Bus tours in Washington DC

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Bus Tours in Washington DC

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3 hours
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6 hours
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4 hours
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4 hours
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4 hours
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  • dah343
    Morris County, NJ3 contributions
    Excellent tour. Our tour guide/ driver (Charles) did a fantastic job. Very informative. The tour included visits to several different sites.
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • samueldan2018
    Lawrenceville, GA13 contributions
    The tour started and finished on time; we were offered, water bottle for every stop (when we got off and got on). The guide was knowledgeable and explained a lot in short span of time. Potomac river cruise was good (we grabbed lunch and get into the cruise as it had tables and chair). The tour had time to see only the backside of the white house (there is not enough time to walk to the front and get back to the group).

    We walked (and for some portion rented electric scooter) to monument, World War2, Lincoln memorial, Korean war memorial, white house, etc., at night as well (to see DC in night)

    For those who want to see DC on your own, you can download app (e.g., Lime) and book electric scooter (this you can pick and drop in several places) or rent bike to see the places on your own pace.
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • Kimberly W
    1 contribution
    Sebastian was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. He adjusted our tour when the walking portion became too much for my mother and still ensured we had a fabulous time.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Lorraine L
    1 contribution
    The tour was worth it! So glad we chose the half-day bus tour. A whole day would have been too much. The AC in the bus saved us from the summer heat & humidity. The driver have interesting facts about the monuments. The teens weren’t too excited so I think adding interesting anecdotes about the monuments or past presidents would have helped peak their interest.
    Written July 13, 2022
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  • alexbarreras
    Madrid, Spain207 contributions
    We arrived to Washington and realized that we didn’t have nor time neither knowledge enough to visit the city in 1 day. TripAdvisor did show this tour and we didn’t hesitate. We booked it at 11:30pm and 9h later we were starting the tour. Nick was great, the explanations were comprehensive and interesting. We visited most of the spots, missing just a couple of them that we did the next day by ourselves. Totally recommended. 5 stars!
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • Madonna
    1 contribution
    We did the open-top night tour and it was perfect. The buses are very nice, comfortable, and only fit about 10 people. Our tour guide and driver Brittany was amazing. So kind, funny, and extremely intelligent. She knew things you would never learn if you were to go see the different attractions yourself. One benefit to the night tour is that it was the perfect temperature and just such a neat experience to see the monuments lit up at night.
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • HMom2
    Detroit, MI110 contributions
    Taking a bus tour to Mount Vernon was a good idea. We didn't have to worry about parking or anything and our tour guide gave us some great information along the way. The estate itself was good, the view was spectacular.
    Written August 5, 2022
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  • micbur999
    2 contributions
    Overall it was a good trip. Didn’t start out great, as the tour bus was over 30 minutes late which left us and everyone else standing in the heat. Once the bus showed up we were all greeted by nice cold waters and an air conditioned bus. The rest of the tour was lovely, it was a hot humid day in DC so being able to come back to a nice cool bus after visiting the sites was wonderful. Our tour guide was Zuma who was very knowledgeable and funny.
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • Jean N
    North Fort Myers, FL2 contributions
    We took the 4 hr tour wit Deon as our tour guide, very informative and Brian as our driver he did a great job. The tour was to the memorials.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • Michelle R
    Scottsdale, AZ7 contributions
    Excellent tour. We visited memorials that other tours skip. The guide was very knowledgeable and fun. Comfortable seating with seats that reclined.

    If you only do one guided tour in DC, go on the African American History Tour!

    P.S. We would love additional tours, like a U Street tour, Georgetown tour, culinary walking tour, etc.
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • Adam F
    8 contributions
    Amazing guide and driver. Chris was extremely friendly and hospitable. Very casual yet informative with excellent insights into the history and legacy of DC and it's monuments
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • Shirish B
    4 contributions
    Its a very good Tour to cover most of the destinations in 4 hours with less walking. Guide was very knowledgeable and gave a very informative tour. My family loved it. Its worth the cost.
    Written July 24, 2022
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  • Ude E
    Munster, IN3 contributions
    ii was a nice and informative tour. The audio feed was sometimes choppy but for the most part we could hear the narration clearly. The only disappointment was the 15 minutes allotted to stop at the Lincoln Memorial. I feel that the time is inadequate for anyone to climb the numerous steps, get a quick picture and make it back on time. 20-30 minutes, perhaps? Aside from that, the night tour is a nice way for visitors to see Washington in general at night, and the tour guides were friendly and professional.
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Mary M
    3 contributions
    We woke up at 4:30am for the 6:30am departure of our Washington DC tour from Williamsburg. Our first stop was at a large mall near the Pentagon for a quick bite to eat and restroom break. Next was Arlington Cemetery where we took a walking tour to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and saw the changing of the guard ceremony. Our guide, Matt, was pleasant and informative. A trolley ride was available for a fee, but you had to do a lot of walking in 90+ degree weather to stay with the group. We managed, but some older folks in the group were struggling a little. We also stopped at the Lincoln Memorial, Capital Building, FDR Memorial, Korea Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Marine Core Memorial, and White House. We got a 2 hour break to roam on our own. We got to see the Natural Science Museum, which was awesome. The bus had an issue with the ac in the latter part of the tour, but they managed the situation flawlessly without inconveniencing the guests. We got an extra shopping stop while we waited for a replacement bus. Overall, it was a long, fun-filled, informative day. This was the perfect way to see DC in a day! No way we could have seen all this on our own in one day. Highly recommend!
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • Escape720892
    16 contributions
    During the main, bus, tour, Sally was a great tour guide. She really knows the history and deep background of the people and places on the tour. Chris was a careful driver who thankfully kept the ice chest loaded with water for a hot and humid day.

    The morning tour guide, Brenda, gave us a highlight walking tour of Arlington Cemetery with a changing of the guard ceremony. She made sure we got in position for the best views and photos. It was not intended to be a comprehensive tour, but it gave us enough to start so we know what to look for when we go back.

    The boat tour was OK, but I would rather have heard Sally narrate the boat ride rather than listen to the very basic information from the recording. I'm honestly not sure the boat tour added anything special to the DC experience.
    Written August 2, 2022
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