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DC Highlights Tour provided by USA Guided Tours

DC Highlights Tour
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Recommended by 97% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6349P27
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini coach
  • English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)
  • Taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - White House
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • US Navy Memorial Plaza, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini coach
  • English-Speaking Live Tour Guide (on and off the bus)
  • Taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - White House
Departure details
  • US Navy Memorial Plaza, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No food allowed on buses (snacks are fine!)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    US Navy Memorial Plaza
    701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
    701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
  • 1
    U.S. Capitol
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    White House
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    National World War II Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Jefferson Memorial
    Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • 5
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
158 reviews
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Aaron H
6 contributions
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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C443UK
1 contribution
Our family took a DC Highlights tour and had a wonderful time! Tony drove us safely around the city and Nick was a fantastic tour guide! He’s a DC native and you could tell he’s passionate about his job - he was a wealth of information and mixed in lots of fun facts and jokes. The tour was a nice balance of walking and driving, and kept my young kids entertained. Plenty of bathroom breaks along the tour and we were even given a bottle of water about midway through. The bus was clean and air conditioned, and the group was a nice size. We’d definitely recommend booking with this company and would use them again when we travel to other cities.
Written March 23, 2021
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USAGuidedTours
Good Morning, We are thrilled you had a great experience with two of our best team members Nick & Tony, it is feedback like this that makes us number one. Thank you for the opportunity to share our fine city with you, we hope you'll visit again soon. Best Regards, Elizabeth
Written April 22, 2021
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Pat T
Cream Ridge, NJ11 contributions
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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Gary B
2 contributions
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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USAGuidedTours
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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Stephanie P
1 contribution
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, CA1 contribution
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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Lily V
1 contribution
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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Roberta S
1 contribution
I booked the DC Highlights Tour while I was attending a business meeting during the week and wanted to get the most out of my short stay.

From the online booking and tour arrangements (had to make last minute changes) to the tour day, I found all the staff professional, accommodating and service-oriented. Chris our guide and Rahel our driver were attentive to the groups' travel and information requests and at the same time, ensured we travelled to each of the tour-described destination in a timely, uncrushed manner.

Really enjoyed Chris' stories and appreciated his insights and knowledge behind at the sites visited. It made for a very worthwhile day and very much worth the price.

I would definitely use US Guided Tours again. This is the level of service I would expect, and very much appreciate!

Thank you Chris and Rahel!
Written February 17, 2020
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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 with Chris and Rahel. They work hard to make sure that each of our guests leaves with more knowledge and appreciation for our Nation's Capital. I'm sure they will be pleased to hear how special they made your trip. Thanks again for the great review and 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 March 1, 2020
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James O
2 contributions
My wife and I booked the half day tour and when we were picked up there was only one other person on the tour. Our tour guide Edgar was outstanding! He provided a great narrative of buildings, streets, and monuments. He walked the National Mall, although it was cold, with us and even took photos for us. I really appreciated he stopped Before the memorials to explain its significance instead of talking while people reflected...He even got upset there were people riding bicycles through the Korean War Memorial - justifiably so.It is apparent Edgar loves this country and his city. I would highly recommend a tour with this company and especially with Edgar.
Written January 28, 2020
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Thank you taking the time to share with us! Edgar is one of the best tour guides in the city, he is able to deliver his personal background in a way that puts you right there with him. He truly enjoys sharing his experiences and giving each of our guests a personal connection to Washington DC from a different view. We will be sure to pass along your comments to him . Safe Travels, USA Guided Tours ­
Written January 29, 2020
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Barbara M
Tyler, TX2 contributions
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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Take tha great guided tour!
Absolutely wonderful. Learned facinating facts from our very knowledgebly guide, Christopher, that I didn't even k
TravelingChick53
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Fabulous Tour
This was one of the best tours I have been on anywhere. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the name of the tour guid
Stuart L
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Great tour with Nick
The tour guide Nick is so knowledgeable the tour was amazing. Ask him a question and he knows the details behind th
55monaj
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Knowledge
The whole trip was awesome. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave information that I was unaware of, havi
Sheila S
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Favorite DC Experience
This tour turned out to be our favorite part of our visit to DC. Our tour guide, Christopher, was so knowledgeable
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Great tour of Washington DC
Our 6 hour tour of Washington was great! Chris was really funny and very informative. Thomas navigated us to each
gonzo591
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Great evening tour of DC
Just finished our tour with Christopher. What a great experience. He was knowledgeable about all the locations, mix
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Wonderful Washington tour with Dion
We had a wonderful tour of DC with Dion. He is one of the best tour guides we have ever had. He was very enterta
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DC Expedition
Great commentary, loved how she connected sites visited. The Potomac boat ride was a nice break from all the walkin
Dawn L
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Visited a lot of sights in one day
We enjoyed hearing about Washington DC from our guide, Brittany. She did an excellent job and was very friendly! We
Happiness507956
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Great
We enjoyed the trip to DC city and all the history sculptures. The guide was well informed and we got some history
Brent S
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Washington DC Tour
We really enjoyed seeing the highlights of the various monuments and memorials of Washington DC. Our Tour Guide, C
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Well worth it!!
This tour was amazing! We traveled from monument to monument in an air conditioned bus and learned all about the hi
laurabLolq
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Relaxing Tour
Wonderful relaxing dusk tour of all monuments on the National Mall. Upgraded to open top bus which was well worth t
Ilonav161
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Good tour
This full day excursion was really good organized by USA guided tours. BUT don't think you enter the Capitol as yo
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