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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Overview
Save time and avoid hassles with this full-day Washington DC tour that provides priority access to landmarks such as the United States Capitol and the National Archives Building. Focus on the sights and your guide's commentary instead of traffic and directions as you shuttle in a luxury bus between Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and other important destinations. Seasonally, a Potomac River cruise and lunch are included.
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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 Avenue NW
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408, USANATIONAL ARCHIVES BUILDING (INSIDE TOUR)
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Highlights
  • Priority access to National Archives and US Capitol Building saves timeย 
  • Transportation around DC landmarks eliminates the need to rent a carย 
  • Comprehensive tour of city highlights allows an overview of DC in one dayย 
  • 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
Duration
8h
Return Details
700 Pennsylvania Avenue 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
  • English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)
  • 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 itโ€™s cancelled due to poor weather, youโ€™ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If itโ€™s cancelled because the minimum isnโ€™t met, youโ€™ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lovecathcath wrote a review Apr 2020
Hong Kong, China355 contributions42 helpful votes
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Nicole K wrote a review Mar 2020
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Fantastic tour guide! I highly recommend! My boys absolutely loved it. Chris was funny and interesting and made the entire trip feel like a 10 star experience!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Wanderer11482485195, Guest Relations Manager at Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol & National Archives Buildings
Responded 19 Mar 2020
We're glad to hear you had a 10-star experience. Thanks for joining us.
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Sarah P wrote a review Mar 2020
Plano, Texas5 contributions1 helpful vote
Took this tour yesterday with 6 yr, 13 yr and 16 yr. It was a great tour. Just enough time at each location. Lots of information. Chris and Thomas were great.
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Responded 19 Mar 2020
So glad to hear you all enjoyed it.
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SweetPea801 wrote a review Mar 2020
Findlay, Ohio40 contributions2 helpful votes
OMG...if you are looking for the complete Washington DC your, book this one!!! Also, ask for Nick!!! He was so full of information and Iโ€™m quite sure we just tapped the surface of his knowledge!!! Heโ€™s also quite funny!!! My husband and I gave him the nickname, Mr. Washington
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Response from Wanderer11482485195, Guest Relations Manager at Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol & National Archives Buildings
Responded 19 Mar 2020
We appreciate your feedback of "Mr. Washington DC." We're so glad you enjoyed it and have the memories to keep.
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Marsha F wrote a review Feb 2020
San Diego, California, United States15 contributions2 helpful votes
This is one of the best tours of Washington DC. The bus was new with large windows. The guide, Jamal, was one of the best tour guides I have ever experienced. He was super knowledgeable and shared the meaning and history of what we were seeing. I highly recommend USA Tours. It
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol & National Archives Buildings
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you for the kind words! We are thrilled you had an enjoyable tour with Jamaal. 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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Nick made the tour!
The tour itself was amazing, but Nick, our tour guide made it incredible! His knowledge of history, care and conce
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Wonderful tour!!
Excellent tour! The boat portion is down right now due to COVID- just an FYI. Wonderful way to see DC though!
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Best tour ever with Nic (Tour God) McCall
Nic showed us around DC for two days for our visit. We could not have asked for a better tour experience! Nic tr
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Nick M is the best tour guide out there!
We had the best time with Nick. He was so informational and enjoyable to be with during our trip! He truly made the
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Awesome ๐Ÿ‘
I'll be completely honest with you, this tour is worth every penny. Nick is full of knowledge on the area. His wit
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Highly recommend!
The best tour I have ever taken! My husband and I decided to take my parents on this tour so they can see around DC
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Nick M. From USA Guided Tours is the Best Guide
We did the Washington Mall walking tour with our guide Nick M. It was a wonderful experience and we had a great tim
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Great Tour and Amazing Tour Guide, Dion!
My family and I really enjoyed our full-day tour through Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Our driver Ra
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Joey and Tony - It takes two to tango in DC
We were in town to visit friends and had our 11 yrs old twins with us. It's been 30+ years since I'd visited DC on
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Amazing tour!
This tour was amazing and the monuments were so beautiful at night. DJ took this tour to the next level with his am
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Great tour
We had a great time on this tour yesterday - depsite it being in the middle of the coronavirus situation. Chris wa
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Great Tour!
My wife and I loved our tour! It was a fantastic way to see many of the best landmarks in DC in a short amount of t
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Very informative tour
Christopher was our guide and he is extremely knowledgeable about not only DC but American History in general. I h
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Most insightful and informative tour!
and a wonderful tour guide as well! Dion was indeed amazing. I was in tears at the Frederick Douglas house, the Lin
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Excellent Tour!
Josh was an awesome tour guide, knowledgeable and fun, and our driver Antonio was a great driver. This tour allowed
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