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DC Highlights Tour
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DC Highlights Tour

By USA Guided Tours
Recommended by 97% of travelers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 3-99, max of 55 per group
Duration: 4h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury tour bus
  • English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)
  • Taxes
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - White House


Start:
  • 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
    US Navy Memorial Plaza
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6349P27

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 3 years
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6349P27

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    • 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
      US Navy Memorial Plaza
    • Pass by
      United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
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      Pass by
      U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
      Jefferson Memorial
      Korean War Veterans Memorial
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    • USA Guided Tours
      7,126
      United States
      Joined in April 2014
    • Explorer06541716898
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Take this tour!
      Traveling to DC with my 13 year old niece. It’s her first time visiting and we wanted to see all of the monuments at night. Our tour guide and bus driver were great! (Elvis and Mr. Parker). My niece says they were very nice and very funny and she’d give them an 11 out of 10! They kept us moving and in front of the bigger crowds. Plenty of water available and even a poncho if it rained. At the end, Mr Parker was kind to drop us all off at or near our hotels. I’d highly recommend this tour. Elvis shared a lot of interesting info along the way. Well done gentleman!
      Written June 14, 2024
    • N001363
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must do the moonlight tour
      Rachelle was a fantastic tour guide! I went solo as I was on a business trip and it was a fabulous way to experience DC. I’d recommend the moonlight tour to everyone.
      Written June 14, 2024
    • Odyssey21430399063
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour to see all.
      Great tour saw everything, tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and witty. Driver was very friendly and helpful. The bus was clean and theu supplies plenty of water. Instructions were always cleat and precise. But it was the tour guide who made the trip so enjoyable.
      Written June 14, 2024
    • gaylec789
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend
      Worthwhile use.of time to see variety of key sites. Paul Sullivan was informative and a great resource! Air conditioned bus was helpful on a warm day.
      Written June 14, 2024
    • Darrian R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      the best DC tour duo
      Alecia and Chris were quite the duo, I would come back to experience this again because they made it so fun. Alecia is a wonderful driver, conquering the streets of DC and Chris is a super knowledgeable history buff with a bubbly personality. Alecia kept us hydrated with cold water and they were very attentive.
      Written June 14, 2024
    • Venture54445739965
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An informative tour w many stops!
      We went on Sunday June 9, 2024. Pride was going on so Kris, our bus driver had to switch up the order to avoid road closures as the day progressed. Our guide, James didn't skip a beat, knowing the city so well and informing us of attractions even if they were in a jumbled order. James had so many suggestions along with his wealth of knowledge that touring other sites after this tour was a cake walk. James is a great tour guide! Also, pack a lunch, waters, and sun block to save yourself money, time, and sunburn.
      Written June 13, 2024
    • brianmU114YH
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour but not enough time for lunch.
      Everything was great except there wasn’t enough time for us to order and eat lunch before the boat tour left. Tour guides were friendly and informative.
      Written June 13, 2024
    • xraypro94
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience for the family
      Family went on the tour and realty enjoyed the experience. Sam was our tour guide and did a phenomenal job. The driver was excellent too. I wish I could remember her name. Appreciated Sam for keeping everything on time too.
      Written June 13, 2024
    • michaelh75
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An Excellent Experience - Highly Recommend
      My wife and I took this tour last week. It was simply wonderful. Plenty of time at each stop. The bus was great to cool off in and thank you for the many bottles of water. The best part of this tour was our tour guide Nick. He was amazing with his knowledge of history throughout the tour and discussed many, many sights along the way. The bus driver was great navigating the many turns of the DC area. We highly recommend this tour period. Again thanks to Nick for making this day special.
      Written June 13, 2024
    • 702JohnB702
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great DC experience
      This was one of the best things we did in DC. Our guide was a lot of fun and very knowledgable. It was a great way to see the city from a different vantage point. I would do this again if I go back.
      Written June 12, 2024
    • GrandTour47586075003
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Night time jn WDC
      Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and kind. Loved the open-air van. Great way to see a lot in a short period of time
      Written June 12, 2024
    • tamaraf204
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Tour to See Washington DC
      This tour was incredible. The staff was very friendly and our guide so knowledgeable on DC history and of course the monuments. The bus was practically new and very comfortable. Be prepared for some walking and climbing steps at the monuments to get the best views and photos.
      Written June 12, 2024
    • margaretkX844SO
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Private DC tour
      We had a private tour with Evan. He was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and fun to know. We had easy access to all the sites visited and could move at our own pace. We would absolutely recommend Evan and the tour of DC memorials and highlights.
      Written June 11, 2024
    • clamdigger1952
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      African-American Tour cancelled on Us. Better be fully refunded.
      My tour was cancelled due to not enough people signed up. It was the only day we could go. I’m waiting g to be refunded our money. We were extremely disappointed.
      Written June 11, 2024
    • O7515EImaryc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent way to see all the monuments in the evening hours
      So fortunate that we had such an excellent team to help us tour all the monuments. Our driver, Tanya was excellent in transporting us around to the sites and even helped us all take group pictures. Thomas was such a great guide, recounting all the pieces of history associated with each site and included extra human interest stories associated with each one… and his jokes were actually funny as well!! I would highly recommend this company for Quality of the guides, the efficiency of the tour, the comfort of the bus and the well thought out itinerary.
      Written June 11, 2024
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    Pat T
    Cream Ridge, NJ11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021
    We were very fortunate to have been driven by Thomas and informed of historical information by guide Alicia on our DC highlights tour. Thomas is a careful driver, concerned for the safety and comfort of the participants, especially the senior citizens. He was exactly where he said he would be at precisely the time given, reminded everyone to take a water to hydrate (it was a hot day, hooray for A/C).

