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Washington DC

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Combine the many highlights and landmarks of Washington DC in a single-day bus and walking tour. With a guide to accompany you and distill the importance of each sight, you'll feel well-informed rather than overwhelmed over the tour time. Highlights include the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the White House, and a cruise on the Potomac River, among other important DC attractions.
  • Travel via climate-controlled coach, eliminating the hassle of driving
  • See the top Washington DC sights in single day with ease
  • Gain in-depth knowledge through your guide's commentary
  • Potomac River cruise included (seasonal) for a view from the water
What to Expect
Make your way to the United States Navy Memorial in Marine Park, where you'll meet your guide and group for your tour. Climb into an air-conditioned coach and get ready for a well-organized tour of the capital city’s highlights. Head past top sights such as Freedom Plaza, the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and White House. Listen to engaging narrative on each landmark. Disembark and head out on guided walks at certain spots, including the the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the US Capitol building. You'll get the chance to see these monuments up close and snap photos. In season (March 15 to October 16), the tour includes a boat cruise on the Potomac River; lunch is available for purchase on board. Off season, the tour stops at Fashion Centre in Pentagon City for free time and lunch (own expense). After a full day of sightseeing, you'll return to your departure location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by state-of-the-art luxury coach
  • Professional guide
  • On-board narration
  • 1-hr river cruise, seasonal (operates March 15 - October 6)
  • Entry/Admission - Potomac River
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (available for purchase - approximately $11USD)
  • Entry/Admission - L'Enfant Plaza
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Small carry-on bags are allowed, however it is recommended that you ravel lightly. Due to security concerns, the tour operator reserves the right to search any bags or purses you bring on board. Many of the attractions in Washington DC are equipped with metal detectors at the entrances. Traveling without bags or purses is recommended.
  • Due to time restrictions, you cannot go inside any of the monuments, however you can spend about 15-20 minutes at each stop to enjoy up-close views
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Our guide Joey was excellent. The your length was enough to get a good overview of all major landmarks. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We highly recommend it for everyone.
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 3 days ago
Thanks for the feedback, our team is what sets us apart and it sounds like you experienced the great service we are famous for. Joey is one of our best and we will share your compliments with her! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours
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DC was so moving The history is so amazing Be aware that you cant get anywhere in a hurry bc of all the people, and there is a lot of walking But DC is a must do !!!
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 3 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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We had a great time taking the all day Washington DC tour. Our tour guide was really funny and made the tour enjoyable. Most attraction were covered and the timing was just perfect. Highly recommended.
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our company values put customer satisfaction as top priority. Its guests like you that makes our job wonderful. We look forward to serving you again. Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
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Jamal was just fantastic! His knowledge and professionalism were both amazing!! Would recommend the 6 hour. Our drive was awesome also! Always right there to greet us with a smile. We toured on 10/9.
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Guest Relations Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing about your great experience! It is always good to hear that we are maintaining our high standards and providing a unique and entertaining tour. Jamaal is one of our best and we will be sure to pass along your compliments. Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
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This is the tour to take if you want to see a lot of the essential DC sights and you don't have much time, or if you want an overview before you pick favorites to explore in greater depth. We had only one day, so this tour was a natural, and it satisfied our needs perfectly.
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About the operator
By: USA Guided Tours
4,035 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
A must for DC first-timers or travel veterans alike!
This was my 3rd night monument tour I have done over the lats 15 years of travelling to DC for various reasons,
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Nations Capital
I have never been to DC and it was such a great time. The city was easy to get around in. The people in all the
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Long Beach, California
DC Night Tour
Ali the driver and Edgar the the tour guide were excellent, very knowledgable, friendly and caring. However, the
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Benjamin Y
Provo, United States
Don't Miss This Tour
I was impressed from the very beginning with Edgar's passion for U.S. history and for our nation's capitol. He
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Fantastic Tour!
This is a fantastic Tour! Edgar was our guide and Tashina our driver. Edgar was outstanding! He is very
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We had to cancel...
We booked 2 tours with USA Guided Tours. The 1st one was 1/2 day DC Tour. It was wonderful and our guide Tracie
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Crystal B
Fantastic tour!
We enjoyed our tour with Sunshine and Vernon. It was like a party bus mixed in with history class. Very
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Terrific way to see the monuments!
This tour gave us a great way to see the war memorials and monuments the way everyone needs to see them— AT NIGHT!
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Lisa B
Very Memorable Experience
Vernon and Sunshine were so much fun. This was the best way to really appreciate the beauty of the monuments, and
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Monuments are beautiful during the day but absolutely amazing at night! Guide was very knowledgeable
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Rapid City, South Dakota
Great experience with a very informative tour guide
Our guide Joey was excellent. The your length was enough to get a good overview of all major landmarks. We
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Rhode Island
Great night
We recently did this night tour. Our guides were Edgar and Curtis. It was a chilly night,but enjoyable. My
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John N
USA Guided Tours
Tour was 3 hours, where we got to see many featured stops.... Washington Monument, Lincoln and Jefferson
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A Remarkable Opportunity to Learn
Our driver's name was Milton, our tour guide's name was Jamal. It was an excellent experience. Jamal, is an
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Beautiful and informative!
I have visited most of the monuments on this tour before and even seen them at night, which is my favorite time to
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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