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Deluxe Half Day Tour of DC with Reserved US Capitol Entry provided by USA Guided Tours

Deluxe Half Day Tour of DC with Reserved US Capitol Entry

Deluxe Half Day Tour of DC with Reserved US Capitol Entry
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
About
Benefit from a half-day tour of Washington DC highlights that includes reserved entrance to the Capitol Building and sightseeing by shuttle bus. Skip the long lines at the Capitol Building and see the sprawling building with your guide, then board the climate-controlled shuttle bus to further explore the National Mall. Get photo ops of the White House, and visit important monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial on this comprehensive tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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
Ideal overview for people with limited time
Hear live commentary from the guide
Cover more ground than easily done on your own
Reserved entry ticket provided for the U.S. Capitol Building
What to expect
Make your way to a meeting point, then join a guide and group for reserved entry to the U.S. Capitol Building, skipping right past the admission lines. After passing through security, watch a brief orientation film and explore the building with your guide, walking through the Crypt, Rotunda, and the National Statuary Hall. When the tour of the U.S. Capitol Building concludes, board a climate-controlled shuttle bus for a trip down the National Mall, a National Park lined with memorials and landmarks. Stop to see the White House from the North Lawn, and take in some of the most important memorials to presidents, national leaders, the military, and fallen soldiers. Tour the National WWII Memorial and the monumental Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, then continue to the Lincoln Memorial to climb the famous steps to the President’s statue. See a moving tribute to the armed forces at the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then finish the day at the U.S. Navy Memorial, a centrally-located landmark that’s just off the National Mall.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6349P22
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • Tickets to the U.S. Capitol Building • Air-conditioned vehicle • English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus) • Entry/Admission - U.S. Capitol
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
68 First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building (in front of Neptune Fountain)
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza
Inclusions
Bottled water • Tickets to the U.S. Capitol Building • Air-conditioned vehicle • English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus) • Entry/Admission - U.S. Capitol
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
68 First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building (in front of Neptune Fountain)
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza
Duration
5h
Return details
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Involves a moderate amount of walking
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels are welcome as long as someone accompanying the passenger using it can assist them board and disembark
Entrance to the U.S. Capitol Building requires a security scan/check similar to TSA (airport-style security)
Please let us know if you or anyone in your party has titanium body parts so that we can alert Capitol Police prior to entering security screening
Capitol Hill parking is very limited; taking a taxi/car service or public transportation to the start of the tour is advised
Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure for check in and security
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
To encourage social distancing and to allow for additional space - all tour vehicles are running at 75% of the max allowable capacity
Most travelers can participate
No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    68 First St SE
    68 First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA
    Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Building (in front of Neptune Fountain)
    See address & details
  • 1
    Library of Congress
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    U.S. Capitol
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    White House
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    National World War II Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Korean War Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
    U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

