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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour provided by USA Guided Tours

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
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Tour snapshot
Travel via climate-controlled coach, eliminating the hassle of driving
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    30
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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, 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 seasonal cruise on the Potomac River, among other important DC attractions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See the top Washington DC sights in single day with ease
  • Gain in-depth knowledge through your guide's commentary
What to expect
Meet your guide and group at a central meeting point 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 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 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. We'll spend some time at beautiful Georgetown Waterfront Park for a lunch break. Off season, the tour stops at Fashion Centre in Pentagon City for free time and lunch (own expense). After a full day of sightseeing, return to your departure location.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See the top Washington DC sights in single day with ease
  • Gain in-depth knowledge through your guide's commentary
What to expect
Meet your guide and group at a central meeting point 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 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 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. We'll spend some time at beautiful Georgetown Waterfront Park for a lunch break. Off season, the tour stops at Fashion Centre in Pentagon City for free time and lunch (own expense). After a full day of sightseeing, return to your departure location.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6349DAYTOUR
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by state-of-the-art luxury coach
  • English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)
  • On-board narration
  • Boat Cruise on the Potomac River (seasonal: March 15 to October 16)
  • Entry/Admission - Potomac River
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA U.S. Navy Memorial
Additional information
  • 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
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • The boat cruise is seasonal from March 15 to October 15.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by state-of-the-art luxury coach
  • English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)
  • On-board narration
  • Boat Cruise on the Potomac River (seasonal: March 15 to October 16)
  • Entry/Admission - Potomac River
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA U.S. Navy Memorial
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • The boat cruise is seasonal from March 15 to October 15.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
    U.S. Navy Memorial
    See address & details
  • 1
    United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    White House
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    National World War II Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Jefferson Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Korean War Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 10
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
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5.0
356 reviews
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Brian&Debbie
2 contributions
Apr 2022
Had an exceptional day on this tour! Assembly and boarding was very well organized, and the trip began with a bang with the arrival of tour guide Josh. He is incredibly knowledgeable, very personable, and very patient with stragglers and those with hearing problems (us!). Ali and Calvin were always there to assist with a smile. The itinerary was jam-packed, but we covered a lot of ground and were satisfied with the time allowed at each stop. Very highly recommended!!!
Written 8 April 2022
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MVSanDiego_Traveler
Culver City, CA39 contributions
This was my first visit to Washington, D.C., and I thought a tour on the first day would be a good idea. On Wednesday, March 23rd, I met up with USA Guided Tours. I had purchased my ticket before leaving home, based on reviews I had seen online. The price was very reasonable for an all-day bus tour that included a Potomac river cruise. Our guide, Joey, was great - very knowledgeable (she grew up in the area). Our driver, Ali, was also excellent, having to deal with the extra Cherry Blossom Festival traffic and drive our big, comfortable bus through the narrow Georgetown streets. My trip timing was fortunate as well, since the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, and the river tour wasn't available until March 18th. A big hand to USA Guided Tours, especially Joey and Ali.
Written 26 March 2022
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Audrey T
1 contribution
Our family did this DC bus tour today and we had a a really great experience. Troy our driver gave us worry free transportation. Dion was an amazing guide. He’s super knowledgeable and humorous about DC history and we all learned something new. While we didn’t do the cruise because it was much too cold we still feel like we got our moneys worth.
Written 19 April 2022
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Ron S
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
We paid extra for a small group experience but 15 minutes into the event they called the van back and moved us to a 33 person bus. So we lost 30 minutes from our tour. The guide was very knowledgeable but we couldn't hear him on the foot tours which were upto 30 minutes instead of 10 minutes which were very difficult to endure, especially since it turned out to be a rainy day. The river ride turned out to be useless. Every one ran and cut into line to get the good seats. You couldn't see through the plastic drops and you couldn't hear the guide. Lunch was supposed to be provided but it wasn't. Pickup and drop-off was supposed to be provided but it wasn't. Paid $168 plus lunch plus 2 Uber rides brought the total to a little over $250 for a miserable tour in the rain with walking aids.
When we called to complain we were advised they have the right to move people to different busses.
Written 8 May 2022
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Cathy H
17 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Terry the tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasent, however she dropped the ball when it came to following covid guidelines and not enforcing the skipping seats between people.This was part of the instructions prior to entering the bus so everyone was within 1 to 2 feet of each other. I had to ask her myself to have the passengers separate which I felt was not my job. The bus itself was very clean and comfortable and the tour was almost what I expected until the end it was time for the boat f. The boat less than acceptable surprised it was afloat the deck chairs scattered yard chairs windows not clean and no access for anyone with any disabilities. The drop down from the dock approx 2 feet and no railings to hold on to just 2 wooden wide posts.knee ,hip or the elderly or handicapped had to stay behind but still.paid full price. The driver of the bus was also very nice and felt like a safe ride. Riding back one women had her mask off and nothing was said to her. In this dangerous time of virus fear of spread I feel the reccomedations should be truly enforced. Although the staff did try to be helpful with other issues encountered with the folks left on the dock don't think I would reccomend this company.
Written 12 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the feedback, Cathy. We appreciate you taking our tour, and for taking the time to share your experience. Our people are what set us apart and it sounds like you experienced the great service we are famous for. Although your guide reports not having seen anyone on the bus without a mask, we are grateful to know your group was informed of the protocols. While we must leave it to our guests to assess their own ability to board and disembark the buses/boats used on the tour, we will pass along your comments to our river cruise partner.
Written 23 May 2021
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FrequentFlier696470
1 contribution
Mar 2021
This is not worth the money, the guide spoke so fast we couldn’t understand anything he said. He didn’t seem to really care about his job and just went through his script.
I hope he finds employment doing something he enjoys.
Written 28 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Our tour guides are examined on their knowledge, are licensed, and are fine representatives of their prestigious tradition. We are sorry that you were displeased with the guide on your tour.
Written 8 April 2021
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CandaceB_Indy
Indianapolis, IN51 contributions
We ended up having a rainy day for much of our tour but managed to have fun anyway. Our driver, Ali, did a great job and our tour guide was very informative and kept us laughing. If I had to add a suggestion it would be that our guide take just a minute to see that everyone was off the bus and together. He would often start talking before everyone made it to where he was. I think it was because we were trying to beat the rain. We enjoyed the tour and felt this is a good way to get an overview of everything in the city.
Written 16 May 2022
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Alex J
San Francisco, CA3 contributions
A very intensive and exciting tour. Although I visited 30% of places the night before after arrival, the guide supplied with many facts the following day that made me look at the PoI from a different perspective and find my way in the new city. We had enough time to walk through the monuments, temples and to take pictures. There is much walk, so consider casual shoes, an umbrella wouldn't harm either, if you are visiting at a rainy season. If you are the first time in the DC, that tour will give you the basics and help you build new routes to explore the Capital at your pace.
Written 30 December 2021
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USAGuidedTours
On behalf of everyone at USA Guided Tours, thank you for the shout out! We work hard at providing an awesome tour that is perfect for the whole family. Having fun while learning a thing or two along the way is a what we are all about. Hope you will tour with us again soon! We will save a seat for you.
Written 2 January 2022
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Michael G
Bradenton, FL1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
We were able to view most of the popular tourist sites/attractions from the comfortable tour bus; and we made numerous stops to get off and take photos at the various monuments and memorials.

