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Guided Tour of Washington DC

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    What to Expect
    Meet the guide and the rest of the tour group at the National Archives Building to begin this comprehensive half- or full-day tour around and through the nation’s capital, Washington DC. Travel aboard an air-conditioned motorcoach with an expert local guide who knows the city inside and out.

    On the morning tour, visit the most popular monuments, memorials, and museums in DC. Stops include the United States Capitol, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Also, drop-offs at the National Museum of Natural History or the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City are offered.

    The evening tour covers the same itinerary as the morning tour, except each of the landmark locations is illuminated for the evening.

    On the full-day tour, see all of the city’s popular monuments and attractions. Drive by 30 of Washington, DC’s top sites with stops at 12 of them, including the United States Capitol, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial (aka the Iwo Jima Memorial), the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial and the United States Air Force Memorial.

    Along the way, hear the historic stories and facts that make the city of Washington, DC one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. There is a lunch break at approximately the halfway point of the day.

    This tour also features a scenic boat cruise along the Potomac River (mid-March to mid-October). Outside of those dates, you visit the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
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    Departure Point
    PENNSYLVANIA AVE & 9TH ST NW eb, Washington, DC 20408, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • All reservations are non-cancellable, non-refundable. Date/time changes are subject to availability and will incur a $30 change fee which will be collected upon arrival for your tour.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We booked the tour through Viator, a TripAdvisor company. The info on the website stated that we would be picked up at our hotel. Although not on the list of hotels, we were instructed to include the address of the hotel for pickup, which we...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank MicheleO282
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Sally and her partner in crime driver (whose name has escaped me, sorry) took us to the significant sights in DC. A balmy 20C clear evening provided a canvas to admire beautifully lit monuments and I submit that most of the monuments, i.e the Lincoln...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Karl V
    SignatureToursofDC, General Manager at Guided Tour of Washington DC, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    That is just awesome!!! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour, and I will make sure that Sally and her partner in crime are recognized for their excellence in service. We truly appreciate you taking the time to review us, and we are looking...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Excellent 3 hour tour. Would have stayed for the 6 hour tour had I realized had a break for lunch and then did a boat tour. Highly recommend. Picked up at our hotel and guide and driver and manager very enthusiastic to show us the...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank nick G
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We spent 6 days around the DC area and have to say this tour was a highlight for us! We did the nighttime tour and “Cousin April” was our guide. She was so much fun! I learned so much on this tour with her! She...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Amy K
    SignatureToursofDC, Manager at Guided Tour of Washington DC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your review with us and all the people who check us out on Trip Advisor - it makes a big difference when people are trying to decide on a tour to hear from a satisfied guest. April was particularly...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We only had one full day in DC so decided a tour was the best chance to see the most. It was. We were picked up and dropped off at the hotel and spent the day seeing all the major sites except Arlington Cemetery. Our...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank George S
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    Veronica M
    19 August 2019|
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    Response from Rachel W | Reviewed this property |
    If you read the description of the 3 hour and 6 hour tours you will note that you will stop by more sites on the 6 hour tour than the 3 hour tour. You do not stop at Arlington. I suggest you book Arlington on it's own. I... More
    Deb M
    30 July 2019|
    Response from 302joanf | Reviewed this property |
    I have no idea as this was the tour that we took. It was very thorough and we were very happy and satisfied with it.
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