    Alicia is a store-house of knowledge of DC. In addition to giving us loads of information, answering all of our questions, Alicia shared stories of growing up in DC, being a student on 9/11 and what that meant to her and her family. Without any hesitation, we recommend you take this tour and hopefully get the same team of driver and guide.
    Written June 27, 2021
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    Aaron H
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022
    The guides were ok, and the tour was good overall. My only complaint was being required to wear a mask. No where else (including this very same company, two nights earlier- on the dusk tour) requires masks. I don’t understand why this one single bus tour did?!?! This isn't a stance on COVID or safety.....it is simply a question of inconsistency. Why does one USA Guided Tour not require masks, and then the next USA Guided Tour says its mandatory. Likewise, why would any USA Guided Tour require masks when they are no longer required at any of the memorials, public transit, etc....
    Written June 8, 2022
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    Gary B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021
    We had been to DC several times before but had never taken a tour. We took the 6 hour tour and are glad we did. On our own, we could never have visited the number of sites we saw today as attempting to walk from one end of the mall to the other takes forever. Nick was our guide and Ali was our driver. Nick has a great voice and a series of jokes that make the tour even more interesting. He has detailed information about sites and people and history we had never heard of before, and he swears it is all true! The boat ride was nice and slow and gives a look at the area from the perspective of the river which we had not seen before and which can't be seen by car. To add to the convenience, we were picked up and dropped of at our hotel by the tour bus. This is a very time and cost effective way to see DC.
    Written May 11, 2021
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    Thank you for the kind words Gary! We are thrilled you had an enjoyable tour with Nick and Ali. They are two of our best and always deliver a great experience for our guests. We will pass along your compliments, hope to see you again soon. Safe journeys. Thanks, Elizabeth
    Written May 14, 2021
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    TBFries
    Fuquay-Varina, NC2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    We took our volleyball team on the highlight tour during our trip to D.C. for a 3 day tournament. We were able to schedule a bus tour which was perfect because it was February and it was cold! It was nice to be able to be on a heated bus and make stops to get off, see monuments, and take photos. Nick was our guide and he was not only very knowledgeable with history of the monuments and historical figures such as past presidents, he was very funny! Tracy was our driver and she greeted us with a song. It was a 3 hour tour that was perfect for our group of 12. Thanks Nick and Tracy!
    Written March 5, 2020
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    We are thrilled you had an incredible experience with Nick and Tracy! They are the best Tour Guide and Driver duo in the city and we are honored to have them apart of our team. Nick delivers a very informative tour however his twist of humor and appreciation for our beautiful city. With Tracy's careful and up-close driving skills you are able to see all of the treasures our city has, leaving you with a memorable impression of Washington DC. Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review! Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
    Written March 8, 2020
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    Lily V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Friends
    I took my best friend on the DC Highlights Tour today and it was amazing!!! Curtis the driver and Alicia the tour guide were delightful. They were kind, respectful, and funny. It was 96 degrees today but Alicia and Curtis made sure everyone stayed hydrated by providing us with COLD water bottles. Alicia also provided everyone with information on each site and gave everyone enough time to take pictures and walk around. This is definitely the best tour I have been on in a while and I recommend DC Highlights tour for anyone who wants to view popular attractions in DC and have a good time. Thank you Alicia and Curtis for making this experience memorable for us :)
    Written June 30, 2021
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    Dave-n-Gina
    Sindangan, Philippines9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021 • Couples
    Our driver Nick was outstanding , he knew the history and story of each landmark we visited along with the history of Washington DC . My wife and I are glad we took this tour . We had lots of time for photos and the boat ride that took us down the Potomac was relaxing. We highly recommend this tour company to anyone visiting DC. Note: due to the pandemic a lot of DC is not fully open yet, but that did not take away from our tour. We really enjoyed it . Great job guys( and gals)
    Written May 7, 2021
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    Good Morning, We appreciate the great feedback, we work hard to ensure each of our passengers has an awesome tour experience and to hear we are doing a great job means a lot. Nick is a fantastic guide, as you saw and we are very proud of him; hope we will see you again soon we will save a seat for you! Safe Travels, Elizabeth
    Written May 8, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Barbara M
    Tyler, TX2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Family
    The tour guide jiona was excellent… the trip was a lot of walking but the bus was well cold when we would arrive back. We saw everything in a timely manner. Wear comfortable shoes again there will be lots of walking.
    Written June 30, 2021
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    Ray
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021
    This trip was just what we needed, we were very happy with it and the driver/tourguide, Dion C. Price.

    Dion Price was a very experienced and professional; tour guide, very knowledgeable and well versed on it appeared everything about Washington DC, he was AMAZING.

    Thank you Mr. Dion Price
    Written June 9, 2021
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    Stephanie P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Friends
    Dion was a wonderful tour guide, who shared an incredible amount of information with us as we joined him for a 4 hour DC highlight tour. The tour provided a nice balance of on and off the bus time, and made stops at some familiar and new to us places. We would highly recommend Dion and his company for reliable, informative and entertaining time spent in DC. The open air bus which picked us up at our hotel added another plus!
    Written October 26, 2021
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    NickNina
    Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021
    We only had a day to spend in DC and we didn’t want to walk all day long. USA Guided Tours made it convenient and accessible while not breaking the bank.

    They were accommodating with our schedule (our train from Baltimore was delayed so they allowed us to move our tour to the next day with no penalty) and were super helpful in answering any questions we had.

    Dion Price, our Driver/Tour Guide was AMAZING! Not only was he professional and courteous, he was funny, knowledgeable, and very patient with us as we were consistently the last guests back to the bus at every stop.
    Written October 30, 2021
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