Our tour guide, Nick (aka: "Tour God"), was superb, providing us with a wealth of information about the city, the presidents, and the monuments throughout the city. His humor made the tour even more fun.

The 45-minute cruise on the Potomac River was relaxing, scenic, and informative as well.

I have already recommended this tour to relatives, and I give it five stars without hesitation. This tour is perfect for first-time visitors, as well as for those of us who have trudged around the city on foot for hours and hours!
Written 3 September 2021
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tdbill
Hillsborough, NC2 contributions
Oct 2021
Our driver was Thomas and our guide was Chris. Thomas picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel to begin and end our tour, eliminating the need for us to drive into DC, which was great. He was quiet, but good at his job. Chris was a wealth of information about not only the places we visited, but also details about places we did not visit. He was amazing. He even looked up details on an incident someone was remembering, but fuzzy on the details. Turns out it was an event that happened in the state of Washington 60 years ago and not in DC, which is why Chris was not familiar with it. We felt we got our money's worth with this tour. One site was closed for maintenance, so Chris took us to another not on the original itinerary so we did not feel like we paid for more than we got.
Written 28 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Nick Is so informative
I would take again and again. Thank you for a great tour. Nick our tour guide kept us entertained with his jokes an
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Excellent service
Our driver was very knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy his job. It was raining but he made sure we still had a great
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An Amazing Experience!
Seeing the monuments at dusk with the lighting was a fantastic experience. They are beautiful and everyone should t
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Do it all in half a day
Great guide, great sights! Learned a lot, even though I’ve been coming to DC since I was a child in the 70s, 80s, &
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What an awesome experience!
This was such a wonderful experience. Larry was a knowledgeable and thoughtful tour guide. I have to say this was p
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Excellent Tour, Worth The Money
Our tour guide and the driver were just wonderful. I highly recommend this tour to everyone. It was very informat
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Best Tour guide Christopher
Had an amazing tour guide Christopher who answered all of my questions and had a wealth of knowledge about the city
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Great Information about majority of sites on the Mall.
Great air conditioned tour in a bus on a 95° day in May. Brian our driver was great. Larry was our tour guide and h
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It really is the best
Our tour guide was awesome! Everything was well planned out and we really enjoyed the boat ride and lunch mid day.
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A tour with rhe most humanizing of the historical figures, our guide Christopher had the best off-book stories!
The Mount Vernon grounds were striking and our guide, Christopher, had great Alexandrian and Mount Vernon history!
Liza R
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Very interesting! Dion gave us many interesting facts about every building and monument we visit! He was funny and nice.
Dion was very attentive and helpful! They give us plenty advice about the heat and keep everyone hydrated. They had
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Great tour and a super value!
We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Christopher, was very knowledgeable. He stayed with us to make sure we were
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Great tour
Christopher was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and kind. Would definitely recommend this tour
Cynthia W
Cynthia W
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Worth it!
Our tour guide Christopher was great, full of facts and threw in enough humor to make it entertaining without being
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Private tour of DC monuments at twlight
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