4.5
44 reviews
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DePriestVacay
naples, fl3 contributions
Best day ever
Aug 2020 • Family
I booked a half day private van tour of all the main monuments. Our driver and your guide, Nick, was just amazing!! We booked our tour for Saturdsy Aug 8. He even stopped at a couple extra spots for us. I would definitely book with Nick again!!
Written August 8, 2020
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USAGuidedTours
Good Afternoon, Thank you for the kind words! We are happy to hear you had a great tour with Nick. He is one of our best and we are so proud. He definitely makes seeing The Nation's Capital a fun and informative experience. Hope to see you again soon! We will save a seat for you. Best Regards, Elizabeth
Written August 21, 2020
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Faiza E
West Chester, PA31 contributions
Quick and fantastic trip!
Mar 2020 • Family
My brother and I had a great time visiting DC in a short time, we were able to see the major highlights of Washington in 5 hrs. The bus was clean and comfortable. The guide Jamal was wonderful and thorough with information on monuments, he was also patient with us as we repeatedly returned the last to our departure points. It was an A+++ for us.
Written March 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the A+++. :)
Written March 19, 2020
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Bernadette98
Monroe CT4 contributions
Excellent!
Mar 2020 • Family
Great tour! Super informative and you see so much in the 1/2 day. Definite bang for your buck! Christopher and Nick were our guides and A++++
Written March 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We love your A++++ score for us. :)
Written March 19, 2020
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Susmitha K
1 contribution
Dispose food before entering Capitol
Feb 2020 • Family
The trip itself was pretty good since we got to see everything we wanted. The driver Keith was a great guy. We were not very impressed with our tour guide.
I was traveling with a teen and had a couple of snack bags in case she gets hungry. The tour starts at the Capitol and we have to dispose any food we had before entering the Capitol. If the bus were present at the Capitol, we wouldn’t have to do that. More important almost everyone in the tour with kids was unaware and so much food was wastefully thrown away. Why was the bus not available before we went into the Capitol? I’m not sure I understood that.
Written February 18, 2020
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ADKR
2 contributions
GREAT!
Dec 2019
Really wanted to give the name of the tour guide on the bus--but I've forgotten it--even after he told us! But we did get his picture. I can tell you we were on bus #30 (and we had the ID white stickers!) on Christmas Eve. He had so much information, and knew how to make it a wonderful experience. He gave us information that made us want to go back and visit some of the sites when we had more time. The other guides (initial meeting place/through the capital) were also very pleasant and efficient. (We're a family that doesn't fit any of the visit options below-but to complete the review I selected one)
Written December 30, 2019
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Thanks for the feedback our drivers and guides are what sets us apart and it sounds like you experienced the great service we are famous for. We work hard to make sure that each of our guests leaves with more knowledge and appreciation for the Nation's Capital. We look forward to seeing you again whether it is in New York, Boston or back here in Washington DC! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
Written December 31, 2019
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Kinosao
Portage la Prairie, Canada147 contributions
One day wonder...ful!
Dec 2019
Everything went smoothly from meeting in front of the Capitol Building to getting on the bus. Our guides and driver were all excellent and provided so much history, background and insight into the sites we saw. Let us off the bus at the end of the tour in the midst of many restaurants and recommendations of the same. I highly recommend this tour. Good value for the money spent!
Written December 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We set a high bar for ourselves to leave our guests with a wonderful and unique experience. It's always nice to hear that we delivered on our promise. We hope to see you again soon. Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours
Written December 11, 2019
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B9981JBkelly
4 contributions
Entertaining and interesting
Dec 2019 • Friends
Our tour guide Chris provided very entertaining commentary throughout our tour. Everyone was engaged and having fun. They stay at each venue just the right amount of time. At the Vietnam memorial he helped one of the veterans on the tour find the name of an old friend. It sent everyone into tears but was so moving. I highly recommend this company.
Written December 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We appreciate the great feedback! Chris delivers an very passionate yet informative tour! We know how sentimental it is to find a love ones name on the wall! It means a lot to hear that he assisted an guest so that they were able to embrace that moment. Thank you for your kind words! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours
Written December 11, 2019
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Safari240490
7 contributions
Steve White
Nov 2019 • Couples
Wow! Wonderful money spent on this tour. Tracie and Jo were our guides and they are top notch! They made this trip so enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour
Written November 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the great feedback. We are delighted that you had such a great tour with Tracy & Joey. They do their very best each day to ensure our customers have a memorable and enjoyable experience it really is our people that set us apart as the best tour in town we hope you will tour again with us soon! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
Written November 19, 2019
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John T
Wharton, NJ41 contributions
Great tour to see a lot in a short period of time
Nov 2019
In just about 5 hours, we were able to see an amazing number of places. Staff was great with a lot of knowledge and very friendly. I would certainly recommend this tour.
Written November 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the feedback, at USA guided tours we aim to make your experience the best possible. We pride ourselves in providing the best customer service that we possibly can and that we were able to go the extra mile to ensure everyone's experience was pleasurable. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review!! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
Written November 19, 2019
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finsr
Nashville, TN64 contributions
Best of DC Including US Capitol, National Archives Reserved Access, White House and Lincoln Memorual USA Guided Tours
This was an outstanding tour. Our tour guide, Nick, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and glib. His life experience from growing up in DC was clearly obvious. Absolutely fabulous and well worth the money.
Written November 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nick is one of the best tour guides in the city, with him being a DC native along with his passion for history allows him to provide an experience that is unmatched. He enjoys sharing hidden facts and giving each of our guests a personal connection to Washington DC. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
Written November 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Excellent
Dion was our tour guide and he was so informative and kind. He really knew his history!! Ali was our driver and he
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DC after Dusk great tour
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Open top convertible bus is the way to tour
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Monuments are beautiful at night
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Best ever DC Tour
We were a party of 4 with 2 of us using walkers when we first arrived in DC. Very quickly we realized we needed a w
Brookfield_SH
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Great Monument Tour!
Our guide Dion was super, gave us so much information about history it was like taking a class (but fun). The stops
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What a day!
We just returned to National Harbor after an amazing tour of DC! After many visits to our Capital, we decided to do
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A little disappointing…
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DC Tour Pandemic Style
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Tip Your Cap to Mr. Map!!
My wife and I have been to DC multiple times and always feel like we are missing so much. We decided to give a guid
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Worth the Money
It was so impactful to see the monuments and beautiful architecture lit up at night. The guide (Ms Brittany) was so
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Outstanding Experience
Nick was the best as our guide, so knowledgeable and quite witty, he kept all of us entertained. I would recommend
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Perfect Tour
It was AMAZING. I’d do it again and again and again. John, the tour guide, is walking encyclopedia. Thomas, the dri
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Amazing tour Must have in DC
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Best way to see DC!!
Wow wow wow!!! Edgar was AMAZING!! We were given a great amount of time at each of the sights, and with there only