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Arlington Cemetery Private Tour
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Arlington Cemetery Private Tour

By DC Military Tours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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from
$395.00
per group (up to 6)
from
$395.00
per group (up to 6)

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Duration:
4h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer free pick-up and drop-off at lodging points within downtown Washington, DC, National Harbor, MD, Arlington County, VA, or the City of Alexandria, VA.
  • Airports:
  • Ronald Reagan National Airport, 2401 Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25828P12

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

A note from Arlington Cemetery Private Tour
  • Guide has received the second dose of the Pfizer COIVD-19 vaccination along with the booster.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Arlington Cemetery Private Tour?
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Arlington Cemetery Private Tour cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Arlington Cemetery Private Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Arlington Cemetery Private Tour?
Arlington Cemetery Private Tour is hosted by DC Military Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact DC Military Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Arlington Cemetery Private Tour on Tripadvisor

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: 25828P12

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Arlington National Cemetery
    Stop: 4 hours
    Sample Itinerary (assuming a 0800 start): 0800: Pick up at lodging or agreed meeting point. 0800-0820: Transit 0820-1130: Arlington Cemetery Tour:  Discover how the cemetery got its start and some not so well known history.  Observe portions of a full military honors funeral.  Experience Arlington with all five senses.   Visit the grave of a favorite notable or loved one.  Tour a not well traveled part of the cemetery and observe silence and serenity. 1130-1200: Transit to agreed drop off point. More details: • Meeting location: Agreed Location within Alexandria City Limits, Arlington County, or District of Columbia (Washington City). • Most of the tour is out of doors so dress appropriately for the season. Early morning (0800 or 0830) start recommended. • End location: Agreed Location within Alexandria City Limits, Arlington County, or District of Columbia (Washington City). • Location options: Address or Intersection upon Traveler's request, Airport, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building upon Traveler's request, Rail or Bus Station • Transportation Method: Private SUV (2017 Buick Enclave) to and from the cemetery. There's an option to employ the public trolley on the cemetery grounds if guests are mobility limited.  We will see more if we tour afoot.  Touring afoot is hilly and about 2.75 miles or 4.4 km.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Best tour ever!!!
Tom was very impressive with his knowledge about every memorial we saw. Halfway through the tour i was patting myse
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Highlight of our DC family trip
On our last day in DC, we spent our morning with Tom going to Mount Vernon. Tom is a wealth of information, friend
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Quantico in detail
We went to the museum at Quantico. Tom had encyclopedic knowledge of history. Our focus was WWII. Excellent.
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What a GREAT tour!!!!
Anyone visiting Washington DC for the first time should book this super informative tour. Tom was so knowledgeable
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Ambition Achieved
This was one of five experiences we had with Tom Schultz from DC Military Tours and this one fulfilled an ambition
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Excellent tour and dog was welcome.
We scheduled a walking tour in Alexandria for our family of 8 and our dog. It was terrific! Tom knew a ton about th
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Wonderful Experience!
We had an all-day tour of the monuments as well as Arlington National Cemetery. My family is relatively new here in
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Excellent
Tom is very knowledgeable on the history and personality of Alexandria. Wonderful day walking around the sites in s
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Wonderful Washington DC Monuments Tour
We had a wonderful tour of the Washington Monuments with Tom Schultz. Our group of four elderly women totally enjo
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Fantastic Tour of Gettysburg
Booked a tour to Gettysburg and was very favorably impressed with Tom's knowledge about the three day battle there.
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DC - Custom Tour - Excellent!
Great experience! Tom did a great job telling us the history of each monument during out trip. I took my Vietnam
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Interesting Stories of History
Tom did a wonderful job of adapting the tour to the interests of my 11-year-old son. He filled the day with intere
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Fascinating Tour!
Booked this as a birthday excursion for my husband as he enjoys American history. He loved it and I found out I do
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Great personalized experience
Tomas was great. Really personalized the tour for us. Loved small anecdotes he told about George Washington. He rea
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Colin H
Looe, UK389 contributions
This was one of five experiences we had with Tom Schultz from DC Military Tours. As other reviewers have said, Tom has an extensive knowledge of the National Cemetery and walked my wife and I around, pointing out the key internments and monuments and giving plenty of background and context. The Guard change ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns was as moving as you would expect and Tom's knowledge of the details of the ceremony was excellent. We also stopped at the Marine Corps memorial at the end of the tour.

Tom is much more than a tour guide. He is a historian who also has the knowledge and experience of a 20 year Navy veteran. On a practical level he picks up from your accommodation and drops you back at the end of the tour (that said, on this occasion, he kindly dropped us in Georgetown).

