departure Point
68 First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
Inclusions
  • Luxury Tour Bus
  • Potomac River cruise (Seasonal: March 24 to October 16)
  • Lunch
  • Tickets to the U.S. Capitol Building
  • Tickets to the National Archives Building
  • Entry/Admission - U.S. Capitol
  • Entry/Admission - Potomac River
  • Entry/Admission - L'Enfant Plaza
  • Entry/Admission - The National Archives Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Walking is involved to get an up-close look at the monuments; comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Strollers may not be accommodated on tour
  • Security restrictions at the US Capitol Building and National Archives prevent any food or drinks being brought through security.
  • Please note: during peak season, security lines are long. As such, arriving ahead of time is highly encouraged
  • Best of DC - VIP Tour Might Be Sold Out on Busy Days (We Strongly Suggest Taking Our DC Deluxe Tour as Alternative)
  • Tour Departure Times Are Subject to Change Due to Local Traffic Conditions
  • Please Arrive at the Meeting Point No Later Than 8:00 AM For Check-In
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was a great, informative tour. Edgar (guide), and Thomas (driver) we’re excellent. It was a rainy day and their enthusiasm and attention to safety made the trip very enjoyable. We normally don’t take guided tours but with only one day to try and see things this was perfect.
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tour was great you get to see a lot tour guide was great she was the best forgot the name was there in sept also ran into bob dole what a honnor there is some walking but you can skipp and stay on bus for some of it
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Best of DC Including US Capitol, National Archives Reserved Access, White House and Lincoln Memorial
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! It's always nice to hear that our guests enjoyed their time with us while visiting our beautiful city. We hope to see you again soon. Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours
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Both interesting and informative it was a super way to see the sights of Washington. We had two grandparents, two parents and a seven year old. All of us had a good time. The pace is fast and there is some walking. We found Chris to be well informed and quite a history buff-
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Best of DC Including US Capitol, National Archives Reserved Access, White House and Lincoln Memorial
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the outstanding review! We work hard at providing an exciting tour that keeps the interest of the whole family. Tony and Chris have a great chemistry that allows them to deliver a memorable experience while you are learning a thing or two about our Nation's Capital. We hope to see you guys again! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
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Perfect amount of time allocated at each stop. Christopher was very knowledgable and up-to-date on current events going on. Very much worth skipping line at the national archives.
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Best of DC Including US Capitol, National Archives Reserved Access, White House and Lincoln Memorial
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the kind words! We are thrilled you had an enjoyable tour with Chris. His knowledge and love for the city allows him to deliver a memorable experience for our guests. We hope you and your family will tour again with us soon. Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours
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Great way to see and learn about DC. You hit all of the major monuments in one day. Edgar was super knowledgeable about the monuments and the history of DC. The kids loved it too! Highly recommend!
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Best of DC Including US Capitol, National Archives Reserved Access, White House and Lincoln Memorial
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! It's nice to hear that we made your first time in our Nation's Capital a beautiful and enjoyable experience. There is a lot of history here, thank you for allowing us to share it with you! We hope to see you again soon. Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours
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