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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
    U.S. Navy Memorial
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  • 1
    United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    White House
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    National World War II Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Jefferson Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 8
    Korean War Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 9
    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 10
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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Highlights
  • 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
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; 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). Please note that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all boat cruises in Washington, DC area have been suspended until further notice. After a full day of sightseeing, return to your departure location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport by state-of-the-art luxury coach
  • English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)
  • On-board narration
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (available for purchase - approximately $11 USD)
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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
  • Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all boat cruises in Washington, DC area have been suspended until further notice.
  • 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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Mason Lynaugh wrote a review Oct 18
Austin, Texas1 contribution
Had a fantastic time! Nick and Curtis were great. Nick knows everything about this city! So impressive. Highly recommend.
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for the kind words! We are thrilled you had an enjoyable tour with Nick and Curtis. They are among our best and we count on them to deliver a great experience for our guests. . We hope you and your family will tour again with us soon. Regards, Elizabeth
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Charles B wrote a review Oct 13
1 contribution
Tour guide was fantastic. Very knowledgable of DC and its history. I am however requesting a 20% return in price due to falsely advertising all the Itinerary for the trip.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from USAGuidedTours, Front Office Manager at Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour
Responded 5 days ago
Hi charlesbI2475YA, Thanks so much for contacting us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Please accept our apology that the river cruise was not available during your stay. While we are checking all vendor websites to ensure the boat information is updated throughout, we are to happy to make the adjustment. Please contact us at (202) 733-7376 at your earliest convenience. Kind regards,
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Alex B wrote a review Sep 2020
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Nick the tour guide was awesome! The tour has been adjusted due to covid 19, but overall the best way to get a great primer on our Nation’s Capitol.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Hannah N wrote a review Jul 2020
Ohio1 contribution1 helpful vote
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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Date of experience: July 2020
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Abby B wrote a review Jul 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
We had the best time with Nick. He was so informational and enjoyable to be with during our trip! He truly made the trip enjoyable and I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to see DC.
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I mad with the company sale the tour
I was good until the last stop that I need to enter to the national monument and they don’t let me enter because it
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sbrookins10
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Amazing Tour
Brittany and Curtis did an amazing job on the tour. We had a wonderful time and seeing DC at dusk was a wonderful e
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Rory N
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Very good tour
Nick is very experienced, capable and polite. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. We felt that we had adequate
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Y3940VQmarya
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A Definite Must
This tour exceeded all our expectations. Tons of great information...proper timing of stops, etc. Excellent tour
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C5107TIchristinep
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5 Star Experience!
We booked this tour last minute and almost did not go as we had spent an exhausting day exploring the Smithsonian's
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R3399VUrobinl
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Very, very interesting experience, highly recommend.
This was our first trip and first day in DC. We thought this would be a great overview and give us the lay of the l
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mandy l
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See a Lot in a Short Time
We did the USA Tour of DC monuments, memorials, the Capital and the White House. Of course the Capital and White Ho
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BigWGJ
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A great tour of DC!
The tour was great and worth the price! The tour guide was very knowledgeable, the bus was very comfortable and the
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kristinemW4957OW
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Great private tour of DC
We toured DC on August 5th with Nick!! He was amazing! So knowledgeable and funny! My husband Chris and I and our 3
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91yulias
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Amazing tour guide!
What a great tour guide Dray! We absolutely loved this tour and Dray (and the driver, of course) made the differenc
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802stuarti
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Fantastic Experience
The night tour was brilliant. Seeing the monuments at night was in itself wonderful. But to have such a quality gui
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dscheidt88
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Great tour!
Nick was a fantastic tour guide and we truly enjoyed the tour. The monuments were not very crowded and were beautif
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Nancy B
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Fabulous!
This is a fantastic tour! Our guide, Drae, was so knowledgeable and really just a delight. He brought the memorial
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73tamikaj
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Great Experience
Our favorite part of the tour was having Nick as our guide. He's very knowledgeable and talked us through every par
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99keirad
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Super great experience!
Nick was a great tour guide! He was very informative, friendly, and funny. Tour is well worth the money.
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