Tom's knowledge is extensive as you would expect. That said, his superpower, if you like, is the ability to pitch and flex your experience to exactly what you are interested in. In Arlington he will seek out areas or individual burials for you. For us he took us to some of the less visited areas of the cemetery where the Civil War and First War burials are and where the USCT lie. Tom doesn't necessarily follow a set route or script, he's too good for that, and he will 'call an audible' if he thinks a stop somewhere would be interesting for you as his listens to your questions and comments.
Tom's enthusiasm for history is obvious and somewhat infectious, and this makes him a perfect guide. We would highly recommend DCMT to anyone.
Written May 29, 2022
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dcmilitarytours
Colin and Allison, Thank you for your kind review. I was glad that we were able to make some discoveries together in Arlington. I had not had a chance beforehand to visit the few Commonwealth graves from WWII at the Cemetery so I was pleased we could share that experience. The 'roads less traveled' at Arlington always lead to a more thorough and intimate experience. As I may have mentioned, it would take three days to see all of Arlington. On your future return trip, we can see more intimate areas of the Cemetery that we did not cover this time around. Our new friendship is important to me. Please come back soon. - Tom
Written June 26, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pam N
2 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour experiences with Tom, beginning with his providing transportation literally from doorstep to tour site and back for our group of 4. He was prompt, polite and cordial in manner. Since these were walking tours, Tom’s “pace” was relaxed; he always made sure we were in great vantage points for viewing and/or sidestepping tour delays from same site crowds. He demonstrated considerable knowledge about each tour, through his painting colorful stories about the people and grounds of each tour in a quite detailed, yet conversational style that was easy to follow. Tom readily responded to our questions(spontaneous, or from Tom’s own requests) in a thoughtful and comprehensive manner. As a result, we learned considerably about the facts and story lines for these particular American histories which we had not previously known, or just barely known.
We highly recommend booking a tour with Tom.
Written May 12, 2022
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ThankfulMomTraveler
Tennessee53 contributions
Family
The 3-hour private tour we took with Tom from DC Military Tours was off the charts fantastic. As is usually the case with private tours, we could have NEVER done, seen, and experienced all we did with Tom on our own. No way. Tom knows SO much history. Plus, he knows where everything is in Arlington National Cemetery. EVERYTHING! He’s also great at maneuvering through the school groups and tour buses. Our teen son absolutely loved this tour, and so did my husband and I. We were so very impressed with Tom and DCMT, that we’ve already decided when we do WDC, we will book Tom for as much as we can. Highly recommend this tour. You won’t regret it, and you totally get beyond what you pay for.
Written March 29, 2022
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Extraordinary801152
6 contributions
Couples
Money well spent! Tom picked us up at our hotel. He then gave us an excellent historical tour of the cemetery. Tom has an extensive knowledge and background on the subject. He did not rush us at all and answered all of questions patently and politely.
Written March 28, 2022
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dcmilitarytours
Even on the coldest day of the year, I was happy to guide the four of you through Arlington. Thank you for the kind review. Safe travels back to East Texas. Tom
Written March 30, 2022
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Brandon D
1 contribution
Tom Schultz provided a private tour for my family on a wonderful February morning. He provided exceptional personalization of the tour to all members of my family. His knowledge and expertise were remarkable. He made this a very special experience for my two young boys (12 and 11) and it was an memory we will all treasure. Thanks Tom! We can't wait for our next tour.
Written February 21, 2022
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dcmilitarytours
Brandon, Thank you for your kind review and for sharing your family with me at Arlington. I'm glad we got to experience the cemetery on a fine winter weather day. Best wishes and I look forward to seeing you again on a return trip to Washington. - Tom
Written February 23, 2022
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Kim M
2 contributions
Couples
We had 2 private tours with Tom and he did an amazing job. We were incredibly impressed with his knowledge of each site we visited. He was very patient with our mobility issues and went out of his way to accommodate every need we had. He tailored each tour specifically to the interests of each one of us in our group. We were also so thankful for the additional insights he gave us into other things we “must see” while in DC. Our visit to DC was an experience my family will cherish due to Tom’s insights and guidance!
Written July 9, 2021
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dcmilitarytours
Kim, I’m so glad you trusted your parents to my care and that the days proceeded as planned. Thank you for your trust and patronage. I’m glad your folks first trip to DC was memorable. Tom
Written July 13, 2021
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Christopher P
Colorado Springs, CO2 contributions
Family
Tom was a wonderful guide. Insightful, knowledgeable, patient, and personable. We couldn't have asked for a better guided tour. On a side note, we had two young adult children on the autism spectrum and Tom did an extraordinary job helping them be able to participate and protected their dignity throughout the entire tour. It was truly above and beyond.
Written June 19, 2021
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Steve S
1 contribution
Just wrapped up a private Arlington cemetery tour with Tom for our family of five kids. We are a family of runners, so we were anxious to see it all by foot. Tom was great with the kids, very knowledgeable, and mindful of little feet that eventually wanted to give out. This is a great way to see the cemetery…would highly recommend!
Written June 22, 2021
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ginascott101
Wake Forest, NC2 contributions
Paul Sullivan lead our group. Fantastic tour filled with historical facts and fun side stories. Highly recommend for all ages.
Written July 3, 2022
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Holly W.
2 contributions
Family
Best tour of Arlington I’ve ever had. We covered a lot of ground and learned a lot! Mr. Schultz really takes the time to gear the tour around his customers interests and/or requests.
Written March 6, 2022
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